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A Note About Membership Renewal


For an important message about membership renewal from Rabbi Yossi and President David Lewis, click here.

(JFK) Just For Kiddush with Rabbi Yossi, Episode Two

Watch our Livestreamed Shabbat Services

Livestream made possible through the generosity of Martin and Shirley Glick. 

Live services are held from 8:45 am and 11:30 am

To follow along in the Shabbat siddur, click here. 

Torah reading can be found here.

If you are having trouble viewing the webcast, please email for technical support or join us here.

Live from Thornhill…. It’s Friday Night Live!

Tune in on Facebook Live and join Cantor Ben to sing along Kabbalat Shabbat. Every Friday at 7:30pm. Unwind, sing and eat! Visit Beth Torah's Facebook Page here

JFK (Just For Kiddush) with Rabbi Yossi

Sit, have a l'chayim and hang out with Rabbi Yossi while checking out new music, meeting friends old and new, and finding out what's happening in our community. 
New episodes each Monday (we'll try).

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, May 17: "Keep the Change"

Novelty socks, HD cameras, an online film fest: How Toronto Jews are keeping traditions going during the pandemic



We were featured in JTA News for our forward-thinking livestream this past weekend. Read More...

Daily Minyan

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a daily morning minyan via Zoom. If you would like to join, please email Mark Tytel to register and receive a link to the services.

Because of security concerns we need to verify everyone who registers. Please be patient as this may take a few days. Please also note that we are unable to process your request on Shabbat or Jewish holidays.

Let Us Know What's Happening With You

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Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, May 9: “As it was in the beginning (one love), So shall it be in the end (one heart)”

Rabbi Yossi Says...."Don't blame it on the sunshine; Don't blame it on the moonlight; Don't blame it on good times; Blame it on the......"

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, “Whom have we banished from our lives?” Welcome in a Time of Distance

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, April 18th, 2020: Good news is no news. Why we are tuning out and dropping in.

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, April 16th, 2020: Breathing Under the Sea. 2020 is Hindsight. 

"Yizkor Memories.'' April 16th, 2020.

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, April 11, 2020  The Valley of Dry Bones: When We Come Back to Life Who Will We Be?

Rabbi Yossi's Perspective on Cheeseburgers, Mental Health and Rabbinic Cruelty

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, April 4, 2020 Standing Between the Living and the Dying

Rabbi Yossi's Sermon, March 28:  2020 -The Most Important Passover Ever. Really. 

Connecting With Us

Are you hoping to be in touch with us? The best way to reach us is by email!

For Atarah Derrick, Managing Director, email:

For Nomi Barancik, Lifecycle and Membership Coordinator, email:

For Tali Bronshtein, Accounts Manager, email:

For Rabbi Yossi Sapirman, email:

For Cantor Ben Silverberg, email:

For rabbinic emergencies only, relating to illness or death,  please contact 416 508 8755



Important Update Regarding COVID-19 and Beth Torah

Dear Friends, Congregants and Community,

A message will follow with an update regarding the status of Beth Torah Congregation.

But before we share words of hope and optimism, the most important words are “listen only to credible medical professionals, they are on the frontlines and will guide us back to good health."

For those living in tenuous times, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov wrote “Kol Ha'Olam Kulo”. The compelling lyrics set to music composed by Rabbi Baruch Chait are likely familiar to you,

כל העולם כלו גשר צר מאד והעקר לא לפחד כלל
Kol ha'olam kulo
Gesher tzar me'od
Veha'ikar lo lifached k'lal.

The entire world
Is just a very narrow bridge
And the main thing is not to panic at all.

The world today seems to be a very narrow, unstable bridge, but don’t panic- this too shall pass. We are here for you. If there is anything we can do to make it easier, let us know. We will do our utmost to help our community get through these troubled times.

We will be further updating and communicating soon. Stay strong and make the best choices possible for yourself and everyone else.

David Lewis    and    Rabbi Yossi Sapirman
President                    Senior Rabbi
Monday, March 16 Update
Beth Torah has always been a place that prioritizes the health and well-being of its' members and community. The spread of the novel coronavirus has been a concern to us all, and we have taken advice from health professionals, leadership and Executive Committee in our decision-making.
It is with this in mind that we wish to notify you that we will be suspending all services, education, programs and events at the shul until further notice.
Some things to note:

  • We intend to livestream our Shabbat morning services between 8:45 am and 11:00 am at
  • The on-site office has closed, but the office staff have moved to working remotely. Our staff is still available to you through normal channels of communication - by phone and by email.
  • We will continue to send out our yahrtzeit notifications and weekly bulletin. Our Passover magazine will be available online.
  • For urgent issues relating to bereavement or illness, please contact 416-508-8755.   

If your needs are of a health-related issue, please contact Toronto Public Health or your health practitioner.
As always, we are a shul that prioritizes you. Should you need us, please connect with us. Click here for our contact information. 

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