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Israel in a Turbulent Middle East with Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:00 p.m. Dr. Mordechai Kedar Middle East expert at Bar Ilan University …“One of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite channels defending Israel”. Los Angeles Times PROUDLY PRESENTED BY THE SPEAKERS ACTION GROUP … Read More…

 

Our Chanukah Bulletin is here…

Our Chanukah 2014 Bulletin is here. In full colour and designed to be more engaging, with a special theme on belonging, we are excited to provide you with this sneak peek online. We welcome your comments and feedback.

 

Letters from Africa

Dear Friends, I want to share with you the attached letters which we received here at Temple this week. These are letters from girls who are graduating High School from the girls’ school where we gave scholarships. These letters are … Read More…

 

Jewish Communities Around the World: The Jews of India

Our series on Jewish communities Around the World, generously sponsored by Sisterhood has been a great success! We learned about the Jewish communities in Ethiopia and Italy. To round out our series, join us on Thursday January 15 at 7:30 … Read More…

 

To my family in Canada Shalom

By Maayan Sharon. I hope this email finds you well, and you are getting used to winter again. Since I don’t have much time on my hands lately I hope you won’t mind me writing to all of you at … Read More…

 

Out of the Cold: Kenny Munshaw Concert

Please join us to help raise funds for the Out of the Cold Program at Holy Blossom Temple which is hosted each week at Holy Blossom Temple through the cold winter months. Canadian singer/songwriter Kenny Munshaw is back to entertain … Read More…

 

Family Friendly Shabbat Shira with The New Gershonites!

Friday, January 30, 2015 6:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Leo Baeck Day School Parents at Holy Blossom Temple, Holy Blossom Temple Religious School and the Musical Heritage Committee. This Shabbat Shira (Shabbat of Song), Judy & David, are joined by their … Read More…

 

Jewish Leadership Institute at Holy Blossom Temple

To be launched January, 2015 Rabbi Yael Splansky and Lisa Taylor, Founder of Challenge Factory  What’s Jewish about Jewish Leadership?  How to lead in a secular world, Jewishly? The Leadership Institute is an innovative four month course designed for congregants in their 20s, 30s, … Read More…

 
HBT Renewal: Open During Construction!
All Renewal Info

We’re Underway!

We’re Underway! On Friday November 21st, in a special issue of Life at Holy Blossom, we announced that our Renewal Project is officially starting! Our 85% funding threshold for Phase 1 has been exceeded, all of the required approvals are … Read More…

 

The Canadian Jewish News: Holy Blossom renovations to start this month

Sheri Shefa, Staff Reporter, Monday, December 1, 2014 TORONTO — Construction work on Holy Blossom Temple’s effort to renovate the shul’s 76-year-old building, which has been planned for more than a decade, will begin before the end of the month. … Read More…

 

The Renewal Project is a Go!

85% Fundraising Threshold Reached. It is news that is nothing less than historic for our synagogue. After nearly ten years of careful planning and preparation, tens of thousands of hours of volunteer work by hundreds of our committed congregants, and … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Needed: A Dose of Self-Scrutiny

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. It’s impossible to draw many conclusions from opinion polls about the next government of Israel as they’re being published three months before the elections. However, one question put to would-be voters in this week’s Ha’aretz poll … Read More…

 

What’s the Deal with the Shamash?

By Rabbi Michael Satz. What’s the best Chanukah food? Are you a latke lover, or do you prefer the Israeli sufganiah? Or, maybe you are stocking up on fare trade gelt this year (it’s a real thing and you can … Read More…

 

Sermon: Installation of our Associate Rabbi Michael Satz

Click image above to listen. Rabbi Yael Splansky | Scholar-in-Residence – Rabbi Daniel Freelander | Rabbi Michael Satz – December 6, 2014 Thank you to the Holy Blossom Temple community for making my family and me feel so welcome since we arrived … Read More…