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High Holy Days 5783 (2022-2023)


It’s the YEAR OF LIVE, and we’re excited to be able to once again offer our magnificent High Holy Day services, LIVE and IN-PERSON with these special guests!

Rosh Hashanah Guest Musical Artist


Broadway Star of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, JC Superstar, and Paradise Square

Rosh Hashanah Guest Speaker


Former Canadian Ambassador to Israel, Writer and Founder of Israel-based media enterprise, Former lawyer in Toronto.

Yom Kippur Guest Speakers


Founder & CEO of ISRAEL-is. One of Israel's "30 Under 30" most influential figures, selected by Forbes Magazine


Director of Strategy at ISRAEL-is. Former Senior Advisor to Israel's UN Ambassador, Gilad Erdan

Yom Kippur Guest Musical Artist


Amy is a multi-Juno nominee and multi-SOCAN winner


Recording Artist and Finalist on CTV's The Launch

High Holy Days Teen Leaders


Both born and raised in Toronto, Kevin and Ilana have been involved in Jewish informal and formal education and programming for most of their lives. Ilana has led three Birthright Israel trips and has been involved in many other Jewish and israeli advocacy programs on campus with Hillel and Aish. Ilana currently teaches at a private jewish girls high school in North York. Kevin studied in Yeshiva Lev HaTorah in Israel after high school and has volunteered with Chai Lifeline Canada for five years. Kevin currently works for a Hi-Rise real estate developer. The two of them are very excited to guide The Song Shul teens through innovative and fun programming during the High Holy Days!

Cantor Simon and Aliza Spiro guide us into the New Year with our fast-paced, relaxed, meaningful and unforgettable services. The Toronto Festival Singers provide the Signature Sound of The Song Shul, with a cushion of beautiful harmonies for our prayers. Aliza offers explanations throughout, completing this one-of-a-kind High Holy Day experience!

Coming with your kids?
We have babysitting for tots, children’s programs for the children, teen programs for teens, inspiration for all!
Children are invited to march in the Torah parade, and invited up close to hear the shofar.
And of course, there’s always The Song Shul Sticker Station to keep their eyes and hands occupied while they sit and listen to the beautiful music of the service!

Here's everything else you need to know!

Where’s it happening?

George Weston Recital Hall, The Meridian Arts Centre (formerly known as the Toronto Centre for the Arts)

We’re back in the elegant and beautiful George Weston! Perfect acoustics, comfortable seats, and plenty of space for you to sit with your family or bubble members, but socially distanced from others. Start your Rosh Hashana mornings there with our complimentary coffee & pastry. End your Yom Kippur fast there with our complimentary juice and cookies for a sweet new year!

When? What time?

Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday, September 26th, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Tuesday, September 27th, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Kol Nidre, Tuesday, October 4th, 6:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Yom Kippur Day, including Yizkor, Wednesday, October 5th, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Yom Kippur Mincha 4:30 PM
Yom Kippur Ne’ila 6:00 PM (Fast ends 7:37 PM)  

Complete schedule will be emailed to members of The Song Shul and ticket-holders.


Our Rosh Hashanah services will begin with the Torah reading. 
For Shacharit, you are welcome to daven at home or join Cantor Simon for Shacharit at 8:15 AM.

Our Yom Kippur daytime service will begin with the Torah reading.
For Shacharit, you are welcome to daven at home or join Cantor Simon for Shacharit at 8:45 AM

Our Livestream link will be sent to members before Rosh Hashanah. The stream will be set up for you to click before Yom Tov begins and it will carry through automatically for both days. No one needs to use electricity on Yom Tov.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The link you receive will be a one-time use link and can not be shared. 

Masks are optional but encouraged. For those wishing to sit with only other masked guests, the balcony will be a “Masks Only” section.

Anyone is welcome to purchase individual tickets for specific services. Tickets are $180 per service, and every ticket-holder will also receive a link to the livestream of that particular service.  Click here to purchase.

Note: If, after experiencing our renowned service, you decide that you would like to join The Song Shul, the cost of your ticket(s) will be applied to membership within 30 days of the High Holy Days.

In addition to hearing the shofar during the morning services, The Song Shul will have a special outdoor Shofar-Blowing on Monday, September 26th, and Tuesday, September 27th. Feel free to join us outside of the Meridian Arts Centre at 12:45 PM. (The service finishes at 12:30 but we allow time for people to exit carefully.) The shofar is loud so you can easily hear the blasts even while keeping your distance.

If you have your own prayer book, please bring it. We will also have copies of the Silverman machzor available at each service for 1-day use. There is no chance that what you touch will have been used by someone else the previous day.

Easy! First, make sure you’re a member in good standing for the new year 5783 (2022-2023).
Click here to join as a new member.
Click here to renew your membership (and Welcome Back!).  Registration links will be sent to you directly.

Contact us – The Song Shul has the friendliest and most helpful team you can imagine!
Phone: 416-789-0999 (9:00 AM – 12:00 noon)
Leave a message anytime or if the lines are busy Email Matt, our General Manager, at