This weekend we welcome thought-leader and best-selling author Yossi Klein Halevi for Kabbalat Shabbat Services on Friday evening, a Shabbat morning derasha and a Saturday evening Havdalah and dessert discussion for 20s & 30s and parents with school-aged children. (Friday dinner reservations are now closed.)
This Shabbat morning, November 3 at 11:15 a.m., members of the local Muslim community will form 'Rings of Peace' around Beth Tzedec Congregation and other synagogues in a show of interfaith solidarity following the attack of Jewish congregants in Pittsburgh last week.
We were all shocked today by the loss of lives at the Tree of Life Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On behalf of our Congregation, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost lives today and our prayers for their entire community.
The "Zap! Pow! Oy! Jews and the Comic Book Industry" exhibit opens on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, but RSVPs are requested. (The start time listed in the CJN's "What's New" section was incorrect.)
The "Bowling with Peace of Mind" event this evening has been moved to Playtime Bowl at 33 Samor Rd., Toronto.
This week's edition of the CJN included an article about Rabbi Steven Wernick leaving USCJ to become the senior rabbi of Beth Tzedec Congregation. To read it, click here.
Dr. Sheldon Rotman, President of Congregation Beth Tzedec in Toronto, one of the world’s leading voices in Conservative Judaism, has announced that Rabbi Steven Wernick, currently CEO of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) will join the congregation as its new Senior Rabbi beginning February 2019.
Have your voice heard! We are again pleased to ask for your help as we assess and plan for our future High Holy Days experiences. Please help us by providing your feedback while it is still fresh in your mind. The survey is available online or your download a hard copy below.
Beth Tzedec has an article featured in today's National Post. Please see below for the link to "Beth Tzedec: Bringing Judaism to Life in the Heart of Toronto".
Babysitting will be available from 9:30 a.m. on both days of Rosh Hashanah, from 6:15 p.m. on Kol Nidrei, and from 10:00 a.m. on Yom Kippur. A Babysitting Reservation Form should be completed in advance and submitted to the Synagogue office.
Kabbalat Shabbat services this evening—Friday, August 17—will held indoors in the Hendeles Chapel due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms this evening.
The Annual General meeting of the Congregation will be held on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. The official notice of the AGM was mailed today and the information is now available online. You may access a copy of the packet by clicking the link below.
Senior Rabbi candidate Rabbi Steven Wernick visited Beth Tzedec from May 10-13. As a crucial part of the Senior Rabbi Search Committee's process, we invite you to share your thoughts about your experience.
I am delighted to provide you with proposed new by-laws to govern Beth Tzedec’s operations moving forward. This past year, Brian Segal, our member and a lawyer with experience in drafting by-laws in the not-for-profit sector, established a By-laws subcommittee of the Executive Committee.
Rabbi Frydman-Kohl's call for #TorontoStrong interfaith vigil was answered by community, political and interfaith members, and over 25,000 attended the gathering at the site of last week's attack. Rav Baruch's comments are below. For media coverage, see here National Post coverage>> and CTV News coverage>>