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Re-Emerging from COVID: Lifting the Soul through Spiritual and Scriptural Teachings

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Re-Emerging from COVID: Lifting the Soul through Spiritual and Scriptural Teachings

Hosted by the Interfaith Committees of Holy Blossom Temple and Congregation Darchei Noam


Session 1: Re-Emerging from COVID: Lifting the Soul through Spiritual and Scriptural Teachings

Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Holy Blossom and on Zoom

We explore historical texts and poignant stories that address emerging from isolation and loneliness. Topics will include how to re-build community, re-establish living lives of value and meaning and refocus on how to reach out again to neighbours and those less fortunate.


Session 2: Re-Emerging from COVID: Mental Health Tools and Techniques for Everyone

Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Darchei Noam and on Zoom

This session looks at the issue of re-emergence through a healing lens with interfaith panelists from the fields of psychology, education, wellness practices and art


Session 3: Re-Emerging from COVID: People Helping People

Sunday, June 26, 2:30– 5:30 pm at Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst Street, North York

The last session provides opportunities for a walk in nature together with interfaith friends and connect with each other in smaller groups to share experiences and resources on how to transition through this period of uncertainty.


Register here today!


Session 1 Moderator:

Rabbi Tina Grimberg has been the spiritual leader at Congregation Darchei Noam for 20 years. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, she moved to North America at the age of 16. Before entering the rabbinate, she worked as a family therapist specializing in women’s issues. Ordained as a Rabbi at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2001, she has embraced her role as a teacher of Jewish heritage and strongly supports and promotes respect and mutual understanding among all faiths.

Session 1 Panelists:

Rabbi Bill Tepper is Adjunct Rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple. He has served as a Rabbi in a number of congregations in the United States and Canada. He has taught in religious schools, adult education settings and has a deep interest in enhancing interfaith discourse. Rabbi Tepper was ordained in 2008 at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.

Dr. Catherine Brooks is Anishnawbe Ke and a member of the Nipissing First Nation. She believes in the power of Indigenous culture and community action for achieving self-determination to restore well-being for individuals and communities. Elder Brooks is an educator and consultant and works as a traditional youth counsellor at Anishnawbe Health Toronto. She is currently the Elder-in Residence at St. Matthew’s United Church in Toronto.

Shakyh Yusuf Badat is an Imam and Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto. Under his leadership, IFT provides outstanding programs in community outreach, education and recreational activities for youth. Born and raised in Toronto, Shaykh Badat has studied under renowned scholars and has received several formal authorizations in the sacred sciences.

Pastor Jenni King Feheley is the Director of Community Building and Spiritual Engagement at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Toronto. Jenni promotes Biblical explorations, engages in pastoral care and is passionate about community, interfaith dialogue and the spiritual journey. She is an accomplished storyteller and teacher.


Session 2 Panelists: Details coming soon!

Session 3: Experience community together and help each other re-emerge well. Details coming soon!

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June 1
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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