Bereavement

We care about our members and our clergy are here for you during all lifecycle events—during simchas as well as unfortunate times of struggle, sadness, and distress.

 

To book a time to speak with Rabbi Yossi at any stage of bereavement—whether one is struggling with impending loss or are dealing with the aftermath of loss, please contact Shannon confidentially, at rabbisoffice@bethtorah.ca or (416) 782 4495 ext. 42.

To speak with Cantor Ben, please contact him directly at cantor@bethtorah.ca or (416) 782 4495 ext. 30.

If you must reach clergy after hours regarding an end-of-life circumstance, please call (416) 880 4986. Clergy will be contacted and be in touch with you shortly.
You may also connect with a funeral home such as Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel or Steeles Memorial Chapel to begin the funeral process.

 

Caring Community

We respect your privacy. With your consent we will send out a bereavement e-notice upon the passing of a loved one, and mention funeral details in our print bulletin, in order to allow congregants to offer their sympathies and attend services for the deceased.

To learn about Beth Torah’s cemetery policy, please call Arlene at office at (416) 782-4495 ext. 27.

Beth Torah’s clergy are here to offer their support and solace, attending shivas, as well as sending out condolence and end-of-shloshim letters. We also record yahrzeits and acknowledge them with a letter to member families annually.

Beth Torah’s chesed committee are always available should you need assistance.

 

Commemorate a Loved One

There are many beautiful ways to commemorate a loved one and signal one’s abiding love and respect for the life they lead and the legacy that they left behind. These include purchasing yahrzeit plaques, seat plaques, leaves on our “Tree of Life,” and other memorials within the shul. For more information on these and other possible commemoration opportunities, please contact Shannon at (416) 782 4495 ext. 42 for more details.