News Archive

Beth Tzedec's 1-4-7 Draw
May 19 2017
Announcing Beth Tzedec's 1-4-7 Draw, a raffle for one of two great packages for a stay at the fabulous Four Seasons Residence Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, plus $500 cash. Only 136 tickets will be sold ... get your ticket today!
Supporting the Peace of Mind Program
May 11 2017
June 11 to 14, Beth Tzedec will welcome a unit of discharged IDF soldiers in the Peace of Mind program. To bring this program to Toronto, we partner directly with POM Canada, and your generous support is needed. To help us reach our goal, click here>>
A Virtual 'Hello" from our New Shinshinim
May 4 2017
Meet Maayan Lange and Ishay Frenkel, our new shinshinim for 2017-2018, through their entertaining and informative video introduction. We look forward to welcoming them both to Beth Tzedec and Toronto in September!
Yizkor Memorial Book Submissions
April 27 2017
Please submit your information for inclusion in the annual Yizkor Memorial Booklet, at a cost of $18 per memorialized name per household. Download the submission form or contact Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3514 ext. 213. The deadline for submissions is July 7, 2017.
Subversive Stories Class - New Time
April 24 2017
NEW TIME—Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl's class, Subversive Stories: Rabbinic Narratives about Life, Love and Loss, begins at 7:30 p.m. this evening, Monday, April 24. 
Treasures of Beth Tzedec Tribute Cards
April 13 2017
When you celebrate, honour or commemorate family or friends, choose our Treasures of Beth Tzedec tribute cards. Our beautiful series of cards feature timeless treasures of our Congregation. To send a message, contact the Synagogue office at 416-781-3511.
Sharing Our Members' Stories
March 28 2017
Our Beth Tzedec family includes members dealing with life’s many challenges. So it was that Owen Weinstein, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Beth Tzedec on Shabbat morning, March 25. Owen worked closely with Cantor Sidney and Yacov to prepare for this wonderful simẖah. You can read his story here.
Sale of Hametz
March 21 2017
Pesaẖ is fast approaching. The deadline to sell your family's hametz is Sunday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. Be sure to submit your sale form in advance. If you are unable to come in, you can download it, and email or fax the form to us.
Teshuvah on Modesty
March 16 2017
Rabbi Frydman-Kohl is the co-author of a teshuvah accepted by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. Many people inquire about the standards of dress in synagogues, schools and social settings. "Modesty Inside and Out: A Contemporary Guide to Tzniut" is an attempt to respond to those queries.
Passover Tribute Cards
March 16 2017
When you celebrate, honour or commemorate family and friends, choose Treasures of Beth Tzedec tribute cards. Our beautiful Passover greeting card features a seder plate from our museum collection.
Clocks 'Spring Forward'
March 6 2017
Reminder—Clocks 'spring forward' this weekend. Please remember to advance your clocks and watches one hour when you retire Saturday night.
A Little Purim Fun
February 27 2017
Beth Tzedec gets into the Purim spirit a little early ... with a fun, new musical!
Hydro Shut-Down February 16
February 10 2017
Toronto Hydro has been undertaking a major upgrade to infrastructure in the area around the synagogue. On Thursday, February 16 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the power to our building will be suspended. 
Yorkville Lunch 'n' Learn Cancelled This Week
February 9 2017
Please note that the Yorkville Lunch 'n' Learn session with Yacov Fruchter has been cancelled for this Thursday, April 6. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next session.
Jews Stand Guard at Toronto Mosques
February 6 2017
On Friday, February 3, Beth Tzedec and numerous regional Jewish and Christian congregations stood in friendship and support of the Muslim community at mosques and Islamic centres around the city.