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!

Download the 2018 Adult Education Brochure

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

  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Yael Splansky

    May
    26
    May 26 @ 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.

  • Israeli Folk Dancing with Paula Warren

    May
    26
    May 26 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

    One event on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

    One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

    One event on January 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on March 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on June 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Join Paula for the monthly class after a delicious kiddush for fun, laughter and a new (or even not so new) skill. It is a great opportunity to be with friends of all ages!

  • Memoirs from Our Members

    May
    27
    May 27 @ 9:00 am

    Shacharit services at 9 AM followed by breakfast, sponsored by Sisterhood, and stories from each of our writers

  • You Can Ukulele! with Susan Baskin

    May
    27
    May 27 @ 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    One event on January 21, 2018 at 12:15pm

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

  • Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing

    May
    29
    May 29 @ 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.

  • Eye on Israel: Movie Night with our Shinshinim

    May
    29
    May 29 @ 7:00 pm

    Join film professor Dr. Gillian Helfield, and our ShinShinim Ido Mordechay and Noa Gordon

  • Conversational Beginner’s Yiddish

    May
    29
    May 29 @ 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 29, 2018

    Learn a new language! Practice your Yiddish!

  • A Season of Mussar II

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

    One event on April 3, 2018 at 7:30pm

    One event on April 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

    One event on May 1, 2018 at 7:30pm

    One event on May 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

    One event on May 29, 2018 at 7:30pm

    One event on June 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

    This is a program for experienced Mussar practitioners

  • Sisterhood Torah Study – Crisis & Continuity with Mark Goodman

    May
    30
    May 30 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    May
    31
    May 31 @ 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.

  • My Canada, Our Israel and the Global Community

    May
    31
    May 31 @ 7:30 pm

    Deborah Lyons, Canada's Ambassador to Israel, and Marc-Andre Blanchard, Canada's Ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, lead a conversation about Israel issues and the Canada-­Israel relationship, moderated by Professor Irving Abella, President of the Royal Society of Canada...

  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Yael Splansky

    Jun
    2
    June 2 @ 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

    Jun
    3
    June 3 @ 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    One event on January 21, 2018 at 12:15pm

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

  • Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing

    Jun
    5
    June 5 @ 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.

  • What we talk about when we talk about…Intermarriage

    Jun
    5
    June 5 @ 7:30 pm

    After private discussions on contemporary issues relating to the Jewish world, Rabbis Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Yael Splansky and Chaim Strauchler have decided to bring their community into their conversation

  • Sisterhood Torah Study – Crisis & Continuity with Mark Goodman

    Jun
    6
    June 6 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    Jun
    7
    June 7 @ 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

    Jun
    9
    June 9 @ 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.

  • Israeli Folk Dancing with Paula Warren

    Jun
    9
    June 9 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

    One event on November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

    One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

    One event on January 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on March 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on April 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on May 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

    One event on June 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Join Paula for the monthly class after a delicious kiddush for fun, laughter and a new (or even not so new) skill. It is a great opportunity to be with friends of all ages!

  • You Can Ukulele! with Susan Baskin

    Jun
    10
    June 10 @ 12:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    One event on January 21, 2018 at 12:15pm

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

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

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Our Life Long Learning Stories

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 »

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

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

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