Articles

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...
Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination
By: Beth Tzedec
Mar 3rd 2021
As part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, several Toronto hospitals are inviting eligible members of priority groups to pre-register for immunization as the vaccine becomes available.Pre-registration does not mean that you will be able to book an appointment immediately. However, it does mean that you will be contacted by the organization you've registered with when the vaccine becomes...
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...
Revisiting Beth Tzedec's High Holy Day Celebrations
By: Beth Tzedec
Sep 30th 2020
Olam H̱esed Yibaneh ~ We Build the World on LoveCelebrating the High Holy Days with Beth TzedecThis year's High Holy Day celebrations were profoundly different experiences for Jewish communities around the world. With COVID-19 pandemic protocols restricting public gatherings, families and congregations created new ways to reflect, share and daven together as small groups in...
An Important Message for the Congregation
By: Debbie Rothstein
Sep 25th 2020
On Monday, we wrote to you to apologize for the technical issues we experienced during our Rosh Hashanah live stream and committed that we would take the necessary steps to address these prior to Yom Kippur. Today, we are pleased to report that these problems have been fixed and we are ready to go for Yom Kippur.   The initial problems on Rosh Hashanah Day 1 were due to an...
Yom Kippur Service Schedule
By: Beth Tzedec
Sep 24th 2020
Learn more about our service experiences here>>Learn how to access online HHD services here>>Kol Nidrei: Sunday, September 276:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Short & Sweet Service6:50 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Sanctuary Service Service6:50 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mezzanine Service ServiceYom Kippur: Monday, September 288:45 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Communal Shaharit 10:10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Sanctuary...
A Message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis
By: Beth Tzedec
Sep 18th 2020
This is the time when we want to get together with family and friends, sit down to a lovely meal and celebrate together. If you were planning on expanding your bubble, or changing the protocols for it, please don't. Holidays and smahot are ideal ways to spread COVID-19. Unfortunately, the virus has been spreading via family and friends. This virus has been proven to spread rapidly...
Shofar Blowing Around Toronto
By: Beth Tzedec
Sep 16th 2020
Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar blow on Rosh Hashanah this Sunday, September 20 at one of our seven public shofar blowings. Alex Muir Memorial Gardens (east side of Yonge, at Alexander Muir Boulevard). Time: 1:30 p.m.Shofar Blower: Joe Milner Beth Tzedec Congregation (1700 Bathurst St. - Parking Lot)Time: 3:00 p.m.Shofar Blower: Rabbi Steven Wernick, Senior Rabbi. Dell Park (west...
Join a Beth Tzedec Small Group Today!
By: Yacov Fruchter
Sep 15th 2020
To register for a small group, click here>>When many of us are feeling isolated and disconnected from one another, Small Groups arean opportunity to build new relationships and connect monthly with other Beth Tzedec members over a shared goal, project or interest. What: BT Small Groups consist of  8-15 people meeting monthly on Zoom from October to June to discuss a topic or...