Beit Rayim Synagogue and School

at Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, 9600 Bathurst St, Suite 244, Vaughan, L6A 3Z8

Youthful, egalitarian Conservative Synagogue and Hebrew School serving Richmond Hill and Thornhill

Beit Rayim Synagogue and School
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus, 9600 Bathurst St, Suite 244
Vaughan , ON L6A 3Z8
Contact Phone
P: NEW telephone as of March 23, 2013 905-303-5471


Beit Rayim is a youthful, egalitarian Conservative Synagogue and Hebrew School serving Richmond Hill and Thornhill, and is located at the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus. Beit Rayim literally translates to “House of Friends”, and has proudly played a role in northern Toronto’s Jewish community for over 20 years. Beit Rayim Hebrew School is an award-winning Hebrew School, and is the largest supplementary Hebrew School in York Region with approximately 200 students. Beit Rayim is a proud member of United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism. Visit us at or on Facebook at NEW telephone 905-303-5471 NEW fax 905-303-5473 BRUCHIM HA'BAYIM Please join us for Shabbat Services in our new Sanctuary. Leo & Sala Goldhar Celebration Centre on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, ON L6A 3Z8

General Info

We are a young congregation with a huge heart that is forever praised for our warm, "hamishe" atmosphere and participatory services. Women and men daven side by side, and with the help of our clergy and active volunteers, we read Torah, Haftarah, prepare d'vrei Torah, and help lead services. Beit Rayim is truly a "House of Friends" where members have discovered a connectedness to Judaism and to people that they had never previously imagined. Our people are our strength and our gift. We hope you come to visit. Join us in our new Sanctuary

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We have great Youth Programs planned this weekend! This Sunday (Nov 9th) we have Glow in the Dark Mini Golf for children in JK- Grade 4, and Lazer Quest for those in Grade 5 - 8. If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend either of these programs please contact us Avi (our Youth Director) at, or call the office at 905-303-5471. P.S> We have some great USY great regional events coming up, including is Paintball at Defcon on Sunday, November 16th. Please contact Avi for more information or to sign up.

Published on 2014-11-05 16:18:00 GMT

Don't miss our Kiddush Club Shabbat this Saturday! If you'd like to make a donation to the Kiddush Club please contact the office (905-303-5471 or For those of you that have already made a donation... Thank You for your support!

Published on 2014-11-04 22:25:40 GMT

Please invest 5 minutes to tell us what you think We've had a GREAT response to our short High Holy Day Services survey... but we want to hear from more of you. Please click on this link below to let us know what you thought of this year's High Holy Day Services. Thank you in advance for your valuable input!

Published on 2014-11-04 00:57:00 GMT

YOUR OPINION COUNTS! Click on the link below to take our short High Holy Day Services survey to let us know what you thought of this year's High Holy Day Services. Thank you in advance for your valuable input!

Published on 2014-10-31 15:08:00 GMT

Be sure to join us on November 8th our special Kiddush Club Shabbat Service.

Published on 2014-10-27 15:59:47 GMT

SING, EAT, BE MERRY… AND SAVE $$ Our 2nd Annual “BEER TASTING/OPEN MIC NIGHT!! is November 23rd. Ticket includes hot appetizers, beer, wine, coffee and desert plus LIVE entertainment. Where else can you get all that for just $50.00? :) EARLY BIRD OFFER… Buy your tickets by November 7th and save BIG. $40 per ticket (vs $50 at the door for “Hood” Members and $60 for non-Members) or $150 for 4 tickets (vs $200 at the door). Contact the office (905-303-5471 x3720 or to book your tickets now! WANT TO PERFORM? The stage is yours for the taking… we encourage attendees to get up on stage for our “Open Mic”. You can sing, play guitar, or whatever else you’d like to perform on stage. We’ll have a stage with an acoustic guitar amp, a mixer, 2 microphones and will also have a professional Keyboard player and Guitarist to assist you if you like. Bring your instruments (all instruments welcome) and your voice! If you have pre-recorded music you’d like to sing to then bring it on your cell phone and we can make that work too! SUNDAY, November 23rd @ 6:30 pm at the Goldhar Celebration Centre Must be 19 years of age and over to attend Early Bird Price: $40 per ticket (or 4 for $150) if purchase by November 7th. Door Price: “Hood members” $50; Non-Hood Members $60 RSVP to or 905-303-5471 Musicians, Comedians, Singers 10 min sets Contact Steffi Goodfield: for more info!!

