MUSIC-THEMED SHABBATOT at THE SONG SHUL!
We’re getting ready to bring you The Song Shul’s renowned Shabbat morning experience pre-recorded, to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home!
Anyone can sing a prayer to another melody, but at The Song Shul it’s a whole new world! Cantor Simon leads us all while the vocal arrangements of the Toronto Festival Singers provide an incredible cushion of harmonies for our prayers. It’s like singing with a full orchestra — you’d never believe it’s a cappella.
Our past special music-themed Shabbat services have included
Leonard Bernstein Shabbat to commemorate the yahrzeit of a great Jewish American composer,
the moving Remembrance Shabbat each November,
Ethiopian Shabbat for the Israeli-Ethiopian festival of Sigd,
our always-lively Chassidic Shabbat,
Broadway Shabbat, our spiritual tribute to the Great White Way,
our powerful Cantorial Classics Shabbat,
exotic Sephardic Shabbat,
nostalgic Yiddish Theatre Shabbat,
Neil Sedaka Shabbat to celebrate the birthday of a favourite Jewish American songwriter,
Neil Diamond Shabbat to celebrate another musical icon,
the crowd-pleasing Israeli Shabbat,
our super popular Pop Shabbat for Father’s Day (featuring the music of ABBA),
It’s a one-of-a-kind Shabbat experience, filled with musical prayer and inspiration. No two services are the same!
Information about upcoming services will be emailed. Join our distribution list to receive regular updates on staying connected.
Discover 5781 at The Song Shul! (Click to read more)
Aaaaaand. . . .The Song Shul in the News! Read about us in
The Toronto Star and
Niv, the newest contemporary Canadian Jewish magazine
Subscribe to The Song Shul’s new YouTube channel Click HereFrom 20 episodes of The Shalom Aleichem Series to the Love Letter to Jerusalem (35,000+ views) and the history-making High Holy Day Radio Broadcast, there is so much to hear as you enjoy the signature musical sound of The Song Shul!
Enjoy The Song Shul’s Music Videos!Two in Love on Tu B’Av – an original song for the most romantic day of the Jewish calendar
Tatenyu – the beautiful song by Kenny Karen, presented by Cantor Simon for Father’s Day
Torah Torah – Cantor Simon and many of The Toronto Festival Singers get together virtually to sing one of the favourite signature songs from The Song Shul repertoire
Love Letter to Jerusalem – In honour of Jerusalem Day, Cantor Simon and Aliza perform this tribute. Over 35,000 views!
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Musical Jewish Heritage Adventures with Cantor Simon & Aliza!
Cantors Assembly Historic Mission to ItalyThis trip has been cancelled for 2020. Stay tuned for details about rescheduling for future. Due to the current pandemic, the following trips have been put on hold. Please check back for news of the new dates of our 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
We meet two Shabbatot a month, plus all festivals.
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Get ready for Shabbat with
Each week for 20 weeks during the shutdown, Cantor Simon and Aliza introduced a different melody for Shalom Aleichem followed by musical highlights from Kabbalat Shabbat. Perfect musical moments before Shabbat!
The Shalom Aleichem Series
Exciting ongoing programs at The Song Shul!
Due to COVID-19, some of these programs are currently suspended, and others are taking place through Zoom. Contact info@songshul for more information.
Many Lives, One People:
Growing up Jewish Around the World
One Wednesday evening each month
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Lo Levad (“Not Alone”)
Support group for people with family members who suffer from mental illness.
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM
Ladies’ Rosh Chodesh Group
1st Monday of the Hebrew month.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Uptown Sound adult choir
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Yad Squad Torah Reading
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Special Voices choir for adults with disabilities
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Downtown Sound children’s choir
Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:45 PM
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Brush Up Your Siddur
10 – 11:00 AM
Lively Learning with Cantor Spiro
11:00 AM – noon
Listen to some of our music
Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers (in concert)
Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers
Cantor Simon Spiro