Congratulations to Jordan Stanger-Ross and Charlotte Schallié

(l-r) Stanger-Ross, Schallié and Abe. Image: UVic Photo Services

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded $5 million in partnership grants to two projects helmed by Emanu-El members:

Holocaust historian Charlotte Schallié is co-directing “Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education” with Andrea Webb. The project builds on their innovative approach to Holocaust education through co-creating graphic novels based on survivor testimonies, which we have covered here.

UVic historian Jordan Stanger-Ross is leading “The Past Wrongs, Future Choices” project, with co-director Audrey Kobayashi, and project manager Michael Abe (also pictured). The initiative will connect community partners and researchers from 40 organizations on four continents to explore the long-neglected connections among injustices toward people of Japanese descent (Nikkei) in allied countries across the Americas and the Pacific.

For more information on these projects, as well as Stanger-Ross’ and Schallié’s other work, read UVic’s article.

Mazel Tov to Jordan and Charlotte on their accomplishments!


JFVVI Grants and Scholarships deadline extended

JFVVI 2019The deadline is extended to May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pmThe Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island (JFVVI) Grants and Scholarships forms for allocations have been revised for the 2020 application period.  Please read the forms carefully and note the new email address on the form for queries and submission of your application.  Guidelines for each funding program are contained in the forms. Application forms for all three of JFVVI’s funding programs are now available. Continue reading JFVVI Grants and Scholarships deadline extended

JFVVI invites grant applications

Deadline: April 30th, 2016

The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island is pleased to announce that applications for 2016 grants and scholarships are now online!

The Federation’s mandate is to assist the vulnerable, to strengthen Jewish education and identity, to support Israel, to advocate on behalf of the Jewish community and to continue community development. Whether you need some help sending your children to a Jewish Summer Camp, or have a great idea that would benefit the community – Jewish Federation would like to hear from you!

There are three categories of allocations funding available:

Community Agency Grants are issued to Canada-Revenue-Agency-approved charities. Projects can be initiated by lay leaders who have a great idea and partner with an agency.

Israel Experience / Jewish Experience Grants are issued to individuals who are attending programs in Israel and elsewhere that provide a meaningful Jewish educational experience that fosters Jewish identity and / or a connection to Israel.

Summer Camp Scholarships are awarded to families who need help in sending their children to Jewish summer camp. The funding is issued directly to the Camps who apply the amount to camp tuition fees.

For more information, please see the Federation website

The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2016.