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Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Jewish Learning Festival

Tuesday, May 30th, 8:00 pm – 8:30 am, Miles Nadal JCC

FULL SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE HEREWhere Sinai meets Spadina: a full night of community, study, singing, snacking and more! Over 50 sessions reinterpret and re-imagine traditional Jewish texts and open up new community conversations. Special programs for kids and tweens/teens. FREE and all are welcome! Come for the cheesecake. Stay for the learning. Rabbi Yossi presents at 8:00 pm!

Pre-registration strongly encouraged online here.
Volunteers needed for hosting the event! Email to help out.

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Inspire! Your Future

Sunday October 22nd
Save the Date! For an extraordinary celebration.

Featuring sensational entertainment and a culmination of our Inspire Campaign.

More details coming soon!

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UJA’s Centennial Journey to Israel

Trip: October 31st – November 8th, 2017 

An experience that only comes around every 100 years!

A journey that promises to be as diverse and exciting as the Jewish state itself!
If Beth Torah can get 20 couples, we will have our own bus!

 

More information available at Jewishtoronto.com/centennialjourney

A contribution to the UJA campaign is required.

Past Events

Passover Schedule 2017

Monday, April 10

Erev Pesach

7:30 am Fast of the First Born Services
11:05 am Finish eating last bite of Chametz!
12:12 pm Finish selling or burning all Chametz!
Use our form here.
5:30 pm Erev Pesach Services
First Seder
7:37 pm Candle Lighting

Tuesday, April 11

Pesach Day 1

8:45 am Morning Services
Second Seder
8:41 pm Candle Lighting

Wednesday, April 12

Pesach Day 2

First Day of the Omer
8:45 am Morning Services
8:42 pm Observance ends

Thursday, April 13

Pesach Day 3 (Chol HaMoed)

Second Day of the Omer

Friday, April 14

Pesach Day 4 (Chol HaMoed)

Third Day of the Omer
7:42 pm Candle Lighting

Saturday, April 15

Pesach Day 5 (Shabbat Chol HaMoed)

Fourth Day of the Omer
8:45 am Morning Services
 8:46 pm Shabbat Ends

Sunday, April 16

Pesach Day 6 (Chol HaMoed)

Fifth Day of the Omer
9:00 am Sunday Minyan Services
7:44 pm Candle Lighting

Monday, April 17

Pesach Day 7

Sixth Day of the Omer
8:45 am  Morning Services
8:49 pm Candle Lighting

Tuesday, April 18 

Pesach Day 8

Seventh Day of the Omer
8:45 am Morning Services
10:00 am Yizkor
8:50 pm Holiday ends
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Featured Event! Ciao Shalom:

Jewish Music Week, Jewish Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month! 

Thursday May 25th, 7:30 pm SHARP!

Ron DavisSymphRONica and Daniella Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto join forces for a unique, exciting collaboration with some of Canada’s best jazz talent to honour Ron’s and Daniela’s respective heritages and the Jewish and Italian communities.

The music will range from Davis’ own compositions, to the heart-rending Chassal Siddur Pesach, and the Tin Pan Alley songbook. Daniela will display her deep emotional reach in such Italian contemporary masterpieces as Punto by Italy’s mega-star Jovanotti, Daniela’s original love lament Amami Ancora, and Beautiful That Way, from Academy Award-winner Life Is Beautiful.

Special Guest MC for the evening:
Well-known broadcaster, journalist and music maven Errol Nazareth (CBC)

Don’t miss out on this one of a kind cultural experience!

We’re grateful to Paul Hahn & Co. for generously sponsoring the piano rental and delivery for this performance. Visit them online here.

Tickets $36 in advance, $40 at the door.

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Visions for a Shared Society: The Tribes of Israel

LIMITED SPACE REMAINING! We’re honoured to be hosting scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute again for the closing day of this year’s Toronto Synagogue Collaborative Lecture Series.

May 17th 1:00pm – 6:00 pm
“iEngage Conference: Six Days that Shaped 50 Years”

A day long conference exploring the legacy of the past and the future of modern Israel. $25 / $18 students, includes dinner. Dietary laws observed. To register online (required), click here.

Key faculty include Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of SHI, and Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow of SHI.

May 17th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Closing Lecture: How Six Days in June Changed Israeli Society”
Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of SHI

To register online (required), click here.

This program has been funded by the Living Jewishly Trust, and the Wagner Family to honour their parents Morris and Ruth Wagner.

