News Archive

Welcome to our new Cemetery General Manager, David Shapero
Jul 14th 2023
We are very glad to announce that David Shapero started this week in his new role as Cemetery General Manager.
Employment Opportunity at Memorial Park
Jun 8th 2023
Beth Tzedec Memorial Park requires seasonal landscapers and outside grounds workers for the summer to help maintain our Congregational cemetery. This is a great job opportunity for students. Hourly pay $19 per hour. For more information, email
Rabbi Fryer Bodzin featured on CJN Podcast
Jun 2nd 2023
Rabbi Fryer Bodzin was a guest on the recent CJN Podcast episode of Bonjour Hai, discussing the importance of rabbis and the need for trained rabbis in today's world. To listen to the podcast, click here>>
Board Elects New Executive
May 24th 2023
Following the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, the Board of Directors elected the new Executive Committee for 2023-2024:President — Patti RotmanChair — Don SmithVice-President — Brian SegalTreasurer — Jamie GolombekSecretary — Bruce ElmanChair of Ritual — Aaron WinePast President — Debbie Rothstein
Reminder: Annual Meeting Tonight (May 23)
May 23rd 2023
All Beth Tzedec members should have received a notice for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation, taking place at 7:30 p.m. tonight (May 23). If you are a member in good standing and did not receive the information or wish to view the 2022 Annual Meeting minutes, please contact Evon Kassabian.
Notice of Annual Meeting of the Congregation
May 11th 2023
By now, all Beth Tzedec members should have received, either via email or Canada Post, a notice for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation, taking place on Tuesday, May 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. If you did not receive the information, please contact Evon Kassabian.
Reading of Israel's Declaration of Indpendence
Apr 18th 2023
Sunday, April 23, Reb Steve will participate in a celebratory reading of Israel’s Declaration of Independence at the Egalitarian Kotel. This event brings together Jews from all denominations and backgrounds to celebrate the Declaration as one of the preeminent Jewish documents. Register via
Yizkor Memorial Book
Apr 11th 2023
We will be referencing the Yizkor Memorial Book during theYizkor service on Shemini Atzeret. You can download it from the link below to have it available for the Service. We recommend that you download it in advance of services to avoid website 'traffic jams'.
Reb Steve's Blog in "The Times of Israel"
Mar 24th 2023
Rabbi Wernick has an article, "Toward the Promised Land?" featured in The Times of Israel, speaking about judicial reforms proposed by the current Israeli government. To reach the article, click here. What are your thoughts on this issue? Email Reb Steve to share how you feel.
Join the Work of the REDI Committee
Jan 16th 2023
REDI stands for anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our committee consists of members of the Beth Tzedec community who work passionately to promote an inclusive, anti-racist, safe and welcoming environment for all.
Introducing a Socratic D'Var Torah Style
Jan 3rd 2023
We are continually seeking ways to create different approaches for engaging together during our services. As part of this, we will introduce, as an experiment, an alternative to the traditional sermon using a more interactive discussion aligned with the weekly Torah reading. 
Our Phones are Now Working
Dec 23rd 2022
Beth Tzedec's phones and internet are working again. If you left a voicemail message over the last few days, you may need to call us again to receive a response. Most voicemail messages have been lost.
Beth Tzedec Memorial Park Cemetery Closed
Dec 23rd 2022
Due to the winter storm, Beth Tzedec Memorial Park cemetery is closed. The gates will reopen on Monday morning.
Power Outage
Dec 23rd 2022
Due to a power outage in the neighbourhood, we are unable to livestream our Services today.
Power Outage Today
Dec 23rd 2022
Due to a power outage at Beth Tzedec or in the neighbourhood, we are unable to livestream our Services today.