Doing Good: Tikkun Olam in the 21st Century


A JDC Symposium presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver's Israel and Overseas Committee. Followed by An Evening to Bring Back Hope.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Informal breakfast and discussion with experts
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Plenary program and lunch (dietary laws observed)
Congregation Beth Israel


Click here for detailed information on the program and speakers.


An Evening to Bring Back Hope:
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. |  Vancouver Convention Centre

An in-depth look at Jewish humanitarian work and philanthropy around the world.

  • Disaster relief, refugee assistance and development
  • Jewish culture on the front lines
  • Israel’s pioneering work for vulnerable populations
  • Jews in North Africa and Turkey


A keynote address from JDC’s Executive Vice-President Emeritus Alan Gill, and a special conversation across generations about our role in the global future with JDC’s Will Recant and his daughter Rebecca.  With experts on Israel and the Middle East, Russia, Europe, Latin America and Asia, including JDC senior professionals Sam Amiel, Solly Kaplinski, Rebecca Neuwirth, and Michael Novick.


Followed by An Evening to Bring Back Hope, honoring and supporting an extraordinary person, Dr. Rick Hodes, who has devoted his personal and professional life to Ethiopia’s poor and sick.


In the course of Rick’s 27 years of service, as JDC’s Medical Director in Ethiopia, and working with the Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity and hospital clinics, Rick treats people of all religions and ethnicities suffering from heart disease, cancer, scoliosis and tuberculosis of the spine.


REGISTER HERE for the JDC Symposium
RSVP HERE for An Evening to Bring Back Hope


Honorary Chairs & JDC Board members:
Michele Rosen
Alan Rothenberg
Jaynie Schultz
Gary Segal