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City Shul Shabbat

Saturday morning at 10 am
Once-a-month Family Services and Tot Shabbat for families with younger children: see below
Once-a-month Friday nights 6:30 pm

ALL services and events meet at 300 Bloor Street West.

Please check the schedule below as we DO NOT meet every week.

All City Shul Shabbat Services are free and all are welcome, whether you are a member or not. Visitors, guests, newcomers, those just visiting Toronto on business or vacation, those just curious, shul-shoppers and shul-hoppers and regulars all can join us at any and all of our Shabbat services, kiddush lunches, and Friday night services and dinners. We never have "private" services or a "private" kiddush of "invited-only" folks - whether or not there is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, babynaming, aufruf, or any other simcha. 

We also have "The Prayground”— an area specifically set aside for young children (0-5) together with an adult during services. Tots can feel happy and at home moving around, while their parent/grandparent can still feel they are "within" and enjoying the main service.


New to our synagogue? Just checking us out? Haven't been to synagogue in who-knows-how-long? We will provide a "shul buddy" to sit with you and help you feel welcome and at home at our Shabbat services! Email the Rabbi to be matched up. (Please note we need 2-3 days lead notice for a buddy-match).

Saturday Shabbat Morning Services

No services July 21 and 28, Aug 4, 18 or 25.  


Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Adult Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm and are always followed by dinner. There is no childcare or children's programming but children who can enjoy a service without that are welcome!

No Kabbalat Shabbat services in July and August.

2018 High Holidays  Tickets Available Now!

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 with Ryan Leszner throughout the holidays. Childcare will be available for children. All children have supervision and age appropriate activities, and are also welcome in the service.

Please note that we do not provide prayerbooks and there are NO extra prayerbooks or loaners or books for sale at the service. To ensure your full enjoyement and participation, we ask that each participant have a prayerbook. Prayerbooks can be ordered below.

Tickets are generated on this site and will be attached to your confirmation. Please print them out and bring them to services. We will also have a master list of ticket-holders.

Please note:

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 9 - 6:30 pm

Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 10, 11 - 9:30 am traditional services, 10:30 am family service followed by children's activities.

Kol Nidre: Sept. 18 - 6:45 pm

Yom Kippur: Sept. 19 - 9:30 am traditional service with Yizkor, 10:30 am family services followed by children's activities (no Yizkor)                                        

Afternoon Yizkor: 5 pm                                                                                        

Mincha: 5:15 pm

Neilah Havdala & Shofar: approx 7:15 pm                                                                                          

Break-the-fast: approx. 8:00 pm

Join us for our erev Rosh Hashanah services.  You may also join us for a vegetarian potluck dinner. Reserve at

Join us for our communal vegetarian potluck break-the-fast after Neilah services on Yom Kippur. It's wonderful! Reserve at

Tickets and prayerbooks can be purchased here. Tickets are generated on this site and will be attached to your confirmation. Please print them out and bring them to services. Kol Nidre/ Yom Kippur tickets will be mailed via Canada Post. We will also have a master list of ticket-holders.

Each participant of any age must have a ticket. Please note you need a ticket for our high holiday services to attend either the Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner or Yom Kippur break-the-fast. These meals are considered part of our holiday services.

Please note: we are not able to offer refunds for any unused tickets.

Questions? Call or email our High Holidays Administrator at 416 613-1309,

Fall Shabbat and Friday Night Services - Details TBA

Sept 22 

Sept 29 - Sukkot

Oct 13 - We celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Kyra Schnoor

Oct 20 

Oct 26 - Friday - Adult Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct 27 - We celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Levi Chopik

Nov 3

Nov 10 - We celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Reuben Ginsberg

Nov 17 - "Shalom Shabbat" - Experiencing City Shul

Nov 23 - Friday - Adult Kabbalat Shabbat

Nov 24 - We celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Evan Kerzner

Dec 1 

Dec 7 - Friday - Congregational Chanukah Dinner

Dec 8 - We celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Geneva Bernstein

Dec 15 - We celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Elijah Levy


No services Sept 1, Sept 8, Sept 15, Nov 30, Dec 22, Dec 29



Co-Sponsor a Kiddush!

We welcome you to co-sponsor our Saturday morning kiddush in honour of a simcha or special birthday/ anniversary, in memory of a loved one, in commemoration of a yartzeit, or just because! Sponsorships are tax receipted. Just choose your date (non Bar/ Bat Mitzvah) and email Rivka.

What and Who to expect at our Services

SATURDAY MORNING SERVICES are geared for all ages: Our Shabbat morning services include Torah reading and dvar Torah. We offer Club Katan every week for grades SK-4 with snack, story, crafts, and more.
SHABBAT-TOT with Bryna and friends (YOU!). Join us for songs, snack, story and crafts. A once a month 60 minute programme for parent and tot ages 1-5. 
FAMILY SERVICES with Jared Gershon once a month. A shorter service geared to all ages with parents/ grandparents with music, stories and activity with the shins.
KABBALAT SHABBAT Friday night once a month services are geared to adults and children who don't need childcare. There are no children's activities or childcare at these services but children are welcome to experience this quieter musical service. Followed by dinner.
FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY SERVICE is a story and songs service geared to people with younger children, followed by dinner.



Tue, 21 August 2018 10 Elul 5778