MAZEL TOV! B’nei Mitzvah Exhibit

Congregation member Dena Gelfand curated this exhibit with submissions from current or former members on the B’nei Mitzvah theme. She and her volunteers filled the case with colourful and joyful memories of this rite of passage. Here are a few more photos from the display because we know it is still not time to gather together for freilich events. There is room on the outside side wall of the case for more photos, contact Dena through the Office if you want to put up something from a past B’nei Mitzvah celebration.

MAZEL TOV! Exhibit

Mazel Tov!

A new exhibit opened in the social hall with the theme of B’nei Mitzvah. The rainbow of kippot fills the showcase with colour, along with the visual treat of photos, gifts, and related memorabilia. Who can guess which photo is THIS year’s class? We hope everyone can visit soon. There is a photo wall on the outside of the case, if you are interested in adding to it, please contact Dena through the Office. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Summary of event details

  • Date: Opened December 17, 2022
  • Where: Congregation Emanu-El Social Hall
  • Contact: Dena Gelfand via Synagogue Office; 250-382-0615

Mænni Ruben’s Theresienstadt 1945 Autograph Book

If you have not yet seen the Theresienstadt Autograph Book Exhibit about Mænni Ruben’s story and connection to congregation member Susi Deston (z”l) in the Social Hall, there is still time, as it doesn’t close until August 12, 2021.
The research, exhibit and booklet reflect international participation and last August a newly created project website was launched along with a program sponsored by the Victoria Shoah Project. The original Autograph Book has been donated to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. For viewing before August 12, please contact Congregation Emanu-El office at (250) 382-0615 or for open hours.