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March 7, 2018 - Holy Blossom Temple Annual Tzedakah Fair!

Last month, our Grade 7 students participated in our annual Tzedakah Fair Read more »

February 21, 2018 - CARING IN CANADA: The Period Purse Project

Holy Blossom Sisterhood members have been highlighted by CHAI Mitzvah for the good work they are doing for homeless women! Read more »

February 7, 2018 - Welcoming our new Shinshinim!

Our new Shinshinim will be joining us in August, 2018! Read more »

December 27, 2017 - HBTogether: The Sky's the Limit

Our first meeting will be on February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Ontario Read more »

December 14, 2017 - Boston URJ Biennial 2017

What a spiritual, intellectual, fun and informative few days, together with over 5500 reform Jews. Read more »

December 13, 2017 - URJ Biennial in Boston – where ‘everyone knows the HBT name’

I've just returned from an exhilarating, energizing (and slightly exhausting) 5 day conference, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)’s Biennial. Read more »

December 13, 2017 - Shinshinim: Where are they now?

Our Shinshinim have been an integral part of our community for the past 11 years. Read more »

December 13, 2017 - So… Who are your ten?

As a relative newcomer to the Reform Movement, I jumped on the chance to attend the URJ’s Biennial conference in Boston. Read more »

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 »

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