• Task Force Evolves Its Response To Community Recovery

    The effect of COVID-19 on our community is shifting from crisis to reopening and recovery during a time of uncertainty. Our Community Recovery Task Force has adapted its approach and introduced a new four-part grant program, so that it can respond to these changing needs.

  • Thank You!

    At a time when many individuals, families, seniors in our community, and the organizations they rely on, were severely impacted by COVID-19, our donors, embodying the very essence of tzedakah, stepped up and gave generously.

  • Jewish Community Foundation Distributes A Record $3.3M

    Our endowment program, the Jewish Community Foundation, is a community asset that becomes even more valuable during uncertain times. Serving as the centre of philanthropy and legacy giving for the Jewish community, the Foundation works directly with fund holders to achieve their philanthropic goals.

  • Meet Candace Kwinter – Board Chair

    Learn more about our Board Chair Candace Kwinter as she answers three questions about her various volunteer leadership roles at Jewish Federation.

  • Donate to the BC Wild Fire Relief Fund

    With our growing concerns for another wildfire season, Jewish Federation has set-up an emergency Wildfire Relief Fund to assist those affected by wildfires in our province.

  • 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.

  • 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.