News Archive

Professor Stephen Berk Returns to Beth Tzedec
Apr 23rd 2020
As part of our Annual Kerzner Lecture, we welcome back Professor Stephen Berk as he joins us virtually to discuss "Catastophic Plagues and the Jews".
Apex Kosher: Shabbat Shavuot Menu
Apr 12th 2020
In addition to their pareve Shavuot menu, this week, Apex has also prepared a traditional, four-course Shabbat herbed chicken menu with vegetarian, fish and a la carte options also available. Order deadline is Monday, May 25 with pick-up form either Beth Tzedec or Beth Emeth. To view the menu, click here>>
The Global Gathering For Healing
Apr 3rd 2020
Join us this Sunday, April 5 at 12:00 noon as Masorti/Conservative communities convene for a Global Gathering for Healing. Featuring clergy and musicians from Israel, England, Brazil and the US, come together to find hope and inspiration as we prepare for a Passover different from any we’ve experienced before. 
Revised Pesah Service Schedule
Apr 1st 2020
To better accommodate our members during Pesah, we have made revisions to the service schedule for the next two weeks. We would also like to invite you to a special online Yizkor Service led by Rabbi Wernick and Cantor Ezer on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m., the eve of the last days of Pesah.
Jewish Free Loan Toronto: Covid-19 Emergency Loan
Mar 26th 2020
To help our community deal with the financial fallout of the pandemic, Jewish Free Loan Toronto has created a new emergency Covid-19 loan.
Beth Tzedec Memorial Park Pandemic Protocols
Mar 24th 2020
To protect the health and well-being of our entire community, Beth Tzedec Memorial Park has implemented new protocols, effective April 26, 2020.
Are You Feeling Isolated?
Mar 16th 2020
If you or someone you know is in need of conversation or support, our team is here for you on the phone or online. Please reach out. If you would like to volunteer to call members of our community who would benefit from such outreach, contact Rosalie Hartenberg Watson and we will help put you in touch with someone.
Join Our Virtual Minyan!
Mar 15th 2020
We will be hosting daily services via Zoom at the regularly scheduled times, with the exception of Friday Minhah, which will be hosted at 4:00 p.m. Since our minyan is virtual, we will not be reciting those prayers that typically require 10 people with the exception of the Mourner's Kaddish.
Programs and Events at Beth Tzedec
Mar 15th 2020
We are suspending all in-person programs and events. This means that some of our programs will be postponed while others will be available online. We're working on updating our website calendar with online programs, so please check back regularly.We appreciate your patience as we all figure this out together.
Celebrating Passover in a Time of Crisis
Mar 10th 2020
Learn about the special considerations we're taking this year so that our entire community can celebrate Passover in health and safety.
Host Your Pesah Seder at Beth Tzedec
Feb 20th 2020
It's that time of  year again! Time to start thinking about how you'll fit dozens of guests and loved ones into your home for Pesah.To book space for your own catered Pesah seder at Beth Tzedec, contact Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3514, ext. 213.
Suspicious Emails
Feb 11th 2020
An email scam has been targeting synagogues across North America. These emails appear to come from rabbis or lay leaders and often include a request that recipients purchase gift cards. No one from Beth Tzedec will ask you to purchase gift cards over email. If you are unsure whether an email is genuine, please call the synagogue office to confirm.
Assistant Rabbi Candidate Feedback: Deena Cowans
Jan 13th 2020
If you had the opportunity to meet Assistant Rabbi candidate Deena Cowans when she visited Beth Tzedec, please share your feedback and impressions. The survey closes Monday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Mercaz Canada: Our Voice on the World Stage
Jan 9th 2020
Join Mercaz Canada by Sunday, March 8 and you will help increase our voice, our representation and our impact on the global conversations of the Jewish People.
Rabbi Wernick Speaks on Global News
Dec 31st 2019
In response to the recent attack at on the Hasidic community in Monsey, New York, Rabbi Steven Wernick was interviewed on Global News, speaking about the Toronto and Canadian Jewish communities' reactions and response to anti-Semitism.