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December 4, 2011   l   8 Kislev 5771


This year, for the first time, the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival (VJFF) and Jewish Federation collaborated to expand their outreach potential. The association is two-fold. First, the VJFF received an allocation from the Federation Annual Campaign to support their efforts to engage segments of the community that might not otherwise be connected to Jewish life, and to engage the wider community with an understanding of Jewish culture. Second, the festival organizers and Jewish Federation worked together to co-create the Teen Short Film Contest – a new program aimed at engaging teens through team-based film making.

Increased 2010 Federation Annual Campaign results enabled Jewish Federation to distribute new allocations...


“Prepare to roll up your sleeves and work hard, but you’ll get to see an immediate impact.” That’s how Vancouverite Annie Burkes describes her experience working in our partnership region of the Upper Galilee on a recent social action mission. MORE


Mazel tov to Vancouver educator Rabbi Shalom Meltzer, who was recently recognized for his contributions to Jewish education. Rabbi Meltzer was one of 44 recipients of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education from across North America. MORE


Hanukkah is around the corner, and so is the Young Adult Community Hanukkah Party! Join the BC Birthright Alumni Community (BCBAC) and the JNF Young Professional Network on Thursday, December 22nd at the Stanley Park Pavilion for an evening of celebrating with dancing, networking and more. MORE

Yeshiva Night December 1 | 8:00 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadcitycentre.com
Loaves of Love December 1 | 8:00 p.m. For more information info@thekollel.com
Shabbat Dinner December 2 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
Camp Miriam Havdallah December 3 | 5:00 p.m. | For more information chaverim.miriam@gmail.com
VTT Preschool Pancake Breakfast December 4 | 10:30 a.m. | For more information tkalvari@talmudtorah.com
Kindergarten Macaroni and Movie Night December 4 | 6:00 p.m. | For more information info@talmudtorah.com
Peretz Centre Annual Banquet December 4 | 6:00 p.m. | For more information info@peretz-centre.org
A Tale of Two Souls December 4 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information info@thekollel.com
Kabbalah Course December 5 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadcitycentre.com
KDHS PAC Casino Night December 8 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information sdwek@kdhs.org
JCCGV Chanukah Party December 11 | 10:30 a.m. | For more information debbie@jccgv.bc.ca
Schara Tzedeck Chanukah Carnival December 11 | 3:00 p.m. | For more information gilar@scharatzedeck.com
Hanukah in Chelm December 11 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information kolhalev@shaw.ca
VTT Hanukkah Concert December 13 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information info@talmudtorah.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 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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