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DAN NICHOLS • Havdalah on the Porch

Saturday, May 25, 2024 17 Iyar 5784

7:00 PM - 8:15 PMTemple Emanu-El Front Porch

Havdalah on the Porch 2024 Kickoff


We're thrilled to announce that our 2024 season of Havdalah on the Porch will kick off with a SUPERSTAR of Jewish music, Dan Nichols!

Dan's music is a staple of summer camps, youth groups and congregations across North America and beyond. A classically trained singer, Dan received his bachelor of music degree in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina. In 1995, realizing the potential of music to make powerful connections with Jewish youth, Dan established the Jewish rock band Eighteen. Since that time, Dan and Eighteen have released 13 albums. Songs like “L’takein,” “B’tzelem Elohim,” “Kehillah Kedoshah,” “Chazak,” “Sweet As Honey,” and “Asher Yatzar” have become Jewish communal anthems throughout North America.

Dan Nichols on Spotify: HERE
Dan Nichols on Apple Music: HERE
Dan Nichols on Amazon Music: HERE

The evening will feature guest appearances from Toronto-area song leaders, The Temple Emanu-El Choir, The Temple Har Zion Choir, and The Danforth Jewish Circle Choir. The event is FREE with the generous support of the Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education and the Government of Canada's New Horizons Program.



A Community Partnership

Temple Emanu-El thanks our community partners for this event. See you on May 25!

Temple Har Zion

The Danforth Jewish Circle

URJ Camp George


More about the event:


Please bring a non-perishable kosher food item in support of UJA's "52 Weeks" Community Food Share. Food insecurity is an urgent, ongoing crisis in Jewish Toronto. Learn more about the project and what items to bring HERE.

Please try to bring a folding lawn chair. There is a very limited number of chairs available from the synagogue. You may need to stand or sit on the ground if you do not bring a chair. If it is critically important that you use one of the synagogue's chairs, we recommend that you come early. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve a chair for you, even if you write it in the registration notes.

Outdoors, weather permitting: The program will take place outdoors in front of Temple Emanu-El, Toronto. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors.

Getting to Us: Temple Emanu-El is located at 120 Old Colony Road, Toronto. For a map, additional directions, and TTC guidance, click HERE.

It's all free. This evening is free of charge and open to everyone. Donations to Temple Emanu-El are greatly appreciated and will help us present more great musical programming. To make a donation in honour Temple Emanu-El's musical programming, click HERE.

Security: Please be prepared to show photo ID for each adult and for security to examine bags.

More like this: Find more Havdalah on the Porch events HERE.

Registration: Advance registration is appreciated. It helps us have an idea of how many people are coming (and to make sure we have plenty of ice cream, of course). Use the registration form below, and please use the notes to tell us the names of all the people you expect to be joining you. 

Zoom: We will try, but cannot guarantee Zoom coverage of this event because of the program's location outside of our building. You do not need to register if you are planning to join the program on Zoom. The Zoom link will be found in the  Sunday & Friday Temple Emanu-El newsletter, the week before the event, or contact Carli Portman closer to the date ( and she will email you the link. Try to come join us live!

Registration closes at noon on Friday, May 24.
Last minute? 
If you don't get a chance to register and would like to join us last minute, please come!

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