Rethink Shul.

Follow the magic—come explore endless possibilities in Jewish life through our innovative and ground-breaking musical approach to all things Jewish.

and see what everyone’s talking about!


Next Services—Pesach
This is how to celebrate freedom!

First days
Shabbat, April 20 / Sunday April 21

Last days:
Friday, April 26 / Shabbat, April 27 (Community Yizkor)

No registration/ticket required to attend this service.

Cantor Simon Spiro and the amazing Toronto Festival Singers lead us in the most superb a cappella musical Pesach morning davening. There is no service like this anywhere!

Music. Meaning. Inspiration.
We meet at Bialik
2760 Bathurst Street
9:00 – 11:30 AM
but come when you can…

9:00 – 9:30 AM The “Begin-yan”—a 30-minute introduction minyan to davening for people who are beginners.

Time to sell your Chametz

and The Song Shul can do that for you!

Click here to download form.

January 2020 Caribbean Cruise

Join Cantor Simon and Aliza for a musical Jewish heritage tour of the Caribbean!
Singing, laughter, meaning, ship-board programs and island events just for our Community in Harmony!

Details here

Siddur Fundraising Project!

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: 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.

Save the date for
Jerusalem Swings!

A Gala Celebration for Yom Yerushalayim
Special Musical Guests


It’s a high-energy night of great musical entertainment featuring an international array of stars from Israel, the USA, and Canada:
Vocal Jazz Legends The Manhattan Transfer
Our own Simon Spiro
JUNO-nominee Wendy Lands
The Canadian All-Star Swing Orchestra
Direct from Israel: The Jerusalem Jazz Connection
Cinematic footage from the award-winning Jerusalem IMAX Movie
City of David Dancers
Children’s Chorus
Surprise Guest Stars

Ticket details coming soon, but for now
Sunday evening, June 2
7:30 PM at the Winter Garden Theatre

Fabulous sponsorship opportunities are available for you to become a Patron of the Arts as you support The Song Shul. Contact for more sponsorship details.

Presented for Jewish Music Week in partnership with Canadian Friends of Hebrew University

Exciting ongoing programs at The Song Shul!

Many Lives, One People
Wednesday, April 24th: PERU
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
Monday, May 6: IYAR
12:00 – 1:00 PM

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

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

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sundays at 11:00 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
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Speakers at The Song Shul

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.

Click to read The Importance of Dissent: What the Supreme Court of Canada Learned from this Week’s Torah Portion, Ed Prutschi’s Staccato Sermonette for Mishpatim.

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)
Yism’chu Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers
Refa’eynu (Song for Healing) Cantor Simon Spiro