Rabbi Michael SatzMy life as a rabbi has taken me from the American Midwest (I grew up in St. Louis and went to HUC-JIR Cincinnati), to the East Coast (Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ), to the West Coast (Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, CA), and now to Toronto (my wife’s native city).

At Holy Blossom I have the honour to work with our adult learners, those passionate about social justice, lovers of Israel, and our compassionate congregants in our Bikkur Cholim committee. Lately, I have taken an interest in the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish spiritual path focused on building up our positive character traits—in other words, how to be a mentch.

I love to play guitar, especially with HBT’s Neginah Band, and I dream of the day that my rabbinical school band the Minor Prophets gets back together. I am a wannabe connoisseur  of Chinese tea, but, most importantly, I am married to Rabbi Janice Elster, and we are the parents of Eitan and Ammiel Elster-Satz.

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June 3, 2019 - Shabbat Sermon: Rabbi Satz

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May 29, 2019 - Rabbinic Reflection: Rabbi Michael Satz

Last night at Holy Blossom we hosted our Muslim partners from the Intercultural Dialogue Institute of the GTA for an Iftar dinner Read more »

May 1, 2019 - Rabbinic Reflection: Rabbi Michael Satz

As Pesach, our Festival of Freedom was ending we hear the news of another synagogue being attacked by a white supremacist six months after eleven Jews were murdered in Pittsburgh. This time in Poway, CA in San Diego County Read more »

January 23, 2019 - Listening at Sinai              

This week our Torah portion is Yitro which contains the Aseret HaDibrot, the Ten Utterances, or as we usually say, the Ten Commandments Read more »

December 12, 2018 - Join the Conversation on Human Rights and Dignity

Seventy years ago this week the United Nations, newly established after WWII, passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Read more »

November 19, 2018 - Shabbat Sermon: Rabbi Satz

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October 3, 2018 - The Meaning of Our Creation Story

This Shabbat, we begin the Torah reading cycle again in the beginning with Parashat B’reishit Read more »

August 8, 2018 - Dispatches from Camp George

One of the many pleasures of being a rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple is the opportunity to be on faculty for a week every summer at URJ Camp George Read more »

June 18, 2018 - Rabbi Satz Shabbat Sermon

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June 18, 2018 - Rabbi Satz Shabbat Sermon

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