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It’s a new year of The Song Shul’s renowned themed Shabbat morning services.
Anyone can sing prayers to a special melody, but at The Song Shul we bring it to a whole new level. 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. This is an entirely new Shabbat experience.

Ethiopian Shabbat
Parshat Chayei Sarah, November 23
Exotic and authentic Ethiopian melodies to celebrate the Jewish Ethiopian holiday of SIGD — now an official festival on the Israeli calendar!
Guest Speaker: Eric Gertner

Chassidic Shabbat
Parshat Vayetze, December 7
Celebrating the exciting sounds of Eastern Europe from the great Chassidic dynasties!
Guest Speaker: Guila Benchimol

No tickets or pre-registration required to attend these two services.

We meet at Bialik
2760 Bathurst
9:00 – 11:30
but come when you can!

JOIN THE SONG SHUL TRAVEL CLUB – Info Sessions in November
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!
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
Italy Info Session (RESCHEDULED BECAUSE OF WEATHER): Monday, November 18th at 7 PM. Contact for location.

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!

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sundays at 11:00 AM
plus a weekday or evening to be determined by the class

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

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

Yad Squad Torah Reading
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Beginning November 14

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 19

Downtown Sound children’s choir
Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Beginning November 19

Special Voices choir for adults with disabilities
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Beginning November 19

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

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