News Archive

A Safe Environment for All
Apr 20th 2021
The Sexual Misconduct, Abuse and Harassment Prevention Policy: A Safe Environment for All was approved by the Board of Directors March 27, 2018. Breach of the policy may be grounds for disciplinary action or termination, in accordance with section 8.03(1) of the By-Laws (as amended).
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 12th 2021
Carolyn Kolers, Chair of the Nominating Committee, notified the Members of the names of the individuals whom the Nominating Committee, after due deliberation and consideration, has nominated for election as a Director at the Annual Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021:
Double Your Mitzvah with Two Great Reads!
Apr 5th 2021
Author Norman Bacal is donating the proceeds of his two recent releases, which we are making available at discounted prices. Curl up with the epic saga of Ophelia or inspire a young person in your life with Take Charge, all while supporting programs & experiences at Beth Tzedec.
Yizkor Book Submissions
Apr 3rd 2021
Include the names of your loved ones in the annual Yizkor Memorial Book used at Yizkor Services on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Pesah and Shavuot for the year 5782 The cost is $18.00 per memorialized name per household. Use the link below to complete your online submission or email Terri Humphries. Deadline: Thursday, July 15. 
Yizkor Memorial Book
Apr 2nd 2021
The Yizkor Memorial Book was distributed to all members in the High Holy Day membership bags. If you have misplaced or returned your Yizkor Book, you can download it below for this Sunday's Yizkor service. We recommend that you download it in advance of services to avoid website 'traffic jams'.
Our Email System is Down
Apr 1st 2021
We are currently experiencing issues with our email server and are unable to send or access our email messages. If you are trying to reach a staff member, please phone them or call our office at 416-781-3511. A listing of our extensions is available below. This issue is being investigated and will corrected soon.
Sell Your Hametz
Mar 14th 2021
Pesaẖ is fast approaching. The deadline to sell your family's hametz is extended to Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to submit your sale form in advance. Click the link below sell your ẖametz online or contact the Synagogue office at 416-781-3511.
Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination
Mar 3rd 2021
As part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, several Toronto hospitals are inviting eligible members of priority groups to pre-register for immunization as the vaccine becomes available.
Shabbat Dinner Take-Out from Apex
Feb 17th 2021
Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner from Apex Kosher Catering. The menu features chicken soup, baby spinach salad, Cajun-roasted chicken quarters with pineapple jus services with herb sauted vegetables and Jambalaya rice and assorted mini pastries for dessert. Vegetarian option available. Order deadline: March 10. 
Same-Sex Weddings at Beth Tzedec
Feb 16th 2021
As part of our ongoing efforts toward making our community as welcoming and inclusive as possible, Beth Tzedec rabbis will now be officiating at same-sex weddings. Read the announcement from Rabbi Steven Wernick.
Charitable Tax Receipts
Feb 10th 2021
Tax receipts for contributions made to Beth Tzedec during 2020 will be emailed the week of February 22. If we do not have an email address on file, the charitable tax receipt will be mailed to your home address. Thank you to all who helped support us over this trying year.
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 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.
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.