The Beth Tzedec Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum is set in Beth Tzedec Congregation and houses the fifth largest Judaica collection in North America. Opened in 1965 the museum’s permanent holdings amount to more than 2,500 artefacts representing Jewish art and history from ancient times to the present.
The Max and Beatrice Wolfe Library and Resource Centre houses a full range of materials in all formats-print and non-print – for the purpose of research, education and leisure reading.
The Roth Collection includes more than a thousand ceremonial objects, including:
- Silver Torah ornaments, exceptional ketubbot from around the world, rare Esther scrolls, Chanukah lamps.
- Unique life-cycle objects such as the distinctive Berlin double-seated circumcision chair.
- Items for the Sabbath, Rosh Ha Shanah, Passover, and the festival of Sukkot.
Past exhibitions include various photographic and art centered exhibitions focusing on Jewish culture and history in Canada and abroad. For example, Jewish Life and Culture in Norway: Wergeland’s Legacy (2004/5); A Common Thread: A History of Toronto’s Garment Industry (2003/4).
Tours may be arranged by appointment.
Address & Contact Information:
1700 Bathurst Street
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (please call).
Closed on Jewish and civic holidays, and on weekends in July and August.
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