Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl reflects on what it means to be in Israel for Tishah B'Av, where history and modern life collide.
Over the course of the summer, Rabbi Steven Wernick has been exploring and discussing the addition of the Imahot (Matriarchs) into Beth Tzedec's recitation of the Amidah. Learn more about the history and context the inclusion of the Imahot with this online session recorded via Zoom.
Are you or a loved one a recent post-secondary graduate? Do you have a friend, child or grandchild you'd like to brag about? We're looking for recent graduates who would like to be celebrated and recognized in the next Beth Tzedec Bulletin. To add your name to our list of recent graduates, please email Terri Humphries at email@example.com.
We'd like to extend our appreciation to the Beth Tzedec community members who have and continue to support our Refugee Resettlement Program. Our recent call for camp gear was a great success and we're excited to be able to send five children off to camp well-prepared.
Production has begun on this year's Yizkor Memorial Book. If you have not already confirmed your submission, please contact Terri Humphries or call 416-436-9960. There are few spaces remaining for memorial listings.
Get to know our new shinshinim, Gal and Alona, with this playful and informative video from Israel. If you're interested in hosting our new guests for a Shabbat lunch, please reach out to Michael Friedman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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. Myjewishlearning.com explains that there are three essential elements of the seder’s retelling