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Sisterhood: Metro Retro Treasures Sale

URGENT!!! SISTERHOOD needs your beautiful treasures of costume jewellery, scarves, antiquities, and curios to sell in a Special Treasures Sale.  Share with our community those Fabulous Finds of Baubles and Bangles. Please drop them off to Elana at Holy Blossom … Read More…

 

2015 Family Mitzvah Day

One mitzvah leads to another (and another, and another . . .) Sunday, May 3, 2015 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at Holy Blossom Temple Holy Blossom Temple and the Leo Baeck South Campus are partnering again for our annual Family … Read More…

 

Harry and Blanche Posen Memorial Lectures: Professor Gabi Ben-Dor

Join us for a fascinating evening or two with Professor Gabriel Ben-Dor. Gabi is one of the foremost thinkers on Israel and the current situation. Gabi has been our guest at Holy Blossom for many many years and again will … Read More…

 

“We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo… you SHOULD come too, too, too!!!”

Join YEAH for an afternoon of fun and adventure, and hunting at the Amazing Reish Zoo Scavenger Hunt! Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Open to ALL in grades 3-5! We’re expanding our ‘reish’! If you are in … Read More…

 

Building Heart: It Takes a Community

Monday, April 20, 2015 7:30 p.m. Join shared society educator Usnat Atamna to learn about the state of Jewish-Arab relations among youth in the north of Israel. Usnat Atamna is Palestinian Arab with Israeli citizenship, living in the Palestinian Israeli … Read More…

 

Turning Family into Fiction

Family is the glue for so many great stories – from the tales in the Torah to today’s fiction set in Toronto. Join us as three master storytellers talk about the way they weave their family stories and familiar characters … Read More…

 

Yom HaZikaron/Yom Haatzmaut: Let us stand together to weep and to dance with our Israeli brothers and sisters

Join us in our commemoration of Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, and the celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. Like in Israel, this commemoration and celebration are back-to-back, a somber mood turning … Read More…

 

Women of the Wall and the Struggle for Women’s Rights and Pluralism in Israel

Lesley Sachs, Executive Director, Women of the Wall Sunday, April 26, 2015 Following Shacharit at 9:00 a.m. Join us for breakfast following Shacharit with Lesley Sachs, one of the founding members of “Isha L’isha – Haifa’s Feminist Center”, and who also … Read More…

 

White Schooldays: Coming-of-Age In Apartheid South Africa

April 21st is quickly approaching – our next program in the series Jewish Communities Around the World. Sponsored by our Sisterhood. Isme Bennie writes in her book, White Schooldays: Coming-of-Age in Apartheid South Africa about her life as a child … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Construction updates (almost) as they happen!

For the week of April 6th. We have seen considerable progress these last two weeks on site, as we continue with our preparatory work on the school wing to enable it to house the Temple’s offices and activities during Renewal … Read More…

 

Construction updates (almost) as they happen!

For the week of March 23rd. We are in full-blown construction mode at Holy Blossom as we continue with the preparatory work on the school wing to temporarily house all of the Temple’s offices and activities during Phase 1 of … Read More…

 

Construction updates (almost) as they happen!

For the week of March 9th If you’ve visited us at HBT in the last few days, or taken a look at the photos or video on our Facebook page, you’ve seen the progress we’ve made on preliminary work to … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Young Rabbis Speak: Where Are Your Jewish Boundaries?

HBT Young Professionals: Thursday, June 4, 2015  7:30 p.m. Temple Sinai The gloves come off as the young Rabbis give different models for being Jewish in the 21st Century. You will hear from Rabbis Cutler (Conservative), Mikelberg (Reform), Margles (Reconstructionist) and Cheses … Read More…

 

Sermon: April 11, 2015 – Rabbi Michael Satz

Click image above to listen. This is my third sermon is a series talking about the end of Pesach. I talked about this on Thursday night, last night, and now I continue because every year I get this question from … Read More…

 

Iran and its Nukes

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. Experts in negotiation techniques tell us that the only viable deals are those that create win-win conditions. Judging by reactions from all sides, the outline of the deal with Iran doesn’t qualify. Not only is Prime … Read More…