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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. 

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

This week's Sunday Minyan breakfast has been generously sponsored by Shawn and Lori Goldenberg in memory of Sydney Solomons.

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.


This week's kiddush has been generously sponsored by Arie and Betty Gaertner in memory of their brother and brother-in-law, Ephraim Gaertner.

Pajama Havdalah: Muppet Edition
Saturday, February 1 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Come party like Miss Piggy, eat like Animal and relax like Rizzo the Rat at our annual Pajama Havdalah! Dress up as your favourite Muppet, help us usher out Shabbat and watch the very best Muppet Movie while cuddling up at shul.

Cost is $5, for more information and to register click here.

Honouring Martin Baranek

Founding member Martin Baranek will be honoured at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans on January 27th, 2020.

Martin’s book Determined: A Memoir was selected as mandatory reading for all incoming freshmen at Florida International University in Miami this year. The event will be live-streamed on the museum's website.

To learn more, click here. As well, copies of Determined can be purchased through Beth Torah. Please connect with us at or by calling (416) 782-4495 ex. 27.


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. 

Monday, February 10, 2020 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Nutshell by Ian McEwan

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

Death Café
Monday February 24th - 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, confortable 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.

Israel Program Fair with Jewish Service and Masa Canada
Thursday, February 6th, 2020 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Lipa Green Buliding, Tamari Hall, 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Join UJA's Jewish Service and Masa Canada for a fun-filled night learning about year-long Israel programs! Open to everyone. Speak to program representatives, alumni, and learn about scholarships and grants.

What's in it for you?
- Snacks and refreshments
- Open floor with program reps
- Schmooze with Alumni
- Scholarship info
- Swag bags and more fun!

What's waiting for you in Israel? - Exciting volunteer placements
- University credits
- Living like a local
- Spend a year giving back
- Gain valuable experience

For more information contact Jenna Potash by email 

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 for more information

Registration coming soon!

Howard Moscoe Book Talk

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

Join former Toronto Councillor Howard Moscoe for a lively discussion of his hillarious 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 megacity 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 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.

Caring Organizer

Support your friends and family when they need it most with Caring Organizer. Free meal schedule, including the Shiva Organizer, tips and tools. 

Beit Halochem Hosting


Looking for hosts and co-hosts to welcome an Israeli hero into your home for the weeks of May 31st-June 14th.

Please contact Beit Halochem at 905-695-0611 or

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 Listings- Saturday January 18th – Friday January 24th 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 yahrzeit has been omitted. Please email us at to add your yahrzeit to our database for future listings.

Abraham Kaufman, father of Debra Katz, on January 18th, 2020

Doba Yermus, mother of Leon Yermus, Sam Yermus  and Aaron Yermus, on January 18th, 2020

Shirley Giblon, mother of Frank Giblon, on January 18th, 2020

Betty Rosenthal, mother of Sharon Rosenthal, on January 19th, 2020

Leo Kleiner, father of Roslyn Kleiner, on January 19th, 2020

Helen Bongard, mother of Faithe Sversky, on January 20th, 2020

Jacob Sigulim, father of Betty Gaertner and Saul Sigulim, on January 20th, 2020

Monty Levitt, father of John Levitt, on January 20th, 2020

Morris Langbord, grandfather of Merle Levine, on January 20th, 2020

Sandu Cusmariu, father of Jerry Cusmariu, on January 20th, 2020

Gertrude Katz, mother-in-law of Debra Katz, on January 21st, 2020

Harry Waserman, father of Jack Waserman, January 21st, 2020

Jerry Farb, father of Stephen Farb, on January 21st, 2020

Nathan Yermus, brother of Leon Yermus, Sam Yermus and Aaron Yermus and father of Helen Leiderman, on January 21st, 2020

Laurence Caplan, father of Jody Caplan, on January 22nd, 2020

Leiser Lurie, father of Ian Lurie, on January 22nd, 2020

Paula Feigelsohn, mother of Adrian Feigelsohn, on January 22nd, 2020

Anne Lean, mother of Marvin Lean, on January 23rd, 2020

Morris Dorfman, grandfather of Shelly Feldman, on January 23rd, 2020

Tue, 21 January 2020 24 Tevet 5780