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!

Shabbat with Dr. Elliot Malamet

Dec 02 2023, 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the Hendeles Chapel.
NOTE: This event has already occurred.

Beth Tzedec is pleased to welcome Dr. Elliott Malamet, a renowned contemporary Jewish thinker known for pushing his audiences to think beyond the conventional and creates a sense of emotional and spiritual connection. Dr. Malamet will lead discussions in the Sanctuary Service, the Little Minyan and at a community Kiddush following Services.

Can Wars be Proportional? Gaza and the Question of Innocent CiviliansInteractive Teach & Learn Session
Sanctuary Service 10:45 am | Little Minyan 11:20 am

Should Jews Go into Hiding? Lighting the Menorah in a Time of anti-Semitism—Interactive Lunch & Learn 
Community Kiddush at 12:30 pm

The Community Kiddush is co-sponsored by Beth Tzedec Congregation and Beth Haminyan. It is also sponsored by Bruce & Nancy Elman, honouring Bruce on his 75th birthday.

Event Details
For Information:
Synagogue Office
No charge
  • Everyone