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Job Posting: Foundation Associate

Foundation Associate Holy Blossom Temple Foundation Seeks a Dynamic Foundation Associate. Holy Blossom Temple is a landmark institution as Toronto’s first synagogue. With a rich history that began in the late 19th century and continues today, Holy Blossom is Canada’s … Read More…

 

עזור תעזור לו: Our Jewish Responsibility To Help: The Challenges Facing Native Canadians

November 28, 2014. Social Justice Shabbat – Azor Taazor Lo: The Challenges Facing Native Canadians and Our Jewish Responsibility to Help. Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:00 p.m. Dinner: 7:00 p.m. Location: Holy Blossom Temple For who: Young Professionals (22-39) What can we … 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…

 

A Very Special Shabbat: Scholar-in-Residence/Installation of our Associate Rabbi

December 5-6, 2014. Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Daniel Freelander, newly appointed President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the international organization for the Reform Movement 6:00 p.m. Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services 9:00 a.m. Shabbat morning Torah Study Installation of our … Read More…

 

The Sweet Sound of Music: High Holy Day Trope

Wednesdays, November 12 – 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. With Lindi Rivers, Cantorial Soloist Now that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are behind us, come and learn High Holy Cantilation! Perhaps you can become one of our Torah or Haftarah chanters … Read More…

 

Our Bikur Cholim annual soup evening is just a few weeks away

Please join us as we chop, measure, and stir in the Temple kitchen to produce over 100 (500 ml) containers of nourishing soup. Our recipients are congregants who are frail, elderly, or unwell – every spoonful is enjoyed and appreciated! … Read More…

 

The Great Camp: Adventure / Parents’ Night Out

Saturday November 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location: Holy Blossom Temple Join Holy Blossom and URJ Camp George for an evening of Adventure. Open to kids in Grades 1-5 this fantastic event will give you a taste of what … Read More…

 

SKYZONE: with YEAH and JVC

Sunday, October 26, 2014. If you are in grades 3-8 and you like to bounce, jump and fly – don’t miss an afternoon @ SKYZONE! Meet in the activity room @ 12:30.  We return to Temple @ 4:00 p.m. Bring … Read More…

 

The Lost Matriarch: What Really Happened on Leah’s Wedding Night?

Jerry Rabow, author Wednesday, October 28, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. A resident of California, we welcome Jerry Rabow for an interesting conversation and a look at some of the unique interpretations of the Torah text – the relationship between Jacob … Read More…

 

Revealing Seven Secrets for Your Child’s Success

With Dona Matthews, PhD and Joanne Foster, EdD – 
Authors of “Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids” (Anansi Press, 2014) October 28, 2014 7:00 p.m. Cosponsored by the UJA Federation’s Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education In … Read More…

 
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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…

 

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…

 
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The Shabbat Project

The Shabbat Project is a world-wide initiative for Jewish unity.   Jewish communities in more than 350 cities in 37 countries are making an extra effort to celebrate Shabbat this coming weekend.  Consider hosting a Shabbat meal with family or friends at your … Read More…

 

Sermon: October 18, 2014 – Rabbi Jordan Helfman

Click image above to listen. Anita Sarkeesian studies the portrayal of women in video games. Brianna Wu develops video games in which female characters, as she describes it, transcend the ordinary roles of girlfriends, bimbos, sidekicks, and prizes to be … Read More…

 

Sermon: Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor Service – Rabbi Yael Splansky

Click image above to listen. Jerome Groopman, professor at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, is also a deeply committed Jew who says the misheberach for healing for each of his patients. In one … Read More…