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The Holy Blossom Temple 'Stories' Archive

August 2, 2019 - Melton @ Holy Blossom

If you have not yet heard about our program via The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, you are missing out! Read more »

July 24, 2019 - Cantors Assembly: Jewish Musical Journey through ITALY

It is our privilege to announce the third musical mission with the Cantor's Assembly, the Jewish Musical Journey through ITALY: Rome, Florence & Venice (June 22 - July 2, 2020) Read more »

June 28, 2019 - New space begets new support. $30.2 million and counting!

This Renewal update continues on the theme of our congregation (and the wider community) expressing love/joy/awe/excitement for our new Atrium and renewed spaces Read more »

June 25, 2019 - Holy Blossom Temple Memorial Plaques

These memorial tablets which line the walls of our historic sanctuary are a lasting tribute Read more »

June 14, 2019 - Holy Blossom Temple is thrilled to Welcome Wendy Steinberg Himmel to the ECC Team!

Wishing a warm welcome to Wendy Read more »

June 14, 2019 - A Jewish Musical Journey through ITALY CA 2020 Mission

We are very excited to announce that CA Italy 2020 registration is live and has launched to the public! Read more »

May 31, 2019 - Busting the $30 Million Barrier. And Toronto drops in for a visit.

We have over 30 million reasons to keep believing in our shared Renewal Project. Momentum continues to build as we get closer to completing fundraising for Phase 1. Read more »

May 31, 2019 - Building community with bagels: the HABSTY Bagel Project

The annual HABSTY Bagel Project took place once again on Sunday, May 12, delivering smiles and bagels across the city. Read more »

May 3, 2019 - A Special Thank You to the Attendees of A Common Thread

What an amazing evening. Thanks especially to the families who spoke so genuinely and from the heart, Eva Madras, Anne and Max Dublin, Ed and Isaac Applebaum and Fay Kieffer. Read more »

April 25, 2019 - Sundays in the Atrium: See you next season!

Our Sundays in the Atrium audience was treated to a splendid musical afternoon of performances by The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition winners Read more »

April 25, 2019 - Honouring family, and family history, through Renewal giving

The remarkable thing about how our congregation engages with, and gives to, our Renewal Project, is how deeply personal it is for all Read more »

April 12, 2019 - Update from the Senior Cantor Search Committee

Open Forum April 29 (8 pm) & Survey Reminder Read more »

April 8, 2019 - Shalom to Ido and Lia, and shalom to Maayan and Lior!

It is hard to believe that as we welcome Spring, we look ahead to the end of our School Year and with that, it comes time to say “shalom” to our Shinshinim Read more »

April 2, 2019 - The Memorial Scrolls Trust and the History of the Czech Scrolls

Holy Blossom Temple is honoured to share the inspiring story of the survival and second life of a Memorial Scroll form the Czech Republic Read more »

March 29, 2019 - Phase 1 is OPEN!

Friends, we have built what we dreamed we would build. It is wonderful that we are realizing our vision. And even more wonderful that we are realizing it, together. Read more »

March 15, 2019 - 2 for Seder

The notion is to invite two non-Jewish adults, who have never attended before, to your family Seder. They can begin to learn, through community, what we are all about. Read more »

March 1, 2019 - Mazel Tov! Phase 1 is OPEN!

After 18 years of talking, planning, designing, re-designing, engaging, fundraising and constructing … the day has finally come Read more »

February 22, 2019 - Just a few more days until we open…

Hi all. Just a short update to let you know that our final inspection by the City’s building department yesterday turned up a couple of very minor issues Read more »

February 22, 2019 - Teens @ Holy Blossom

Though a short month, February was filled with social justice, tzedakah and tikkun olam! Read more »

February 22, 2019 - Melton Reflections

Read two inspiring testimonials from our inaugural Melton Class! Read more »

February 22, 2019 - Sundays in the Atrium

Our new musical program inviting the larger community into our new beautiful home was launched last week with a great measure of success Read more »

February 20, 2019 - Holy Blossom Temple Blood Drive

If you knew you could save a life, would you donate blood? Read more »

February 8, 2019 - Executive Director Search at Holy Blossom Temple

We are hiring Read more »

January 23, 2019 - An evening with David Frum: A success in renewed spaces!

There was a special excitement in the Sanctuary for the David Frum conversation on January 14 Read more »

January 23, 2019 - Tours of the Renewed Spaces

Tours of our Renewed Spaces will be offered in the near future, after services on Shabbat morning as well as after some community events! Read more »

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