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The Holy Blossom Congregational Appeal: Update

Thank you! Thanks to our generous members who already donated, we have raised over $350,000 – which is 70% of our 2014 goal of $500,000. But we still need your help. The Holy Blossom Congregational Appeal enables membership and Religious … Read More…

 

Havaya is coming…

In the next few days your child in Grades 8-10 will receive a mailing from Holy Blossom Temple regarding a new initiative called Havaya. The word Havaya mean experience. This initiative has been developed as a result of hours and … Read More…

 

Tisha B’Av – The Ninth of Av

Tuesday August 5, 2014 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The Book of Lamentations asks: How?! How is this happening? How is this possible? Its mournful poetry and chant resonate with us today. Rabbis and Cantors will lead us in Prayer and … Read More…

 

Youth Activities Kick-off event! An afternoon at the Farm…

Don’t miss this great kick-off afternoon for all our HBT youth groups! We will have a great time at the farm together, in a pre-sukkot celebration!   In addition to all the great activities the farm has to offer, there will … Read More…

 

Ayin l’Tziyon – All Eyes on Israel

Community Forum and Up-to-the-Minute Briefing Co-sponsored by ARZA Canada and Holy Blossom Temple with DJ Schneeweiss, Consul General of Israel to Toronto and Western Canada Monday August 11, 2014 7:30 p.m. Moderated by Hershell Ezrin, one of Canada’s foremost political advisors, … Read More…

 

Congregational Letters of Support to Our Alumni ShinShinim in Israel

Add your voice. Below is a collection of a few letters sent by concerned members of our congregation, received by our alumni ShinShinim, and responded to by our alumni ShinShinim when possible. We ask that you continue this campaign and leave your … Read More…

 

Israel in our hearts: Our ongoing discussion and dialogue

By Rabbi Yael Splansky and Dr. Harvey Schipper, President. Dear Congregants, We know you are watching the news from Israel very closely. As the rockets rain down and our troops are called up, please consider supporting the following campaigns: UJA Israel Emergency Relief … Read More…

 

JVC H.O.M.E. is back again!

JVC’s (Junior Volunteer Corps) Hands On Mitzvah Experiences (H.O.M.E.) are now open to any students in grades 6*, 7 & 8. These mitzvah experiences take place once a month on Mondays, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (prior to Senior … Read More…

 

High Holy Days at HBT: Ushering Sign-up

The Ushering Team is part of Holy Blossom Temple’s community. By offering a smile and the hand of Friendship as we welcome worshippers arriving for High Holy Day Services, we hope to make each person feel welcome and comfortable. We … Read More…

 

Welcome: Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Please join us for our next wine and cheese receptions prior to Kabbalat Shabbat services on the following dates at 5:15 p.m. Services follow at 6:00 p.m. August 1 August 15 It will be one of your opportunities to congratulate … Read More…

 
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Camp George, Summer 2014 – Jewish life is thriving!

Our Holy Blossom kids and teens are growing at Camp George. New skills, new friendships, new leadership, and new experiences to deepen Jewish identity. On the waterfront and in the cabins, on the ropes course and athletic field, on the … Read More…

 

Joan Garson: Six years completed as Chair of ARZENU

By Mark S. Anshan. Joan Garson completed six successful and intensive years as Chair of ARZENU – the International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists, our umbrella Reform Zionist organization through which we are represented in the World Zionist … Read More…

 

Video: Happy Birthday Daisy! from Mondays @ the Temple

Mondays @ the Temple, Holy Blossom’s weekly program for it senior members, likes to consider itself a community within a community.  Those that come regularly think of the group as family, a place where they want to celebrate the important … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Letter to The Jaffari Community Centre and of The Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto

4 Av 5774 July 31, 2014 To Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, to the leadership of The Jaffari Community Centre and of The Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto, We are so fortunate to live in such … Read More…

 

Gaza on My Newsfeed

By Rabbi Jordan Helfman. As a Jew living in Canada, do you feel more Jewish than you did two months ago, before the kidnapping? Though missiles have not been directed at us, though our stores have not been set aflame, many … Read More…

 

Sermon: July 26, 2014 – Rabbi Michael Satz

Click image above to listen. Maybe I can talk about myself through the lens of Israel. Now I don’t want to speak so much about the current conflict, but I want to talk more about how I came to love … Read More…