May 2, 2017 - Cantor Maissner and Holy Blossom Share an Important Development

I am pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2020, I will become Holy Blossom’s first Cantor Emeritus. Read more »

May 1, 2017 - YOM HULEDET SAMEACH to my beloved ISRAEL

We all pray for peace and safety and a triumphant celebration. Read more »

April 21, 2017 - The Vocation of the Choir

The 40 voices at Holy Blossom create a fullness of sound unique among Toronto's synagogues. Read more »

March 27, 2017 - A Multimedia Exhibition of Synagogues in Germany

A Virtual Reconstruction Read more »

March 21, 2017 - It is my pleasure to introduce you to Songs of the Haggadah

Haggadah, literally means telling. Read more »

March 6, 2017 - Hobart Tasmania

Surprising there is a synagogue in Hobart Tasmania. Read more »

January 25, 2017 - The Minor Prophets: Road Stories - Greater Cincinnati

By Rabbi Michael Satz. Read more »

January 23, 2017 - It was indeed a special intimate gathering for a MELAVEH MALKAH celebration

Video: Enjoy the few musical measures of an intimate evening. Read more »

December 15, 2016 - Festival of Light: From the Cantor

How many “dedications” of Chanukah do we celebrate? Read more »

November 14, 2016 - Musical Heritage Concert Series 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce... Read more »

November 9, 2016 - The Cantor's Remembrance Day: My Father-in-Law, A War Hero

It is my honor to share this love romantic story with all... Read more »

November 8, 2016 - Interfaith Concert: Celebrating our uniqueness and bond as Canadians

By Jeff Baker Read more »

October 20, 2016 - Peace and Harmony in Our Neighborhood

The Interfaith Peace Concert is A Festival of Love and Harmony... Read more »

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

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

June 23, 2016 - Video: The Mambo Angels at Holy Blossom Temple

By Cantor Beny Maissner. Great performance with THE MAMBO ANGELS: Gaston, Ari, and Claudio. Jewish Music Week in Toronto is a unique, enriching experience, and THE MAMBO ENGELS lifted the roof off of Holy Blossom Temple. Read more »

May 2, 2016 - Yom Ha'Atzmaut Reflections

NOSTALGIC MEMORIES By Cantor Benjamin Maissner. Each year as Yom Ha’atzmaut Israel’s Independence Day approaches I am filled with nostalgic and yearning memories of years past. It is hard to believe that over five decades have passed since I served in the IDF in the Special Unit NACHAL. It was exactly November 29,1962 when our... Read more »

April 26, 2016 - Kedusha: It was emotional and uplifting--a unique and very special moment in my life

By Sara Charney. Thank-you a thousand times over for all of the work you devoted to the magnificent performance of the Kedusha yesterday. Cantor Osborne wrote a magnificent liturgical piece which you then brought to life in all its glory! I know that you devoted countless hours to rehearsing the score with the Temple singers, the... Read more »

April 13, 2016 - Srul Irving Glick z"l - The Renowned Canadian Composer

By Cantor Benjamin Maissner. Erev Yom Tov for the Seventh Night of Pesach The Survival of the Haggadah A Different Night: Music for Passover – Haggadah Suite Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. Service | Program to follow Tickets not required I had the privilege to be counted among Srul’s z”l close friends. I met Srul... Read more »

April 12, 2016 - “MALACHEI MAMBO” - The Mambo Angels

Sunday, June 5, 2016 7:30 p.m. as part of Jewish Music Week Toronto The exciting sounds of South American Latin Jewish Music. This concert replaces the originally scheduled concert of the Glory of Western European Jewish Music Reborn, with the Hannover Synagogal Choir. The exciting group of Latin American Cantors and a large band will... Read more »

April 11, 2016 - Our Jewish Mission to Spain

By Beny Maissner. JULY 3RD – 14th, 2016 WITH HOPE AND BENY MAISSNER It is now getting big impressive and the BUZZ is all over the USA and CANADA. We now count over 40 Cantors and over 280 CONGREGANTS joining us for this incredible mission. From Barcelona, Cordova, Girona, Toledo, to Madrid, with concerts lectures... Read more »

April 11, 2016 - Kedusha (Sanctification) - First Day Passover

World premier of a new KEDUSHA  (SANCTIFICATION) – Cantor Charles Osborn FIRST DAY PASSOVER Saturday April 23, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. “Kedusha” was commissioned by Cantor Benjamin Maissner at the request of Sara Beth Charney, through the Esther Gelber Fund at the Canadian Music Centre, in memory of her mother, Esther Salomon Gelber. Don’t miss this great... Read more »

March 17, 2016 - Seventh Night of Pesach: The Survival of the Haggadah by Rouhama Danto

Erev Yom Tov for the Seventh Night of Pesach The Survival of the Haggadah A Different Night: Music for Passover – Haggadah Suite By Rouhama Danto. There is hardly a book, other than the Bible which was written, published and decorated so continuously as the Passover Haggadah. Its content have been preserved for about 2000 years, and... Read more »

January 4, 2016 - Passover Haggadah Choir

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you well and relaxed anticipating the New Year. Our Rabbis and I have been thinking of how we can engage you and your generation to get involved at Temple in a variety of ways. Music is one of the exciting things we do well at HBT. I am... Read more »

December 21, 2015 - Mission to Spain

By Cantor Benjamin Maissner. CANTORS ASSEMBLY ON A MISSION TO SPAIN HOPE AND BENY ARE LEADING A MISSION TO JEWISH SPAIN JULY 3 – 14, 2016 There are now over seventy Cantors with congregants from all over North America participating. We will explain some new information concerning logistics, lectures and touring. This trip promises to be... Read more »

December 14, 2015 - Shabbat Shira!

MUSICAL HERITAGE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS: Folk/World Music Shabbat Service and Shabbat Shira Dinner Concert Featuring Noam Katz and Mark Weinstock Friday, January 22, 2016 6:00 p.m. Service 7:00 p.m. Dinner Concert A joyful Kabbalat Shabbat service with two special guests: Rabbi Noam Katz, a composer and artist who brings a unique spirituality and sense of... Read more »