Articles

Renovations Updates
By: Randy Spiegel
July 20 2017
Making Changes Inside and Out!Outside—The long overdue resurfacing of our parking lot is underway. On Monday, the heavy equipment came in to tear up the old asphalt and start the grading. For the duration, the parking lot will be closed. Weather permitting, work will continue with the line painting being the final step completed early in the next week.Inside—Work...
New Administration Offices in the Works
By: Randy Spiegel
July 4 2017
New Administrative Offices in the Works While many wind down for the summer, this is the busiest time of year, with physical and programmatic changes being made to better serve our members in the New Year. Our administration offices are now under renovation and will have a new look that is scheduled for completion in the late summer. In the interim, several staff members been relocated to...
Remarks to the Beth Tzedec Men's Club Scholarship Breakfast / Sunday, June 11, 2017
By: Daniel Silverman
June 15 2017
Let me begin by thanking the Beth Tzedec Men’s Club for inviting me back to speak at this celebration. In particular, thank you to Hersh and Cheryl Rosenthal and their family for your commitment and dedication to the Men’s Club, our congregation and these scholarship awards. One of the most often used buzzwords in Jewish circles for the past couple of decades has been Jewish Identity....
Board Elects New Executive Committee
By: Beth Tzedec
June 2 2017
On Monday evening, May 29, the Board of Governors met and elected the new Executive, comprised of the following individuals:Dr. Sheldon Rotman – PresidentDebbie Rothstein – Chair of the BoardLawrence Wallach – Vice-PresidentIlene Flatt – Vice-ChairCecile Zaifman – TreasurerAlan Sless – SecretaryGary Elman – ParnosS. Blake Teichman – Immediate Past PresidentCarolyn Kolers – Past...
Building for Today and Tomorrow
By: Sheldon Rotman
June 2 2017
With great pride, Beth Tzedec is pleased to thank Mary Ellen Herman for a commitment to the Congregation that will see the main floor banquet hall named the Michael and Mary Ellen Herman Banquet Hall. Norman Bacal, chair of the Beth Tzedec Development Committee, made the announcement on Shavuot before the entire Congregation. In memory of her late husband Michaelz”l, and in...
Announcing Beth Tzedec's 1-4-7 Draw
By: Beth Tzedec
May 19 2017
1 Ticket / 4 Seasons Resort / 7 Nights AccommodationAnnouncing Beth Tzedec's 1-4-7 Draw, a raffle for one of two great packages for a stay at the fabulous Four Seasons Residence Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, plus $500 cash. (Total value of each prize package is $7,500.)The draw will be held at the Simẖat Torah Luncheon on Friday, October 13, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $136...
Support the Peace of Mind Program
By: Beth Tzedec
February 24 2017
For a week in 2016, a unit of 15 former elite IDF soldiers who experienced the trauma of loss during battle visited our Congregation as part of the Peace of Mind program. Designed to aid in the recovery of these brave young men, they lived in our homes and met in our synagogue. Many have already committed funds to welcome a new group in June 2017. In addition to the emotional and...
Adult Winter Boots for Out of the Cold
By: Beth Tzedec
February 13 2017
The Out of the Cold program has an immediate and urgent need for adult winter boots. These winter weather items can mean the survival of those in the community who are homeless. Donations of boots should be bagged and labelled OOTC, and dropped off at Beth Sholom Synagogue (1445 Eglinton Ave. W) during regular weekday business hours.
Neighbourhood Hydro Shut-Down - February 16
By: Beth Tzedec
February 10 2017
Toronto Hydro has been undertaking a major upgrade to infrastructure in the area around the synagogue. On Thursday, February 16 from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the power to our building—and to other homes surrounding Beth Tzedec—will be suspended. During the shut-down, the building will be open only for daily minyan in the morning, with evening services...
Standing Together to Oppose Hate and Violence
By: Beth Tzedec
February 2 2017
Beth Tzedec Congregation stands united with the Jewish community in condemning the murders at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec. Rabbis Frydman-Kohl and Cutler have reached out to their Muslim friends, sharing our sorrow and solidarity.Public support from allies and friends is without parallel in providing comfort and strength. We will gather at the Islamic Foundation of...
Words of Thanks from Imran Ally
By: Beth Tzedec
February 2 2017
Emailed to Rabbis Frydman-Kohl and Cutler on January 30Greetings, Your heartfelt outpouring of support with messages of strength, care and compassion to the Muslim community has been unbelievable. Thank you. Sincerely, Imran Imran Ally is the Imam and Shaykh in residence at the TARIC Islamic Centre in Toronto since his arrival in Canada in mid 2000 and continues to be the first Chaplain...
A Message from the Rabbi and President of Beth Tzedec Congregation
By: Jason Pivovitsch
January 30 2017
Dear friends,Our congregation and community condemn the attack last night on the Quebec City mosque, a sacred place of prayer. We are deeply shocked and grief-struck by this act of violence. The sanctity of human life is an essential teaching of the Torah. It is a basic assumption of civil society that the sanctity of places of worship must be respected and protected.  The members of...
Winter Coats for Out of the Cold
By: Beth Tzedec
January 11 2017
With the extreme cold weather, the Out of the Cold program has an immediate and urgent need for adult winter coats. These winter weather items can mean the survival of those in the community who are homeless. Donations of coats and boots should be bagged and labelled OOTC, and dropped off at Beth Sholom Synagogue (1445 Eglinton Ave. W) during regular weekday business hours.
Beth Tzedec High Holy Day Survey
By: Beth Tzedec
November 16 2016
Over the High Holy Days, thousands of people passed through our doors and participated in a myriad of services and programs for all age groups.While the Sanctuary service was near capacity, 600 to 900 people participated in other services and programs, and we need your help to assess those alternative offerings and to help us plan for the future.Please click here to complete our High...
Men's Club Scholarship Program
By: Beth Tzedec
November 10 2016
The Beth Tzedec Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor the long-standing scholarship program to assist young men and women pursuing programs of higher Jewish education. Applications for 2017 are now available. Submission deadline: April 13, 2017.For more information, download the application form below:mensclubscholarshipapplication-2017.pdf