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HBT’s Early Childhood Centre and Youth Education Centre are going to the farm!

Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:30 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity for all families to come together to spend a morning of farm fun! We will all meet at the entrance to Chudleigh’s Apple Farm at 10: a.m.  Families can drive … Read More…

 

Report Of The Nominating Committee – 2016

The Nominating Committee hereby provides its report to the Congregation for consideration by members of the Temple at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The new Temple By-law, approved by the Congregation at last year’s Annual General … Read More…

 

Side by Side with Charles Pachter: A Celebration

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Phillip Smith Congregational Hall As part of our 160th Anniversary celebrations, we invite the Holy Blossom Temple community to join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee as we unveil a new … Read More…

 

THE SECRET IS OUT! Elvis!! and Mondays at the Temple!!!

  Calling all young at heart to join Holy Blossom Temple’s most successful program “Mondays @ the Temple”. On Monday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. come and meet “Elvis” as he enters the building and entertains us … Read More…

 

An Evening with Etgar Keret, Israeli author

Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:00 p.m. Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature at Holy Blossom Temple Presents… Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. In his most recent book, The … Read More…

 

Selichot: Soul Searching Before for The High Holy Days

  Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 p.m. – Sacred Study and Dessert Reception with Rabbi John Moscowitz 11:00 p.m. – Selichot Service By Rabbi Yael Splansky. I look forward to our Selichot Service each year.  It provides exactly what we … Read More…

 

KEF 2016-2017

What is KEF?? (KEF = fun in Hebrew) KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an … Read More…

 

You Can Ukulele

September 7, 14, & 28, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. You Can Ukulele-Intensive Refresher with teacher and musician Suasan Baskin. The ukulele is back and it’s all the rage.  Join in the jam and learn to play a wide … Read More…

 

Rabbi Stroh and an uncanny look at Jewish history

Rabbi Michael Stroh joins us once again; this time with an ‘uncanny look at Jewish history’. We have a long interesting history as a Jewish people. How does or does time change and affect Jewish history and Judaism? Our daytime … Read More…

 

My Mother’s Secret: Sunday Book Club is back!

Our Sunday Book Club is back and strong! Sharon Singer joins us once again for a thoughtful morning of sharing. Our Book Club is open to all. We meet monthly to learn from each other on books which cover a … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Demolition in full (sledgehammer) swing

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of August 22, 2016. Last week, members of the Renewal Building Committee received an hour-long guided tour through the construction zone, led by Pomerleau’s very capable site superintendent, and were … Read More…

 

Ensuring ventilation before demolition

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of August 8, 2016. Renewal Phase 1 work these past couple of weeks can be summed up as being devoted to ensuring proper ventilation on campus through the entire construction … Read More…

 

How the Sanctuary stays cool (and warm) during construction

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of July 25, 2016. In the last two weeks our general contractor, Pomerleau Inc., has continued with the precise work that is necessary to separate the Sanctuary from the rest … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Welcoming Refugees: UPDATE! – The good work that Holy Blossom has been historically known for…

By Rabbi Michael Satz. Almost a year ago members of Holy Blossom Temple came together to sponsor Syrian refugee families to come to Canada. Working with the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS), people raised money, collected household items and clothes, … Read More…

 

Seeking Understanding: Jewish and Aboriginal Communities in Canada

By Rabbi Jordan Helfman. The Jewish community is engaged in the work of Truth and Reconciliation.  One of the first steps for all of us is continuing to learn the history and how the history informs the Canada around us. … Read More…

 

Why Michael Phelps Moves Me

By Rabbi John Moscowitz. I hadn’t followed Olympic champion Michael Phelps closely until the recent Rio Games. By then I’d become curious about a man I finally understood was much more than the greatest swimmer ever. “Yissurin shel ahavah” – sufferings … Read More…