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

    Jan
    21
    January 21 @ 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!

  • Creative Spirits

    Jan
    22
    January 22 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Open to Children Ages 3 - 5 Join us every Monday for an amazing hands-on Art Program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits!

  • HBTeen Mitzvah Bakers is back!

    Jan
    24
    January 24 @ 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

    Jan
    28
    January 28 @ 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!

  • Creative Spirits

    Jan
    29
    January 29 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Open to Children Ages 3 - 5 Join us every Monday for an amazing hands-on Art Program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits!

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Feb
    4
    February 4 @ 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 to the Beach!

    Feb
    4
    February 4 @ 12:30 pm

    Join us for an afternoon at the beach! Open to everyone in grades 3-5! Friends welcome

  • Creative Spirits

    Feb
    5
    February 5 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Open to Children Ages 3 - 5 Join us every Monday for an amazing hands-on Art Program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits!

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Feb
    11
    February 11 @ 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!

  • Creative Spirits

    Feb
    12
    February 12 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Open to Children Ages 3 - 5 Join us every Monday for an amazing hands-on Art Program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits!

  • HBTeen Mitzvah Bakers is back!

    Feb
    14
    February 14 @ 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?

  • Family Hamentaschen Bake

    Feb
    21
    February 21 @ 5:30 pm

    Join us for a night of delicious family baking fun, as we make all kinds of Hamentaschen in preparation for Purim! Bring your favourite filling (nut free) or use one of ours! Dough ingredients provided!

  • Purim at Holy Blossom 2018

    Feb
    25
    February 25 @ 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm

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

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

    We are so excited about Purim at Holy Blossom and hope that you will join us for the festivities!

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Feb
    25
    February 25 @ 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!

  • Creative Spirits

    Feb
    26
    February 26 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Open to Children Ages 3 - 5 Join us every Monday for an amazing hands-on Art Program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits!

  • Purim at Holy Blossom 2018

    Feb
    28
    February 28 @ 5:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm

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

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

    We are so excited about Purim at Holy Blossom and hope that you will join us for the festivities!

  • Purim at Holy Blossom 2018

    Feb
    28
    February 28 @ 6:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm

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

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

    We are so excited about Purim at Holy Blossom and hope that you will join us for the festivities!

  • Purim at Holy Blossom 2018

    Feb
    28
    February 28 @ 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 5:30pm

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

    One event on February 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

    We are so excited about Purim at Holy Blossom and hope that you will join us for the festivities!

  • KEF 2017-2018

    Mar
    4
    March 4 @ 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!

  • Creative Spirits

    Mar
    5
    March 5 @ 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 29, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2018 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Open to Children Ages 3 - 5 Join us every Monday for an amazing hands-on Art Program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits!

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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