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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JFSVI collects Ma’ot Ḥitim – or “wheat money”

90462847_2799300823458537_6275698207372607488_nMa’ot itim – or “wheat money” is the traditional practice of Jewish communities that collect money to help cover the cost of Matzah for those in need. This custom was mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud more than 1600 years ago.

As our tradition continues, Jewish Family Service of Vancouver Island (JFSVI) is asking you to kindly donate to help the needy amongst us to be able to fulfill the mitzvah of Passover. JFSVI will purchase gift cards from Aubergine Specialty Foods and mail them to any household that is in difficulty at this time of the Coronavirus closures.

Please donate online www.jfsvi.ca or send your cheques to

Jewish Family Services VI JCC, 3636 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 4H2.