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Did you hear it through the grapevine? It’s Motown Purim at The Song Shul!

The only Musical Interactive Megillah in Toronto!

Our fast-paced Megillah reading is followed by the crazy musical re-telling of the story with our Motown singalong! No one does it like this!

Hosted by Cantor Simon & Aliza Spiro
Live Professional Band “The Motown Guys”
Powerhouse vocalists, Juno-nominee George St. Kitts and Lorraine Lawson, vocal coach from The Launch
Lyrics projected on Giant Screen
Great Prizes for Costumes (seriously, GREAT prizes!)
Extra activities for younger kids
Cash Bar
Costume theme: MOTOWN of course! (Use your imagination!)

$20 includes refreshments
Kids under 13 FREE!
Teens 13 – 17 $10
Click here for tickets!
Online sales have ended. Tickets available at the door.

7:00 PM
Rinx Entertainment Centre
65 Orfus Road, Toronto

Next Shabbat Service – March 23
Sephardic Shabbat!

No registration/ticket required to attend this service.

Our tradition of themed Shabbat services continues as Cantor Simon and the fabulous Toronto Festival Singers lead a Shabbat davening with new a cappella arrangements of exotic Sephardic melodies! From Spain to Portugal to Morocco and beyond – come celebrate Shabbat with the musical sounds of our Sephardic heritage! The signature sound of The Song Shul has never been so exotic! You will be entranced by this most unique experience!

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.

Night of Cruise Memories

Come hear reflections and memories

shared by the travelers from this past January’s Song Shul Caribbean Cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette.

If. . .

(a) you want to learn more about what the cruisers experienced and felt
(b) you want to witness our wonderful Song Shul camaraderie (it really is a Community in Harmony!)
(c) you’re considering being part of the January 2020 Song Shul Caribbean Cruise with Cantor Simon and Aliza

Then. . .

join us for this laid-back, friendly, intimate, and enlightening evening!

Monday, April 8th
7:30 PM
Contact for location.

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

  • 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.

Be part of The Song Shul’s Women’s Pesach Seder!

Sunday afternoon, April 7th

Aliza Spiro leads Toronto’s first WOMEN’S SEDER, shining new light on the Pesach experience.

Song-filled and jam-packed with exciting insights about the contribution of women to the story of the Exodus.

This. Changes. Everything.

Save the date to add new meaning to the way you and your family experience Pesach!

Details coming soon.

Exciting ongoing programs at The Song Shul!

Many Lives, One People
Wednesday, March 27th
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
Monday, April 8, 2019 at noon

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

Lively Learning with Cantor Spiro
Sunday mornings in March
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