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Summer is here and we are thinking of you as part of the wonderful High Holidays community we all create, and want to give you the opportunity to purchase tickets now at the early-bird price! We hope that you plan to join us again this year for services, featuring our unique traditional yet progressive and egalitarian service with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and Yona Lunsky; “break-out” activities; interactive family programming and family services throughout the holidays. Childcare will be available for children. All children have supervision and age appropriate activities, and are also welcome in the main service.

This year we are “going green”, and will not be producing paper tickets, except for Kol Nidre tickets which will be mailed to you via Canada Post. KN tickets will not be issued for children under 25. We will have a master list with the names of all ticket holders, and you can “check in” at the door. Just a reminder that for security reasons, every participant, of any age, must have a ticket.

Dates and Times

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Sunday Sept. 29 at 6:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Monday Sept. 30 at 9:30 am. Family Services followed by children's activities - 10:30 am
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Tuesday Oct. 1 - 8. at 9:30 am. Family Services followed by children's activities - 10:30 am
Kol Nidre - Tuesday Oct 8 - 6:45 pm.
Yom Kippur - Wednesday Oct 9 - 9:30 am. Family Services followed by children's activities - 10:30 am. No Yizkor.
Afternoon Yizkor - 5 pm
Mincha - 5:15 pm
Neilah and Havdala - approx. 7:15 pm
Shofar - 7:45 pm
Break-the-fast - approx. 8 pm

Join us for our wonderful communal vegetarian potluck on Erev Rosh Hashanah and the break-the-fast after Neilah services on Yom Kippur. Reserve Erev Rosh Hashanah and break-the-fast.

We pride ourselves on being a participatory congregation, and so we ask each participant to have a copy of the prayerbook we use. Please note that we do not provide prayerbooks and there are no “loaners”, extra books, or books for sale at the service.

Tickets and prayerbooks can be purchased here.

Looking forward to seeing you at the High Holiday services!

Questions? Call or email our Synagogue Administrator Rivka Campbell at 416 613-1309,

Sorry but we are not able to offer refunds for any unused ticket.




Saturday Sept 21, 9 PM

A beautiful, special programme and service to start the High Holidays spiritually. Refreshments begin the evening followed by study sessions with Rabbi Goldstein and Cantor Eunch. Service at 11 PM where we change the Torahs into their whites and begin to sing our High Holiday tunes.

Dessert sign up here.


Sunday Oct 6. Meet at 10:45, Ceremony at 11. Lower Don River Trail.


A short, spiritual and beautiful ceremony to symbolically cast away our sins by tossing bread into the water, inspiring us to pay deeper attention to our actions, concentrate on bettering ourselves, and focus in on the coming Yom Kippur fast day and all its meaning. No RSVP needed but please bring some kind of crumbs, bread, or other organic material to cast into the water. Ceremony concludes with honey cake and juice around 12:30 PM. 

By car from Bayview and Moor Avenue: south on Bayview, turn left at Pottery Road, continue acoss the bridge and turn right into Todmorden Mills, and proceed to the parking area.
By car from Broadview and Danforth: north on Broadview Avenue to Mortimer/ Pottery Road. Left down Pottery Road. Turn left into Todmorden Mills, and proceed to the parking area.

Parking is only available at Todmorden Mills. Park and walk back to Pottery Road. Turn left (west) and continue to the Lower Don Valley Trail. Head right (north) to the Tashlich site, about 500m north on the trail.

By TTC: TTC to Broadview Station. Take Bus #62 or wald (950m, 12 min) north to Mortimer Avenue. Cross to the south west corner of Broadview/ Mortimer and walk down Pottery Road into the valley, past Fantasy Farm, under the DVP and turn right (north) at the crosswalk to the Lower Don Valley Trail. Head about 500m north to the Tashlich site.


Thu, 19 September 2019 19 Elul 5779