Allow us to introduce ourselves.
We are the professional team at Holy Blossom Temple. We each have our own areas of responsibility, but much of our work is collaborative. We work closely with one another and with Holy Blossom’s dedicated volunteers.
This on-line roster will help you to know who is who. Please call on us. We are here to help you.
Holy Blossom Temple main phone line: +1 (416) 789-3291
Holy Blossom Temple main fax line: +1 (416) 789-9697
General Email inquiries: email@example.com
If you need to contact Holy Blossom Temple regarding an emergency or a funeral and the Temple office is closed, please call 416 789 3291 ext. 550 until 10 p.m.; after 10 pm please contact the funeral home of your choice listed below. To ensure we are available to you in your time of need, we do answer this emergency phone on Shabbat and on holy days.
Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel: www.benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca – (416) 663-9060
Hebrew Basic Burial: www.hebrewbasicburial.ca – (416) 780-0596
Steeles Memorial Chapel: www.steelesmemorialchapel.com – (905) 881-6003
Director of Development
Phone extension: 249
Hebrew School Supervisor
Phone extension: 238
Lisa Isen Baumal
Director of Youth Engagement
Phone extension: 242
Phone extension: 233
The first night, when I ventured down, I wanted to see for myself exactly what we do. I went in as an employee of Holy Blossom, never thinking how that short visit would influence my next 9 years. But after that first evening, of watching the volunteers interacting with our guests and seeing our guests’ gratitude for the volunteers, I realized I was hooked. And that one night changed my life forever.
Assistant to Rabbi Splansky and Rabbi Helfman
Phone extension: 276
Director of Member Communications
Phone extension: 261
Phone extension: 221
Voice mail: 532
Director of the Early Childhood Centre
Phone extension: 240
When children participate in high quality Jewish Early Childhood educational experiences, we are enabling them and their families to create permanent connections to Judaism and creating tomorrow’s Jewish adults. Come on in to the Early Childhood Centre and hear the sounds of engaged children and parents or watch our inspiring teachers. It is pure joy.
Rabbi Jordan Helfman
Phone extension: 277
This is only one element of creating a new culture at Holy Blossom Temple – where becoming a Bar Mitzvah is just a start to a Jewish Journey that includes deep and meaningful teen involvement and attendance in a gap-year program before university, college or any other ‘next station’ on life’s journey.
Phone extension: 226
Education Department Administrator
Phone extension: 237
Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner
Phone extension: 251
Rabbi Dow Marmur
Phone extension: 250
The warmth and joy was well reflected in the way Fredzia and I parted from the congregation… The farewell party was unforgettable, with our whole family present and some five hundred members of the congregation and friends in attendance… Fredzia and I attend services when we are in the city and are very happy to sit together in a pew, trying to be as inconspicuous as circumstances permit. We see our personal friends, both in Canada and when they come to Israel, and we continue to feel part of the community. from – Six Lives, a memoir
Assistant to Rabbi John Moscowitz, Rabbi Michael Satz, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Co-ordinator
Phone extension: 246
Rabbi John Moscowitz
Phone extension: 248
When Jews learn the animating ideas of Jewish tradition we are changed, deepened in our humanity and identity. Clearly, you don’t have to accept all ideas, but the willingness to assume that the writers of the Talmud,for instance, were at least as sophisticated as are we is a good pace to start to take Judaism seriously. Much of what I have endeavoured to do as a rabbi, and at Holy Blossom Temple, has been to make this happen with other Jews.
Cantorial Soloist Lindi Rivers
Phone extension: 252
We feel music with our whole being. Through music we can tap into the beat of our souls. It has the power to move us, opening our minds and emotions. When our liturgy and music come together; when we join as a Holy Blossom community in song and prayer, there is hope for strength, calm, clarity and exuberant joy.
Mari Lynn Rusak
Administrative Assistant to Cantor Maissner and Cantorial Soloist Rivers
Phone extension: 224
Rabbi Michael Satz
Phone extension: 231
Director of Membership
Phone extension: 227
Manager, Accounting and Control
Phone extension: 254
Deborah K. Spiegel
Director of Education
Phone extension: 239
Rabbi Yael Splansky
Phone extension: 244
Phone extension: 225
Phone extension: 230
Phone extension: 229
Departments and Other Numbers
|Camp George||(416) 638-2653|
|High Holy Day Information||256|
|Holy Blossom Temple Foundation||265|
|Meeting Room 209||223|
|Out of the Cold||508|
|HBT Renewal Campaign||249|
|Stagecraft Theatre Company||511|