News Archive

#TorontoStrong Vigil
April 26 2018
Demonstrating Beth Tzedec's ongoing community leadership and engagement, Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl called for the organization of an interfaith gathering of support, and at this urging, a city-wide memorial and solidarity vigil for the victims will be held at Mel Lastman Square on Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 pm.
Your Feedback Requested
April 20 2018
Cantorial candidate Cantor Adam Stotland visited Beth Tzedec from April 19-21. As a crucial part of the Cantorial Search Committee's process, we invite you to share your thoughts about the programs and services that Cantor Stotland facilitated at Beth Tzedec.
JTS Webinar with Chancellor Eisen
April 16 2018
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm—An exclusive webinar on "Israel at 70: Bridging Divides". Activists and experts in Israel and North America report evidence of a growing divide between the world's two most important Jewish communities. Chancellor Eisen will discuss the pressing issue against the background of modern Jewish history and thought.
Beth Tzedec Town Hall Meeting
April 5 2018
Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation are invited to a Town Hall meeting to review the proposed governance changes to the bylaws of Beth Tzedec’s constitution and raise any concerns before the bylaws are submitted for consideration at the AGM in late May. Brian Segal, the chair of the By-Laws Committee, will chair the meeting
Power Outage
April 2 2018
April 4, 2:41 p.m.--Due to the weather, the power is out at Beth Tzedec, and we have no email access and very limited phone access. Services this evening will continue as scheduled, at 7:00 pm. We will update this message as information comes in.
Applause Catering Menus
March 19 2018
Applause Catering provides catering and food & beverage services for all events held at Beth Tzedec. For information about their menu options, click here or contact them directly at 416-628-9198.
The Search is On
March 7 2018
As we began the search for a successor to Rav Baruch who retires in 2019, we learned that Rav Adam would be leaving in March. We struck an Associate Rabbi Search Committee to fill our short-term and longer-term need. In the interim, we have engaged Rabbis Jennifer Gorman and Moshe Meirovich to provide clergy and pastoral support.
Men's Club Scholarship Program
February 2 2018
The Beth Tzedec Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor the scholarship program to assist young men and women pursuing programs of higher Jewish education. Applications for 2018 are now available. Submission deadline: April 10, 2018.
Applause Passover Menu
February 2 2018
Applause Catering is accepting orders for Passover. All orders must be placed by 12:00 noon on Friday, March 16, and picked up on Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Get your orders in now!
Sending Purim Cheer
January 24 2018
We will be sending Purim treats packages to our university/college student members. To participate, send a 'snailmail' address to Klara Romm at 416-781-3514 ext. 220 by Friday, February 9. If the address is a dormitory, ensure that it is the correct one to receive packages.
Beth Tzedec Open
January 8 2018
January 10 - All programs and classes at Beth Tzedec will resume beginning at 8:00 am this morning, Wednesday, January 10.
New Out of the Cold Initiative
December 6 2017
Interested in helping the Out of the Cold program? Host an Out of The Cold "Kits for a Cause" event through The Bargains Group. It’s an easy and engaging group activity with maximum positive impact for our community. Whether for 5 or 50 volunteers, The Bargain Groups will custom design a session for you. more info
Women as Public Prayer Leaders
November 23 2017
Rabbi Frydman-Kohl authored a teshuvah that continues a multi-decade process of engaging Jewish women in daily prayer and public ritual at Beth Tzedec. By determining that women have comparable obligations and responsibilities to Jewish men for daily prayer, he has opened the door for women to serve as sheliẖot tzibbur.
Parenting the Parashah
November 22 2017
Daniel Silverman launches a new Shabbat learning initiative for parents focusing on topics related to parenting and family life. On November 25, join him for "Challenging Family Dynamics: What We Can Learn from Jacob, Leah and Rachel. Check out Daniel's recorded introduction.
A Message from the President
November 16 2017
A few months ago, Rav Adam Cutler was invited to interview for the role of Senior Rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation. This week, they concluded an agreement for Rav Adam to assume that role. On behalf of the Board and members of Beth Tzedec—Mazal Tov to Rav Adam!