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Shabbat Shalom, Beth Torah!

Doors open at 8:30 am on Saturday for pre-davening coffee and schmooze.
Services begin at 8:45 am. 

Sunday Minyan

Join us for Sunday Minyan at 9:00 am, followed by breakfast.

Weekday Minyan

We are pleased to be partnering with Beth Sholom, who will be welcoming Beth Torah congregants at their morning and evening minyanim from Monday through Friday. Beth Torah yahrtzeits will be announced each weekday.

For details and service times at Beth Sholom, please click here.

Kiddush

This week's kiddush has been generously sponsored by Michael Gangel in memory of his mother’s, Bess Gangel, 20th Yahrtzeit.


Congratulations 

Mazal Tov to our member, Ari Posner, on his Canadian Screen Awards nominations for Best Original Score on the live-action series Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix) and also for Best Original Score on the animated series Let's Go Luna (PBS/TVO).

Mazal Tov to our member Elyse Tytel who had her wonderful article, "It's a (Jewish) Dog's Life," published in The Canadian Jewish News.


Death Café
This Tuesday, February 25th - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Beth Torah

A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death, with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. 

Death Café is an international movement dedicated to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. The participants come together in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, sip drinks, munch treats and share respectful, thought-provoking and life-affirming conversations.

Death Café is put on in partnership with Circle of Care, part of Sinai Health.

There is no cost to attend. To register, please contact Charlotte at (416) 635-2900 x 271.


Learning Series at Beth Torah:
Esther's Own Tale: Not the Esther You Know From Hebrew School

February 27th - 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Join Seymour (Epi) Epstein as he discusses his book, The Esther Scroll: The Author's Tale, which attempts to uncover the original intent of the author, a story quite different than the one read into the text by later rabbinic interpretation. It is the later interpretation, which made Purim what it is, the strangest holiday in the Hebrew calendar.

For more information and to register click here.


Back to the 80's Purim Party
Thursday, March 5 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Pull-on your leg warmers. Tease up your hair. It's an 80's Themed Purim Party! Be There or Be Square!

Come dressed in your best 80’s costume!

•    80s music, candy bar, arcade, photo booth and more!
•    Dinner, hamentashen, and retro drinks included!
•    Help make Purim treats for families in need!

Tickets for members are $8 and for non-members $10. Register here.


Book Club

Relax with a good book - and then join us for a lively and engaging discussion.  Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you enjoyed the book or not even if you haven't finished it. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Cost is $20 for 2019-2020 series. For more information and to register, click here.


Toronto Humane Society Donations

Please help us collect items to be used to care for animals at the Toronto Humane Society

The Toronto Humane Society is a wonderful organization that takes in animals for many reasons such as abuse or neglect. They care for them in the hopes that they will be adopted by special families. Some of the items that we are collecting include: Blankets, animal toys, towels, food and water bowls, animal treats, leashes and collars

The donation bin can be found in the lobby of the Shul. 


ECRUSY Kadima Shabbaton
February 21-23, 2020 at Beth Tzedec Toronto
Open to Grades 6-8.

Join us for a weekend of fun programming, making new friends, and an exciting Saturday night activity!

Contact Sylvie Moscovitz at smoscovitz@uscj.org for more information

Registration coming soon!


Howard Moscoe Book Talk
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm
The Barbara Frum Branch of the Toronto Public Library - 20 Covington Road

Join former Toronto Councilor Howard Moscoe for a lively discussion of his hilarious and provocative memoir, Call me Pisher: A Madcap Romp through City Hall and his antic filled 32 years in municipal politics. Learn the real story behind former mega-city mayor, and Moscoe nemesis, Mel Lastman's toupe.


Socks 4 Souls Donations

​Beth Torah is collecting new, adult cotton socks!  

Socks 4 Souls is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to contributing warmth, comfort, dignity, mobility and health to homeless people by providing them with new clean socks. We recognize the importance of good foot health and how it can impact one's ability to seek food, shelter, medical care and other social services.

