Young Adults Jews and Brews

jews & brewsThursday, February 28 2019 at 7:30 pm — Are you looking for more meaningful Jewish social interactions with like-minded people in a similar stage in life? Join us on Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm upstairs at The Bent Mast, 512 Simcoe Street for our third “Jews and Brews” event. First pint (or cider, if you’re gluten intolerant) is on us! For more information contact, Lindsey Lytle…


Eva Salomon’s War: author talk with Gabriela Goliger

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 pm Congregation Emanu-El — Set in the turbulent times of Mandate Palestine, Eva Salomon’s War, tells of a young Jewish woman’s love affair with a British policeman. As friction between Britain and the Jews intensifies, Eva falls under ever greater pressure to choose sides and becomes the target of extremists. This is a story of love, loss, betrayal and resilience. The questions raised about moral choices in that complex era resonate in our own day.

Gabriella’s first book, Song of Ascent won the 2001 Upper Canada Writer’s Craft Award. Her novel Girl Unwrapped won the City of Ottawa 2011 Literary Award for Fiction. She was co-winner of the 1997 Journey Prize, a finalist for this prize in 1995, and she won the Prism International Award in 1993.She has also been published in a number of journals and anthologies including Best New American Voices 2000 and The New Spice Box: Canadian Jewish Writing. Besides being a writer, Gabriella is an activist with the progressive Zionist movement, Peace Now.

  • Sponsored by the Emanu-El Adult Education Team
  • Contact Heshi at if you have any questions
  • Entry is by donation: light refreshments will be served
  • Books sales and signing following talk

Young Adults Jews and Brews: Ḥanukkah event!

Jews Brews HanukkahThursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm — Are you looking for more meaningful Jewish social interactions with like-minded people in a similar stage in life? Are you post-university/college and identify as a young professional?  Do you identify as Jewish, or enjoy the companionship/love of someone who is?  If so, you are welcome to our event!

First pint (or cider, if you’re gluten intolerant) is on us! Join us on Thursday, December 6, 7:30 pm at Swan’s Pub, 506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria when Congregation Emanu-El presents a “Young Professionals Jews and Brews – Ḥanukkah Event”.

We’ll light a menorah and schmooze over some brews. And we can chat about finding your own ‘miracles’ in your day to day life, finding and creating light in our own dark times, keeping your own traditions when assimilation sometimes seems easier, and other such topical discussions.

Please let Lindsey Lytle know if you are coming!

4th Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival


Starts November 3, 2018 7 pm — It’s almost here: the 4th annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival (VIJFF) scheduled from November 3 to 6, 2018 at The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St. With screenings of acclaimed Jewish-themed films from Argentina, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel and the United States, the festival starts with The Cakemaker and an opening night reception at the Union Club with live music, a glass of bubbly & tasty sweet bites. Continue reading 4th Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival

Human Rights from a Faith Perspective: Victoria Multifaith Society AGM 2018


Sunday October 28  2 – 4:30 pm Victoria Multifaith Society 2018 AGM will include a keynote address on Human Rights from a Faith Perspective (details below), as well as an annual activity report, upcoming activities, partnership updates and refreshments.

Our keynote speaker for this year’s AGM is Moussa Magassa, who has been nominated for the Muslim seat of the Victoria Multifaith Society. Moussa Magassa is the Human Rights Education Advisor for the UVic Dept. of Equity and Human Rights. His areas of interest include human rights education, global and transformational leadership, ethics and social justice activism, social transformation and peacebuilding, and immigration and refugee studies. Moussa is a PhD candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at UVic. He holds an M.A in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Victoria, and a BA (Hons) in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the Kwazulu-Natal University, South Africa.

The AGM will be held from 2:00 to 4:30 pm, Sunday, 28 October, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, 1250 Esquimalt Road, Victoria. Parking is at the rear of the building, off Park Terrace. There is no charge.

VMS membership can be renewed at the AGM or at any other event, at $10 per year for an individual member, or $50 per year for an organization or faith group. 2017 AGM minutes can be found here.