A Date to Remember: Upcoming December Events

December is traditionally filled with festive events and time with community, family and friends, near and far. This year is no exception, despite it being an exceptional year. Here are some fun and fascinating ways to connect Jewishly in the coming weeks.


Chanukah Chesed
Sunday, December 13, 2020 I 4:00 p.m.

Presented by PJ Library, this art program with Vancouver artist Dina Sacks invites families to gather together on Zoom and each create a gift to thank someone special for their hard work. Art kits will be delivered before the event. Register here by December 7.


Slang It
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 I 7:00 p.m.

Expand your knowledge of Hebrew at an entertaining slang class led by Lia Hershkovitz, founder of Learn Hebrew. Register here.

Fitness Class with Yael Segal
Monday, December 14, 2020 I 6:00 p.m.

Counteract your guilt for over-indulging on holiday treats with this invigorating 30-minute workout with elite fitness coach Yael Segal of Yael Segal Wellness. Register here.

Ha-ha-hanukkah Comedy Night
Thursday, December 17, 2020 I 7:00 p.m.

Laugh the evening away with some of North America’s top Jewish comedians. Register here.


Chanukah Virtual Cooking Demonstration
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 I 5:00 p.m.

Whet your appetite for some delicious Chanukah delicacies at this fun cooking demonstration with Michael Solomonov, Executive Chef and Co-owner of the award-winning restaurant Zahav, which is being hosted by more than 30 Jewish Federations. Register here.

The Israel Challenge
Ongoing through December 8, 2020 I 4:00 p.m.

Last chance! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore Israel and win prizes, courtesy of this fun and challenging game of Virtual Escape Room. Register here.

Making History: The Abraham Accords
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 I 5:30 p.m.

Join Galit Baram, Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada, for a community briefing about the Abraham Accords and the status of COVID-19 in Israel. Co-presented with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs—Pacific Region. Register here.

Lectures from Our Partnership Region: Life Domain Procrastination in Adults
Sunday, December 20, 2020 I 11:00 a.m.

Learn why some adults put off doing certain activities in this fascinating lecture about procrastination with clinical psychologist Dr. Meirav Hen, the final webinar in our Tel-Hai lecture series. Register here.

Hanukkah Israelit: Light Up the World
Thursday, December 17, 2020 I 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Jewish communities from across Canada and members of Israel’s Music Talk project, who will perform holiday favourites drawn from Klezmer, Ladino, folk and more. Sponsored by the World Zionist Organization, Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA, and the Canadian Zionist Federation. Register here.

These events, which foster connection with Jewish community locally and in Israel, are possible thanks in part to your support for the Federation Annual Campaign.