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!

Where in the World is Running Rabbi Rafi?

  So we sent a cardboard standee of our favourite Rabbi out into the world. Why, you ask? Partly because we could — but more specifically, to transform our love of running and physical activity into a workout for more lofty ideals. Participating in the Yorkville 5K Run is The House’s way of raising awareness […]

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Switched Advisor

  They say you don’t know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Well, all of our Switched to the Six: Summer Edition committee members know a thing or two about moving to Toronto…because they’ve done it themselves! They haven’t forgotten just how difficult it was to ease into a new, unfamiliar […]

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The Ultimate Challah Recipe
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Is the Challah from Braided haunting your dreams? Save the recipe and make it again at home, so that a fresh loaf is never too far away. Don’t forget the sweet or salty toppings!     Right-click & save.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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