Published on 2014-10-22 13:41:17 GMT

Please join us this Thursday at 6:30pm for our "Simchat Torah Bash" -- which includes having an ice cream sundae :) -- to celebrate Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Please make every effort to attend with your families. As well... Thank you again to Rabbi for opening his home to everyone for our Sukkah Party this past Sunday. A fun time was had by all!

Published on 2014-10-15 17:12:35 GMT

G'mar Chatima Tova (May you be inscribed for goodness)! We look forward to seeing you at our Yom Kippur Services. Please be sure to bring your ticket to get into our Yizkor and Yom Kippur services. Please also be sure to bring your Machzor prayer book (by Julius Harlow), as well as your Israel Bond Pledge Card.

Published on 2014-10-02 16:48:25 GMT

We are rescheduling our Beer Tasting / Open Mic Night to Sunday Nov 23rd @ 6:30 (instead of Oct 5th). There has been a LOT of interest expressed in this great event... but many of you have asked that we push it back to November. See info below or contact Steffi Goodfield ( for more info!! 2nd Annual "BEER TASTING / OPEN MIC NIGHT!!" Tasting stations with exotic beers and yummy appetizers! (Wine available as well!) Coffee and dessert too! This is an "Open Mic" night. Instead of watching the show here is your chance to BE a part of the Show! We welcome all aspiring Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Comedians and more. Everyone gets a 10 minute "set". Sing, Dance, Play Guitar... you are the Star! We'll have a stage with an acoustic guitar amp, mixer & 2 mics. We'll also have a Professional keyboard player and guitarist to assist you in an evening of fun! Bring your instruments (all instruments welcome) and your voice! SUNDAY, November 23rd @ 6:30 pm at Goldhar Celebration Centre SisterHood and BrotherHood Members: $50 Non-Members: $60 Early Bird: 4 for $180 until Nov 7! RSVP to or 905-303-5471 or contact Steffi Goodfield for more info!!

Published on 2014-09-30 14:22:09 GMT

What a great first day at our Youth Clubs! Our Yeladim enjoyed Mad Science and creating commercials for our video blog and our Kadima kids rocked at the ropes course! Please join us at our next program on Sunday, October 26th where our Yeladim kids will enjoy a Treasure Hunt with the crew from Dynamix and our Kadima kids will take to the mall for a very special Scavenger Hunt!

Published on 2014-09-14 20:20:59 GMT

Please join us this afternoon for our opening Youth Club programs. Registration will be taken at the door today as we had some online technical difficulties on Friday.

Published on 2014-09-14 13:49:23 GMT

On Sat Sept 6 we officially welcomed our 2 Shinshinim, Ziv and Nathanel, to Beit Rayim with a special Shabbat Service and a Family Baseball game. Ziv and Nathanel kicked off the opening of our large new youth lounge. Over 120 people, including lots of kids, attended our Shabbat service and shared a Kiddish lunch. Many of the young families stayed for an afternoon of family softball, with the opening pitch delivered by Rabbi Zionce. A great time was had by all ... props to Team Gefilta Fish and Team Horseradish :)

