As a parent and educator, I spend a lot of time thinking
about what it takes to raise children who cherish and benefit from the gift of
Judaism. I want my children to respect the ritual and spirituality of their
faith, but I also want them to enjoy it
– to continue learning after their B’nai Mitzvah, to build their own community
of Jewish peers, and to spend their time engaging in hesed...
I transition into my new role as Rabbi Emeritus, I am filled with many
memories, much gratitude and an abundance of anticipation.
and I are grateful to synagogue leaders, good friends, those who have offered
support and guidance, and to all the members of our community with whom we have
prayed, studied and walked with on personal journeys over the...
Beth Tzedec's outgoing Shinshinim wrote this farewell message to the Congregation. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare to return to Israel. Be sure to join us as we send them off at the upcoming Family Shabbat DInner.Over the past 10 months, we have had the privilege of being a
part of the Beth Tzedec community. When we first came, we had no idea what to
expect. As two secular...
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
Discussion with Canadian...
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...
“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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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),...
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...
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...
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...
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...