Adult Winter Boots for Out of the Cold
By: Beth Tzedec
Feb 13th 2017
The Out of the Cold program has an immediate and urgent need for adult winter boots. These winter weather items can mean the survival of those in the community who are homeless. Donations of boots should be bagged and labelled OOTC, and dropped off at Beth Sholom Synagogue (1445 Eglinton Ave. W) during regular weekday business hours.
Neighbourhood Hydro Shut-Down - February 16
By: Beth Tzedec
Feb 10th 2017
Toronto Hydro has been undertaking a major upgrade to infrastructure in the area around the synagogue. On Thursday, February 16 from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the power to our building—and to other homes surrounding Beth Tzedec—will be suspended. During the shut-down, the building will be open only for daily minyan in the morning, with evening services...
Standing Together to Oppose Hate and Violence
By: Beth Tzedec
Feb 2nd 2017
Beth Tzedec Congregation stands united with the Jewish community in condemning the murders at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec. Rabbis Frydman-Kohl and Cutler have reached out to their Muslim friends, sharing our sorrow and solidarity.Public support from allies and friends is without parallel in providing comfort and strength. We will gather at the Islamic Foundation of...
Words of Thanks from Imran Ally
By: Beth Tzedec
Feb 2nd 2017
Emailed to Rabbis Frydman-Kohl and Cutler on January 30Greetings, Your heartfelt outpouring of support with messages of strength, care and compassion to the Muslim community has been unbelievable. Thank you. Sincerely, Imran Imran Ally is the Imam and Shaykh in residence at the TARIC Islamic Centre in Toronto since his arrival in Canada in mid 2000 and continues to be the first Chaplain...
A Message from the Rabbi and President of Beth Tzedec Congregation
By: Jason Pivovitsch
Jan 30th 2017
Dear friends,Our congregation and community condemn the attack last night on the Quebec City mosque, a sacred place of prayer. We are deeply shocked and grief-struck by this act of violence. The sanctity of human life is an essential teaching of the Torah. It is a basic assumption of civil society that the sanctity of places of worship must be respected and protected.  The members of...
Winter Coats for Out of the Cold
By: Beth Tzedec
Jan 11th 2017
With the extreme cold weather, the Out of the Cold program has an immediate and urgent need for adult winter coats. These winter weather items can mean the survival of those in the community who are homeless. Donations of coats and boots should be bagged and labelled OOTC, and dropped off at Beth Sholom Synagogue (1445 Eglinton Ave. W) during regular weekday business hours.
Beth Tzedec High Holy Day Survey
By: Beth Tzedec
Nov 16th 2016
Over the High Holy Days, thousands of people passed through our doors and participated in a myriad of services and programs for all age groups.While the Sanctuary service was near capacity, 600 to 900 people participated in other services and programs, and we need your help to assess those alternative offerings and to help us plan for the future.Please click here to complete our High...
Membership and Development Coordinator Position
By: Beth Tzedec
Nov 7th 2016
Full-Time Position Beth Tzedec Congregation is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to oversee and manage the membership activities of the Congregation and coordinate the Congregation’s development and engagement activities.  ResponsibilitiesA key member of the administrative team, the individual is responsible to: Meet with prospective members and processing new...
What a Time We are Having!
By: Beth Tzedec
Oct 7th 2016
Cantor Moshe Fishel, Meir Briskman and the entire Lishmoa El Harina Ensemble have had a great time (so far) rehearsing, hosted by our BT members, seeing the sites of Toronto and leading us all in prayers on Rosh Hashanah. It has been a most exciting experience for them  and for our community. Those of us who have had the chance to engage the choir members have found a...
Our Sponsored Syrian Family has Arrived!
By: Rabbi Adam Cutler
Sep 22nd 2016
Posted to Facebook by Rabbi Adam Cutler:Last night, I joined a group from Beth Tzedec as we welcomed the Syrian refugee family that our shul sponsored as they arrived at Toronto's Pierson International Airport following a 17 hour bus ride and flight from Ankara. There were a couple of other groups there waiting for "their family" to arrive. The family, who was reuniting with their own family...
Fresh Voices, New Faces: A Meet and Greet
By: Sheldon Rotman
Sep 22nd 2016
Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 8:30 p.m., Beth Tzedec welcomes the voices of our High Holy Day Services—Cantors Sidney Ezer and Moshe Fishel and Choirmaster Meir Briskman, as well as the members of the Lishmoa El Harina Ensemble choir.Following their first rehearsal sessions, Cantor Ezer, Cantor Fishel and Meir Briskman will entertain us with a musical performance while...
Beth Tzedec's Syrian Refugee Sponsorship
By: Yacov Fruchter
Aug 22nd 2016
This is the Syrian family Beth Tzedec is sponsoring and we need your help. Beth Tzedec Congregation is sponsoring this Syrian refugee family currently residing in Turkey.  We have been working with Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto (JIAS Toronto), and our working group has been coordinating with relatives of the family here in Toronto to prepare for their...
Introducing Lishmoa El Harina!
By: Beth Tzedec
Aug 12th 2016
Under the direction of conductor and composer Meir Briskman, Lishmoa El Harina—an international ensemble of men and women—will add their voices to those of Cantor Moshe Fishel and the Congregation during this year's High Holy Day Sanctuary Services. The ensemble features the talents of Johanna Bronk, Karen Goldfeder, Amy Goldin, Jake Halperin, Ron Orlovsky, Amit Rappel, Ziv Shalit and...
Yasher Koah to Bill Gladstone
By: Beth Tzedec
Aug 11th 2016
Yasher Koaẖ to Bill Gladstone who has been nominated for a Heritage Toronto Award for his work on The History of Beth Tzedec Congregation. The awards are a celebration of the outstanding contributions made by individuals, corporations and community groups in heritage preservation and education throughout the city. Bill Gladstone is a Toronto-based journalist, author, publisher and a noted...
Outstanding Young Cantor Readies for High Holy Days at BT
By: Beth Tzedec
Jul 29th 2016
Thirty-one year old Israeli Cantor Moshe Fishel is “so excited it’s hard to sleep”, and is diligently working on preparing to lead us in prayer during this year’s High Holy Days. Joining Cantor Fishel will be a choir under the baton of fellow Israeli Meir Briskman. Together with our Congregation, they will fill our Sanctuary with music and prayer. Cantor Fishel met with Rav...