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SHAKE IT UP AT THE SONG SHUL!

Thanks for helping The Song Shul shake it up on Sukkot with our famous Lulav Parade.
Join us now to finish the holiday season:

Gorgeous musical Hallel
Shmini Atzeret Geshem prayer with vocal “raindrops”
COMMUNITY YIZKOR (11:10 AM)
Simchat Torah celebration with our once-a-year whimsical Royal Musaf
Children’s Music Mini-yan
Yom Tov Starbucks Coffee Lounge
Best a cappella service in town!

Shabbat Chol HaMoed – Saturday, October 19
Shmini Atzeret & Community Yizkor – Monday, October 21 (Yizkor at 11:10 AM)
Simchat Torah – Tuesday, October 22

Celebrate our Simchat Torah Honourees on October 22:
Kallat Torah, Pamela Kenley
Chattan Breisheet, Benjamin Shindman

We meet at Bialik
2760 Bathurst
9:00 – 11:30 (or 11:45 on Shmini Atzeret)
but come when you can!

Leonard Bernstein Shabbat

We’re kicking off the new year of musically-themed Shabbat services. Join us on Shabbat Breisheet as we celebrate the melodies of the great American Jewish composer of West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, and more!

Next Shabbat, October 26
Bialik, 2760 Bathurst
9:00 – 11:00 AM

JOIN THE SONG SHUL TRAVEL CLUB
Musical Jewish Heritage Adventures with Cantor Simon & Aliza!

2nd Annual Song Shul Caribbean Cruise

January 3 – 10, 2020
Singing, laughter, meaning, special ship-board programs and island events just for our Community in Harmony!
Prices go up September 13th. Details here

Cantors Assembly Historic Mission to Italy

June 22 – July 2, 2020
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Italy with Cantors from around the world. Concerts, touring, and daily sessions with renowned Professor Stephen Berk. Details here

Save the dates to join our future musical journeys:
October 25-29, 2020 New York City
January 2021 (exact dates TBA) Cuba
July 26-August 5, 2021 England
October 23-November 8, 2022 China

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!

These programs will resume after the autumn Chagim, so save the dates:

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sundays at 11:00 AM
and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
Beginning November 3

Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
1st Monday of the Hebrew month. 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM Beginning November 4

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

Yad Squad Torah Reading
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Beginning November 7

New Program: Lo Levad (“Not Alone”)
Support group for people with family members who suffer from mental illness.
Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM
Beginning November 12

Downtown Sound children’s choir
Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Beginning November 12

Special Voices choir for adults with disabilities
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Beginning November 12

Many Lives, One People:
Growing up Jewish Around the World
One Wednesday evening each month.
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Beginning November 20

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

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

Siddur Fundraising Project!

Coolest gift ever: Honour your parents, children or friends by having their names on a permanent page in the special Song Shul edition of the Koren Siddur! 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