High Holidays are Less than Two Weeks Away!

Membership registration and High Holy Days' tickets are continuing to sell very well, with anticipation of increasing demand as the week progresses. Buy yours now! Memberships include tickets to the High Holy Days services for the member. Single service tickets are also available for purchase by non-members and for friends and family of members. 

Join us for the warm, witty, music-filled and meaningful services we have all come to expect, led by Rabbi Goldberg and Chazzan Gesundheit.  There will be two new teachers for our children, with different programs for those younger (three to eight) and older (eight to 11), a children's service during Yom Kippur, and childcare during all the holidays. 

Online sales of tickets and memberships will continue until Sunday, September 17th at 4:00 pm. Online sales will resume on Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 pm until Wednesday, September 27 at 3:00 pm.  Tickets (and memberships) will also be for sale at the door at all High Holy Day services, subject to availability.
Other Upcoming Services at the MNJCC @ 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 7th - Shabbat (Succot) Morning Service
Saturday, November 4th - Shabbat Morning Service

LGBTQ+ 20s-30s and Allies Shabbat
Friday, September 8th
Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord Street, Toronto

Alternative egalitarian services at 6:00 PM
Vegetarian Potluck dinner from 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Come alone or with a friend for a relaxed, soulful, and playful Shabbat experience. LGBTQ+ individuals and allies of all backgrounds, and Jewish affiliations are welcome.

Dinner is preceded by a contemplative, songful Shabbat service, led by Annie Matan from Matanot Lev. 

Please bring a vegetarian potluck contribution to feed four-six people. Strictly kosher options will also be available. We will have three potluck tables: 1) kosher certified or made in a strictly kosher certified kitchen, 2) made in a vegetarian kitchen, and 3) made in a general kitchen.

Click here to register.

Info: Annie Matan or 416-924-6211 x 388.

Presented by Miles Nadal JCC,  Congregation Shir Libeynu, Hillel UofT, Kulanu Toronto, Holy Blossom Temple, Annex Shul, Matanot Lev,  and CIJA.



Read  Jonathan Silin, EdD. & Rabbi Goldberg 's letter about our new and continuing children's programs, starting September of 2017. This includes info about our exciting supplemental school project, starting on Sundays, Oct. 1 ( T he Shir Libeynu School ).

Tell your friends and family about them, and support the little shul that could, did and does!
Our Bnei Mitzvah Program: Still Accepting Registrants!

Our next b'nei mitzvah program will begin in the autumn of 2017, when we will welcome a small cohort of candidates.
This is a year-long series of classes, excursions and socializing that usually precedes the young person becoming a bar or bat mitzvah with Shir Libeynu.  You can expect: a  learning enrichment program    that will include a series of workshops and sessions with the youngsters, as well as their families; social opportunities for families at 
oneg  Shabbat , a tour of Jewish Toronto and other excursions; a  Tzedekah  project, and more.
Families who wish their children to  become a bar or bat mitzvah  with Shir Libeynu must enroll them in this program well in advance of the ceremony. Families usually proceed to the simcha part of the bar/bat mitzvah process after this program, but it is not a requirement.  For more detailed information on what you can expect from our entire program, including the paramaters and details of the ceremony led by Rabbi Goldberg at Shir Libeynu, click  here.
To register your child for this program or to get more information, please email our administrator at

Adult Education:  After Shabbat services/kiddish, 12:45-2 p.m., chapel, 3rd floor.  
October 7th       
Sara Horowitz, Literature and Jewish Studies scholar, York University:  title TBA
November 4th
Doris Bergen, Holocaust scholar, University of Toronto: "Not Gone with the Wind: Nazi Antisemitism and White Supremacy" 
December  2nd
Michael Posner, journalist (Globe and Mail, Toronto Life) and writer: title TBA 

Curator/Member: Carol Zemel

All Welcome!

(Please do not bring any food or beverages, except for water, into the chapel at any time.  Enjoy your kiddish first in Rm. 318 before attending.)

Shir Libeynu Jewish Film Series: 

In Heaven,Underground ( Im Himmel unter der Erde)
Sunday, October 8th, 1:45-4 p.m.
519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
Film, with discussion to follow.


December 3rd, 2017: for the fourth in our series (TBA)

Curators/Members: Terry Maiden and Dinah Rosen

All Welcome!

Holocaust Education Week Program: 

Germans & Jews (2016)
Sunday, November 5th, 2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Toronto Public Library Northern District
40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto, Room 200

This critically-acclaimed documentary is Shir Libeynu's official entry in this year's Holocaust Education Week (HEW) program.

Through personal stories, the documentary Germans & Jews explores Germany's changing narrative of the Holocaust and its transformation since the end of World War II.  Read More

Save the Date!

Annual General Meeting 

December 10 @ 10:00 a.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Newsletter Editor:  Harriet Eisenkraft
Congregation Shir Libeynu
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