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It’s a new year of The Song Shul’s renowned Shabbat morning services and an entirely new Shabbat experience. Our special music-themed Shabbat services this year have included Leonard Bernstein, Remembrance Shabbat, Ethiopian Shabbat for Sigd, Chassidic Shabbat, Broadway Shabbat, and our powerful Cantorial Classics Shabbat. It’s a full year filled with musical prayer and inspiration!

Neil Sedaka Shabbat
Parshat Tetzaveh (Zachor), March 7
The Song Shul celebrates Neil Sedaka’s birthday with great chart-topping melodies throughout the davening. So many hits. .  . how will we ever decide which to use?  YOU can help! Send us the names of your five favourite Sedaka tunes.  The most requested will be featured at the Neil Sedaka Shabbat service.
February 25th is the deadline  to submit to
Pre-registration is required for this service.
Registration for Song Shul members begins February 24.
Registration for non-members begins on March 2.

Click here to register.

Anyone can sing prayers to a special melody, but at The Song Shul we bring it to a whole new level. 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.

We meet at Bialik
2760 Bathurst
9:00 – 11:30
but come when you can!

Musical Jewish Heritage Adventures with Cantor Simon & Aliza!

Cantors Assembly Historic Mission to Italy

June 22 – July 2, 2020
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Italy with Cantors from around the world. Concerts, touring, and daily sessions with renowned Professor Stephen Berk. Details here
Contact for location.

Save the dates to join our future musical journeys:
October 25-29, 2020 New York City
January 2021 (exact dates TBA) Cuba
July 26-August 5, 2021 England
October 23-November 8, 2022 China

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. Click here for more information.

Exciting ongoing programs at The Song Shul!

Many Lives, One People:
Growing up Jewish Around the World
One Wednesday evening each month
February 26: HOLLAND!
7:00 – 8:00 PM

New Program: Lo Levad (“Not Alone”)
Support group for people with family members who suffer from mental illness.
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
1st Monday of the Hebrew month.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Next meeting Shvat: Monday, March 2, 2020

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 – 6:30 PM

Downtown Sound children’s choir
Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sunday mornings
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon

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

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

Siddur Fundraising Project!

Coolest gift ever: Honour your parents, children or friends by having their names on a permanent page in the special Song Shul edition of the Koren Siddur! Click for details.

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 Spiro