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High Holy Days 2015

High Holy Days Registration Has Begun

Membership and single service tickets now available

Register and pay for the High Holy Days by August 19 to receive your tickets in the mail.
No lining up at shul on the holiday!

Congregation Shir Libeynu, the little shul that could, did, over the past remarkable year in our community’s history!

Daniela teaches children a song at Rosh Hashanah

Daniela teaches children a song at Rosh Hashanah

We celebrated High Holy Day services, Shabbat mornings, Kabbalat evenings and many holidays together. Our bar/bat mitzvah program launched with a series of classes, social events and Tzedekah activities for our first cohort of keen students. Our adult education series and alternative contemplative chanting sessions proved popular with many in and outside the community.  As the first LGBTQ-inclusive Jewish congregation in Toronto, we led the way in World Pride last spring, with our involvement in a series of interfaith events and our advocacy for Queer rights, as well as our annual service.  We supported several non-profit groups and charities in our social justice outreach.  Most notably, we rejoiced last November 22 at the ordination of our all-but-in-formal-title Rabbi Aviva Goldberg.

Adults also enjoy High Holy Day services at Shir Libeynu

So it with delight that we look forward to the 2015/5776 High Holy Days (Sept. 13-15, 22-23). Please join us again this year for deep, joyous and participatory services with Rabbi Goldberg and Chazzan Daniela Gesundheit leading us.  All will take place at the congregational building of First Unitarian Toronto (St. Clair W. and Avenue Rd.).  We are now accepting registration for memberships (which include tickets to all services) and orders for single service tickets (subject to availability).

Making challah

Making challah

As in years past, there is no charge for children to the age of 13, who will once again benefit from a host of wonderful programs and special services.

***New this year is an early Rosh Hashanah morning family service, especially for those with young children, and led by Rabbi Goldberg.

Being a member of Shir Libeynu places you within a haymishe, progressive community and gives you access to spiritual services, cultural and educational programs and a circle of caring, creative people dedicated to a meaningful Jewish life throughout the seasons. Please consider membership this year: we offer very reasonable fees with an array of price points. We also welcome you if you only wish to buy tickets for one or two services. As an unaffiliated congregation without support from major foundations or federations, your membership and ticket fees and donations pay for all that we offer at High Holy Days and during the year; staffing, rentals, administration, kiddishes and other free meals, children’s programs and all other costs.

This year we will be offering more services and events than ever, on Shabbat mornings, Friday nights, a special Pride Havdallah service, and more. Join us!

High Holy Days 2015-5776 Schedule

2015-5776 Membership Fees and Ticket Prices

High Holy Days Membership and Ticket Order Form

Limited Income Guidelines and Criteria

Greetings From Our Liturgical Leaders