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

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    Jan
    18
    January 18 @ 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

    Jan
    20
    January 20 @ 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

    Jan
    21
    January 21 @ 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.

  • Downtown Lunch and Learn: Jewish Business Ethics

    Jan
    23
    January 23 @ 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

  • Understanding Your Bereavement & Healing

    Jan
    23
    January 23 @ 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.

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

    Jan
    23
    January 23 @ 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

    Jan
    24
    January 24 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

  • The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism

    Jan
    24
    January 24 @ 7:30 pm

    Rabbi Larry Englander, Rabbi Emeritus, Solel Congregation. Books will be for sale and the author will be signing books following the lecture

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    Jan
    25
    January 25 @ 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

    Jan
    27
    January 27 @ 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

    Jan
    28
    January 28 @ 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

    Jan
    30
    January 30 @ 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.

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

    Jan
    30
    January 30 @ 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

    Jan
    31
    January 31 @ 9:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

  • Edgy Judaism With Rabbi Jordan Helfman

    Jan
    31
    January 31 @ 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

    Rabbi Helfman will lead us in the thinking and theory of ‘applied Reform Judaism’ as we look at living life on the edge of tradition and modernity.

  • Thursday Shacharit, Breakfast and Talmud Study

    Feb
    1
    February 1 @ 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.

  • Sunday Book Club with Sharon Singer

    Feb
    1
    February 1 @ 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on February 1, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on April 8, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on May 6, 2018 at 10:00am

  • Torah and Rabbinic Sources for the Importance of Exercise and Healthy Eating

    Feb
    1
    February 1 @ 7:30 pm

    Eating sensibly, regular exercise, taking care of our bodies - the modern way to live healthy? Turns out, not so modern. The Torah and our Sages have been encouraging Jews to live healthy for eons. They even recommend foods we should eat and exercises we should perform to safeguard our bodies.

  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Yael Splansky

    Feb
    3
    February 3 @ 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

    Feb
    3
    February 3 @ 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 3, 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!

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

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