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July 18, 2012   l   28 Tammuz, 5772


A once in a lifetime opportunity is coming to Vancouver on September 10th, when Elie Wiesel shares his story of hope and inspiration at the Federation Annual Campaign Opening. This is our community’s chance to experience firsthand the moving accounts of this Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, who is one of the most compelling and influential voices of our era.

At the age of 15, Wiesel, his parents and three sisters were captured by the Nazis, put into cattle cars and shipped off to Auschwitz. Within an hour of walking through the gates of the camp, he was separated from his mother and sisters, but managed to remain with his father. He and his father were later transported to Buchenwald, while his mother and younger sister perished at Auschwitz.


The Lion of Judah is an emblem of a Jewish woman's strength, her care for the Jewish world and a symbol of her financial commitment to the community through the Federation Annual Campaign. MORE


This is a first-hand account of the inaugural Dragon Boat Israel Festival, which took place May 17-18 on the Sea of Galilee, from participant Gary Cohen.

I want to tell you about the development, journey and experience of the team I was on. MORE


Do you want to help guide, educate and build our Jewish community? Now’s your chance to become a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip leader and inspire other young adults! This intensive leadership development program gives young adults the tools and skills to be not only a successful trip leader, but a community leader as well. MORE

Yeshiva Night July 19 | 8:00 p.m. | For more information info@chabadcitycentre.com
Shabbat Dinner July 20 | 7:30 p.m. For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
Kabbalah Courses July 23 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information info@chabadcitycentre.com
Summer Garden Party August 1 | 6:30 p.m. | For more information office@vhebrewacademy.com
Philosopher's Cafe August 15 | 7 :00 p.m. | For more information info@jewishmuseum.ca
Swinging Fore Kids Gold Tournament August 16 | 11:30 a.m. | For more information shannon@bethisrael.ca
PJ Library Picnic August 26 | 11:00 a.m. | For more information ytischler@jewishvancouver.com
An Evening with Elie Wiesel September 10 | 8:00 p.m. | For more information campaign@jewishvancouver.com
Beth Israel Book Club September 12 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information bethisraelbookclub@gmail.com
Project Isaiah September 16 | 6:00 p.m. | For more information acarlsson@jfsa.ca
High Holiday Cemetary Service September 23 | 12:00 p.m. | For more information romefox@vhec.org
Beth Israel Hebrew Youth Program October 6 | 10:00 a.m. | For more information info@bethisrael.ca
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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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