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High Holy Days 5779 (2018-2019)

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 pre-fast banquet!

Services conducted by Cantor Simon Spiro
Featuring the exquisite a capella harmonies of the Toronto Festival Singers
• Riveting Guest Speakers
• Exciting discussion groups for teens, university students, and young adults
• Children’s musical programming and activities
• Babysitting available
• Guided Laughter & Relaxation for the New Year with the ever-graceful Lauren Tatner
• Complimentary Rosh Hashana Coffee Lounge

Members will receive a more comprehensive schedule with complete High Holy Day details

Rosh Hashana

Erev Rosh Hashana
Sunday night, September 9
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 10
Tuesday morning, September 11
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:
The Honourable Linda Frum
Member of the Senate of Canada
Guest Speaker 2nd Day:
Paul Godfrey
President and CEO of Postmedia Network

Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre Tuesday night, September 18, 7:00 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, September 19, 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.

Guest Speaker:
Shai DeLuca-Tamasi
TV Personality, CAMERA on Campus Israel Education Ambassador

Mid-day break 3:00 – 5:00 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 5:00 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:
Dr. Brian Goldman
Author of The Power of Kindness

Special Musical Guests join Cantor Simon and the Toronto Festival Singers in musical segments for Yom Kippur

Amy Sky
(Kol Nidre Night)
Mark Masri
(Yom Kippur Day)

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

Tickets for individual services

Members may purchase tickets at any time for their visiting guests.
Non-members may purchase tickets for individual services beginning on August 20th, subject to availability. Click here to buy your ticket now.

• 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.