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January 19, Shabbat Shira: NEIL DIAMOND SHABBAT!

On this Shabbat of Song, we celebrate the music of American music legend, Neil Diamond!

Due to space limitations, entry to this service for members and non-members requires a (free) ticket.
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Note: Priority is given to Members. Become a member to guarantee entry to our renowned Shabbat services.

Anyone can sing a prayer to the melody of a popsong. The difference at The Song Shul is Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers with their new exciting a capella vocal arrangements. It brings a whole new dimension to the sound of our prayers!

Want to hear your favourite Neil Diamond tune on Shabbat Shirah?! Now’s the time to submit your requests for your favourite song by this legendary Jewish pop songwriter. Cantor Simon & the Toronto Festival Singers will incorporate the top-winning melodies into our traditional davening!
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Music. Meaning. Inspiration.

We meet at Bialik Hebrew Day School
2760 Bathurst Street (at Viewmount)
9:00 – 11:30 AM

but come whenever you can. . .
9:45 – 10:15 AM Children’s Music Mini-yan, followed by the Torah Bubble Parade

The celebration continues: Cantor Simon & TFS Unplugged!
Free Community Concert for Shabbat Shirah

You’ve heard them in shul.  Now see them as never before!
Pop, Broadway, Opera, Comedy—it’s the party pieces that you’d never expect!
Fresh from their southern tour, Simon and the TFS pull out all the stops for this super entertaining musical event.
Saturday evening, January 19th
8:00 PM
Concert at Bialik
2760 Bathurst  
Reception following.

Click here for tickets.


Let’s be on the same page! The Song Shul is getting ready to purchase a special Song Shul edition of the Koren Siddur. Our two leading sponsors—Steeles Memorial Chapel and Ron Lustig & Naomi Himel—have gotten us started. Now it’s your turn! Celebrate a simcha or commemorate a yahrzeit with a meaningful Siddur donation. Click for details.

Here’s why everyone is flocking to The Song Shul

  • 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
Next session: SWEDEN! featuring Sydney Braun and his son Jonathan
Wednesday, Jan 30th
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at noon

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sundays at 10:30 AM
and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

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

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

Special Voices choir for adults with disabilities
Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Click to read Fighting for What Matters, Senator Linda Frum’s Rosh Hashana sermon at The Song Shul, as published in the Toronto Sun

Click to read Comments on Pittsburgh from a Jewish Diasporic Millennial, Tiphaera Ziner-Cohen’s November 17 sermonette at The Song Shul, as published in The Times of Israel.

Who else has spoken at The Song Shul? Click here to find out!

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)

Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers

Refa’eynu (Song for Healing)
Cantor Simon Spiro