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Leading our Community in Prayer

 

High Holy Days

 High Holy Days 5778 - Service Schedule

5778

 

 Yom Kippur 
     

  Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidrei) - Friday, September 29

  • 6.30 p.m.               Early Service                         Sanctuary
  • 7.00 p.m.               Sh’ma Koleinu                       New Hall Sanctuary
  • 9.00 p.m.               Late Service                          Sanctuary

                                                                                                                           

  Yom Kippur - Saturday, September 30

  • 8.30 a.m.               Early Service                        Sanctuary
  • 9.00 a.m.               Sh’ma Koleinu                       New Hall Sanctuary 
  • 11.30 a.m.             Late Service                          Sanctuary
  • 2.00 p.m.               Study Session                       Sanctuary
  • 2.30 p.m.§             Afternoon Service                 Sanctuary
  • 3.45 p.m.               New Voices                           Sanctuary

  Family Services

  • 3.00 p.m.               Tot Service                             New Hall Sanctuary

  • 4.00 p.m.          Family Service                New Hall Sanctuary

  Yizkor and Ne’ilah

  • 5.15 p.m.§             Ending with Havdalah and
                                  the sounding of the shofar     Both Sanctuaries

 

 yom kippur

 

 Sukkot 
     

  Erev Sukkot - Wednesday, October 4

  • Service with Consecration

                                                                                                                           

   Sukkot - Thursday, October 5 to Wednesday, October 11

 

 Sukkot 1

 

 Simchat Torah
    Wednesday, October 11 Simchat Torah 1 

 

 Shemini Atzeret
    Thursday, October 12  

High Holy Days Volunteer

The High Holy Days Volunteer Opportunities at Temple Sinai

Holy Day Rides
Our Holy Day Rides service arranges for rides to synagogue services during the High Holy Days for those who may not be able to get to synagogue any other way.
If you need a ride or are able to help in any way to fulfill this mitzvah, please register with the Temple Office at 416.487.4161 or info@templesinai.net.

L’dor Vador — Temple Sinai’s Multigenerational Choir
We are very excited to welcome you to another season of singing! Join our multigenerational choir, which fills Temple with song at the new High Holy Days service called Sh’ma Koleinu — Hear Our Voices. Please contact Cantor Katie Oringel at oringel@templesinai.net for more information.

Join our Group of Ba’alei Teki’a
Would you like to learn to blow shofar? If you are interested in taking part in an extraordinary mitzvah, please e-mail Hayley at hayley@templesinai.net or call 416.487.4161. Please bring your own shofar.

Ushering in the New Year
Temple Sinai has a long tradition of fulfilling the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests). We all feel the richness of our community when we come to Temple and are warmly greeted. During the High Holy Days, our ushers enhance our community’s worship experience by providing a welcoming atmosphere to congregants and guests, answering questions, and creating a warm and spiritual environment.

Our kehillah kedoshah needs your help to usher in the new year. Please take a couple of minutes and volunteer to usher for the High Holy Days. Call Risa at 416.487.4161 or email risa@templesinai.net, and she can schedule a service time that is convenient for you. Volunteer hours will be granted to high school students wishing to participate.

Leading our Community in Prayer
The mitzvah of leading the community in prayer has always had a special place here at Temple. On behalf of Temple Sinai, we wish to extend you this honour in recognition of your leadership and support of our Temple family. Learn more . . .

Teen Volunteer Opportunity! High Holy Days Chaverim
Join with our clergy and educators and make the High Holy Days meaningful for our children. Get your community service hours! Teens can volunteer to help with art projects and organize circle time. For more information and to register, please contact Hayley at hayley@templesinai.net.

 

 

S'lichot

Saturday, September 5 at 9.00 p.m.
 
The response to our exciting S’lichot experience has been overwhelming! However, with a larger venue for this year, there is yet space if you wish to join us for this meaningful, moving spiritual experience. Doors will open at 8.15 p.m. so that all have time to find a place before S’lichot begins.
 
We are excited to learn, laugh, remember, and reflect as we are inspired by our clergy, professional theatre performers from Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, and of course Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath. Even if you do not yet have your free tickets, you can still join us.
 
Contact the Temple office before Shabbat or join us as Shabbat comes to an end Saturday night. Thanks again to the families of Nathan Max Goldman z”l and Pearl Wainstock z”l for their support of this innovative initiative!
 
There is no charge to register, but tickets are required.
Tickets are available at the door.
 

Venue Information

Location: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street.

Theatre Accessibility

Toronto Centre for the Arts is wheelchair accessible. There are dedicated wheelchair seating and additional seating available for patrons with limited mobility. The main lobby has an elevator and a ramp to the upper level for anyone who may need it.

Hearing Assist

Infrared hearing assist devices are available free of charge at all three coat check locations. You will be asked to leave a piece of photo-identification, which will be returned to you upon returning the device.

Parking

There are a variety of parking options in the general vicinity of the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The parking lot in front of the theatre, at 5000 Yonge Street has direct tunnel access to the front lobby of the theatre.

There is also a large public parking lot and metered parking on Beecroft Rd., just behind the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Accessible Parking:

If you have a special permit to display on your dashboard, there is a limited amount of accessible parking on North York Blvd., directly beside the theatre. There is a turning circle in front of the theatre and while you are not permitted to park there, you can drop someone off and leave to find parking.

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