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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!


Jerusalem Swings!
Tickets now on sale!

A Gala Celebration for Yom Yerushalayim
Special Musical Guests


It’s an explosive, interactive, 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

Sunday evening, June 2
7:30 PM
Winter Garden Theatre
189 Yonge Street

Click here to purchase tickets
Or phone 416-872-1212

Save some additional charges by purchasing tickets in person at the box office

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

Next Shabbat Service — May 25
Parshat Behar and our Musical Cottage Send-off

Guest speaker, novelist Joyce Wayne
author of Last Night of the World

This Shabbat Cantor Simon and the Toronto Festival Singers feature happy springtime melodies and a special musical tribute to cottage owners who are beginning their season!

Join us for Music, Meaning, Inspiration, and a Very Happy Shabbat Morning

No registration/ticket required to attend this service.

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.

Membership News!

Join or renew your Song Shul membership and pay in full before June 30 to enjoy last year’s membership rate!

Just announced! Service dates and Shabbat music themes for 2019-2020! Click here for the exciting details.

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

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
Wednesday, June 5: BELGIUM
with Willy Halpert “Hidden Child of the Holocaust”
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
Meeting date for the month of SIVAN, Monday June 10, falls on Shavuot. Instead of Rosh Chodesh Group, come to The Song Shul to hear Aliza bring The Book of Ruth to life!

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!

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.

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