Rabbi Yael Splansky
abbi Yael Splansky is the Senior Rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple. She came to Toronto in 1998 after ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. She served first as Assistant Rabbi, concentrating on youth and young families from 1998-2000, then as Associate Rabbi from 2000-2013.
From the Boston area, Rabbi Splansky completed her undergraduate studies in Anthropology and Jewish Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her rabbinical thesis is entitled, “All is Forseen and Freewill is Given: A Debate in Rabbinic Literature.”
She is the immediate past chair of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto. She is the editor of the new prayerbook, Siddur Pirchei Kodesh, author of the Union for Reform Judaism’s “Reform Voices of Torah: 2012 Commentary on Deuteronomy,” and monthly contributor to The Canadian Jewish News.
Her husband, Professor Adam Sol, is an award-winning poet and together they raise their three sons.
Rabbi Splansky has the unique privilege of being a fourth-generation Reform Rabbi.
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The Rabbi Splansky Blog Archive
I’ve just returned from a week’s vacation with my family in Curacao, a beautiful island off the coast of Venezuela. We enjoyed the sunshine and snorkelling with the sea turtles, but the most meaningful moments were when we stepped into Jewish history Read more »
For over two millennia the two anchors of Jewish life have been the synagogue and the home Read more »
Can a Prime Minister's Apology Restore Shattered Glass? Read more »
Holding Fast to the Tree of Life Read more »
The Jewish Community has launched the #ShowUpForShabbat campaign, calling on both Jews and non-Jews to fill synagogues throughout North America this coming Shabbat Read more »
Shalom from Jerusalem! At the invitation of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, I am here for a four-day Unity Mission with twenty-one Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative Rabbis of North America Read more »
Death by A Kiss Read more »
Woe to the generation whose judges are in need of being judged! Read more »
“But I will Pray for You: A Tale of One People” Read more »
Honouring Rabbi Helfman for Five Years of Leadership and Service Read more »
הנני Hineini translates to: “Here I am.” Read more »
Every year at this time, I return to a High Holy Day prayer-poem, Ki Hinei KaChomer Read more »
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Read more »
“Last Week” Read more »
Saturday, July 7, 2018 Read more »
Celebrating 20 Years: A Song of Ascents, A Song for The Steps Read more »
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Read more »
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Read more »
May 19, 2018 Read more »
May 5, 2018 Read more »
It was a real privilege to participate in the Interfaith Vigil at Mel Lastman Square last Sunday evening Read more »
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Read more »
Introducing Beit Olam, A Jewish Cemetery for Interfaith Families Read more »
April 6, 2018 Read more »
March 24, 2018 Read more »