DONATIONS/TRIBUTES

Beth Tzedec puts your tzedakah dollars to work in many ways throughout the Synagogue. Please help us expand our programs and services and open the doors of our congregation to more people by making a contribution to our General Fund or one of the many other options outlined below.

The gift of tzedakah is a fitting tribute as a memorial or to thank or honour someone. Beautiful cards featuring photographs of our Synagogue and museum artifacts can be sent to commemorate these gifts (minimum donation $18.00).

We encourage you to contact us to discuss how you can establish an endowment or make a planned gift that will create a lasting impression at Beth Tzedec. To discuss Endowment gifts, leaving a legacy to Beth Tzedec through a planned gift, Beth Tzedec capital needs or other giving opportunities, please contact our Executive Director, Randy Spiegel at 416-781-3514 ext. 211 or rspiegel@beth-tzedec.org.

Tax receipts are issued in February of each year for payments made prior to December 31st of the previous year.

REFUND POLICY:
Due to the nature of our business, refunds should not be required. If you feel you require a refund for a duplicate or overpayment, please contact our office. If the payment in question was made by credit card, the amount of the refund will be credited to the card you used.

PRIVACY POLICY:
For your security, information gathered during the payment process is not shared. Beth Tzedec Congregation does have access to your credit card number.


Fund Description
Annual High Holy Day/Friends Appeal
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Contributions help fund new programs and services offered by the Congregation. Be recognized on our Tree of Life outside the Hendeles Chapel for a gift of $360 or more.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prep Club
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Contributions help underwrite the cost of special education tutors and teachers to enable children requiring extra help as they prepare for their simhah.
Camp Ramah Fund
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Contributions provide financial assistance to children of members attending Camp Ramah for the first time.
Cantor Sidney Ezer's Discretionary Fund
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Contributions enable Cantor Sidney Ezer to make contributions at his discretion for tzedakah projects consistent with the mission of the Congregation. (Not listed in the Bulletin.)
Daily Minyan Breakfast Fund
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Contributions fund the breakfast which follows morning services every day (except Shabbat). Sponsorships are $100, $154, $236 or $280, depending on menu. For details, contact Avital at 416-781-3511.

While Members' annual contributions form the backbone of our Synagogue budget, gifts to our General Fund support special educational, social, cultural and spiritual programs and activites.

Contributions offset the costs for programs, resources and materials needed for Hesed projects at Beth Tzedec.
Humash Dedications
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Dedicate humashim to commemorate a yahrtzeit, birthday or a special occasion. (Minimum donation: $75 per book).
Jewish Family Living Fund
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Contributions support Beth Tzedec's family-oriented programs and Congregational School activities.
Jonathan Kahn Memorial Fund
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Contributions will help offset the costs of construction of an accessibility ramp leading to the Sanctuary bimah.
Jonathan Steiner Memorial Fund
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Contributions support special educational projects at Beth Tzedec in memory of Jonathan Steiner (z"l).
Kaplan Bar/Bat Mitzvah Financial Assistance Award
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Contributions provide financial assistance awards to qualifying students participating in the Beth Tzedec Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program.
Kosher Food Bank
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Contributions are passed on to the community's Kosher Food Bank.
Little Minyan Fund
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Contributions help offset the costs of programs and services for Beth Tzedec's Little Minyan.
Maurice Wagschal Fund
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Contributions help fund special programs and projects at Beth Tzedec.
Max & Beatrice Wolfe Library Fund
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Contributions help sustain the Library, including providing funds for the acquisition of new library books (minimum of $36 per book - includes personalized book plate).
Memorial Plaque
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To commemorate the memory of a loved one, memorial plaques can be purchased for $440 each. Plaques are mounted in the Synagogue. Contact Maya at 416-781-3514 ext.216.

Contributions help support special musical programs at Beth Tzedec.
Out of the Cold Program
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Contributions support the special joint initiative Beth Tzedec undertakes with Beth Sholom Synagogue to provide food and a warm, safe shelter during the winter's coldest months.
Prayer Book (Siddur) Dedications - Daily or Shabbat
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Contributions are used to inscribe siddurim to commemorate a yahrtzeit, birthday or a special occasion. Minimum donation: $54 per siddur; $75 per large-print siddur.
Rabbi Adam Cutler's Discretionary Fund
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Contributions enable Rabbi Cutler to make contributions at his discretion for tzedakah projects consistent with the mission of the Congregation. (Not listed in the Bulletin.)
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl's Discretionary Fund
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Contributions enable Rabbi Frydman-Kohl to make contributions at his discretion for tzedakah projects consistent with the mission of the Congregation. (Not listed in the Bulletin.)
Reuben & Helene Dennis Museum Fund
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Contributions help sustain the Museum and its artifacts.
Sanctuary Seat Dedication Plaque
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Seat dedications are available for $2,400 each to honour or memorialize a loved one. For information, contact Sheri at 416-781-3514 ext. 220.
Shabbat/Holiday Kiddush Fund
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Contributions help support our weekly Shabbat and Holiday Congregational Kiddushim. Sponsor at $400, $950 and $1,500, depending on menu. For details, contact Florence at 416-781-3514 ext. 213.
Shinshinim / Young Emmissary Program Fund
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Contributions support the activities and programs of Beth Tzedec's Shinshinim (Israeli Young Emissaries).
Syrian Refugee Program
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Contributions will be used to provide food, shelter and support to a Syrian family resettling in Toronto as part of larger Toronto, JIAS and international intiative.
Victims of Terror Fund
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Contributions help provide support for those injured, orphaned or who have lost a family member in an act of terror.
Website Development Fund in honour of Lorne Hanick
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Contributions offset the ongoing development costs of the Beth Tzedec Congregation website.
Young Professional Programming Fund
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Contributions provide funding for creative programs and outreach to engage and inspire individuals in their 20s and 30s.
Youth Initiatives Fund in memory of Adam Kruger
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Contributions provide financial assistance to offset the costs for special youth programs and/or provide financial assistance that will encourage participation of Synagogue youth in youth programs.
Men's Club - Hanukkah Candle Fund
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Contributions help offset the cost of purchase and delivery of Hanukkah candles.
Men's Club - Howard (Hy) Cooper Trust Fund
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Contributions help provide scholarships for post-secondary studies in higher Jewish education such as Cantorial and Rabbinic studies or Jewish/Hebrew Education.
Men's Club - Trust Fund
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Contributions help provide scholarships for post-secondary students pursuing a career as a Hebrew teacher or for studies in Jewish education.
Men's Club - Yom Hashoah Candle Fund
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In honour of Jules and Pearl Surdin (z"l), contributions support this special program marking Yom Hashoah each year.

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