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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    Understanding Bereavement
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Continuing every Tuesday at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    Immediately following our 6 pm evening service in the Youth Chapel, and over a little nosh, our very experienced grief counsellor, Helen Gia Levin MSW RSW, will provide a supportive environment for congregants to find new insight into the meaning of their losses.

    Whether a loved one died recently or long ago, we hope you will take comfort in this opportunity to find meaning and motivation in memory.

    You are welcome to “drop-in” from time to time or attend regularly.

    No fee or registration is required.

    “Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing” is made possible through the generosity of Elen Steinberg and family in loving memory of Anna Steinberg z”l ( nee Liverant)

    Location: HBT - room 308

  • 7:30 pm
    Conversational Yiddish, Sharon Power
    7:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Conversational Beginner’s Yiddish
    Sharon Power, Yiddish enthusiast & facilitator
    Tuesdays, April 25-May 23, 2017 at 7:30 -9 PM
    Join us for this unique 5 week session of Conversational Yiddish. Beginners welcome – no knowledge of Yiddish required.
    We hope to be able to spread awareness and love of Yiddish culture amongst all Yiddish lovers. It's vitally important to keep the language alive beyond the Chassidic world, as the native Yiddish speakers.
    Learn a new language!
    Come for the fun! No pressure at all!

    “Thanks to the UJA Federation Committee For Yiddish for their support for this program”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Sisterhood Torah Study, Mark Goodman
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    The Evolution of Judaism: From the Torah to the Talmud

    This year we will continue our exploration of the root and tree of Judaism. We will be discussing the era of the Kings that ruled both Israel and Judea, until their obliteration (Israel) and destruction (Judea), and the belief system that they took with them into the Exile to Babylon. The Books of Samuel and Kings and Ezra and Nehemiah will serve as our guides to the various adaptions in practice and the start of the evolution in thinking about and relating to God.

    Location: Room 209

  • 11:00 am
    Rabbi Goldfarb's Yiddish Novel Class
    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    We continue reading the wonderful, classic novel by Israel Joshua Singer "Di Mishpoche Karnovsky."

    " Di Mishpocheh Carnovsky", a novel written in the early 1940s , set largely in Berlin and New York, depicting the trials and tribulations of 3 generations of a Polish Jewish family trying to "make it " in the new world.

    Location: Room 209

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:00 pm
    Aspirational Judaism
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Location: Room 209

Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 8:30 am
    Talmud Study with Mark Goodman
    8:30 am-9:00 am

    The Talmud contains records of over four hundred years of legal discussions between various scholars deliberating over a broad variety of laws, some ritual but mostly related to communal living. Its texts reflect Judaism's historic development and its expressions shaped the dynamics of the Jewish communities and their discussions for the following thousand years. Weekly, we look at different selections whose wisdom is timeless and which still prove as provocative today as when they were first collected.

    Location: Room 209

  • 10:30 am
    Must A Jew Believe anything: Viewpoints on the Essence of Jewish Religious Faith
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    We will discuss three essays by Jewish thinkers on the core of Jewish faith.
    In the opening session after a brief introduction followed by, “Must a Jew believe anything?”
    Each following sessions will have a look at the philosophy and guidance from our teachers.
    Session 2 will look at the learnings of Emil Fackenheim
    Session 3 will investigate the writings of Eugene Borowitz
    and in Session 4 we will learn from and about the teachings of Yeshayahu Leibowitz.
    Join us for one or all four sessions.

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    Beyond the Chuppah with Eileen & David Berger
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Group classes for building the strongest foundation for marriage

    Thursdays May 25-June 15, 2017
    8:00 p.m.

    Meet with other couples in an informal and fun setting to discuss:
    •Expectations and Changing Roles: family, career, friends
    •Finances and Setting Priorities: yours, mine, and ours
    •Intimacy and Romance for a lifetime
    •Jewish Home and Jewish Values: how might Judaism enrich your life?
    •Communication, Negotiation, and Compromise: speaking effectively

    This program is designed for engaged couples and newly-weds within their first year of marriage. It will be led by Temple members Eileen & David Berger and Rabbi Michael Satz.

