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Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

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

    Location: Enkin Boardroom

  • 10:30 am
    Judaism, Jews & the Political with Rabbi Stroh
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Judaism, Jews and the Political

    The Jewish People living outside history; 1948, the Jews return to history. The Jewish People living without power; 1948, the Jews return to power. The Jewish People living in a comfortable Western Diaspora; the Jews sneaking out of their Reform congregation through the back door, after the Shabbat morning service, with the Torahs, because they fear the Neo-Nazis outside will burn the building down (Charlottesville). Memories of the 1930's as anti-Semitism returns to the Jewish People.

    What does it all mean?

  • 3:00 pm
    ECC Creative Spirits
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    After School Art Program @ HBT

    Join us every Thursday from 3-4pm for an amazing hands-on art program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits.

    During the six week session, children will explore and experiment with various art materials to learn the tools of self-expression. Each lesson will include examples of great works of modern art, inspiring students to create their own impressions and ideas. Focal point, basic composition, use of color, form, and line will be introduced; while working in a warm and welcoming space for learning and creating.

    Six week session for just $175!

    Session runs from October 16 to November 27 (No class November 20)

    Children age 3-5

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

Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, October 21, 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

  • 9:00 am
    YEC Grades 3&5 Retreat Weekend Taste of George
    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Location: URJ Camp George, 45 Good Fellowship Road, Seguin, ON P2A 0B2, Canada

  • 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.

  • 1:00 pm
    Israeli dancing with Paula Warren
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm

    Paula Warren is a master.

    Her love of Israel shines through with each step as she teaches the basics and also for those more experienced in Israeli dance.

    Join Paula for the monthly class after a delicious kiddush for fun, laughter and a new (or even not so new) skill. It is a great opportunity to be with friends of all ages.

    Location: Room 307

Sunday, October 22, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    YEC Grades 3&5 Retreat Weekend Taste of George
    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    Location: URJ Camp George, 45 Good Fellowship Road, Seguin, ON P2A 0B2, Canada

  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 10:30 am
    Sunday Book Club with Sharon SInger
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    The Keeper of Secrets, Julie Thomas

  • 12:15 pm
    HBT You Can Ukulele
    12:15 pm-2:00 pm

  • 7:00 pm
    Jerusalem: An Insider's View w/ Dr. Elan Ezrachi Lecture
    7:00 pm-8:30 pm

    How an Awakened Dream has Impacted the Last 50 Years
    Sunday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
    at Beth Tzedec (1700 Bathurst Street)
    Dr. Elan Ezrachi, a life-long Jerusalem resident, consultant on Israel-Diaspora
    affairs, community activist and the recent author of a book on the subject, shares
    his personal perspective and analysis on life, politics and local realities in post-1967
    Jerusalem. He will present the story of a city that is a microcosm of the challenges
    and opportunities facing all of Israel and Jewish communities around the world.

    Location: Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst St, York, ON M5P 3K3, Canada

Monday, October 23, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: Rabbi Bill Tepper (Making it Hamische in Tennessee)

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues at 10:30 a.m. with 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.

    Location: Philip Smith Hall - Lower Level

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Little Blossoms Tuesday Drop In
    9:30 am-11:30 am

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver

    9:30-11:30 a.m.
    October 10-December 18

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers.

    Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info.

    Just $5 (per day) at the door!

  • 10:00 am
    Great Jewish Books with Cynthia Good
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    “MUSIC HAS CHARMS….”
    Join us as we talk about two recent novels where music plays an integral role in the plot and the characters. And After the Fire looks at a secret Bach manuscript kept hidden by a Jewish family for several generations, and The Gustav Sonata weaves themes of music around those of family, friendship and heroism. These two works of fiction will also give us the opportunity to look at the relationship between the artist and the art.

    And After the Fire – Lauren Belfer
    The novel tells the story of Susanna, in the present, and Sara from the past.
    When Susannah’s beloved Uncle Henry commits suicide, he leaves behind a cryptic note that alludes to his haunting WWII experience as an Allied soldier in Germany . . . and something he took from the devastated country before returning home.

