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Mourning Steve Rivers z”l

With great sadness we announce to the Congregation the passing of Steve Rivers, beloved husband of our Cantorial Soloist Lindi Rivers and father of Sophie Rivers, Talia Rivers (HABSTY President), and Julian Camilo Rivers. Over the course of a lengthy … Read More…

 

Kosher Internet: A Parent Conversation

The internet has great opportunity for our children, but interacting with others through this medium is a learned skill. Come and learn some tips that can help parents like us teach our children how to grow up online. “We often … Read More…

 

Nominating Committee 2015

As of publishing, below is a listing of the Nominating Committee: Gary Posen – Chair Neil Blonder* Nadine Charendoff* Michael Cole Heather Crawford Carol Crystal Lyn Feldman*, Sisterhood Rachel Jacobson* Dana Lampe Jordana Lipson* Sheila Smolkin Cary Solomon* Peter Weinwurm*, … Read More…

 

Judaica Shop: March and April 2015

Monday to Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 Sunday 9:30 – 12:30 Items in the Judaica Shop SEDAR PLATES MATZAH COVERS HAGGADAHS KIDDUSH CUPS HOSTESS GIFTS MUSIC Baskin Haggadahs by order only. If you are interested please email (see below) by March … Read More…

 

Third Night Community Passover Seder

Ve’ahavta and Holy Blossom Temple Present the 16th Annual Community Passover Seder Sunday, April 5, 2015 Doors open 5:00 p.m. Seder begins at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a third night social justice Passover Seder. Under Jewish and Aboriginal leadership, … Read More…

 

An evening with renowned Canadian author Joseph Boyden

We want to call your attention to an important program in our community. On Monday, March 30th at 7:30 p.m. Joseph Boyden, author, First nations advocate, will speak at Temple Emanu-El through the auspices of the CCRJ and URJ Canada. … Read More…

 

“Michael Cole Down Under”

Brotherhood Breakfast Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:00 a.m. Michael Cole, long-time Holy Blossom Member, engaged volunteer, and former Brotherhood president, escaped Toronto’s cold last winter by visiting Australia with his wife Josephine. Michael will deliver an illustrated lecture of his … Read More…

 

“ShinShinim Ba’Sholchan” – (ShinShinim at your table)

Hello everyone, This week we had the opportunity to take part and learn about the Temple’s Renewal project. We placed out handprints on the big Community Mural and toured with the all of the members’ children throughout the Temple.  We … Read More…

 

Writer in Residence – Evan Fallenberg

We welcome award winning Israeli writer Evan Fallenberg as part of our Holy Blossom Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature. He will be Writer-in-Residence March 26, 28 & 29, and will speak to us as a translator of literature from the … Read More…

 

Is 60 the New 40?

Sisterhood  presents another wonderful program with Lisa Taylor, President, Challenge Factory. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:30 pm. Come learn how to rethink your career, your retirement and your contribution. Make this year a new beginning to what might be a … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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The future of Holy Blossom… in pictures. See the latest renderings and floor plans here!

During our All Congregation Renewal celebration Champagne Brunch on Sunday February 1st, Martin Davidson of Diamond Schmitt Architects unveiled a series of brand new full-colour renderings and the latest floor plans for our new campus. These renderings are absolutely spectacular … Read More…

 

Construction Updates (almost) as they happen!

One of the things we’d like to use this space for is to keep you as up to date as possible on specific Renewal construction activity happening at Temple – with as much photo documentation as we can muster. We … Read More…

 

Our All Congregation Renewal Celebration a Hands-on success!

If you attended any of the events during our just completed All Congregation Renewal Celebration (ACRC for short), you know just how joyous a week it was. From our youngest Little Blossoms to our Temple Youth to our Young Professionals … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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The Speech: Jaw-Jaw or War-War?

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. Neither the President of the United States nor the New York Times found Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress last Tuesday very original. Of course, it was naïve of them to expect it. The purpose of … Read More…

 

Netanyahu on his way to Washington

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. The Israeli media have reported recently on another secretly recorded conversation between Mrs. Sarah Netanyahu, the wife of the prime minister, and the spouse of the former mayor of Sderot, the town that was hit by … Read More…

 

“Is God present among us or not?”

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. The great theologian, Woody Allen once said:  “If it turns out there is a God, I don’t think He is evil.  I think the worst thing you can say about God is that He is an … Read More…