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Congregations with Extra Seating for High Holidays 5766  - 2005
(as of August 29, 2005) 

Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto is the gateway to the Jewish community in the Greater Toronto Area.  Contact us for information about all aspects of Jewish life – dates of holidays, synagogues & temples, daycares, nursery and preschool programs, day schools & after-school Hebrew schools, day camps & overnight camps, events for singles, agencies & organizations.

We hope you find this listing a convenient way to make your plans for the High Holidays.  If we can help you further, please visit, call or email us:
4588 Bathurst Street, Suite 115 (in the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre)
416-635-5600
416-636-5813 (fax)
jinfo@ujafed.org
www.jewishtoronto.com

For the JIST of Jewish Life!

The congregations are listed by denomination:   Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Secular Humanistic, Sephardic and Unaffiliated.  We hope you find the information helpful as you choose services for the holidays.

On behalf of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, we wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year.

                  
Conservative Congregations

B’nai Shalom Congregation of Halton-Peel
Service held in Mississauga Community Centre
905-824-5784 (Sandra)
bnaishalom2004@yahoo.ca
www.bnaishalom.ca
$75/adult; 50/senior; Free/child under 16
Wheelchair accessible.

Beth David B'nai Israel Beth Am    
55 Yeomans Road, Toronto 
416-633-5500 
info@bethdavid.com
www.bethdavid.com  
Service held at Leah Posluns Theatre
Childcare available 
$200/adult; $125/student; youth 13-29
$75/12 and under
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms.

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda      
100 Elder Street, Toronto
exec.dir@beby.org
www.beby.org
416-633-3838 
Auxiliary service at CHAT – 200 Wilmington Avenue
$125/adult; $36/child ages 7-13; $20/under 7
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Shabbat Elevator. Bimah accessible
to wheelchairs. Large print prayer books.

Beth Radom Synagogue     
18 Reiner Road, Toronto
416-636-3451  
bethradom@on.aibn.com
$200/adult; $140/young adult and child 21 years of age and younger
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. Accommodation for those
with hearing impairments. 

Beth Sholom Synagogue      
1445 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
416-783-6103   
Barbara@bethsholom.net
www.bethsholom.net
$250/adult; $250/young family with small children
Childcare 1 year up
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator.
     
Shaar Shalom Congregation    
2 Simonston Boulevard, Thornhill
905-889-4975
office@shaarshalom.ca
Auxiliary service at Premier Ballroom
Hwy. 7 and Leslie Street
$150/adult; $125/13-25 yrs; $50/6-12 yrs.
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.


Orthodox Congregations
      
Aish Hatorah Thornhill      
949 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill
905-764-1818      
toronto@aish.com
www.aish.com
$150/adult; $75/students; $100/family experience – learning program
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. Bimah is accessible.

Anshei Minsk  (Kensington Market Area)    
10 & 12 St. Andrews, Toronto 
416-595-5723
reachus@theminsk.com 
www.theminsk.com
$60/person; student
Childcare available
Meals available; call ahead
Not wheelchair accessible.  

Associated Hebrew School
Zichron Yisroel (2004 information)
Held in Associated Hebrew School  
300 Atkinson Avenue, Thornhill 
905-889-3998 x 333      
Childcare and Junior minyan available      
$125/adult; $75/student and senior; Free/under 12
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. Bimah wheelchair accessible.

Associated Hebrew School (2004 Information)
Hurwich Education Centre
252 Finch Avenue West, Toronto
416-494-7666
$50 /adult; $30/youth
No childcare.

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Centre   
3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto 
416-785-2500 x 2546
www.baycrest.org 
$75/non-resident
Purchase tickets Finance office on Second Floor
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. Bimah wheelchair accessible.

Beth Avraham (2004 information)
Baycrest Terrace/Wagman Centre    
55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto
416-785-2500 x 2275
www.baycrest.org
$60/non-resident.

