News Archive

Shavuot Streamed Services: Your Feedback Requested
Apr 20th 2018
This past week, we undertook our first foray into live-streaming our Shabbat/holiday services with the Shavuot services on Friday and Saturday. As a crucial part of our oversight process, we invite you to share your thoughts with us through the SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, June 3.
JTS Webinar with Chancellor Eisen
Apr 16th 2018
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm—An exclusive webinar on "Israel at 70: Bridging Divides". Activists and experts in Israel and North America report evidence of a growing divide between the world's two most important Jewish communities. Chancellor Eisen will discuss the pressing issue against the background of modern Jewish history and thought.
Beth Tzedec Town Hall Meeting
Apr 5th 2018
Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation are invited to a Town Hall meeting to review the proposed governance changes to the bylaws of Beth Tzedec’s constitution and raise any concerns before the bylaws are submitted for consideration at the AGM in late May. Brian Segal, the chair of the By-Laws Committee, will chair the meeting
Power Outage
Apr 2nd 2018
April 4, 2:41 p.m.--Due to the weather, the power is out at Beth Tzedec, and we have no email access and very limited phone access. Services this evening will continue as scheduled, at 7:00 pm. We will update this message as information comes in.
Applause Catering Menus
Mar 19th 2018
Applause Catering provides catering and food & beverage services for all events held at Beth Tzedec. For information about their menu options, click here or contact them directly at 416-628-9198.
The Search is On
Mar 7th 2018
As we began the search for a successor to Rav Baruch who retires in 2019, we learned that Rav Adam would be leaving in March. We struck an Associate Rabbi Search Committee to fill our short-term and longer-term need. In the interim, we have engaged Rabbis Jennifer Gorman and Moshe Meirovich to provide clergy and pastoral support.
Applause Passover Menu
Feb 2nd 2018
Applause Catering is accepting orders for Passover. All orders must be placed by 12:00 noon on Friday, March 16, and picked up on Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Get your orders in now!
Sending Purim Cheer
Jan 24th 2018
The Member Engagement Committee is gearing up to send our annual holiday package filled with Purim treats to our university/college student members. Please send us a ‘snailmail’ (mailing) address to Klara at or call 416-781-3514, ext.220.All requests must be received by Friday, February 5.
Beth Tzedec Open
Jan 8th 2018
January 10 - All programs and classes at Beth Tzedec will resume beginning at 8:00 am this morning, Wednesday, January 10.
New Out of the Cold Initiative
Dec 6th 2017
Interested in helping the Out of the Cold program? Host an Out of The Cold "Kits for a Cause" event through The Bargains Group. It’s an easy and engaging group activity with maximum positive impact for our community. Whether for 5 or 50 volunteers, The Bargain Groups will custom design a session for you. more info
Women as Public Prayer Leaders
Nov 23rd 2017
Rabbi Frydman-Kohl authored a teshuvah that continues a multi-decade process of engaging Jewish women in daily prayer and public ritual at Beth Tzedec. By determining that women have comparable obligations and responsibilities to Jewish men for daily prayer, he has opened the door for women to serve as sheliẖot tzibbur.
Parenting the Parashah
Nov 22nd 2017
Daniel Silverman launches a new Shabbat learning initiative for parents focusing on topics related to parenting and family life. On November 25, join him for "Challenging Family Dynamics: What We Can Learn from Jacob, Leah and Rachel. Check out Daniel's recorded introduction.
A Message from the President
Nov 16th 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
Nov 6th 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. 
Beth Tzedec Youth Choir
Oct 2nd 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.