On this solemn and yet ultimately hopeful occasion—Monday night, July 31—we gather under dim lighting and low seating like mourners. Ma’ariv and the chanting of Eikhah, the Book of Lamentations, create a mood of reflection and sadness.
We are in the process of upgrading and renovating outdoor and indoor spaces at Beth Tzedec. Work is currently underway on the parking lot and the administrative spaces.
The upper and lower parking lot resurfacing project has been completed, and the both lots are again open. Access to the Synagogue has been moved back to the parking lot entrance in the lower lot, at the security booth.
Please note that Beth Tzedec is experiencing intermittent outages with several of our phone lines. You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide updates as they become available.
With great pride, Beth Tzedec is pleased to thank Mary Ellen Herman for a commitment to the Congregation that will see the main floor banquet hall named the Michael and Mary Ellen Herman Banquet Hall.
Following our Annual General Meeting, the Board of Governors elected its new Executive for 2017-2018 ...
Announcing Beth Tzedec's 1-4-7 Draw, a raffle for one of two great packages for a stay at the fabulous Four Seasons Residence Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, plus $500 cash. Only 136 tickets will be sold ... get your ticket today!
June 11 to 14, Beth Tzedec will welcome a unit of discharged IDF soldiers in the Peace of Mind program. To bring this program to Toronto, we partner directly with POM Canada, and your generous support is needed. To help us reach our goal, click here>>
Meet Maayan Lange and Ishay Frenkel, our new shinshinim for 2017-2018, through their entertaining and informative video introduction. We look forward to welcoming them both to Beth Tzedec and Toronto in September!
NEW TIME—Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl's class, Subversive Stories: Rabbinic Narratives about Life, Love and Loss, begins at 7:30 p.m. this evening, Monday, April 24.
When you celebrate, honour or commemorate family or friends, choose our Treasures of Beth Tzedec tribute cards. Our beautiful series of cards feature timeless treasures of our Congregation. To send a message, contact the Synagogue office at 416-781-3511.
Our Beth Tzedec family includes members dealing with life’s many challenges. So it was that Owen Weinstein, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Beth Tzedec on Shabbat morning, March 25. Owen worked closely with Cantor Sidney and Yacov to prepare for this wonderful simẖah. You can read his story here.
Pesaẖ is fast approaching. The deadline to sell your family's hametz is Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. Be sure to submit your sale form in advance. If you are unable to come in, you can download it, and email or fax the form to us.
Rabbi Frydman-Kohl is the co-author of a teshuvah accepted by the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. Many people inquire about the standards of dress in synagogues, schools and social settings. "Modesty Inside and Out: A Contemporary Guide to Tzniut" is an attempt to respond to those queries.
Reminder—Clocks 'spring forward' this weekend. Please remember to advance your clocks and watches one hour when you retire Saturday night.