High Holy Days

5779
  • Saturday September 1 at 9.00 p.m.
    George Weston Recital Hall (5040 Yonge Street)
    with Temple Sinai and the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company

    The High Holy Days is a time to chart a path forward for the coming year, and to summon the inner strength to make positive life changes a reality.
    Join us as we seek to summon that inner strength together, through the power of song and the spoken word. Featuring the clergy of Temple Sinai and stars of the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

    Public Welcome.

    A minimum contribution of $18 per person is requested.

    Register online , call Marcie at 416.487.4161 or email programs@templesinai.net.

     

    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, as well as underground parking at 4950 Yonge Street (Madison Centre, access from Upper Madison Avenue).

    TTC: Toronto Centre for the Arts is accessible by TTC. The Yonge Subway line stops at North York Centre Station, 1 block north when you exit to Yonge Street.

    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.

    Scents and Sensitivity: We ask that you consider refraining from wearing fragrances to services. While pleasing to some, these fragrances can cause illness to those who are chemically sensitive.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at programs@templesinai.net.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

    Shanah Tovah

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 9 
    Sh’ma Koleinu — Hear Our Voices
    6.00 p.m. | Sanctuary
    • Mark the coming of the New Year with an engaging, interactive one-hour service.

    Family Friendly For ages 8 to 108
    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Late Service
    8.30 p.m. | Sanctuary

    First Day Monday, September 10
    Early Service
    8.30 a.m. | Sanctuary

    Sh’ma Koleinu — Hear Our Voices
    9.00 a.m. | Green Family Sanctuary
    • Traditional service elements with contemporary and creative prayer models.
    • Aided by our L’dor V’dor Choir and actors, this service aims to bring us to a place of renewal, forgiveness and community.

    Family Friendly For ages 8 to 108
    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Late Service
    11.30 a.m. | Sanctuary

    Rosh Hashanah Tot Service
    4.00 p.m. | Green Family Sanctuary

    Family Friendly For ages 0 to 7
    Community Welcome

    Second Day Tuesday, September 11
    Open Service
    10.00 a.m. | Sanctuary
    • Music from our Temple Sinai Ensemble Choir and our cantors.
    • Our Temple Sinai Board and Executive will be honoured with the final aliyah of the morning, affirming the values of tradition, community and openness that this morning has come to represent.
    • A High Holy Days ticket stub or picture identification will be required.

    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7
    Community Welcome

  • Kol Nidrei Tuesday, September 18
    Early Service
    6.30 p.m. | Sanctuary
    • Cellist Igor Gefter will perform Max Bruch’s moving setting of Kol Nidrei.

    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Sh’ma Koleinu — Hear Our Voices
    7.00 p.m. | Green Family Sanctuary
    • Mark the coming of the New Year with an engaging, interactive 75-minute service.
    • Violinist Joseph Peleg will perform Kol Nidrei. He is joined by Igor Gefter and pianist Chris Foley, who will enhance the musical experience.

    Family Friendly For ages 8 to 108
    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Late Service
    9.00 p.m. | Sanctuary
    • Cellist Igor Gefter will perform Max Bruch’s moving setting of Kol Nidrei.

    Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 19
    Early Service
    8.30 a.m. | Sanctuary

    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Sh’ma Koleinu — Hear Our Voices
    9.00 a.m. | Green Family Sanctuary
    • Traditional service elements with contemporary and creative prayer models.
    • Aided by our L’dor V’dor Choir and actors, this service aims to bring us to a place of renewal, forgiveness and community.

    Family Friendly For ages 8 to 108
    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Late Service
    11.30 a.m. | Sanctuary

    Sinai Connections Study Session
    2.00 p.m. | Sanctuary
    Was Jonah a hero or anti-hero? His extraordinary story of being summoned by God and swallowed by a whale speaks to our times. Using an interactive format, we will study Jonah’s journey of discovery and how it relates to current times and our Temple community.

    Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
    2.30 p.m. | Sanctuary
    • Featuring the Temple Sinai Band with contemporary music and a creative approach to worship.

    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7

    Yom Kippur Family Experience A Hands-on Exploration

    Forgiveness Festival

    3.00 p.m. | Green Family Sanctuary
    • Take part in thoughtful activities
    • Join in creative prayer
    • Explore how to forgive.

    Family Friendly For ages 8 to 12
    Community Welcome

    Jonah and the Whale
    4.00 p.m. | Green Family Sanctuary
    Jonah feels all of these:
    Let’s create puppets to explore the emotions of the story of Jonah and the Whale.

    Family Friendly For ages 0 to 7
    Community Welcome

    New Voices: Young Leaders and Dramatic Moments
    3.45 p.m. | Sanctuary
    • Through drama and song, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company (HGJT) will take us on a journey that will explore our Jewish identity.
    • Two young professionals who have recently returned from the March of the Living will discuss our Jewish world through their travels to Israel, Europe and across North America.

    Community Welcome

    Yizkor and Ne’ilah
    5.15 p.m. | Both Sanctuaries
    • Our Yizkor service will again include the talents of violinist Moshe Hammer.
    • Ending with Havdalah and the sounding of the shofar.

    Chaverim For ages 2 to 7