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Please note: all listed services are online. Links are sent weekly to all members. If you are not a member and wish to join a specific event or service please email Casey at by Thursday before the service.

All Saturday services begin at 10am. Friday night services are at 6pm except where noted.

Saturday January 16th, led by Jeff Bernstein and Ian Schnoor. Join Yonatan Arnon, Rabbinic Student, for “MoveMeant”: Embodying the Torah portion of Va’era.  In a workshop which takes the place of the Torah reading and dvar Torah, we will explore narrowness and expansiveness through physical movement, contemplative singing and chanting. Everyone, no matter physical abilities, will be able to participate.

Saturday January 23rd, led by  Jonathan Wyman and  Yona Lunsky.

Friday January 29th, co-led by guest Rabbi Danny Gottlieb who will also give the Dvar Torah, together with Paul Robinson and Rochelle Dworkin. Join us after services for Shabbazoom dinner—bring your dinner to the screen and lets eat together! Register for dinner here.

Saturday January 30th Shabbat yoga (10am) with Casey Soer. Experience a 'restful' flow yoga practice in the light of traditional and mystical Jewish wisdom. Register here.

Saturday January 30th, 1:00pm, Tu B'shvat Seder led by Rabbi Goldstein and Rabbi Galit Cohen-Kedem of Holon, Israel— live with both congregations. Registration closes on Monday January 25th at 5:00pm. Register here.

Saturday February 6th, led by Ian Schnoor and Yona Lunsky with dvar Torah discussion led by our shinshinit Matar Sagee.

No service February 13th

Saturday February 20th, led by Jeff Cipin and Jeff Bernstein.

Saturday February 27th, led by Jonathan Wyman and  Cantorial student Ella Gladstone-Martin who will give a "sermon-in-song."

For technical issues getting into any event or service, please email or send a text message to 416-613-1309. Please do not text or email the Rabbi for technical issues. 

Please feel free to wear a tallit and kipa to all our Shabbat morning services and a kipa to Kabbalat Shabbat, let's try and make our online services feel as "Shabbos" as possible! Have your kiddush cup handy and "l'chayim" shot ready at the end! 

Instead of Sponsor a Kiddush, Sponsor a Cloud! Make our cloud-based services possible and keep us flying high. Cloud Sponsorships will be acknowledged both at services and in newsletter. Click here and choose "Cloud Sponsorship" on the drop-down menu!


Words: Siddur; Music: Traditional; Arrangement by our member Stephen Reich; Video created by Ensembles.comSung by our congregants!

City Shul Shabbat Details

Takes place on Saturday mornings beginning at 10 am

Once-a-month we offer Tot Shabbat for families with younger children: see below

Once-a-month Friday nights at 6:30 pm

ALL services and events are online until further notice

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, 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. 

City Shul is a children friendly environment Children are always welcome at our Saturday services.  If there's a time we need quiet-like the mourner's Kaddish, for example, or during the dvar Torah-we will ask them to wait outside for a moment. Family Friday nights are totally geared for children. Older children who can sit through an hour service without activities or childcare are welcome to attend our Adult Kabbalat Shabbat. On Saturdays we always-even on Bar/Bat Mitzvah days-have Club Katan (ages 7-11, crafts, music, discussion, and Judaic-themed games) plus the "Prayground"-an area in the sanctuary where parents can sit with playing toddlers-for little ones.

Children begin with us in the "main" service up until after the silent Amidah, then are welcome to stay or go off to their various activities. At the end of the service the children are invited to come up for a blessing, and to get a treat if they haven't already gathered and thrown candies at our Bar/Bat Mitzvah child! Throughout the year, about once a month, we add a Saturday Family "Mishpacha" service filled with music and family-friendly activities for all ages and Tot Shabbat, a 60 minute programme for ages 1-5 that focuses on song, movement, a fun and do-able craft, and Jewish time together with a parent; and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Club, a special programme with our shins for grades 6 and 7. Dates for these special programmes appear under "service dates."

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).

Co-Sponsor a Cloud 

We welcome you to co-sponsor our Saturday morning CLOUD service 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 and and click here

Fri, January 15 2021 2 Sh'vat 5781