Allow us to introduce ourselves

We are the professional team at Holy Blossom Temple.  We each have our own areas of responsibility, but much of our work is collaborative.  We work closely with one another and with Holy Blossom’s dedicated volunteers.

Main Contact Information

Phone: +1 (416) 789-3291
Fax: +1 (416) 789-9697
Email: [email protected]

1950 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5P 3K9

Bereavement/Funeral Contact

If you need to contact Holy Blossom Temple regarding a funeral and the Temple office is closed, please call 416-565-7561. After 10 pm, please contact the funeral home of your choice listed below. To ensure we are available to you in your time of need, we do answer this emergency phone on Shabbat and on holy days. To leave an email, please contact Iris Spitz at [email protected].

Visiting the Cemeteries

While our priority has been and continues to be, our ability to be able to service burials in a timely and efficient manner, we have re-opened our cemetery in a limited manner. The safety of our staff is very important to us. Commencing Monday, June 1, 2020, and until further notice, the cemetery will be open only for visits (no monument unveilings), for limited hours, as follows:

Sundays 12:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Thursdays 12:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Closed on all other days

We are closed for Shabbat, and we will also remain closed on all religious holy days.

Contact the Cemeteries

Department Phones
Archives 274
Board Room 236
Brotherhood 530
Donations/Foundation 265
Family Program 518
YAD: Young Adult Division 231
High Holy Day Information 256
Holy Blossom Temple Foundation 265
Judaica Shop 234
Meeting Room 209 223
Membership 229
Out of the Cold 508
HBT Renewal Campaign 249
Security 271
Seniors’ Program 517
Sisterhood 514
Special Needs 516
Stagecraft Theatre Company 511
Temple Singers 529
Ushers 519

Camp George: (416) 638-2635

Meet our Professional Team

The on-line roster below will help you to know who is who.  Please call on us.  We are here to help you. You can contact our professionals by clicking on the “mail” icons below, or call our main number (above) and reference their extension.

  • Dalia Alalouf
    Dalia Alalouf Hebrew School Supervisor

    Phone extension: 238

  • Lisa Isen Baumal
    Lisa Isen Baumal Director of Youth Engagement

    Phone extension: 242

  • JoAnne Bieman
    JoAnne Bieman Assistant to Rabbis Splansky and Goodman

    Phone extension: 276

  • Abigail Carpenter-Winch
    Abigail Carpenter-Winch Director of Membership and Community Engagement

    Phone extension: 232

  • Rabbi Zachary Goodman
    Rabbi Zachary Goodman Assistant Rabbi

    phone extension: 231

  • Anna Gurevich
    Anna Gurevich Foundation Associate

    Phone extension: 227

  • Rabbi Jordan Helfman
    Rabbi Jordan Helfman Associate Rabbi

    Phone extension: 277

  • Wendy Steinberg Himmel
    Wendy Steinberg Himmel Director of the Early Childhood Centre

    Phone extension: 240

  • Deanna Levy
    Deanna Levy Director of Communications and Marketing

    Phone extension: 246

  • Cantor Emeritus Benjamin Z. Maissner
    Cantor Emeritus Benjamin Z. Maissner Cantor

    Phone extension: 251

  • Rabbi Dow Marmur
    Rabbi Dow Marmur Rabbi Emeritus
  • Sean McCavery
    Sean McCavery Chief Property Officer

    Phone extension: 230

  • Heidi Miller
    Heidi Miller Director of Finance

    Phone extension: 254

  • Lindsay Mockler
    Lindsay Mockler Simcha Coordinator and Assistant to Rabbi Helfman

    Phone extension: 255

  • Rabbi John Moscowitz
    Rabbi John Moscowitz Rabbi Emeritus

    Phone extension: 248

  • Ron Polster
    Ron Polster Executive Director

    ext. 226

  • Neomi Offman
    Neomi Offman Education Department Administrator

    Phone extension: 237

  • Ellen Ostofsky
    Ellen Ostofsky Development Associate

    Phone extension: 261

  • Cantorial Soloist Lindi Rivers
    Cantorial Soloist Lindi Rivers Cantorial Soloist

    Phone extension: 252

  • Cantor David Rosen
    Cantor David Rosen Senior Cantor

    Phone extension: 269

  • Deborah K. Spiegel
    Deborah K. Spiegel Director of Education

    Phone extension: 239

  • Iris Spitz
    Iris Spitz Administrative Assistant

    Phone extension: 224

  • Rabbi Yael Splansky
    Rabbi Yael Splansky Senior Rabbi

    Phone extension: 244

  • Ella Vatagsky
    Ella Vatagsky Bookkeeper

    Phone extension: 225

  • Cindy Zimmer
    Cindy Zimmer Manager of Member and Donor Services

    Phone extension: 229

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