(August 17) — Congregation Emanu-El Adult Education Committee is pleased to present a talk at the synagogue on Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 pm by a former member of our shul, Ilan Avi Baron, about his new book, “Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique”. Admission is by donation.
Women’s League Calendar Diaries for Conservative Judaism can now be ordered. These new diaries are beautifully illustrated, pocket-sized, list our holidays, candle-lighting times, Birkat HaMazon and other information.
Please contact Barbara Walker at 250-592-2201 or e-mail her so she can order them so they may be received before the High Holy Days.
Tish’ah Be’Av—the ninth day of the month of Av—marks moments of destruction in Jewish history: of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, and many other tragedies that have befallen our people.
The Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE) is a volunteer initiative to celebrate Canada and the contributions made by Jews to the building of this modern country.
This work was undertaken in connection with Canada’s 150th anniversary, and reflects the pride and love which Canadian Jews have for this country. It includes an exhibit that Congregation Emanu-El is delighted to have the opportunity to display in the social hall until September, 2017.
Congregation Emanu-El, the oldest Canadian synagogue in continuous use, opens its doors to visitors. Every summer, many tourists visit our beautiful synagogue to explore its unique history, architecture and restoration.
This year, with our knowledgeable guides—Shoshana Litman, Amber Woods and Sharon Fitch—we have decided to give daily synagogue tours from Tuesdays to Thursdays. We are grateful to our guides for their enthusiasm and devotion to the delivery of an incredibly professional docent service.
It is a thrill to see how visitors are so fascinated by their visit to our shul. Please encourage your summer visitors to experience Victoria’s Jewish roots by taking one of our shul tours. If they wish to find out more about our unique local history, they can take a Victoria Jewish Walking Tour.
Synagogue Tours: Summer Schedule
Tuesday: 10:30am, 12:00 (noon) and 2pm
Wednesday: 12:00(noon) and 2pm
Thursday 10:30am, 12:00(noon) and 2pm
$10 cash for adults
$5 for youth (aged 12-18)
Free for children under 12
Short tours (when possible)
Jewish Victoria Walking Tours
Wednesdays: 10:30am (rain or shine)
Gentle 90 minute walk: Starts at 26 Bastion Square (beside the former Maritime Museum): Ends at the synagogue’s front steps, 1461 Blanshard Street