Judaism, Animals & the Environment

Judaism Environment

Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 pm — Congregation Emanu-El will project the live stream from Judaism, Animals & the Environment in which Jewish Veg Executive Director Jeffrey Cohan will lead an interactive program and discussion about what our Torah and rabbinic tradition have to say about animals and the environment, and its relevancy for our modern lives and imperiled planet. Read more…

Please come by 7:15 pm so we can get settled as the video starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Enter through the Social Hall doors as there is another group meeting in the Sanctuary. Admission by donation.


Modern Hebrew begins October 15

Hebrew letter collage colorful CROPPEDBeginning October 15 at 6:30 pm at 1461 Blanshard Street — Instructor Betsi Boeno covers written and spoken modern Hebrew with an emphasis on basic Hebrew conversation skills. Betsi is fluent in modern Hebrew and experienced in teaching Hebrew to newcomers in Israel. Fall session: Oct. 15 to Dec. 17 (10 sessions) Fee: $120 members/$180 non-members. Please pre-register through the synagogue office at 250-382-0615.

Organic Apple Juice Hebrew School Fundraiser

From CastleRock Pardes  Farm — Made from a mixture of crisp Spartan, Red Delicious, MacIntosh and Granny Smith apples, this apple juice has been filtered and passed through UV cold pasteurization, retaining its exquisite complex taste and total nutritional value. The jugs can be frozen and imbibed throughout the year.  Fill your freezer!!
  • All proceeds will be donated to Hebrew School children.
  • Fundraiser price per 2 litre jug – $10
  • Please call Jill or Mike at 250-544-8870 or send an email to mikecgoldstein@gmail.com to arrange pickup at the synagogue.
  • You can also pick up juice this Sunday, October 14, from 9-9:30 a.m. or at 12:30 pm

We Did It!

ECC We did it

Thanks to so many members of our congregational family we have achieved our Emergency Capital Campaign goal. A huge Thank You to all the donors who through their action gave a strong voice of support to the progressive dynamic Jewish life that characterizes Congregation Emanu-El. By putting our money where our mouths are and making this campaign a success, we have shown that we are prudent stewards of this remarkable synagogue.
Now we have a new refrigerator condenser/compressor, new masonry around South side of the sanctuary, a new heating, cooling and ventilation system for our “new” building and are in the process of replacing the 15 year old “new” building’s roof.

Kol Hakavod – Hebrew kudos to the entire congregation and friends of our congregation.

Rabbi Harry & President Ruthi



Eco-Veggie Potluck & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat PGFriday, October 19, 5:45 pm Doors Open, 6:00pm – Shabbat Dinner, 7:00pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Service — Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our potluck dinner along with your own dishes & utensils for dining (that’s the “eco” part!). We’ll supply the ḥallah and wine for kiddush. The dinners are a great way to get to know each other and all are welcome. Services begin promptly at 7:00 pm following dinner – it’s OK to come just for services if you can’t make it to the dinner. Services conclude at 8:00 pm with a tasty oneg dessert.

Please RSVP for the dinner at info@congregationemanuel.ca

Kabbalat Shabbat is a spirited and joyful service with singing and storytelling lead by Rabbi Harry and the Shul’s very own KabbaShabba band! Services conclude at 8:00 pm with a tasty oneg dessert. Fun and meaningful for both kids and adults, we hope you will join us for this wonderful inter-generational event.