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Young Families Circle

Because each family is unique…

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new membership model for young families whose oldest child is 8 or younger.

Based on Terumah – “Gifts from the Heart” – this personalized approach to membership lets each family determine a membership contribution that works for them. And just like all Temple membership contributions, you can make them on a monthly basis and receive a full tax receipt.

Start young! We make it easy to have fun and meaningful Jewish experiences with your little ones – simply come and we’ll do the rest:

  • Join us for Family First Fridays, Tot Shabbat, Shabbat morning Family Services, Little Blossom’s young family Havdalah evenings. Services your kids will love.
  • Sunday morning religious school with educational stories, music and arts and crafts. Hands-on Mitzvah Day and Kids’ Mitzvah Club, and more.
  • Learn with our Parent Education Program “PEP” talks and join Chavurot to “do Jewish” with a small group of other young families.
  • High Holy Day tickets for the whole family
  • Members’ pricing for programs like Little Blossoms and our Youth Education Centre
  • and much, much more!

Join our vibrant community of young families just like yours, led by Rabbis with young families of their own.


New Members: Join Now!
HBT Members: Renew Now!

For more information
Please contact Tema Smith, our Director of Community Engagement by telephone at
416-789-3291 ext. 232, or by email at [email protected].

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Young Families Membership FAQs


Young families are invited to contribute at a level that works for their unique situation. We trust you to determine your financial contribution in a manner that strikes a balance between sustaining our congregation and considering your personal circumstances.

Families can opt to make a sustaining contribution, the financial contribution per family needed to fund the annual budget (currently $3225 for a two-adult household, or $1895 for a one-adult household), or a Terumah contribution. Many families contribute 2% of their gross income.

Our community prides itself on fiscal responsibility. Membership contributions form 54% of our annual revenues – and go a long way in allowing us to continue to operate high-quality programs, engaging worship opportunities, and helping us to create meaningful community.

No, there is no minimum contribution. Our program is designed to help you contribute to Temple in a way that strikes a balance between sustaining our congregation and taking into account each family’s unique financial circumstances

Once you become a member, our talented staff specializing in young families are available to guide your participation in congregational life. We hope that, together, you will discover deeper meaning and a greater sense of purpose in the community.

This new membership program is specifically for families whose oldest child is 8 or younger. However, we warmly welcome all families to Temple – regardless of financial circumstances. Please contact Tema Smith, Director of Community Engagement, at [email protected] or 416-789-3291

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