Kiddush in Honour of Adele Vernon

Saturday, August 6

We will hold a
Kiddush in honour of Adele Vernon on Saturday, August 6. Before moving to
California, Adele was a very active member and volunteer at our synagogue. 

We would
appreciate donations towards the Kiddush for Adele. You can donate to the Kiddush Fund online at
our website
, by mail or by telephoning Zelda in the synagogue office at
250-382-0615 between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. 


The Brechners: The first 15 years

Saturday, June 18

us for a Special Kiddush in honour of Rabbi Harry and the Brechner Family’s 15
years at Congregation Emanu-El – June 18

Dear Friends,
This year marks Rabbi Harry, RaeAnn, Adar and Daveed’s 15th year in Victoria
and as our community leaders at Congregation Emanu-el. On behalf of the Board
of Directors, I am very pleased to announce, that Rabbi Harry and family have
recently confirmed that they will be with us for a further 15 years following
the completion and signing of the Rabbi’s contract.

I invite you all
to attend a very special kiddush in honour of the Brechner Family on Saturday,
June 18, 2016. Come and take part in acknowledging our Rabbi’s incredible
leadership and contribution all while looking forward to the next 15 years. 

If you would like
to participate in the sponsorship of the kiddush, please contact the synagogue
office at 250-382-0615 or donate online at

Aharon Ittah, President

Kiddush to Welcome New Members, Sat. Jan 24

Please join us for a New Members’ Shabbat Service and Kiddush on Saturday, January 24, 2015, starting at 9:00 am. Come and formally meet our new members.

The Kiddush will be catered by Marc Fagen. I would like to ask you to consider donating to help sponsor the Kiddush. We expect about 100 people to attend. Please phone Zelda at the synagogue office from Jan. 6 onwards and state your donation is for the New Member Kiddush, or mark this on your cheque.  We very much appreciate any contributions.

– Sharon Fitch, Membership Chairperson

Farewell kiddush to Rabbi Louis Sutker, June 14


Rabbi Louis Sutker has accepted the position of interim Rabbi at Congregation Or Shalom and will be leaving Victoria for Vancouver at the end of this month.

We will miss him greatly and want to send him off with lots of love and good wishes.  

Join us this Shabbat, June 14, where we will honour Rabbi Louis with a small kiddush lunch following services.

Donations to contribute to the kiddush are welcome