Get Inspired

Seeking Inspiration? Searching for wisdom? Hungry for some soul food? We hope the following nuggets will add a little insight and meaning to your everyday. If you have one to share – let us know (getinspired@thehousetoronto.com) and we will be happy to add it to the collection for everyone to enjoy. Take some time today to be inspired!

Yom Hazik copy A Moment of Reflection Through the Eyes of Rabbi Lipner

I sit at my computer looking out the window at the falling rain, which poetically seems to me to be a reminder from G-d that I pause and shed tears today. A reminder to take a moment to think about the infinite amount of tears that have been shed for the 23,544 fallen soldiers and […]

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29989096-f79a-4175-b9c9-ad17481739b0 With an Outstretched Arm

Passover has many powerful messages that are critical for strengthening one’s identity and values. Many of these transformative lessons can be learned from the main characters of the Passover story, such as Moses; his sister Miriam; his brother Aaron; and many other individuals. The one person from whom we would not expect to learn anything […]

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jason-rosewell-60014 Shpiel vs Kvetch: Purim’s Rousing Message

Let’s be honest, Jews and complaining go hand in hand. In fact, our people have a uniquely profound way of complaining – and we do it so often that we even created our own word, “kvetch,” to properly convey how integral it is to our nature. And what a great word it is! Along comes […]

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Flickr_Monopoly_Phillip Taylor Quick Financial Tips You Can Take To The Bank

  Don’t worry ladies, we read you like an open purse. Our experts threw a lot of financial know-how at you at Purse Strings, and now you want a quick and easy refresher before you pass GO!, or invest in that posh little condo you’ve been eyeing at the corner of Boardwalk and Park Place. […]

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Tree fro Famous Trees that Taught us to Care (and other deep-seeded lessons)

  We already know that they give us fresh air, shelter, toothpicks, yada yada-yada. It might seem like we pay trees plenty of lip service on Earth Day (or the occasional instance we decide to grow an environmental conscience)… but do we really give them enough credit for offering poignant messages so deeply-rooted in morality? […]

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Cross Arms- cropped2_Feb. 2- 2017 Meet Mike: Q&A with our new Co-Captain

“Oh Captain, my Captain!” Our new Executive Director Mike Savatovsky was brought to us in the most poetic fashion: schlepping from a faraway land (Montreal, Quebec), this passionate innovator of dual tongues (Franҫais, bien sur!) answered his calling to bring unparalleled experiences of exploration and self-discovery to the young minds of The House. He also […]

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A Spark in the Dark

Lighting a flame is only important when its dark. There’s no need for a candle to burn bright when it’s light outside! In “light” of that, Chanukah truly does come at an extremely relevant time. Who would have ever thought that, as we prepare to light candles reminiscent of those we miraculously lit in the […]

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laser menorah_via mashable 12 Quirky Chanukiah Displays that will Amaze You

  The internet can be a pretty dark place (does Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins provide insight on how to defeat internet trolls?). Sure, we’re holding out for December 14th’s Illumin8 to explain exactly how every one of us possesses a unique “light” that can be harnessed to combat darkness. But in the meantime, we […]

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Casette flat design The House’s “Relationships Greatest Hits” List

It takes a while for couples to get a rhythm they’re comfortable with — especially one that’ll make them want to loop those feel-good high notes on replay for years to come. So we asked couples in serious, long-term relationships to tell us what this “relationship soundtrack” might look like; what helps them keep the […]

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Phone Lock Screen_final Detox Your Phone

The set-up: You’re only on your phone for like, five seconds, to check your email… until you remember that it’s rude to leave your friend’s Facebook message unread for too long. Then it’s only one motivational quote, some photo album stalking, a few US political election articles (lots of angry emoji faces!!!!!!), several cat videos […]

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