On Tuesday, May 24, the Board elected the new Executive:Patti Rotman – PresidentDon Smith – Chair of the BoardAaron Wine – Vice-PresidentJamie Golombek – TreasurerBrian Segal – SecretaryMitch Max – Chair of RitualBernie Gropper – Chair of Strategic OpportunitiesDebbie Rothstein - Immediate Past President
As of Tuesday, May 24, we will only constitute a minyan if there are ten Jewish adults gathered in person. We will continue to provide Zoom and livestream access but Devarim sheb’kedushah—prayers that require a minyan(Barkhu, Kaddish, Kedushah and Mourner’s Kaddish)—will only be recited in the presence of an in-person minyan.
Beth Tzedec joins UJA to present Alyson Schafer, a family therapist and host of "The Parenting Show", for Helping the Anxious Child. Hear practical and effective strategies, rooted in evidence-based research for helping children manage their anxiety. BT members can participate free using code Bethtzedec18.
April 14, 2022—Our phone and internet service has been restored and we are able to again respond to your inquiries. Please note that phone messages left over the past two days may have been lost. If you left a message for a staff member, you should call or email again to ensure a reply.
November 14, 2022—Due to a Rogers issue in the area, our phones and internet service have been down since mid-morning. As a result, no phone calls are reaching us and we are unable to access any phone messages. Please check later this afternoon for updates.
Sheldon Rotman, 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 24, 2022:
Beth Tzedec has an exceptional opportunity for a passionate and driven individual with strong community building and Jewish programming skills to support a reinvigoration of youth, teen and family programming at the synagogue. Using a relationship-based model, this individual will help create communities of connection among and between families.
Our Shul of Rock program begins at 7:30 p.m. this evening. If you experience any difficulties in connecting to the Zoom program or if you did not receive the Zoom link, please email Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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February 14, 2022—We are pleased to announce that we are again welcoming people to daven with us in person on Monday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, in addition to our Zoom services. Those joining us will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of identity.
We are pleased to announce we have largely completed our livestreaming upgrades and have transitioned the link of our Friday evening and Shabbat morning livestream services. Our new livestream is updated on our web slides.
In response to the use of swastikas, and in one instance a Confederate flag, during the "Freedom Convoy" protests against coronavirus vaccine mandates outside the Canadian Parliament, the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the international association of Conservative movement rabbis, issued the following statement: ...
Reb Steve was featured in the National Post, Newstalk 1010 and SiriusXM, speaking about the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, sharing the fears of our community and how we move forward despite the threats. Read article here. Listen to Newstalk here. Listen to SiriusXM here.
On Monday, January 18, Rabbi Wernick submitted an article to the National Post's "Comment" section on the Colleyville, Texas hostage-taking incident, titled "Why I am not scared to be a rabbi, even after the Texas hostage-taking".
We are watching with concern the situation tat Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. We send our thoughts and prayers to the hostages, their families and the law enforcement agencies working toward a peaceful resolution. Join us at 8:30 p.m. as we host a community-wide vigil for Congregation Beth Israel.