News Archive

Double Your Mitzvah with Two Great Reads!
Apr 5th 2021
Author Norman Bacal is donating the proceeds of his two recent releases, which we are making available at discounted prices. Curl up with the epic saga of Ophelia or inspire a young person in your life with Take Charge, all while supporting programs & experiences at Beth Tzedec.
Yizkor Book Submissions
Apr 3rd 2021
Include the names of your loved ones in the annual Yizkor Memorial Book used at Services on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Pesah and Shavuot. Use the link below to complete your online submission or email Terri Humphries. 
Yizkor Memorial Book
Apr 2nd 2021
The Yizkor Memorial Book was distributed prior to in the High Holy Days. If you have misplaced or returned your Yizkor Book, you can download it below for Monday's Shavuot Yizkor service. We recommend that you download it in advance of services to avoid website 'traffic jams'.
Our Email System is Down
Apr 1st 2021
We are currently experiencing issues with our email server and are unable to send or access our email messages. If you are trying to reach a staff member, please phone them or call our office at 416-781-3511. A listing of our extensions is available below. This issue is being investigated and will corrected soon.
Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination
Mar 3rd 2021
As part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, several Toronto hospitals are inviting eligible members of priority groups to pre-register for immunization as the vaccine becomes available.
Shabbat Dinner Take-Out from Apex
Feb 17th 2021
Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner from Apex Kosher Catering. The menu features chicken soup, baby spinach salad, Cajun-roasted chicken quarters with pineapple jus services with herb sauted vegetables and Jambalaya rice and assorted mini pastries for dessert. Vegetarian option available. Order deadline: March 10. 
Same-Sex Weddings at Beth Tzedec
Feb 16th 2021
As part of our ongoing efforts toward making our community as welcoming and inclusive as possible, Beth Tzedec rabbis will now be officiating at same-sex weddings. Read the announcement from Rabbi Steven Wernick.
Charitable Tax Receipts
Feb 10th 2021
Tax receipts for contributions made to Beth Tzedec during 2020 will be emailed the week of February 22. If we do not have an email address on file, the charitable tax receipt will be mailed to your home address. Thank you to all who helped support us over this trying year.
Friday's Livestream Interruption
Jan 19th 2021
On Friday evening, we experienced a technical issue with our production system that prevented us from being able to livestream the full Kabbalat Shabbat service. We have identified and corrected the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.
Our Phone Lines are Down
Jan 11th 2021
We are currently experiencing issues with our phone system and are unable to receive phone calls or voicemail messages. If you are trying to reach a staff member, please email them or our office email at This issue is being investigated and will corrected soon.
The Psalms: A Doorway to Jewish-Catholic Dialogue
Dec 17th 2020
In 1965, the Second Vatican Council addressed the relationship between Catholics and Jews in “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”. Rabbi Frydman-Kohl and Dr. Norman Tobias, as part of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, worked with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on this historical document.
In-Person Friday Evening and Shabbat Morning Services
Oct 19th 2020
Register for in-person Friday evening and for Shabbat morning services. Services will be appropriately distanced, and all are required to wear a mask. Shabbat services will begin at 9:30 a.m.; check the calendar for Friday service times. 
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.