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August 17, 2011   l   17 Av 5771


On Monday, September 26th, Ambassador Dan Gillerman will bring his expertise to Vancouver at the Federation Annual Campaign Opening Night. Amb. Gillerman, who was Israel’s ambassador to the UN in 2003-2008, including during the Second Lebanon War, will address topics such as the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition at the UN, Israel’s growing social protest movement and more, helping us understand the current situation.

Exhilarating, unique, team-focused - it’s no wonder dragon boat racing is the fastest growing water sport in the world. And it’s about to hit Israel. MORE


Since 2000, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver has sent more than 1,000 Jewish young adults aged 18-26 to Israel through Taglit-Birthright Israel. MORE


Are you, or someone you know, the parent or the grandparent of a six-month to five-year-old child? Free books and music could be sent to your home each month– thanks to The PJ Library. MORE

Kabbalah Class August 17 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
Heaven on Earth August 17 | 7:30 p.m. For more information rabbi@chabadcitycentre.com
Beth Israel Golf Tournament August 18 | 1:00 p.m. | For more information shannon@bethisrael.ca
Friday Night Dinner August 19 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
David Oppenheimer Commemoration August 28 | 2:00 p.m. | For more information info@jewishmuseum.ca
Tel Aviv Beach BBQ August 28 | 6:00 p.m. | For more information ndolgin@jewishvancouver.com
Friday Night Live September 2 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadcitycentre.com
Mussar Boot Camp September 7 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information shelley@scharatzedeck.com
Jewish Film Festival - Einsatzgruppen September 11 | 12:00 p.m. | For more information vjfsorg@gmail.com
Vancouver Dragon Boat Information Evening September 12 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information sgoldberg@jewishvancouver.com
Richmond Dragon Boat Information Evening September 14 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information sgoldberg@jewishvancouver.com
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Do you know someone in need of financial help? The Hebrew Free Loan Association offers interest free loans up to $5,000 and emergency loans up to $750 to members of the Jewish community to help deal with family emergencies, start a new career, pursue education, settle new immigrants, deal with business failure, or generally make ends meet. Apply for yourself or tell someone you know. Please contact us 604.639.1400 or online.

The L’Chaim Adult Day Centre has space available for the beloved fragile older adult in your life.
L’Chaim provides a warm, supportive and stimulating day program and respite for caregivers. For more information, please call Annica Carlsson Hyman at 604.257.5111, local 400 or email.

The JCCGV's Bagel Club runs a weekly community kitchen program open to all adults with special needs, Mondays from 5-7:00 p.m. in the program kitchen at the JCCGV. For more information please contact Anat Toledano at 604.257.5111 ext.710 or email.

Do you have a room to rent or a secondary suite available?
Jewish Family Service Agency has regular requests from clients for both short and long-term housing in the community. If you have a home to share or suite available, please call our housing coordinator at 604.257.5151.
Want to meet new people? Learn new skills? Feel part of the community?

Shalom BC Volunteer Centre has many opportunities listed on their website from one-time events to regular commitments, updated every Friday. Please check the website or call 604.257.5181.

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