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Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah Community Commemoration

Sunday, April 23rd 2:00 pm, Adath Israel Congregation

The central theme of the event is Survivor Testimonies: The Fate of the Individual during the Holocaust.

We must all do our part to ensure that the events and lessons of the Shoah will never be forgotten.

Please join this large, unified community showing. In light of current anti-Jewish and anti-Israel sentiment around the world, your participation will help send a strong message that “we will not forget” and that the Jewish community is strong and vibrant.

This event is co-sponsored by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre (UJA Federation), and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies and F.A.S.T. (Fighting Antisemitism Together).

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Ethical Wills of the Patriarchs

Tuesdays at 7:30pm: March 14th, March 21th, March 28th, April 4th

This four part adult education series is based upon publications available on the NitkinLiterary website. Each 90 minute session includes a half hour talk, reading select portions of Ethical Wills of The Patriarchs, and an interactive Q&A.

David Nitkin is a highly regarded professional corporate ethicist, the author of six books and dozens of research papers, the President of EthicScan Canada, and a founding community activist with such organizations as the Muslim-Jewish Dialogue, StopSponsoringHatred.com, and Canadian Friends of Tazpit.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Limmud – A Festival of Jewish Learning!

Sunday, March 19th

In Hebrew, “Limmud” means “learning” – and that’s what it’s all about. This is a community that creates spaces and places so you can craft your own Jewish experience, explore your connection to Jewish ideas and traditions and meet people who share your curiosity and enthusiasm.

Limmud Toronto is a one of a kind festival celebrating all of the richness that Jewish identity can offer.

At Limmud Toronto, you can expect to be blown away by amazing presenters from a variety of backgrounds, Jewish observance, political stances, cultural beliefs and community involvement.

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Purim: Megillah Readings!

Saturday March 11th, 6:30 pm; Sunday March 12th, 9:00 am 

Megillah alert, megillah alert!
Join us Saturday night at 6:30 pm for services and Havdallah, followed by a boisterous megillah reading (approx. 7:00 pm)!

Bring your whole family (in costume please!) to hear the Book of Esther, share in a l’chaim, and groger out the name of Ham— BOOO! Reading number two on Sunday, after minyan at 9:00 am. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

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HebrewsCool’s Annual Purim Carnival! 

Sunday March 5th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for an incredible afternoon of fun featuring three inflatables, carnival games, indoor floor hockey, a retro arcade, unlimited games, a food truck, balloon shaping and more! $20 all inclusive price per person (ages 3+). Don’t forget your costume!

Online RSVP is required – click the RSVP button above or visit your online account here.

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CCCS Adult Meleveh Malka

Saturday March 4th, 8:00 pm, Adath Israel Synagogue

This CCCS sponsored event (Canadian Council of Conservative Synagogues) includes Havdallah and a light supper, with music by guitarist Mickey Lewin and entertainment from comedian Simon Rakhoff.

The cost per person will be $18.00 and there will be an opportunity to reserve tables of 10. Maximum attendance is 300, stay tuned for more information about how to reserve to avoid missing this entertaining evening.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Next Gen! Safari Bar and Grill

Monday February 13th

Beth Torah members! Join your Next Gen adult programming committee for their first event of the year at Safari Bar and Grill. 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, $25 admission includes two drinks, two raffle ticket entries (prize is two seats in a Raptors private box!), and a great opportunity to schmooze with your fellow members and meet new friends.

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USCJ Webinar: Raising Compassionate Children

Wednesday February 1st, 12:00 pm

Join Rabbi Cara Weinstein Rosenthal, USCJ‘s Family Engagement Specialist to explore Jewish responses to the challenge of raising compassionate children. The webinar is for parents of young children and for synagogue lay leaders and professionals. To register, click here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Visions for a Shared Society: The Tribes of Israel
Toronto Synagogue Collaborative Lecture Series

This program has been funded by the Living Jewishly Trust, and the Wagner Family to honour their parents Morris and Ruth Wagner.

7:00 pm, January 11th

Opening Lecture: “Living in a Tribal Society”
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the SHI of North America

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Featured Event: Celebr’eight’ Chanukah!

December 18th, 2016, 11:00 am

Save the date! Lots of surprises coming, including our eight lights of Chanukah, themed crafts and activities, giant menorahs, and Richard Ungar reading his new book, Yitzi and the Giant Menorah.