Beth Jacob V'Anshei Drildz     
147 Overbrook Place, Toronto
416-638-5955    
office@byad.org
www.byad.org
$100/adult; $25/student  
Not wheelchair accessible.

Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation (BAYT)   
613 Clark Street West, Thornhill
905-886-3810  
Info@bayt.ca
www.bayt.org
$150/adult in social hall; student less
Childcare 2-6 years
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. Bimah wheelchair accessible.

Beth Lida Forest Hill (2004 information)  
22 Gilgorm Road, Toronto
416-489-2550 
$100/adult; student less
Not accessible.

B'nai Torah Congregation  
465 Patricia Avenue, Toronto
416-226-3700 
www.bnaitorah.net
office@bnaitorah.net
$100/adult; less for child or student
Children & student services
Nursery program 2-5 years
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Chabad of Aurora
Services at Oak Ridges Recreation Centre
70 Old Colony Road, Richmond Hill
416-837-0962
$100/adults; no charge for kids service under 12
Wheelchair accessible.  Elevator.  Barrier free washrooms.

Chabad Flamingo
8001 Bathurst Street, Thornhill
905-763-4040
www.chabadflamingo.com
$180/adult; $100/student and senior
$75/teen service, ages 14-18; $50/child ages 3-13
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator.
Bimah wheelchair accessible.

Chabad Lubavitch Community Centre   
770 Chabad Gate, Thornhill
905-731-7000  
chabadtoro@aol.com  
www.chabad.ca
$100/person
Limited childcare
Not wheelchair accessible.    

Chabad Lubavitch Markham     
83 Green Lane, Thornhill
chabadmarkham@on.aibn.com
www.chabadmarkham.org
905-886-0420
$220/adult
Child not be charged if attend junior congregation
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Bimah wheelchair accessible. Accomodations for those with hearing impairments.

Chabad of Midtown   
1344 Bathurst Street, Toronto
416-516-2005 
chabadofmidtown@aol.com
$118/single; $65 student
$250/family; special discount for young couples.

Chabad of Mississauga
Services held at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
2774 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga
905-820-4432
chabadmississauga@sympatico.ca
$50/suggested donation; $180/person to be a sponsor
Children's program.
   
Clanton Park        
11 Lowesmoor Avenue, Toronto 
416-636-0395     
www.clantonpark.com
$100/adult; students less
Youth minyan and babysitting available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms.      

Jewish Centre for Learning and Living (2004 information)
9200 Bathurst Street, #28 (Rutherford Village Plaza)
Thornhill
905-762-0566
tjcll@sympatico.ca
$120/adult; $75/age 7-14; $50/age 6 & under
Childcare available.
   
Jewish Russian Community Centre   
www.jrcc.ca
416-222-7105 x 221   
$75/adult; $35/student and senior all locations
Childcare available at some locations
Check individual location regarding accessibility 
Locations:
a. Fisherville Junior High School
   425 Patricia Avenue
   Russian/Hebrew service

b. JRCC of Thornhill
   350 Hilda Avenue
   Rabbi Levi Jacobson
   English/Hebrew

c. JRCC of Thornhill Woods
    8808 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill
    English/Hebrew
    Rabbi Chaim Leib Hildeshaim
 
d. JRCC of Concord
   18 Derrywood Drive
   English/Hebrew
   Rabbi Yitzchak Drookman

e. Sheppard & Bathurst
   4455 Bathurst Street
   Russian/Hebrew
   Mr. Roman Goldstein

f. Bathurst & Lawrence
   3174 Bathurst Street
   Russian/Hebrew
   Mr. Mordechai Natarov

Kiever Congregation       
25 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto
416-593-9702
kieversynagogue@bellnet.ca
www.kievershul.tripod.com 
Call for information.

Kehillat Shaarei Torah        
2640 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
416-229-2600
www.shaareitorah.com
$180/adult downstairs; $100/student; Free/children under 12
No childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Bimah wheelchair accessible.

