Summer is the perfect time to connect with old friends and make some new ones. This July, Jewish Federation’s Connect Me In program held two new events that helped families in regional communities do just that.
Circle of Connection Yoga and Tea
Jewish Federation’s community development program, Connect Me In, and community member Maggie Karpilovski hosted a relaxing evening of connection and reflection through yoga at Mauktika Yoga Studio in Port Coquitlam. A gentle movement and restorative yoga class was followed by tea and conversation about yoga philosophy and its application to everyday life.
Family U-Pick at Krause Berry Farms
Jewish families came together for a fun day of enjoying new and old friends and fresh summer bounty at Krause Berry Farms in Langley. This event was organized on the heels of Connect Me In’s successful launch of the part-time Langley Hebrew School this spring. School families wanted to meet up again between school years, as well as meet some new Jewish families, and decided berry picking was just the thing to do.
Be sure to follow Connect Me In on Facebook for more great Jewish community events around the Lower Mainland.
Regional Jewish Community Growing in Size and Strength
Supporting programming and service delivery in Vancouver’s regional communities is a key area of focus for Jewish Federation, as outlined in our 2020 Strategic Priorities. Through the work of our Connect Me In programs and events, an incredible Jewish community is being built throughout the Lower Mainland, full of families and individuals who have been eager to connect but haven’t had the opportunity or supporting infrastructure to do so until recently.
Now, these families are building connections with each other and are participating more actively in Jewish community life. Equally as exciting, many events are happening because community members and volunteers are seeing an opportunity and getting involved.
Connect Me In Brings Jewish Life to Outlying Communities
Connect Me In works to strengthen meaningful Jewish connections in the regional communities by organizing and facilitating programs, and by partnering with local organizations and individuals to provide Jewish programs and activities. Jewish Federation also administers the Connect Me In micro-grant program to support innovative new initiatives.
Tell Your Friends and Family
Do you have Jewish friends and family who live outside of Vancouver? Connect them in! Just send them this link: www.jewishvancouver.com/connectmein.