Writings from the Rabbis

Beth Tzedec Rejoins USCJ
Jul 17th 2014

The values of Beth Tzedec have always been congruent with the culture of Conservative Judaism. Rejoining United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is a reaffirmation of our commitment to the institutional structure of our Movement and a recognition that USCJ has made significant improvements to its operation. We are confident that USCJ now brings value to our synagogue.

From our beginnings 60 years ago, Beth Tzedec  has been deeply connected to the Conservative Movement. Together, we developed congregational leaders, financial resources, students and youth activities. We gave birth to United Synagogue Day School (now Robbins Hebrew Academy) and Camp Ramah Canada. Even when not formally part of USCJ, we retained a strong connection to the Jewish Theological Seminary, Masorti Israel, World Masorti, the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, Women's League for Conservative Judaism, and the Schechter Institute of Israel. 

Our members look for Conservative synagogues when they travel and we welcome guests and potential members from other communities who seek a Conservative congregation in Toronto. We have always been part of the brand of Conservative Judaism.

We now return to a revitalized USCJ with a recognition that the organization of kehillot—congregational communities—can add breadth to our already active youth program, guide us in our strategic planning initiative, provide us support in a search for my successor, and assist us in developing the financial resources we require. It is time to grow our future. 

To view the full report in the USCJ's United Synagogue Insider, click here.
To read the article in the upcoming issue of The CJN, click here.