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Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto
The Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Synagogue Centre


Mission Statement


BAYT is an inclusive shul community, committed to the principles of Orthodoxy embracing G-d, Torah and Israel while inspiring spiritual growth.

As a welcoming home to all Jews, we are committed to:

  • Nurturing future Jewish generations
  • Being a caring, sharing and ethical community
  • Perpetuating Halacha as the basis for Jewish living
  • Facilitating lifelong Jewish learning
  • Enabling meaningful prayer imbued with joy
  • Maintaining a strong connection to and support of the State of Israel

Through our dedication to these principles we strive to positively influence the lives of individual Jews, to be a magnet for Jewish living and learning, a beacon among Orthodox shuls and a respected voice in and for the Jewish community.



The BAYT Congregation was established in 1980 by Joe Tanenbaum z"l and Rabbi Baruch Taub who is now our Rabbi Emeritus.

Originally comprised of 15 families who met in Rabbi Taub's home, the BAYT has grown to its current membership of 800 families. On Shabbos and Yom Tov, our multiple minyanim range from heimish to formal, from yeshivesh to beginners.

The love and support of Eretz Yisrael play an integral role in all of our initiatives. The BAYT's programs rally the synagogue's membership as well as both the larger Thornhill and Toronto Jewish communities behind the State of Israel with speakers, discussion groups, and special events. In addition, a number of BAYT projects reach out directly to Jews in Israel.

Whatever path BAYT members follow in Jewish life, we all seek to fullfil our spiritual and social needs in a traditional Orthodox environment.  Whether it is through services, study groups, lectures, special events, holiday celebrations, or youth activities, the BAYT provides daily opportunities to meet new people, make friends, grow in Torah and experience the richness of Jewish traditions within a thriving, dynamic community.

Make our BAYT your home!


613 Clark Avenue West
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 5V3

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