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In Judaism study is a kind of worship.  On Yom Kippur afternoon from 1:30 – 3:00 pm we pause from our prayer services to devote ourselves to life-long learning.  We are fortunate to be able to offer such a range of topics and teachers.  Something for everyone.

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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