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Friday, December 11, 2015
Intergenerational Chanukah Partyimage001
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Nosh on Latkes and Sufganiyot.
Spin the dreidel.
Create Chanukah crafts.
Dance to Oozakazoo.
Join us as we light our communal menorah.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by Tuesday, December 8, 2015 to Elana Fehler, [email protected] or 416-789-3291, ext. 532. 

Friday, December 11, 2015
Kabbalat Shabbat
6:00 p.m.

Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson join Cantor Maissner on the bimah of our main sanctuary for a joyous Friday night service.

The music we sing each week is deeply part of who Josh and Neshama are.

Come and hear them bring it to life!


Saturday, December 12, 2015
Shabbat Morning

Torah Study: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
A leading voice of the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism, Rabbi Nir Barkin, will teach.

3aef95b8-ecaa-42b7-bea4-bd2a5ca3aa8eShabbat Morning Services: 10:30 a.m.
Services will include a sermonette delivered by Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the immediate Past President of the Union for Reform Judaism.

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Monday, December 14, 2015
Seniors/Mondays at the Temple Chanukah Party
12:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 for Temple members, $7 for non-members

Lunch and a musical program with Cantor Maissner and Lindi Rivers, accompanied by Nadia Adler

Chanukah at HBT - The Videos!

HABSTY's Annual Latke Fry!

Latke FryIt’s that time of the year again! Bring your own spatula, or use one of ours, to try your hand at frying the best latke!

Sunday, December 6, 2015
12:45 p.m.

Come as a team, or join one when you arrive!

Who will go home with this year’s apron??

Be sure not to miss this afternoon of tons of fun, and some good food!!!

Everyone in JVC and HABSTY (Grades 6 and up) is invited to compete!!

Creating Family Chanukah Celebrations

Happy ChanukahLast Shabbat, the Youth Education Centre shared some ideas on creating family Chanukah celebrations and traditions prior to Family Service.  Check out some ideas to enhance your family celebrations this year at Chanukah, and use our planning sheet to design your family Chanukah plan.

Share your stories of celebration with us at [email protected].

Chanukah greetings from Cantor Beny Maissner

Cantor CollageDear Friends,

On the eve of our festival of lights, I greet you with joyful songs of hope and aspiration, for a year full of light ahead and a shiny future beyond.

The festival of light is about the conquest of goodness, freedom, and the victory of the few, against the forces of evil. Like in those days, BAYAMIM HAHEM BAZMAN HAZEH – we pray the light forces evil out of existence and prevails.

Enjoy CHANUKAH with the spirit of SONG, click here.

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  • Janis Feldman Siner

    OSRUI camp in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin = URJ (formerly UAHC) camp; I attended in the early 1960s with three Jewish campers from Holy Blossom Temple: Does anyone know Jeff Levy or Robert Kirzner? I hope I remember their names correctly. We were friends at camp, and I would love to be in touch, 50+years later. Celebrated Havdalah with Neshama Carlbach and [email protected] Chicago last year. I was national secretary of NFTY in 1965 and served at that time with (a then-college student) Rabbi Eric Yoffie. Would appreciate a response to my post. Thanks. Shalom and Happy Chanukah!

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