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 Shabbat service, Parshat Vayigash
December 15: Broadway Shabbat!

Special Guest Speaker:
Noah Weisberg, star of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
It’s Willy Wonka himself at The Song Shul!

Please note: Due to space limitations, entry to this service for members and non-members requires a “Golden Ticket.” Register for your complimentary ticket here

Anyone can sing a prayer to the melody of a showtune. 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 song this Shabbat?! Now’s the time to submit your requests for your favourite Broadway show or song. Cantor Simon & the Toronto Festival Singers will incorporate the top-winning melodies into our traditional davening!
Click here to submit your request.

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
10:45 AM Broadway Musical Musaf and Special Guest

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!

Join The Song Shul’s Caribbean Cruise January 2019! Details here.

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
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at noon

Musical Wellness Experience
with optional Guided Laughter & Relaxation
Tuesday, January 15 at 8:00 PM

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

Let’s be on the same page!

The Song Shul does not have enough prayer books to accommodate the enormous crowds who join us at each Shabbat service. As a result we currently read from three different siddurim. But not for long! The Song Shul Special Edition Siddur is in the works. Our two leading sponsors—Steeles Memorial Chapel and Ron Lustig & Naomi Himel—have generously kicked off our Siddur Drive. Be a part of this mitzvah. Celebrate a simcha or commemorate a yahrzeit with a meaningful donation to our Siddur Drive. Contact to discuss 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)

Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers

Refa’eynu (Song for Healing)
Cantor Simon Spiro