Due to staff vacation, this webpage was populated on June 21st to include information for three consecutive Shabbats.
We apologize that information provided after June 21st for bulletin dates June 24th, July 1st, and July 8th, will likely not be added to this website (for example, mazel tov, condolence, or sponsorship notices). Any information that comes in during this time will be shared in the following bulletin, July 15th.
Thank you for understanding.
Mazel Tov to Jacob who celebrates his bar mitzvah on Sunday June 25th, his parents Bill and Chris, siblings Emma and Jonathan, and grandparents Doris, Amie, Tasker and Meera.
Kiddush on Saturday June 24th is generously sponsored by Leon and Freda Yermus in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Sunday minyan breakfast on June 25th is generously sponsored by Gabbaim Mark Kranzberg and Mark Tytel in recognition of the last Sunday minyan of the season. Have a great summer!
Sunday June 25th is the last minyan of the season! Please join us at 9:00 am.
Don’t delay, register today- before summer vacation starts- to secure your spot in our Hebrew’Cool and Mini Motek program. Members can receive their Mini Motek registration for FREE by simply referring a friend or two to our program.
Membership Renewal – EARLY BIRD FEES end JUNE 30th
Take advantage of our early bird rates and renew you membership now by paying in full by cheque or e-transfer.
Are you 35 years old or younger? Check out our Young Adult membership options for those 35 years of age and younger. Graduated membership and Capital dues makes joining us an affordable option for our under 35 year olds.
You are now also able to renew your membership online – simply click here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you experience any issues along the way. We look forward to welcoming you back to Beth Torah.
Please note that June 15th was the end date for processing B’nai Mitzvah applications until after the High Holidays. Applications that come in after June 15th will be dated and approved on a “first come first served basis” if there are multiple requests for the same service dates.
June 24, 2017
Sivan 30, 5777
Fri. Candle Lighting
Numbers 16:01 – 18:32
Isaiah 66:01 – 66:24
July 1, 2017
Tammuz 7, 5777
Fri. Candle Lighting
Numbers 19:01 – 22:01
Judges 11:01 – 11:33
July 8, 2017
Tammuz 14, 5777
Fri. Candle Lighting
Numbers 22:02 – 25:09
Micah 05:06 – 06:08
We’re delighted to announce that Beth Torah will be hosting the 2017 Holocaust Education Week’s (HEW) prestigious closing night event on Thursday November 9th.
This years theme is “Survivor Testimony” and will include speeches, a candle lighting ceremony, and a video presentation.
Toronto survivors will be key participants in this program. If you are a survivor, please reach out to us if you would like to get involved or be acknowledged during this evening.
(416) 782 4495 ext. 42 or email@example.com.
More info to come. Stay tuned, or visit holocaustcentre.com/HEW
This event has been generously sponsored by the family of the late Morris and Rose Glick, and the family of the late Max and Greta Glicksman, both founding families of our shul.
Come cheer on Beth Torah at our next games:
Sunday June 25th against Beth Shalom, 9:30 am at 45 Goulding Avenue.
Sunday July 9th against Beit Rayim, 9:30 am at 66 Henderson Avenue.
CIJA is doing important work for our community. Check out their efforts to combat BDS or get more information at cija.ca
This is a once a week program designed as a first exposure to Hebrew School for children 31/2—5 years old. Using art, hands-on exploration and interactive story telling, the students are engaged in a way that sets the foundation for years of future Jewish education.
Students returning to Mini Motek for a second year, and new Mini Motek students who already have an older sibling in our Hebrews’Cool, will receive $150 off their 2017-2018 registration!
Refer a friend and receive $150 credit towards your Mini Motek registration!
Maximum credit: $300 (that makes Mini Motek FREE for members!)
For more information, contact Alley.
We regret to inform you that KosherDudes is no longer a catering partner at Beth Torah and will not be providing catering services at shul going forward.
If you have an existing contract with KosherDudes for an upcoming Beth Torah event, or if you are looking for our list of approved caterers, please contact our office.
December 1 – 5 in Atlanta
It’s the largest gathering of Conservative Jewish leaders, thinkers, and doers in North America. Join hundreds of rabbis, executive directors, presidents, educators, millennials and others to tackle big questions facing kehillot (congregations) and leave inspired and empowered with new ideas, strategies, and skills to strengthen your community back home.
For more information and registration, visit uscjconvention.org.
An experience that only comes around every 100 years!
Trip: October 31st – November 8th, 2017
Join UJA for an information evening and discover why this journey Is unlike any other Israel experience; a journey that promises to be as diverse and exciting as the Jewish state itself! If Beth Torah can get 20 couples to participate, we will have our own bus!
More information here. A contribution to the UJA campaign is required.
We’re looking for Haftorah readers for many Shabbats between June 24 to September 2. Interested? Please email gabbai Mark Krantzberg.
Are you a friendly, outgoing person with strong communication skills looking to make a difference in the life of someone with a developmental disability? Reena is looking for a mature, responsible adult female volunteer to walk with a lady we support to and from Beth Torah Synagogue and sit with her during services each Saturday. Location is approximately a 15 minute walk to Beth Torah. A minimum 6 month commitment is required. Must have current Standard 1st Aid/CPR training or be willing to take it.
