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Havdalah on the Porch

Havdalah on the Porch


Havdalah on the Porch was a HUGE success last summer. People came from all across the GTA, set up their lawn chairs in front of Temple Emanu-El, sat back and enjoyed great free music, friends, ice cream, and Havdalah led by Rabbi Debra Landsberg and Cantor Judy Adelman Gershon. We're thrilled to be back with another great season of this popular program. Watch for a Havdalah on the Porch event every month from May through September.


Summer 2023:


May 13 • 6:30 pm
Temple Emanu-El Adult & Youth Choirs

Don't miss our special 2023 Havdalah on the Porch kickoff event!
Cantor Judy Adelman Gershon will conduct  our amazing Temple Emanu-El Choir and our brand new Youth Choir.  Bring your lawn chair (if you have one) and get ready for a magical evening of live music,  Havdalah, friends and, of course, ice cream! Learn more and register HERE.


June 10 • 7:00 pm
The Toronto Jewish Chorus

The TJC was founded in 2009 by Temple Emanu-El's own Cantor Judy Adelman Gershon and has risen to become one of Canada's premier Jewish choirs. The TJC has been featured with performances at Harbourfront Vocal Festival, Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Philips Square, Jewish Music Week, and many more. Learn more and register HERE.


July 29 • 7:00 pm

One of our most popular programs last year was our Havdalah on the Porch Klezmer night. We're thrilled to bring back Jonno Lightstone's amazing Klezmer music, this time with two more of Toronto's best Klezmer stars, Beth Silver, and Brian Katz. Learn more and register HERE.


Aug 19 • 7:00 pm
The Aidelmaidles

Don't miss Temple Emanu-El's own amazing musical 'sister act', The Aidelmaidles are (l to r) Robin Leszner, Risa Hoffman, and Cantor Judy Adelman Gershon. Learn more and register HERE.


Sept 9 • (Time to be confirmed)
SAVE THE DATE! Special S'lichot Havdalah on the Porch

Please save the date and join us for our final Havdalah on the Porch of this season... a very special program for S'lichot that we can't wait to tell you about! Watch this page and our synagogue newsletter for details coming soon.


Your Support is Appreciated

We are thrilled to open Havdalah on the Porch to the entire Toronto Jewish community free of charge. If you are able to help support this and our other excellent musical programming, please consider a donation. Click HERE and select "music" from the "Type" pull-down menu.

You can also help just by spreading the word to friends, family and your social media community.

Thank you... and see you soon!


Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783