• AGM June 21st: See Who We Are Honouring

    Join us online for our Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m. as we celebrate our community’s commitment to tzedakah, and honour our volunteer leaders and outgoing communal professionals for their contributions to Jewish Federation and to the community. The AGM will include the election of directors.

  • Our Volunteer Leaders: Meet Lana Marks Pulver

    Meet Lana Marks Pulver - 2021 Federation campaign chair. A long-standing leader in our community, Lana has served as major donor’s chair and women’s philanthropy chair and vice chair. She has also served on the Jewish Federation Board for five years and the Jewish Community Foundation Board of Governors for 12 years.

  • Send Kids to Camp with the Essentials—and a Herschel Backpack!

    Jewish summer camps not only do they strengthen Jewish identity and forge lifelong friendships, they are a key contributor to the mental health of children and youth. That is why we have worked with Herschel Supply Co. and Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) to create an opportunity for young adults to support community recovery while making a direct impact on our campers. When you give $54 dollars, a child will receive a Herschel backpack full of camp essentials.

  • Our Volunteer Leaders: Meet Jonathon Leipsic

    Jonathon Leipsic is the chairman of the Department of Radiology VCH/PHC. He is Professor of Radiology and Cardiology with the University of British Columbia. Jonathon is also a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Imaging, and Past President of the Society of Cardiovascular CT.

  • Our Volunteer Leaders: Meet Karen James

    Karen has a long history of service in the Jewish community, including having served terms as Jewish Federation’s chair of Women’s Philanthropy, chair of Financial Resource Development, and chair of the Israel and Overseas Affairs Committee.

  • BC Government Announces $25 Million for a new JCC

    We are very pleased to let you know that earlier today the BC government announced $25 million in support for a new Jewish Community Centre. This significant investment by the province is a strong indication of the momentum that is building for this project, and we are deeply grateful for their generous support.

  • Federation Boosts Community Support in Three Ways

    The convergence of three complementary funding streams at Jewish Federation will see critical financial support flowing into the community in the next two months: community recovery funds; the Jewish Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Grant program; and allocations from the Federation Annual Campaign.

  • Discovering Israel: A Virtual Sampler

    While you may not be able to visit Israel right now, you can still discover its incredible sights and rich culture. Jewish Federation’s Israel and Global Engagement department has organized a series of fun and stimulating virtual events to help transport you there.

  • Shabbat Message

    Sent every Friday. With his warm, personal tone, our CEO, Ezra S. Shanken, makes it easy to keep up with the most important issues and events in our community.

  • PJ Library

    PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old.