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December 17 – Chanukah Melodies Shabbat! 

On this special Shabbat we get ready for Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with favourite Chanukah melodies incorporated into the davening. It’s festive, it’s exciting, it’s Chanukah Melodies Shabbat!

Anyone can sing a prayer to another melody, but at The Song Shul it’s a whole new world! Cantor Simon leads us all while the vocal arrangements of the Toronto Festival Singers provide an incredible cushion of harmonies for our prayers. It’s like singing with a full orchestra — you’d never believe it’s a cappella.

This one-of-a-kind Shabbat experience is filled with musical prayer and inspiration. No two services are the same!

 

We meet at Bialik
2760 Bathurst

9:30 AM Torah Service, including the children’s Torah parade (those wishing to daven Shacharit are invited to join Cantor Simon at 9:10 AM)
10:30 AM Musaf, featuring favourite Chanukah melodies 
11:30 AM Chanukah Kiddush

2022-2023 – YEAR OF LIVE AT THE SONG SHUL!

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It’s the 2nd Annual
LAWRENCE PLAZA
CHANUKAH EXTRAVAGANZA!

FREE!
Community Candle-lighting
Surprise Musical Guest Stars
Live Swing Orchestra
Food and Fun for the Entire Family

 

Sunday, December 18th
6:00 – 6:45 PM
Lawrence Plaza (corner of Bathurst & Lawrence)

 

 

JOIN THE SONG SHUL TRAVEL CLUB
Musical Jewish Heritage Adventures with Cantor Simon & Aliza!

Get ready for London UK in August 2023
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Enjoy The Song Shul’s Music Videos!

Two in Love on Tu B’Av – an original song for the most romantic day of the Jewish calendar

Torah Torah – Cantor Simon and many of The Toronto Festival Singers get together virtually to sing one of the favourite signature songs from The Song Shul repertoire

Love Letter to Jerusalem – In honour of Jerusalem Day, Cantor Simon and Aliza perform this tribute. Over 35,000 views!

Here’s why everyone is flocking to The Song Shul: A Community in Harmony

  • Cantor Simon Spiro and the fabulous Toronto Festival Singers
    You’ve never heard anything like it
  • Davening in-the-round
    So easy to sing with us
  • A compelling and to-the-point Staccato Sermonette
    If you don’t hit oil after 8 minutes, stop boring
  • The whimsical Torah Bubble Parade
    You saw it here first!
  • Music Mini-yan
    For little ones
  • The Shabbat Starbucks Coffee Lounge
    For not-so-little ones
  • Best kiddush in town!
    Seriously…everyone sticks around
And much more!
We meet two Shabbatot a month, plus all festivals.
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The Choirs Are Back! 

It’s not too late to sing with us.  Thursday is Choir Night.  Try the first rehearsal for free!

Downtown Sound (Children’s Choir) 4:30 – 5:15 PM

Special Voices 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Uptown Sound 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Exciting ongoing programs at The Song Shul!

Many Lives, One People:
Growing up Jewish Around the World
One Wednesday evening each month
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
1st Monday of the Hebrew month.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Uptown Sound adult choir
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Yad Squad Torah Reading
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Special Voices choir for adults with disabilities
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Downtown Sound children’s choir
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:15 PM

Alef-Bet Challenge

Mondays & Thursdays
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Brush Up Your Siddur
Sunday mornings
10 – 11:00 AM

Lively Learning with Cantor Spiro
Sunday mornings
11:00 AM – noon

Listen to some of our music

Mi She’asah Nissim (Blessing for the New Month)
Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers (in concert)

Yism’chu
Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers

Refa’eynu (Song for Healing)
Cantor Simon Spiro6December 3