News Archive

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. 
A Virtual Hello from our New Shinshinim
Jun 21st 2019
Get to know our new shinshinim, Gal and Alona, with this playful and informative video from Israel. If you're interested in hosting our new guests for a Shabbat lunch, please reach out to Michael Friedman.
A Farewell from Our Shinshinim
Jun 11th 2019
Beth Tzedec's outgoing Shinshinim, Yuval and Daniel, wrote this farewell message to the Congregation. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare to return to Israel.
High Holy Day Honours Available
Jun 3rd 2019
The Ritual Committee is inviting and encouraging members to participate in the High Holy Days through a High Holy Day Honour. Put your name forward now for honours including aliyot to the Torah, opening the Ark, carrying a Torah in the processional or recessional, or an English reading or prayer.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
May 30th 2019
The Annual Meeting of Beth Tzedec is this evening, Thursday, May 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. You must be a member of the Congregation to attend. For information, contact Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3514 ext. 213.
A Message from the President on Rav Baruch's Continuing Connection to Beth Tzedec
May 24th 2019
In recognition of his twenty-six years of service as Beth Tzedec’s Senior Rabbi, we are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has conferred upon Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl the title of Rabbi Emeritus.