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Q: What is the Village Shul and Aish HaTorah Learning Centre?

A: The Village Shul is a traditional synagogue located in the Forest Hill area of Toronto, Canada. We are partners with Aish Toronto and an affiliated branch with Aish HaTorah International.


Q: What is Aish HaTorah?

A: Aish HaTorah is a world leader in creative Jewish educational programs and leadership training, dedicated to answering the vital question, "Why be Jewish?"

Aish HaTorah, founded in Jerusalem by Rabbi Noah Weinberg z"l in 1974, is dedicated to revitalizing the Jewish people by providing opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to discover their heritage in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect.


  • Aish HaTorah operates branches worldwide on six continents

  • 100,000 people attend Aish HaTorah programs annually

  • receives over 1 million visits each month, with 380,000 unique email subscribers

  • 50,000 hours of Torah tapes and MP3s are listened to each year at

  • 4,500 people attend Aish HaTorah learning programs in Israel every year

  • 200 people have graduated from Aish HaTorah's rabbinic ordination program


Q: How can I become a member?

A: Any Jew who has reached the age of eighteen (18) years is eligible for General Membership. We encourage that you first speak with our executive director a representative of our Membership Committee. Subsequent to that and after completing a membership application, a member of our Shul will be in touch to welcome you to the community.

For more information about membership benefits and to download a membership application, click here.


Q: How can I find out more about classes, events and programs?

A: Please click on the tab at the top of the page for details on current events and programs at the Shul or call the office at 416-785-1107 for more details.


Q: How can I find out about the Mikvah?

A: The Village Shul is proud to provide a Mikvah for the women of the community. For information on times or any other questions please call the Mikvah line at 416-787-7141 and our Mikvah supervisor will return your call shortly.


Q: How can I get in touch with the Rabbi or staff after hours for an emergency?

A: We understand that sometimes emergencies happen and you need to speak to someone. In the event of an emergency after hours, call the office. The voicemail system asks “If it is an emergency, please press 1." From there you can decide if you need the Rabbi (a spiritual emergency) to press “1” or the executive director (a non-spiritual emergency) to press “2."


Q: How can I get subscribe/unsubscribe to the weekly email list?

A: Please send an email to with your request.


Q: How can I get onto/off of the telephone list?

A: Please send an email to with your request.

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