Published on 2014-09-07 18:20:00 GMT

Save $$ on YOUR Membership by getting friends and family to buy High Holy Day Service tickets or getting them to become BR Members! We'll have even more people at this year's High Holy Day Services than last year... but we want to share our services with that many more people... and we're offering you $$ to help us achieve this goal! Here's how it works... • Get a friend to buy Beit Rayim High Holy Day tickets (see prices below) and we'll give you $50 off next year's Membership • Get a friend to join Beit Rayim and we'll give you $100 off next year's Membership (click here to see great New Member rates) • There is NO LIMIT to the number of friends you can sign up! To sign up your friends just have them contact the Synagogue office (905-303-5471 x 3720 or Make sure that your friend mentions your name when they purchase tickets or become Members. Thank you in advance for helping us share the joy of our High Holy Day Services with that many more people in our community! GUEST HIGH HOLY DAY TICKETS: Adult $236 Youth 14-21 $118 Child 2-13 $90 INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP* RATE FOR YOUNGER FAMILIES IS LESS THAN THE PRICE OF HIGH HOLY DAY TICKETS*** A few things to keep in mind... • Beit Rayim will pay a "Finder's Fee" on a per family basis, not a per person basis (e.g. if a Member gets a family of 4 to buy tickets, Beit Rayim will give the Member $50 off next year's Membership, not 4 x $50 = $200) • "Finder's Fee" for Membership does not apply to people who were Members of Beit Rayim in the past 5 years • "Finder's Fee" for tickets does not apply to people who purchased tickets last year • The Member that the friend mentions when they buy tickets or become Members will receive the "Finder's Fee". In the event that more than one person refers the same friend, and the friend mentions multiple Members when they buy tickets or become Members, the "Finder's Fee" will be split equally among the Members mentioned by the friend. • Beit Rayim reserves the right to not sell tickets to individuals and to not allow Membership to individuals • Beit Rayim reserves the right to alter and/or end this program at any time without prior notice • No refunds or cancellations for HHD tickets or Memberships * To be eligible for Introductory Membership Fees the applicant cannot have been a member of Beit Rayim in the past 5 years. Introductory Membership Fees are set for 2 years. After the two years there is a 20% increase in fees annually until reaching the base fee. Fees are set according to the age of the oldest adult in the household as of Sept. 1, 2014. If a family is in transition in their age category from 40 to 41 before Sept. 1, 2015, the Family (> 40) Intro Fees for 2015 -2016 membership year will apply with a 20% increase per year after their first year of being in that category. ** After the first year of membership the couple moves into the applicable Intro Category. *** If Young Family is comprised of 2 Adults and 2 Children then Membership is only $600, while Tickets are $652.

Published on 2014-09-07 15:03:27 GMT

UJA's 2015 Holocaust Education Week Program Guide is now available on-line More details regarding Holocaust Education Week to follow

Published on 2015-09-24 16:57:44 GMT

Some "pearls of wisdom" from long-standing Beit Rayim Member (and Board Member) Jason Presement regarding the joys and benefits to an organization and to yourself when you volunteer 3 Reasons I Enjoy Volunteering" 1. It Feels Good: Getting involved in something other than “work” where there’s a different type of appreciation for you, your opinions, your skills and your perspective is a true "feel good" experience 2. New and Interesting Experiences: Getting involved in situations you may not otherwise be aware of and learning to apply your newly acquired skills in real-life environments is mind-opening and fulfilling 3. Meet New People: You will meet people and make connections outside of your traditional network that, oddly enough, manage to have a positive professional impact at some point. If you’re gong to be a Volunteer, here are a few important Rules that I believe you should follow; 1. Be committed – Volunteer your time where you think you can make a difference, then stick to your commitments and obligations. 2. Be prepared – Come to meetings and events prepared. Coming prepared shows that you are committed, that you care, and that you are able to properly participate. 3. Do it for the right reasons – Don’t resume build. Don’t join an organization just so you can put it on your resume. We can see through that as part of the interview process, and you may be taking an opportunity away from someone who truly wants to be there 4. Participate – Don’t just show up. Participate. Take an interest. Volunteering has been one of the most fulfilling experiences for me since I took an active interest and pursued specific opportunities. Try it. You may like it!

Published on 2015-06-03 19:14:00 GMT

Please join us in welcoming and wishing a heartfelt Yasher Koach to Beit Rayim's 2015-2016 Board of Directors! (* indicates new Board Members): David Bloom Michael Garber Bryan Gerson* Shelley Isenberg Lawrence Janit Howard Kazden * Neal Kingstone* Jody Klapman Harris Korn* Michele Mandel * Sony Nseiri Helen Smolkin A hearty Yasher Koach as well to the outgoing Board Members!

Published on 2015-05-31 19:14:00 GMT

Beit Rayim's Annual General Meeting is this Thursday (May 28) @ 7pm at the SRC. All Members WELCOME! Names of the nominees to the 2015-2016 Board of directors are: David Bloom Michael Garber Bryan Gerson* Shelley Isenberg Lawrence Janit Howard Kazden * Neal Kingstone* Jody Klapman Harris Korn* Michele Mandel * Sony Nseiri Helen Smolkin

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