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City Shul Salon Series

In January 2024, Adult Education introduced “Salon Series”. In this series, you can join fellow City Shuler's for original talks to feed your Jewish soul. 

Please click HERE for upcoming events, plus some information on past events.

These events are for members only.

Adult Education presents - Dinner Conversation with David Sax, author of "Save the Deli", at Pancer's Original Deli - March 20, 5:30 to 8 PM

Join fellow City Shul’ers for dinner, conversation, and memories at Pancer's Original Deli, which was established in 1957.

David Sax, author of “Save the Deli” and a member of City Shul, will lead a conversation about delis, food, and changes in Jewish cuisine over the last 100 years.

David is a writer, journalist, and the author of five books, including the international bestseller "The Revenge of Analog", and "Save the Deli", every opinionated Jewish pastrami fan’s favourite.  His articles on culture, business, and yes, Jewishness, have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, Tablet, and dozens of other publications.

Event Details:

The event will begin at 5:30 PM sharp. David will begin his talk at this time, and then we will all order our meals, with plenty of time for shmoozing, reminiscing and then, schmoozing some more :)

What's for Dinner?

Each person will order their dinner meal individually. Beverages and any additional items, plus any gratuities must be paid for separately. The estimated cost per person is approximately $25, depending on what you order.

The menu offers several dairy/vegetarian options.

The kitchen serves both dairy and meat options. As this is a City Shul event, we ask you to refrain from ordering bacon, shellfish, or milk with meat together (i.e. cheeseburger, so that everyone's comfort is ensured.

Note that our commitment to Pancer's is based on each individual ordering a complete meal (go ahead, eat only half your sandwich, and save the other half for lunch the next day - we won't tell :)

Click HERE to see their full menu.

Members only. There is no cost to attend to event - the only cost is your personal meal. The event is limited to 20 people, so please check your calendar.


The restaurant is walker accessible and has an accessible washroom.


Parking - in the lot, street parking on side streets, just west of Bathurst

TTC - Bathurst Station (Bloor and Bathurst) - Bathurst 7 northbound. Pancer's is on the west side of Bathurst, a few stops north of Wilson.

Register HERE


Adult Purim Party - Saturday, March 23, 7:30 to 9:30 PM

It's time to celebrate, socialize, and be merry together. Join us for a costume party and adult congregant spiel, “Barbesther in Shushanland.”  Cash bar, prizes for best costumes, klezmer music and more. Free - bring cash for drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), light snacks, and tzedakah.

Dress Code - Pink is welcome!

Members only.

Register HERE

Learn Hagbah - Saturday, April 6, 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Saturday, April 6 will be our special LEARNING SERVICE. Bring questions! Come and learn the how’s and why’s of Shabbat morning services.

As a complement to our Learning Shabbat, we are offering coaching and a chance to practice hagbah. This class will be led by City Shul'er Julie Bowring.

Members only. There is no charge for this event.

The class is limited to 10 individuals.

Register HERE.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask Your Rabbi… - Sunday, April 14, 7:30 PM

For Rabbi Goldstein’s last Adult Education Class as the Rabbi of City Shul, come explore everything from life and loss to meaning and mortality. Ask your questions! Judaism, religion, spirituality, Israel, hope, fear, Jewish identity, purpose and politics, and more. A beautiful evening of discussion and depth shared by our Rabbi and City Shul members only. Refreshments will be served. By pre-registration, spaces are limited.

Members only, free with pre-registration.

The event will not be live-streamed. The location will be sent to all registrants a few days in advance.

Please register HERE.

"In Seven Days" - Meridian Arts Centre - Talkback with Rabbi Goldstein for this performance only - Sunday, May 5, 7 PM

This performance only: 

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein will be leading a Talking Circle at the conclusion of the play


Through tears and laughter, In Seven Days explores what it means to live with grace and grapples with how we say goodbye to the people we love most.

City Shul has purchased a block of 10 tickets - row L Orchestra Section.

Discounted tickets for City Shul members only -  $65

Discounted tickets for Non-members, attending with members -  $70

Prices include all taxes and service fees. Your electronic ticket(s) will be sent to you, from, a few days before the performance.

NOTE - please buy tickets for both members and non-members at the same time.

Please note there are no refunds. Check your calendar carefully for your availability. Tickets will be emailed to you directly from City Shul in advance.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

For additional details about the play, please click HERE



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