News Archive

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!
Out of the Cold Volunteers
November 6 2017
The 19th season of Out of the Cold resumes on Tuesday nights beginning January 2 and running through March 20, 2018. Volunteer registration for a variety of shifts is now open. 
High Holy Day Survey
October 15 2017
Thank you to all those who completed our High Holy Day survey, which closed on November 6. Your assistance helps us in planning for future High Holy Day services and programs. If you have questions about the survey, contact Daniel Silverman.
Beth Tzedec Youth Choir
October 2 2017
Call all kids 7 years and older. Would you like to sing on the bimah and at concerts with Cantor Sidney Ezer this year? Then the Beth Tzedec Youth Choir is for you. Led by Sara Schabas, the youth choir promises to be educational, fun and inclusive. For information, contact Cantor Ezer at 416-781-3514 ext. 296.
Wave Hello to Sukkot!
September 25 2017
Order your quality Israeli lulav and etrog for Sukkot, which is on Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6. Only $45 per set. Order deadline is Monday, October 2. Call the Synagogue office at 416-781-3511 to place your order or print the attached form.
Tuning Up with Cantor Moshe and Meir
September 14 2017
Cantor Moshe and Meir took time from their busy rehearsal schedule to record pieces they are planning for our High Holy Days. We've uploaded them to the Beth Tzedec YouTube channel. To access the library, click here>>
High Holy Days at Beth Tzedec
September 6 2017
Our High Holy Day services, programs and activities are have been confirmed, and as in past years, we having something for every member of your family! Our High Holy Day Guide, which is included in your High Holy Day ticket packages is now available for download.
After the Hurricane - A Prayer
September 3 2017
This morning at Beth Tzedec's Shaẖarit service, we said a prayer for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Rav Baruch on Metro Morning
August 16 2017
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl was featured on CBC Radio's "Metro Morning" with Matt Galloway speaking about the recent violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and calling on leaders to stand against white supremacy. To listen to the radio interview, click here>>
Greetings from Israel—Haben Yakir Li
August 10 2017
With less than a month until Rosh Hashanah, the anticipate for the return of Cantor Moshe Fishel and Meir Briskman grows. This time, Moshe and Meir share a stirring rendition of Haben Yakir Li. It is now avaible to be viewed on Beth Tzedec's YouTube channel—click here>>
Calling All High School Students
August 8 2017
Students in Grades 9 to 12—Volunteers are needed for many of our programs, including several beginning in September. If you are looking to fulfil community service requirements or would like to gain valuable experience working on family-oriented programs, contact Jessie Greenspan at 416-781-3514 ext. 246.
Thoughts for Tishah B'Av
July 28 2017
On this solemn and yet ultimately hopeful occasion—Monday night, July 31—we gather under dim lighting and low seating like mourners. Ma’ariv and the chanting of Eikhah, the Book of Lamentations, create a mood of reflection and sadness.
Making Changes Inside and Out!
July 20 2017
We are in the process of upgrading and renovating outdoor and indoor spaces at Beth Tzedec. Work is currently underway on the parking lot and the administrative spaces.
Parking Lot Reopened
July 17 2017
The upper and lower parking lot resurfacing project has been completed, and the both lots are again open. Access to the Synagogue has been moved back to the parking lot entrance in the lower lot, at the security booth.  
Intermittent Phone Issues
June 30 2017
Please note that Beth Tzedec is experiencing intermittent outages with several of our phone lines. You can reach us by email at We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide updates as they become available.