A donation bin is in the gallery of the shul, please help us fill it with warm socks.


Kosher Meals on Wheels

Shopping and cooking can be overwhelming for many older adults. Circle of Care’s Kosher Meals on Wheels program delivers nutritious, tasty meals right to your front door. Learn more here or contact us at 416-635-2860.

Our program is also in need of volunteers to deliver meals. To volunteer with us, contact volunteer@circleofcare.com or call 416-635-2860; 284.


Hebrews'Cool Registration 

Sign up your children, from pre-K to grade 6, for our 2019-2020 Hebrew school program. Sunday mornings and Tuesday late afternoons available.

Membership and refer-a-friend discounts apply, and non-members welcome! To register, complete the online form or print it off and submit to the office with payment.


An update on UJA Federation’s role in community safety

Read here for an update on the UJA's findings on Jewish community safety. 

Yahrtzeit 

Yahrtzeit Listings - Saturday, February 22nd – Friday, February 28th 2019

We offer comfort to those who mourn or observe yahrtzeit and honour those who wish
to keep alive the memory of those who vanished in the Shoah.

We apologize if your loved one's yahrtzeit has been omitted. Please email us at admin@bethtorah.ca to add your yahrtzeit to our database for future listings.

Annette Rose, sister of Patricia Epstein and aunt of Nathaniel Epstein, on February 22nd, 2020

Beatrice Zelcer, aunt of Jack Greenberg, on February 22nd, 2020

Moishe Fridman, father of Mark Fridman, on February 22nd, 2020

Trevor Colin Rosenberg, brother of Graham Rosenberg, on February 22nd, 2020

Dr. Samuel K. Kay, father of Rex Kay and of Guy Kay, on February 23rd, 2020

Stephen Flagg, father of Neil Flagg, on February 24th, 2020

Moshe Benzaquen, father of Moises Benzaquen and of Rebecca Abrams, on February 25th, 2020

Ruth Zelda Wagner, mother of Jean Wagner Sutkiewicz, on February 25th, 2020

Eric Ruby, uncle of Peter Ruby, on February 26th, 2020

Freda Perlin, mother of Shawna Perlin, on February 26th, 2020

Gilbert Gallen, father of Steven Gallen and father-in-law of Debra Gallen, on February 26th, 2020

Ida Blake, mother of Estelle Gotfrit, on February 26th, 2020

Juair Monson, brother of Connie Kussner, on February 26th, 2020

Lloyd Leib Youngman, father of Mark Youngman and father-in-law of Steffi Black, on February 26th, 2020

Morris Jakubowski, father of Marilyn Jakubowski, on February 26th, 2020

Pesach Ben-Uri, father of Galila Turkienicz, on February 26th, 2020

Ralph Tarmy, friend of Robert and Anna Miller, on February 26th, 2020

Harry Bogdonov, grandfather of Celia Bobkin, on February 27th, 2020

Harvey Freedlander, father of Vern Freedlander, on February 27th, 2020

Murray Epstein, father of Arlene Consky, on February 27th, 2020

Betty Switzman, sister of Don Epstein and sister-in-law of Patricia Epstein, cousin of Debbie Cusmariu and aunt of Sherri Patak and Nathaniel Epstein, on February 28th, 2020

Boris Adelberg, father of Lawrence Adelberg on, February 28th, 2020

Fanny Silberman, mother of Toni Silberman, on February 28th, 2020

Goldie Silverberg, grandmother of Marvyn and Stephen Turk, on February 28th, 2020

Jozef Tiger, father of Daniela Tiger, on February 28th, 2020

Michael Krofchick, brother-in-law of Patricia Epstein and Don Epstein, uncle of Nathaniel Epstein and Sherri Patak, on February 28th, 2020

Stanley Alter, father of Jeremy Alter, on February 28th, 2020

Sat, 22 February 2020 27 Shevat 5780