Holy Blossom Temple is as much a House of Study as a House of Worship.

See below for a complete listing of all our Life Long Learning programming, and learn how you can get involved!

The Gerald Schwartz/Heather Reisman Centre for Jewish Learning at Holy Blossom Temple Life Long Learning Calendar

  • Sunday Morning Book Club with Sharon Singer – The December Project

    Nov
    19
    November 19 @ 10:30 am

    We look forward to hearing what you think!

  • You Can Ukulele! with Susan Baskin

    Nov
    19
    November 19 @ 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Sunday, repeating until June 10, 2018

    In 1915, when the ukulele was first introduced to people, it sparked the world’s first uke craze.

  • Mondays at the Temple: Upcoming

    Nov
    20
    November 20 @ 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 4, 2017

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Monday, the Temple offers a variety of opportunities for older adults.

  • Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing

    Nov
    21
    November 21 @ 6:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    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.

  • More Yiddish at Holy Blossom!

    Nov
    21
    November 21 @ 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 5, 2017

    Join us for this unique 5 week session of Conversational Yiddish. Beginners welcome – no knowledge of Yiddish required.

  • The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People

    Nov
    21
    November 21 @ 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 20, 2018

    We will investigate the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the modern State of Israel—a shared common space for a people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national, and geographic.

  • Sisterhood Torah Study – Crisis & Continuity with Mark Goodman

    Nov
    22
    November 22 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Connecting through Culture & Art – Experience Israeli Cuisine – a unique HBT Event! **SOLD OUT**

    Nov
    22
    November 22 @ 6:30 pm

    With Israeli Chef, Benny Cohen

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    Nov
    23
    November 23 @ 8:20 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:20am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

    Temple members may be interested in a new study opportunity.

  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Yael Splansky

    Nov
    25
    November 25 @ 9:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

    Together we'll study the weekly Torah portion, its corresponding commentaries both ancient and modern, and discover their eternal relevance.

  • You Can Ukulele! with Susan Baskin

    Nov
    26
    November 26 @ 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:15pm on Sunday, repeating until June 10, 2018

    In 1915, when the ukulele was first introduced to people, it sparked the world’s first uke craze.

  • Mondays at the Temple: Upcoming

    Nov
    27
    November 27 @ 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until December 4, 2017

    From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Monday, the Temple offers a variety of opportunities for older adults.

  • Downtown Lunch and Learn: Jewish Business Ethics

    Nov
    28
    November 28 @ 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 28, 2017 at 12:15pm

    One event on December 19, 2017 at 12:15pm

    One event on January 23, 2018 at 12:15pm

    One event on February 27, 2018 at 12:15pm

    One event on March 27, 2018 at 12:15pm

    One event on April 24, 2018 at 12:15pm

    One event on March 22, 2018 at 12:15pm

    One event on June 26, 2018 at 12:15pm

    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....

  • Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing

    Nov
    28
    November 28 @ 6:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    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.

  • More Yiddish at Holy Blossom!

    Nov
    28
    November 28 @ 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 5, 2017

    Join us for this unique 5 week session of Conversational Yiddish. Beginners welcome – no knowledge of Yiddish required.

  • Sisterhood Torah Study – Crisis & Continuity with Mark Goodman

    Nov
    29
    November 29 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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    Nov
    29
    November 29 @ 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 29, 2017 at 7:30pm

    One event on February 6, 2018 at 7:30pm

    One event on March 6, 2018 at 7:30pm

    The Schwartz/Reisman Centre for Jewish Learning presents

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    Nov
    30
    November 30 @ 8:20 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:20am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

    Temple members may be interested in a new study opportunity.

For more information, please send an email to Debbie Spiegel or call (416) 789-3291, ext. 239.

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February 24, 2016 - Old Gems, Newly Polished: Lifelong Learning at Holy Blossom Temple

By Rabbi Yael Splansky. In our daily prayer for Revelation we say:  “Compassionate God, inspire us to know and understand, to listen, learn and teach, to observe and uphold with love all the teachings of Your Torah.”  From these few lines, we can infer a great deal about the Jewish approach to learning. That first spark... Read more »

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