Articles

Protecting Beth Tzedec Members from COVID-19
By: Debbie Rothstein
Jul 21st 2021
As we continue the process of reopening our building, the Board of Beth Tzedec has, in consultation with the Reopening Taskforce, implemented a new vaccination policy to help protect our members against COVID-19 while participating in Beth Tzedec programs and services.As of Sunday, August 15, 2021:No one 18 years or older will be permitted to enter the Beth Tzedec...
Don't Forget to Renew!
By: Beth Tzedec
Jul 13th 2021
'Tis the season... Now that we're well into summer, gearing up for the High Holy Days and excited to once again celebrate as a community, please don't forget to renew your commitment to Beth Tzedec. Members who contribute early allow us to plan better for the new year, and ensure that we have the capacity to help those who need additional financial support.Members should...
Commemorating Tisha B'Av with BT
By: Beth Tzedec
Jul 12th 2021
Tisha B’Av—the 9th day of the month of Av—is one of the most solemn days on the Jewish calendar. It is the culmination of the Three Weeks, a period of time during which we mark the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Beth Tzedec is offering several programs and services to mark this sorrowful chapter in Jewish history. We look forward to welcoming you...
Come Together in Song with Koolulam
By: Beth Tzedec
Jul 7th 2021
Koolulam is a social musical initiative aimed at empowering communities and strengthening the fabric of society. As we prepare for the High Holy Days at Beth Tzedec, we're partnering with the organization to help our members connect to each other and the theme of our  holy day season, panim el panim (face to face). Share your face - and your voice - with your friends at Beth Tzedec by...
Panim el Panim—Face to Face: High Holy Day Reader and Photo Book Submissions
By: Beth Tzedec
Jun 15th 2021
What makes the High Holy Days at Beth Tzedec so remarkable is that they truly are a community celebration. Not only are we coming together to pray and celebrate, but we use the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, break bread with our families and volunteer our time and energy to make the season special.This year, no matter what the Holy Days look like, we want to...
Reopening Our Doors: The Beth Tzedec Reopening Manual
By: Linda Marleny Dow
Jun 9th 2021
Reopening a synagogue as busy as Beth Tzedec safely and securely is a massive undertaking, with many moving pieces. The Reopening Taskforce, with input from medical professionals and public health authorities, has created this manual to help guide us as we move forward with reopening our doors. We hope that this will allow us to gradually return to “normal” while protecting the health and...
Stand with the Jewish Community in the Face of Anti-Semitism
By: Beth Tzedec
Jun 4th 2021
Beth Tzedec joined more than 200 organizations across the country regarding the recent surge in anti-Semitic incidents we are experiencing across Canada. We will continue to stand in solidarity against this hate and intolerance. To download the official statement, click here>>
Beth Tzedec Bulletin - Summer Edition
By: Beth Tzedec
Jun 2nd 2021
Beth Tzedec Bulletin - Summer EditionLooking for an easy read for weekends at the cottage? Flip through the Summer edition of the Beth Tzedec Bulletin! Celebrate summer fun and learn about the incredible things happening in our community with our quarterly catalogue of programs, events and articles from synagogue leadership.Don't miss any of the news and excitement, including:Bree-AH, a...
A Message on the Tragic Discovery at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School
By: Beth Tzedec
Jun 1st 2021
The remains of 215 First Nations children recently uncovered below a residential school stand as a stark reminder of one of the most shameful events in Canada's history. We remember the hundreds of thousands of victims of residential schools - those who lost their lives, those whose families were torn apart and those who survived, only to be re-traumatized by our failure to prioritize teshuvah...
2021/22 Voluntary Contributions
By: Beth Tzedec
May 28th 2021
Beth Tzedec is proud to partner with organizations and projects that support our values. When you make your annual membership contribution, we encourage you to consider supporting these important organizations and initiatives. $25 The Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism supports Masorti/Conservative programs in Israel. These include over 50 synagogue...
Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation
By: Beth Tzedec
May 14th 2021
Re: Annual Meeting of the Congregation May 25, 2021 Below, please find login information for your personal access to the online Annual Meeting of the Congregation.  If your household contains more than one voting member, we highly encourage each member to register separately and to log in to the Annual Meeting on a separate Zoom-compatible device (computer, laptop, tablet or...
A Statement on the Ongoing Violence in Israel—A Message from Beth Tzedec
By: Beth Tzedec
May 12th 2021
At Beth Tzedec, we recognize the centrality of Israel in our lives. It is our ancestral homeland. It is the direction to which we pray. It is fundamental to our religious teachings. Israel is the spiritual heart of our people.For those of us who have visited, who have homes there and who have family and friends in Israel, we know first hand the places that are now being attacked with rockets from...
Needing One Another: A Message from the President
By: Debbie Rothstein
May 6th 2021
As we prepare for our second Shavuot online, I'm reminded again what a busy year it's been, and of all the incredible ways that our community has come together during this difficult time.We could have spent the last year taking things slowly; adjusting to "online shul", cutting back on programs and community involvement and just hoping that members would stick around for whenever the crisis...
Our Statement on the Lag Ba'Omer Tragedy in Israel
By: Beth Tzedec
Apr 30th 2021
Our community stands in solidarity with the families of the 45 individuals who lost their lives, the more than 100 families whose relatives were injured and the entire Jewish people following the Lag Ba’omer tragedy on Mt. Meron. On an occasion when our people joined in celebration, the joy has turned to communal mourning as we share the grief of Israelis and Jews...
A Message from the Nominating Committee
By: Carolyn Kolers
Apr 23rd 2021
On behalf of the Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation, please be advised that, since no additional candidates were nominated by petition to stand for election as Director by the deadline of April 21, 2021, the following will be acclaimed as Directors at the annual meeting scheduled for May 25, 2021, each for a term of three years:Pearl BermanBernie GropperLeah MauerPatti RotmanEarl...