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HBTeens and YEAH: Photos – Games on Wheels and Chocolate Tales!

Thanks to those of you who came Saturday night to HBTeens  ‘Games on Wheels’.  Following Havdallah,  everyone loaded the bus for an evening of gaming, and of course snacks! Sunday afternoon YEAH had a delicious (and messy) afternoon of Chocolate … Read More…

 

Book Talk: Between Gods with Alison Pick

Monday, February 9, 2015 7:30 p.m. Join us as we meet Alison and learn more about her latest book, Between Gods, a memoir about depression, family secrets, and forging a new identity from the ashes of the past. Alison will … Read More…

 

Brotherhood Havdallah/Film event

Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:00 p.m. It was not their war, but they made it their fight! In 1948 Israel was under attack. They had some planes, but what Israel needed was pilots. Jews and non-Jews from the Diaspora answered … Read More…

 

HBT Mitzvah Club’s Challah For the Homeless!

Sunday, February 22, 2015 Both 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. start times, end before 1:30 p.m. (If you are enrolled in Kef, please come for the 12:30 ‘start’) Help us make some deliciously sweet dessert challot for Ve’ahavta! This hands-on activity … Read More…

 

An Evening or Two or Three with our Shinshinim

Aviv Naftali and Tal Yitzhaki (or as we call them Tel Aviv!) Mondays, February 23-March 9, 2015 7:30 p.m. And now we can say – Back to Blossom (and now for good!) … Or at least for the rest of … Read More…

 

Bake a cupcake, feed the hungry!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:00-9:00 p.m. Join Shammai as HBTeens and friends bake to feed those in need. Paired with the baking of the actual cupcakes is the fun of intense cupcake decorating. We know that taste is just half … Read More…

 

After the Israeli Election: What Will Get Israelis Enthused About the Peace Process Again

Jim Lederman, journalist Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:30 p.m. US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Europeans have made it clear that they expect that after a new Israeli coalition government is formed, Israel’s first order of business will … Read More…

 

Fields of Exile with Dr. Nora Gold

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:30 p.m. Dr. Nora Gold is an author, an Associate Scholar and the Writer-in-Residence at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE, U of Toronto, the editor of the online journal JewishFiction.net, and a … Read More…

 
HBT Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Our Community Mural… Renewal is a project of each and every one of us!

All week long, (Friday, January 30, 2015 – Wednesday, February 4, 2015) every Temple member will have the opportunity to make their mark on our Community Mural, signing their or their family’s name or handprints to a beautiful scroll for … Read More…

 

Holy Blossom Temple’s All-Congregation Renewal Celebration!!

We did it, all of us. A great, big Mazel Tov to each and every one of us! Now that our Renewal Project is officially, and excitingly, off the ground, we want our whole congregation to share in that excitement! … Read More…

 

We’re Underway!

We’re Underway! On Friday November 21st, in a special issue of Life at Holy Blossom, we announced that our Renewal Project is officially starting! Our 85% funding threshold for Phase 1 has been exceeded, all of the required approvals are … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Sermon: January 24, 2015 – Rabbi Michael Satz

Click image above to listen. Can a Reform rabbi wrap t’fillin?” my grandpa asked me while we were eating lunch after my college graduation. I had just been accepted to HUC. He never quite got Reform Judaism…. Rabbi Michael Satz … Read More…

 

Jewish Thugs in the Holy City

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. In the post-World II Poland of my childhood it was dangerous for Jews – as it had been before the Holocaust – to walk in the streets lest thugs attacked them. That’s why I wasn’t sent … Read More…

 

Conquering America and Losing Israel

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. Time for the old joke again. In the early days of Israel, when the country was in dire economic straits, it was suggested that the Jewish state should declare war against the United States. The Americans … Read More…