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Havdalah on the Porch

Havdalah on the Porch

Bring a lawn chair (if you have one), sit back and enjoy great music, friends, ice cream, and Havdalah led by Rabbi Debra Landsberg and Judy Adelman Gershon. All are welcome and admission is free. Registration required.

Note, in case of inclement weather, the program will move inside and will be subject to our COVID protocols.


Summer 2022:


May 28 • 6:00 pm
Aviv Kofman

Our first Havdalah on the Porch event this season was a huge success! Temple Emanu-El Shinshinit (Israeli teen emissary), Aviv Kofman, delivered a magical evening of music, accompanied by Havdalah, Israeli snacks and, of course, ice cream!


June 18 • 7:00 pm
Toronto Jewish Chorus

Join us for our Havdalah Choral Festival, beginning with the Toronto Jewish Chorus on June 18. The TJC is one of Canada's premier Jewish choirs and has been featured with performances at Harbourfront Vocal Festival, Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Philips Square, Jewish Music Week, and many more. Registration and information are HERE.


June 25 • 7:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El Choir

Our Havdalah Choral Festival continues on June 25 with our own Temple Emanu-El Choir.  This will mark the first time our choir has performed a concert in over two years and we are excited to share the joy with you! Registration and information are HERE.


July  30 • 7:00 pm
The Adelmaidles

 Join us for an evening of Havdalah, treats, and the music of Temple Emanu-El's own Adelmaidles: (l to r) Risa Hoffman, Judy Adelman Gershon, and Robin Leszner. This special Havdalah on the Porch is sponsored by the family of Temple Emanu-El member (and Adelmaidle Uncle) Harvey Adelman in honour of his 95th birthday! Registration and information are HERE.

August 27 (tentative) • Save the date! Details coming soon.

Sept 17 (tentative) • Selichot / Havdalah • Save the date! Details coming soon.

Tue, June 28 2022 29 Sivan 5782