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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

April 21 - Rabbi Goldstein and Yona Lunsky. We celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Ella Arnold. PLUS SHABBAT-TOTS. RSVP for Shabbat-Tot here, (scroll down for April date).

April 28 - ISRAELI SHABBAT - Rabbi Goldstein, guest musician Mark Feldman, Israeli music and special guest Rabbi Galit Cohen-Kedem of Holon, Israel. Our shins read Torah!

May 5 - Rabbi Goldstein and guest musician; PLUS SHABBAT-TOT with Bryna Weschler 10-11 and FAMILY SERVICE with Jared Gershon 11:15-12:15, then we all join for communal kiddush. RSVP for Shabbat-Tot here, (scroll down for May date).

May 12 - Rabbi Goldstein and Yona Lunsky. We celebrate Bar Mitzvah of Lewis Center.


Sunday May 20 - 9:30 am - Shavuot Day 1 and Yizkor

May 26 - Rabbi Goldstein and Yona Lunsky. We celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Ray Goldberg.

June 2 - Rabbi Goldstein and Yona Lunsky; PLUS SHABBAT-TOT with Bryna Weschler 10-11 and FAMILY SERVICE with Jared Gershon 11:15-12:15, then we all join for communal kiddush lunch. RSVP for Shabbat-Tot here, (scroll down for June date).

Friday June 8 - Shabbat Family Picnic in the Park

June 9 - Rabbi Goldstein and Yona Lunsky - We celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Lylah Adler. 

June 16 - LEARNING SHABBAT with Rabbi Goldstein. Ask questions, question answers, interrupt the service! Kitchen Kiddush

June 23 - ROCK SHABBAT with Rabbi Goldstein, Jared Gershon and shul musicians.

June 30 - NO SERVICE

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!

April 27 - ISRAELI SHABBAT - Rabbi Goldstein and Rabbi Galit Cohen-Kedem from Holon, Israel who will speak at services and lead a discussion at dinner. RSVP for dinner here.

May 25

June 22

Co-Sponsor a Kiddush!

We welcome you to co-sponsor our Saturday morning kiddush lunch 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.



Sun, 22 April 2018 7 Iyar 5778