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 UJA’s Centennial Journey to Israel

Information evening: Thursday December 15th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
4600 Bathurst Street. Tamari Family Hall, Lipa Green Centre, Sherman Campus.

Trip: October 31st – November 8th, 2017 

An experience that only comes around every 100 years!

A journey that promises to be as diverse and exciting as the Jewish state itself!
If Beth Torah can get 20 couples, we will have our own bus!

Please RSVP to Keren Levy: klevy@ujafed.org or (416) 631 5723.

More information available at Jewishtoronto.com/centennialjourney

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The Idea of Mitzvah

December 8th, 2016, 7:30 pm

What do we mean that something is a mitzvah? Are we strictly obedient to God, or are we active partners in the operation of the world? Is it chutzpah even to ask that question?

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Guest Scholar, Dr. Elliott Malamet

December 3rd, 2016 

Our favourite guest scholar from High Holidays, Dr. Elliott Malamet, returns to teach a new lesson on Saturday December 3rd after services. Topic is, Learning to Survive: The Meaning of Isaac’s Blindness.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Can I be Observant and a Feminist?

November 24th, 2016, 7:30 pm

Is it possible to support feminism as an idea and a cause and still be “a nice Jewish girl”?  Or is feminism’s rights-based ideology and emphasis on equality inconsistent with Jewish views of the relationship between men and women?

This is the third class of a four part series with educator Shayna Kravetz. RSVP required: communications@bethtorah.ca.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

A Kiss is Just a Kiss?

Mystical Union, Personal Salvation, and World Redemption through Kabbalistic Kissing
November 17th, 2016, 7:30 pm

In this talk, presented in partnership with Danforth Jewish Circle, Professor Joel Hecker will discuss the diverse meanings ascribed to kissing in Jewish mystical literature. The Zohar, Judaism’s central and canonical mystical text, depicts kissing as the avenue through which an individual unites with God, angels, the Torah, and one’s fellow.

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Women of Valour – the Ideal of Eshet Chayil

November 17th, 2016, 7:00 pm

Every Friday night, the poem Eshet Chayil is traditionally chanted. Who is the Eshet Chayil? What makes her the exemplar for Jewish women?

This is the second class of a four part series with educator Shayna Kravetz. RSVP required: communications@bethtorah.ca.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald

November 6th, 2016, 7:00 pm

Shuli Eshel‘s A Voice Among the silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald is the first documentary to shine light on James McDonald’s remarkable efforts to warn the world of Adolf Hitler’s plan for the Jews.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Friday Night Dinner with IDF Veterans

November 4th, 2016, 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars for dinner with Beth Torah’s IDF hosted veteran guests (only here for a week!) on Friday night, November 4th. $60 per adult and $36 for children under 12. To purchase a ticket, please visit our payments portal.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

The Idea of Modesty

November 3rd, 2016, 7:00 pm

Tzniut is traditionally translated as “modesty”.  But is it about what you wear, how you appear, or who you are? Maybe it’s not just about sleeve length! Maybe it’s not even just for women!

Join us for this first class of a four part series, led by educator Shayna Kravetz. RSVP required: communications@bethtorah.ca[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Hosting IDF Veterans with Peace of Mind Canada

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Simchat Torah Celebration

October 24th and 25th 

We look forward to welcoming your families on Monday October 24th for our Simchat Torah celebration! Children’s programming begins at 5:30pm, with a Torah service and celebration beginning at 6:00pm and followed by Kiddush. Have you ever seen an entire Torah scroll unrolled around the Sanctuary? Don’t miss your chance!

Simchat Torah Day – October 25th – Services and celebration begin at 8:30am with pre-shul Kiddush (8:45am services) followed by Kiddush. (Please note- Tuesday morning welcomes children, however the programming designed for children is on Monday evening).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Sukkah Movie Night: Gene Wilder’s Frisco Kid

October 22nd, 8:00 pm

Last year we had a blast curling up with our families for hot chocolate, nosh and laughs – outdoors! Join us again for Rabbi Yossi’s recommended movie right after Shabbat.

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The Rosh is On! Inspirational, Modern and Relevant Community High Holiday Services

Rosh Hashanah 1: October 3rd, 2016
Yom Kippur: October 12th, 2016

Celebrate the High Holidays with traditional prayer, soul-stirring music, captivating speakers and family workshops in our beautiful main Sanctuary.

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Welcome, Cantor Ben and Shaar Shalom Families!

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