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Adult Ed CoverOur Schwartz Reisman Centre for Jewish Learning at Holy Blossom has wrapped up the first few months of the program year with excellent feedback on programming. Attendance has been strong and our leadership has taken an active role in planning our events.

We invite you to peruse this chronological listing of programs from January – June 2016. Much more information will follow via our HBT website. Please watch for details on our website, and don’t miss these exciting opportunities. Bring a friend, a neighbour and enjoy!

Debbie Spiegel
Director of Education


Shabbat Torah Study
Rabbi Yael Splansky
Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Sisterhood Torah Study
Mark Goodman
Wednesdays, at 9:30 a.m.

Talmud Study
Mark Goodman
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. after Shacharit services

Beit Midrash Shabbat Learning
Marla Powers, facilitator
Saturdays, January 9, February 6, March 5, April 9, June 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Brotherhood Study Group, Maimonides and Buber: A Religion of the Intellect vs. a Religion of Personal Encounter
Rabbi Michael Stroh, rabbi emeritus, Temple Har Zion
Thursdays, January 7-28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Brotherhood

Stitching Treasures: Exploring the Art of Judaic Needlepoint
Jodi Bager, artist
Thursdays, January 7- February 4 and February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Brotherhood Breakfasts
January 10, February 7, March 6, April 10, May 8

Jewish Communities Around the World; a 3 part series
The Jews of China: A Tale of 3 Cities, Dr. Marion Gerwitz
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Jews of Barbados, Jerry Kreindler
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Jews of Brazil, Sandra Merovic
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Sisterhood

Three Minutes in Poland
Glen Kurtz, author
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Young Leadership participants and Manishiewitz

Learning about Maimonides
Rabbi Michael Satz
Shabbat, February 6, 2016 after Kiddush

Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature at Holy Blossom Temple
A Guide for the Perplexed
Dara Horn, author
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Book Club
Sharon Singer
Sundays, March 6, April 17, 2016 at 10:30 p.m.

CJN [email protected]: Rabbi2Rabbi
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Yael Splansky and Rabbi Mark Fishman, Congregation Beth Tikvah, Montreal
Moderated by Yoni Goldstein, CJN

The “Zohar Revolution” – How Can Kabbalah Enrich our Jewish Lives?
Rabbi Larry Englander, rabbi emeritus Solel Congregation
Wednesdays, March 16-April 6 at 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn; Lunch provided
Non-members $10

Prisoner of Tehran
Marina Nemat, author
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Sisterhood

Social Justice: Prophets, Rabbis, and the Reform Movement
Rabbi Michael Satz
Tuesdays, April 5-19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

In the First Person: Women of Distinction
Helena Fine & Anne Dublin
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Sisterhood

Seder 101: Learn about new seder experiences for the family
Rabbi Yael Splansky
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Yom HaShoah: Our Holocaust Day Commemoration
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Yom HaZikaron commemoration
Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration
Wednesday May 11, 2016

Job and a Serious Man
Rabbi Yael Splansky & Professor Adam Sol
Tuesdays, May 17-31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
In memory of Harold Heft z”l

Harry & Blanche Posen Memorial Lecture
Prof. Gabi Ben Dor, University of Haifa
Monday & Wednesday May 30 & June 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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