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The Holy Blossom Fine Arts Committee welcomes new members to join the committee to:

  • Make arrangements “behind the scenes” for exhibits and art shows several times a year
  • Visit galleries and studios in and around Toronto
  • Attend art-related lectures and programs
  • Participate in committee work
  • Join us in other various activities and special events

The Fine Arts Committee was initiated over forty years ago by Rabbi Plaut to:

  • Enhance our Temple building
  • Exhibit professional quality art
  • Provide a showcase for Canadian and international work by Jewish artists or work that reflects Judaic content

Past Activities:

  • Worked with “Acceptance and Acquisition Committee” selecting and commissioning projects.(e.g.,  Holocaust Memorial in courtyard, Sisterhood Chuppah, specially designed and woven Torah cover)
  • Commissioned poster to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Holy Blossom Temple
  • Organized and displayed ancient artifacts of the ROM’s collection from the Kaifeng Synagogue in an elegant setting designed by late architect Jack Bronzel. (It stayed with us for 12 years until 1984 and is now at Museum of Diaspora in Israel.)
  • Organized members’ art shows
  • Displayed exhibits by artists such as Leonard Baskin, Ray Cattall, Ken Danby, Charles Pachter and many others

Fine Arts Stories

September 27, 2019 - Last Folio: Exhibit & Special Event at Holy Blossom

To inaugurate our new gallery space in honour of Rosh Hashanah 5780, Holy Blossom Temple is proud to present selections from The Last Folio by renowned Slovak-Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc. Read more »

August 30, 2019 - Tapestry of Spirit: The Torah Stitch by Stitch Project

In the beginning, Holy Blossom Temple member Temma Gentles had a dream to create a project that would bring women and the Torah together in a deeply meaningful way. Read more »

May 12, 2014 - Please give Torah Stitch by Stitch a Place to Grow

The Holy Blossom Fine Arts Committee welcomes new members to join the committee to: Make arrangements “behind the scenes” for exhibits and art shows several times a year Visit galleries and studios in and around Toronto Attend art-related lectures and programs Participate in committee work Join us in other various activities and special events The... Read more »

Most Recent Projects