Community Action

Out of the Cold Volunteer Registration is Open

Out of the Cold Volunteer Registration is Open, The 23rd season of the Beth Sholom/Beth Tzedec Out of the Cold Shelter will operate on Monday nights from January 15th, 2024 through April 1, 2024. We provide a hot meal, clothing, entertainment, an art program and BINGO for 150 of Toronto’s homeless and needy people in our community. We also offer a bagged lunch and a one time ttc pass each week. For volunteer information and registration, click here>>

The distribution of warm clothing is one of the most essential services we provide to our guests. We greatly appreciate your clothing donations. Please note that we only accept new or nearly-new adult-sized items, and only the following items: down coats, ski jackets, parkas, snow pants, sweaters, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweat pants, flannel shirts, short and long-sleeved t-shirts, blue jeans, corduroy pants, winter boots, hiking boots, running shoes, thermal underwear, gloves and mitts. Brand new underwear and sports bras are needed as well. Clothing can be dropped off at Beth Sholom Synagogue anytime from Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 4 pm. 

Coldest Night of the Year

After Shabbat, on February 24, Beth Tzedec will be partnering with
Ve'ahavta in hosting their Coldest Night of the Year walk. The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Coldest Night of the Year not only creates awareness about the challenges people affected by poverty and homelessness face – it is an opportunity to raise vital funds to help meet the growing demand for Ve’ahavta’s lifesaving and life-changing programs. We encourage you sign-up, fundraise and join nearly 40,000 walkers in saying “We care!” To sign up, please click here>>