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2015 Tax Receipts

Tax receipts to our members and donors are being e-mailed over the next few days. Please check your email INBOX folder, (and possibly you JUNK folder) for the receipts from emails@holyblossom.org. Please note: Holy Blossom Temple and Holy Blossom Temple Foundation issue separate tax … Read More…

 

From Sugarcane to Shul: A History of the Jews of Barbados

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 7:30 p.m. Join Barbados-born and raised Toronto lawyer, Jerry Kreindler, as he traces the history of Barbados’ Jews from 1628 to the present day. Jerry will also share his experience of what it was like to grow … Read More…

 

Sisterhood Nominating Committee 2016

We are pleased to advise you of  the names of the members of the Sisterhood Nominating Committee for 2016: Jill Kamin (Chair) Judy Borodin Lyn Feldman Barbara Hodes Judy Malkin Marlene Orenbach Paula Warren Are you thinking of participating on … Read More…

 

Welcome home, Rabbi Bill Tepper

On Shabbat morning, Saturday, February 13, 2016, Rabbi Tepper will teach Torah Study from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and offer the Sermon at our 10:30 a.m. service. Before pursuing the rabbinate, Willam Tepper was a high school English and theatre teacher.  He was also a beloved congregant of … Read More…

 

Make a Splash with YEAH!

Take a break from winter!  Join friends for an afternoon of beach activity at the Indoor Wave Pool! We’ll start with lunch at 12:30pm (at HBT).  Following lunch, we’ll board the bus and head to the waves! All you need … Read More…

 

The “Zohar Revolution” – How Can Kabbalah Enrich our Jewish Lives?

Rabbi Larry Englander Wednesdays, March 16-April 6, 2016 12:00 p.m. Join us for a Lunch & Learn* This course will show the revolutionary impact that the mystical book Zohar had hundreds of years ago. We will discuss how this revolution … Read More…

 

Ben brought his class project “Nobody” for a visit

Ben Mansoor is a student in the JK class at Leo Baeck Day School, and additionally attends our Youth Education Centre JK class. Ben brought his class project “Nobody” for a visit. Nobody arrives to the Leo Baeck class barren, … Read More…

 

Sisterhood Presents: Tai Chi for Your Health

Wednesday, February 3 – March 9, 2016 7:30 -8:30 p.m. Cost: $60.00 for a 6 week session Tai Chi, also known by Harvard Health Publications as ‘meditation in motion,’ helps maintain strength and  flexibility while placing minimal stress on muscles … Read More…

 

Mussar: Seeking Everyday Holiness – Second session starting soon!

By Rabbi Michael Satz. When I put the call out over the summer for people at Holy Blossom looking for a Jewish spiritual path based on developing personal virtue, I was overwhelmed by the response. We created two groups for … Read More…

 

Family Havdallah Night: Winterfest

Saturday, February 20, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Pizza $1/slice 7:00 p.m. – Havdallah Ice skating and tobogganing kick off the night, then we’ll pop inside for a hot slice of pizza and a cozy … Read More…

 
Renewal: Open During Construction!
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Preparations almost complete!

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of January 25, 2016. We are right at the conclusion of the extensive Phase 1 preparatory work, which allows us to remain at our beloved campus at 1950 Bathurst St. … Read More…

 

Countdown to Moving Day

Renewal construction updates (almost) as they happen, for the week of January 11, 2016. We’re pretty much at the end of the extensive preparatory work of Phase 1, undertaken to allow us to remain on campus throughout the balance of … Read More…

 

Happy ReNEWal Year!

Renewal 2015 – The year in construction photos. It’s been a very busy and very productive year for our Renewal Project as we wind down the final elements of preparatory work for Phase 1 construction. In the New Year, we’ll … Read More…

 
Our Rabbis Sermons and Reflections
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Remembering Eugene Borowitz – Feb. 4, 2016

By Rabbi John Moscowitz. The great theologian Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz died Jan. 22 at age 91. The author of a dozen and a half books on contemporary Jewish theology, Rabbi Borowitz taught hundreds of rabbinic students during a long … Read More…

 

Israel’s Arab Citizens

By Rabbi Dow Marmur. One of the many debates in contemporary Israel is whether it’s to be a Jewish state or a state for all its citizens. Those who advocate the former usually also want Israel to be Jewish according … Read More…

 

Why this Rabbi likes The Boss – Feb. 1, 2016

By Rabbi John Moscowitz. via the Jewish Journal – Feb. 1, 2016 A rabbi friend in the States knows a priest in Philly who says that Bruce Springsteen is the most important Catholic theologian today. I wouldn’t know, but as a … Read More…