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May 5, 2013   l   25 Iyar, 5773


Jewish Federation invites you to join mission chair, Anita Silber, on the trip of a lifetime. You’ll experience Israel in a new way and connect with your history and heritage, all while gaining a deeper understanding of Jewish Federation’s work and impact.

Over nine days you’ll visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Golan Heights and our partnership region in the Galilee. You’ll forge a special connection with the land and the people of Israel, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Continue your experience at Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly in Jerusalem November 10-13. The GA is only held in Israel once every five years.

Details and Itinerary
Click here for the tentative mission itinerary and here for information about the GA.

Mission: $3,100 USD (Land only; flights extra. Includes hotels and most meals. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement $1,200 USD). MORE



It’s been the best mifgash (encounter) ever, or so they tell us! Students from Har Vagai visited Vancouver earlier in the year, so it’s been a week of re-connecting with friends and with Israel. MORE




Jewish Federation has recently convened a Jewish Education Task Force, chaired by Rob Greenwald and Risa Levine. The task force brings together a diverse group of committed community volunteers who will work together over the next year to guide the development of community strategies and resources to strengthen the reach and impact of Jewish education in our community. MORE



There are two wonderful PJ Library events coming up for children 2-5 years old (accompanied by an adult caregiver). If you or your friends have children this age, please pass along this information. MORE



On Sunday, April 7, 2013 our community lost one of its most beloved rabbis, Rabbi Eliezer Lippman Dubrawsky z”l. MORE

Kehila Society of Richmond AGM May 7 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information kehila@uniserve.com
Tribute to Rabbi Lipa Dubrawsky OBM May 7 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadcitycentre.com
Jewtopia Live! Exclusive Dinner Theatre Event May 8 | 7:00 p.m. | For more information sdwek@kdhs.org
Jewtopia Live! May 9 | 7:00 p.m. |For more information sdwek@kdhs.org
Shabat Dinner at UBC May 10 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadubc.com
Shabbat Dinner May 10 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
Torah Completion Celebration May 12 | 4:00 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadrichmond.com
Lion of Juda Recognition Event May 13 | 6 :00 p.m. | For more information mpullan@jewishvancouver.com
Shabat Dinner at UBC May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadubc.com
Shabbat Dinner May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@thekollel.com
Israel at 65 DJ Party May 19 | 8:30 p.m. | For more information yhavusha@hotmail.com
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 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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