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Bringing Israel to Vancouver

Throughout the year Jewish Federation’s Israel and Overseas Affairs Department (IOAD) and the IOAD committee bring a little bit of Israel to our community by presenting or supporting the following programs, events and festivals. Sign up for our electronic newsletter and stay up to date on the programs, events and festivals presented and supported by Jewish Federation.make sure that you can be part of the experience.

Gesher Chai (Living Bridge)
Cultural and educational exchanges help bring our community closer to our partnership region in Northern Israel. More…

Yom Hazikaron
Each year our community comes together for a moving memorial in honour of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks.

Yom Ha’atzmaut
Our community’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration features a rousing live performance by a talented Israeli musical group. More than 1,500 people dance in the aisles at this annual event.

High School Debates
Intensive research and cogent arguments are the focus of high school students each year as they debate challenging resolutions that push the boundaries of their knowledge of and opinions about Israel.  More…

King David High School and Partnership2Gether
Through Jewish Federation’s Partnership2Gether program, students from KDHS are building lasting ties with their sister school in Israel, Har Vagai. Students form lasting bonds that carry them through college and the army, and into adulthood. More...

Chutzpah! Festival
Each year the Chutzpah! Festival presents a multi-cultural profusion of extraordinary national and international music, theatre and dance performance. Jewish Federation is proud to sponsor the festival’s talented and vibrant Israeli artists. More…

Festival Ha'Rikud
Festival Ha’Rikud is a local community festival which brings together youth and adults from throughout the Lower Mainland, other regions from Canada, the United States, South America and Israel. More...

Short Film Contest for Teens
This contest, offered in collaboration with the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, is open to all Jewish high school students who are interested in using film to communicate their ideas about what it means to be a Jewish teen. Details coming this fall.

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