is going through a hard time.
days ago, the IDF killed one of the leaders of the terror organization, The
Islamic Jihad. He was responsible for many terror attacks that hurt Israelis
and had more plans to hurt Israel.
a result, more than 400 rockets were fired from Gaza to Israel over the last
two days. From Otef Gaza (the Israeli area next to the Gaza Strip) to Tel...
As a congregational community, we at Beth Tzedec condemn the
recent rocket attacks by Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip targeting
innocent Israeli civilians. We support Israel’s right to defend itself at all
times against terror and those who would do its people harm. And we note
with concern the fragility of the moment and potential for escalation.
At this time, therefore,...
We’re excited to welcome Aviva Chernick to Beth Tzedec as our
inaugural Artist in Residence. The award-winning singer has brought her voice
in music and prayer to communities and congregations around the globe, and
she’s now adding her voice to ours under the banner of the Beth Tzedec Centre
for Spiritual Well-Being.
As Artist in Residence, Aviva will model and teach Jewish values
Catch three of our
Spiritual Leaders and several Beth Tzedec members at Limmud Toronto 2019. Rabbi Steve Wernick,
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin and Yacov Fruchter will all be leading sessions this
Sunday at this innovative, inclusive festival of Jewish Learning.
Here are a few of
the thought-provoking topics they’ll be covering:
Generation to Generation: The Changing Nature of Judaism...
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to
announce that we have unanimously approved the engagement of Apex Kosher
Catering Inc. as our new on-site caterer, effective October 1, 2019.
COR-certified and dedicated to serving the diverse needs of our members and
community in support of all congregational events, members' celebrations
As a parent and educator, I spend a lot of time thinking
about what it takes to raise children who cherish and benefit from the gift of
Judaism. I want my children to respect the ritual and spirituality of their
faith, but I also want them to enjoy it
– to continue learning after their B’nai Mitzvah, to build their own community
of Jewish peers, and to spend their time engaging in hesed...
I transition into my new role as Rabbi Emeritus, I am filled with many
memories, much gratitude and an abundance of anticipation.
and I are grateful to synagogue leaders, good friends, those who have offered
support and guidance, and to all the members of our community with whom we have
prayed, studied and walked with on personal journeys over the...
Beth Tzedec's outgoing Shinshinim wrote this farewell message to the Congregation. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare to return to Israel. Be sure to join us as we send them off at the upcoming Family Shabbat DInner.Over the past 10 months, we have had the privilege of being a
part of the Beth Tzedec community. When we first came, we had no idea what to
expect. As two secular...
past Shabbat marked the beginning of a wonderful celebratory month for LGBTQ+
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and more!) Pride. I am excited to share
that Beth Tzedec is partnering on a number of events to mark this joyous
occasion in the city:
Community Pride Shabbat
Dinner at the 519 . June 7, 6 p.m. (sold out!)Camp, Pride, and Family- Oh
Discussion with Canadian...
We are always interested in hearing from our members and community—thoughts, ideas, impressions or concerns—and invite you to contact our leadership, clergy or senior staff at any time. Please see below for email information.Debbie Rothstein, PresidentBernie Gropper, Chair Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl — 416-781-3514 ext. 228Reb Steve Wernick — 416-781-3514 ext. 218Cantor Sidney Ezer —...
We hope you are well and enjoying spring!
We at Beth Tzedec are already deep into our planning for the High Holy Days of
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Our planning centers around our priorities of personal
engagement within our larger community and inviting you to enjoy a variety of options
for meaningful and relevant prayer services and experiences. We are...
“Aseh l’kha rav uk’neh l’kha haver — Make for yourself a
rabbi and acquire for yourself a friend” Pirkei Avot
In recognition of his twenty-six years of service as Beth Tzedec’s Senior
Rabbi, we are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has conferred
upon Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl the title of Rabbi Emeritus. The title
“emeritus" is our way of recognizing...
am beyond ecstatic to be joining the Beth Tzedec spiritual leadership team as
your associate rabbi this summer. The weekend that I spent interviewing was so
enjoyable, and I know it was a taste of what the future can be. Thank you to
Teddy Zittel, Dena Libman and the entire Associate Rabbi Search Committee for
making my family feel comfortable.
We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin will be joining the Beth Tzedec spiritual leadership team as our Associate Rabbi as of August 1, 2019. For the last ten years, Rabbi Fryer Bodzin has led the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in Queens, NY with Torah learning and hesed. She will be bringing her energy, compassion and experience to facilitating life-cycle events...
Each year we produce a wonderful booklet of prayer, poetry
and reflections for the Days of Awe. This booklet is designed to inspire and enlighten us during the High
Holy Days - adding to our Beth Tzedec Congregation experience.
This year we have chosen Sh’laymoot, well-being,
as our theme. We understand sh’laymoot to be the sense of peace and
contentment stemming from an individual's...