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

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Nov
    19
    November 19 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

  • HABSTY @ Skyzone

    Nov
    19
    November 19 @ 2:30 pm

    Take a study break, and come jump with HABSTY! Are you in grades 8-12?  Join us for a couple of hours @ Skyzone! Sunday, November 19th, 2:30pm. $20/jumper (includes socks and a drink @ Aroma after jumping!) Meet @ Skyzone: 45 Esandar Drive RSVP to Lisa: [email protected], or on Facebook **all...

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

    Nov
    21
    November 21 @ 12:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver.

  • HBTeen Mitzvah Bakers is back!

    Nov
    22
    November 22 @ 6:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

    One event on December 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

    One event on January 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

    One event on February 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

    One event on April 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

    One event on May 23, 2018 at 6:30pm

    Looking for something to do with your friends on a Wednesday night instead of homework?

  • Parents Night Out!

    Nov
    23
    November 23 @ 6:00 pm

    Drop of the kids and enjoy and evening out!

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Nov
    26
    November 26 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

  • YEAH is going climbing @ Boulderz!

    Nov
    26
    November 26 @ 12:30 pm

    Join YEAH for an afternoon of Rock Climbing!!  Everyone in grades 3-5 is invited, and friends are always welcome!! Cost is $20/climber We will head to Boulderz at 12:30pm by bus.  Please wear comfortable clothes appropriate for climbing, and ensure you have socks, and long hair is tied back. Pleas...

  • JTEM – Term 2

    Nov
    27
    November 27 @ 6:30 pm

    JTEM – Term 2 Nov 27- Feb 12, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM Ve’ahavta, A Tikkun Olam Teen Program The Tikkun Olam Teen program facilitated by Ve’ahavta offers an opportunity for teens to learn about homelessness in Toronto, gain skills and take action to repair the world. Over the eight-week program, ...

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

    Nov
    28
    November 28 @ 12:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver.

  • Family First Friday JK, SK, Grade 1 Class Shabbat

    Dec
    1
    December 1 @ 6:00 pm

    Join us at 6pm on the first Friday of each month to welcome in Shabbat with a kid-friendly kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by a semi-pot luck family dinner. We provide the (kosher) chicken, you provide the sides (dairy-free and nut-free)! A wonderful way to celebrate Shabbat for the whole family!...

  • HBT’s 2nd Annual Family Latke Fry

    Dec
    2
    December 2 @ 5:30 pm

      A great night of family fun!  Each family will make their own batch of latkes using provided ingredients.  Feel free to bring your own secret tricks or spices! After dinner, each family will present a plate of latkes and everyone will ‘vote’ on the best latkes! Pizza dinner and Havdalla...

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Dec
    3
    December 3 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

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

    Dec
    5
    December 5 @ 12:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver.

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Dec
    10
    December 10 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

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

    Dec
    12
    December 12 @ 12:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver.

  • HBTeen Mitzvah Bakers is back!

    Dec
    13
    December 13 @ 6:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

    One event on December 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

    One event on January 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

    One event on February 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

    One event on April 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

    One event on May 23, 2018 at 6:30pm

    Looking for something to do with your friends on a Wednesday night instead of homework?

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Dec
    17
    December 17 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

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

    Dec
    19
    December 19 @ 12:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver.

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Jan
    14
    January 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Jan
    21
    January 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until May 6, 2018

    KEF is HBT’s version of ‘afterschool programs’, housed right here at Temple!  Each program is active and hands on, and offers our children to take part in creative, skill-building activities with an added Jewish and/or Hebrew taste!

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

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Our Youth Stories

September 1, 2017 - HBT's YEC Movie

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

August 29, 2017 - Youth and Family 2017/18 Online Calendar

We are excited to share our new HBT Youth and Family 2017/18 on-line digital calendar, for families with children who are 0-18 years of age. Read more »

March 25, 2017 - HBTeens Go to Washington

In December, Rabbi Michael Satz and our Director of Youth Engagement Lisa Isen Baumal brought some of our teens to participate in the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s L’Taken Seminar in Washington, DC. They learned about social issues and how our Jewish values inform our responses to them. Read more »

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