News Archive

A Farewell from Our Shinshinim
Jun 11th 2019
Beth Tzedec's outgoing Shinshinim, Yuval and Daniel, wrote this farewell message to the Congregation. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare to return to Israel.
High Holy Day Honours Available
Jun 3rd 2019
The Ritual Committee is inviting and encouraging members to participate in the High Holy Days through a High Holy Day Honour. Put your name forward now for honours including aliyot to the Torah, opening the Ark, carrying a Torah in the processional or recessional, or an English reading or prayer.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation
May 30th 2019
The Annual Meeting of Beth Tzedec is this evening, Thursday, May 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. You must be a member of the Congregation to attend. For information, contact Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3514 ext. 213.
A Message from the President on Rav Baruch's Continuing Connection to Beth Tzedec
May 24th 2019
In recognition of his twenty-six years of service as Beth Tzedec’s Senior Rabbi, we are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has conferred upon Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl the title of Rabbi Emeritus.
A Message from the President About Our New Associate Rabbi
May 14th 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin will be joining the Beth Tzedec spiritual leadership team as our Associate Rabbi as of August 1, 2019.
Call for Submissions for High Holy Days Reader
May 3rd 2019
Each year we produce a wonderful booklet of prayer, poetry and reflections for the Days of Awe. It is designed to inspire and enlighten us during the Holy Days. To fulfill our priority for engagement, relevancy and building a caring community, we invite you to submit your own content for this year’s booklet. Deadline extended to August 2.
We Stand in Solidarity with Chabad of Poway
Apr 28th 2019
Once again, our community in the midst of our holiday celebrations has been shocked by violence. As we gathered to enjoy the company of our families and friends, again a Beit Tefillah, a house of prayer, has been desecrated during Yom Tov observance. 
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 22nd 2019
The Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation informs the Members of the Congregation that since no additional candidates were nominated to stand for election as Director by the deadline of April 15, 2019, the following have been acclaimed as Directors as of the annual meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019: 
A Passover Message from Rabbi Steve Wernick
Apr 18th 2019
The central ritual of Passover is the Hagaddah, the telling of our Master Story; how slaves became free people and how a band of disparate tribes became a people. explains that there are three essential elements of the seder’s retelling 
Website Glitch under "This Shabbat"
Apr 16th 2019
We are experiencing a glitch on the homepage of our website in the "THIS SHABBAT" section. Beth Tzedec WILL have services this Shabbat, Pesaẖ Day 1, beginning at 9:30 a.m. For information about services this Shabbat, April 20, please click the link "read more" link below. 
Rav Roy Tanenbaum Israel Scholarship Program
Apr 15th 2019
Beth Tzedec is currently accepting requests for the Rav Roy Tanenbaum Israel Scholarship Program for students enrolled in degree programs in accredited colleges and universities in Israel. Preference will be given to Beth Tzedec members, but others are welcome to apply. For more information, contact Randy Spiegel.
Phone Line Disruptions
Apr 15th 2019
We are experiencing issues with several of our phone lines. If you need to speak with members of the staff of spiritual team, please call us at 416-781-3511. If your call is not connected, please call back again. Alternately, you can email us at, and we will return your calls.
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 7th 2019
The Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation nominates each of the following individuals for election as a Director at the annual meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019:  Jamie Golombek, Bernie Gropper, Mitch Max, Patti Rotman, Earl Schwebel, Brian Segal, Aaron Wine, Josh Zelikovitz and Oscar Zimmerman.
Sell Your Hametz
Mar 29th 2019
Pesaẖ is fast approaching. The deadline to sell your family's hametz is extended to Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. Be sure to submit your sale form in advance. If you are unable to come in, you can download it and email to
Help us create a lasting memory for Rabbi Frydman-Kohl
Mar 28th 2019
Rav Baruch will be presented with a video tribute journal on the occasion of his retirement. You are invited to record a brief video greeting, message or memory with our professional videographer on Sunday, April 28 or Wednesday, May 1.