High Holy Day Services 5781 - 2020

Rosh Hashana:
Friday, September 18th (Erev)
First Day - Saturday, September 19th
Second Day - Sunday, September 20th

Yom Kippur:
Sunday, September 27th (Erev)
Monday, September 28th



This is a list of congregations and organizations welcoming non-members to their services. For complete information, please contact the congregations directly as noted below. 

On behalf of UJA Federation, we wish you a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year.  Shana Tova.


Conservative Congregations


Beth David Synagogue Satellite Service 
55 Yeomans Road
North York, Ontario M3H 3J7 
info@bethdavid.com       www.bethdavid.com

$250 Single
$500 Family (Includes 2 adults & children 18 and under)
Special price for young adults 19-29: $75 single $150 family
Young adults 30-34: $200 single $400 family
Ticket includes one-year membership and access to all online and in person registrations
Egalitarian Services with livestream and outdoor options
Outdoor children’s activities (ages 3 -12 yrs. old)
Inside, outside, livestreamed, and Zoom options


Beit Rayim Synagogue  
Services held at TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Education Centre
Lebovic Jewish Community Campus
9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan


admin@beitrayim.org   www.beitrayim.org

$300 adult

$180 young adults (13-24)

Children 0-12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult 
Family oriented. Egalitarian. Comprehensive youth program
Wheelchair accessible; barrier free washrooms


Beth Sholom Synagogue 
1445 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto

info@bethsholom.net;  www.bethsholom.net


Adult Services with Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich and Cantor Eric Moses

Sanctuary Service for renewed members only. $250 per seat. Reserved seating. 9:30 am Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Family Service with Guy Mannheim and Alexa Abergel

Rosh Hashanah Day I: Saturday, September 19 at 1:30 pm; and

Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28 at 1:30 pm. Ages 7-12

$300 per family

My First High Holy Days with Alexa Abergel and Sammy Moses

Rosh Hashanah Day I: Saturday, September 19 at 4:00 pm; and

Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28 at 4:00 pm Ages 0-6

$300 per family

Virtual services available to the public for $118 per household.



Orthodox Congregations


Aish Toronto, Thornhill Community Shul 
949 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill


theshul@aish.com    www.thornhillshul.com

Services held at Shul location 949 Clark Avenue West
Main Sanctuary: $250/adult; $200/student; $135/child
Auxiliary service: $180/adult; $80/student; $60/child (Jerusalem Hall)
Children’s program $50

Family Experience Program $54/person @ and Reena Building, 927 Clark Ave West
Wheelchair accessible; barrier-free washrooms; elevator; bimah accessible


Chabad Romano Centre 
10500 Bathurst St., Richmond Hill


chabad@chabadrc.org   www.chabadrc.org

$150/adult main sanctuary & outdoors (regular service)
Wheelchair accessible


Chabad - Uptown Chabad
15 Hove Street, Toronto

uptownchabad@gmail.com   www.uptownchabad.com

All seats for non-members are $125/adult; $35/child
Children’s program from toddler age until 13
Wheelchair accessible


Chabad on the East Side
55 Rawlinson Avenue

Rabbi Shmuly Grossbaum



JNY - Jewish North York Centre
465 Patricia Ave

Rabbi Yisroel Karpilovsky


Join us for meaningful and inspirational services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere

All Welcome

Children's Program

Members and non-members are welcome in our Synagogue at all times with or without a ticket.
Both members and non members can purchase tickets to have their seats reserved.
Membership includes 2 free adult seats and 2 free kids tickets.

