Rabbi Frydman-Kohl's call for #TorontoStrong interfaith vigil was answered by community, political and interfaith members, and over 25,000 attended the gathering at the site of last week's attack. Rav Baruch's comments are below. For media coverage, see here National Post coverage>> and CTV News coverage>>
This past week, we undertook our first foray into live-streaming our Shabbat/holiday services with the Shavuot services on Friday and Saturday. As a crucial part of our oversight process, we invite you to share your thoughts with us through the SurveyMonkey questionnaire. Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, June 3.
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm—An exclusive webinar on "Israel at 70: Bridging Divides". Activists and experts in Israel and North America report evidence of a growing divide between the world's two most important Jewish communities. Chancellor Eisen will discuss the pressing issue against the background of modern Jewish history and thought.
Members of Beth Tzedec Congregation are invited to a Town Hall meeting to review the proposed governance changes to the bylaws of Beth Tzedec’s constitution and raise any concerns before the bylaws are submitted for consideration at the AGM in late May. Brian Segal, the chair of the By-Laws Committee, will chair the meeting
April 4, 2:41 p.m.--Due to the weather, the power is out at Beth Tzedec, and we have no email access and very limited phone access. Services this evening will continue as scheduled, at 7:00 pm. We will update this message as information comes in.
Applause Catering provides catering and food & beverage services for all events held at Beth Tzedec. For information about their menu options, click here or contact them directly at 416-628-9198.
As we began the search for a successor to Rav Baruch who retires in 2019, we learned that Rav Adam would be leaving in March. We struck an Associate Rabbi Search Committee to fill our short-term and longer-term need. In the interim, we have engaged Rabbis Jennifer Gorman and Moshe Meirovich to provide clergy and pastoral support.
Applause Catering is accepting orders for Passover. All orders must be placed by 12:00 noon on Friday, March 16, and picked up on Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Get your orders in now!
The Member Engagement Committee is gearing up to send our annual holiday package filled with Purim treats to our university/college student members. Please send us a ‘snailmail’ (mailing) address to Klara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-781-3514, ext.220.All requests must be received by Friday, February 5.
January 10 - All programs and classes at Beth Tzedec will resume beginning at 8:00 am this morning, Wednesday, January 10.
Interested in helping the Out of the Cold program? Host an Out of The Cold "Kits for a Cause" event through The Bargains Group. It’s an easy and engaging group activity with maximum positive impact for our community. Whether for 5 or 50 volunteers, The Bargain Groups will custom design a session for you. more info
Rabbi Frydman-Kohl authored a teshuvah that continues a multi-decade process of engaging Jewish women in daily prayer and public ritual at Beth Tzedec. By determining that women have comparable obligations and responsibilities to Jewish men for daily prayer, he has opened the door for women to serve as sheliẖot tzibbur.
Daniel Silverman launches a new Shabbat learning initiative for parents focusing on topics related to parenting and family life. On November 25, join him for "Challenging Family Dynamics: What We Can Learn from Jacob, Leah and Rachel. Check out Daniel's recorded introduction.
A few months ago, Rav Adam Cutler was invited to interview for the role of Senior Rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation. This week, they concluded an agreement for Rav Adam to assume that role. On behalf of the Board and members of Beth Tzedec—Mazal Tov to Rav Adam!
The 19th season of Out of the Cold resumes on Tuesday nights beginning January 2 and running through March 20, 2018. Volunteer registration for a variety of shifts is now open.