Nachal Yisroel (Breslav Chassidic Congregation)   
3683 Bathurst Street, Toronto  
416-256-5887 
No charge for tickets. Call for more information.

Ohr Penimi
240 Crestwood Road, Thornhill
905-889-0793
No charge, donation appreciated
Minimal childcare 
Not wheelchair accessible. 

Ohr Somayach (2004 information)   
2939 Bathurst Street, Toronto
416-785-5899
Universe@jep.ca  
$225/adult; tickets dependent on availability 
Not accessible.

Richmond Hill Country Shul (2004 information)  
9225 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill         
905-770-4191
$150/adult; $75/student; Free/children up to 10 years
Children’s program for ages 2-5 years.

Riverdale Shul of Toronto (2004 information)    
179A Danforth Avenue, Toronto
416-824-4539
gabbai@riverdale-shul.org
www.riverdale-shul.org
Everyone welcome
Childcare available.

Shaarei Shomayim Congregation      
470 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto 
416-789-3213 
info@shomayim.org  
www.shomayim.org
$325/adult; $100/full-time student (ages 13 and up)
$75/child 5-12 years; Free/child under 5
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator.  Bimah wheelchair accessible.

Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue       
3600 Bathurst Street, Toronto
416-787-1631 
Shul_office@bellnet.ca
Main Sanctuary: $225/adult; $100/student; $50/child
Auxiliary Hall: $75/adult; $50/student; $35/child
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Shaarei Tzedec      
397 Markham Street (Bloor & Bathurst area), Toronto 
416-964-7011 – Dr. Greenberg
$50/ticket, limited separate seating
Childcare available.
  
Temmy Latner Forest Hill Jewish Centre
446 Spadina Road, Toronto
416-483-0883
thecentre@on.aibn.com
$150/adult; $75/senior and student; $25/child
Childcare available.

Torah Emeth Jewish Centre      
1 Viewmount Avenue, Toronto
416-782-9621
www.viewmount.com  
Call for ticket prices.

Ulpanat Orot Mishkan Avraham (2004 information)   
45 Canyon Avenue, Toronto
416-630-6772      
$75/adults $40/student and child.

Village Shul             
1072 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
416-785-1107 
villageshul@aish.com 
www.aish.com/branches/villageshul
$375/person; $130/student; $110/child under 18
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Shabbat elevator.

Westmount Community Shul
1054 Centre Street, Unit 554, Thornhill
905-482-9488
office@westmountroutes.com
Services in the Benjamin Vaughan Complex, Bathurst Street & Westminster Drive:
Traditional service for adults & children (10 years and older) - Rosemount Community Centre gym
Educational family service (welcomes children of all ages) - at City Playhouse
$150/adult; $75/ages 12-24; $50/child ages 2-11
Both locations wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms.

Yeshiva Or Chaim (2004 information)     
159 Almore Avenue, Toronto    
416-630-6772
$75/adult; $40/student and child
No childcare available.


Reconstructionist Congregation

Congregation Darchei Noam   
15 Hove Street, Toronto
416-638-4783
darcheinoam@bellnet.ca
www.darcheinoam.on.ca   
$200/adult (over age 25); $72/students
Childcare available at cost
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Shabbat elevator. Bimah wheelchair accessible.
 

Reform Congregations

Am Shalom Congregation     
767 Huronia Street, Barrie
705-792-3949
amshalomcongregation@bellnet.ca
$200/adult
Wheelchair accessible.

Baycrest Terrace Synagogue (2004 information)    
55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto 
416-785-2500
www.baycrest.org
$75/person.

Har Tikvah Congregation      
Box 36023       
9025 Torbam Road, Bramalea              
905-430-1832 
info@hartikvah.org        
www.hartikvah.org
$75/person
Childcare available.

