Rabbi Yael Splansky

Rabbi Yael Splansky

Rabbi 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

May 23, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermon

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May 2, 2018 - Rabbinic Reflection: #TorontoStrong Interfaith Vigil

It was a real privilege to participate in the Interfaith Vigil at Mel Lastman Square last Sunday evening Read more »

April 30, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky - Shabbat Sermon

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Read more »

April 18, 2018 - Rabbinic Reflection: Rabbi Splansky

Introducing Beit Olam, A Jewish Cemetery for Interfaith Families Read more »

April 9, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky - 7th Day Pesach Service & Yizkor Sermon

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March 26, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermon

March 24, 2018 Read more »

March 21, 2018 - Seeing the Self in the Communal and the Communal in the Self

Studies have shown that the Pesach Seder is the most widely observed ritual of the Jewish People. Why? Read more »

March 5, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermon

February 24, 2018 Read more »

February 21, 2018 - Rabbinic Reflection On Thoughts and Prayers

Politicians have made “thoughts and prayers” offensive. I want to reclaim them. Read more »

February 12, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermons: Shabbat Morning and Mincha Service

Saturday, February 10, 2018 Read more »

January 24, 2018 - Rabbinic Reflection: Rabbi Splansky

Tehillim -- The Perfect Gift Read more »

January 21, 2018 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermon: January 20, 2018

The Plague of Darkness: How to see your fellow and move to action Read more »

December 27, 2017 - Rabbinic Reflections: Rabbi Yael Splansky - December 12, 2017

“It is Wondrous in Our Eyes” - December 12, 2017 Read more »

December 26, 2017 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermon - December 24, 2017

Rabbi Splansky “Ezekiel’s Two Sticks as a Vision for Today’s Zionism” Read more »

December 1, 2017 - Rabbi Splansky Shabbat Sermon: November 25, 2017

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November 28, 2017 - AGM Address (excerpted) - Rabbi Yael Splansky

Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 5778 | November 19, 2018 Read more »

November 15, 2017 - Sermon: Shabbat – Remembrance Day: November 11, 2017

Rabbi Yael Spansky. Read more »

October 23, 2017 - Sermon: Shabbat - October 21

Rabbi Jordan Helfman Read more »

October 23, 2017 - Sermon: First Day Sukkot - October 5

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October 23, 2017 - Sermon: Shmini Atzeret - October 12, 2017

By Rabbi Yael Splansky Read more »

October 2, 2017 - Sermon: Yom Kippur Yizkor - Not Lost, Just Missed

Rabbi Yael Splansky. Main Sanctuary 3:30 p.m. Read more »

October 2, 2017 - Sermon: Yom Kippur - On Physician Assisted Dying 

Rabbi Yael Splansky. Main Sanctuary 10:30 a.m. Read more »

October 2, 2017 - Sermon: Kol Nidre - “For the sake of Zion I will not be silent.  For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still.” 

Main Sanctuary, 6:00 p.m. Rabbi Yael Splansky. Read more »

September 29, 2017 - Sermon: Aleinu. It is Upon Us.

Second Day of Rosh HaShanah, 5778 Read more »

September 29, 2017 - Sermon: Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Yael Splansky. Rosh Hashanah - 8:30 AM Philip Smith Read more »

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