Community

At Petah Tikva, we are fortunate enough to hold many programs throughout the year for our members and community.  Some of these programs include:

Zareinu  Learn-a-thon

Each year, Petah Tikva is proud to host the Zareinu Learn-a-thon. It is an evening of Jewish unity in support of the children of Zareinu. Participants raise funds and spend an evening engaged in learning Jewish texts, philosophy, ethics, history and more. 100% of the funds raised go to support Zareinu Educational Centre / Kayla’s Children Centre.

Apple Picking

For more than 10 years, every year right before Rosh Hashana our community gathers at Chudleigh’s Farm for a great day of apple picking and playtime. The kids enjoy wagon rides, getting lost in the huge hay maze, balloons, pony rides and more! Everyone is welcome!

Arts Program

This wonderful program for children and adults of all ages usually runs for 6 sessions and offers a variety of crafts such as clay sculpting, pottery painting, glass melting, painting on canvas, and glass etching.

Dinner of Miracles

The Dinner of Miracles is a UJA initiative which is sponsored by and held at Petah Tikva. Opportunities are limited for young Jewish adults to interact with Holocaust Survivors in a meaningful way. UJA’s Dinner of Miracles provides a special opportunity for both groups to share a meal and experiences in an informal setting. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please visit: https://jewishtoronto.com/dinnerofmiracles.

New Moms & Meals

This wonderful program is offered to all new mothers in our community. After giving birth, the last thing you need to do is worry about meal preparation for your family. The New Moms & Meals program will deliver freshly prepared, kosher meals to your home for two weeks.

If you know a new mom that could benefit from this program, please contact Shayna Buzaglo at shaynabuzaglo@gmail.com or 416.319.2122.

Ladies Tehilim Group

Sadly, we all know sick people that could benefit from our prayers. Every week, twice a week, a wonderful group of women say tehilim for those in need of a refuah shelema (speedy recovery). The time and effort these women put into saying tehilim for the refuah (healing) of cholei yisrael (sick members of Am Yisrael) is a huge mitzvah. We are proud to have these women as part of our synagogue and community. For further information, please visit https://tehillim.weebly.com or contact Talia Osiel at 416.305.5876.

Hilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

This wonderful and meaningful evening is an annual event at Petah Tikva and is held in memory of our dear members who have passed away. The Hilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai commemorates the lives of the Zadikim in Jewish History. It is Petah Tikva’s longest running program and biggest fundraiser.  The evening consists of lighting memorial candles in memory of loved ones followed by a delicious dinner, raffle prizes and fabulous silent auction with over 100 fabulous items.  It is open to the entire community. Please join us!

Tu Bishvat Seder & Kid’s Program 

Every year, in the month of Shevat, we celebrate Tu Bishvat, the New Year for Trees. We mark this special holiday by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. The program for the kids includes having a special birthday cake to celebrate the trees as well as entertainment and snacks.

Purim Carnival

The annual Purim Carnival is open to everyone in our community. Kids of all ages enjoy delicious pizza and treats, jumping castles, inflatable games, bouncy castles, inflatable slides, face painting, fun entertainment and more! Critters and camels have been known to make an appearance. Parents rave that Petah Tikva’s Purim Carnival is the best in the city!

Purim Masquerade Ball 

The Purim Masquerade Ball is enjoyed by all adults!  Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.  A prize for the best costume is guaranteed.  This fabulous evening includes dinner and a special theme each year.  Previous themes include Michael Jackson and Game Shows such as The Price Is Right and Deal or No Deal.  Don’t miss this fantastic Purim celebration.

Shabbat Kiddush

The weekly Shabbat Kiddush at Petah Tikva is like no other in the city. After services, our members gather in our beautiful social hall and enjoy a delicious kiddush comprising of orisa, chicken fingers, chicken wings, potato salad, potato puffs, won tons, deli meats, spicy olives, fried sole in chermila sauce and sweat and sour meatballs just to name a few items. Please visit us on Shabbat and experience the Shabbat difference at Petah Tikva.

Shabbat  HaGadol

Shabbat  HaGadol  is held each year on the Shabbat immediately preceding Passover. It allows you to enjoy a delicious catered Shabbat lunch at Petah Tikva without having to worry about cooking for Shabbat once your home has been cleaned for Passover.

Yom Hazikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut

Shabbat HaGadol is held each year on the Shabbat immediately preceding Passover. It allows you to enjoy a delicious catered Shabbat lunch at Petah Tikva without having to worry about cooking for Shabbat once your home has been cleaned for Passover.

Sukkah Decorating Party

Kids and parents alike look forward to the annual tradition of decorating the Sukkah. Kids of all ages gather in the Sukkah and create beautiful and unique decorations. Fun arts and crafts and a pizza dinner are enjoyed by all!

Sukkot & Simcha Torah

Petah Tikva is full of life during these holidays. Our members enjoy a special kiddushim in the Sukkah, a delicious Hakafot dinner compliments of the Board of Governors and a beautiful sit-down Simcha Torah lunch.

Hanukkah Party

For more than 20 years, Petah Tikva’s annual Hanukkah party, held in memory of our dear Parnass, Moses Oziel z.l”, provides a great day of fun which includes delicious buñuelos and treats, children’s entertainment and beautiful candle lighting ceremony.