News Archive

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.
A Message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis
Sep 18th 2020
Read a special High Holy Days message from the Toronto Board of Rabbis, encouraging caution and care as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah together.
In-Person Yom Kippur Services
Sep 16th 2020
Beth Tzedec members who feel comfortable doing so are invited to join us for in-person Yom Kippur services. Registration to join us in-person will close on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m. Register here>>Members who do not have access to email are invited to call Florence Bendelac at 416-781-3511 to register.
Shofar Blowing Around Toronto
Sep 16th 2020
Fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the shofar blow on Rosh Hashanah this Sunday, September 20 at one of our seven public shofar blowings.