Rabbi Yael Splansky
Yael Splansky is the Senior Rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto’s first synagogue. She joined the congregation upon her ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion twenty-five years ago, became its thirteenth Senior Rabbi in 2014, and in celebration of a quarter century of leadership now proudly holds the Baskin Garson Senior Rabbinic Chair.
Rabbi Splansky currently serves as President of the Toronto Board of Rabbis, on the Beit Din of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto, and on the President’s Rabbinic Council of HUC-JIR. She is a Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute and editor of Siddur Pirchei Kodesh.
Rabbi Splansky was recently recognized by Canadian Parliament with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award for her commitment to refugee relief, support and advocacy for the unhoused, and building bridges among faith communities.
She has the unique privilege of being a fourth-generation Reform Rabbi. Together with Adam Sol, she raises three mensches.