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!

Unplugged with Alex Edelman

Live at Beth Tzedec!

Apr 14 2024, 7:30PM to 10:00PM in the Sanctuary.
NOTE: This event has already occurred.

"Among Edelman's many strengths as a writer and performer is an exceptional eye for the absurd." —The New Yorker

Fresh from his sold out US tour, Broadway sensation Alex Edelman comes to Beth Tzedec!

Beth Tzedec is thrilled to present award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Alex Edelman
for an evening of comedy and conversation. Join us for a stand-up performance and a discussion about Alex's experiences being Jewish on a public stage.

Alex's most recent show, "Just for Us", which hilariously explores the absurdities of contemporary racism in North America, has seen remarkable momentum in 2023 and 2024. From its off-Broadway success to a Broadway run, this thought-provoking and hilarious performance has garnered acclaim, selling out in both New York and Los Angeles. A staunch advocate for Israel, Alex has opened for comedians like Ricky Gervais, Jack Whitehall, and Patton Oswalt, and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. More about Alex Edelman.

There are three ticket tiers from which you can choose: 1) General Admission; 2) Premium Seating; 3) Gold Tickets. (The Gold ticket tier includes admission to a VIP reception with Alex Edelman at 6:30 p.m. and a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.)

The evening closes with a Pub Night especially for Millennials and Gen-Zs, and childcare is available for children ages 7 and up.

Tickets on sale now! To purchase tickets, click HERE. Seating in each tier is limited. Reserve you tickets early!

Event Details
For Registration:
Synagogue Office
General Admission: $40; Premium: $65; Gold: $250 (includes pre-show VIP reception)
Sponsored by the Harry and Fraida Topper Fund
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