Family Programs

There’s lots to do at Holy Blossom Temple for our families with children, and it all starts with Family Programming.

Toronto-20140415-00942Tot Shabbat Service – Vegetarian Pot Luck Dinner

3rd Fridays 5:30 p.m.

On the third Friday of every month during the school year (September – June), we hold a service at 5:30 pm appropriate especially for newborns to age 5, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner.

The service includes, songs, stories and Shabbat Music, dancing, storytelling and food! Everyone is welcome including temple members and not-yet-members, sibling families and anyone you think would enjoy this wonderful service.  Our community includes multi-generational families.

The dinner free of charge because it’s a potluck.  We invite you to bring a nut-free, dairy dish, drinks or dessert that would serve approximately 20 people. Please also bring serving utensils. Please RSVP to Elana Fehler at  or 416-789-3291 ext. 221, and let her know what you plan to bring for our potluck feast.

DSC_8819aTot Shabbat – Chicken Semi-Pot Luck Dinner

1st Fridays 6:00 p.m.

On October 7th, November 4 (at the MNjcc), December 2, February 3 and March 3 join us for Tot Shabbat at 6:00 p.m. followed by a  semi-potluck kosher chicken dinner, $12 adults/$7 kids plus a dairy-free, nut-free side-dish.  Please also bring serving utensils. We look forward to seeing you soon!   Please RSVP to Elana Fehler at efehler@holyblossom.org or 416-789-3291

Our growing Tot Shabbat community is a great way to meet other Jewish parents with newborns to five-year-old children.

Family Mitzvah Day 2011aFamily First Friday

1st Fridays 6:00 p.m.

Give Bubby a Break and join us in an intergenerational Shabbat for the whole Holy Blossom Temple community.   We gather monthly for Friday services and join together for dinner complete with (kosher) chicken, Shabbat music and good company.  We look forward to seeing you soon! We ask those staying for the semi-potluck kosher chicken dinner, $12 adults/$7 kids plus a dairy-free, nut-free side-dish.  We look forward to seeing you soon! Please also bring serving utensils. Please RSVP to Elana Fehler at efehler@holyblossom.org or 416-789-3291

Important dates to note:

  • Friday, December 02, 2016 – Family First Friday Gr 4 + 5 is the HBT Community Grades 4-5 Shabbat.
  • Friday, May 05, 2017 – Family First Friday JK-1 is the HBT Community Grades JK-1 Shabbat.
  • Friday, February 03, 2017 – Family First Friday Gr 2-3 is the HBT Community Grades 2-3 Shabbat.

For information on our occasional Shabbat at Wychwood Barns, or Saturday Family Service, please be in touch with Rabbi Jordan Helfman jhelfman@holyblossom.org ext. 277.

family programming collageShabbat Morning Family Service: Come as you are Shabbat!

Throughout the school year, join us at 10:30 am each Saturday in the Youth Chapel, for a musical Shabbat service that is welcoming for the whole family.

Young adults and children over 6 years of age enjoy a Torah Study discussion. The service id followed by an informal brunch and opportunity for children to play.

The YEC invites you to “ReJEWvinate you Shabbat” in a 3-part program. Join us in the Youth Chapel at 10 am on the following Family Service dates for a small learning activity before service:

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

RSVP to Sara Novak at snovak@holyblossom.org.

For more information, please send an email to Rabbi Jordan Helfman or (416) 789-3291, ext.277. For a detailed listing of all our Family Programs, please click to download our Family Programming Booklet.

 

 

Upcoming and Recent Family Programs at HBT

Kids, parents and grandparents are invited to help us decorate the Holy Blossom Sukkah!

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sukkot is our festival of wandering. At Holy Blossom we know that our rituals are bound to the ethical. This year for Sukkot we are asking our congregants to bring used (or new) sweaters and sweatshirts to the Sukkah, and we will sew scarfs and mittens for homeless and needy individuals in Toronto. We will use them to decorate the Sukkah to raise awareness about poverty in the GTA and then donate Read more »

PHOTOS: YEC Challah Bake

Holy Blossom Stories

The YEC (Youth Education Centre) hosted its first ever Challah Bake this week. Children and parents joined together and each family measured and mixed and kneaded their own challahs. Students also made beautiful challah covers. It was great fun! Looking forward to hearing about those challahs after they are baked at home! Stay tuned! Read more »

Holy Chag! Sukkot!!

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Be sure to register your kids for an afternoon of fun and games, Sukkot Style!! Come as a family to congregational Sukkot services.  the ‘kids only’ fun will begin at the start of the Torah service (approx. 11:30 a.m.) We’ll have a special Sukkot lunch, followed by music, games, snacks and fun!! Open to all children in JK – grade 5 Registration required - $18/child For more info, contact Lisa Isen Baumal: lbaumal@holyblossom.org Read more »

Family Worship

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Tot Shabbat Service - Vegetarian Pot Luck Dinner 3rd Fridays 5:30 p.m. On the third Friday of every month during the school year (September - June), we hold a service at 5:30 pm appropriate especially for newborns to age 5, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. The service includes, songs, stories and Shabbat Music, dancing, storytelling and food! Everyone is welcome including temple members and not-yet-members, sibling families and anyone Read more »

HBT’s Early Childhood Centre and Youth Education Centre are going to the farm!

Farm

Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:30 a.m. Don’t miss this opportunity for all families to come together to spend a morning of farm fun! We will all meet at the entrance to Chudleigh’s Apple Farm at 10: a.m.  Families can drive to the farm on their own, or reserve seats on the bus that will depart from Holy Blossom Temple at 9:30 a.m. We will spend a fun, hands-on interactive morning of pre-Rosh Hashanah learning as we pick apples, and families Read more »