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Shir Libeynu E-update
December 30, 2014


1. Upcoming Services and Events


a) Shabbat Morning Service  - Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. at the MNJCC


b) Jewish Learning Program - Torah Then and Now, Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 @ 12:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m. at the MNJCC


c) Other Upcoming Shir Libeynu Services

Our Next Shabbat Service

 Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, January 3rd @10:30 a.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor
Michael Bernstein Chapel 
Please join us for an egalitarian and participatory Shabbat service.

Led by Rabbi Aviva Goldberg with Chazzan Daniela Gesundheit.


A light kiddush lunch will follow the service.


Shabbat: The Junior Edition
Enjoy crafts, stories and a snack with Rebecca. For children ages three to eight years.



 Inclusive Practices:

No Shir Libeynite Left Behind


Saturday, January 3rd @ 12:45-2 p.m.

This Month's Topic: Torah Then and Now


Charlie Lior will lead another engaging Torah study session which will test our interpretive mettle.


All Welcome!!

Other Upcoming Services
February - March 2015

Saturday Morning, February 7, at 10:30 a.m.
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday Evening, March 6th
Saturday Morning, March 28th, at 10:30 a.m
(This Passover Shabbat HaGadol service will occur in lieu of the April service). 
Stay tuned for more details.



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Shir Libeynu Fund


Proceeds from the fund will go towards ensuring that Shir Libeynu continues to thrive while ensuring access to everyone, regardless of their financial situation.


Click here to donate to the Shir Libeynu Fund (please note that we do not have credit card capability - just PayPal). 


Alternatively, you can make out a cheque to Congregation Shir Libeynu (please write "Shir Libeynu Fund" in the "Memo" or "Re" section on the cheque) and mail it to

Congregation Shir Libeynu, 

P.O Box 73509

Toronto, Ontario

M6C 4A7


Please send an email message to 
 stating the reason for your donation so we can acknowledge it in the e-letter and on our website.
Donations in any amount are welcome and income tax receipts will be issued

The congregation holds Shabbat services monthly, in the Michael Bernstein Chapel, on the 3rd floor of the Miles Nadal JCC, followed by a light Kiddush. A free Shabbat program is offered for children during services. We also offer adult education workshops and programs, the opportunity to participate in our choir and chanting events, as well as holiday celebrations and Oneg Shabbat dinners throughout the year.


Shir Libeynu is a liberal, egalitarian

congregation, unaffiliated with any particular stream of Judaism. Our participatory services combine tradition and innovation. Shir Libeynu is Hebrew for "song of our hearts," and our services include prayers and music both ancient and modern. Our diverse community is a welcoming one.


On November 22nd, we honoured Aviva for her dedication and service to Congregation Shir Libeynu and celebrated her ordination (smicha) as a rabbi for our community. 


Along with a traditional Havdalah service, we held this unique celebration of Jewish leadership, Jewish continuity and progress. With Aviva's guidance and bravery, Shir Libeynu has led the way in Toronto for acceptance and full involvement of women, interfaith couples and the LGBT community. We were the trailblazers and we will continue to be the leading edge in Jewish pluralism and social responsibility in Toronto and Canada. 


In honour of this day and to build for the future, we started the Rabbi's Program Development Fund. We continue to welcome funds from Congregation Shir Libeynu family and friends to make a special donation in Aviva's honour to the Rabbi's Program Development Fund. Donations will provide funds for programming and projects that are near and dear to Rabbi Aviva's heart and reflect the shul's interest and needs.


For more information, on Rabbi Goldberg's ordination on November 22nd, 2014/57752 or  to make a donation to Rabbi's Program Development Fund, please click here.