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Haaretz Editor-in-Chief, Aluf Benn, speaks on Religious Pluralism in Israel

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:45 a.m. Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of a leading Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, will speak to us about issues of religious pluralism in Israel. Marriage, conversion, non-Orthodox Judaism, and freedom of (and from) religion in the Jewish State … Read More…

 

Children’s Services: Introduce your Children to the Joy and Beauty of the High Holy Days

Enjoy age-appropriate, meaningful High Holy Day Services brought to life with music, costumes, and our vibrant community of young families. Holy Blossom Temple also opens its doors to young families who are not yet affiliated with a synagogue and would … Read More…

 

A Book Launch: Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. Monday, November 9, 2015 7:30 p.m. Holy Blossom Temple  In his forthcoming book, Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi, Rabbi Moscowitz shares some of his most important sermons and writings.  He articulates what he believes in, what … Read More…

 

You Can! Ukulele at Holy Blossom Temple

Susan Baskin, teacher & musician Sundays, October 25-December 13, 2015 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. In 1915, when the ukulele was first introduced to people, it sparked the world’s first uke craze.  100 years later the uke craze is back –and … Read More…

 

Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Plan

God upholds the cause of the orphan and the widow, and befriends the stranger, providing him/her with food and clothing. — You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt —(Deut. 10:18-19). Tuesday, September … Read More…

 

Federal Election Candidates Forum

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:30 p.m. As the Federal elections approach, we as Jews and Canadians are studying all the issues to make the most informed choice about who should lead our government. Our Holy Blossom Temple community has the … Read More…

 

‘Ok! Blue Jays! Let’s Play Ball! YEAH!!!’

If you are in grades 3-5, be sure not to miss YEAH’s opener at the Jays game!! Put on your Jays’ gear, and help cheer on our team as they try to strike out the Boston Red Sox! YEAH’s programming … Read More…

 

URJ Camp George Reunion!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:30 a.m. Family Service. Come see your camp friends again as we bring the joy and happiness of the URJ Camp George community to Holy Blossom Temple.  As we leave the mountainous adventure which is the … Read More…

 

Mission to Spain

Dear Friends, It is our pleasure to invite you to join Hope and me on a very special mission to Spain, July 3- 14, 2016. This trip is being arranged and developed by the Cantors Assembly of which I am … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Renewal and the High Holy Days

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of August 24th. The pace of change at our busy construction site has reached a new level of intensity as virtually all of our sub-trades have brought in extra resources … Read More…

 

Elevator going up!

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of August 10, 2015. This past week marked the beginning of the exciting installation of our new elevator.  The three-man crew of factory-trained specialists have already erected the shaft ladder, … Read More…

 

The new elevator is here!

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of July 27, 2015. It was a momentous day for our Renewal Project, last Tuesday. Our new elevator cab was delivered! If you’ve been an avid reader (and why wouldn’t … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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No Trust in Princes

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. The timing of Ehud Barak’s revelations is baffling about discussions, when he was minister of defense, whether or not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Nobody is surprised that such discussions took place. The option must still … Read More…

 

A Congregation that Eats Together Grows Together

By Rabbi Jordan Helfman. Our tradition teaches that without food, there can be no Torah.  (Pirkei Avot 3:21).  To increase our community’s learning through sharing food together, I invite you to join our temple community on the First Friday of every month for a … Read More…

 

On a Flight to Nowhere

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. Voters in the United States know that they can replace their president after four years and must replace the incumbent after eight. Though the current circus in the Republican Party doesn’t show up American politics at … Read More…