Synagogue Tours begin June 2

Visit Congregation Emanu-El, Canada’s oldest surviving
synagogue. Explore this beautiful site’s unique history, architecture and
restoration with maggidah (Jewish storyteller) Shoshana Litman. All the information is at

Groups of 20 or more can also enjoy a delicious Jewish style lunch before
touring the synagogue (with advance notice), prepared with finesse by Marc
of Veggie Fast Foods.  
After your synagogue tour, join Gary Cohen for an easy 90 minute walk that
winds through downtown from the synagogue’s front steps to Government &
Yates, rain or shine. Discover how a small, vibrant Jewish community helped
shape Victoria’s destiny.

Thursdays in June, July and August or at other times by prior arrangement 
Lunch: 12-1 p.m.
Synagogue Tour: 1-2 p.m.
Walking Tour: 2-3:30 p.m.

Costs & Contacts:
$15 per person
Minimum Number: 20 people
Notice required: At least one week
Contact: Marc Fagen, 250-514-4078,

  • Scheduled Synagogue Tours: 
    • $10 per adult (cash only)
    • free for children under
  • Private Synagogue Tours: 
    • $20 each; 
    • $10 each for 20 or more
    • free for

Tel: 250-589-1250, email Shoshana, or visit

  • Walking Tours: 
    • $15 per adult
    • $13 for students/seniors
    • $2 discount for taking
      both tours (cash only)

Discover the Past, tel., 250-384-6698, email, or visit

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An inclusive, warm, and progressive Conservative synagogue in Victoria, B.C.

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