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Havdalah on the Porch • Klezmer!

Saturday, July 29, 2023 11 Av 5783

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMTemple Emanu-El Front Porch

WEATHER UPDATE: Saturday, 3:40 pm • Based on the weather forecast for the area of the synagogue, our current plan is to hold the program outdoors. Please plan accordingly.



Bring your lawn chair (if you have one) and join us for great music, ice cream, Havdalah and friends. This event is part of our Havdalah on the Porch series.

The evening will feature a concert of Klezmer music presented by some of Toronto's top Klezmer musicians:

Jonno Lightsone is the Musical Director of Klezkonnection and is a pillar of the Canadian Klezmer scene. Jonno's Klezmer concert at last year's Havdalah on the Porch was one of our most popular programs, so we are thrilled to have him back! More about Jonno HERE.

Beth Silver is thrilled to return to Temple Emanu-El for this concert. Beth grew up at Temple Emanu-El and is now an accomplished and celebrated professional cellist living in Toronto. More about Beth HERE.

Brian Katz is an internationally-lauded guitarist, pianist, composer and educator in the fields of jazz, classical, Klezmer and beyond. More about Brian HERE. (Note: Brian Katz photo © David Kaufman)


More about the event:

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, 120 Old Colony Road, Toronto. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors.

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. 
*Note: You do not need to register if you are joining the program on Zoom. The Zoom link can be found in your  Sunday & Friday newsletter the week before the Havdalah on the Porch event, or contact Carli Portman closer to the event date ( and she will email you the link.

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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