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November 8, 2017 - Why I Love Holy Blossom Sunday School

My name is Kiley and I am in gr. 4. Read more »

November 7, 2017 - Marvin Warsh, 97, flew Lancaster bomber in Second World War via Toronto Star

Please join us this Shabbat as we honour and remember. Read more »

October 17, 2017 - A Reflection on Simchat Torah

It was wonderful to be part of such a joyous event!  Read more »

October 3, 2017 - Nostalgic Reflections 

Cantor Shelley Merel (my predecessor) sent two magnificent links to his rendition this Rosh Hashanah, at the young age of 93. Read more »

September 14, 2017 - Listen to Recordings of Cantor Beny Maissner and Choirs Sing Music for the High Holy Days

We at Holy Blossom are especially proud of how the music led by Cantor Maissner makes our services unique... Read more »

September 6, 2017 - Welcome our new Shinshinim - Ido and Noa!

Please leave a comment and join us in welcoming them to our Holy Blossom Community! Read more »

September 5, 2017 - Maccabiah Games: Reflections from our Community

This year I had the privilege of partaking in two life-changing trips to Israel. Read more »

July 5, 2017 - Reflections on Israel Becoming a State for all Jews

As Reform Jews, we have been working tirelessly in concert with colleagues and friends from the Israel Movement for Progressive and Reform Judaism... Read more »

June 29, 2017 - Another successful year! You can Ukulele!

The HBT Ukulele group finished up a great year with a fabulous jam session and dinner on June 25, 2017. Read more »

June 27, 2017 - "I found the Jewish soulfulness I had been seeking for so long..."

I am told by my daughter that there is an emphasis on engaging young Jews to find their way to a meaningful Judaism. Read more »

June 27, 2017 - Side by Side with Charles Pachter Gala

Over 200 guests were present on Wednesday evening, April 26, when Holy Blossom Temple celebrated its 160th Anniversary with a Gala cocktail party highlighting the “Heinz era”. Read more »

June 22, 2017 - VIDEO: Side by Side

In the 1940s and 50s, the Holy Blossom Religious School was a refuge for young congregants to grow their minds and expand their ideas. Read more »

June 21, 2017 - Honouring our ECC teachers

At the ECC, we’re extremely lucky to have an incredible team of dedicated teachers, many of whom have been with Holy Blossom Temple for many years. Read more »

June 13, 2017 - HBT Renewal… Through the Eyes of 55-Year Congregant

I recently had the amazing experience of touring the construction areas of Holy Blossom Temple’s Renewal Project... Read more »

June 4, 2017 - Holy Blossom Temple Out of the Cold thanks MAZON Canada!

HBT’s Out of the Cold Program gratefully acknowledges MAZON Canada for its ongoing financial support. Read more »

May 30, 2017 - VIDEO: Concert Review - Mattan Klein

To have Mattan Klein in honor of Yom Yerushalayim was an incredible experience. Read more »

May 15, 2017 - Thank-you to everyone who supported this year’s HABSTY Bagel Project!

By Lisa Baumal. Read more »

April 27, 2017 - Mazel Tov: Our congregants make a commitment to Jewish Foundation’s Book of Life

Toronto’s Jewish community and its future 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 »

April 18, 2017 - Out Of The Cold at Holy Blossom

By Lawrence Papoff. Read more »

April 10, 2017 - Did you know that 13% of the Jewish population in the GTA is living below the poverty line?

By Jaryd Diamond and Noa Cohen. Read more »

April 4, 2017 - The Good News – and this time there is no Bad News!

Opportunities in our Jewish community for ongoing Jewish education learning! Read more »

April 3, 2017 - Shinshinim: The past 10 years in their voices...

Our ShinShinim. Read more »

March 24, 2017 - Thank you! To our ShinShinim - Eye on Israel Program

By Gillian Helfield Read more »

March 20, 2017 - “Newer” Congregants Hope Leadership Gift Will Inspire Peers

One such Leadership gift has come from Karen and Richard Pilosof... Read more »

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