A Month, a Year, a Life of Pride
By: Geneviève Cohen
Jun 5th 2019
This past Shabbat marked the beginning of a wonderful celebratory month for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and more!) Pride. I am excited to share that Beth Tzedec is partnering on a number of events to mark this joyous occasion in the city: Community Pride Shabbat Dinner at the 519 . June 7, 6 p.m. (sold out!)Camp, Pride, and Family- Oh My! Panel Discussion with Canadian...
A Message from the Ritual Committee About High Holy Day Honours
By: Beth Tzedec
Jun 3rd 2019
Dear Friends, We hope you are well and enjoying spring! We at Beth Tzedec are already deep into our planning for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our planning centers around our priorities of personal engagement within our larger community and inviting you to enjoy a variety of options for meaningful and relevant prayer services and experiences. We are...
A Message from the President on Rav Baruch's Continuing Connection to Beth Tzedec
By: Sheldon Rotman
May 24th 2019
“Aseh l’kha rav uk’neh l’kha haver — Make for yourself a rabbi and acquire for yourself a friend” Pirkei Avot In recognition of his twenty-six years of service as Beth Tzedec’s Senior Rabbi, we are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has conferred upon Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl the title of Rabbi Emeritus.  The title “emeritus" is our way of recognizing...
A Personal Message from Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin
By: Beth Tzedec
May 14th 2019
Dear New Friends, I am beyond ecstatic to be joining the Beth Tzedec spiritual leadership team as your associate rabbi this summer. The weekend that I spent interviewing was so enjoyable, and I know it was a taste of what the future can be. Thank you to Teddy Zittel, Dena Libman and the entire Associate Rabbi Search Committee for making my family feel comfortable. In the twelfth...
A Message from the President About Our New Associate Rabbi
By: Sheldon Rotman
May 14th 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin will be joining the Beth Tzedec spiritual leadership team as our Associate Rabbi as of August 1, 2019. For the last ten years, Rabbi Fryer Bodzin has led the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in Queens, NY with Torah learning and hesed. She will be bringing her energy, compassion and experience to facilitating life-cycle events...
Call for Submissions for High Holy Days Reader
By: Beth Tzedec
May 3rd 2019
Each year we produce a wonderful booklet of prayer, poetry and reflections for the Days of Awe. This booklet is designed to inspire and enlighten us during the High Holy Days - adding to our Beth Tzedec Congregation experience. This year we have chosen Sh’laymoot, well-being, as our theme. We understand sh’laymoot to be the sense of peace and contentment stemming from an individual's...
Beth Tzedec Stands in Solidarity with Chabad of Poway
By: Beth Tzedec
Apr 28th 2019
To the Members of the Beth Tzedec Family:Once again, our community in the midst of our holiday celebrations has been shocked by violence. As we gathered to enjoy the company of our families and friends, again a Beit Tefillah, a house of prayer, has been desecrated during Yom Tov observance.  We share the pain and stand together with Chabad of Poway, outside San Diego, as well...
A Message from the Nominating Committee
By: S. Blake Teichman
Apr 22nd 2019
The Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation informs the Members of the Congregation that since no additional candidates were nominated to stand for election as Director by the deadline of April 15, 2019, the following have been acclaimed as Directors as of the annual meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019: Jamie Golombek (for a term of 3 years), Bernie Gropper (for a term of 2 years),...
Message from the Nominating Committee
By: S. Blake Teichman
Apr 7th 2019
The Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation nominates each of the following individuals for election as a Director at the annual meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019:  Jamie Golombek, Bernie Gropper, Mitch Max, Patti Rotman, Earl Schwebel, Brian Segal, Aaron Wine, Josh Zelikovitz and Oscar Zimmerman. Additional candidates may be nominated by petition in writing signed by at least...
Help us create a lasting memory for Rabbi Frydman-Kohl
By: Beth Tzedec
Mar 28th 2019
Rav Baruch will be presented with a video tribute journal on the occasion of his retirement.You are invited to record a brief video greeting, message or memory with our professional videographer in Beth Tzedec Sanctuary on Sunday, April 28 between 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. or Wednesday, May 1 between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.Rav Baruch has reached out to...
A Ring of Peace Supporting the Muslim Community
By: Beth Tzedec
Mar 20th 2019
Friday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Sayeda Khadija CentreLast Friday, during Muslim prayers in New Zealand, a white supremacist stormed two mosques, murdering 50 people and injuring scores more. Who among us was not horrified by the news? Who among us did not immediately remember the terrible attack against Jews in Pittsburgh? And who among us does not remember the Ring of Peace our...
A Call for Nominations from the Members by the Chair of the Nominating Committee, S. Blake Teichman
By: S. Blake Teichman
Feb 28th 2019
As Chair of the Nominating Committee, in accordance with subsection 9.09(b) of the by-laws of Beth Tzedec Congregation, I call for nominations from the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation to stand as candidates for election as Directors at the next annual general meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019.  A Member wishing to be nominated as a candidate must submit her or his name to the...
A 'Ring of Peace' Around Beth Tzedec
By: Beth Tzedec
Oct 31st 2018
This Shabbat morning, November 3 at 11:15 a.m., members of the local Muslim community will form 'Rings of Peace' around Beth Tzedec Congregation and other synagogues in a show of interfaith solidarity following the attack of Jewish congregants in Pittsburgh last week.The 'Rings of Peace' were inspired by Muslims in Oslo, Norway following attacks against Jewish communities in Copenhagen...
A Message from the President
By: Sheldon Rotman
Oct 27th 2018
Dear Fellow Members:We were all shocked today by the loss of lives at the Tree of Life Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On behalf of our Congregation, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost lives today and our prayers for their entire community.We at Beth Tzedec take security seriously. We continuously review our policies and procedures to...
Out of the Cold Volunteer Registration Now Open
By: Beth Tzedec
Oct 17th 2018
OOTC Volunteer Registration is Now Open The 20th season of the Beth Sholom/Beth Tzedec Out of the Cold Shelter will operate on Tuesday nights from January 1, 2019 through March 19, 2019. We provide a hot meal, clothing, entertainment, an art program and a mindfulness group for 175 of Toronto’s homeless and needy. We also offer sleeping accommodations for 60 overnight guests, a...