We invite all seniors to join us for our annual Chanukah party, Monday, December 19, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
This year, because of the generosity of the family of Al and Dora Track, our party will be bigger and better than ever!
A festive lunch will be served followed by musical entertainment with our favorite Cantor Benjamin Maissner, who will be joining his talent with the rising soprano star, Kyra Folk-Farber.
Cost for the program:
$2 for Temple members; $5 for non-members.
Reservations are required by Dec. 9 and can be made by phoning Elana at the Temple office, 416-789-3291, ext. 0 or leaving a message on her voice mail, ext. 532.
We hope to see many of you at this time.
Our December 2011 Bulletin is here! In full colour and re-designed to be more engaging, we are excited to provide you with this sneak peek online. Print Bulletin copies will arrive in mailboxes the week of November 21st. We welcome your comments and feedback.
Our current print Bulletin lists the incorrect date for Our Chanukah Celebration. The correct date is Friday, December 23, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
[green_message]If you can contribute to the new Bulletin – by writing articles, editing content, providing feedback, or even through taking photos – please click here to contact Robert Carnevale and help us to continue to ensure the Bulletin remains revitalized, dynamic and celebrates Holy Blossom Temple.[/green_message]
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Mondays at the Temple.
Please click image to watch video.
Started in 2003, Mondays at the Temple is for Senior Members of our Congregation. Put together by a group of dedicated volunteers, this video is a taste of what the program offers.
The day provides an opportunity for Seniors to get together and build friendships all within the synagogue community.
[green_message] From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Monday, the Temple offers a variety of opportunities for older adults, including interesting speakers, exercise classes and time to shmooze. For more details please click here to visit our Older Adults page. [/green_message]
Our seniors gathered together Monday for the last of our weekly sessions before the summer break and what a wonderful day it was.
We listened (and joined in when we could) to a varied selection of songs sung by Sharon Smith accompanied by Jordan Klapman. Sharon and Jordan have become a tradition; back by popular demand, they have closed our program for the last 4 years.
To add to the sense of community this group has created at Temple, we celebrated Gary and Toby Ciglen’s 60th anniversary; Toby and Garyhave been part of the group almost from the beginning. Marilyn Farber thanked each of the volunteers who make this program possible and presented them with a beautiful peach-coloured rose and a card indicating a donation had been made to the Jean Fine Seniors Fund.
We reminisced about the programs we had had this year – study sessions with the rabbis and cantor, an opportunity to hear from such speakers as Steve Paikin about Premier John Robarts, Dr. Julia Zarankin about the myth and culture of St. Petersburg, Ian Leventhal about the art of the Shoah and Terezin and our trip to the Rom with Geri Durbin, to name just a few. We said goodbye to Ren, Sommer and Sasha, the students from CSIS, who helped Melanie Nesbitt lead the exercise component of the program and had our last taste of the delicious soups prepared by our special “soup ladies”, Kathy Green, Janet Ryval, Sue Devor and Gail Goodman.
[green_message] Our program starts up again on Monday, September 12 at which time Judie Oren, author of Cry of the Giraffe, will be with us to talk about Operation Solomon, Israel’s recue of 14, 325 Ethiopian Jews. [/green_message]
Have a wonderful summer. See you in September.