Exciting News on Adult Education at Holy Blossom Temple
We are delighted to welcome and introduce to the congregation, our new Adult Education Coordinator, Sharoni Sibony.
Sharoni is an experienced educator and life-long learner across multiple disciplines, including Jewish Studies, Jewish Literature and local Toronto history. She has an impressive background in Jewish communal work at the managerial and directorial levels with such organizations as Limmud, Kolel at the Prosserman Centre, and Miles Nadal JCC, where she managed the Jewish Life Department and ran the Downtown Jewish Community Council.
Sharoni also is a self-professed ‘culture-vulture’ and culture-maker. She spent the first year of the pandemic learning Talmud at Yeshivat Maharat and was appointed a Fellow at the ATIQ Jewish maker’s Institute, an Applied Arts Yeshiva. In the second year of the Pandemic, she was artist-in-residence at Miles Nadal during Jewish Disability, Awareness, Accessibility and Inclusion Month. And, for the past decade, she has worked as a tour guide with the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre!
Sharoni brings to Holy Blossom her wide range of knowledge, experience and expertise in organizational management and educational programming, her tremendous networking skills, and deep engagement within the Jewish Community life. As well she has tremendous enthusiasm and a fresh perspective that already have begun to breathe new life into our Adult Education program and offerings.
We are very fortunate to have Sharoni on board with us, and are so looking forward to working and learning with her!
Your Adult Education Committee,
Gillian Helfield, Chair
Rabbi Yael Splansky
A Message from Sharoni
I live in Toronto but participate in Jewish communities in many places. In addition to this exciting new role at HBT, I will be teaching for the Ryerson LIFE Institute and the Morris Winchevsky School this year and will begin the Jewish Studio Project’s Creative Facilitator Training program in October.
For me, study is a devotional practice and a lifelong endeavour and I am delighted to join the Holy Blossom Temple team, where lifelong learning is also a central value. Holy Blossom has a reputation for excellence and I look forward to working with the community to bring the best and most needed voices forward, to shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of our members, and to create dynamic programs at the intersection of tradition and modernity.