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Children’s Services: Introduce your children to the joy and beauty of the High Holy Days…

Holy Blossom Temple opens its doors to young families who are not yet affiliated with a synagogue and would like to introduce their children to the joy and beauty of the holidays. Our two simultaneous services — one for “Little … Read More…

 

Stolen Art of the Holocaust

Sara Angel, Trudeau Doctoral Scholar Department of Art, University of Toronto, will present Stolen Art of the Holocaust. Sara has actively been researching this topic for many years and has recently published an article in The Walrus this week on … Read More…

 

A Conversation with Holy Blossom Temple’s newly appointed Senior Rabbi Yael Splansky

This article electronically reaches over 120,000 people on both sides of the border. The hardcopy magazine accompanies the Globe and Mail in select Toronto neighbourhoods and is now available on newsstands across Canada.

 

For the third year in a row, the Holy Bs will be playing Beth Tikvah for the ISBL trophy!

By Richie Borins. Congratulations to the Bs on a very exciting and well played game against Temple Kol Ami today.  We prevailed over TKA by a 15-10 score, defeating the best defensive team from the regular season. Offensively, every player … Read More…

 

Great Jewish Books

Cynthia Good, Professor Emeritus, Humber College. Tuesdays, October 7 – October 28, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. We will look at two of Cynthia’s favourite books. In The Afterlife of Stars, Joe Kertes, provides an intriguing sequel to his novel Gratitude. The … Read More…

 

Holy Chag! Sukkot Iron Chef returns!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014. Be sure to see what we are cooking in the kitchen with apples this year!!! Bring your family at 10am for Congregational Sukkot services. The special children’s only fun begins at 12pm and includes: Lunch, music … Read More…

 

Our Senior Rabbi: A letter from Harvey Schipper, President

Dear Congregants, I hope you will be with us on the evening of September 20th for an historic occasion, the Installation of Rabbi Yael Splansky as the thirteenth Senior Rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto’s first synagogue. Shortly after her … Read More…

 

The Real Israel – Without the Hype, Slogans or Spin.

Jim Lederman, Senior Middle East analyst for Oxford Analytica Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. Jim Lederman is the longest-serving foreign correspondent in Jerusalem. In a career stretching over four decades, he has been a reporter for the Canadian … Read More…

 

Judaica Shop: September 2014

SUPPORT ISRAEL AND SUPPORT YOUR TEMPLE BY PURCHASING JUDAICA FROM THE SISTERHOOD JUDAICA SHOP Fall Shop Hours: Sunday:  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you are unable to … Read More…

 

So much happening with Sisterhood…

Israeli Folk Dancing with Paula Warren Saturday, September 13, 2014 Saturday, November 8, 2014 following Kiddush Come and kick your heels up in the Philip Smith Hall! Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Mini Treasures Sale Sunday, September 14, 2014 … Read More…

 
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Observations From the Periphery

Adult B’nai Mitzvah program – A peak experience. Bob Hodes, Temple member and Adult B’nei Mitzvah class graduate. …All of us to whom Judaism, to whom being a Jew, has again become the pivot of our lives, we all know … Read More…

 

Israel and Gaza: Hope in time of tragedy

By Mark S. Anshan. August 1, 2014. These are difficult days for Israel and all Israelis, many of whom are close friends.  We follow the news closely and hope that with each report we read, there will be news of … Read More…

 

Visiting Israel this week…

By Joan Garson, Vice-President. via AZRA Canada. Jerusalem July 30, 2014 Dear Friends, I decided last Sunday that it was time to be in Israel, with my daughter and my Israeli friends. I knew it would be easier to be … Read More…

 
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Maissner Rehearsal Sept 16. Ani Maamin

With enthusiasm our High Holy Day rehearsals proceed with vigour. Sweet memories of years past, singing in the choir fills our hearts with nostalgia, while friendly music embraces us as we march and ascend from Selichot to Rosh Hashanah to … Read More…

 

A most meaningful and memorable night of celebration and reflection

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. Rabbinic Reflections Elul, 5774 I am so looking forward to being with the congregation for what will be a most meaningful and memorable night of celebration and reflection.  I hope you will come on September 20, … Read More…

 

PHILOSOPHY OF THREE MEDIEVAL SCHOLARS

By Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner. “Discourse on Peace in the Middle Ages: Moses Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas & Jalaladdin Rumi” SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – INTERFAITH PEACE DAY METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH (56 Queen Street) DEDICATED TO LEARNING ABOUT TOLERANCE Bridges Beyond Faith, … Read More…