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

  • Intercontinental Rosh Chodesh Study

    Feb
    26
    February 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood invites you to celebrate Rosh Hodesh Adar.

  • Mondays at the Temple: February 27, 2017

    Feb
    27
    February 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Please join us when our Senior Rabbi, Yael Splansky will talk to us about the on-going revolution of Reform Judaism. After lunch we will also have our monthly sing-a-long.

  • Sources, Sages and Social Issues with Rabbi Benjie Gruber

    Feb
    28
    February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 28, 2017

    Rabbi Benjie Gruber is here in Toronto for an 8 month stay as rabbi-in-residence at Temple Har Zion, through a sponsorship of ARZA Canada.

  • Sunday Book Club: Two great books for the start of the year!

    Mar
    5
    March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Sundays mornings are always better with a good book club and muffins!

  • Mondays at the Temple: March 5, 2017

    Mar
    5
    March 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Jews and Jazz Dr. Andrew Scott, Associate Dean of Creative Arts at Humber College will be speaking about Jews and Jazz. Dr. Scott is a composer and a guitarist and this topic will be a first for Mondays @ the Temple.

  • Sisterhood Presents: Unique Lives with Ellen Cole and Elizabeth Greisman

    Mar
    8
    March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Come out and be original, unique and get inspired by Holy Blossom Temple Sisterhood...

  • A Season of Mussar

    Mar
    13
    March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    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.

  • Limmud 2017: HBT sends four of our own to present this year!

    Mar
    19
    March 19

    This year Holy Blossom Temple is proud to have Four teachers present at Limmud 2017. This is an amazing all-day learning conference, we we invite all of our community to attend!

  • A Season of Mussar

    Mar
    20
    March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    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.

  • Eye on Israel: The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2012)

    Mar
    22
    March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Please join us for screening and discussion of this Oscar-nominated documentary, which tells the story of Shin Bet...

  • A Season of Mussar

    Mar
    27
    March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    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.

  • Ten years of Celebrating Our Shinshinim

    Mar
    31
    March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    All are invited to join us for a special Shinshinim Shabbat!

  • A Season of Mussar

    Apr
    3
    April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    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.

  • 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
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    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.

  • My 100 Children, a documentary film by Oshra Schwartz Reim

    Apr
    13
    April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    When Lena Kuchlar discovered orphaned Jewish children in Krakow after WWII, she employed the progressive psychiatric methods of Janusz Korczak and slowly brought these damaged kids...

  • 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.

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

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 »

November 5, 2015 - Thank you: Participants, Professor Michael Marrus, Mayor John Tory - #HEW

Wednesday evening, November 4, 2015 we welcomed Professor Michael Marrus for Holocaust Education Week. 250 members of the community, along with Mayor John Tory joined us for an inspirational and moving conversation. We thank the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre for giving us this amazing opportunity. We are especially honoured that Mayor Tory... Read more »