Beth Lida Forest Hill Synagogue, affectionately known as just “Beth Lida” or “the little Shul on Gilgorm Road”, is the oldest Orthodox synagogue in Forest Hill Village. It has been in existence for 100 years. A small, warm and friendly congregation is open on Shabbat and festivals to all visitors and residents of the community – and we look forward to welcoming you.
Beth Lida is situated at 22 Gilgorm Road, just north of Eglinton Ave and east of Chaplin Crescent.
The Synagogue sees to the needs of the community by providing regular services on Shabbat and festivals. It is an ideal venue for simchas - small weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Brit Milahs, baby namings and other life cycle ceremonies. Our sanctuary accommodates 150 congregants and conforms with Orthodox traditions. Our reception hall accommodates 50 – 80 people and hosts our weekly Shabbat morning Kiddush ("the best kiddush in town").
Whilst we do not have a full-time Rabbi, the spiritual leadership is provided by guest Rabbis who are associated with the Shul and by congregants who are always willing to deliver a sermon or give a shiur.
Services on Shabbat (Friday night and Saturday morning) and most major holidays are led by congregants - where the emphasis is on congregational participation and singing.
The synagogue publishes a weekly newsletter which is available via email to all members and friends of Beth Lida.
We look forward to your visiting our Shul and joining our happy family for a Shabbat and Yom Tov service to remember!