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Yom Kippur Day

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Early Family Service: 9:00 a.m. Eisendrath Auditorium/Youth Chapel
  • Morning Service: 10:00 a.m. Main Sanctuary/Philip Smith Congr. Hall
  • Service for 20 & 30 Somethings: 11:00 a.m. Activity Room
  • Late Family Service: 11:30 a.m. Eisendrath Auditorium/Youth Chapel
  • Multiple Study Sessions: 1:30-3:00 p.m. Multiple Locations
  • Little Blossoms’ Service: 2:00 p.m. Philip Smith Congregational Hall
    –(for children five and younger)
  • Young Readers’ Service: 2:00 p.m. Activity Room (for children six through eight)
  • Afternoon Service: 3:30 p.m. Main Sanctuary/Philip Smith Congregational Hall
  • Neilah: approx. 6:00 p.m. Main Sanctuary/Philip Smith Congregational Hall
    –(special welcome for children in PSCH)

20s and 30s Yom Kippur Service

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
11:00 a.m.
with Rabbi Helfman, Mark Weinstock and Mira Lyon

“Repentance at the Edge of Humanity”
presented by Ely Rosenblum, Phd Candidate, University of Cambridge.

Our 20s and 30s community comes together to pray and reflect this Yom Kippur. The interactive study presented by Ely Rosenblum will take us from our seats in shul to the edge of the human experience, testing one of the hardest attributes – the ability to forgive.

Come for the service, come to see long-lost friends and make a few new ones. Whatever brings you to HBT these HHDs, come join us as our community discusses the limits of repentance and forgiveness on this Yom Kippur, this Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur Multiple Study Sessions

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Multiple Locations

  • The Jews or the World, Whom Should We Love Best?  The Divides and Dilemmas of a People Today
    Rabbi John Moscowitz, Rabbi Emeritus of Holy Blossom Temple – Youth Chapel (Third Floor)
  • Our Nation’s Teshuvah: Honouring the final year of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Danny Richmond, Director of Community Engagement, Ve’ahavta and the Inspirit Foundation – Music Room – Rm. 200 (Second Floor)
  • The Boundaries of Forgiveness: a study of Yiddish songs from 1943-1945 Ukraine
    Professor Anna Shternshis, Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies at The University of Toronto – Room 304 (Third Floor)
  • The Rabbinate Idea of Yetzer Hara, The Human Inclination to Do Evil
    Rabbi Donald Splansky, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Am, Framingham, Massachusetts – Religious School Foyer (First Floor)
  • Seeking Stillness in God’s Presence – A Study-Meditation on The Thirteen Attributes of God
    Cheryl Sylvester, Professional Leadership Coach and student of Jewish Meditation.  This experiential learning will include text study as well as silence, melody, and guided meditation. – Sisterhood Lounge (First Floor)
  • Israel’s Safety in Light of the Iran Deal
    Professor Stephen Toope, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at The University of Toronto – Eisendrath Auditorium (Second Floor)
  • Private Prayer and Study
 Enjoy the quiet setting of the Main Sanctuary for private contemplation. Enjoy the remarkable 360 degree views from atop Jacob’s Tower.
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