A Canadian Reform congregation that honours and sanctifies each and every person, integrating a deep sense of Jewish tradition with contemporary life.

Scholar-In-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Salkin

Temple Sholom is pleased to welcome Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin as its scholar-in-residence during the weekend of February 17-19, 2017. Rabbi Salkin is recognised as one of the most thoughtful Jewish writers and  teachers of his generation.

He has helped people of all ages find spiritual meaning in both the great and small moments in life. A noted author whose work has appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, and the Congressional Record. Rabbi Salkin is editor of A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them; and author of Being God’s Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between Spirituality and Your Work; and Righteous Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Role Models for Sacred Relationships, among other books.

Temple Sholom U – Spotlight Event: 
“Fixing The Broken Hallelujah: The Music of Leonard Cohen”

Friday, February 17, 2017 at Temple Sholom
6:30pm: Service
7:30pm: Dinner & Presentation
The music of Leonard Cohen is rooted deeply in the Jewish tradition. How does his life and work bear testimony to Judaism and what Jews can say to the world today?
Cost: $22 Adult; $15 Student;

Lunch & Learn: “The Gods Are Broken!”
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:00pm at Temple Sholom
The story of the young Abraham is the “primal trauma” of Jewish history, one critical to the development of a certain Jewish comfort with rebelliousness and one that, happening in every generation, has helped Jews develop a unique identity. Rabbi Salkin will show how the story continues to reverberate through the ages, even in its connection to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism.

“Where Are The Men?”
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
Location TBD
It’s the most-discussed phenomenon in American Jewish life today: the men are disappearing – from the pews, from the classrooms, from leadership. What can we do? Clue: find the “stuff” in the Torah that has men’s names on it. The subject of The Modern Men’s Torah Commentary (Jewish Lights).
Sponsored by the Temple Sholom Men’s Club, this program is for men only.

Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Smashing the idols of the 21st Century.
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:15am – Noon at Temple Sholom
Bar and bat mitzvah is the most popular North American Jewish life cycle ceremony. But it has also been the victim of its own success. How can we spiritually “upgrade” bar and bat mitzvah? How can we restore value and meaning to this important moment in a young person’s life? Based on Rabbi Salkin’s well-known series of bar and bat mitzvah books, published by Jewish Lights.
For Grade 4 – 7 students and their parents.