Rabbi Michael SatzMy life as a rabbi has taken me from the American Midwest (I grew up in St. Louis and went to HUC-JIR Cincinnati), to the East Coast (Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ), to the West Coast (Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, CA), and now to Toronto (my wife’s native city).

At Holy Blossom I have the honour to work with our adult learners, those passionate about social justice, lovers of Israel, and our compassionate congregants in our Bikkur Cholim committee. Lately, I have taken an interest in the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish spiritual path focused on building up our positive character traits—in other words, how to be a mentch.

I love to play guitar, especially with HBT’s Neginah Band, and I dream of the day that my rabbinical school band the Minor Prophets gets back together. I am a wannabe connoisseur  of Chinese tea, but, most importantly, I am married to Rabbi Janice Elster, and we are the parents of Eitan and Ammiel Elster-Satz.

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September 19, 2017 - Syrian Refugees, Machzorim, and Hurricanes

Every year as the High Holy Days approach, I contemplate how amazing it is that Jews all over the world are about to do the same thing. Read more »

July 25, 2017 - The secret to camp is that it is a holistic Jewish culture

I have been married to my Canadian wife for eleven years, and so I thought I knew a lot about Canadian culture... Read more »

June 5, 2017 - Sermon: Naso 2017 - June 3, 2017

The other night on the eve of Shavuot, we at Holy Blossom had the pleasure of learning from Imam Suleyman Demiray... Read more »

June 1, 2017 - The Summer Rabbinic Reading List

In the summer I try to read books that have been on my nightstand or my e-reader wishlist for awhile. Read more »

May 23, 2017 - Sermon: Jerusalem of Gold, Jerusalem of Iron - Rabbi Michael Satz

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April 11, 2017 - Sermon: "Paul McCartney wrote just silly love songs..."

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April 5, 2017 - A Pre-Pesach Rabbinic Reflection

When I was a kid I was lucky to have all four grandparents alive and living nearby. Read more »

March 25, 2017 - Sermon: Shabbat and the Mishkan

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March 6, 2017 - Sermon: Gratitude, Relationship and Giving

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February 8, 2017 - The Minor Prophets: Road Stories - The Tale of the Classic Album

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