Saanich Green Market

Sunday, 2 October – Please join us for another exciting event at the Saanich Green Market, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live music, fresh local produce at affordable prices, Kosher BBQ, fresh pastries, socializing and more… Everyone is welcome!


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  • Date: October 2, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: 3636 Shelbourne Street
  • Cost: n/a
  • Registration: n/a
  • Contact: https://fb.me/e/2dA8n7f7H

Saanich Green Market

Sunday, Sept. 18 – Please join us for another exciting event at the Saanich Green Market, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live music, fresh local produce at affordable prices, Kosher BBQ, fresh pastries, socializing and more… Everyone is welcome!


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  • Date: September 18, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: 3636 Shelbourne Street
  • Cost: n/a
  • Registration: n/a
  • Contact: https://fb.me/e/2dA8n7f7H

Saanich Green Market

Sunday, Sept. 4 – Please join us for another exciting event at the Saanich Green Market, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live music, fresh local produce at affordable prices, Kosher BBQ, fresh pastries, socializing and more… Everyone is welcome!


Summary of event details

  • Date: September 4, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: 3636 Shelbourne Street
  • Cost: n/a
  • Registration: n/a
  • Contact: https://fb.me/e/2dA8n7f7H

But I Live Book Launch

The Victoria Shoah Project is honoured to host, along with the University of Victoria, the Canadian launch of a stunning new graphic book, But I Live. Described as “the most powerful collection of non-fiction graphic novellas of the Holocaust since Art Spiegelman’s Maus,” But I Live is the first volume from a pathbreaking partnership led by congregant Charlotte Schallié.

Pairing Holocaust survivors with contemporary artists to create haunting and beautiful stories of resilience and survival, the book elucidates, in the words of Holocaust scholar Henry Greenspan, “the complex relationships between story and image in Holocaust recounting. It is equally a book about relationships . . . between the artists and the survivors and then all of us who are . . . drawn into their vital conversations.”

We hope that many in our community will join a discussion of this important work at a roundtable including Charlotte, artist Miriam Libicki, and survivor David Schaffer.

Mark your calendars for September 11, at 2-4 p.m. at the beautiful Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion, with ample parking on site. Refreshments will be served during a book signing to follow the presentation.


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Saanich Green Market

Sunday, Aug. 21 – Please join us for another exciting event at the Saanich Green Market, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Live music, fresh local produce at affordable prices, Kosher BBQ, fresh pastries, socializing and more… Everyone is welcome!


Summary of event details

  • Date: August 21, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: 3636 Shelbourne Street
  • Cost: n/a
  • Registration: n/a
  • Contact: https://fb.me/e/2dA8n7f7H

JFS Saanich Green Market

Sunday August 7 – Jewish Family Services of Vancouver Island is running a farm-fresh produce market this Sunday, August 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. outside the Jewish Community Centre on 3636 Shelbourne St. This market is for everyone but particularly for those individuals and families that need a boost at this time of high prices and inflation.

On August 7th we will feature a variety of fresh berries from Gobind Farm, free range eggs from Rabbit River Farm, spray free vegetables from Sun Wing Tomatoes and wonderful live music with a kosher BBQ lunch. Our produce is from local farms and what we pay-you pay! Please bring your own grocery bag. For your convenience we accept debit, credit, and cash.


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JFS Saanich Green Market

Sunday July 17 – Jewish Family Services of Vancouver Island is running a farm-fresh produce market this Sunday, July 17th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm outside the Jewish Community Centre on 3636 Shelbourne St. This market is for everyone but particularly for those individuals and families that need a boost at this time of high prices and inflation.

On July 17th we will feature a variety of fresh berries from Gobind Farm, free range eggs from Rabbit River Farm, spray free vegetables from Sun Wing Tomatoes and wonderful live music with a kosher BBQ lunch. Our produce is from local farms and what we pay-you pay! Please bring your own grocery bag for all those berries! For your convenience we accept debit, credit, and cash.


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JFS Saanich Green Market

Sunday July 10 [date changed] – Jewish Family Services of Vancouver Island is running a farm-fresh produce market on the first and third Sunday of every month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm outside the Jewish Community Centre on 3636 Shelbourne St. This market is for everyone but particularly for those individuals and families that need a boost at this time of high prices and inflation. The market is this Sunday, July 10th (instead of July 3rd) due to circumstances beyond our control that closed the 3600 block on Shelbourne Street last week.

On July 10th we will have a variety of fresh berries from Gobind Farm, free range eggs from Rabbit Tree Farm, spray free vegetables from Sun Wing Tomatoes and more! 100% of our produce is from local farms and what we pay-you pay! Please bring your own grocery bag.


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VIJFF 2022! Save The Date

8th annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival
“Captivating Cultural Cinema”

November 1st through 6th, 2022 – Running Tuesday through Sunday, the 2022 VIJFF will again be a ‘free admissions’ / ‘donations appreciated’ event.

In-Person Film Events: Each of the 5 in-person evenings will be a film event, with live pre-show music, a specially catered nosh, and the film screening (note: there will be no film event Friday night).

Online Film Screenings: Via VIJFF’s virtual cinema portal, 3 other films will be available for screening.

Shoah Project Film Event: Wednesday evening’s film event, co-programmed with the Victoria Shoah Project, links the experiences of Indigenous People, Jews, and others.

Family Film Event: For families with children, Sunday afternoon will feature a short (English) film, live entertainment, and special nosh!

Door Prizes: Chateau Victoria is sponsoring a 2-night stay!

Donor Appreciation Movie Lover Lounge: On Sunday afternoon, in advance of Sunday’s closing night film event, and specially & solely for donors (>$150 / $250 for individuals / couples) & sponsors, the VIJFF will host a Movie Lover Lounge. Mingle with fellow community members and film enthusiasts. Nosh on a special VIJFF menu of sweet & savoury snacks and alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. Invitations forthcoming.

VIJFF Website: Take a look at the brand new site at vijff.ca.

Coming Soon: The 2022 program of VIJFF-screened films.

Save the date! Kind thanks for your continued support!


Summary of event details

  • Date: November 1–6, 2022
  • Time: TBA
  • Where: The Vic Theatre
  • Cost: by donation
  • Contact: coordinator@vijff.ca

Lekwungen Walk

Sunday, July 3 2022Mr. Mark Albany, an elder of the Songhees Nation, has graciously offered to lead Congregation Emanu-El on a walking tour of his ancestors’ land, to understand downtown Victoria from a Lekwungen point of view.

The tour provides a unique opportunity to learn something about the Lekwungen way of life pre colonization and the history of displacement of Indigenous peoples, which was the precursor of settler occupation and the creation of the City of Victoria.
Having done the tour with Mark, Ruthi had this to say:

“Extremely powerful – I guarantee it will change your perception of the ‘Truth of Colonization’, and marks a significant step in the process of “Wrestling” with that Truth, something which all of us white settlers need to undertake, if there is to be genuine reconciliation IMO”.

It does take about 2.5 hours and covers almost 2km, so comfortable shoes and weather appropriate dress are recommended. It is not a tour suitable for children 10yrs and under.
The tour is limited to 15, so get yourselves signed up asap. email the office Info@congregationemanuel.ca with “Lekwungen Walk” in the subject line.

When: Sunday 3rd July 10:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Tour begins at the corner of Douglas and Belleville near Mungo Martin House and the totems, ends at the totems on Songhees Road.
Cost: $15 paid in cash. The fee will be collected prior to the beginning of the walk so please remember to bring cash with you.


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