Purim Carnival 5782: Fun in the snow!
By: Lisa Isen Baumal
Last Sunday, the cold and snow did not keep families away – Holy Blossom’s first-ever outdoor Purim carnival was a huge success!
The carnival, complete with games, a large bouncy house, a Magen Boys dance party, hamentashen and hot chocolate, and prizes for all, helped our community get into the Purim spirit. Everyone who attended had a great time, as did all our wonderful teen volunteers who entertained and played games with all the children, and the Purim carnival committee, who worked tirelessly to pull off such a successful event!
Our incredible team included: Karen Abells, chair, Josh Tizel, Lisa Isen Baumal and Rabbi Goodman, Hayley Waugh Aviv Haras, and of course, our terrific Facilities Staff! Thank you to all who supported this fantastic Purim celebration!
We are grateful to the many families who brought food and clothing items for donation fulfilling the mitzvah of matanot l’eyvonim – giving gifts to those in need.
A huge thanks once again to our event sponsors Carole and Jay Sterling, who enabled us to provide a carnival free of charge to all who attended. Thanks to Ganz, Michael Leese and Spin Master Ltd. who provided the wonderful prizes, so that each child was able to leave with a memento of the day.
What a truly happy occasion to see so many people come and celebrate Purim in person, in a safe and joyful way. Exactly the way Purim should be celebrated!
We are excited to share more opportunities for you and your family to reconnect with the Holy Blossom community:
Friday night Tot Shabbat – this Friday, March 18, 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Goodman, Rebecca Joffe and other families on zoom to welcome in Shabbat in song
register here to get the zoom link: Family and Tot Shabbat! – Holy Blossom Temple
Family Service returns to Shabbat Morning!
Join us on Saturday, March 26th, 11:00 am in the Youth Chapel for the first Family Shabbat Service in over 2 years!
David Gershon and Rabbi Tepper will lead an interactive and energetic service with sing-along melodies that will be fun for all ages – complete with breakout groups for children and a light kiddush with bagels after!
Family Service – Holy Blossom Temple
Little Blossoms: Friday morning music classes for our youngest members
There are still some spaces available in our virtual Little Blossoms class, Fridays at 10:30 am.
Little Blossoms is back! – Holy Blossom Temple
Youth Education Centre
Children in Kindergarten – grade 5 are welcome to join our classes for the spring term. Contact Lisa Isen Baumal to learn about the Youth Education Centre’s in person and virtual learning options, and what you and your child can expect from the YEC: [email protected]