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January 9, 2013   l   27 Tevet, 5773


Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with PJ Library!

On January 27th, PJ Library will celebrate Tu B’Shevat: the Jewish New Year for the trees. Come learn about the original Jewish Earth Day, and enjoy a free story time and make a craft.

The PJ Library is a unique program that offers free, high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish children’s books and music to families on a monthly basis - no strings attached. Unlike other libraries, this one comes right to your home, with a new book or CD sent directly to participating families each month. MORE




Join representatives from eleven Jewish summer camps at Camp Fair on February 13th at the JCC, and find the right camp for your child. Is it summer yet? For thousands of kids summer means only one thing: camp. They look forward to it all year, so it’s never too early to start deciding which camp is the right camp for your child. MORE





On February 27th, students in grades four through seven will summon their courage, take a deep breath and participate in the 25th Annual Public Speaking Contest. While students’ speeches may be only three minutes in duration, they reflect substantial preparation, which includes: research, organizing thoughtful opinions and ideas , writing and practicing speaking in front of an audience. MORE



Enabling our community’s Jewish adults with mental health issues to keep Jewish traditions alive and celebrate them at home is at the heart of an important new program. MORE

Shabbat Dinner January 11 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information
Raising the Next Generation to Thrive January 15 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadrichmond.com
Nefesh B'Nefesh Aliyah Planning Workshop January 17 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information skantor@nbn.org.il
Shabbat Dinner January 18 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information
Pacific Region Policy Conference January 20 | 8:00 a.m. | For more information vancouver@cija.ca
JNF Tu Bi'Shevat Telethon January 20 | 10:00 a.m. | For more information van@jnf.ca
Wallenberg Day January 20 | 1:30 p.m. | For more information ninakrieger@vhec.org
CIJA Townhall January 20 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information vancouver@cija.ca
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
Shabbat Dinner January 25 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information
Above are selected items from the Community Calendar.
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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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