This winter will mark our 19th season of the Beth Sholom/Beth Tzedec Out of the Cold Shelter. We operate every Tuesday night from the beginning of January until the end of March. It is a volunteer initiative, which provides refuge, hospitality and emergency shelter to 175 of Toronto’s homeless. A hot meal, entertainment, clothing distribution, an art program and a mindfulness group are offered. Sleeping accommodations and a nutritious breakfast are provided to 60 overnight guests. Everyone who attends our shelter receives a bagged lunch and a subway token.
Unfortunately, the number of homeless people in Toronto is on the rise, and our budget is stretched thin. We appreciate your involvement to try to help us bridge the gap and continue to serve those who in dire need in our community.