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December 12, 2012   l   28 Kislev, 5773


There’s a lot to be proud of today if you’re a Jewish Federation donor, partner agency, volunteer or staff member. We have been profiled in The Vancouver Sun as one of the top 20 charities in BC.

The series of articles in the December 2, 2012 Vancouver Sun includes a database of the highlighted charities and a list of key indicators. We invite you to review them.

Jewish Federation ranked among the most efficient charities in key indicator areas, including:
• Low admin costs
• Low cost of fundraising

We are especially proud of our low cost of fundraising, which is well below the 35% guideline established by the Canada Revenue Agency.


Charitable donations are a great way to help reduce the amount of income tax you pay. Your gift to the Federation Annual Campaign qualifies for a tax receipt. If you make a gift by December 28th you will receive a 2012 tax receipt to use when you complete your tax return this spring. MORE


In the past year, Jewish Federation has nearly tripled the number of corporate sponsors who support our work. The value of that sponsorship has more than doubled – and that’s helped us keep costs down and direct more of your donation to help community needs. MORE


There’s still time to register and experience this unique dragon boat competition on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Just be sure to register online by January 31st. MORE

VTT Hanukkah Concert December 12 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information jshecter@talmudtorah.com
Young Adult Hanukkah at Hycroft December 13 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information dtroster@jewishvancouver.com
RJDS Chanukah Zimriyah December 13 | 6:30 p.m. | For more information sszeplabi@rjds.ca
Schara Tzedeck Annual General Meeting December 18 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information dans@scharatzedeck.com
Philosophers' Cafe December 19 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information info@jewishmuseum.ca
Shabbat Dinner December 21 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information
Hillel Telethons January 7 | 5:30 p.m. | For more information
CIJA Townhall: An Evening with Shimon Fogel January 20 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information vancouver@cija.ca
Families That Give - Connections! January 20 | 10:30 a.m. | For more information gilar@scharatzedeck.com
Wallenberg Day January 20 | 1:30 p.m. | For more information ninakrieger@vhec.org
VTT Games Evening January 23 | 5:30 p.m. | For more information tkalvari@talmudtorah.com
International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 24 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information info@vhec.org

Above are selected items from the Community Calendar.
See complete listings here.

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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.

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