News Archive

Statement on the Lag Ba'Omer Tragedy in Israel
Apr 30th 2021
Our community stands in solidarity with the families of the 45 individuals who lost their lives, the more than 100 families whose relatives were injured and the entire Jewish people following the Lag Ba’omer tragedy on Mt. Meron.
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 23rd 2021
On behalf of the Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation, please be advised that, since no additional candidates were nominated by petition to stand for election as Director by the deadline of April 21, 2021, the following will be acclaimed as Directors at the annual meeting scheduled for May 25, 2021, each for a term of three years:
A Message from the Men's Club
Apr 21st 2021
Perry Cooper, Vice President of the Beth Tzedec Men's Club, shared a letter for our community about the group's annual Yom Hashoah candle distribution.
A Safe Environment for All
Apr 20th 2021
The Sexual Misconduct, Abuse and Harassment Prevention Policy: A Safe Environment for All was approved by the Board of Directors March 27, 2018. Breach of the policy may be grounds for disciplinary action or termination, in accordance with section 8.03(1) of the By-Laws (as amended).
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 12th 2021
Carolyn Kolers, 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 25, 2021:
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.
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.
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.