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High Holy Days 5780 (2019-2020)

The Song Shul’s High Holy Days services are celebrated in the spectacular Toronto Centre for the Arts. Join us as we create a holy space and share the most beautiful services you’ve ever experienced! For those wishing to stay nearby, The Song Shul has arranged a special Hotel & Kosher Meal Package at the Novotel next door. Or sign up to join us just for our Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Banquet!

Services conducted by Cantor Simon Spiro
Featuring the exquisite a capella harmonies of the Toronto Festival Singers

Members: Check your mailboxes for your High Holy Day package with all of the exciting details.

Rosh Hashana

Erev Rosh Hashana
Sunday night, September 29th
5:45 – 6:30 PM
This short and sweet intimate musical service will start your year right, and get you home in time for your Rosh Hashana family dinner!

Rosh Hashana Days
Monday morning, September 30th
Tuesday morning, October 1st
8:10 AM – 12:30 PM
It’s the birthday of the world! We celebrate in song, so join us and you will be forever changed!

Guest Speaker 1st Day:
Barry Avrich
Canadian film director, film producer and author
Guest Speaker 2nd Day:
Dr. Anna Goldenberg
SickKids’ first-ever chair in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence
Rosh Hashana speaker discussions facilitated by
Mark Masters
The Sports Network

Yom Kippur

Pre-Fast Banquet Tuesday, October 8th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Click here to register.
Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet pre-fast buffet meal with your friends, expertly prepared by TWO13 Kosher Food Design. Then stroll leisurely next door to the Toronto Centre for the Arts for Kol Nidre. No cooking, no clean-up, no rushing. The only thing to think about are your prayers!

Kol Nidre Tuesday night, October 8th, 7:00 – 9:15 PM.
The music of this moving service is exquisite, and you will be touched and transported spiritually. Hard to explain—when you’re there, you’ll understand.

Yom Kippur Day Wednesday, October 9th, 9:00 AM
An unforgettable, uplifting and introspective musical Yom Kippur, including Yizkor as you’ve never heard it or felt it. Sing with us, and let the music and message of this day transform you.

Mid-day break 3:00 – 4:15 PM
Stay with us for camaraderie, friendship and peace, as well as a discussion on forgiveness and a rejuvenating Guided Meditation – the perfect Yom Kippur for A Community in Harmony.

Mincha & Ne’ila 4:15 PM
A sensational and powerful end to an empowering day. Before the gates close, be there to lift your voice and be part of the magic of The Song Shul.

Guest Speaker Yom Kippur Day:
Sue-Ann Levy
Author & Investigative Columnist
Guest Speaker Yom Kippur Ne’ila:
Julian Brass
Founder & Former CEO of Notable Life
Author of Own Your Anxiety

Special Musical Guests join Cantor Simon and the Toronto Festival Singers in musical segments during the service:

Chilina Kennedy
Broadway Star of Beautiful and The Band’s Visit
1st Day Rosh Hashana
Amy Sky
Legendary Canadian Singer/Songwriter
2nd Day Rosh Hashana
Noa Vlessing
Toronto’s Newest Pop Sensation
Featured on The Launch
Kol Nidre
Micah Barnes
Billboard Chart-Topping Vocalist (The Nylons)
Yom Kippur Day

We do everything without instruments, but you’d never believe it to hear it!

Tickets for individual services

Individual tickets subject to availability.
Click here to purchase.

• Rosh Hashana Day 1: $180 per person
• Rosh Hashana Day 2: $180 per person
• Two days Rosh Hashana: $360 per person
• Erev Rosh Hashana: Free with purchase of Rosh Hashana Day 1 or Day 2
• Erev Rosh Hashana: $100

• Kol Nidre: $180 per person
• Yom Kippur day: $180 per person
• Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Day: $360
• Ne’ila: Free with purchase of Yom Kippur Day
• Ne’ila: $100
Please note: When purchasing individual tickets for individual services children are not free, regardless of age. Children of members, however, are free until the age of 18. Before purchasing individual tickets for your family, you might wish to consider membership.

We offer many ways for you to get involved in making The Song Shul YOUR shul. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to make your High Holy Days experience more meaningful. The Song Shul welcomes your ideas, requests and suggestions! To speak to someone directly, please call 416-782-8124.