News Archive

Revisiting the High Holy Days
Oct 8th 2020
This year's High Holy Days celebrations were profoundly different experiences for Jewish communities, limiting gatherings and our ability to daven together. You can access recordings of all our High Holy Day services, special greetings from community leaders and read or view our Rabbis' sermons from Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur.
Returning Your Mahzorim
Sep 29th 2020
It's time to return the Beth Tzedec maẖzorim! They should be returned to the parking lot lobby in a bag, indicating your name and the number of maẖzorim returned. We will cross you off our list so that you will not be charged later. We are delighted we were able to provide them to members and we thank you for your returning them to us.
An Important Message for our Members
Sep 25th 2020
Read a special message from the President and Chair of the Board about streaming services during Yom Kippur.
A Message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis
Sep 18th 2020
Read a special High Holy Days message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis, encouraging caution and care as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah together.
In-Person Yom Kippur Services
Sep 16th 2020
Beth Tzedec members who feel comfortable doing so are invited to join us for in-person Yom Kippur services. Registration to join us in-person will close on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m. Register here>>Members who do not have access to email are invited to call Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3511 to register.
Shofar Blowing Around Toronto
Sep 16th 2020
Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar blow on Rosh Hashanah this Sunday, September 20 at one of our seven public shofar blowings.
Visiting the Sanctuary Ark
Sep 15th 2020
For many years, it has been a tradition at Beth Tzedec to invite families and individuals to ascend to the Aron Ha-Kodesh on Yom Kippur. This year, we invite you to do so in the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Families or individuals may register in advance to spend up to ten minutes at the Ark in the Sanctuary.
HHD Greetings from Synagogue Presidents
Sep 15th 2020
President Debbie Rothstein shared an important joint message of unity, community and support for our members from the Presidents of GTA Conservative Synagogues.
Accessing Online High Holy Day Services
Sep 15th 2020
Renewed members will be able to access all of our live and pre-recorded High Holy Days services with our brand new video hub. Click the link below to see how easy it is to access videos!
Rosh Hashanah Menu from Apex
Aug 19th 2020
Take some time away from the kitchen and let Apex Kosher Catering manage your menu for Rosh Hashanah this year. Their newly released Rosh Hashanah menu offers lots of variety and options for even the pickiest eaters, and provides vegetarian options as well. Order deadline: September 13. Pick-up date: September 18.
Reopening Our Doors
Aug 13th 2020
We are excited to announce that Beth Tzedec will begin reopening for in-person services with Minhah / Ma'ariv on Monday, August 17. Read the announcement from the Chair of our Reopening Taskforce here>> PLEASE NOTE that we will continue to offer online services for the foreseeable future. more info>>
POSTPONED: Loss in the Time of COVID-19
Aug 13th 2020
Please note that this evening's "Loss in the Time of COVID-19" session has been postponed. We will be resuming the support group next Wednesday, August 27 at 7:45 p.m.
Friday Night Dinner from Apex Catering
Aug 11th 2020
Avoid the heat of the kitchen and order your next Shabbat dinner from Apex. This week's menu features oven-roasted vegetable soup, mixed greens salad, pastrami & pulled beef stuffed chicken roulade with roasted peppers and onions and roasted potatoes. Dessert is assorted mini pastries. Vegetarian option available. Deadline: Sept. 15. 
Phones Are Working
Aug 4th 2020
Monday, August 4—Beth Tzedec's phone lines are back in service. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience.
Beth Tzedec Memorial Park: Hours Update
Jul 17th 2020
July 22, 2021—To protect the well-being of our community, we have revised protocols. The cemetery grounds will be open Sundays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All gatherings on the cemetery grounds are limited to 100 people or less. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times.