Special Events & Concerts

Our Special Events and Concerts include luncheons, backyard BBQs, weekday and Sunday concerts, seasonal festivals, cultural and holiday lunches and presentations, movies, and more!

The cost of caregivers to attend events and concerts is the same price as members. Please purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as events sell out quickly!

For more information about Special Events and Concerts, please contact Lily Boltianski at 416-225-2112, ext. 103 or lilyb@betelcentre.org.


Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series 
Join us for a morning presentation followed by a delicious kosher lunch.
Admission is free. Drop in. No registration required.
Presentation: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday, July 28 – ‘Art Out of the Archives: From Yiddish Theatre to Kung Fu Films to Contemporary Art’ Speaker: Evelyn Tauben, Curator, Producer and Writer
Sunday, August 25 – ‘Retirement Behind Bars’ Speaker: Phyllis Taylor, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach Within the Prison System
Sunday, September 15 – ‘Memory and Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not’ Speaker: Dr. Nicole Anderson, Senior Scientist, Baycrest and Professor, University of Toronto

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Summer Sunday Lunch and Lecture Series

Singer and pianist Jay Varguez and singer and saxophonist Shannon in a new program “Sharing music and memories”. Enjoy music from swing bands of the 1940s and rock and roll from the 1950s, paying tribute to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Harry Belafonte, Ritchie Valens, Diana Ross, Paul Anka, the Everly Brothers, and more.
Sunday, July 14
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

Strawberry Social
Lunch and Concert
Wednesday, July 17
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
$20 members $25 non-members

Summer Party
Join the Russian Golden Age Cultural Program for a dinner and dance party. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, July 18
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$31 members $39 non-members

Opera on the Big Screen
“The Magic Flute” by Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Librettist Emanuel Schikaneder
Wednesday, August 7
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$4 members $8 non-members

Ester and Rudy
Sunday, August 18
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

Opera on the Big Screen
“The Merry Widow” by Composer Franz Lehár, and Librettist Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Wednesday, September 4
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$4 members $8 non-members

Caribbean Music with John Pebble
Sunday, September 8
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$5 members $8 non-members

“The Great Pianist Keith Jarrett” with speaker Reuven Grajner
Wednesday, September 18
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

North York Concert Band
Sunday, September 22
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
$8 members $10 non-members

High Holiday Lunch, Concert and Market
Celebrate the high holidays with a delicious kosher lunch and special concert.
Wednesday, September 25
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Market
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch & Concert
$20 members $25 non-members

High Holiday Dinner and Dance
Join the Russian Golden Age Cultural Program for a fun evening with dinner, dancing and live music. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, September 26
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$31 members $39 non-members

Sunday at the Movies!
Join Judy Skolnick as she introduces and leads a discussion on the film.
Sunday, June 30 – Hidden Figures (2017)
Sunday, July 21 – Crazy Rich Asians
Sunday, August 4 – People Will Talk
Sunday, September 15 – Florence Foster Jenkins
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Partner Lunch and Learn Program with BAYT
This great afternoon program includes lunch and is following by an educational presentation.
Thursday, July 11 – “Detecting Cons and Scams”
Thursday, August 8 – TBA
Thursday, September 12 – Afternoon Concert: Isaac Muzikansky
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost: $6
Location: 613 Clark Ave. W. Vaughan, ON

For more information or to register, please contact:
Rabbi Spitz: 905-886-3810, ext. 119 or rabbi.spitz@bayt.ca
Maria Lindgren: 416-225-2112, ext. 130 or marial@betelcentre.org
Summer Lunch and Learn with BAYT