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Calling All Performers!

Do you play a musical instrument? Are you a singer or dancer? The Centre for Arts & Culture at Holy Blossom Temple is looking for adults and teen performers who would like to share their talents with the Holy Blossom … Read More…

 

Seeking Everyday Holiness: The World of Mussar at HBT

The World of Mussar is opening before you … and you are invited to enter. Holy Blossom Temple will soon be embarking on a program of study and practice in the way of the Jewish spiritual tradition of Mussar and … Read More…

 

The HBT Cyclopaths – Being and Belonging on Wheels

Four Years and Growing Stronger Together. By Denise Gordon, card- carrying member of the HBT Cyclopaths. In the beginning, initially, we met at weekly Shabbat Family Services with our children in tow. As we prayed, shared kiddush lunch, and schmoozed … Read More…

 

Holy Blossom Temple’s KEF 2015-2016

What is KEF?? (KEF = fun in Hebrew) KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an … 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…

 

HBTeen Travels – 2015-16 Itinerary!

HBTeens announces its’ 2015-2016 Travel Schedule! *These trips are open to all teen members of our congregation* Save these dates for exciting travel to the following destinations: Camp-style retreat @ YMCA Cedar Glen October 16-17, 2015: Grades 6-7 Exploring your … Read More…

 

Pop-up Family Service in Muskoka!

Join the HBT Family Service for a Shabbat morning in Muskoka! Saturday, August 1, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. David Gershon and Rabbi Jordan Helfman will be leading a Family Shabbat Service, with a dairy pot-luck picnic following. Please RSVP … Read More…

 

Aspirational Judaism

Join us for our new course, Aspirational Judaism (previously known as the Adult B’nei Mitzvah class). Our two-year journey is about the practices, philosophy, and history of Reform Judaism. During each year of the program, we will focus on Hebrew … Read More…

 

Conversations About Jewish Life Then and Now

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…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Our new elevator goes right to the top!

Renewal construction update for the week of July 13th, 2015.  Or, at least the new elevator shaft does! Our new elevator, designed to serve our renewed campus has just reached the roof, with our installers now putting in the steel … Read More…

 

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…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Sermon: July 25, 2015 – Rabbi Yael Splansky

Click image above to listen. Contemporary author Jonathan Safer Foer teaches that we Jews have six senses. Touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing… and memory. Rabbi Yael Splansky – Sermon: July 25, 2015

 

Federal Election Candidates Forum

By Rabbi Michael Satz. 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 … Read More…

 

Whom Shall We Trust?

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. It’s not the first time that Israel is at odds with the United States over an appropriate response to the nuclear ambitions of a hostile state in the region. Sharing the anger of people across the … Read More…