    The daughter of the king’s Jewish banker, Sara is among the elite of Enlightenment-era Berlin. Beautiful, intelligent and a gifted pianist, she hones her musical talents under Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach. On his deathbed, Wilhelm bequeaths Sara the score of one of his father’s cantatas. Sara is stunned to see its violently anti-Semitic lyrics. Why did her beloved teacher want her to have this horrifying document?

    The cantata’s troubled, riveting journey and the way the two women, divided by centuries, respond to it, makes for a captivating, provocative read.

    The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain
    What is the difference between friendship and love?

    Gustav grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav’s father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emilie is strangely cold and indifferent to him. Gustav’s life is a lonely one until he meets Anton, a brilliant pianist with acute anxiety. An intense lifelong friendship develops but Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav’s are entwined until it is almost too late...

    'The Gustav Sonata is beautifully rendered, and magnificent in its scope. It glows with mastery.' Ian McEwan

    This is one of those short, perfect novels, written by one of Britain’s most admired novelists.

  • 12:15 pm
    Business Chai Mitzvah
    12:15 pm-1:15 pm

    Down Town Lunch and Learn: Jewish Business Ethics

    Bring your lunch and study Jewish ideas of business ethics with Rabbi Satz. We will meet in a board room at Goodmans LLP on Bay Street. The class is open to anyone—you don’t need to be a Bay Streeter. We will meet once a month on Tuesdays at 12:15 pm:
    Oct. 24
    Nov. 28
    Dec. 19
    Jan. 23
    Feb. 27
    Mar. 27
    Apr. 24
    May 22
    June 26

    Location: Goodmans LLP, 333 Bay Street, suite 3400

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

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

    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
    A BETTER WAY FORWARD FOR ISRAEL’S SECURITY
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Major General Amnon Reshef (retired)
    [Photo of RESHEF and Bronfman]
    With an introduction by Charles Bronfman
    Ret. Major General Amnon Reshef is a Yom Kippur War hero with a distinguished military career spanning 26 years as well as Founder of the Commanders for Israel's Security (CIS) -- an organization including 270 of the highest ranking retired officers in the IDF, Shin Bet, Mossad and Israel Police.
    The CIS's Security First plan is an independent initiative which puts Israel's security concerns above all other issues.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Sisterhood torah Study with Mark Goodman
    9:30 am-10:30 am

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

    We continue reading the classic novel by Israel Joshua Singer "Di Mishpocheh Karnovsky"

    Location: Room 209

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

  • 7:30 pm
    A Conversation Among Three of Toronto's Leading Rabbis
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    After private discussions on contemporary issues relating to Israel and today’s Jewish world, Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl of Beth Tzedec Congregation, Rabbi Yael Splansky of Holy Blossom Temple, and Rabbi Chaim Strauchler of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation have decided to bring their congregations and the broader community into the conversation.

    Among the strategic and soul-searching questions these rabbis ask themselves and one another are: How do we rally greater support for Israel among Toronto Jews of all ages and all denominations? What role do we have to play in responding to anti-Israel attitudes and in negotiating the shifting sands of political support for Israel? And how do we navigate the painful complexities of religious pluralism in Israel and the Diaspora?

    All are most welcome.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

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

    Location: Enkin Boardroom

  • 10:30 am
    Judaism, Jews & the Political with Rabbi Stroh
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Judaism, Jews and the Political

    The Jewish People living outside history; 1948, the Jews return to history. The Jewish People living without power; 1948, the Jews return to power. The Jewish People living in a comfortable Western Diaspora; the Jews sneaking out of their Reform congregation through the back door, after the Shabbat morning service, with the Torahs, because they fear the Neo-Nazis outside will burn the building down (Charlottesville). Memories of the 1930's as anti-Semitism returns to the Jewish People.

    What does it all mean?

  • 3:00 pm
    ECC Creative Spirits
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    After School Art Program @ HBT

    Join us every Thursday from 3-4pm for an amazing hands-on art program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits.

    During the six week session, children will explore and experiment with various art materials to learn the tools of self-expression. Each lesson will include examples of great works of modern art, inspiring students to create their own impressions and ideas. Focal point, basic composition, use of color, form, and line will be introduced; while working in a warm and welcoming space for learning and creating.

