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October 10, 2013   l   6 Cheshvan, 5774


The Federation Annual Campaign is in full swing. We’ve had a hugely successful and entertaining opening event with Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame, and now we’re busy reaching out to community members – and asking for their support. So far, we are about half way to this year’s $7.8 million goal, but we can only meet the needs of our whole community when the whole community responds. Curious about what our work really means? Read on!

We Bring the Community Together
We are the biggest tent the Jewish community has. Jewish Federation has hundreds of community volunteers engaged in governance, fundraising and committee activities - and they represent all walks of Jewish life and expression. And when the community needs to gather together at moments of crisis, it is Jewish Federation that serves as convener. With a focus on unity, but not uniformity, we celebrate the diversity and breadth of our community. MORE


Honouring someone special just got a whole lot easier. Now you can order tribute cards online at jewishcommunityfoundation.com. From birthdays to bat mitzvahs, we’ve got you covered. MORE


Please join the community on Sunday, November 3rd as we commemorate Kristallnacht. Professor Richard Menkis will deliver the keynote address, which will focus on the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. MORE


Please join us for an evening with Dr. Wendy Mogel, clinical psychologist, parenting expert and best-selling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B-Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Sholom. MORE


Anyone who’s been on a Birthright trip will tell you that their madrich(a) or trip leader was the most important educational factor for the success of their entire experience. MORE

Celebrating Generosity October 10 | 8:00 p.m. | For more information amunnik@jewishvancouver.com
Kollel Friday Night Experience October 11 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information info@thekollel.com
Shabbat Dinner at Chabad UBC October 11 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information rabbi@chabadubc.com
Yaffa Housing Society Concert October 12 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information milton.sorokin@ascendprojects.com
Laibl Wolf Shabbaton October 18 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information info@lubavitchbc.com
Kollel Friday Night Experience October 18 | 7:30 p.m. | For more information info@thekollel.com
Shabbat Dinner at Chabad UBC October 18 | 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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