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Shavuot at The Song Shul – Lots Going On!

Thursday night, May 25   Tikun Leil Shavuot Study
THIS is how you want to learn!

Erev Shavuot is historically when Jewish people around the world stay up all night studying Torah and Jewish subjects. Join us for exciting late night learning and cheesecake at the home of Cantor Simon and Aliza. No previous experience necessary. This is a chance to learn, laugh, think, and share your thoughts.

You’re welcome to come to one, two, or all three sessions:

10:15 PM Assemble Get comfortable, get acquainted, get ready for a fantastic Shavuot!
10:30 PM Session #1 The Book of Ruth, taught and brought to life by Aliza. Why do we read it on Shavuot? What does it have to do with us today? A great book, a short book, with new discoveries every time you read it. If you haven’t read the Book of Ruth with Aliza, you haven’t read the Book of Ruth!
11:15 PM Break #1  Cheesecake & Tea
11:30 PM Session #2: Clouds and Fire on the Mountain: Why the Special Effects? Learning and discussion led by Cantor Simon
12:15 AM Break #2 Cheesecake & Tea
12:30 AM Session #3 How To Talk to G-d: The Secret Language Unlocked. Learning and discussion led by Cantor Simon and Aliza

Click here to register for Tikun Leil Shavuot

Friday morning, May 26
1st day Shavuot (Members Only)
Atrium Shavuot with the Toronto Festival Singers!
Members of The Song Shul are invited to this special Shavuot morning davening in the Spiro Atrium, featuring the TFS in the Gallery with the signature sound of The Song Shul!

10:00 AM Hallel (Those wishing to daven Shacharit are invited to join Cantor Simon at 9:30 to help make a minyan for those saying Kaddish)
11:00 AM Musaf including fabulous Shavuot music
12:00 PM Kiddush  Festive and delicious, featuring the Shavuot superstar – Cheesecake!

Click here to register for Atrium Shavuot morning service

Shabbat morning, May 27
2nd day Shavuot / Community Yizkor

We meet at Bialik for our exquisite musical and uplifting Shavuot service, including our renowned Community Yizkor. All welcome. 
10:00 AM Hallel (those wishing to daven Shacharit are invited to join Cantor Simon at 9:45 to help make a minyan for those saying Kaddish)
11:30 AM Community Yizkor
12:00 PM Festival Kiddush

No registration required. All welcome to Community Yizkor!



Shabbat afternoon, 2nd day Shavuot, May 27

Hey, Kids!  Bring your moms and dads, bubbies and zaydes, and join Cantor Simon and Aliza in their garden for ice cream*, songs, and games — all to celebrate Shavuot!

4:00 – 5:30 PM

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*non-dairy popsicles also available

Musical Jewish Heritage Adventures with Cantor Simon & Aliza! 

We look forward to once again sharing music, stories, and the history, culture, and Jewish connections of England and Scotland. Join us on this one-of-a-kind journey. We can’t wait to share an unforgettable experience with you!


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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

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!

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.
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The Choirs Are Back! 

It’s not too late to sing with us.  Thursday is Choir Night.  Try the first rehearsal for free!

Downtown Sound (Children’s Choir) 4:30 – 5:15 PM

Special Voices 5:30 – 6:15 PM

Uptown Sound 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Exciting ongoing programs at The Song Shul!

Many Lives, One People:
Growing up Jewish Around the World
One Wednesday evening each month
7:00 – 8:00 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 – 6:15 PM

Downtown Sound
children’s choir
Thursdays 4:30 – 5:15 PM

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sundays & Wednesdays
7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

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

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)
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