This one-stop-shop for COVID-19 Resources is designed to keep you informed about many of the programs and services offered by Jewish community organizations and government agencies, and ways you can stay connected during this challenging time.

Supporting Community During COVID
The past few months have been some of the most challenging ever experienced by our community. Here is how we are supporting our community:


Emergency Funding

Just days into the initial shutdown, we released more than $500,000 to meet the urgent needs of community organizations hit hard by COVID-19.


  • Jewish Family Services: $170,000 for food security, financial assistance for seniors, housing support and counselling services.
  • Jewish Community Centre: $130,000 for program subsidies, daycare scholarships, and seniors services.
  • Tikva Housing: $30,000 to help community members who unable to pay their rent.
  • Jewish Day Schools: $115,000 for tuition deferrals for families hit hard by COVID-19.
  • Supplementary Schools: $24,000 to transition to online learning.
  • Kehila Society of Richmond: $6,500 for emergency food distribution.
  • Seniors Peer Services: $5,500 to help provide emotional support.
  • Overnight Camps: $24,000 for two B.C. based camps to help with increased costs due to COVID-19


Community Recovery Task Force

We then established the Community Recovery Task Force, chaired by Risa Levine. Comprised of well-respected and experienced leaders from across the community, the task force is assisting in the development of a strategic long-term response to the pandemic on local Jewish community life. Watch these videos where Risa Levine shares some insights about the task force's important work and the impact of COVID on the community. You can also learn more here.


Federation Annual Campaign & Community Recovery Fund

The COVID-19 crisis has increased our community needs exponentially. The crisis is far from over and its economic impact on the most vulnerable members of community will be felt for an untold length of time. We have worked closely with our major donors to ensure their ongoing support for community, and many of them have made significant additional contributions to the Community Recovery Fund.

Give Like Community Depends On It

This year, we are asking those who are able to support our community through the Federation Annual Campaign and make an additional, one-time gift of 19% to the Community Recovery Fund. Please donate today.


Contacting Us During COVID
Jewish Federation is committed to providing leadership and service excellence to our partners, donors, staff, volunteers, and community members. In order to deliver on that promise, we are making some temporary changes to how we operate that will help us maintain a healthy workplace for our staff and for our community. Most staff are working remotely and will be available by email. Click here for staff emails. 


Our commitment to you remains that we will be here for the community throughout the COVID-19 situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at and we will get you answers as soon as we can.


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  • JFS Community Care Hotline

    The Jewish Family Services Community Care Hotline has been set up as an emergency response resource during COVID-19. Help is available 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week to provide emergency essential services to anyone throughout Metro Vancouver. Call 604.558 5719.

  • Financial Support Services

    Check here for the growing list of financial support services available for individuals, families and businesses.

  • Useful Links

    Links to various government and health agencies for COVID-19 related information and resources.