Or Hadash       
17665 Leslie Street, Unit 14, Newmarket       
Services held at the Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Drive
905-898-2220
info@orhadash.org
www.orhadash.org
Rosh Hashanah service at synagogue location
$150/adult, $65/youth 9-18 yrs; free/child
Childcare available
Both locations wheelchair accessible.

Shaarei Beth El      
186 Morrison Avenue
Oakville  L6J 4J4
905-849-6000 
sbeofc@idirect.ca
www.sbe.ca   
$180/person; $50/student; $350 family rate (2 adults, 2 children) 
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Solel Congregation       
2399 Folkway Drive, Mississauga 
905-820-59l5
carollouise@solelcongregation.org
www.solelcongregation.org
For both Holidays:
$170/adult; $110/student and senior; $60/ages 8-17; $50/child ages 2-7
Single holidays are less.
Wheelchair accessible.  Bimah wheelchair accessible.  Accommodations for those
with hearing impairments.
      
Temple Har Zion       
7360 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill
905-889-2252 
information@templeharzion.com 
www.templeharzion.com
$200/person; Free/children under 9 free with adult ticket
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. 

Temple Kol Ami          
Services at Le Parc West                        
8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill 
905-709-2620
info@templekolami.ca
www.templekolami.ca
$165/adult; $100/student and senior; $35/child                      
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Bimah accessible to wheelchairs.

 

Secular Humanistic Congregation

Oraynu Community for Secular Humanistic Judaism   
156 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 14, Toronto     
416-385-3910 
info@oraynu.org       
www.oraynu.org
Services held in North York City Centre Complex
Rosh Hashanah, October 4th
$65/adult; $35.00/student or child
Kol Nidre:  $65/adult; $35/student or child
Yom Kippur Day: $40/adult; $20/student or child
Package of all 3 services:  $140/adult; $70/student or child.

 

Sephardic Congregations

Beth Midrash Bar Yochai     
269 Arnold Avenue, Thornhill      
905-731-7855 
Service held at Eitz Chaim Girls School
80 Yorkhill Boulevard, Thornhill  
$100/adult; less for children
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Minyan Sepharad        
475 Patricia Avenue, Toronto
416-512-8851 
Call for information.

Tiferet Israel       
756 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto  
416-633-1874   
No charge, limited space.

Bene Israel (Conservative style/Sephardic)      
Service held at Sephardic Kehila Centre
7026 Bathurst Street, Thornhill
416-495-7317
solli@rogers.com
Call for prices
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

 

Unaffiliated Congregations

Beach Hebrew Institute   
109 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto    
416-694-7942        
Priority given to members
Limited seating - first come, first serve
Synagogue wheelchair accessible. Washrooms not accessible.

Beth  Haminyan      
Service held at Bialik Hebrew Day School    
12 Viewmount Avenue, Toronto
416-636-2569  
Beth_haminyan@hotmail.com
http://bethhaminyan.tripod.com/
Tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:
$135/adult; $75/student 19+; $50/ages 13-18; $25/child ages 3-12
Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur: $110/adult; $60/student; $40/ages 13-18; $20/child
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.  Elevator.

Beth Habonim      
5 Glen Park Avenue, Toronto
416-782-7125
Habonim@canada.com
$100/adult; $50/under 18
Not accessible.

Bina Congregation – Jews of Indian decent (2003 information)
Held at National Council of Jewish Women, Council House 
4700 Bathurst Street, Toronto
416-491-9109
annsamson@rogers.com
Suggested donation: $40/person
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

B'nai Shalom North Congregation    
Held at Garnet A. Williams Community Centre  
501 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill
905-731-2797 
bnaishalom@bellnet.ca
$120/adult; 75/student; $50/youth service; $25/2-5yrs
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

B'nai Shalom V'Tikvah      
1787A Bronte Square, Pickering    
905-683-5646 
Service at St. Paul’s United Church in Ajax
$75/person
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms
Childcare available.

