In mymembership, mymembership

My membership builds Jewish programming for adults in their 20s and 30s

When I moved back to Toronto after university, the city’s “large synagogue scene” hardly seemed like a welcoming place for twenty-somethings. Many of my friends seemed to be gravitating towards small grassroots Jewish communities downtown, but I struggled to find one to call my own: as a committed Reform Jew, I was uncomfortable with the practices of some organizations; as a grad student, I was priced out of several others. But over the past years, I have found in Holy Blossom a community of young adults that is much more vibrant than it felt when I left for university. I value that our community is welcoming and progressive. I admire that we never hesitate to lead social action initiatives. I appreciate that Holy Blossom’s leadership truly cares about our voice in the overall congregation and that people in our cohort are invited to be part of that leadership. Holy Blossom – and especially the 20-30s group that I’ve been part of for several years – feels dynamic, intimate, and inviting in a way that I wouldn’t have expected from a large synagogue. I’m glad to be part of such a great community!

Life can blossom here.

Adam Sniderman

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August 31, 2018 - My membership at Holy Blossom Temple is very important to me

My membership at Holy Blossom Temple is very important to me. Growing up in a mixed-faith family, I was exposed to my mother’s Judaism and my father’s Catholicism through my grandparents since neither of my parents were particularly religious. Read more »

August 12, 2018 - Our membership means that people like us can find a home in the Jewish people.

We’re not your typical Jewish family next door. We’re a Korean-Quebecois couple who, while living in Asia, decided that Judaism was how we wanted to live our faith and our life Read more »

August 12, 2018 - My membership has given me new friendships

My membership has afforded me the opportunity to not only feel part of a community, through Sisterhood and various other committees but also to give back as leader of this special group of HBT members Read more »

July 10, 2018 - My membership builds the bonds of community through Holy Blossom's interfaith programs

We were attracted to HBT because of its outstanding reputation in Human Rights, Social Justice and Interfaith work Read more »

July 10, 2018 - Why we love to belong to Holy Blossom…

As a young family, Holy Blossom Temple has become an important spiritual extension of our home, helping us enhance our Jewish identity and feel connected to our community Read more »

July 10, 2018 - My membership creates a Jewish home for my interfaith family

We joined Holy Blossom because it gives our interfaith family a foundation on which to build our Jewish life Read more »

June 22, 2018 - My membership means we belong

We chose Holy Blossom Temple because this special congregation not only welcomes but also enthusiastically celebrates a diversity of members Read more »

June 22, 2018 - My membership builds Jewish programming for adults in their 20s and 30s.

When I moved back to Toronto after university, the city's "large synagogue scene" hardly seemed like a welcoming place for twenty-somethings Read more »

June 27, 2017 - "I found the Jewish soulfulness I had been seeking for so long..."

I am told by my daughter that there is an emphasis on engaging young Jews to find their way to a meaningful Judaism. Read more »

July 21, 2016 - ...and that moment set the tone for my life at Holy Blossom Temple

The new Senior Rabbi, W. Gunther Plaut, was on the bima. A preschool student was sitting in the sanctuary about fifteen rows back between her parents. Congregants were self-reflecting during the silent prayer. Read more »

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