To reserve seats for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services go online: www.JewishNorthYork.org or call Mrs. Masha Adirin 647.518.8770 x 1

All prayers will take place at JNY - 465 Patricia Ave


Rosh Hashana Services


Evening Services 7:30 pm



Morning Services 9:00 am
Children's program 10:00 am
Torah Reading 10:45 am
Shofar Blowing 12:30 pm

Yom Kippur Services


Kol Nidrei 7:30 pm


Morning Services 9:00 am
Children's program 10:00 am
Torah Reading 10:45 am
Yizkor Memorial Service 1:00 pm

Neila 6:30 pm
Fast ends 8:03 pm

Jewish Russian Community Centre
Services geared to the Russian community


416-222-7105 x 221

$100/adult; $80/senior, $40/child
All locations have Hebrew/English/Russian Prayer Books
Some locations have a sermon in Russian

Childcare available at some locations
Check individual location regarding accessibility


  • Richmond Hill/Maple 
    Bathurst & Weldrick 
    50 Marc Santi Blvd.
    Rabbi Avrohom Zaltzman


  • Concord
    411 Confederation Dr. Unit 14, Concord
    Rabbi Avi Weinstein
  • Thornhill Woods
    North Thornhill C.C.
    300 Pleasant Ridge Ave
    Rabbi Chaim Hildeshaim


  • West Thornhill
    Centre for the Arts
    525 New Westminster Dr., Thornhill
    Rabbi Levi Jacobson
  • East Thornhill
    JRCC East Thornhill
    7608 Yonge Street, #3, Thornhill
    Rabbi Mendel Zaltzman


  • South Thornhill 
    1 Cordoba Dr. (Party room), Thornhill
    Rabbi Levi Blau


  • Steeles & Hilda 
    175 Hilda Ave. (Party Room), North York
    ​Melekh Brikman


  • Rockford 
    18 Rockford Rd., North York
    Rabbi Shmuel Neft


  • Bathurst & Sheppard 
    4455 Bathurst Street, Toronto
    ​Roman Goldstein


  • Bathurst & Lawrence 
    3174 Bathurst Street, Toronto 
    Mordechai Natarov


Chabad of Downtown

420 King St West. (corner of Charlotte St.)

416-546-9770   info@jewishdt.com

To reserve seats please visit: www.jewishdt.com

Seats are $125/Adult $25/Child


Friday, September 18th
Holiday Candle Lighting - 7:03 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Dinner by online RSVP only

Saturday, September 19th

Morning Services: 9:30 am

Shofar Blowing: 12:00 pm

Mincha: 6:00 pm

Followed by Tashlich @ The Waterfront - Spadina Quay

Evening Services: 7:30 pm

Holiday Candle Lighting after 8:02 pm

Sunday, September 20th

Morning Services: 9:30 am

Shofar Blowing: 12:00 pm

Chag ends at 7:41 pm


Sunday, September 27th , 2020
Candle Lighting and Fast Begins at 6:47 pm

Kol Nidrei: 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 28th, 2020

Morning Services: 9:30 am

Yizkor Service: 12:15 pm

Afternoon & Neilah Services: 5:00 pm

Sounding of the Shofar & Fast Ends: 7:45 pm

A light break-fast will be served

Warm & Friendly Environment

English-Hebrew Prayer Books

Inspirational & Meaningful Services

No membership or affiliation necessary!


Knesseth Israel (Junction Shul)
56 Maria Street, Toronto


info@junctionshul.org   www.junctionshul.org

No in-person services this year only zoom by invitation


The Richmond Hill Country Shul

9225 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill


office@countryshul.org   https://www.countryshul.org/

1. Friday, September 18th, 2020 (Erev Rosh Hashana)

2. Saturday, September 19th, 2020 (1st Day)

3. Sunday, September 20th, 2020 (2nd Day)

4. Erev Yom Kippur - Sunday, September 27, 2020

5. Yom Kippur -  Monday, September 28th, 2020

Tickets include seating for both Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur.

Individual $100, Couple $180, Family $250

Payment of ticket must be made prior to issuing tickets either online with credit-card or in person via cash or cheque.

***No one will be turned away for financial need, please contact rabbi@countryshul.org to discuss further***


The Kiever Synagogue

We are continuing to plan for the upcoming High Holidays and welcome all who wish to join us. We are determined to protect the health of our congregants and fellow Torontonians, and we fully support those who choose to be prudent and stay away from services this year. All services will be conducted in accordance with provincial health guidelines, and we have also scheduled stand-alone Shofar Blowing and Yizkor services for those who wish to attend those only. Please see https://www.kievershul.com/HH_2020_schedule.pdf for a full schedule of services.