    Location: Room 209

Friday, May 26, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 8:00 am
    Rosh Chodesh Breakfast sponsored by Sisterhood
    8:00 am-9:00 am

    Location: Enkin Boardroom

  • 6:00 pm
    Kabbalat Shabbat Service & N'ginah Band
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shabbat Torah Study
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Together we’ll study the weekly Torah portion, its corresponding commentaries both ancient and modern, and discover their eternal relevance. Experienced students are valued for their accumulation of knowledge. Newcomers are valued for their fresh insight. Make a weekly commitment or stop by from time to time.
    All are welcome.

    Location: Max E. Enkin Boardroom

  • 10:30 am
    Shabbat Service
    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Usually held in our beautiful sanctuary, our Shabbat morning service is the centrepiece of our week. The voices of our Cantors and Temple Singers lead our prayers in celebration of Shabbat. The teachings of our Rabbis explore Jewish ideas and Jewish ideals. The life cycle occasions of our congregants --
    Babynaming, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Special Anniversary, Significant Birthday, acknowledging recovery, accomplishment or loss -- bring our congregation together in sacred community to share in each others' joy and sorrow.
    Kiddush-lunch follows for all to gather and greet.

  • 10:30 am
    Family Service
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    One of our well loved core communities at Holy Blossom Temple! This service is followed by lunch. If you are looking for a meaningful musical Saturda then this is the place for you.
    More information contact [email protected]

    Location: Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St, York, ON M5P 3K9, Canada

Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 9:30 am
    Arza Canada Kallah
    9:30 am-11:30 am

    Emergency Routine: The Paradox of Life
    Dialogue with Galit Baram, Consul General of Israel and Rabbi Benjie Gruber
    Register by May 19, no charge, [email protected] or call 416-630-0375 ext. 223

  • 12:00 pm
    You Can Ukulele
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    Jerusalem of Song
    7:30 pm-10:30 pm

    Jerusalem of Song / Yovel 50 - Honouring the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem. Renowned flautist Mattan Klein returns with the "Seeds of Sun" band ensemble. This program is part of Jewish Music Week. Tickets: Adults $40; Youth (18 and under) $20. Call 416-789-3291, ext. 224 for tickets and information.

Monday, May 29, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Mondays @ the Temple
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: John Syrtash readings from "A Calendar of Northern Fables". After lunch Sing-a-long with Paula Warren

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues with a Creative Chair Exercise with Melanie Nesbitt and Chair Yoga with Shana Sandler. At 11:30 a.m. we will feature our program and special guest and then continue at 12:30 with a light lunch.Following lunch from 1:15-3 p.m. there will be games: Mah Jongg, Bridge, Scrabble and Canasta. You are welcome to come for all or part of the program.
    Cost: $3 a session for Temple members; $5 for non-Temple members.

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    A Season of Mussar
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    Understanding Bereavement
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Continuing every Tuesday at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    Immediately following our 6 pm evening service in the Youth Chapel, and over a little nosh, our very experienced grief counsellor, Helen Gia Levin MSW RSW, will provide a supportive environment for congregants to find new insight into the meaning of their losses.

    Whether a loved one died recently or long ago, we hope you will take comfort in this opportunity to find meaning and motivation in memory.

    You are welcome to “drop-in” from time to time or attend regularly.

    No fee or registration is required.

    “Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing” is made possible through the generosity of Elen Steinberg and family in loving memory of Anna Steinberg z”l ( nee Liverant)

    Location: HBT - room 308

  • 8:00 pm
    Erev Shavuot Service
    8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Service at 8:00 p.m.

    Dinner and Tikkun Leil Shavuot, at 9:00 p.m.

    This year Shavuot, the holy day celebrating the giving of the Torah, coincides with the beginning of the Muslim month of Ramadan which commemorates the giving of the Islamic holy book the Koran. To celebrate together with our Muslim partners, we will be enjoying an Iftar (a break the fast) dinner and learning with our Rabbis and guest Muslim religious teachers about revelation in our respective traditions.

    Location: Youth Chapel

  • 9:00 pm
    Dinner and Tikkun Leil Shavuot
    9:00 pm-11:00 pm

    Dinner and Tikkun Leil Shavuot, at 9:00 p.m.

    This year Shavuot, the holy day celebrating the giving of the Torah, coincides with the beginning of the Muslim month of Ramadan which commemorates the giving of the Islamic holy book the Koran. To celebrate together with our Muslim partners, we will be enjoying an Iftar (a break the fast) dinner and learning with our Rabbis and guest Muslim religious teachers about revelation in our respective traditions.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Sisterhood Torah Study, Mark Goodman
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    The Evolution of Judaism: From the Torah to the Talmud

    This year we will continue our exploration of the root and tree of Judaism. We will be discussing the era of the Kings that ruled both Israel and Judea, until their obliteration (Israel) and destruction (Judea), and the belief system that they took with them into the Exile to Babylon. The Books of Samuel and Kings and Ezra and Nehemiah will serve as our guides to the various adaptions in practice and the start of the evolution in thinking about and relating to God.

