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Every night of Chanukah with The Song Shul!

8-8-8 Broadcast
8 nights. 8 minutes. 8 o’clock PM.

Candle-lighting with Cantor Simon and Aliza
Chanukah songs
Different musical guest every night

on The Song Shul’s YouTube channel

Click here on Saturday night to watch and enjoy Night Seven. Special musical guest: Jazz pianist and Music Director of The Manhattan Transfer, Yaron Gershovsky!
This episode is generously sponsored by Rosette Rutman & Stephen Abrams acknowledging the conclusion of back-to-back Kaddishes for Ella and Abraham Rutman z”l, and by Charles & Lynne Simon in honour of Cantor Simon and Aliza Spiro

Click here to watch and enjoy Night Six (early 4:00 PM start time because of Shabbat). Special musical guest: Amy Sky!
This episode is generously sponsored by Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn honouring their children Noah Venn-Mitchell, Grace Venn-Mitchell, Madeleine Venn-Mitchell, Ari Zagdanski

Click here to watch and enjoy Night Five. Special musical guest: Canada’s First Lady of Soul, Jackie Richardson!
This episode is generously sponsored by Lewis Mitz and Wendy Posluns in honour of Randy & Risa Masters and their 4 grandchildren, and in honour of Howard & Cindy Orfus and their 3 grandchildren.

Click here to watch and enjoy Night Four. Special musical guest: Broadway star Chilina Kennedy!
This episode is generously sponsored by Michael Gary & Roz Zisman in honour of Kaia’s first birthday and Liv’s coming birthday in February

Click here to to watch and enjoy Night Three. Special musical guest: Gabi Epstein, Canadian musical theatre star!
Third night is generously sponsored by Fern Matlin and Brendan Hanna, in honour of their nine grandchildren.

Click here to watch and enjoy Night Two. Special musical guests: Annie and Sylvie Jurecka Wolkstein
Second night is generously sponsored by Marvin and Carole Sherkin, in honour of the 80th birthday of Israel Ravid, the father of their son-in-law, Pini.

Click here to watch and enjoy Night One.
First night is generously sponsored by Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn, in honour of their granddaughters, Chloe Blake Zagdanski and Ella Charlie Zagdanski,
and by David and Miray Granovsky, in honour of their children, and the birthdays of their daughter, Brooke, and son, Joshua, during Chanukah.

One of your prayers has been answered: Live Shabbat services are back!
(Join us for the rest of your prayers)

Next Shabbat Service
December 4, Parshat Miketz
Shabbat Chanukah

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Shabbat experience, as we incorporate the sound and spirit of Chanukah into our davening. Cantor Simon and the Toronto Festival Singers provide the harmonies as we add another dimension to our prayers!
Note: All music at The Song Shul is a cappella. No instruments are played on Shabbat or Yom Tov.

Seating is limited for our Shabbat services, so registration is required and, at this point, is only open to members of The Song Shul.
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For everyone’s safety and ease of mind we are naturally ensuring social distancing, and all attendees must wear masks. Anyone attending must submit in advance proof of double vaccination. Send to (If you sent us your vaccination proof for the High Holy Day services, we have it on file.)

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Musical Jewish Heritage Adventures with Cantor Simon & Aliza!

Coming back in the New Year!
News coming soon. . . .

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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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Shabbat with The Song Shul!

Our renowned music-themed Shabbat services are back, featuring Cantor Simon and the Toronto Festival Singers. Pre-registration is required for admission.
Click here for details.

Can’t wait until Shabbat?
Eager to sing along to Shabbat songs?

Enjoy The Song Shul’s Shalom Aleichem Series or the Adon Olam Series on The Song Shul’s YouTube channel!

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

Alef-Bet Challenge
Sunday mornings
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon

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)
Cantor Simon Spiro