We need to track the number of people who can be inside the building, which is necessary to maintain safe physical distancing as well as for contact tracing should it be necessary. (Note that masks will also be required.) It is mandatory, therefore, that you register for services by clicking here. This link will take you to a form, where each individual person should add their own name and check the appropriate boxes. We hope that we will be able to accommodate all who wish to come; we will keep this registration open until September 10 or until we reach 70 people per service, whichever comes first.  We will be in further contact with all who register as the holidays approach.

Please note that should changing provincial guidelines demand, we may be required to cancel services altogether at any time.


Uptown Chabad
Rabbi Moshe Steiner

  • Uptown Chabad services will take place this year in a large tent / canopy in the green open space at the corner of Faywood Blvd and McAllister Rd.

Thornhill Woods Shul in Partnership with Aish Toronto
Services held at Ace Daycare Building, 941 Rutherford Road, Thornhill

Rabbi Elisha Mandel


info@Thwshul.com   www.thwshul.com

$180/adult; $120/age 7-14; $90/children 3-6
No kids programming this year due to Covid-19, Children 9 to 12 years old are welcome to attend as long as they’re next to a parent. Alternative Services;
Wheelchair accessible; barrier-free washrooms; elevator


Yavne Zion Congregation (The Marlee Shul)

788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto (Entrance is in the back of the building)


rabbi@marleeshul.com  www.marleeshul.com

$400/family; $100/adult; $50/under 18
Babysitting available
Wheelchair accessible



Reform Congregations


Am Shalom Congregation
767 Huronia Street, Barrie


amshalomcongregation@bellnet.ca     www.amshalom.ca

This year because of COVID-19 services will be on-line via ZOOM. There is no charge but donations are welcome.  Anyone wishing to attend must email the shul at amshalomcongregation@bellent.ca and you will be emailed the link closer to the Services.


City Shul 
Services at 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto


highholidays@cityshul.com  www.cityshul.com

Both Rosh Hashanah (includes Erev Rosh Hashanah) and Yom Kippur:
$336/adults; $195/senior; $136/student w. student card;
$136/youth 2-17; $36/babies to age 2

Either Rosh Hashanah (includes Erev Rosh Hashanah) or Yom Kippur:
$250/adult; $136/senior; $85/full time student with card, $85/youth 2-16
$18/babies to age 2

Tickets - https://highholidays-regular-2018.eventbrite.ca

Babysitting and Family service
Wheelchair accessible


Har Tikvah Congregation
Services at 380 Bovaird Drive East, Unit 22, Brampton


info@hartikvah.org   www.hartikvah.org

Fees are $150 per adult, under 18 - No charge
Child care available
Fully accessible


Congregation Shir Libeynu 
Diverse, inclusive, egalitarian and progressive
Online during pandemic
shirlibeynu@yahoo.ca   www.shirlibeynu.ca

Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidrei, Yom Kippur: $250/service; $75/service for limited income

Free for children under 13 with parent/guardian


Solel Congregation
Solel Congregation
2399 Folkway Drive, Mississauga

905-820-5915 x 71

Info@solel.ca   www.solel.ca

You are invited to join us for warm, musical, inclusive, meaningful and inspirational services.
For 2020/5781 all our High Holy Day services are online-only, open to all, streamed at www.solel.ca/live. For a complete listing of online services and programs, see: www.solel.ca/high-holy-days 
Please contact the office to register Info@solel.ca   905-820-5915

We ask for donations from non-members who attend our High Holy Days services.
We are suggesting a donation in the same amount as last year:

For both Holidays:
$210/adult; $130 Senior; $36/student (8 – 17); and 7 and under free
$150/adult Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur; $90/senior; $36 student (8-17); 7 and under free


Temple Har Zion

7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill

We are a vibrant Reform congregation in Thornhill - a diverse and multigenerational congregation—just like the country we call home.  We embrace people from every corner of the Jewish world: newcomers to Canada, interfaith families, LGBTQ Jews and their families, people of different abilities, empty nesters, families with young children, and Jews who have grown up very traditional or not traditional at all!

