A poultry-free, eco-friendly tashlikh

Thinking shalom!

OK! We have been poultry free for a while! However, it is only recently that we have adopted the practice of casting beach stones instead of bread crumbs in our tashlikh ritual. The tossing of bread on the waters is no longer considered appropriate as it violates modern understanding of appropriate wildlife feeding.
Penny Tennenhouse has provided the newsletter with some lovely pictures of this year’s Emanu-El tashlikh.
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Ayre: a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov

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October 25, 26, 28 at 7 pm 925 Balmoral Road — Soprano Miriam Kralil and the Aventa Ensemble will perform Ayre, a one-hour opera, composed by Jewish Argentinean Osvaldo Golijov and produced by Pacific Opera Victoria (POV). All three performances take place at The Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25, Friday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 28.  Ticket prices (general seating) Adult $35, Student $15.  Limited tickets per show: purchase tickets from Pacific Opera Victoria Box Office, call 250-385-0222 or www.pov.bc.ca…
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Legislating the Past—the Holocaust and the Polish “History Laws”

GrabowskiTuesday, 2 October 4:30 pm David Strong Building, Room C122Prof. Jan Grabowski from University of Ottawa is a renowned Holocaust historian whose award-winning book Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland focuses on Polish-Jewish relations during WWII. Recently Polish authorities attempted to impose harsh legal measures for those found guilty of “slandering the good name of the Polish nation.” In this talk, Grabowski discusses this brazen attempt to legislate the history of the Holocaust as well as how his own research positions itself in these debates.
Free & open to everyone: seating is limited. For disability accommodation call 250-721-7320.
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One Spirit, Celebrating our Faiths Together

One SpiritSaturday, September 29, 6:30 pm at 1934 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton — The Victoria Multifaith Society and the Victoria Hindu Parishad and Cultural Center will again present the music-filled devotional evening One Spirit, Celebrating our Faiths Together, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 1934 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton. The arts-based presentations of prayers, chants and music will be followed by an Indian meal and time to socialize. All are welcome!

Come and Share Your Opinions!

Max Gross Jewish Discussion GroupBeginning September 23, 10:30 am at Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne Street —

Come and Share Your Opinions with us at the Max Gross Jewish Discussion Group in the Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne St. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 10:30 to 12 noon. Our new season begins on September 23 when we will discuss Is the “Nation State Law” consistent with a democratic Israel?

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Yom Kippur Break Fast

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Wednesday September 19, 8:10 pm — After the ecstatic intensity of Nei’lah, the final closing prayers of atonement as the gates are closing, and a spirited Havdalah, there will be a delicious break fast catered by Yaaqov and Rosalind – so expect tasty nutritious and comforting food.  As usual all are welcome. Donations to cover the costs of feeding everyone are also welcome. Looking forward to reconnecting at this prayerful and meaningful time.
Todah rabah in advance for your cooperation.  Shanah Tovah U’Metukah to you and yours. May you have a sweet and healthy year ahead!