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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Presidents of the
Greater Toronto Area Conservative synagogues noted below have been
meeting by Zoom on a weekly basis to discuss concerns, share ideas and
brainstorm solutions. We’ve talked about the challenges of managing our
shuls, large and small, through this crisis and the impact on our
day-to-day operations. And we’ve...
The High Holy Days are almost here, and we know how excited everyone is to
access Beth Tzedec's live streamed services and experiences!
Beth Tzedec members will be able to access our High Holy Day streamed
services hub through their laptop or computer, or through a mobile
device such as a cellphone or tablet. Your email address in your
membership profile is your 'ticket' to accessing...
It’s hard to believe that it’s September.
For me, the last six months have been a blur. I worried about my job, my
kids and my parents. I spent more time in my home office than anywhere
else. And I was constantly thinking about Beth Tzedec and what it would
take to sustain our community through all of this.
But the last six months, as hard as they have been, have also been...
Learn more about our service experiences here>>Learn how to access online HHD services here>>Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 186:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Minhah and Festival Ma'arivRosh Hashanah I: Saturday, September 199:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Communal Shaharit (Blending
together the Sanctuary and Mezzanine services, this joint experience
will allow us to start our day davening...
We're bringing back your favourite High Holy Day services for you and your family to enjoy from home! Beth Tzedec members will have access to a special virtual hub to access the High Holy Day experiences that are meaningful to you. This page will be updated with direct links to access the services as we move closer to Rosh Hashanah.Find the full service schedule here>>Learn how to access...
For many of us, the key rituals of this holy season can't quite be replicated online, so we're bringing them to you.Visiting the ArkShare a private prayer in the Beth Tzedec Sanctuary by registering to visit the Aron Kodesh, the ark, during the Days of Awe (between Monday, September 21 and Saturday, September 26). A limited number of Beth Tzedec members will be invited to sign up for a one hour...
Shimon the Righteous
was one of the last of the men of the Great Assembly. He used to say:
the world stands upon three things: the Torah, the Temple service, and
the practice of acts of hesed, loving kindness.
Why is hesed one of
the legs of this precious three legged stool? The authors of Avot
D’Rabbi Natan provide an answer with a haunting story. Once, Rabbi...
We are excited to announce that Beth Tzedec will begin reopening for in-person services with Minhah / Ma'ariv on Monday, August 17.The Reopening Taskforce, with input from medical professionals and public health authorities, has compiled and presented to the Board a Reopening Manual outlining policies and procedures to help ensure that we move forward safely and cautiously.Read the Reopening...
We are delighted to announce that a generous donation from Gabi Weisfeld had made it possible for us to upgrade the Hendeles Chapel while our building is closed.This upgrade includes replacing the carpeting and removing the pews in favour of flexible seating, which can be configured in many different ways to help facilitate davening and physical distancing.While it's still a work-in progress,...