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Shavuot 5776: Zman Matan Torateinu -The Time of Giving Torah 

Erev Shavuot Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00 p.m. Services and Cheesecake Reception 9:00 p.m. Tikun Leil Shavuot with Rabbi Ed Treister “Pesach Jew vs. Shavuot Jew:  How do the credal statements of these two festivals shape our Jewish identity and actions?” … Read More…

 

Confirmation Shabbat

Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:30 a.m. Join us as we celebrate with all of our Grade 10 Confirmands in our special service as we acknowledge their dedication to Torah study. These students are our treasures, they have been with us … Read More…

 

Brotherhood and Sisterhood present: “HAVDALLAH BBQ at Holy Blossom Temple”

Saturday, June 4, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Come for Music Song and Socializing and a most Delicious BBQ Havadallah! Bring your Family and Friends for a Wonderful evening you won’t want to miss! Be sure to reserve your … Read More…

 

Create a New Community: HBT Family Camp – August 26 – 28th

School is coming to a close, but Judaism continues on all summer long. We have space for about 15 families left for our new and revitalized Holy Blossom Temple Family Camp!  We are bringing back this wonderful HBT tradition for … Read More…

 

YEAH’s final event of the year: Amazing Resh @ the ZOO!

Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In addition to visiting animals, we will participate in an awesome zoo scavenger hunt! We will meet at Holy Blossom Temple, and travel to and from the zoo via bus. Open … Read More…

 

Jewish Life on Campus: What is the Real Story?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:30 p.m. Is it as bad as we hear for the Jewish student population at our colleges and universities? What faces our students as they arrive on campus wanting to make it their home for the … Read More…

 

Job and a Serious Man

Tuesdays, June 7-21, 2016 7:30 p.m. How are we supposed to respond to suffering? Should we try to understand its meaning? Or is the search for meaning itself presumptuous? This three-session course, jointly taught by Rabbi Yael Splansky and Professor … Read More…

 

SHALOM to our wonderful Shinshinim, Noam Nadler and Bar Cohen

Join us in Family Service on Shabbat, June 4th as we say SHALOM to our wonderful Shinshinim, Noam Nadler and Bar Cohen. Noam and Bar have worked with us all year long – bringing Israel to life for our community. It … Read More…

 

Bringing Jews and Arabs together in Israel: Hand in Hand

  Come to hear how one group of parents and social activists put their children where their ideals are, and tackle one of the biggest challenges in Israeli society. Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:00 p.m. Following Shabbat Shacharit services, after … Read More…

 

Harry and Blanche Posen Memorial Lectures with Professor Gabi Ben Dor

Harry and Blanche Posen Memorial Lectures Israel 2016/5776 Professor Gabi Ben Dor War and Peace in the Middle East | Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Israel 2016 – Good Life in a bad Neighbourhood | Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Construction has begun and safety comes first

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of May 16, 2016. It has been an exciting couple of weeks here at Holy Blossom as our new general contractor, Pomerleau Construction, has mobilized on-site.  At this early stage … Read More…

 

Our contractor is on-site! Atrium construction about to begin.

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of May 2, 2016. An exciting and highly productive kick-off meeting with our general contractor, Pomerleau Construction was held last week at Holy Blossom, attended by members of the Renewal … Read More…

 

Atrium construction starts in May. And a small taste of our Fundraising video.

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of April 18, 2016 In our special congregational Renewal Project e-blast last week (here’s a link for those who missed it) we included a particularly compelling piece of video made … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Avigdor Liberman – The Next Prime Minister of Israel?

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. My sense of panic has been building up from the moment I first heard (which I alluded to in a previous comment) that what I had feared was about to become reality: Avigdor Lieberman, as Israel’s … Read More…

 

“God in the Laboratory”

click image above to play By Rabbi Yael Splansky. Delivered May 3, 2016 upon receiving The Israel Cancer Research Fund’s Women of Action Award When Norman Shiner called with this very special invitation, I was, of course, very honoured, but truth … Read More…

 

Challenging our National Narrative: Isolation or Cooperation? Sermon: May 7, 2016 – Rabbi Jordan Helfman

Click image above to listen.   Challenging our National Narrative: Isolation or Cooperation? Jonathan Safran Foer writes in Everything is Illuminated: Jews have six senses – touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing … memory. –-  While Gentiles experience and process the … Read More…