    Location: Room 209

  • 10:00 am
    Shavuot Service
    10:00 am-12:30 pm

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    10:00 a.m.
    Hear the chanting of the Ten Commandments and the Book of Ruth. Honour the memory of loved ones with Yizkor.

    Location: Sanctuary

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:00 pm
    Aspirational Judaism
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Location: Room 209

Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 8:30 am
    Talmud Study with Mark Goodman
    8:30 am-9:00 am

    The Talmud contains records of over four hundred years of legal discussions between various scholars deliberating over a broad variety of laws, some ritual but mostly related to communal living. Its texts reflect Judaism's historic development and its expressions shaped the dynamics of the Jewish communities and their discussions for the following thousand years. Weekly, we look at different selections whose wisdom is timeless and which still prove as provocative today as when they were first collected.

    Location: Room 209

  • 10:30 am
    Must A Jew Believe anything: Viewpoints on the Essence of Jewish Religious Faith
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    We will discuss three essays by Jewish thinkers on the core of Jewish faith.
    In the opening session after a brief introduction followed by, “Must a Jew believe anything?”
    Each following sessions will have a look at the philosophy and guidance from our teachers.
    Session 2 will look at the learnings of Emil Fackenheim
    Session 3 will investigate the writings of Eugene Borowitz
    and in Session 4 we will learn from and about the teachings of Yeshayahu Leibowitz.
    Join us for one or all four sessions.

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    Beyond the Chuppah with Eileen & David Berger
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Group classes for building the strongest foundation for marriage

    Thursdays May 25-June 15, 2017
    8:00 p.m.

    Meet with other couples in an informal and fun setting to discuss:
    •Expectations and Changing Roles: family, career, friends
    •Finances and Setting Priorities: yours, mine, and ours
    •Intimacy and Romance for a lifetime
    •Jewish Home and Jewish Values: how might Judaism enrich your life?
    •Communication, Negotiation, and Compromise: speaking effectively

    This program is designed for engaged couples and newly-weds within their first year of marriage. It will be led by Temple members Eileen & David Berger and Rabbi Michael Satz.

    Location: Room 209

Friday, June 2, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Family First Fridays Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Semi-Potluck Dinner
    6:00 pm-8:30 pm

    Join us on the first Friday of every month during the school year at 6:00 p.m. for a joyful service led by Cantor Beny Maissner and Mark Weinstock with Rabbi Jordan Helfman. This service is especially appropriate for families with children 6 and older. All family members are welcome. After services we join together for a kosher chicken semi-pot luck dinner. The cost is: $12/adult, $7/child and a side dish. Please RSVP by Wednesday at 4pm the week of the dinner by visiting our website and clicking on the event. For additional information contact [email protected]

    Location: Service in Youth Chapel

Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shabbat Torah Study
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Together we’ll study the weekly Torah portion, its corresponding commentaries both ancient and modern, and discover their eternal relevance. Experienced students are valued for their accumulation of knowledge. Newcomers are valued for their fresh insight. Make a weekly commitment or stop by from time to time.
    All are welcome.

    Location: Max E. Enkin Boardroom

  • 10:30 am
    Shabbat Service
    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Usually held in our beautiful sanctuary, our Shabbat morning service is the centrepiece of our week. The voices of our Cantors and Temple Singers lead our prayers in celebration of Shabbat. The teachings of our Rabbis explore Jewish ideas and Jewish ideals. The life cycle occasions of our congregants --
    Babynaming, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Special Anniversary, Significant Birthday, acknowledging recovery, accomplishment or loss -- bring our congregation together in sacred community to share in each others' joy and sorrow.
    Kiddush-lunch follows for all to gather and greet.

