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L’hitraot, Rabbi Helfman & Family

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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L’hitraot, Rabbi Helfman & Family

Shabbat VaYigash, 5782
December 10-11, 2021

With gratitude, we celebrate eight and a half years of Rabbi Helfman’s service to Holy Blossom Temple.
With pride, we honour the impact he has made in the Toronto Jewish community and in the global Reform Movement.
With heavy hearts, we say L’hitraot to Rabbi Helfman, Jemma, Toby, Henriette, Molly, and Dov, who have all become part of the Holy Blossom family.
And with great anticipation, we see them off to England, where Rabbi Helfman will lead a congregation of his own, The South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue.

To honour Rabbi Helfman’s leadership, you may wish to make a donation to support our Family Services, which have meant so much to the Helfman Family over the years and are planned to begin again in January.

Please note that Rabbi Helfman’s last day in the office will be Tuesday, November 30th.


Coming to our L’hitrahot, Rabbi Helfman Services in person, click here to fill out our pre-screening form on the day of the service you are attending. 

Masks and physical distancing are required. Please note, that everyone returning to Holy Blossom for the first time will be invited to light Shabbat candles as a special ritual to mark the occasion. 

(you can still join us on our livestream for services on our livestream page and Facebook page)


Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, December 10, 6 pm
Rabbi Helfman will lead the service to greet Shabbat.

Click here to join our Face to Face Zoom Service Passcode: 571435


Shabbat Morning, Saturday, December 11, 10:30 am
Rabbi Helfman will address the congregation with his farewell sermon.
There will be a chance to meet and greet after the service.

To join us online for Shabbat Morning Services, we will be Livestreaming through our Facebook Page as well as through our website. Please find the links below to join us for this coming Shabbat:


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December 11
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