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Tisha B’Av: The Ninth of Av

Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:00 a.m. The Book of Lamentations asks: How?! Rabbis and Cantors will lead us in Prayer and Reflection on this dark day on the Jewish calendar when we mourn the destruction of the ancient Temple that once stood in … Read More…

 

Spain – the view from a congregant

By Susan Cohen. Our trip to Spain was intense – rich in learning and emotion. Sometimes, as we toured Seville, Cordoba, Girona, Toledo, Barcelona and Madrid, it felt like we were walking with ghosts. But the tour helped us understand more … Read More…

 

We all love camp! Camp George and HBT – Summer 2016

Jewish camping is shown to be one of the key factors in developing and engaging Jewish children on their path to their individual Jewish identities. Camp George is our Jewish camp! It is a wonderful environment for children. What a … Read More…

 

Because each family is unique: Introducing a new membership model for young families!

Because each family is unique… We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new membership model for young families whose oldest child is 8 or younger. Based on Terumah – “Gifts from the Heart” – this personalized approach to … Read More…

 

Hebrew Playdate

Holy Blossom’s Youth Education Centre in partnership with Beth Tzedec Congregation is looking to create an exciting, new, innovative pilot program for children in JK and SK, housed at Holy Blossom. This program will begin in the fall of 2016.‘Hebrew Playdate’ … Read More…

 

“Fees have not increased!” – Holy Blossom Early Childhood Centre: Registration for 2017/2018

Holy Blossom Early Childhood Centre is excited to announce that registration for the 2017/2018 school year is now open! We are pleased that fees have not increased and we will still be able to offer an amazing nursery program at … Read More…

 

JTEM (Jewish Teen Experience Midtown) is ready for registration!

We hope the start of summer has been an enjoyable one for you and your family. JTEM (Jewish Teen Experience Midtown) is a new teen program that connects participants in grades 8-12 with each other and meaningful Jewish learning experiences. … Read More…

 

Register for Our Youth Education Centre

Dear Friends, We welcome you to Holy Blossom Temple Youth Education Centre. We are honoured to have your family share the wonders and beauty of Jewish education together. We are proud that our current application is fully on-line. Please read … Read More…

 

Special Summer Services

Save the Dates… and bring a friend who is looking for a synagogue-community to call home. Saturday, July 30 – We welcome Rabbi Dow and Fredzia Marmur back from Jerusalem for a few weeks’ vacation in Toronto. Rabbi Marmur will give … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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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…

 

The Fine Art Before Demolition

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of July 11th, 2016. Our contractor, Pomerleau, has now fully secured their work area from the part of the campus that we will continue to occupy throughout the duration of Phase … Read More…

 

All you ever wanted to know about heating and cooling during construction

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of June 27th. These past couple of weeks on our Renewal Project saw a continuation of exploratory, interior demolition work, in preparation for the heavy exterior demolition, scheduled to begin … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Cooler Than Cool: Why The Obamas Compel

By Rabbi John Moscowitz. In January 2012, I posted “Why Obama Wins This November” (referring of course to the US presidential election then unfolding). The blog showed a brief video of Barack Obama, oozing charm, channeling the crooner Al Green – the … Read More…

 

Reflections from Jerusalem

By Rabbi Michael Satz. I write these words as I look out my hotel window on the sunset in Jerusalem. I love how the stones of the building look pink as the sun goes down. It’s a peaceful image that … Read More…

 

Tel Aviv: The Edgy City Alive

My recent paean to the bustling city by the sea – restless, churning and full of life. Read here in The Times of Israel.