In addition to the Annual Campaign, Jewish Federation works with donors throughout the year to connect them with special giving opportunities that generate support to get new programs and services off the ground. Here are a few examples:
In 2010-11, we worked with multiple donor families and Jewish Community Foundation fund-holders to secure resources to launch Canada’s first Moishe House, where four Jewish 20-something roommates have created a home in East Vancouver that has quickly become a centre of Jewish activity for young adults.
The PJ Library
In 2009, several donors provided funds to support the launch of The PJ Library, which was implemented jointly by Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver. On a monthly basis, The PJ Library (PJ as in pajamas) sends out high quality, age-appropriate Jewish children’s books to participating families with children aged six months to five years. More...
Special giving opportunities also support ongoing initiatives like Beit Vancouver, a centre for at-risk youth in our partnership region of the Upper Galilee Panhandle. On any given afternoon or evening the rooms of Beit Vancouver are filled with children and teens participating in structured programs designed to provide a safe and stimulating environment in which they can thrive. More...
Learn more about special giving opportunities by contacting Marcie Flom.
Read about some of the special giving opportunities:
• Moishe is in the House!
• The PJ Library Family Continues to Grow
• The PJ Library Celebrates One Year of Connecting Families with Judaism