A Good Week
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We did a mitzvah!
Our ECC families fulfilled the Purim mitzvah of giving tzedakah. We collected 37 boxes of Wacky Mac to help feed those in need.
Next week we begin our Passover learning at the ECC. In addition to ECC families receiving…
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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Learning together as a community. That has always been the way of the Jewish people. Starting with Moses and continuing through every…
Rabbi Yael Splansky
January 29, 2021
IHRA and Free Speech
"An almond tree blooming in Israel."
In June 2019, the Government of Canada announced its adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance…
Rabbi Yael Splansky
“The Power of Ritual”
January 22, 2021
Senator Jon Ossoff is sworn into office with his hand on a bible which belonged to civil rights activist, Rabbi Rothchild of The Temple in Atlanta.…
Elliott Jacobson and Judy Malkin joined Holy Blossom Temple in 1983, and immediately were asked to join the New Leadership group that fall. Elliott first joined the Board of Directors in 1989 and became President in 1995. Under his…
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Click here to watch the recording of the Installation Service!
As I reflect upon last Shabbat, I am still overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for the wonderful installation service that official welcomed be as the Senior Cantor and Music Director…
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The ECC continues to remain open and it was so nice to welcome staff and students back to school. We have many more holidays and celebrations to enjoy as well as many projects, exciting learning opportunities in the months ahead. With a relatively…
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Our Mother's Piano
Our Mother, Allie Herman, was born Alice Suroff in Toronto in 1911. She lived with her parents and six older siblings in a small home on Grace Street. As a child, she studied classical piano on her family’s modest upright…
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I am excited and honoured to take on the new role of Principal of Youth Education and Family Engagement here at Holy Blossom. As a newly engaged couple, my husband Aaron and I joined Holy Blossom in 2001, and it wasn’t long before I began…
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Connection Amidst the Plagues
This week, as we stand in shock at the anti-Semitic vandalism attack in Montreal, as we brace ourselves for the increased loneliness of the lockdown, we turn in our Torah to the Plagues. In that story, we seek…
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Please join us for two evenings of compelling discussion about an inspiring Israeli Palestinian story
We have a very stimulating two evening event coming up later this month!
I’m a real fan of the Irish American author Colum…
What does it mean to experience Israel with Holy Blossom
By: Pam Albert
I want to share my perspective on what it means to tour and experience Israel at this point in time with our Holy Blossom community. Be it via our zoom interactive…
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We the People
"We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves…
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Providing for the future is a core Jewish principle. A planned gift to Holy Blossom Temple is an opportunity to leave a legacy that will benefit our Temple community for generations to come.
Any gift you choose to leave to Holy Blossom…
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Praying for the Vaccine
It’s a strange in-between time for us. I write to you when congregants and loved ones of congregants are fighting the tough fight against COVID-19. The number of cases is frighteningly high. Lockdown is serious. …
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