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HBT Travels

May 12, 2017 - Holy Blossom Trip to Israel in Partnership with UJA 100

Join Rabbi Splansky, fellow congregants, and fellow travellers from across the GTA for this remarkable trip. 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 »

July 25, 2016 - Reflections from Jerusalem

By Rabbi Michael Satz. I write these words as I look out my hotel window on the sunset in Jerusalem. I love how the stones of the building look pink as the sun goes down. It’s a peaceful image that helps me think about the symbol of peace that the future Jerusalem is for our... Read more »

July 20, 2016 - Spain - the view from a congregant

By Susan Cohen. Our trip to Spain was intense – rich in learning and emotion. Sometimes, as we toured Seville, Cordoba, Girona, Toledo, Barcelona and Madrid, it felt like we were walking with ghosts. But the tour helped us understand more fully how the rich history of Sephardic communities was interrupted, brutalized, destroyed and scattered. I’m... Read more »

December 1, 2015 - HBT Youth Education Centre Israel Trip

After many months of planning, our Teen trip to Israel is a reality, and we would love to have your teen in Grades 10-12 join us. We already have confirmation that at least 9 students are coming! This year the trip is a 10 day excursion covering many parts of the country – Tel Aviv,... Read more »

November 17, 2015 - 37th Zionist Congress: To be a free nation in our land

By Charlotte Axelrod. I am fortunate to say I have been to Israel many times. With friends, with family, with a program; every trip offers me something new and challenging. This time around, I saw a side of Israel I never thought to explore. And here I share my remarkable experience at the 37th Zionist Congress... Read more »

October 21, 2015 - Feeling the Pull Back to Israel

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. Israel is calling.  Let’s go!  We’ll enjoy this unique itinerary and connect with the land and people of Israel during this season of meaningful commemoration and joyful celebration. When times are good in Israel, we celebrate with her.  When times are hard in Israel, we worry with her.  An invisible gravitational pull... Read more »

August 10, 2015 - My experience with Women of the Wall Group

I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent – Rabbi A.Y. Kook On my personal experience during Rosh Chodesh Av – July 17, 2015 Women of the Wall The Kotel, Jerusalem. By Teresa Quiroz. On my first visit to the Holy Land I... Read more »

July 14, 2015 - HBTeen Travels - 2015-16 Itinerary!

HBTeens announces its’ 2015-2016 Travel Schedule! *These trips are open to all teen members of our congregation* Save these dates for exciting travel to the following destinations: Camp-style retreat @ YMCA Cedar Glen October 16-17, 2015: Grades 6-7 Exploring your Jewish identity – what your Judaism means to you November 6-7, 2015: Grades 8-10 ‘Justice,... Read more »

May 19, 2015 - "Michael Cole Down Under"

Brotherhood Breakfast with Michael Cole Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:00 a.m. Michael Cole, long-time Holy Blossom Member, engaged volunteer, and former Brotherhood president, escaped Toronto’s cold last winter by visiting Australia with his wife Josephine. Michael will deliver an illustrated lecture of his trip to this distant country—from coral reef to rain forest to cosmopolitan cities.... Read more »

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