News Archive

Reopening for In-Person Services
Jun 9th 2021
We are excited to announce that Beth Tzedec will begin reopening for in-person services with Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, June 11. We are offering indoor and outdoor Shabbat services, as well as outdoor Minhah/Ma'ariv services on Sundays through Thursdays. Click here to register for an upcoming minyan>>
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.
Beth Tzedec's Commitment to a Safe Environment
Apr 20th 2021
The inherent right of all individuals to be treated with dignity and respect is central to Judaic values and beliefs. Beth Tzedec is committed to operating a religious institution which fosters mutual respect for the dignity and well-being of all Employees, members and visitors to the Congregation. (Harassment Prevention Policy)
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 12th 2021
Carolyn Kolers, Chair of the Nominating Committee, notified the Members of the names of the individuals whom the Nominating Committee, after due deliberation and consideration, has nominated for election as a Director at the Annual Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021:
Double Your Mitzvah with Two Great Reads!
Apr 5th 2021
Author Norman Bacal is donating the proceeds of his two recent releases, which we are making available at discounted prices. Curl up with the epic saga of Ophelia or inspire a young person in your life with Take Charge, all while supporting programs & experiences at Beth Tzedec.
Yizkor Book Submissions
Apr 3rd 2021
Include the names of your loved ones in the annual Yizkor Memorial Book used at Yizkor Services on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Pesah and Shavuot for the year 5782 The cost is $18.00 per memorialized name per household. Use the link below to complete your online submission or email Terri Humphries. Deadline: Thursday, July 15. 
Yizkor Memorial Book
Apr 2nd 2021
The Yizkor Memorial Book was distributed to all members in the High Holy Day membership bags. If you have misplaced or returned your Yizkor Book, you can download it below for this Sunday's Yizkor service. We recommend that you download it in advance of services to avoid website 'traffic jams'.
Our Email System is Down
Apr 1st 2021
We are currently experiencing issues with our email server and are unable to send or access our email messages. If you are trying to reach a staff member, please phone them or call our office at 416-781-3511. A listing of our extensions is available below. This issue is being investigated and will corrected soon.