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Our Rabbis Reflect Come and Meet My Friends: Two Maasai Warriors and Marc Kielburger! Rabbi John Moscowitz writes: On Sunday, September 26, at 1.15 p.m., our Social Action Committee sponsors a great event: “The Water Walk”, a replication of the walk the mamas in Kenya do every day to bring water for the daily needs of their families. For a complete copy of this article, please call Hayley Nuttall (ext. 246), at the Temple.

September 16 to 29, 2010 Yom Kippur Study Sessions Saturday, September 18, at 1.30 p.m. Please join us for these thoughtful discussions:

• The Existential Threat of Iran, with Hershell Ezrin • Jewish Meditation: Cultivating Compassion and

Forgiveness By Turning Our Hearts Toward God, with Michelle Katz

• Emmanuel Levinas on Forgiveness, with Professor Michael Morgan

• Bearing Witness to Humanitarian Crises; a Report From Haiti and the Congo (Generation ), with Michael Goldfarb

• Joseph’s Brothers: Paradigm of Sin and Repentance, with Rabbi Dow Marmur

The Gerald Schwartz/Heather Reisman Centre for Jewish Learning at Holy Blossom Temple generously supports many of these programs. For more details on any of our programs, please call

Elana Fehler (ext. 221), at the Temple.

Premiere of 100 Voices: A Journey Home Monday, September 20, at 7 p.m. This documentary film — which follows the Cantors Assembly Mission to Poland and Israel in 2009 that Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner, Cantor Simon Spiro and members of Holy Blossom Temple and Beth Tzedec Congregation participated in — will screen at the Odeon Cineplex Sheppard Grande, Varsity and Silver City Richmond Hill. The movie focuses on Jewish and

Polish song, faith and tradition.For details and ticket information, please call Mari Lynn Rusak (ext. 224), at the Temple, or email mlrusak@holyblossom.org.

Brotherhood Photography Group Tuesday, September 21, at 7.30 p.m. Our group is made up of Brotherhood members and guests who share a common interest in photography.


Text and Context — Bringing Life into Focus Rabbi John Moscowitz Saturday, September 25, at 9 a.m. Shabbat Torah Study will delve into the weekly Torah portion to understand the Bible on its own terms, and maybe ourselves in (the) light of the Bible. All are welcome.

Brotherhood of Holy Blossom Sunday, September 26, at 10 a.m.

All men of Holy Blossom, and all nominees for the Brotherhood Board of Directors and their spouses, are invited to attend Brotherhood’s Annual General Meeting and Installation.

Looking Ahead Fine Arts Reception Sunday, October 3, at 2 p.m. It was a love for colour that originally drew artist Ingrid Kay to painting. Her first creative outlet was fashion design and merchandising, a field in which she had a successful career. Come meet Ingrid and view her work, inspired by nature, light and environment, at a wine and cheese reception in the Harry & Cecile Pearl Gallery. Everyone is welcome.

Water Walk Sunday, September 26, at 1.15 p.m. — Rain or shine! Please join Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children, and members of our congregation, for a community walk to simulate the walks African women and girls take daily to get water for their families. Immediately after the Temple Sukkah party, which begins at 12.15 p.m. in the Philip Smith Congregational Hall, we will meet at the Ava Road entrance, to walk to nearby Cedarvale Park. Everyone is welcome. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bucket or other water carrier). We will supply the water!


Out of the Cold

Fall Focus on Israel

Thursday, October 7, at 6.30 p.m. (Non-members may sign up at 7.30 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 28, at 8 p.m.

Please join us for volunteer sign up for our 14th year at Holy Blossom Temple’s Out of the Cold Program. The program begins Thursday, November 4 and runs every Thursday, until March 31, 2011. We need help for shopping, cooking, clothing, set up, serving, clean up, security, entertainment and art, as well as early morning breakfast.

The Gerald Schwartz/Heather Reisman Centre at Holy Blossom Temple invites our synagogue community and the larger community to Holy Blossom’s Fall Focus on Israel. Please click here for details on the opportunity to hear and meet four of the important figures of our time who will talk to the key issues of the moment.

Worship Services Daily Services

Monday to Friday at 7.30 a.m. Shacharit  Monday to Thursday at 6 p.m. Mincha Sunday at 9 a.m. Shacharit

Shabbat Services

Friday at 6 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Saturday at 10.30 a.m. Shabbat Morning and Family Shabbat

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