News Archive

Observing Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur
Sep 13th 2021
On Wednesday and Thursday, we come together again to observe Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur, to atone, repent and ask forgiveness for our sins over the past year. Click the link below for a listing of our Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur service times and programs, including the approximate time of Yizkor in each service.
SPNI and UJA's Mission to Israel 2021
Sep 12th 2021
With the restrictions due to COVID-19 now incrementally being eased, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is hopeful that foreign travel, for those who are double vaccinated, will be made possible in the near future. In anticipation, SPNI has decided to proceed with its mission from November 7 to 11, 2021.
High Holy Day Bulletin Now Live
Aug 22nd 2021
The fall edition of the Beth Tzedec Bulletin, including our High Holy Day information, is now available for download. (To download the print version, click here>>)
Friday Night Dinner from Apex Catering
Aug 11th 2021
Enjoy the tastes of the Algarve with Apex Catering's Shabbat menu featuring tomato soup with poached egg, mixed salad greens, Pico Island pot roast and chicken rissoles with sauteed peppers and Piri Piri roasted potatoes and Pasteis de Nata (egg tarts) for dessert. Vegetarian option available. Deadline: September 1. 
Protecting Beth Tzedec Members from COVID-19
Jul 27th 2021
As we continue the process of reopening our building, the Board of Beth Tzedec has, in consultation with the Reopening Taskforce, implemented a new vaccination policy to help protect our members against COVID-19 while participating in Beth Tzedec programs and services, effective Sunday, August 15.
Beth Tzedec Memorial Park Update
Jul 22nd 2021
July 15, 2021—The cemetery grounds will be open Sundays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All gatherings on the cemetery grounds are limited to 100 people or less. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times. 
Weekdays and Sunday Services
Jun 9th 2021
With the very limited number of in-person minyan registrations and to focus on preparing for the High Holy Days, our Sunday and weekday services will be offered via Zoom only. We intend to return to in-person service options Hol Hamoed Sukkot. 
Stand with the Jewish Community
Jun 4th 2021
Beth Tzedec joined more than 200 organizations across the country regarding the recent surge in anti-Semitic incidents we are experiencing across Canada. We will continue to stand in solidarity against this hate and intolerance. 
A Message on the Tragic Discovery at a Former Residential School
Jun 1st 2021
We are heartsick over the tragic discovery at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Beth Tzedec calls on the Canadian government to make a renewed commitment to the accepted recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Mobilizing Against Anti-Semitism
May 28th 2021
UJA and CIJA are calling on the Jewish community to urge our government to take concrete action against anti-Semitism. We encourage you to make your voice heard and encourage the Government of Canada to convene and emergency summit on this growing concern.
Notice of Annual Meeting of the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation
May 14th 2021
Members are invited to join our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 25. Registration required. We will begin verifying registrations at 6:30 p.m., at which point you will receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the webinar.Following Minhah/Ma'ariv, you will be able to join the webinar by clicking on the link in your registration email.
A Statement on the Ongoing Violence in Israel
May 12th 2021
We recognize the centrality of Israel in our lives. We therefore strongly condemn the indiscriminate rocket attacks against civilians from the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. As a community, we express our great sadness in the loss of life that these escalations of violence bring to all who live in the region.
Statement on the Lag Ba'Omer Tragedy in Israel
Apr 30th 2021
Our community stands in solidarity with the families of the 45 individuals who lost their lives, the more than 100 families whose relatives were injured and the entire Jewish people following the Lag Ba’omer tragedy on Mt. Meron.
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 23rd 2021
On behalf of the Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation, please be advised that, since no additional candidates were nominated by petition to stand for election as Director by the deadline of April 21, 2021, the following will be acclaimed as Directors at the annual meeting scheduled for May 25, 2021, each for a term of three years:
A Message from the Men's Club
Apr 21st 2021
Perry Cooper, Vice President of the Beth Tzedec Men's Club, shared a letter for our community about the group's annual Yom Hashoah candle distribution.