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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October 3, 2018 - The Meaning of Our Creation Story

This Shabbat, we begin the Torah reading cycle again in the beginning with Parashat B’reishit Read more »

August 8, 2018 - Dispatches from Camp George

One of the many pleasures of being a rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple is the opportunity to be on faculty for a week every summer at URJ Camp George Read more »

June 18, 2018 - Rabbi Satz Shabbat Sermon

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June 18, 2018 - Rabbi Satz Shabbat Sermon

May 12, 2018 Read more »

June 13, 2018 - Holy Blossom Congregants Helping Congregants

It is an honour to be a rabbi in a congregation that has so many dedicated volunteers Read more »

April 9, 2018 - Rabbi Satz - Shabbat Sermon

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April 5, 2018 - Rabbi Satz Shabbat & First Day Pesach Sermon

Saturday, March 31, 2018 Read more »

April 4, 2018 - Rabbinic Reflection: Rabbi Satz

May this seventieth Yom HaAtzmaut bring us closer to the flowering of redemption Read more »

January 24, 2018 - The mitzvah of Bikur Cholim

Hot soup on a cold winter's day Read more »

January 10, 2018 - Rabbinic Reflection: A mindful approach to New Year's resolutions

Resolutions and revolutions: Mussar and a New Year. Embracing the little things that make us better menschen Read more »

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