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...
Parking Lot Restrictions on Tuesday, July 26
By: Beth Tzedec
Jul 25th 2016
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...
Welcome Guest Cantor Moshe Fishel and Conductor Meir Briskman for the High Holy Day Services
By: Sheldon Rotman
Jul 13th 2016
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...
Summer Job Opening for University or College Students
Jun 23rd 2016
Engagement Intern 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...
Honouring Those Who Lead our Congregation
By: Beth Tzedec
Jun 16th 2016
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...
Shaping Jewish Identity: The Role of Memory and History
By: Rabbi Harvey Meirovich, D.H.L.
Jun 16th 2016
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 survival. One...
Reflections on Making Aliyah 25+ Years Later
By: Rabbi Harvey Meirovich, D.H.L.
Jun 16th 2016
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...