905-889-2252 -  info@harzion.ca - harzion.ca

Tickets available for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur @ $250/person l Children 7 and under @ no charge

All-ages Family Service Tickets available 1st Day Rosh Hashanah @ 3:30 pm and Yom Kippur afternoon @ 2:30 pm @ no charge

Paid Children's Programming (Ages3-5 and 5-7) First Day Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur @ $20 per child per program.

Baby-sitting (Ages 2-6) 2nd Day Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur afternoon until concluding service @ $15 per child per program.


Wheelchair accessible, barrier-free washrooms, elevator


Temple Kol Ami

Our High Holy Day Services are warm, participatory, and egalitarian. Our rabbi is respected widely for his thought-provoking sermons. Our services are lifted by the music of our fantastic volunteer choir and our wonderful Cantorial Soloist.

Services at Avani Event Centre
8400 Jane St., Vaughan

Ticket prices:

$210 for adults (13 and up)
$100 for children (5-13)

Price for children 5 and under is whatever donation parents deem appropriate.

Babysitting is provided at no extra cost throughout the holidays.
Family Services are free and open to the public! For families with children, we offer an interactive Family Service with music, stories, and family holiday activities.

Visit www.kolami.ca/worship/high-holy-days for our complete schedule or call us at our office

905-709-2620 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.



Congregation Darchei Noam 
864 Sheppard Avenue West

Erev Rosh Hashana - Friday, September 18th
Evening Services: 6:30 pm

Day 1 - Saturday, September 19th

Morning Services: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Family Services (children up to age 6): 10:00 am

Family Services (children age 7 to 10): 11:00 am

Day 2 - Sunday, September 20th

Morning Services: 9:00 am


Rosh Hashanah day 2:

11:00 am - Youth Service (ages 11 - 15)

Rabbis in Conversation: 11:00 am

Family Shofar Blowing and Virtual Taschlich: 3:30 pm

Family Songs: 4:00 pm


Kol Nidre - Sunday September 27th
Evening Services: 6:15 pm and 8:00 pm

Monday, September 28th

Morning Services: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Family Services (children up to age 6): 10:00 am

Family Services (children age 7 to 10): 11:00 am


Yom Kippur:

11:15 am - Young Adults Program (ages 20 to 35)

3:00 pm - Youth Program (ages 11 - 15)

Study Session: 2:00 pm

Yoga: 3:00 pm

Family Story Time: 4:00 pm

Yizkor: 5:00 pm

Mincha: 5:30 pm

Neilah: 6:15 pm

Ticket Prices

As always, we ask for donations from non-members who attend our High Holy Days services. We are suggesting a donation in the same amount as last year:

$325 per adult 25+
$175 per young adult 18-24
$100 per youth 6-17
No charge for children 5 and under




Secular Humanistic Congregations


Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
info@oraynu.org   www.oraynu.org

Services via Zoom; we have dispensed with “per person” ticketing, thus the fees below are per ZOOM LINK!
Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 19th, 10:30am $50

Kol Nidrei & Yizkor: Sunday September 27th, 8pm $50

Online ticket orders at http://www.oraynu.org/events/


Winchevsky Centre

585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto

416-789-5502; info@winchevskycentre.org

Rosh Hashanah: Saturday, September 19th  – 10:30 a.m.
Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre: Sunday, September 27th - 7:30 p.m.
Each service: $55/adult; $20/children 3-12; $25/low income and youth 13-30.

Children's program for children 3 - 12.

Our observances include the traditional shofar blowing, readings, poetry and music in Yiddish, Hebrew and English, led by well-known Toronto musicians, David Wall (vocals) and Marilyn Lerner (piano).

Chairlift available.

