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Join us at an all new Annual Campaign Opening Event: FEDtalks!
We have a dynamic new format and four incredible speakers who run the gamut from thought provoking to inspirational. There’s something for everyone this year. On September 17, 2015 FEDtalks will be a night everyone talks about, and you’ll want to be there to experience it firsthand.



Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 650 Hamilton, Vancouver


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$40 Regular | Click here to purchase tickets.
$18 Students and Young Adults (19-35) | Contact Anna Cohen at 604.257.5109
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Global Trends Impacting the Jewish Community
The Honourable IRWIN COTLER, P.C., M.P.


Prof. Cotler will provide a Canadian perspective on global trends, such as the rise of anti-Semitism and what we can do about it; the fallout from failing states – particularly in the Middle East – and how it impacts both Canadian domestic and foreign policy; and the globalizing Iranian threat.... Learn more.


Chesed (Loving Kindness)
ELI WINKELMAN, Founder, Challah for Hunger

How do you turn simple loaves of challah into meaningful acts of social justice? Just ask Eli Winkelman, founder of Challah for Hunger. Her innovative approach engages young people in acts of chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam. She is changing the world – and we’re not exaggerating. President Bill Clinton’s a fan and honoured her work in his book Giving: How each of us can change the world... Learn more.


Inspiring Jewish Life
“ The most influential Rabbi in America” — Newsweek


Underneath our surface differences we share a common core and a common destiny. Our fates are interconnected and intertwined. One of the most engaging and approachable Jewish voices of our time, Rabbi Wolpe will inspire us as individuals and as a community... Learn more.


Start Up Region: Building a Biotech Hub in Northern Israel
DAFNA LIFSHITZ, CEO, Appleseeds Academy; Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation


As CEO of Appleseeds Academy, Dafna Lifshitz will show how the Net@ program, supported by our Jewish Federation, helps high school students in disadvantaged areas of Israel achieve high-level computer skills that would normally be beyond their reach. It’s just one of the ways tech is transforming our partnership region of the Upper Galilee... Learn more.