A personalized membership program at Holy Blossom Temple – you already belong here.
Come grow with us and enjoy all our congregation has to offer. These first steps are just the beginning of lifelong learning in your family’s Jewish journey.
Let us be your spiritual home away from home, where we can offer a sense of belonging for your family, and a strong Jewish identity for your children.
Because each family is unique…
Holy Blossom Temple offers a special membership model for young families whose oldest child is 8 or younger.
Based on Terumah – “Gifts from the Heart” – this personalized approach to membership lets each family determine a membership contribution that works for them. And just like all Temple membership contributions, you can make them on a monthly basis and receive a full tax receipt.
Start young! We make it easy to have fun and meaningful Jewish experiences with your little ones – simply come and we’ll do the rest:
- Join us for Family First Fridays, Tot Shabbat, Shabbat morning Family Services, Little Blossom’s young family Havdalah evenings. Services your kids will love.
- Sunday morning religious school with educational stories, music and arts and crafts. Hands-on Mitzvah Day and Kids’ Mitzvah Club, and more.
- Learn with our Parent Education Program “PEP” talks and join Chavurot to “do Jewish” with a small group of other young families.
- High Holy Day tickets for the whole family
- Members’ pricing for programs like Little Blossoms and our Youth Education Centre
- and much, much more!
Join our vibrant community of young families just like yours, led by Rabbis with young families of their own.
For more information
Please contact Abigail Carpenter-Winch, our Director of Membership and Community Engagement by telephone at 416-789-3291 ext. 232, or by email at [email protected].
Young Families Membership FAQs
Young families are invited to contribute at a level that works for their unique situation. We trust you to determine your financial contribution in a manner that strikes a balance between sustaining our congregation and considering your personal circumstances.
Families can opt to make a sustaining contribution, the financial contribution per family needed to fund the annual budget (currently $3395 for a two-adult household, or $1995 for a one-adult household), or a Terumah contribution. Many families contribute 2% of their gross income.
Our community prides itself on fiscal responsibility. Membership contributions form 54% of our annual revenues – and go a long way in allowing us to continue to operate high-quality programs, engaging worship opportunities, and helping us to create meaningful community.
No, there is no minimum contribution. Our program is designed to help you contribute to Temple in a way that strikes a balance between sustaining our congregation and taking into account each family’s unique financial circumstances
Once you become a member, our talented staff specializing in young families are available to guide your participation in congregational life. We hope that, together, you will discover deeper meaning and a greater sense of purpose in the community.
This new membership program is specifically for families whose oldest child is 8 or younger. However, we warmly welcome all families to Temple – regardless of financial circumstances. Please contact Tema Smith, Director of Community Engagement, at [email protected] or 416-789-3291