With the restrictions due to COVID-19 now incrementally being eased, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is hopeful that foreign travel, for those who are double vaccinated, will be made possible in the near future. In anticipation, SPNI has decided to proceed with its mission from November 7 to 11, 2021.
The fall edition of the Beth Tzedec Bulletin, including our High Holy Day information, is now available for download. (To download the print version, click here>>)
October 21, 2021—Beth Tzedec has updated its safety protocols and requirements for attending in-person services. As of today, we no longer require pre-registration for attending Beth Tzedec Friday evening or Shabbat morning services.
July 15, 2021—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.
With the very limited number of in-person minyan registrations and to focus on preparing for the High Holy Days, our Sunday and weekday services will be offered via Zoom only. We intend to return to in-person service options Hol Hamoed Sukkot.
Beth Tzedec joined more than 200 organizations across the country regarding the recent surge in anti-Semitic incidents we are experiencing across Canada. We will continue to stand in solidarity against this hate and intolerance.
We are heartsick over the tragic discovery at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Beth Tzedec calls on the Canadian government to make a renewed commitment to the accepted recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
UJA and CIJA are calling on the Jewish community to urge our government to take concrete action against anti-Semitism. We encourage you to make your voice heard and encourage the Government of Canada to convene and emergency summit on this growing concern.
Members are invited to join our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 25. Registration required. We will begin verifying registrations at 6:30 p.m., at which point you will receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the webinar.Following Minhah/Ma'ariv, you will be able to join the webinar by clicking on the link in your registration email.
We recognize the centrality of Israel in our lives. We therefore strongly condemn the indiscriminate rocket attacks against civilians from the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. As a community, we express our great sadness in the loss of life that these escalations of violence bring to all who live in the region.
Our community stands in solidarity with the families of the 45 individuals who lost their lives, the more than 100 families whose relatives were injured and the entire Jewish people following the Lag Ba’omer tragedy on Mt. Meron.
On behalf of the Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation, please be advised that, since no additional candidates were nominated by petition to stand for election as Director by the deadline of April 21, 2021, the following will be acclaimed as Directors at the annual meeting scheduled for May 25, 2021, each for a term of three years:
Perry Cooper, Vice President of the Beth Tzedec Men's Club, shared a letter for our community about the group's annual Yom Hashoah candle distribution.
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).
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: