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]

Alongside our Temple renewal, we are renewing Teen Life at Holy Blossom this year! Teens are invited to come join our brand new HBTeen council to have a say about what goes on for teens at Temple! HBTeens will be hosting one special program a month, and running open lounge night every Monday after classes. HBTeens is also our gateway to NFTY NEL, our local region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth, which hosts fantastic weekend programs in cities across the region. Ask us more about NFTY if you are interested in connecting with Jewish teens at other shuls.

For more information, contact Lisa Isen Baumal, [email protected]

or Lindsay Mockler, [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

  • Little Blossoms Drop-In!

    Oct
    23
    October 23 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

    Join us Tuesday Mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in program!

  • HBTeen Mitzvah Bakers!

    Oct
    24
    October 24 @ 6:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

    One event on December 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

    One event on January 30, 2019 at 6:30pm

    One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

    One event on March 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

    One event on April 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

    One event on May 29, 2019 at 6:30pm

    Join us once a month in the kitchen for an evening of baking for Out of the Cold and Ve’ahavta. All teens are welcome to participate  - it’s a great way to get community service hours.

  • Family Shabbat

    Oct
    26
    October 26 @ 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

    One event on November 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

    One event on January 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on February 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on March 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on April 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on May 3, 2019 at 6:00pm

    The music of Shabbat entrances congregants of every age as we drink sweet juice and dig into the delicious challah with our families!

  • Melton: Foundations of Jewish Family Living

    Oct
    28
    October 28 @ 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

    Jewish values for parents to share with their children

  • KEF

    Oct
    28
    October 28 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 2, 2018

    KEF is our after-school program for all students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1!

  • Kadimah! Let’s Go Hebrew!

    Oct
    29
    October 29 @ 5:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

    Kadimah! is a new Hebrew program for students in Grades 3-6 who want more Hebrew than what is currently offered. There will be three terms (7, 8 or 9 sessions in length). Each class will meet on Mondays from 5:15 – 6:00 PM.  Students may attend 1, 2, or all 3 terms. For those interested,...

  • Book Launch: A Cage Without Bars by Anne Dublin

    Oct
    29
    October 29 @ 7:30 pm

    Join Anne Dublin for the launch of her new middle grade historical novel, A Cage Without Bars

  • Little Blossoms Drop-In!

    Oct
    30
    October 30 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

    Join us Tuesday Mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in program!

  • Melton: Foundations of Jewish Family Living

    Nov
    4
    November 4 @ 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

    Jewish values for parents to share with their children

  • KEF

    Nov
    4
    November 4 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 2, 2018

    KEF is our after-school program for all students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1!

  • A Taste of Kensington

    Nov
    4
    November 4 @ 12:30 pm

    Calling all grade 6&7 students! Do you like to eat?  Feeling hungry? Don’t miss our Taste of Kensington Tour!!   Sunday, November 4, 12:30 – 3:45 pm   Enjoy an afternoon of walking through Kensington Market, sampling food from several different restaurants and stores, and discover...

  • Kadimah! Let’s Go Hebrew!

    Nov
    5
    November 5 @ 5:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

    Kadimah! is a new Hebrew program for students in Grades 3-6 who want more Hebrew than what is currently offered. There will be three terms (7, 8 or 9 sessions in length). Each class will meet on Mondays from 5:15 – 6:00 PM.  Students may attend 1, 2, or all 3 terms. For those interested,...

  • Little Blossoms Drop-In!

    Nov
    6
    November 6 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

    Join us Tuesday Mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in program!

  • Moving Traditions

    Nov
    6
    November 6 @ 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm

    One event on December 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

    One event on January 8, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on April 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on May 7, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on June 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

    Holy Blossom is excited to be launching Rosh Chodesh and Shevet groups, led by Lisa Isen Baumal, and Daniel Abramson. There will also be parallel parent groups being led by Rabbi Splansky and Rabbi Satz.

  • Melton: Foundations of Jewish Family Living

    Nov
    11
    November 11 @ 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

    Jewish values for parents to share with their children

  • KEF

    Nov
    11
    November 11 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 2, 2018

    KEF is our after-school program for all students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1!

  • Kadimah! Let’s Go Hebrew!

    Nov
    12
    November 12 @ 5:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

    Kadimah! is a new Hebrew program for students in Grades 3-6 who want more Hebrew than what is currently offered. There will be three terms (7, 8 or 9 sessions in length). Each class will meet on Mondays from 5:15 – 6:00 PM.  Students may attend 1, 2, or all 3 terms. For those interested,...

  • Little Blossoms Drop-In!

    Nov
    13
    November 13 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

    Join us Tuesday Mornings for our Little Blossoms Drop-in program!

  • Family Shabbat

    Nov
    16
    November 16 @ 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

    One event on November 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

    One event on January 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on February 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on March 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on April 5, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on May 3, 2019 at 6:00pm

    The music of Shabbat entrances congregants of every age as we drink sweet juice and dig into the delicious challah with our families!

  • Melton: Foundations of Jewish Family Living

    Nov
    18
    November 18 @ 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 23, 2018

    Jewish values for parents to share with their children

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

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Our Youth Stories

August 22, 2018 - Moving Traditions at Holy Blossom

We are excited to be launching Moving Traditions, a new program that will be housed monthly in our youth lounge Read more »

August 8, 2018 - Project Tikvah 2018

The Importance of being inclusive is more important than ever Read more »

June 20, 2018 - Letters to Camp!

Give us your child's camp address, and we will be sure to send them a letter! Read more »

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