Watch 2018 FEDtalks Videos

On September 16, 2018, our community gathered to kick off the Federation Annual Campaign at FEDtalks, an evening of innovation and inspiration featuring four speakers from around the world.

If you were unable to join us or you’d like to revisit the outstanding talks, we’re pleased to present the following videos:

  • When Zoya Shvartzman came to Vancouver from Moldova as a young teen, she and her mother were helped by Jewish Federation. Watch her FEDtalk to see how that experience set her on a course to became the director of strategic partnerships for our trusted overseas partner, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
  • Israeli Olympian Arik Zeevi is an inspiration – and not just because of his accomplishments in sport. His not-for-profit organization, The Israel Foundation for Olympic Excellence, helps top coaches scout and train talented Israeli youth, including in our partnership region. Watch Arik's FEDtalk to hear his story and inspiring message.
  • When Pamela Schuller’s Tourette’s Syndrome was at its worst, she was asked to leave her synagogue. Now an internationally respected disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian, she shared three things in her FEDtalk that make a truly inclusive community.
  • Rabbi Irwin Kula is the co-president of CLAL, a New York-based leadership training institute, think tank, and resource centre whose mission is to make Jewish wisdom available to all people. Watch this self-described rogue thinker's rousing FEDtalk.