Sunday, January 28 — Join us in the beautiful outdoors and celebrate nature and our environment. Snack on traditional holiday foods. This is a family-friendly event – All are welcome.
Details to follow!
Emanu-El needs YOU to help ensure our Back to Shul event is a total success. We need help schlepping and setting up at the park. We will meet at the shul at 9:30 am to load tables, chairs, etc. and will arrive at the park about 10:15 am to unload and set up. Enthusiasm is the essential ingredient, youth and strength would be wonderful but not a requirement. If you’re happy to help, please call the office at 250-382-0615 or email our Synagogue Director, Betsi to sign up. Thank you in advance for your enthusiastic help.
Finale Performance: Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus. Come and hear some of Canada’s best emerging singers as soloists in this great work, along with full chorus and the Victoria Baroque Players, all led by brilliant British conductor Steven Devine, at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall.
$25 Adults (+tax)
$15 Seniors/Students (+tax)
Order by Phone: 250-386-5311, or in person at: 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC (Alix Goolden Hall Doors)
Saturday, March 12th, 7:30pm, at the JCC (3636 Shelbourne St)
A special free screening of the moving documentary…
The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island presents a special screening of Blind Love, a fascinating film that documents the journey of a group of visually impaired Israelis and their guide dogs as they participate in the March of the Living program in Poland. After the film will be a panel discussion which will include the filmmakers.
The Klez is delighted to be playing in the Victoria’s marvellous Butchart Gardens this summer. We will be taking the main stage in the big grassy field on Sunday, July 19th at 8 pm. We hope to see you there.
If you are not familiar with Butchart Gardens summer programs, may we recommend the season pass. That gets you into Butcharts all year round, and into music every single night of the summer. Come for dinner in one of the lovely restaurants. Pack a picnic, arrive early, stake out your seats, eat your meal, stroll through the lush gardens and then return and enjoy the music.
What fun for the 75 people who attended this event on February 17! And what a rush to watch Rae Ann Brechner, Ellen Dragushan, Allan Mandell, and Aharon Ittah as they chopped, fried, cooked and served such delicious food. Before a sold-out crowd, teams from Congregation Emanu-El and the London Chef prepared the meal.
As they cooked, Solomon Siegel served up One-Jew Punch, created specially for the occasion (key ingredient – Manischewitz, of course).
From appetizers to the delicious rugelach made by Ellen Dragushan, the tasting opportunities kept coming. With cheers and applause for both teams, the Emanu-El team was declared the winner by Rabbi Harry, the evening’s MC. Amid hoots of laughter, he reminded the crowd that they were “somewhat biased”. And the guests? We all felt like winners!