  • 10:30 am
    Family Service
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    One of our well loved core communities at Holy Blossom Temple! This service is followed by lunch. If you are looking for a meaningful musical Saturda then this is the place for you.
    More information contact [email protected]

    Location: Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St, York, ON M5P 3K9, Canada

  • 1:00 pm
    sisterhood presents - Israeli Dancing with Paula Warren
    1:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Location: Room 308

Sunday, June 4, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 10:00 am
    Temple Singers Rehearsal
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

Monday, June 5, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Mondays @ the Temple
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: Ken Borden and David Himmelfarb - The Golden Age of Radio Guys

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues with a Creative Chair Exercise with Melanie Nesbitt and Chair Yoga with Shana Sandler. At 11:30 a.m. we will feature our program and special guest and then continue at 12:30 with a light lunch. Following lunch from 1:15-3 p.m. there will be games: Mah Jongg, Bridge, Scrabble and Canasta. You are welcome to come for all or part of the program.
    Cost: $3 a session for Temple members; $5 for non-Temple members.

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    A Season of Mussar
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    The Golden Age of Sapin
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPAIN

    Exploring the Middle Ages of Jewish Spain. It's glory and bitter end in 1492.
    The Jewish story of Spain as told in music, poetry and study, organized by the Cantors Assembly Mission to Spain in the summer of 2016.
    Presentation by Cantor Beny and Hope Maissner who led a congregational tour sponsored by the Cantors Assembly.
    An audio visual presentation by Cantor Beny and Hope Maissner.
    A round table with Dr. Karen Mock and Mrs. Rouhama Danto and other participants in the tour will reflect on the Jews of Spain: what was and what is.......

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    Understanding Bereavement
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Continuing every Tuesday at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    Immediately following our 6 pm evening service in the Youth Chapel, and over a little nosh, our very experienced grief counsellor, Helen Gia Levin MSW RSW, will provide a supportive environment for congregants to find new insight into the meaning of their losses.

    Whether a loved one died recently or long ago, we hope you will take comfort in this opportunity to find meaning and motivation in memory.

    You are welcome to “drop-in” from time to time or attend regularly.

    No fee or registration is required.

    “Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing” is made possible through the generosity of Elen Steinberg and family in loving memory of Anna Steinberg z”l ( nee Liverant)

    Location: HBT - room 308

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Sisterhood Torah Study, Mark Goodman
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    The Evolution of Judaism: From the Torah to the Talmud

    This year we will continue our exploration of the root and tree of Judaism. We will be discussing the era of the Kings that ruled both Israel and Judea, until their obliteration (Israel) and destruction (Judea), and the belief system that they took with them into the Exile to Babylon. The Books of Samuel and Kings and Ezra and Nehemiah will serve as our guides to the various adaptions in practice and the start of the evolution in thinking about and relating to God.

    Location: Room 209

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:00 pm
    Aspirational Judaism
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Location: Room 209

  • 7:30 pm
    Chai Mitzvah Program with Rabbi Satz
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    What Do You Want Your Jewish Life to Look Like?

    Being Jewish means you learn and do, all your life. Our tradition teaches us the world stands on Torah, Avodah and G’milut Chasadim: learning, spirituality and social involvement. That is, head, heart, and hand.

    We point our children’s learning toward that moment when they become full members of our community, when they become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. What about after that? How do you develop, re-define your own adult Jewish lives? How do you re-engage as adults?

    You become a Chai Mitzvah.

    Our sisterhood has decided to launch an innovative initiative for adults called Chai Mitzvah.

    What Is Chai Mitzvah?

    Chai Mitzvah is a unique adult engagement program that encourages an integrated, experiential approach to Jewish life through five simple components. Each participant:
    1.Attends monthly group learning with a set curriculum provided by Chai Mitzvah.
    2.Chooses an independent study topic for the year.
    3.Chooses a ritual/spiritual practice to take on for the year.
    4.Commits to a social action activity for the year.
    5.Celebrates the journey!

    Chai Mitzvah will plant a tree in Israel through JNF for each participant who completes the program.

    Location: Enkin Boardroom

Thursday, June 8, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 8:30 am
    Talmud Study with Mark Goodman
    8:30 am-9:00 am

    The Talmud contains records of over four hundred years of legal discussions between various scholars deliberating over a broad variety of laws, some ritual but mostly related to communal living. Its texts reflect Judaism's historic development and its expressions shaped the dynamics of the Jewish communities and their discussions for the following thousand years. Weekly, we look at different selections whose wisdom is timeless and which still prove as provocative today as when they were first collected.

    Location: Room 209

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    The Skin We're In, a film documentary
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Jake Yanowski

  • 7:30 pm
    Beyond the Chuppah with Eileen & David Berger
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Group classes for building the strongest foundation for marriage

    Thursdays May 25-June 15, 2017
    8:00 p.m.

