Beth Tzedec Men’s Club Makes a Difference
Beth Tzedec
Jan 1st 2014

Men’s Club President Mark Lapedus presented Beth Tzedec President Carolyn Kolers with a cheque for $14,500, the proceeds from last May’s first annual Men’s Club Classic Golf Tournament.

Silverman Siddurim Update

Beth Tzedec Men’s Club members David Sigal, Jeff Mills, Ted Bluestein and Alan Abrams have continued to sort and catalogue the Silverman siddurim and have begun distributing those copies that were dedicated to families or individuals. If you have dedicated a siddur but have not yet received a call, please contact the Synagogue office and leave us your name and contact information.

And the mitzvah continues. With the help of the klei kodesh, over 400 of the undedicated prayer books have been distributed to community groups in Toronto and Oshawa, and 300 copies were shipped to Temple Har Zion in Scottsdale, Arizona. Baycrest Terrace also appreciated the 25 copies they received, replacing those destroyed during this summer’s flooding.

Scholarship Awards

Each year, the Men’s Club provides scholarships from various funds to deserving students. These scholarships are given to those who are pursuing higher Jewish education or cantorial studies, those who are teaching students with disabilities, and those who are studying the arts. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for 2014, please contact Hersh Rosenthal at

Making Jewish Life Better

Each year, the Beth Tzedec Men’s Club provides support for many youth programs, such as the Paperclips Trip, Mitzvah Day, Family Fun Day, Tu B’Shevat Sedarim and the Purim Carnival. It also offers scholarship awards to deserving students pursuing programs in higher Jewish learning, and supports Jewish veterans and residents at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre through its Sunnybrook Shabbat services.


The third annual Men’s Club EarthHourZ will take place on March 30 at 8:30 pm. Saving the Planet on Jewish time! Watch for further details.