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Located to the east of Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster each have a rich Jewish history.

 

Burnaby: Located just to the east of the City of Vancouver, Burnaby is a bustling city in its own right. Connect Me In has led many programs in the area, including holiday parties, children’s story times, and adult study groups.

 

The establishment of Simon Fraser University in 1965 on Burnaby Mountain attracted many Jewish academics, especially from the United States. More families also began to settle in east Burnaby and neighbouring areas such as Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Vancouver’s Beth Israel congregation has a cemetery in northern Burnaby.

 

New Westminster: The oldest city in Metro Vancouver and the former capital of the province, historic New Westminster is the geographic epicentre of the region. With excellent public transit, it has recently attracted many young Jewish families to live and work. Connect Me In has hosted adult study groups in the city, with 18 participants at the most recent six-session program.

 

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Past Program Highlights

  • Adult Study Groups - Ongoing

    Each session in the series of events is led by a different rabbi, offering participants a variety of perspectives. The open and welcoming environment makes this a great opportunity to ask questions and expand your knowledge in a small group setting.

  • Community Celebration - June 2017

    The Outdoor Community Celebration, organized in partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, drew more than 100 community members to enjoy a sunny summer day at Pier Park in New Westminster, with live musical performances, dancing, family activities, food and more.