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Adath Israel provides a wide selection of elegant and functional spaces which can enhance your celebration or event. We are happy to accommodate you based on what is best suited to your specific occasion, from hosting a small family dinner to planning the opening of a major community gathering. The Synagogue is located mid-town at Bathurst and Highway 401 which makes it both central and easy to access and there is a large parking lot for attendees.

To plan or book an event or for further information, please contact Nancy Goldstein, Director of Lifecycle Events at 416.635.5340 x 313 or

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Main Sanctuary

The Sanctuary at Adath Israel is both gracious, elegant and photogenic.  There are 944 comfortable seats surrounded by 10 magnificent stain glass windows. The balcony can hold an additional 226 people.

The main Sanctuary is a multi-functional area, that is beautiful for religious ceremonies; weddings and B’nai Mitzvah or personal occasions like a baby naming, or an aufruff.  Its size and flexibility also makes it an exceptional choice for concerts, lectures and public/community ceremonies. In addition, there is a built-in audio-PA system.

Outside the Main Sanctuary there is an excellent space to host cocktail parties, display Exhibitor materials or have breakout discussions. Behind the Sanctuary there is also a Bride’s room and guests have access to two coat check facilities situated in the lobby area.

Donnenfield Chapel

On a more intimate scale, one can choose the Donnenfield Chapel which seats 90 people.  There is space to add additional chairs at the back which can increase its capacity to hold 160 people, when needed.  This beautiful Chapel with its modern stained glass windows is the perfect location to host smaller weddings and B’nai Mitzvah and personal events.

Social Halls

Alex Tobias and Granovsky Halls
These two social halls are located on the Main Floor. This is an excellent flexible space that consists of 2 halls which can be used independently or together to accommodate larger events.  The rooms have been fitted for audio PA systems.

Sit down lunch or dinner with dance floor – 370 guests
Sit down lunch or dinner without a dance floor – 520 guests
Theatre style seating – 900 attendees

Alex Tobias Hall
Buffet lunch or dinner – 200 guests
Sit down lunch or dinner – 220 – 240 guests
Sit down dinner with dance floor – 200 guests
Theatre style seating – 600 attendees

Abraham Granovsky Hall
Buffet lunch or dinner– 90 guests
Sit down lunch or dinner– 120 guests
Theatre style seating – 300 guests

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Greenspoon Oval Room 

This newly renovated hall is located on the lower level.  It has both upper and lower portions, but each area is easily managed with both stairs and a ramp. Newly installed carpeting and lighting make this a very attractive multi-functional area.

Buffet lunch or dinner – 160 guests
Sit down dinner or lunch – 210 guests
Sit down dinner or lunch with dance floor – 140 guests
Theatre style seating – 250 attendees

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Jacob Ulrich Hall

This social event hall is on the lower level and is easily accessed by stairs and an elevator.  It is decorated in warm ivory tones. The Ulrich Hall is an excellent space for social events, meetings, Family Passover Seders.

Buffet lunch or dinner– 180 guests
Buffet lunch or dinner with dance floor – 130 guests
Sit down lunch or dinner – 220 guests
Sit down lunch or dinner with dance floor – 140 guests
Theatre style seating – 450 attendees

Boardroom and Library

Boardroom with tables in place seating capacity – 24-26 attendees
Boardroom with Library – 40 attendees
Library – 25 guests


At Adath Israel, we understand that Jewish lifecycle events mark beginnings, transitions and endings and these events allow us to connect “generation to generation”.

We encourage our members to share all their lifecycle events at Adath Israel with family and friends.

Take advantage of our extensive facilities, our COR certified kitchen and the relationship we’ve built with two of Toronto’s most reputable kosher caterers, both of whom are contracted to offer quality kosher meals for events of all sizes at our centrally located Shul.

When planning your event, make a point to first contact our Nancy Goldstein who manages our lifecycle events. Nancy will help guide you every step of the way, including making the connection with each of our Preferred Catering partners.

Nancy can be reached by email ( or by phone: 416.635.5340 (ext. 313).


We look forward to hosting your next lifecycle event at Adath Israel Congregation.

Tue, 23 July 2024 17 Tammuz 5784