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Sisterhood and Brotherhood invite everyone to Havdallah BBQ

Saturday, June 13, 2015 6:00 p.m. Brotherhood and Sisterhood present another fabulous Havdallah and BBQ Night!  Bring your family and friends for song, fun and delicious food! Reserve your tables NOW by calling Elana at 416-789-3291 ext. 0. Adults $12 … Read More…

 

Introducing the new ‘Salon’ Series at Holy Blossom!

My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation: that is what I call good company. Jane Austen The Holy Blossom Centre for Culture announces a new series of ‘Salons’ focused … Read More…

 

“Michael Cole Down Under”

Brotherhood Breakfast with Michael Cole Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:00 a.m. Michael Cole, long-time Holy Blossom Member, engaged volunteer, and former Brotherhood president, escaped Toronto’s cold last winter by visiting Australia with his wife Josephine. Michael will deliver an illustrated lecture … Read More…

 

You’re Invited: Holy Blossom Courtyard

Please join us on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:00 p.m. Our Courtyard, with the biblical garden named in memory of Ruth Katsh Feinberg and the Holocaust Memorial … Read More…

 

We say Shalom and Shalom!! Shinshinim for 2015-2016

On Shabbat, June 6th, at 10:30 a.m., we will formally say “Shalom” to our current Shinshinim, Aviv Naftali and Tal Yitzhaki. They have been a tremendous addition to all that we have done here at HBT. Join us in the … Read More…

 

Our Grade 3 students enjoy a Mock Wedding!

After spending their year learning about a variety of Life Cycle experiences our Grade 3 students enjoyed participating in a Mock Wedding of two of our own HBT families – Josh Berger, son of Eileen and David Berger and Ilana … Read More…

 

Two Revolutions of the Jewish Spirit: Reform Judaism and Zionism

Rabbi Michael Stroh New Dates: Now a two lecture series only Thursdays, May 28 & June 4 – 10:30 a.m. The two revolutionary movements of modern times that have defined our Jewish world are Reform Judaism and Zionism. The same historical … Read More…

 

“Through Our Eyes: The Joys and the Complexities of Life in Israel.”

An evening with Toronto’s Shinshinim, Israel’s finest young emissaries. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. The Toronto area Shinshinim will join together on Wednesday, May 27th for a fascinating conversation on the ‘issues of the day’ in Israel while we … Read More…

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

For the week of May 18th We are still going full bore on the preparatory work in order to get the School Wing ready to house the Temple’s offices and activities during Phase 1 of Renewal construction. During this past … Read More…

 

Construction updates (almost) as they happen!

For the week of May 4, 2015. We are in full preparatory work mode, as we ready the School Wing to house Temple offices and activities during Phase 1 of our Renewal construction process. And the next two weeks will … Read More…

 

Construction updates (almost) as they happen!

For the week of April 20th. Preparatory work continues on the school wing to enable it to house the Temple’s offices and activities during Renewal Phase 1 construction. Here are the details: In the past two weeks we have seen … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Holy Blossom Temple’s Carole Sterling, World Union for Progressive Judaism’s Chair

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. We at Holy Blossom Temple are very proud of Carole Sterling’s commitment and leadership in advancing Reform/Progressive/Liberal Judaism across the continents. Our congregation’s commitment to World Jewry was further confirmed when Les Rothschild and Rabbi Jordan Helfman … Read More…

 

Israel’s Unwanted Residents

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. Refugees have become an acute problem in the world and Israel hasn’t escaped it. Though the country not only welcomes but canvasses Jews to come and live there, it’s less than enthusiastic about non-Jewish immigrants who … Read More…

 

Ruth’s Legacy

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. On Sunday morning we will celebrate Shavuot with The Book of Ruth.  The chanted melody is so beautiful it is reserved for only three Biblical texts, only three days of the year. Ruth is identified as … Read More…