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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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.
Fishel met with Rav...
Due to ongoing renovations work, access to the parking lot will be restricted to the north-west side only this Tuesday, July 26 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Access will be available from Avenal Rd. through the west entrance, and parking will only be permitted along the west fence of the upper lot.Please note that street parking is available along Avenal Rd. and Warwick Ave., as well as long...
A Message from the PresidentWe are delighted to announce that Cantor Moshe Fishel, a dynamic young Israeli talent, will lead our Sanctuary Service for this year’s High Holy Day Services. Cantor Fishel has spent the past five years as Cantor of the Great Synagogue of Munich. He was a star student of the School of Chazanut and Jewish Music in Israel, and the Board of Governors is...
Beth Tzedec is searching for a high energy Engagement
Intern who will be focusing on engagement and communication with young adults aged 18-39.
The responsibilities will include:
1. Updating contact information for over 1000 members
that fit into this category2. Organizing and facilitating one on one
conversations, parlour meetings, surveys and both formal and...
Shabbat morning, June 25, will be the final Shabbat service led by Cantor Spiro before he concludes his time at Beth Tzedec and commences his usual summer vacation. For the past 11 years, Cantor Spiro has provided musical leadership to our Congregation and enhanced the life of our shul; this will be a wonderful opportunity for our community to daven and sing together.
Shabbat, June 25 will...
June 12, 2016 / Shavuot morning, 5776
I am inspired by a
provocative claim made by the late Jewish historian, Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi. In
his celebrated book, Zakhor, published more than three decades ago, Yerushalmi
sets down an audacious claim about the 4,000 year adventures of the Jewish people.
He delves into the two main strategies Jews have used to fortify their group
June 11, 2016 / Shavuot 5776Keynote at the Tikkun Leyl Shavuot program
On August 17, 1989 our family, then numbering Cheryl and
myself and our four children, Danya, Ari, Elina, and Batya, stepped on to Israeli
soil as new immigrants to Israel. More than 25 years later our family count,
besides Cheryl and myself, comprises our four married children, and our 13
grandchildren, ranging from 14...
On Tuesday evening, June 7,
the Board of Governors met and elected the new Executive, comprised of
the following individuals:
Sheldon Rotman – President
Debbie Rothstein – Chair of the Board
Alan Sless – Vice-President
Ilene Flatt – Vice-Chair
Cecile Zaifman – Treasurer
Lawrence Wallach – Secretary
Gary Elman – Parnos
S. Blake Teichman – Immediate
Full-Time PositionECRUSY and Beth Tzedec Congregation are currently seeking a Regional Youth Director and Teen Engagement Coordinator.
This new and exciting, full-time, Toronto-based position combines dual responsibility for leading
USY (grades 9-12) and Kadima (grades 5-8) programs across the Eastern Canada Region of
A Message from the PresidentTo the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation:
It is my pleasure to advise the membership that the election results are now final. The following are the names of the successful candidates who have been elected to Beth Tzedec Congregation's Board of Governors for a two-year term:
Gary ElmanIlene FlattLeonard Gangbar (new)Ava Kanner (new)Karen HershDavid Matlow...