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shalom al yisrael: some messages from our former Shinshinim

By Debbie Spiegel. In the last few days I have heard from a few of our former Shinshinim – some who have been called to the front and others who are still serving in the army. We have heard from … Read More…

 

High Holy Days at HBT: Ushering Sign-up

The Ushering Team is part of Holy Blossom Temple’s community. By offering a smile and the hand of Friendship as we welcome worshippers arriving for High Holy Day Services, we hope to make each person feel welcome and comfortable. We … Read More…

 

Israel in our hearts: Our ongoing discussion and dialogue

By Rabbi Yael Splansky and Dr. Harvey Schipper, President. Dear Congregants, We know you are watching the news from Israel very closely. As the rockets rain down and our troops are called up, please consider supporting the following campaigns: UJA Israel Emergency Relief … Read More…

 

JVC H.O.M.E. is back again!

JVC’s (Junior Volunteer Corps) Hands On Mitzvah Experiences (H.O.M.E.) are now open to any students in grades 6*, 7 & 8. These mitzvah experiences take place once a month on Mondays, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (prior to Senior … Read More…

 

Governance Committee: Memo to the Congregation

7 July 2014. In 2009, a Governance Committee was formed by the Board of Directors  to review the structure and manner by which Holy Blossom Temple is governed.  That review has now been completed and the Report of the Governance … Read More…

 

Our Summer 2014 Bulletin is here!

Our Summer 2014 Bulletin is here. In full colour and designed to be more engaging, we are excited to provide you with this sneak peek online. We welcome your comments and feedback.

 

Shabbat Family Education Program Line-up 2014/2015

We are excited to share with you our Shabbat Family Education program line-up for families with children ages 4 (or younger) to 12. In anticipation of these exciting events, we want to share with you a complete list of dates … Read More…

 

Summer in the City! Picnic in the Park(ing) Lot

Summer in the City! Come enjoy a few warm summer nights with your friends and family at Holy Blossom!  Join our Picnic in the Park(ing) Lot on Wednesday, August 13.  Bring the kids, a picnic dinner, and a blanket to … Read More…

 

Welcome: Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Please join us for our next wine and cheese receptions prior to Kabbalat Shabbat services on the following dates at 5:15 p.m. Services follow at 6:00 p.m. August 1 August 15 It will be one of your opportunities to congratulate … Read More…

 
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Camp George, Summer 2014 – Jewish life is thriving!

Our Holy Blossom kids and teens are growing at Camp George. New skills, new friendships, new leadership, and new experiences to deepen Jewish identity. On the waterfront and in the cabins, on the ropes course and athletic field, on the … Read More…

 

Joan Garson: Six years completed as Chair of ARZENU

By Mark S. Anshan. Joan Garson completed six successful and intensive years as Chair of ARZENU – the International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists, our umbrella Reform Zionist organization through which we are represented in the World Zionist … Read More…

 

Video: Happy Birthday Daisy! from Mondays @ the Temple

Mondays @ the Temple, Holy Blossom’s weekly program for it senior members, likes to consider itself a community within a community.  Those that come regularly think of the group as family, a place where they want to celebrate the important … Read More…

 
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Conflict will not divide us: Jafari Centre Event

By Rabbi Jordan Helfman. Please see the note below by Shari, asking that we join together on Thursday, July 24th for 7: 00 p.m. at the Jafari Centre (ISIJ) to show that racism and hate crimes have no place in … Read More…

 

Sermon: July 19, 2014 – Rabbi Yael Splansky

Click image above to listen. This week I met with a member of our congregation, a professional in business, and she confided that she has been recently troubled because she has found herself in business meetings where people don’t know … Read More…

 

Camp George and “Selfies with Mollie”

By Rabbi Jordan Helfman. Just back from a great week literally getting my feet wet at URJ Camp George, our reform Jewish summer camp. Instead of going for a group shot, I wandered around the pre-shabbat-walk huddle and participated with … Read More…