Worldwide Candle Lighting Service

December 11, 2016 7:00 pm

The Victoria
Chapter of Compassionate Friends
invites bereaved parents, siblings and their
families to the world-wide candle lighting service on Sunday, Dec. 11, 7:00 pm
at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Avenue.

non-denominational service features a speaker, soloist, candle lighting
remembrance and reception. Please bring a labelled photo(s) of your
child(ren) or sibling(s) to be placed on the Table of Tribute.

Elder Abuse Prevention

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Victoria Community Response Network (VCRN) has decided to
increase outreach and education sessions for community local groups working with seniors to prevent
elder abuse and neglect in Victoria, BC. The VCRN goal is to facilitate free workshops and information
sessions regarding the resources available in
the local community (i.e., abuse, neglect and self-neglect
awareness/prevention). We will hold an
information session for the leaders of seniors’
programs on Wednesday Dec 07th from 10-11:30am at the Central
Library in Victoria. Parking: below the Central Library and on View
Street Parkade (the first hour is free).

Please join us
for this dynamic event!

We invite you,
our local community groups to learn about the warning signs of abuse of older
adults and how to respond safely.

We will

  •  Signs and risk factors of abuse
  •  True to life scenarios and videos to stimulate your awareness
  •  Local and
    provincial resources to prevent elder abuse

We look forward to seeing members of the Jewish community
represented at this important event. 

Questions and
RSVP to Lycia by November 18th at

Our Place requests donations of Boost & Ensure

Many of
our family often have issues with nutrition because of chronic health issues.
 Our Spiritual Care office tries to keep a supply of Boost and Ensure
supplements in our office to help individuals we know are struggling with
nutrition issues. Please consider making a donation of Boost and Ensure to the
Spiritual Care office at Our Place.  Your donation of Boost and Ensure can
be dropped off at the Reception Desk at Our Place 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria BC.

The Art of Marc Chagall: a painting class for kids

November 13, 2-4 pm, at the JCC

It is not too late to register! 

Kolot Mayim Reform Temple is offering The Art of Marc Chagall—a mixed age painting class for ages 7 and up! Sunday, November 13. 2-4 pm at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.
No experience necessary- we will learn about Chagall together at the beginning of class. $30 per session. To register call or text 250-532-2982.
Taught by Susan Abrill– owner of Art Stars for over 10 years, artist, language specialist, MA and UVic teacher. Her knowledge as a teacher and exhibiting artist gives children a unique experience to learn how to paint like Chagall and learn about one of the most famous Jewish painters in the world.

“The Klez” at Norway House

Sunday, November 20, evening


The Klez will be playing at the Victoria Folk Club “Norway House”, at 1110
Hilllside Avenue, Victoria
on Sunday, Nov. 20. 

  • Doors open at 7:00 pm.  
  • Open Stage
    until 8:30 pm then a snack break.  
  • The
    play at 9:00 pm.  
  • Admission is $5.  

The Klez play the celebratory Jewish music of Eastern
Europe and the haunting music of the Sephardic Jews who were driven out of
Spain in 1492. This is music filled with love and longing, minor chords, and
heartfelt joy!

Victoria Multifaith Society – AGM

Sunday, November 6, 2–4pm


The Victoria Multifaith Society
will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, the 6th of November, from 2
– 4 p.m.
at the Ismaili Jamatkhana, 1250 Esquimalt Road

The program will
include our annual report, election of 3 board members, discussion, artistic/devotional
elements, light refreshments and time to socialize. Members of VMS are invited
to attend; the general public are also very welcome. 

We hope that as many as possible
will join us to celebrate our progress and provide input for the coming year. 

We would also like to ask members to submit the names of any proposed
candidates for the currently unfilled seats of Sikh and First Nations board
members within fourteen days, i.e. by 20 October.

Screening of “The Golem” with live music accompaniment

Emanu-El members David Bodrug and Joseph Sheppard perform live electronic music to accompany a special screening of The Golem—the 1920 German silent film based on Hassidic folklore.  That a film that drew from, and remained faithful to, a Jewish folk story became one of the more popular films of that decade illustrates how integrated Jewish communities were in German society at the time.  

The Golem is considered a classic of German Expressionist Horror, along with films such as Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Cagliari.   The Golem story is also thought to have influenced Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  

To provide cultural and historical context, the film will be introduced by Dr. Peter Gölz and Tatiana Dickson of UVic’s Department of Germanic and Slavic studies.  The soundtrack will be performed on an enhanced sound system, and feature dark ambient and drone music well-suited to the horror themes and tensions in the film.  Additionally, the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival will have a table set up in the lobby with information about this year’s film festival—and tickets and passes will be available for pick-up or purchase.  

The presentation starts at 7:00pm at Cinecenta in the Student Union Building at the University of Victoria.  Regular Cinecenta admission rates apply:  $7.75 non-members, $6.75 Cinemagic Members, $5.75 for Seniors and Students.

This presentation is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, the Garden City Tape Music Society, Cinecenta, the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island.