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Adam Hummel: Reflections on Alan Dershowitz

I last heard Alan Dershowitz in person as a student when the House hosted him in 2006. At the time, he spoke about the Middle East conflict, chances for peace, and the situation for Jewish students on campus. 11 years later, a lot has changed: I am older, have a family, a job, and a […]

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One Powerful Night

  The feeling was palpable. It reverberated across the Royal Conservatory’s halls, the stage, and through the cascading rows of young professionals and House supporters who packed Koerner Hall’s 1,000 seats with a sellout crowd. The concept, ambitious; six speakers interpreting how one moment, one decision, one person can unleash a movement with the power […]

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Test Page 123 (Published)

This is a preview of how the footer logos will scroll on our JEDx pages. This text is filler. It is just to give you an idea of the visual effect. The size of the scrolling gallery can be changed. Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has […]

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ReConnect 2013

Default Gallery Type Template This is the default gallery type template, located in: /home/webadmin/web/thehousetoronto.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/templates/index.php. If you’re seeing this, it’s because the gallery type you selected has not provided a template of it’s own.

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Coffee with Kindness

The House’s Social Action programs are a different kind of learning. They encourage us to act outside of our comfort zones and work on some of the most challenging relationships we encounter in our lives. The physical gifts we pass on to others usually take second seat to the lasting effect of the actual act. […]

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A Jewish Tour of the Galaxy

For Rabbi Rafi’s 42nd Birthday, we’ve asked him to give a brief lecture on the purpose of birthdays, our Earthly reason for being, and the significance of the number 42 and its correlation to creation. While you’ll have to catch the complete guided tour on Tuesday December 1st at Shaarei Tefillah, we figured we’d give […]

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These are a Few of His Favourite Things

It’s birthday fever! By Divine (non)coincidence, The House has celebrated a few special staff birthdays within mere weeks! (A Happy Belated to Bonnie Oppenheimer whose birthday was on November 17th, and Happy Birthday to Marni Gelkopf, who turns 23 today!) To round it all off, Rabbi Rafi’s 42nd Birthday is just around the corner. While […]

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Sukkot: What a REAL Jewish Home Builder Is.

Why do we rush to build our Sukkah? I hope that you enjoyed an uplifting Yom Kippur experience. I am still flying from a Neilah that had me soaring. It was a day that reminded me of what is truly important and valuable in life – and that I always have the ability to strengthen […]

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A Response: Je Suis Juif & Shabbat Shalom (of Peace)

Dear Tzibbur/Community, Our email listserve provides us with a standard tool to merge the first names with each email sent, so that it is sent out personalized to you. That has proven to be more effective and impactful from a marketing and engagement perspective. “Dear Steve” or “Dear Aviva” just sounds more personal than “Dear […]

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Stop reading the news and cry..or at least try to.

I find myself caught up in the reporting, following the news, seeing the blatant and intentionally deceptive coverage….and I just want to take a step back – shut off the news and just cry, or at least TRY to cry and mourn the loss of 4 Jews who all lived on the same street. Rabbi […]

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