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Speech of Walter Stechel, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany

On the occasion of the bestowal of the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Benjamin Zeev Maissner, Cantor at Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto. Toronto, November 23, 2014 As a German and a representative … Read More…

 

Sunday Book Club: A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

Sunday December 14, 2014 10:00 a.m. “A genuinely page-turning kidnapping story that also incorporates historical, psychological, and interpretive insights into Maimonides, sibling rivalry and motherhood, as well as the increasing digital footprints we leave.” Josie Ashkenazi is a software genius … Read More…

 

Brotherhood Breakfast with Mike Fegelman – Honest Reporting Canada

Mike Fegelman, the Executive Director of Honest Reporting Canada (HRC), will speak with us about the ongoing battle against the anti-Israel/anti-Jewish media bias in mainstream media today.  The media sways public opinion, which directly affects foreign policy towards Israel and in turn … Read More…

 

Jewish Communities Around the World: The Jews of Italy

Rabbi Leigh Lerner, Rabbi Emeritus at Montreal’s Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, is also volunteer rabbi at Beth Shalom Milano and Shir Hadash Firenze, both young Reform congregations where he is in his 3rd season of service.  He has lived Italian Jewish … Read More…

 

AGM 2014 | Cantor Maissner awarded The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Holy Blossom has faced transformational times before, and in each instance we have renewed ourselves. In each experience we have built on our heritage, reaffirmed our principles and values, and positioned ourselves for the future. Dr. Harvey Schipper – AGM … Read More…

 

DVD and Video Game Drive

The Grade 8 Leadership elective is running a Video Game and DVD Drive. The idea for the Drive came out of the thoughtful work of the group who wanted to do something meaningful to help the larger community while also … Read More…

 

Torah Stitch by Stitch

On Tuesday, Temma Gentles is back with us for another 2 session workshop – Torah Stitch by Stitch. This is an amazing project of stitching a Torah which has had hundreds of participants world-wide. Temma is a great teacher, speaker … Read More…

 

Engaging with Israel: iEngage with Rabbi Michael Satz

Please join Rabbi Michael Satz for a new and interesting course on Engaging with Israel. iEngage, the Shalom Hartman Institutes program on looking at Israel from many perspectives will be intriguing and inviting for all members of community. The course … Read More…

 

Kids Mitzvah Club’s Holiday Gift Packing

We hope you can join us for a holiday gift packing event hosted by HBT Kids Mitzvah Club in partnership with the Mini Mitzvah Club on Sunday, December 7th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Blossom Eisendrath … Read More…

 
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Book Clubbers: Sunday Book Club

By Dr. Mildred Eisenberg. Our Temple librarian, Sharon Singer, has rallied a group of devoted readers into book clubbers who meet in the pleasant ambience of the Temple library once a month, on a Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 … Read More…

 

I have attended a Profeti della Quinta Concert and Loved it!

By Jack Kugelmass. In March 2013, Cantor Maissner heard about a concert scheduled for the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts of a group that sings the music of the noted Jewish Renaissance composer Salomone Rossi (ca. 1570 – … Read More…

 

Congratulations to the Holy Bs – ISBL Champions

By Richard Borins. Congratulations to the Holy Bs on bringing back the ISBL softball trophy with an exciting, come from behind, 17-14 win against Beth Tikvah today at Bayview Reservoir! Congratulations as well to Beth Tikvah for an excellent season, … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Sermon – Rabbi Dow Marmur – November 22, 2014

In Honour of Rabbi Dow and Fredzia Marmur: Shabbat Toldot, November 22, 2014

 

It’s all about that Base…

By Rabbi Jordan Helfman. We establish a foundation by celebrating Shabbat as a family. The groundwork is laid as we gather around the table at Pesach. The underpinnings come as we build or visit Sukkot with our family. This is … Read More…

 

Sermon: November 8, 2014 – Rabbi Yael Splansky

Click image above to listen. Don’t be home Wednesday night… Rabbi Yael Splansky – Sermon: November 8, 2014