In mymembership, mymembership

My membership builds the bonds of community through Holy Blossom’s interfaith programs

I chose Holy Blossom Temple because of the outstanding religious school program from Kindergarten to Confirmation that even included a comparative religions course, long with music instruction and Hebrew School. I was immediately impressed by how egalitarian the services were, and how every effort was made by the rabbis, staff and lay leaders to make me and my family feel welcome and at home, especially through the Chavura program and Young Congregants activities that encouraged us to get involved.  We were also attracted to HBT because of its outstanding reputation in Human Rights, Social Justice and Interfaith work – from being the first congregation in Canada to welcome Martin Luther King Jr. to its ongoing leadership in Christian/Jewish and Muslim/Jewish Dialogue.  After 40 years of membership in this amazing congregation, we are still engaged, and are delighted with the renewal of space and spirit!

Our lives blossomed here.

Karen Mock

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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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