    Six week session for just $175!

    Session runs from October 16 to November 27 (No class November 20)

    Children age 3-5

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

  • 7:30 pm
    Israel and the Jewish People: Reform and Conservative Jews are My Partners, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Rabbi Shlomo Riskin,
    Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Chancellor and Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone

    Join us as we learn from Rabbi Riskin about the Reform and Conservative movements: How they are looked upon by the Israeli establishment and how he believes they ought to be looked upon by the Israeli establishment.

Friday, October 27, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    "No Shush" Shabbat at HBT
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Location: Philip Smith Hall

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, October 28, 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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 12:15 pm
    HBT You Can Ukulele
    12:15 pm-2:00 pm

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

  • 10:00 am
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Broadway Movie

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues at 10:30 a.m. with 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.

    Location: Philip Smith Hall - Lower Level

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Little Blossoms Tuesday Drop In
    9:30 am-11:30 am

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver

    9:30-11:30 a.m.
    October 10-December 18

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers.

    Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info.

    Just $5 (per day) at the door!

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

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

    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

  • 7:00 pm
    Conversational Yiddish with Sharon Power
    7:00 pm-8:30 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.

    $30 members | $40 non-members

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:30 am
    Judaism, Jews & the Political with Rabbi Stroh
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Judaism, Jews and the Political

    The Jewish People living outside history; 1948, the Jews return to history. The Jewish People living without power; 1948, the Jews return to power. The Jewish People living in a comfortable Western Diaspora; the Jews sneaking out of their Reform congregation through the back door, after the Shabbat morning service, with the Torahs, because they fear the Neo-Nazis outside will burn the building down (Charlottesville). Memories of the 1930's as anti-Semitism returns to the Jewish People.

    What does it all mean?

  • 3:00 pm
    ECC Creative Spirits
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    After School Art Program @ HBT

    Join us every Thursday from 3-4pm for an amazing hands-on art program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits.

    During the six week session, children will explore and experiment with various art materials to learn the tools of self-expression. Each lesson will include examples of great works of modern art, inspiring students to create their own impressions and ideas. Focal point, basic composition, use of color, form, and line will be introduced; while working in a warm and welcoming space for learning and creating.

    Six week session for just $175!

    Session runs from October 16 to November 27 (No class November 20)

    Children age 3-5

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

Friday, November 3, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

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

    Join us on Friday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m. for a special 'camp-style' service with Rabbi Jordan Helfman, where all family members are welcome. After services we join together for a kosher chicken semi-pot luck dinner. Following dinner we will have a camp song session, led by our own camp and NFTY song leaders, and we will also hear from Karen Kollins, from our partner camp, URJ Camp George.

    The cost is: $14/adult, $/child and a side dish. Please RSVP by Wednesday at 4pm the week of the dinner by visiting our website.

    Location: Service in Youth Chapel

Saturday, November 4, 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.

Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 12:15 pm
    HBT You Can Ukulele
    12:15 pm-2:00 pm

Monday, November 6, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: Fraser French - flautist

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues at 10:30 a.m. with 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.

    Location: Philip Smith Hall - Lower Level

  • 5:00 pm
    JVC HOME - Soup making for Bikkur Cholim
    5:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

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

  • 9:30 am
    Little Blossoms Tuesday Drop In
    9:30 am-11:30 am

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver

    9:30-11:30 a.m.
    October 10-December 18

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers.

    Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info.

    Just $5 (per day) at the door!

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

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

    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
    Zentangle with Lesley Miller
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific Method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles Zentangles are not only exquisitely beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create. Join our own Lesley Miller, a certified Zentangle artist, as she shows us how to do it!

    Pre-registration is a must! Use the attached form or contact Sara, ext 237.

