Youth programs at Holy Blossom Temple are often, dynamic, and diverse. Our youth are our tomorrow. And, they are simultaneously our today!

See below for a complete listing of all our Family and Youth programming, and learn how you can get involved!

Find Your Place

Our youth group for all students in Grades 3-5.

YEAH provides monthly activities for our students both in and out of our building, as well as opportunities to take part in Temple events together.  YEAH is a great way to spend time with your Holy Blossom friends, and make new friends!  Have an idea for an activity you’d like to do?  Let us know, and we’ll make it happen!

Join the mailing list at [email protected] to get information about monthly events and Temple activities YEAH is a part of!  Non-member friends are welcome. Contact: Lisa Isen Baumal, [email protected] 416-7879-3291 ext. 242

JVC offers a combination of age-appropriate social events, as well as an opportunity for students to participate in monthly Social Action/Hands-on Mitzvah programs: HOME (hands on mitzvah experiences). HOME events take place on the first Monday of each month, at 5pm, prior to Senior School.  These are opportunities for students to get a hands on ‘taste’ of what doing mitzvot is all about, and these experiences can count towards their Shaarei Kehillah B’nei Mitzvah program.  Join the mailing list at [email protected] to get information about upcoming events, or contact us if you have an idea for a great Mitzvah project! Non-member friends are welcome.  JVC students are also eligible to participate in some high school events.

Questions? Contact Director of Youth Engagement Lisa Isen Baumal. [email protected]

(part of NFTY-NEL – North American Federation of Temple Youth)

HABSTY is a great way to gain leadership experience and training, network and meet other Jewish teens from across the GTA and into the USA.  HABSTY is Holy Blossom’s link to NFTY – the URJ’s Youth Movement.  In addition to weekly lounge nights on Mondays, and participation in Temple events and celebrations, HABSTY’s teen board organizes their own monthly programs and events, and gets together with youth from other local synagogues.  HABSTY members also participate in NFTY-NEL (North Eastern Lakes) regional events, which include weekends at camps, and cities throughout Ontario, and parts of the US.  Register to get on the email list and receive details on upcoming events. Regional and North American NFTY programming requiring HABSTY membership.

For more information, contact Lisa Isen Baumal or HABSTY President Talia Rivers. [email protected], [email protected]

For those in grades 9-12

Want to earn community service hours? You can fulfill those community service hours at Holy Blossom Temple year round!

Interested in being part of teen community? You can volunteer with other teens, while doing the types of volunteer things you love!

Love working with kids? That is one of the most available volunteer options at the Temple!

Family and Youth Calendar

  • No Shush Shabbat

    May
    25
    May 25 @ 6:00 pm

    People of all abilities and their families are invited to a relaxed Shabbat experience!

  • Shabbat at the Barns

    May
    26
    May 26 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 9:30am

    One event on April 21, 2018 at 9:30am

    One event on June 16, 2018 at 9:30am

    At 9:30 a.m. on the following dates: September 9 October 14 April 21 May 26 June 16 Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street Join Eric Petersiel, Rabbi Jordan Helfman and Rabbi Noam Katz as we celebrate Shabbat with the neighborhood. Last Shabbat at the Barns was a joyous adventure through a Tot...

  • Shabbat @ the Barns

    May
    26
    May 26 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 9:30am

    One event on June 16, 2018 at 9:30am

    Join Eric Peterseil, Rabbi Jordan Helfman, and Rabbi Noam Katz as we celebrate Shabbat with the neighbourhood!

  • UJA’s Walk with Israel

    May
    27
    May 27 @ 9:00 am

    UJA’s Walk with Israel has been an anchor in our community for 49 years and there’s lots of exciting activities in store for this year!

  • Join us Tuesday mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in Program!

    May
    29
    May 29 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers. Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info Just $5 (per day) at the door!

  • Young Families Parking Lot Party!

    Jun
    3
    June 3 @ 10:00 am

    Celebrate summer and make new friends!

  • Join us Tuesday mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in Program!

    Jun
    5
    June 5 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers. Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info Just $5 (per day) at the door!

  • Join us Tuesday mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in Program!

    Jun
    12
    June 12 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers. Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info Just $5 (per day) at the door!

  • Shabbat @ the Barns

    Jun
    16
    June 16 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 9:30am

    One event on June 16, 2018 at 9:30am

    Join Eric Peterseil, Rabbi Jordan Helfman, and Rabbi Noam Katz as we celebrate Shabbat with the neighbourhood!

  • Join us Tuesday mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in Program!

    Jun
    19
    June 19 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 19, 2018

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers. Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info Just $5 (per day) at the door!

  • Guatemala: Brewing Justice

    Mar
    8
    March 8, 2019 - March 16, 2019

    The world is changing, help change it for the better. Join Holy Blossom and Operation Groundswell for a once in a lifetime opportunity!

For more information, please send an email to Lisa Baumal or call (416) 789-3291, ext.242.

Our Youth Photo Gallery

Our Youth Stories

May 23, 2018 - The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

For more information contact Lisa www.dukeofed.org Read more »

March 7, 2018 - Holy Blossom Temple Annual Tzedakah Fair!

Last month, our Grade 7 students participated in our annual Tzedakah Fair Read more »

September 1, 2017 - HBT's YEC Movie

The Youth Education Centre is excited to share this with you.  Read more »

Most Recent Projects