Message from Dr. Melech Tanen

BAYT President

Welcome to the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation's (BAYT) website. With over 800 member families we are one of the largest and most vibrant and engaged Orthodox shuls in North America.

An enormous hakarat hatov is owed to our Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin for his guidance, vision and leadership and to Karen Korobkin whose warmth, friendship and advice helps so many. Our Assistant Rabbi, Rabbi Zev Spitz, continues to engage the membership and we are all appreciative for what he and Leora Spitz have brought to our shul. Our Rabbinic Assistant, Rabbi Jonathan Ziring enriches our shiurim and minyanim and he and Ora Ziring give to the shul in so many ways.

This is a great time to be a BAYT member. We are planning capital improvements to the building. We have multiple daily, Shabbat and chagim minyanim. There are countless shiurim for both men and women. As a kehilla, we are engaged in tikun olam and chessed with the larger community. Our Youth, Adult Education, Sisterhood, Brotherhood and other committees continue to provide increased and innovative programming and events.

Our lay leadership from the Executive to Board to committee co-chairs to committee members to our very many other member volunteers create a unique shul experience that is the product of all our efforts. Please share your ideas for improving our shul experience and please get involved. I can be contacted by email at

Melech Tanen

Wed, April 25 2018 10 Iyyar 5778