News Archive

Friday's Livestream Interruption
Jan 19th 2021
On Friday evening, we experienced a technical issue with our production system that prevented us from being able to livestream the full Kabbalat Shabbat service. We have identified and corrected the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.
Our Phone Lines are Down
Jan 11th 2021
We are currently experiencing issues with our phone system and are unable to receive phone calls or voicemail messages. If you are trying to reach a staff member, please email them or our office email at info@beth-tzedec.org. This issue is being investigated and will corrected soon.
The Psalms: A Doorway to Jewish-Catholic Dialogue
Dec 17th 2020
In 1965, the Second Vatican Council addressed the relationship between Catholics and Jews in “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”. Rabbi Frydman-Kohl and Dr. Norman Tobias, as part of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, worked with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on this historical document.
Men's Club Scholarships Program
Nov 11th 2020
The Beth Tzedec Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor the scholarship program to assist young adults pursuing programs of higher Jewish education. Applications for 2021 are now available. Submission deadline: April 9, 2021.
Shabbat Dinner Take-Out from Apex
Nov 10th 2020
Explore memories of the Middle East with Apex's Friday take-out menu of mixed vegetable & lentil soup, Greek salad, turkey & zucchini croquettes and chicken souvlaki, roasted root vegetables, quinoa & orzo legume pilaf and chocolate cupcakes for dessert. Vegetarian option available. Order deadline: Dec. 16. 
In-Person Friday Evening and Shabbat Morning Services
Oct 19th 2020
Register for in-person Friday evening and for Shabbat morning services. Services will be appropriately distanced, and all are required to wear a mask. Shabbat services will begin at 9:30 a.m.; check the calendar for Friday service times. There will also be a Shabbat morning service in the Dennis Museum. 
Revisiting the High Holy Days
Oct 8th 2020
This year's High Holy Days celebrations were profoundly different experiences for Jewish communities, limiting gatherings and our ability to daven together. You can access recordings of all our High Holy Day services, special greetings from community leaders and read or view our Rabbis' sermons from Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur.
Returning Your Mahzorim
Sep 29th 2020
It's time to return the Beth Tzedec maẖzorim! They should be returned to the parking lot lobby in a bag, indicating your name and the number of maẖzorim returned. We will cross you off our list so that you will not be charged later. We are delighted we were able to provide them to members and we thank you for your returning them to us.
An Important Message for our Members
Sep 25th 2020
Read a special message from the President and Chair of the Board about streaming services during Yom Kippur.
A Message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis
Sep 18th 2020
Read a special High Holy Days message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis, encouraging caution and care as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah together.
In-Person Yom Kippur Services
Sep 16th 2020
Beth Tzedec members who feel comfortable doing so are invited to join us for in-person Yom Kippur services. Registration to join us in-person will close on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m. Register here>>Members who do not have access to email are invited to call Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3511 to register.
Shofar Blowing Around Toronto
Sep 16th 2020
Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar blow on Rosh Hashanah this Sunday, September 20 at one of our seven public shofar blowings.
Visiting the Sanctuary Ark
Sep 15th 2020
For many years, it has been a tradition at Beth Tzedec to invite families and individuals to ascend to the Aron Ha-Kodesh on Yom Kippur. This year, we invite you to do so in the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Families or individuals may register in advance to spend up to ten minutes at the Ark in the Sanctuary.
HHD Greetings from Synagogue Presidents
Sep 15th 2020
President Debbie Rothstein shared an important joint message of unity, community and support for our members from the Presidents of GTA Conservative Synagogues.
Accessing Online High Holy Day Services
Sep 15th 2020
Renewed members will be able to access all of our live and pre-recorded High Holy Days services with our brand new video hub. Click the link below to see how easy it is to access videos!