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April 24, 2013   l   14 Iyar, 5773


Photos of Yom Ha’atzmaut are now on Jewish Federation’s Facebook page.

More than 1,500 people attended this year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration, and it is one we won’t soon forget. The evening began with the formal closing of Yom HaZikaron and a moment of silence for fallen Israeli soldiers and civilians killed in wars and terror attacks. We also remembered those killed and injured earlier that day in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Then we transitioned into a high-energy celebration starting with the JCC Festival Ha'Rikud Israeli dancers and a live performance by local youths called “That’s Canada! That’s Israel!” Written by long-time Yom Ha’atzmaut committee members, Jonathan Berkowitz and Heather Glassman Berkowitz, it was a lovingly humourous take on both countries’ quirky differences and, of course, their many similarities. MORE



This Sunday, April 28th is Lag B’omer, and our community will continue its celebrations of Israel and Israel’s culture with these three exciting events.




Recently, members of our Jewish community met with local representatives of the Aboriginal community to strengthen communal ties and explore common ground. MORE




Over the past few years, there have been a number of high profile incidents involving youth and bullying, including the recent and very tragic cases of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons. Despite growing awareness of the issues, prevention programs in schools, and community education for parents and youths, teen bullying remains a significant concern. MORE

Faigen Family Annual Lecture April 25 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information office@vhebrewacademy.com
JCC Festival Ha'Rikud Dress Rehearsals April 26 | 4:00 p.m. | For more information rikud@jccgv.bc.ca
Shabat Dinner at UBC April 26 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadubc.com
Shabbat Dinner April 26 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
Global Walk for Israel April 28 | 10:00 a.m. |For more information srivkin@jewishvancouver.com
JCC Festival Ha'Rikud Youth Performance April 28 | 12:00 p.m. | For more information rikud@jccgv.bc.ca
Lag Ba'Omer BBQ at Locarno Beach April 28 | 4:00 p.m. | For more information chabadubc@gmail.com
Rabbi Bregman Gala April 28 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information rochelle@templesholom.ca
JFGV Board Meeting April 29 | 7:30 a.m. | For more information wfinlayson@jewishvancouver.com
JCC Festival Ha'Rikud Gala Show April 29 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information rikud@jccgv.bc.ca
Dr. James Waller Lecture May 2 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information education@vhec.org
Shabbat Dinner at UBC May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadubc.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 to a maximum of $7,000 for personal loans, $10,000 for education and special purpose loans, and up to $750 for emergency loans 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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