Join us for an inspiring evening of Choices. A night for women across our community to come together to inspire, connect, and empower.


This year our speaker will be Ellen Schwartz who will share her journey of raising her son with a neurodegenerative disease and the gifts her son Jacob gave her on how to live a more grounded, purposeful, and present life. 


Our community speakers are Shoshana Lewis, Simone Kallner, Michaela Singerman, daughters of Holocaust survivor, Robert Krell. They will share the path they have chosen to honour their father's experience. 



Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.
Beth Israel Synagogue | 989 West 28th Ave, Vancouver

Register by October 24th to guarantee seating.

Tickets $60 | Includes dinner
Dietary laws observed

Online registration is closed. If you would like to register, email

Please note that there is a minimum donation of $154 to support the Federation Annual Campaign, and for first time Choices attendees, a minimum donation of $36. 



We've added a new Marketplace this year where you can shop fantastic local vendors, from beauty products to delicious baked goods. Click here for the list of vendors.

About Ellen Schwartz

Ellen Schwartz is a community leader, author, public speaker and elementary school teacher. Ellen will share with us her experience of raising a son with a neurodegenerative illness. She could have crumbled, but instead Ellen rose. She chose to handle the hand dealt to her with grace and integrity while being authentic to her new life experience. Ellen shares with us the gifts her son Jacob gave her on how to live a more grounded, purposeful and present life. Ellen has founded Project Give Back, where she links her decades of teaching together with her personal passion for charitable causes. She also co-founded Jacob’s Ladder, The Canadian Foundation for the Control of Neurodegenerative Disease, which raised millions of dollars towards research, education, awareness and therapy into neurodegenerative illnesses


Sponsored in part by

Kathi and Michael
Mike and Shira