Family programs are always a cornerstone of Beth Tzedec. With dedicated staff to engage families of all ages, we hope to remain a go-to synagogue for Toronto’s Jewish families. Whether at fun new events like our Teddy Bear Seder, Camp Hi-Ho experience, or regular services like our Short and Sweet Family Service, we are working on bringing you the most memorable and unique opportunities we can.


Our popular Short and Sweet Monthly Family Service is an abridged Shabbat service that is family friendly and includes large amounts of child participation. It is led by Daniel Silverman, our Director of Education and Family Programming. A dairy luncheon is served after each service with lots of opportunities for schmoozing!

Throughout the year, our monthly Family Friday Night Dinners, generously supported by the Gertner family, give intergenerational families with kids of all ages the experience of a wonderful Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a kid friendly Shabbat dinner. It is an experience not to be missed!


At Beth Tzedec, there are lots of opportunities for families to celebrate and mark the holidays together. On the High Holidays, we offer a number of Family High Holiday Services and Experiences that allows parents and children to worship and engage together. Some of the year’s holiday highlights include Sukkot and Simhat Torah Programming, the Purim Carnival and our H̱anukkah celebration.

Other Experiences

We offer so many ways to engage with our community. Our Friday Pre-Shabbat Baby Class helps our youngest community members learn about Shabbat songs and practices. Our Family H̱esed Experiences give families the chance to give back and make positive change in our world. There will be many more programs and events throughout the year, and some of the best ideas come from community members, so please be in touch!

Family Shabbat Dinner

Parashat Noah and the Animals

Oct 20 2023, 5:15PM to 7:45PM in the Herman Hall.
NOTE: This event has already occurred.

Family Friday Night Experience & Dinner Returns!

Parashat Noaẖ means it’s an animal-themed Shabbat! Join us for this special Friday evening program featuring a visit from the Toronto Wildlife Centre. Folks dressed in animal prints get first dibs at the dessert table, so dress as your favourite animal!

Pre-registration and payment required by Monday, October 16th at 11:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Event Details
For Registration:
Synagogue Office
$60 per family for Beth Tzedec members; $70 per family for the community
  • Family Shabbat Dinners
  • Families

Upcoming Events in this series

Feb 23 2024, 5:15PM to 7:45PM
Herman Hall
Mar 15 2024, 5:15PM to 7:45PM
Herman Hall
Apr 12 2024, 5:15PM to 7:45PM
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May 24 2024, 5:15PM to 7:45PM
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