Discovering Israel: A Virtual Sampler

Discovering Israel: A Virtual Sampler

While you may not be able to visit Israel right now, you can still discover its incredible sights and rich culture. Jewish Federation’s Israel and Global Engagement department has organized a series of fun and stimulating virtual events to help transport you there.

The Israel Challenge
October 8, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. to
December 8, 2020 | 8:00 p.m.  

Calling all young adults: if you missed your chance to go to Israel this past spring, this ‘trip’ is for you. Pack your appetite for adventure and get set to explore Israel in this game of Virtual Escape Room. Travel from southern Israel to our partnership region in the north, solving riddles that get you from one destination to the next. Prizes will be given to whoever completes the trip with the highest scores and in the shortest amount of time.

The game starts on October 8 at 4:00 p.m. and ends on December 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Register here. A link to the game will be sent to you upon registration.

Israel Trivia Night
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

Put your knowledge of Israel to the test! This Israel-themed trivia contest, hosted by popular Vancouver trivia night and pub host, IQ 2000, is an excellent opportunity to prove your intellectual prowess and knack for knowing unusual tidbits. Assemble your family, friends and favourite Israel experts to play as a team. Contestants with the top three scores will each win a fabulous prize.

Register here. A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

Krav Maga Workshop for Young Adults
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.

Learn about Krav Maga from three-time Israeli national champion Niv Goffman. Born on Kibbutz Kfar Szold in our partnership region, Niv has been practicing this Israeli martial art since his early teens and has some stories to tell, starting with his service in the Israel Defence Forces and his career as a medaled athlete. Niv will also demonstrate special moves for Krav Maga enthusiasts.

Register here. This program is sponsored by the Department of Diaspora Affairs of the World Zionist Organization and the Canadian Zionist Federation.

The Israeli Shuk: Cooking in Pita 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.

Join renowned Israeli chef Einat Abramovitch Partin for this fun cooking class, where she’ll share favourite recipes, cooking tips and inspiring literary texts to bring the flavours and festivities of Israeli’s lively shuk (markets) and delicious street food to your kitchen.

Register here. A shopping list will be sent before the event. This program is sponsored by the Department for Diaspora Affairs of the World Zionist Organization and the Canadian Zionist Federation.

Your gift to the Federation Annual Campaign helps support events like these, which Jewish Federation organizes to connect our community with Israel and our partnership region in the Upper Galilee Panhandle.

For more information about these events and other Israel initiatives, contact Dafna Silberstein, Jewish Federation’s manager of Israel Engagement.