Articles

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...
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...
Men's Club Scholarship Program for 2022
By: Beth Tzedec
Apr 17th 2021
The Beth Tzedec Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor our long standing scholarship program to assist young men and women who are pursuing programs of higher Jewish education.  Applicants need not be a member of Beth Tzedec.The criteria we use to judge each applicant is based on the following and should be given careful consideration when applying.  The information provided with this...
Yizkor Services - Passover 5781
By: Beth Tzedec
Mar 17th 2021
This season, we will be broadcasting two Yizkor services:The first on Friday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m., following Shaharit; andthe second on Sunday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m., as part of our Sanctuary Service.Click here to access the services>>Click here to access the Yizkor Book of Remembrance>>
A Call for Nominations from the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation
By: Carolyn Kolers
Mar 5th 2021
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 meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, 2021. A Member wishing to be nominated as a candidate must submit her or his name to the Nominating...
Beth Tzedec Bulletin - Spring Edition
By: Beth Tzedec
Mar 1st 2021
Beth Tzedec Bulletin - Spring EditionJust like budding flowers and warmer weather, the Beth Tzedec Bulletin has finally arrived! Celebrate spring with our quarterly catalogue of programs, events and articles from synagogue leadership.Don't miss any of the news and excitement, including:Reb Steve's extended article on the decision to officiate same-sex weddings (page 3);Our special...
Same-Sex Weddings at Beth Tzedec—A Message from Rabbi Steven Wernick
By: Rabbi Steve Wernick
Feb 16th 2021
As a rabbi, one of the most fulfilling things I do is working with couples in preparing them for their special day, and more importantly, for their lives together as rey’im ahuvim, loving companions. Every time I stand under the huppah with a couple, I can see the love in their faces and the joy they and their families share at this moment of celebration and covenantal commitment.In...
Our Vision for Beth Tzedec - A Message from President Debbie Rothstein
By: Debbie Rothstein
Jan 26th 2021
As I mentioned in my High Holy Day address, a Visioning Committee has been meeting since 2019 to streamline our vision and mission at Beth Tzedec. Our findings in those early months were validated by the circumstances our congregation found ourselves in as of March 2020 and the consequences of the pandemic forced us to shift our focus.I am so excited to announce that we are moving forward with an...
Beth Tzedec Bulletin - Winter Edition
By: Beth Tzedec
Nov 30th 2020
Beth Tzedec Bulletin - Winter EditionWe are pleased to share the winter edition of the Beth Tzedec Bulletin, covering December 1 through February 28 (including H̱anukkah, Tu B'Shevat and Purim).The Bulletin is fully digital and interactive, allowing you to directly link to information on our website or to make inquiries, reservations or donations from the articles and ads you are viewing....
Hanukkah Gelt Video Contest
By: Beth Tzedec
Nov 28th 2020
Calling All Beth Tzedec Kids and Teens!The Beth Tzedec Men's Club is offering FREE H̱anukkah Gelt to any Beth Tzedec youth (17 or under) who submit a video of themselves celebrating the holiday. Whether you are lighting the ẖanukkiyah or making latkes, the Men's Club wants to see your creativity. One entry per person. Prizes will be awarded upon content, creativity and overall...
Beth Tzedec Men's Club Scholarship Program - 2021
By: Beth Tzedec
Nov 11th 2020
The scholarship program for 2021 is now closed. If you would like to apply for the 2022 program, click here  to access next year's (2022) application.The Beth Tzedec Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor our long standing scholarship program to assist young men and women who are pursuing programs of higher Jewish education.  Applicants need not be a member of Beth Tzedec.The criteria we...
Update from the Reopening Taskforce: In-Person Friday Evening and Shabbat Morning Services
By: Beth Tzedec
Oct 19th 2020
We are excited to announce that Beth Tzedec will begin registering for in-person Friday evening and Shabbat morning services on Friday, October 23.Services will be appropriately distanced, and all who attend will be required to wear a mask. The maximum number of attendees is 40. The Shabbat morning services will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Hendeles Chapel. There will also be a Back...