Last Friday, during Muslim prayers in New Zealand, a white supremacist stormed two mosques, murdering 50 people and injuring scores more. Who among us was not horrified by the news? Who among us did not immediately remember the terrible attack against Jews in Pittsburgh?
In a recent video presentation, Reb Steve spoke about the genesis of Beth Tzedec's exciting new initiative ... and becoming b'seder. To view the video, click here>>
In a video presentation, Rabbi Steven Wernick shares this thoughts on Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl's connection to the Beth Tzedec membership and the community. To view it, click here>>
As Chair of the Nominating Committee, in accordance with subsection 9.09(b) of the by-laws of Beth Tzedec Congregation, I call for nominations from the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation to stand as candidates for election as Directors at the next annual general meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019.
Tuesday, February 12—With the winter storm currently underway, our office is closing for the day. The building remain open and Minhah services will continue as schedule this evening. Our spiritual leadership will also be available for any emergencies.
In December 2016, the Board of Governors approved a "Strategic Plan Structure" identifying our mission, vision and strategies guiding our direction. We continue to apply the concepts within the document in planning programs, events and staff/leadership considerations for the future. You can view the Strategic Plan outline here.
Book of Memories: Submit letters and photos sharing how Rav Baruch has touched your life to let him know how much he has meant to your family. We'll compile them into a book to be presented to Rav Baruch and his family. Submit to www.bfkmemories.ca by March 4.
With the return of the cold, winter weather, the Beth Tzedec/Beth Sholom Out of the Cold program needs donations of gently used, adult winter coats and jackets, boots, sweatshirts and sweatpants, hoodies, t-shirts, etc. Items can be bagged, labeled "Out of the Cold" and dropped off at Beth Sholom during regular office hours.
There are only five weeks remaining in 2018, so now is the time to make your year-end contributions for a charitable tax receipt. Given the rotating postal strikes and mail back-log, we recommend people either make their contributions to membership or funds online or call Aida Adel at 416-781-3514 ext. 215.
Beth Tzedec members are welcome and encouraged to attend the next Ritual Committee meeting Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm for a unique opportunity to hear our Spiritual Leadership offer their assessment of the High Holy Days, the feedback from the Board and a review of the results of the High Holy Day survey.
The Beth Tzedec Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor the scholarship program to assist young men and women pursuing programs of higher Jewish education. Applications for 2019 are now available. Submission deadline: April 12, 2019.
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.)