See the month at a glance here

Friday, February 24, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Little Blossoms
    10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat with Mark Weinstock

    Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! This fun and interactive program is offered for babies and children 3 years and younger, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. Marky Weinstock is excited to be back leading ‘Little Blossoms Shabbat Prep’ bringing his enthusiasm and experience as an award winning musician and respected educator. His blend of traditional and original songs will have everyone singing, moving and smiling! Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart.

    ALL JANUARY SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL!

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, February 25, 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 Saturday then this is the place for you.
    More information contact [email protected]

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

  • 6:00 pm
    Winter Fest & Family Havdallah
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Grab your winter coat, your sled and skates, and lets have some fun!

    Join us as our community of families with children 2-14+ gets together with our friends at URJ Camp George for this great event.
    •Bring your own mug for hot chocolate
    •Bring your own skates (you cannot rent on site)
    •We are collecting clothing for the attached veahavta clothing drive

    Spend your Saturday night with our community of young families! See some old friends and make some new ones while skating at Cedarvale, tobogganing, and enjoying pizza and hot chocolate at the LBDS South.

    This is one in of our series of family Havdallah nights for young families, helping us to see out Shabbat while spending time as a community. We are so happy to be spending this evening with the URJ Camp George community hosted by our day school, The Leo Baeck Day School. If your association is only with HBT, please know that you’ll definitely see HBT friends present at this event!

    Location: Leo Beack Day School South

Sunday, February 26, 2017
  • 6:00 am
    Rosh Chodesh
    6:00 am-7:00 am

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

  • 9:30 am
    YEC (Youth Education Centre) in Session.
    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    JK, SK & Grade 1 is from 9:30 - 11:30
    Grades 2 - 5 is from 9:30 - 12:30

  • 10:00 am
    Rosh Chodesh Breakfast sponsored by Sisterhood
    10:00 am-11:00 am

    Location: Enkin Boardroom

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

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

Monday, February 27, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    [email protected]
    10:00 am-1:30 pm

    Special Guest: Rabbi Yael Splansky PLUS Sing-a-long with Paula Warren

    Our Seniors' program begins at 10 a.m. with coffee and socializing and continues with a special guest speaker. At 11:30 a.m. we have Creative Exercise with Melanie Nesbitt and Shana Sandler and then continue at 12:30 with a light lunch.
    Cost: $3 a session for Temple members; $5 for non-Temple members.

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    YEC (Youth Education Centre) in Session.
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Grades 6 - 7
    *JTEM

    Location: Session.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 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
    Sources, Sages and Social Issues
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Sources, Sages and Social Issues -
    Using traditional texts to unravel untraditional issues facing today. Rabbi Benjie Gruber, Rabbi of Eilot region in Israel and rabbi-in-residence at Temple Har Zion.
    Feb. 7th - Reform Judaism for Secular Israelis - What Reform Judaism is offering Israeli Society
    Feb. 14th - Extradition of Refugees according to Jewish sources.
    Feb. 21st - Who is a Rabbi and who decides?
    Feb. 28th - Non Jewish Jews in the State of Israel

Wednesday, March 1, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 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, March 2, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

  • 10:00 am
    Little Blossoms
    10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat with Mark Weinstock

    Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! This fun and interactive program is offered for babies and children 3 years and younger, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. Marky Weinstock is excited to be back leading ‘Little Blossoms Shabbat Prep’ bringing his enthusiasm and experience as an award winning musician and respected educator. His blend of traditional and original songs will have everyone singing, moving and smiling! Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart.

    ALL JANUARY SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL!

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

  • 6:00 pm
    Family First Friday, Tot Shabbat & Little Blossoms Reunion 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 one of our Cantors 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, March 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.

  • 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 Saturday then this is the place for you.
    More information contact [email protected]

    Location: Holy Blossom Temple

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

    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.

  • 5:00 pm
    Shabbat Mincha Service
    5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Service led by our Camp George and HABSTY leadership. Campy Fun Program to follow.

  • 6:00 pm
    Help Send Our Kids To Camp (Spaghetti Fund Raising Dinner)
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Join us for a ‘camp-style’ Saturday night spaghetti dinner and Havdallah song session in support of Holy Blossom Temple’s Camperships

    Saturday, March 4th, 2017
    Services 5pm, Youth Chapel
    Havdallah 5:45pm, Youth Chapel
    Dinner and song session 6:15pm, Philip Smith Hall

    $50/ family household
    *partial tax receipt will be given

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

  • 9:30 am
    YEC (Youth Education Centre) in Session.
    9:30 am-12:30 pm

    JK, SK & Grade 1 is from 9:30 - 11:30
    Grades 2 - 5 is from 9:30 - 12:30

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

  • 10:00 am
    Sunday Morning Book Club
    10:00 am-11:30 am

    Sundays mornings are always better with a good book club and muffins!

    Please join us over the next few months for 2 more conversations with Sharon Singer. We look forward to hearing what you think! Feel free to come without reading the book – we love hearing your thoughts!
    •Jan. 29 at 10:00 a.m. – After the Fire by Lauren Belfer
    •March 5 at 10:00 a.m. – The Muralist by Barbara Shapiro

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

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

  • 5:00 pm
    JCV HOME (Junior Volunteer Corps. - Hands On Mitzvah Projects)
    5:00 pm-6:30 pm

    Details to follow.

