Education in the form of English Instruction is offered through Life School of English, a subsidiary of Beth HaDerech. The School offers low-cost classes for all English levels to newcomers to Canada including immigrants and refugees- and international students. Volunteers who are Canadian Native Speakers of English provide conversation practice for students in addition to formal classes. Food aid is offered in the form of donated items and Grocery coupons and Shelter aid is offered in the form of clothing and furniture-both new and used (as well as clothing and furniture store coupons).
Bet HaDerech’s mission is based on three pillars: Prayer, teachings and Missions. We want “to fan into flame the gift that is in the city” (I Timothy 1:6).
Assisting those in poverty, providing basic human needs (food, clothing, shelter, food pantries, soup kitchens, etc as well as enterprises that supply low-cost rental housing, clothing, furniture, and appliances to the poor etc.) to protect the welfare of children; provide counseling services for people in distress.
We might do many different kinds of work – from congregation-planting, foster or houseparent ministry, training cross cultural missions workers, literature publication; to disaster response, relief and development work.
Ministry Programs & Community Outreach list:
To Bring About: A Social Action Recruitment Program. A congregation’s initiative to enthuse congregants to participate in community service projects.
Caring Hearts & Hands or tabitha program, We serve individuals dealing with any situation that presents a challenge to them, short or long-term, such as, divorce, aging, loneliness, grief, single parenting, chronic physical/mental illness, recovering from surgery and more. (hospital & home visitation, hands-on help, meals, etc).
Habitat for Humanity Project, A congregation’s initiative to work in partnership with other synagogue’s, unaffiliated Jews and Latinos in the area to build a Habitat for Humanity home for poor families in need of adequate housing
Homeless Ministry, the Social Action Committee will make and deliver 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to homeless persons each Sunday.
Children’s ministry, is a congregation-based foster care network for abused and neglected children in Ontario. the Houseparent ministry wants to help orphans & foster kids find their place in this world.
MaZone – Brown-Bag Lunch Program, a weekly brown-bag lunch program for children at a neighboring daycare center.
Adopt-a-Family, a program is a special program where one can help a needy family. All families in this program have given permission to have food delivered directly to their home by their adopter.
Food Pantry (‘Fellowship In Serving the Hungry’)
Religious Family Enrichment / Family Ministry Program: our program seeks to provide our children and youth with the experiences and tools to encourage their own religious development and to ground them in the ethical and spiritual dimensions of life. We do this through worship, classes, intergenerational activities, and through the support and involvement of you, the parents.
Canada Cross-Cultural Projects – Teaching English, life skills & missions:
Empowering Latino’s immigrants to develop the skills and self-confidence they need to better shape the course of their lives and to contribute more actively to their communities.? A designed a 12-week series of classes that will meet four mornings a week and provided child care.
Our computer Lab that will provide free computer training for those unemployed or under-employed seeking to improve job skills.
Beth HaDerech exists to assist in congregation planting, training cross cultural mission workers, literature publication; disaster response/relief and development work.