Late December donations to the Congregation Emanu-El Legacy Fund (hosted by the Victoria Foundation) mean we qualify for a last-minute matching grant from the Foundation. The Foundation will now add $2500 to Congregation Emanu-El Legacy Fund, which brings the fund total to $40,000. Continue reading Thank You to Our Donors – We Met Our Goal!
The Victoria Foundation has just offered us a time-limited opportunity to receive a matching grant of $2500. If the Foundation receives a donation earmarked for the Congregation Emanu-El Legacy Fund within the next week, our Legacy Fund will grow by $5000. If you are willing to step up, please notify Rabbi Brechner as soon as possible. Continue reading Victoria Foundation offers CEE Legacy Fund time-limited matching grant
Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 pm — St. John the Divine and Pacific Opera present “A Musical Feast with Ken Lavigne” on Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 pm at the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria. $100/Person (Complementary Appetizers/Cash Bar); Patron Ticket: $150/Person (includes champagne reception with the artists at 6:00 pm) available only from Carol-Ann Zenger in the church of office of St. John the Divine 250-383-7169 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds are to benefit the Food Bank at St. John the Divine.
- All proceeds will be donated to Hebrew School children.
- Fundraiser price per 2 litre jug – $10
- Please call Jill or Mike at 250-544-8870 or send an email to email@example.com to arrange pickup at the synagogue.
- You can also pick up juice this Sunday, October 14, from 9-9:30 a.m. or at 12:30 pm
Thanks to so many members of our congregational family we have achieved our Emergency Capital Campaign goal. A huge Thank You to all the donors who through their action gave a strong voice of support to the progressive dynamic Jewish life that characterizes Congregation Emanu-El. By putting our money where our mouths are and making this campaign a success, we have shown that we are prudent stewards of this remarkable synagogue.
Now we have a new refrigerator condenser/compressor, new masonry around South side of the sanctuary, a new heating, cooling and ventilation system for our “new” building and are in the process of replacing the 15 year old “new” building’s roof.
Kol Hakavod – Hebrew kudos to the entire congregation and friends of our congregation.
Rabbi Harry & President Ruthi
Saturday, September 29 7:30 – 10:30 pm at Saanich Silver Threads — Get out your dancing shoes and head for the Saanich Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1H1 (near Tillicum Road) and Dance for the Children, a fundraiser for the Albergue Villa Pinal, a collection of buildings located inland from Melaque MX-JAL operated by Asistencia a la Familia, which serve as residences, a school, and a medical clinic for indigenous Mexicans families from the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca who migrate during the winter months to work picking crops in the fields around Melaque.
A number of Victoria residents including Emanu-El members Sid and Jen Tafler support this humanitarian project. To learn more about the project…
Doors will open for Dance for the Children at 7:15 pm, Salsa class at 7:30 pm, dance until 10:30 pm with DJ “Pachanguero”, class with John De Pfyffer, Latin and ballroom music, maybe some live too. There will be other surprises like a little Zumba with Roz!
Admission is $12. Please bring finger foods to share. Food and drinks will also be available for sale. Donations towards items for a Silent Auction are welcome. For more information contact Connie at 1-250-709-1935 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just want to give you the latest update on our Emergency Capital Campaign (ECC). At this juncture we have raised eighty six thousand dollars for which we send a super heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated. We are so very close to our grand goal of one hundred thousand dollars.
The masonry work is complete, our new heating/air conditioning and ventilation system is in place and working which to quote my grandmother “it is a mechayah.” For those of us who are new to Yiddish a mechayah is a small life affirming gift. I remember my grandmother sitting with friends on a side street in Brooklyn and when a cool breeze off the ocean would come they would all raise their arms and say, “Such a mechayah!”
The new roof is nearly complete and soon the compressor will be up and running. Our house chair Todd Golumbia deserves a shout-out in thanks. If you have not given yet, it is not too late. We can really use your help. Right now our grade as far as collective generosity is a B+ which with some more help we can turn this emergency campaign into an A+. Help make this a year of living generously and please donate.
Rabbi Harry & Ruthi Wicks, President, Congregation Emanu El