    Meet with other couples in an informal and fun setting to discuss:
    •Expectations and Changing Roles: family, career, friends
    •Finances and Setting Priorities: yours, mine, and ours
    •Intimacy and Romance for a lifetime
    •Jewish Home and Jewish Values: how might Judaism enrich your life?
    •Communication, Negotiation, and Compromise: speaking effectively

    This program is designed for engaged couples and newly-weds within their first year of marriage. It will be led by Temple members Eileen & David Berger and Rabbi Michael Satz.

    Location: Room 209

Friday, June 9, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Kabbalat Shabbat Service & N'ginah Band
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, June 10, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shabbat Torah Study
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Together we’ll study the weekly Torah portion, its corresponding commentaries both ancient and modern, and discover their eternal relevance. Experienced students are valued for their accumulation of knowledge. Newcomers are valued for their fresh insight. Make a weekly commitment or stop by from time to time.
    All are welcome.

    Location: Max E. Enkin Boardroom

  • 9:30 am
    Shabbat at the Barns
    9:30 am-11:00 am

    Join Eric Petersiel, Rabbi Jordan Helfman and Rabbi Noam Katz as we celebrate Shabbat with the neighborhood. Last year Shabbat at the Barns was a joyous adventure through morning service meant for those 2-6, done through music and an interactive story.

    This Shabbat at the Barns we look forward to having you join us!

    Location: Wychwood Barns

  • 10:30 am
    Shabbat Service
    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Usually held in our beautiful sanctuary, our Shabbat morning service is the centrepiece of our week. The voices of our Cantors and Temple Singers lead our prayers in celebration of Shabbat. The teachings of our Rabbis explore Jewish ideas and Jewish ideals. The life cycle occasions of our congregants --
    Babynaming, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Special Anniversary, Significant Birthday, acknowledging recovery, accomplishment or loss -- bring our congregation together in sacred community to share in each others' joy and sorrow.
    Kiddush-lunch follows for all to gather and greet.

  • 10:30 am
    Family Service
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    One of our well loved core communities at Holy Blossom Temple! This service is followed by lunch. If you are looking for a meaningful musical Saturda then this is the place for you.
    More information contact [email protected]

    Location: Holy Blossom Temple

Sunday, June 11, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 10:00 am
    Temple Singers Rehearsal
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

Monday, June 12, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Mondays @ the Temple
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: Andrew Scott - Topic TBA *After lunch Sing-a-long with Paula Warren

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues with a Creative Chair Exercise with Melanie Nesbitt and Chair Yoga with Shana Sandler. At 11:30 a.m. we will feature our program and special guest and then continue at 12:30 with a light lunch.
    Following lunch from 1:15-3 p.m. there will be games: Mah Jongg, Bridge, Scrabble and Canasta. You are welcome to come for all or part of the program.
    Cost: $3 a session for Temple members; $5 for non-Temple members.

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    A Season of Mussar
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    Understanding Bereavement
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Continuing every Tuesday at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    Immediately following our 6 pm evening service in the Youth Chapel, and over a little nosh, our very experienced grief counsellor, Helen Gia Levin MSW RSW, will provide a supportive environment for congregants to find new insight into the meaning of their losses.

    Whether a loved one died recently or long ago, we hope you will take comfort in this opportunity to find meaning and motivation in memory.

    You are welcome to “drop-in” from time to time or attend regularly.

    No fee or registration is required.

    “Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing” is made possible through the generosity of Elen Steinberg and family in loving memory of Anna Steinberg z”l ( nee Liverant)

    Location: HBT - room 308

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Sisterhood Torah Study, Mark Goodman
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    The Evolution of Judaism: From the Torah to the Talmud

    This year we will continue our exploration of the root and tree of Judaism. We will be discussing the era of the Kings that ruled both Israel and Judea, until their obliteration (Israel) and destruction (Judea), and the belief system that they took with them into the Exile to Babylon. The Books of Samuel and Kings and Ezra and Nehemiah will serve as our guides to the various adaptions in practice and the start of the evolution in thinking about and relating to God.

