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Shabbat Shalom, Beth Torah!

Shabbat and Sunday Service Times

Doors open at 8:30 AM for a pre-davening coffee and schmooze on Shabbat morning. Services begin at 8:45.

Sunday morning minyan meets at 9:00 AM in the Charney Family Hall. Breakfast following, please join us. 

Kiddush Sponsorship

Our enhanced kiddushes are generously sponsored by the Feldman family for 2018..


We offer our condolences to Sophie Chapnick, as well as Lorne, Sharon, Jeffrey, Jeff and Thea on the passing of Sidney Chapnick. Sidney was a Past President of Beth Torah and will be sorely missed. May his family know no more sorrow.

Mazal Tov

Susan and Eddie Glick are proud to announce the birth of a new grandson. Parents are Nadia and Matthew Glick. Grandparents are Susan and Eddie Glick, and Cheryl and Eli Buzaglo. 

Jeffrey and Britney Goldenberg are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a girl, Gia Bella Goldenberg, on December 23, 2018.  Granddaughter to Steve and Donna Goldenberg, Kim Koblinsky and Ray Wegner and David Koblinsky and Elisabeth Colson.  Great-granddaughter to Mark and Esther Goldenberg, Jean and the late Irving Wolfman, Bubbles and the late Sam Koblinsky and Gaston and Doreen Schwalb.  

Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land

Thursday, January 17th at 7:30 PM

Every season, dozens of African American basketball players pack up their sneakers to play and live in Israel. Join us for the launch of the BTC Lecture Series with David A. Goldstein and his fascinating lecture on the intersection of Israel and sport.  

Save the Date! Pencil in the next lectures in our series:

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 
Hearts of Hate: Confessions of a Teenage Neo-Nazi with Elisa Hategan

APRIL 11, 2019 
Signs & Wonders: The Fascinating History of the Illustrated Haggadah with Adam Cohen
JUNE 13, 2019 

Rocking in The Free World: Can Judaism Survive Modernity? With Elliott Malamet


Beach Blast - January 20, 2-4 PM at Beach Blast in Toronto 

The early bird price is $25 until December 24th. We'll have two courts available, kosher and nut free snacks and it's open to all teens in grades 5-12!

Mid-Winter Convention - February 8-9 at Beth Torah 

Amazing Shabbaton for grades 8-12 and a VIP Movie Night program scheduled for the evening of February 9 also at Beth Torah that's open to teens in grades 5-12. Come sleep over at Beth Torah!

Register for all programs at


Kids Pajama Havdalah and Movie Night

Open to kids 6-12

Saturday, 26 January, 2019 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Beth Torah

Join us for a Saturday night movie night, complete with special havdalah!

Wear your PJs, bring a sleeping bag and pillow and come watch with us. Yummy snacks served.
Event is free, please register HERE.

Antisemitism: Here and Now – with Deborah Lipstadt

January 31, 2019 7:30PM - 9:30PM 
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street 
Cost $20.00

When a Holocaust revisionist sued her for libel, Deborah Lipstadt seized the chance to stand up to antisemitism—and won. Her experience became the basis of the film Denial (2016). Recent events starkly demonstrate how the antisemitism she confronted remains a real threat to modern civil society. Join Professor Lipstadt for an illuminating discussion about the unsettling global resurgence of antisemitism and how it can be fought.

Contact Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre

Concerned About Your Thinking Skills or Memory?  Free Training Programs are Available! 

Baycrest is comparing the benefits of cognitive training programs to help older adults keep their brain healthy and maintain their independence as they age. Some financial compensation will be provided for participation. Participation is CONFIDENTIAL. 

A Baycrest Brain Healthy Aging Project  416-785-2500 ext. 3377


Beth Torah Poetry


Sometimes I wonder what would have become of us
If there had been no Exodus;
Would we still be in Egypt, at work for no pay,
Or would we, as a people, have withered away?
But, there WAS an Exodus;
And it was the salvation of all of us. 
With Moses to guide us, with God’s outstretched arm,
We were delivered from slavery and harm.
It took forty years, and some good walking shoes,
For a new beginning for Egypt’s Jews.
Yes, there were trials and tribulations
Before we arrived, and became a nation.
There was rebellion, and there was much whining
About the lack of water and any fine dining.
There were the faithless who worshipped a calf,
So many troubles! That’s not even half.
A whole generation passed away
Until that great eventful day
When the Jews arrived in our promised land
After their long, hard trek through the sand
To Israel, the land of milk and honey,
Mountains and seas, and weather that’s sunny,
Land of figs, pomegranates, oranges and dates;
Israel, our treasure, our fortunate fate.
There are those who would try to take it from us,
But it’s ours forever, ever since Exodus.

Sharron Elkouby

Beth Torah Poet in Residence


Saturday January 12th – Friday January 18th 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 ones’ yahrzeit has been omitted. Please email us at  to add your yahrzeit to our database for future listings.


Fred Gruvick, father of Zelda Korenblum on January 12, 2019

Anne Miller, grandmother of Barbara Miller Schwartz, and Robert Miller on January 12, 2019

Max Herman, father of Philip Herman on January 12, 2019

Shirley Feldman, mother of Brian Feldman, Ellen Feldman, and Bonita Josse on January 12, 2019

Rae Goldfarb, mother of Morton Goldfarb on January 13, 2019

Joseph Rotman, brother of Jennie Cass on January 13, 2019

Reva Pinkus, mother of Jack Pinkus on January 13, 2019

Nathan Bornstein, grandfather of Leanne Shapiro on January 13, 2019

Sara Hennick, mother of Ellen Turkienicz on January 15, 2019

Goldie Ruth Liverant, mother of Giselle Firestone on January 15, 2019

Herbert Lebane, father of Ian Lebane on January 16, 2019

Ruby Greenberg, father of Jack Greenberg on January 16, 2019

Ruth Lukofsky, mother of Elaine Goldberg, and Fern Lukofsky on January 17, 2019

Phillip Daniels, father of Risa Bordman on January 18, 2019

Donald Harvey Lerner, father of Nancy Lerner on January 18, 2019

Harvey Kauffman, father of Steven Kauffman on January 18, 2019

Nachum Ber Leinburd, father of Joseph Leinburd on January 18, 2019


Wed, 16 January 2019 10 Shevat 5779