News Archive

Rabbi Wernick Speaks on Global News
Dec 31st 2019
In response to the recent attack at on the Hasidic community in Monsey, New York, Rabbi Steven Wernick was interviewed on Global News, speaking about the Toronto and Canadian Jewish communities' reactions and response to anti-Semitism.
World Premiere of Allan Soberman's "Searching for My Voice"
Dec 16th 2019
On May 12, 2020, Beth Tzedec Congregation will be hosting the world premiere of Searching for My Voice, a one-person show written and performed by Allan Soberman. The story traces Allan's heartfelt story of growing up in the family of Beth Tzedec's beloved Cantor Morris Sobermanz”l.
Statement on the Ongoing Violence in Israel
Nov 14th 2019
Read a statement from Rabbi Wernick on our community response to the ongoing violence in Israel.
15 Seconds - D'var Israel from our Shinshinim
Nov 14th 2019
Gal and Alona share their insights on living in Israel during this turbulent time.
Beth Tzedec Leaders at Limmud Toronto 2019
Nov 7th 2019
Join three of Beth Tzedec's Spiritual Leaders at the upcoming Limmud festival of Jewish learning. Read about the topics they'll be covering on Sunday, November 10.
Membership Renewal
Oct 18th 2019
It’s not too late to renew your Beth Tzedec membership or to become a member for the coming year. Please contact our membership coordinator Klara Romm at 416-781-3514, ext. 220 or for information.
Out of the Cold Volunteer Registration Opens October 2
Sep 27th 2019
Want to perform the important mitvah of volunteering with the Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter hosted by Beth Tzedec and Beth Shalom? Volunteer registration for the 2020 session runs from October 2 to November 12.
Catering at Beth Tzedec
Sep 19th 2019
Learn about new catering options for your next simhat at Beth Tzedec in this message from President Debbie Rothstein.
Learn More About The Beth Tzedec Centre for Spiritual Well-Being
Sep 16th 2019
Feeling confused about our new Centre for Well-Being? Learn about this important initiative, get a taste for the programs and projects that fall under the Centre banner and discover how you can help support Beth Tzedec's transformation into the Synagogue of the Future.
Volunteers Needed for HHD Security
Aug 23rd 2019
To ensure the safety and security of all members of the Beth Tzedec community, we are looking for volunteers to help support our Beth Tzedec security team during the High Holy Days. If you are interested in volunteering for this mitzvah to help serve our kehillah, please contact Executive Director Randy Spiegel at 416-781-3514, ext. 211.
Dispatch from Jerusalem
Aug 15th 2019
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl reflects on what it means to be in Israel for Tishah B'Av, where history and modern life collide.
Including the Matriarchs in the Amidah
Aug 13th 2019
Over the course of the summer, Rabbi Steven Wernick has been exploring and discussing the addition of the Imahot (Matriarchs) into Beth Tzedec's recitation of the Amidah. Learn more about the history and context the inclusion of the Imahot with this online session recorded via Zoom.
Call for Recent Post-Secondary Graduates
Aug 6th 2019
Are you or a loved one a recent post-secondary graduate? Do you have a friend, child or grandchild you'd like to brag about? We're looking for recent graduates who would like to be celebrated and recognized in the next Beth Tzedec Bulletin. To add your name to our list of recent graduates, please email Terri Humphries at
Thank You for Supporting our Refugee Resettlement Program
Jul 10th 2019
We'd like to extend our appreciation to the Beth Tzedec community members who have and continue to support our Refugee Resettlement Program. Our recent call for camp gear was a great success and we're excited to be able to send five children off to camp well-prepared.
Final Call for Yizkor Book Submissions
Jun 26th 2019
Production has begun on this year's Yizkor Memorial Book. If you have not already confirmed your submission, please contact Terri Humphries or call 416-436-9960. There are few spaces remaining for memorial listings.