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services connects individuals to employment opportunities and economic self-reliance. Mentors are specifically needed to work with JIAS Toronto newcomer clients who are internationally trained professionals. Volunteer mentors will help Jewish newcomers by providing relevant information and targeted guidance about the Canadian job market, and making introductions and connecting newcomers to professional networks. To volunteer or for more information, please email Lisa or call (416) 630 6481.
There are many members of our Congregation who could use a helping hand, or even just a friend! To join the Chesed Community or find out how you may be of service please contact the committee chair Jean Wagner (Sutkiewicz) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24 – July 14 (30 Sivan – 20 Tammuz)
We offer comfort to those who mourn or observe yahrzeit, and honour those who wish to keep alive the memory of those who vanished in the Shoah.
We apologize if your yahrzeit has been omitted. Please email us at email@example.com to add your yahrzeit to our database for future listings.
Ruth Frankel on Tuesday, June 27
Mother of Allen Frankel
Morris Goldberg on Wednesday, June 28
Father of Michael Goldberg
Eugene Kessler on Friday, June 30
Brother of Sam Kessler
Mordechai Korenblum on Sunday, June 25
Brother-in-law of Zelda Korenblum
Jack Leibowitz on Sunday, June 25
Grandfather of Cheryl Amar and Risa Grossman
Morris Lukofsky on Tuesday, June 27
Grandfather of Elaine Goldberg and Fern Lukofsky
Moses Monson on Wednesday, June 28
Father of Connie Kussner
Lilly Robinson on Tuesday, June 27
Mother of Donna Robinson
Marley Rynd on Sunday, June 25
Mother of Jeremy Cohen
Sylvia Sirot on Sunday, June 25
Mother of Herman Sirot
Isobel Slan on Saturday, June 24
Mother of Anna Miller
Cissy Solomons on Sunday, June 25
Mother of Syd Solomons
Mel Steinberg on Wednesday, June 28
Father of Sheryl Steinberg
Joseph Weinstein on Saturday, June 24
Father of Toby Levinson and Howard Weinstein
Arthur Zuckerman on Monday, June 26
Father of Richard Zuckerman
Max Adler on Tuesday, July 4
Father of Ruth Heller
Nettie Applebaum on Saturday, July 1
Grandmother of Tolsa Greenberg
Jadzia Bredin on Wednesday, July 5
Mother of Robert Bredin
Lily Day on Saturday, July 1
Mother of Martin Day
Israel Dezenhouse on Sunday, July 2
Brother of Leonard Dezenhouse
Sophie Ehre on Friday, July 7
Grandmother of Sophie Chapnick
Israel Gerskup on Sunday, July 2
Father of Allen Gerskup
John Gordon on Saturday, July 1
Father of Dorothy Gordon
Claudia Ikeman on Thursday, July 6
Mother of Warren Ikeman
Israel Kaftalovich on Saturday, July 1
Father of Mark Kaftalovich
Rachel Kaye on Monday, July 3
Mother of Philip Kaye
Sol Kaye on Friday, July 7
Father of Philip Kaye
Abe Levine on Monday, July 3
Father-in-law of Merle Levine
Grandfather of Maura Levine and Robyn Levine
Morris Nudler on Friday, July 7
Father of Marla Nudler
Louis Rapoport on Saturday, July 1
Father of Susan Glick
Eliyahu Mordechai Rothman on Friday, July 7
Grandson of Mollie Rothman
Millie Shime on Tuesday, July 4
Sister of Jennie Cass
Dianne Silver on Tuesday, July 4
Mother of Joel Silver
Mother-in-law of Tracie Wagman
Louis Slimowitz on Friday, July 7
Father of David Slimowitz
Henech Turkienicz on Thursday, July 6
Brother of Norman Turk and Harry Turk
Brother-in-law of Alina Turk
Uncle of Stephen Turk
Milton Cadsby on Thursday, July 13
Father of Catherine Silver
Grandfather of Elie Silver
Jack Carman on Monday, July 10
Uncle of Sherri Patak and Nathaniel Epstein
Brother-in-law of Don Epstein and Patricia Epstein
Benjamin Eidelman on Sunday, July 9
Father of Betty Baranek
Al Feingold on Thursday, July 13
Father of Lynne Feingold
Aaron Feldman on Sunday, July 9
Father of Elaine Feldman and Merle Lightman
Isak Fiksel on Thursday, July 13
Father of Ephraim Fiksel and Betty Fiksel
Sam Kleiner on Friday, July 14
Father of Deborah Kleiner and Ita Kleiner
Eric Levitt on Saturday, July 8
Father of Karen Levitt
Sarah Lukofsky on Friday, July 14
Grandmother of Elaine Goldberg and Fern Lukofsky
Yetta Nashman on Friday, July 14
Mother of Bruce Nashman
Gertrude Pasen on Sunday, July 9
Grandmother of Shelly Feldman
David Pomotov on Friday, July 14
Father of Michal Pomotov
Pauline Rose on Tuesday, July 11
Mother of Carl Rosen
Florence Silver on Wednesday, July 12
Mother of Mark Silver
Grandmother of Elie Silver
In respect of the increasing concern for the privacy of our members, we will be reducing the amount of personal information published in the version of our bulletin that appears online. For full names in ‘mazel tov’, condolence, and other announcements, please pick up a copy of our print bulletin in the Sanctuary during Shabbat services, or on the table outside the office during the remainder of the week.
We will continue to email bereavement notices to members on our mailing list.
Thank you for your understanding.