    “Anything is Possible One Stroke at a Time”

    Limited to 8 participants.
    All supplies provided.
    Temple members – $18.00
    Non-Temple members – $25.00

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

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

  • 7:30 pm
    Crimes against Humanity and a Semicolon: A Tale from the Nuremberg Trial, Professor Michael Marrus
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    October 1945: At Nuremberg, the Trial of the Major German War Criminals is only weeks away. Representatives of the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and France discover an apparently tiny discrepancy in the Nuremberg Charter, the founding document of the trial. In Article 6(c), on Crimes Against Humanity, the Russian version divides the text with a comma. Other versions use a semicolon. This lecture presents the resolution of this seemingly insignificant editorial problem as heavy with historical significance for how Nuremberg presented the persecution and murder of European Jews.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:30 am
    Judaism, Jews & the Political with Rabbi Stroh
    10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Judaism, Jews and the Political

    The Jewish People living outside history; 1948, the Jews return to history. The Jewish People living without power; 1948, the Jews return to power. The Jewish People living in a comfortable Western Diaspora; the Jews sneaking out of their Reform congregation through the back door, after the Shabbat morning service, with the Torahs, because they fear the Neo-Nazis outside will burn the building down (Charlottesville). Memories of the 1930's as anti-Semitism returns to the Jewish People.

    What does it all mean?

  • 3:00 pm
    ECC Creative Spirits
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    After School Art Program @ HBT

    Join us every Thursday from 3-4pm for an amazing hands-on art program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits.

    During the six week session, children will explore and experiment with various art materials to learn the tools of self-expression. Each lesson will include examples of great works of modern art, inspiring students to create their own impressions and ideas. Focal point, basic composition, use of color, form, and line will be introduced; while working in a warm and welcoming space for learning and creating.

    Six week session for just $175!

    Session runs from October 16 to November 27 (No class November 20)

    Children age 3-5

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

  • 7:00 pm
    Alice Hoffman - Holy Blossom Centre for Contemporary jewish Literature
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LITERATURE WELCOMES

    THE BELOVED AUTHOR
    ALICE HOFFMAN
    The New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers, will discuss The Rules of Magic, her delightful prequel to the classic Practical Magic.
    “The Owens sisters are back—not in their previous guise as elderly aunties casting spells in Hoffman's occult romance Practical Magic (1995), but as fledgling witches in the New York City captured in Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids. In that magical, mystical milieu, Franny and Bridget are joined by a new character: their foxy younger brother, Vincent, whose "unearthly" charm sends grown women in search of love potions. … No one's more confident or entertaining than Hoffman at putting across characters willing to tempt fate for true love…[This book delivers] everything fans of a much-loved book could hope for in a prequel.”
    —Kirkus Reviews
    Ms. Hoffman will also answer our questions about her Jewish identity and the wonderful Jewish novels and stories she has written.
    Books will be on sale, and Ms. Hoffman will be happy to sign your purchases.

Friday, November 10, 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, November 11, 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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 12:15 pm
    HBT You Can Ukulele
    12:15 pm-2:00 pm

Monday, November 13, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    10:00 am-3:00 pm

    Special Guest: HBT Ukele Group

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues at 10:30 a.m. with 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.

    Location: Philip Smith Hall - Lower Level

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 9:30 am
    Little Blossoms Tuesday Drop In
    9:30 am-11:30 am

    Children age 6mo-2.5yrs accompanied by a caregiver

    9:30-11:30 a.m.
    October 10-December 18

    The class will be set-up as a “taste of nursery school” complete with toys, fun activities and circle time facilitated by one of our talented ECC teachers.

    Register on-line or contact Sara Novak for more info.

    Just $5 (per day) at the door!

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

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

    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
    Jewish Communities around the World - Scotland
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

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

  • 7:30 pm
    A program with Imam
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 3:00 pm
    ECC Creative Spirits
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

    After School Art Program @ HBT

    Join us every Thursday from 3-4pm for an amazing hands-on art program with Melysa Gorlicky from Creative Spirits.

    During the six week session, children will explore and experiment with various art materials to learn the tools of self-expression. Each lesson will include examples of great works of modern art, inspiring students to create their own impressions and ideas. Focal point, basic composition, use of color, form, and line will be introduced; while working in a warm and welcoming space for learning and creating.

    Six week session for just $175!

    Session runs from October 16 to November 27 (No class November 20)

    Children age 3-5

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

Friday, November 17, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 5:30 pm
    LGBTQ Shabbat Together at HBT
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Location: Philip Smith Hall

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

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