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

  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Nir Barkin

    Mar
    25
    March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

    "What do we need and who do we need to build our Temple? An observation of Parashot Vayakhel & Pikudei."

  • A Season of Mussar

    Mar
    27
    March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 5, 2017

    Life comes with tests – often in the relationships with the people we love the most.

  • Breaking through the (Stained) Glass Ceiling

    Mar
    28
    March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Holy Blossom Temple’s Schwartz Reisman Centre for Jewish Learning and Young Professionals @ HBT invite you to a Lunch and Learn.

  • Israeli Relations in the Trump Era

    Mar
    28
    March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Gil Troy is a leading political historian, and one of today’s most prominent activists in the fight against the delegitimization of Israel.

  • A Season of Mussar

    Apr
    3
    April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 5, 2017

    Life comes with tests – often in the relationships with the people we love the most.

  • Religious Zionism: Its Past and Its Future

    Apr
    5
    April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Elana Stein Hain at Holy Blossom Temple Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for this lecture

  • Visions for a Shared Society: The “Tribes” of Israel

    Apr
    5
    April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    What are the core values of some of the “tribes” that comprise Israel today? What are the challenges and the possibilities for building a Jewish and Democratic Israel?

  • A Season of Mussar

    Apr
    10
    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 5, 2017

    Life comes with tests – often in the relationships with the people we love the most.

  • A Season of Mussar

    Apr
    17
    April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 5, 2017

    Life comes with tests – often in the relationships with the people we love the most.

  • Wit, Voice and Vision: Three Jewish Poets

    Apr
    19
    April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Three Toronto Jewish poets who use wit as a pathway to wisdom will read poems on Jewish themes...

  • Jewish Song Writers And The Evolution Of American Music

    Apr
    20
    April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Do you recognize names like, Berlin, Rogers, Hammerstein, Hart, Kern, Kahn, Lerner, Lowe, North, Zaret, Harburg, Arlen, Caesar, Gershwin? You will once you have seen the documentary.

  • A Season of Mussar

    Apr
    24
    April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 5, 2017

    Life comes with tests – often in the relationships with the people we love the most.

  • Conversational Beginner’s Yiddish

    Apr
    25
    April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017

    Beginners welcome – no knowledge of Yiddish required!

  • Israel’s Consul General, Galit Baram will address the congregation

    Apr
    29
    April 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    It is an honour to welcome the Israeli Consul General back to Holy Blossom Temple.

  • A Season of Mussar

    May
    1
    May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until June 5, 2017

    Life comes with tests – often in the relationships with the people we love the most.

  • The Jews of Japan with Dr. Tony Fattal

    May
    2
    May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join in conversation with Dr. Tony Fattal about this unique time in Jewish history. Tony Fattal was born in Kobe, Japan in 1942.

  • Conversational Beginner’s Yiddish

    May
    2
    May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017

    Beginners welcome – no knowledge of Yiddish required!

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

Our Life Long Learning Gallery

Our Life Long Learning Stories

March 3, 2017 - This was not your typical book-reading: 44 Hours or Strike!

By Gillian Helfield. Read more »

October 21, 2016 - Thank you! The Golden Age of Jewish Television

By Gillian Helfield Read more »

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 »