Borochov Centre Labour Zionist Alliance/Kol Yisroel Congregation 
272 Codsell Avenue, Toronto
416-630-9444
$70/adult; $40/child under 13 
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.
    
Danforth Jewish Circle    
429 Danforth Avenue, Suite 125, Toronto  
416-825-7431
info@djctoronto.com    
Services held at Eastminster United Church
310 Danforth Avenue
$380/family (2 adults w/children up to 22); $180/Individual/One-adult households w/children up to 22); $100/seniors; $75/full-time student age 23 and over; $75/one service, evening or day.
Early bird special.  Call for details. Fees include membership.

First Narayever      
187 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto      
416-927-0546
info@narayever.com 
www.narayever.com
Service held at Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Avenue
$200/adult; $72/student under 30; $36/child under bar/bat mitzvah
Childcare available but child must have a ticket
Call ahead for accessibility.

Iraqi Jewish Association     
Services held at Sephardic Kehila Centre
7026 Bathurst Street, Thornhill
416-730-9522
$180/single tickets; $380/family.  

Kolel: Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning   
Service held Bathurst Jewish Community Centre      
4588 Bathurst Street  
416-485-7007
www.kolel.org
Tickets do not include prayer books
Both days: $265/adult;  $110/Seniors; $85/Children
Either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur: $170/adults; $105/seniors; $85/children
“Build your own service” at Eglinton location
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator.

Lodzer Centre Holocaust Congregation     
12 Heaton Street, Toronto
416-636-6665
lodzercentre@rogers.com
$150/adult; Free/youth ages 7-13
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator. Bimah wheelchair accessible. Accomodation for those with hearing impairments.

Pride of Israel
59 Lissom Crescent, Toronto
416-226-0111 
www.thepride.org
office@thepride.org
$175/person    
Childcare available
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Shir Libeynu      
416-465-5488
shirlibeynu@yahoo.ca
Services held at Cecil Street Community Centre   
Progressive Egalitarian.
Tickets available at Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue
$90/adult; $55/Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur
$40/senior and student; Free/child under 12
Childcare available.
Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Yachdav
Services held at Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life
36 Harbord Street, Toronto
416-913-2424
Traditional, egalitarian service
$72/adult; $36/student; $18/child
Wheelchair accessible. Barrier free washrooms. Elevator.


Senior Citizens and University Students

Aish20s
Services at 2 locations
- Aish Hatorah, 949 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill
- A Show of Hands, 1016 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
www.aish20s.com
Young adults up to 30
$120/young professionals, $80/students
50% discount if individual brings friend
Both locations wheelchair accessible.

Baycrest Centre       
3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto 
416-785-2500  
Purchase tickets cashier's office on the 2nd  Floor of Baycrest main building  
Orthodox and Reform services
$75/community; Free/child    
No childcare.

Baycrest Terrace/Wagman Centre (2004 information)   
55 Ameer Street, Toronto
416-785-2500, ex 2268 
Orthodox and Reform services $60/person.

Bernard Betel Centre Tehillat Yerushalayim   
1003 Steeles Avenue West, Toronto    
Contact Felix, 905-882-0116
Orthodox service, limited seating
$100/adults
No childcare.

Shalom Congregation of Castlewood Wychwood Tower
351 Christie Street, Toronto
416-924-2422
Call for price
Special service for seniors. Wheelchair accessible.  Barrier free washrooms.

Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life
36 Harbord Street, Toronto
416-913-2424
Services run by Yachdav.  Traditional, egalitarian service
$72/adult; $36/youth; $18/child
Wheelchair accessible. Elevator. Barrier free washrooms.   

York University - Scott Religious Centre  (2004 information)    
416-736-5178     
Must call to purchase tickets:
Free for student with a valid ID from any university or college
$130/adult; $75/senior; $80/13-17 years
$30/child (under 13); Free/child 5 years old and under
Arrangements must be made for parking.

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