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    YEC (Youth Education Centre) in Session.
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Grades 6 - 7
    *JTEM

    Location: Session.

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

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 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, March 8, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

    Location: Room 209

  • 7:30 pm
    Sisterhood presents Unique Lives
    7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Come out and be original, unique and get inspired by Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood as we present another Unique Lives Series.

    March 8, 2017 in the Enkin Boardroom we invite you to share the stories and lives of our Unique Lives presenters Ellen Cole and Elizabeth Greisman.

    We look forward to welcoming you and hope you can make it. Each of our presenters have an unique story to tell and share.

    Location: Enkin Boardroom

Thursday, March 9, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

Friday, March 10, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Little Blossoms
    10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat with Mark Weinstock

    Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! This fun and interactive program is offered for babies and children 3 years and younger, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. Marky Weinstock is excited to be back leading ‘Little Blossoms Shabbat Prep’ bringing his enthusiasm and experience as an award winning musician and respected educator. His blend of traditional and original songs will have everyone singing, moving and smiling! Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart.

    ALL JANUARY SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL!

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

Saturday, March 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

  • 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.

  • 7:30 pm
    HBT Purim Variety Show
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

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

  • 9:30 am
    ****No YEC School is NOT in Session****
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Location: Session****

  • 10:00 am
    No Temple Singers Rehearsal
    10:00 am-12:00 pm

  • 11:00 am
    The Spectacular Family Megillah Reading and Purim Shpiel
    11:00 am-2:00 pm

    Followed by an Amazing Carnival for kids of all ages. Look out for new games for kids 8 and older, a bouncy castle for the little ones, and more!
    Purim is free and open to friends and neighbours, but registration is required. Food will be on sale during the event.

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

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    ***No YEC (Youth Education Centre) School is NOT in session***
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    Location: session***

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

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 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, March 15, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

    Location: Room 209

Thursday, March 16, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

  • 10:00 am
    Little Blossoms
    10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat with Mark Weinstock

    Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! This fun and interactive program is offered for babies and children 3 years and younger, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. Marky Weinstock is excited to be back leading ‘Little Blossoms Shabbat Prep’ bringing his enthusiasm and experience as an award winning musician and respected educator. His blend of traditional and original songs will have everyone singing, moving and smiling! Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart.

    ALL JANUARY SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL!

  • 5:45 pm
    Tot Shabbat Service and Vegetarian Pot Luck Dinner
    5:45 pm-8:15 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, followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. Join David Gershon and Rabbi Jordan Helfman for an energetic Tot Shabbat, followed by a vegetarian pot-luck dinner.

    The service includes; Shabbat music, dancing, storytelling and food!. Everyone is welcome, siblings family and anyone you think would benefit from this wonderful service.

    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.

    There is no charge for this evening as it is totally pot luck. Our growing Tot Shabbat community is a great way to meet other Jewish parents with newborn to five-year-old children. Please RSVP by going to 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, March 18, 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
    Intergenerational Shabbat Service
    10:30 am-12:30 pm

    NEW! Intergenerational Shabbat Service
    All are welcome!

    The third Saturday of every month in Holy Blossom Temple’s Youth Chapel at 10:30am
    (Jan 21, Feb 18, March 18, April 15, May 20)

    לדור ודור L’dor va’dor – from generation to generation. Once a month, our whole congregation sings and prays together in the Youth Chapel to celebrate Shabbat. This service in an opportunity for extra-special family time on Shabbat morning with David Gershon of Judy & David and our clergy team.
    Midway thought the service, kids and their grandparents are invited to a break-out experience with storytelling and snacks. Parents are welcome to stay for the regular service, or come along to the intergenerational program. We encourage you to stay after the service for a light Kiddush lunch.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
  • 9:00 am
    Shacharit Service
    9:00 am-9:30 am

  • 9:30 am
    ****No YEC School is NOT in Session****
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Location: Session****

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

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

Monday, March 20, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • 6:30 pm
    YEC (Youth Education Centre) in Session.
    6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Grades 6 - 7
    *JTEM

    Location: Session.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 6:00 pm
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 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, March 22, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

    Location: Room 209

  • 7:30 pm
    Centre for Arts & Culture, Eye on Israel, The Gatekeepers
    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Thursday, March 23, 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
    Ma'ariv Service
    6:00 pm-6:30 pm

Friday, March 24, 2017
  • 7:30 am
    Shacharit Service
    7:30 am-8:00 am

  • 10:00 am
    Little Blossoms
    10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat with Mark Weinstock

    Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! This fun and interactive program is offered for babies and children 3 years and younger, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. Marky Weinstock is excited to be back leading ‘Little Blossoms Shabbat Prep’ bringing his enthusiasm and experience as an award winning musician and respected educator. His blend of traditional and original songs will have everyone singing, moving and smiling! Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart.

    ALL JANUARY SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL!

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

    Location: Youth Chapel

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