Website: www.winchevskycentre.org

FB: www.facebook.com/WinchevskyCtr

Twitter: @WinchevskyCtr

Instagram: www.instagram.com/winchevsky_centre



Sephardic Congregations



Unaffiliated Congregations


Annex Shul

Egalitarian, Carlebach style participatory Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services

at The Wolfond Centre
36 Harbord St, Toronto

info@annexshul.com   www.annexshul.com/high-holy-days/

Sliding scale pricing starting at:
$125/adult one service; $250/Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
$75/student one service; $125/Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
$25/under 18 one service; $50/Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur


Congregation Shir Libeynu

Egalitarian, inclusive services held at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto


shirlibeynu@yahoo.ca   www.shirlibeynu.ca

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 or Kol Nidrei or Yom Kippur morning - $200/service; $65/service limited income
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - $54
Children under 13- $5 or $10/family; $75/Youth 13-30 for entire High Holy Days. Children's programs, family services and childcare available.
Wheelchair accessible; barrier-free washrooms


Danforth Jewish Circle

Online services for High Holydays this year

416-580-6303 info@djctoronto.com

To register please visit our website https://djctoronto.com/membership/ Membership packages include all High Holy Day services / discounted fees for new memberships / sliding scale fees for tickets and membership.

Wide range of programming for all ages, learning & discussion. ASL / CC online



The First Narayever

Services at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto


www.narayever.ca/form/5779-hhd-ticket-form.html   www.narayever.ca/high-holidays


The First Narayever

Join us from your Home-Shul for an exciting lineup of online High Holiday services and programming.

416-927-0546 www.narayever.ca/high-holidays

  • Enjoy live-streamed services led by Rabbis Edward Elkin and David Weiss that follow a traditional High Holiday liturgy as found in the Conservative Lev Shalem machzor
  • Participate through our pay-what-you-can registration that is accessible for all by following this link www.narayever.ca/high-holidays
  • Rabbi Edward Elkin will deliver his cherished and thought provoking sermons
  • A full complement of engaging programs tailored to adults, families, and children is available to all those who register online

Wheelchair accessible; wheelchair accessible bimah; barrier-free washrooms; Braille and large-print machzorim; reserved seating for those with hearing impairments or other disabilities.


Lodzer Centre Holocaust Congregation
12 Heaton Street, Toronto


Please check the link below for High Holy Services.


Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism:

We've been hard at work planning and are excited to announce that registration's now open for our in-person, outdoor, meaningful High Holiday experiences for these extraordinary times. Here's the full lineup:

  • Traditional Service Segments
    • Musical Havdalah + Selihot: Next Sat, Sept 12; 9pm
    • RH Eve Kabbalat Shabbat + Maariv (evening service): Sept 18; 7pm @ St. Clair/Spadina
    • Shaharit (morning service) for RH + YK: Sept 19, 20, 28; 9:30am
    • Musaf (additional service) for RH: Sept 19, 20; 11am
    • Abridged Kol Nidrei for YK: Sept 27; 6:30pm
    • Full Kol Nidrei for YK: Sept 27, 8pm
    • Yizkor (memorial service) for YK: Sept 28; 11am
    • Musaf (additional service) for YK: Sept 28; 12pm
    • Neilah (closing) + Maariv (evening service) for YK: Sept 28, 6:30pm
  • Guided Meditation for RH + YK: Sept 19, 20, 28; 8am
  • Family Services for RH + YK: Sept 19, 20, 28; 2pm + 3:30pm each day
  • Torah Study + Inspiration for RH: Sept 19; 5pm
  • Interfaith Couples' Learning + Discussion for RH: Sept 20; 5pm
  • Tashlikh by the Lake: Sept 22; 6pm @ Queens Quay/Spadina
  • Chanting with Alon Nashman for YK: Sept 28; 5pm

All experiences offered on the second day of Rosh Hashanah (Sept 20) include shofar blowing. (Unless otherwise noted, all services and programs will take place near Bloor and Christie; exact locations provided upon registration.) See https://makomto.org/high-holidays/ for more details and registration information.