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Sisterhood Torah Study Jack Kugelmass, MSW, RSW Wednesdays, July 8 – August 26, 2015 9:30 a.m. Jewish life is arguably an ongoing odyssey of social, historical, religious, emotional and mythical elements that serve to both enrich the imagination and drive … Read More…

 

Little Blossoms: Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat

with Mark Weinstock Friday, September 18 to Friday, December 18, 2015 14 week session Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! This fun and interactive program is offered for babies and children 3 years and younger, accompanied … Read More…

 

Membership Update

The majority of our members should have received their Membership Renewal packages in the mail by now (or will receive them shortly).  In order for Temple staff to have adequate time to process the material and to get your High … Read More…

 

Judaica Shop Summer 2015

The Judaica Shop is closed for the summer.  If you wish to purchase any Judaica over the summer, please make an appointment, either by calling the office 416 789 3291 and speaking to Elana or by emailing judaicashop@holyblossom.org and someone will … Read More…

 

Brotherhood 2.0 

By Mike Morgulis, Brotherhood President  No doubt you’ve seen us at shul… maybe an older guy ushered you or led a Shiva service. Maybe you had a drink from the bar at Purim, had a HABSTY bagel box delivered to … Read More…

 

Join us at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Biennial conference in Orlando Florida!

November 4-8, 2015 What is it? It’s four and a half days when a few thousand Reform Jews of all ages from across North America come together to learn, pray, share ideas, dance and sing, hear from inspiring speakers, reunite … Read More…

 

Thank You! Our June 2015 Bulletin is here…

Our June 2015 Bulletin is here, with a theme of “Thank You!”. In full colour and designed to be more engaging, with a special theme on belonging, we are excited to provide you with this sneak peek online. We welcome your … Read More…

 

HABSTY Leadership 2015-2016

Last month the new HABSTY leadership for the 2015-2016 year was elected, and installed. Before heading off to various camps for the summer, a few of the new board members shared their goals for the upcoming year in HABSTY and … Read More…

 

Summer Gathering: The Annual Summer Tradition for our Senior Congregants

An invitation for our senior congregants to gather for a special Shabbat celebration. Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join us for our Annual Summer Gathering. We’ll begin with services & enjoy each other’s company over a light … 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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Renew your membership for a renewed Holy Blossom

We are full-steam ahead on construction! Construction Update: July 2, 2015. As we’ve been reporting in our Life at Holy Blossom e-blasts since early February, we are more than well underway with construction on our Renewal Project … indeed, we’re … Read More…

 

Construction is underway!

What’s the current status of our Renewal Project at Holy Blossom? Perhaps the simplest way to put it is this: our dream of a renewed campus at 1950 Bathurst Street has moved from beautiful concept to exciting construction! If you’ve been … Read More…

 

Construction updates (almost) as they happen!

For the week of June 15th, 2015. These past two weeks have seen the completion (finally!) of the elevator pit excavation. We have now poured the new base and started construction of the walls for the elevator shaft, including removing … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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This Friday night we welcome Rabbi Kinneret Shiryon

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. This Friday night we welcome Rabbi Kinneret Shiryon, the Senior Rabbi of YOZMA, our sister congregation in Modiin, the vibrant community halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.  Rabbi Shiryon is a leading figure of the Reform … Read More…

 

Another Orthodox Victory

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. The collusion between secular Israelis and extreme Orthodoxy has a long and ignominious history. The mixture of cynical indifference and a seemingly visceral belief that authentic Judaism must be Orthodox continues to dominate the political realm … Read More…

 

Catastrophists: An Israeli Version

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. Writing in the New York Times (June 20) Ross Douthat distinguishes between dynamists and catastrophists. Dynamists, he writes, “see 21st-century modernity as a basically successful civilization advancing toward a future that’s better than the past.” Catastrophists, … Read More…