June 12, 3 to 5 pm — Meet your neighbours during an afternoon of bicycle-powered music hosted by the Victoria Downtown Residents Association. Invite your friends, grab a blanket or a lawn chair, and bring along a picnic!
Opens Sunday, June 12, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm — Farm-Fresh, Affordable Food for the Whole Community
Individuals and families can take advantage of this market’s low cost of local fresh produce. For a year, the market will take place twice a month on a Sunday. The goal is not to make a profit, but to use the same funds to purchase low-cost produce for the next market.
It’s primarily a market for those with low to moderate incomes. Produce will be sold at close to wholesale prices. Payment will be taken via cash, debit card, or e-transfer.
Jewish Family Services was recently accepted into the Good Foods Organization by the Community Food Centres of Canada. We are joining 270+ organizations representing communities across Canada and beyond, all working together towards a healthy and fair food system.
Summary of event details
Date: Grand opening Sunday, June 12, 2022; see flyer for additional dates
This summer, Congregation Emanu-El member Sunny Lewis is working at the Victoria Jazz Society, helping put together the 39thTD Victoria International JazzFest (June 24 to July 3). She writes:
I want to welcome the Congregation Emanu-El community to join me by volunteering at JazzFest. As Jewish people, we know the power that music has to bring us together.
TD JazzFest making its return after two challenging years gives me hope that we can once again build community through the celebration of live music. Volunteers receive free access to all presentation series shows (subject to availability) and the opportunity to choose a Royal Theatre or McPherson Playhouse concert to attend as well. In addition to the free shows, each volunteer gets an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party, a t-shirt, and the opportunity to gain experience and meet new people.
Volunteers are the heart of TD JazzFest and however you would like to help out, from artist hospitality to green team to first aid and many more options, we would be delighted to have you. I look forward to working with some of you this summer.
For those of you who wish to learn more or take part in the comeback of one of Vancouver Island’s longest running music festivals, you’re welcome to call me at the office at 250-388-4423 or you can reach the volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
Summary of event details
Date: June 24 to July 3, 2022
Where: Various venues in Victoria
Cost: Volunteers receive free access to all presentation series shows (subject to availability)
Thank you, Bēma & partners for bringing Until the Flood to Congregation Emanu-El. I felt privileged to witness the exposure of the many faces of racism—everyone on stage used a personal camera customized from their own psychological, educational and cultural parts. The multifaceted nature of anti-black racism was moved front of stage. As I had recently watched the movie Mississippi Burning, this play addressing contemporary events prompted me to realize that the difference in racism between then and now was only in the veneer. For those wanting to talk about racism, Until the Flood provides a strong departure point. Congratulations to the cast and the companies for their solid delivery of this important theatrical work.
Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:30 pm — Over the past two years, Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT) has recruited organizations, trained over 300 people in community organizing and listened to the concerns of hundreds of people across the Capital Regional District (CRD). Now the listening season is drawing to a close and the time has arrived for the GVAT alliance (which includes Congregation Emanu-El) as a whole to come to a consensus about the community issues we will work on. We will do this on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:30 pm at Cadboro Bay United Church. Congregation Emanu-El wants to see as many congregants there as possible. Please make sure to RSVP at http://www.gvat.ca/discernment.
This is going to be a monumental day when in discussion and in relationship the GVAT alliance will build a consensus on a scale never seen before in Victoria. Only member organizations will have the opportunity to vote at this event.