    Location: Room 209

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:00 pm
    Aspirational Judaism
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Location: Room 209

  • 8:00 pm
    Aspirational Judaism
    8:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Location: Room 209

Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 8:30 am
    Talmud Study with Mark Goodman
    8:30 am-9:00 am

    The Talmud contains records of over four hundred years of legal discussions between various scholars deliberating over a broad variety of laws, some ritual but mostly related to communal living. Its texts reflect Judaism's historic development and its expressions shaped the dynamics of the Jewish communities and their discussions for the following thousand years. Weekly, we look at different selections whose wisdom is timeless and which still prove as provocative today as when they were first collected.

    Location: Room 209

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 7:30 pm
    Beyond the Chuppah with Eileen & David Berger
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Group classes for building the strongest foundation for marriage

    Thursdays May 25-June 15, 2017
    8:00 p.m.

    Meet with other couples in an informal and fun setting to discuss:
    •Expectations and Changing Roles: family, career, friends
    •Finances and Setting Priorities: yours, mine, and ours
    •Intimacy and Romance for a lifetime
    •Jewish Home and Jewish Values: how might Judaism enrich your life?
    •Communication, Negotiation, and Compromise: speaking effectively

    This program is designed for engaged couples and newly-weds within their first year of marriage. It will be led by Temple members Eileen & David Berger and Rabbi Michael Satz.

    Location: Room 209

Friday, June 16, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 5:30 pm
    Tot Shabbat and ECC Service and Pot Luck Dinner
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm

    On the third Friday of every month during the school year (September - June), we hold a Service at 5:30 pm appropriate especially for children 0-5, including Shabbat music, dancing and storytelling.

    Our youngest members love the opportunity to dance and sing as we welcome Shabbat. Families enjoy the schmoozing time which comes with the meal. New families to our community and multi-generational families choose to come together for their Friday evening meal. Everyone is welcome, siblings family and anyone you think would benefit from this wonderful service.

    Register online at www.holyblossom.org.

    Location: Service in the Activity Room and dinner in the Enkin Boardroom

  • 6:00 pm
    Kabbalat Shabbat Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shabbat Torah Study
    9:00 am-10:00 am

    Together we’ll study the weekly Torah portion, its corresponding commentaries both ancient and modern, and discover their eternal relevance. Experienced students are valued for their accumulation of knowledge. Newcomers are valued for their fresh insight. Make a weekly commitment or stop by from time to time.
    All are welcome.

    Location: Max E. Enkin Boardroom

  • 10:30 am
    Shabbat Service
    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Usually held in our beautiful sanctuary, our Shabbat morning service is the centrepiece of our week. The voices of our Cantors and Temple Singers lead our prayers in celebration of Shabbat. The teachings of our Rabbis explore Jewish ideas and Jewish ideals. The life cycle occasions of our congregants --
    Babynaming, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Special Anniversary, Significant Birthday, acknowledging recovery, accomplishment or loss -- bring our congregation together in sacred community to share in each others' joy and sorrow.
    Kiddush-lunch follows for all to gather and greet.

  • 10:30 am
    Family Service
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    One of our well loved core communities at Holy Blossom Temple! This service is followed by lunch. If you are looking for a meaningful musical Saturda then this is the place for you.
    More information contact [email protected]

    Location: Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst St, York, ON M5P 3K9, Canada

Sunday, June 18, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 10:00 am
    Temple Singers Rehearsal
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

Monday, June 19, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Mondays @ the Temple
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: Closing Program with Sharon Smith and Jordan Klapman

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues with a Creative Chair Exercise with Melanie Nesbitt and Chair Yoga with Shana Sandler. At 11:30 a.m. we will feature our program and special guest and then continue at 12:30 with a light lunch.
    Following lunch from 1:15-3 p.m. there will be games: Mah Jongg, Bridge, Scrabble and Canasta. You are welcome to come for all or part of the program.
    Cost: $3 a session for Temple members; $5 for non-Temple members.

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    Understanding Bereavement
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Starting Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Continuing every Tuesday at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    Immediately following our 6 pm evening service in the Youth Chapel, and over a little nosh, our very experienced grief counsellor, Helen Gia Levin MSW RSW, will provide a supportive environment for congregants to find new insight into the meaning of their losses.

    Whether a loved one died recently or long ago, we hope you will take comfort in this opportunity to find meaning and motivation in memory.

    You are welcome to “drop-in” from time to time or attend regularly.

    No fee or registration is required.

    “Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing” is made possible through the generosity of Elen Steinberg and family in loving memory of Anna Steinberg z”l ( nee Liverant)

    Location: HBT - room 308

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Mincha Service
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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