News Archive

Rav Roy Tanenbaum Israel Scholarship Program
Apr 15th 2019
Beth Tzedec is currently accepting requests for the Rav Roy Tanenbaum Israel Scholarship Program for students enrolled in degree programs in accredited colleges and universities in Israel. Preference will be given to Beth Tzedec members, but others are welcome to apply. For more information, contact Randy Spiegel.
Phone Line Disruptions
Apr 15th 2019
We are experiencing issues with several of our phone lines. If you need to speak with members of the staff of spiritual team, please call us at 416-781-3511. If your call is not connected, please call back again. Alternately, you can email us at info@beth-tzedec.org, and we will return your calls.
A Message from the Nominating Committee
Apr 7th 2019
The Nominating Committee of Beth Tzedec Congregation nominates each of the following individuals for election as a Director at the annual meeting scheduled for May 30, 2019:  Jamie Golombek, Bernie Gropper, Mitch Max, Patti Rotman, Earl Schwebel, Brian Segal, Aaron Wine, Josh Zelikovitz and Oscar Zimmerman.
Help us create a lasting memory for Rabbi Frydman-Kohl
Mar 28th 2019
Rav Baruch will be presented with a video tribute journal on the occasion of his retirement. You are invited to record a brief video greeting, message or memory with our professional videographer on Sunday, April 28 or Wednesday, May 1.
Ring of Peace Supporting the Muslim Community
Mar 20th 2019
Last Friday, during Muslim prayers in New Zealand, a white supremacist stormed two mosques, murdering 50 people and injuring scores more. Who among us was not horrified by the news? Who among us did not immediately remember the terrible attack against Jews in Pittsburgh? 
The Beth Tzedec Centre for Spiritual Well-Being
Mar 11th 2019
In a recent video presentation, Reb Steve spoke about the genesis of Beth Tzedec's exciting new initiative ... and becoming b'seder. To view the video, click here>>
Reb Steve Shares Thoughts on Rav Baruch
Mar 11th 2019
In a video presentation, Rabbi Steven Wernick shares this thoughts on Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl's connection to the Beth Tzedec membership and the community. To view it, click here>>
A Call for Nominations from the Members by the Chair of the Nominating Committee
Feb 28th 2019
As Chair of the Nominating Committee, in accordance with subsection 9.09(b) of the by-laws of Beth Tzedec Congregation, Carolyn Kolers calls for nominations from the Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation to stand as candidates for election as Directors at the next annual general meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 
Inclement Weather Update
Feb 12th 2019
Tuesday, February 12—With the winter storm currently underway, our office is closing for the day. The building remain open and Minhah services will continue as schedule this evening. Our spiritual leadership will also be available for any emergencies.
The Beth Tzedec Strategic Plan
Feb 5th 2019
In December 2016, the Board of Governors approved a "Strategic Plan Structure" identifying our mission, vision and strategies guiding our direction. We continue to apply the concepts within the document in planning programs, events and staff/leadership considerations for the future. You can view the Strategic Plan outline here.
Share a Memory of Rav Baruch
Feb 5th 2019
Book of Memories: Submit letters and photos sharing how Rav Baruch has touched your life to let him know how much he has meant to your family. We'll compile them into a book to be presented to Rav Baruch and his family. Submit to www.bfkmemories.ca by March 4.
Out of the Cold Clothing Donations
Jan 2nd 2019
With the return of the cold, winter weather, the Beth Tzedec/Beth Sholom Out of the Cold program needs donations of gently used, adult winter coats and jackets, boots, sweatshirts and sweatpants, hoodies, t-shirts, etc. Items can be bagged, labeled "Out of the Cold" and dropped off at Beth Sholom during regular office hours.
Year End Contributions
Nov 22nd 2018
There are only five weeks remaining in 2018, so now is the time to make your year-end contributions for a charitable tax receipt. Given the rotating postal strikes and mail back-log, we recommend people either make their contributions to membership or funds online or call Aida Adel at 416-781-3514 ext. 215.
Ritual Committee Meeting
Nov 20th 2018
Beth Tzedec members are welcome and encouraged to attend the next Ritual Committee meeting Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm for a unique opportunity to hear our Spiritual Leadership offer their assessment of the High Holy Days, the feedback from the Board and a review of the results of the High Holy Day survey.
Shabbat with Yossi Klein Halevi
Nov 6th 2018
This weekend we welcome thought-leader and best-selling author Yossi Klein Halevi for Kabbalat Shabbat Services on Friday evening, a Shabbat morning derasha and a Saturday evening Havdalah and dessert discussion for 20s & 30s and parents with school-aged children. (Friday dinner reservations are now closed.)