Annex Shul is a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community for young professionals and their children, located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. Annex Shul has a multi-denominational, independent minyan, and everyone is encouraged to play an active role in davening and programs. Annex Shul’s motto – Come as you are, make it yours – exemplifies their approach to building community. There is truly something for everyone at Annex Shul. Although the majority of participants are young professionals, all are welcome.
Location: Shabbat services are usually held at the Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord Street (at the corner of Harbord and Huron)
Spiritual Leader: Aaron Rotenberg
Beth Torah is a traditional shul that has been in existence for 50 years. The synagogue’s approach to Judaism and Jewish education merges the traditional with the modern.
Location: 47 Glenbrook Avenue, Toronto, ON M6B 2L7
Rabbi: Yossi Sapirman
Congregation Darchei Noam, Toronto’s only Reconstructionist synagogue, blends Jewish practice with innovative forms of Jewish expression. We recognize that Jewish life and community are works of imagination, courage and devotion that evolve over time yet preserve their unique wisdom and teachings.
We are an inclusive, egalitarian, and welcoming congregation. We aspire to create a sacred space that encourages all who enter to experience Jewish life as a source of joy. In all matters of congregational life, we turn to our common values for inspiration.
Location: 864 Sheppard Ave W, North York, ON M3H 2T5
Rabbi: Tina Grimberg
Congregation Shir Libeynu is a liberal, egalitarian, progressive and unaffiliated Jewish community. The membership is diverse, and services combine tradition and innovation, with prayers, songs and liturgy that are accessible and inclusive. Our Shabbat services are participatory and take place monthly, usually on the first Saturday of every month at the downtown Miles Nadal JCC., with our bar and bat mitzvah Shabbats occurring at a larger site midtown, where our joyous and musical High Holidays also occur. Two children’s programs are offered during the monthly Shabos service, for both younger children (3-8) and a junior congregation (7-11). Our bar/bat mitzvah program includes a learning enrichment component. Adult-education workshops, lectures, films and programs are also offered, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Shir Libeynu choir, holiday celebrations, and other social engagements throughout the year. We are the longest-standing LGBTQ-inclusive congregation in the GTA.
Location: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor, (for Shabos services and other events), as well as at other locations.
Rabbi: Aviva Goldberg
Danforth Jewish Circle (DJC) is an egalitarian, unaffiliated community that is part of a larger progressive Jewish movement. Joyous and inclusive, the Danforth Jewish Circle is an accessible and inspiring Jewish community located in the heart of Riverdale. Members include singles and families of all ages who come from diverse Jewish backgrounds and cultural traditions, interfaith and intercultural families, and the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities.
Location: Eastminster United Church at 310 Danforth Avenue, three blocks east of Broadview Avenue
Mail: Danforth Jewish Circle, 283 Danforth Avenue, Suite 125,Toronto, ON M4K 1N2
Rabbi: Miriam Margles
Kol Ami is a Reform Jewish congregation in Thornhill, Ontario, with a dynamic approach to Judaism, blending the traditional and the contemporary. A warm and vibrant congregation, Temple Kol Ami values life-long learning, musical and spirited prayer, Tikkun Olam, and a strong community.
Location: 36 Atkinson Ave, Thornhill, ON L4J 8C9
Rabbi: Micah Streiffer
Oraynu provides, to the broadest extent and highest standards, all the services required of a caring Jewish congregation guided by a secular humanistic philosophy and approach. Oraynu offers an exclusive and welcoming environment that encourages the exploration of personal and communal concerns and interests. Ideological, ceremonial, and educational leadership is provided by ordained Rabbis.
Location: Most, but not all, of our events take place at the Borochov Cultural Centre, 272 Codsell Ave, Toronto, ON
Mailing Address: 156 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 14, Toronto ON M3B 3N2
Rabbis: Rabbi Denise Handlarski, Oraynu’s spiritual leader and Program Director; Rabbi Eva Goldfinger, Life Cycle Director and Adult Educator; Rabbi Karen Levy, Rabbi Emerita
Shaarei-Beth El Congregation (Oakville) is a Reform Jewish congregation dedicated to the teachings of Torah and the principles of Judaism serving the community of Halton. Shaarei-Beth El aspires to build a community based on inclusiveness where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth, or by choice.
Location: 186 Morrison Road, Oakville, ON L6J 4J4
Rabbi: Stephen Wise
Temple Anshe Sholom (Hamilton) is a congregation of 420 families. The congregation is diverse: seniors, younger and older families, families with children, interfaith families, same-sex couples, couples without children, and individual members. Anshe Sholom is fully egalitarian and has a strong connection to the Union For Reform Judaism.
Location: 215 Cline Ave N, Hamilton, ON
Rabbis: Jordan Cohen, Bernard Baskin
Temple Har Zion is a Reform synagogue committed to the rich possibilities of a full and involved Jewish life, including preserving Jewish heritage and teaching it to our children, making services meaningful and accessible, reinforcing and enhancing Jewish identity, providing family participation, ensuring equality for men and women in all aspects of Temple life, emphasizing adult education, and committing to social action.
Location: 7360 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON
Rabbi: Cory Weiss
Temple Sinai is an inclusive, accessible, caring Reform community that aspires to a dynamic, constantly evolving Judaism, and is committed to lifelong learning, traditional Jewish culture, ethics and meaningful worship. Temple Sinai embodies the highest ideals of tzedakah within its own walls, in its outreach to the multi-faith community of Toronto, and to the wider sphere of the global community.
Location: 210 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON
Rabbis: Michael Dolgin, Daniel Mikelberg