Love Your Neighbour Benefit Concert

LYN Benefit ConcertWednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm), Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard St. — Enjoy the high energy klezmer band “The Klezbians”, Canada’s first ordained Maggidah (female Jewish storyteller) Shoshana Litman accompanied by Joe Hatherill, and tasty traditional treats. Help Avodah Social Action Group raise funds in support of its work of tikkun olam – “repair of the world”

Tickets $20. May be purchased online at,  reserved by phone at (250) 896-8069 or take your chances at the door.


Avodah Klezmer Cabaret Fundraiser

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Thursday, May 10, 7:30 pm Congregation Emanu-El — Join us for a wonderful evening of celebration and entertainment by Myrna Oy and the Klezbians at Congregation Emanu-El on Thursday May 10 at 7:30 pm. This is a fundraiser in support of the charitable activities undertaken by Congregation Emanu-El’s Avodah Social Action Committee.
Tickets are $15 from Eventbrite or at the door. To find out more go to the Facebook Event Page.

Kudos to the Klezbians for keeping us groovy

Sunday, July 9

Congregation Emanu-El, accompanied again by the band, the Klezbians, took part in this year’s Victoria Pride Parade on Sunday, July 9. Along the way, led by Rabbi Harry, synagogue members and parade observers danced the hora to the music of the Klezbians.

Participants and spectators of all ages from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, variously festooned for the occasion, were on hand. Some dogs, having learned of the event from the Pole News, showed up dressed for the parade! More than 100 floats and community ensembles filled Government Street with colour, music and good feelings.

View photos by Lincoln & Caren Shlensky, Penny Tennenhouse, Frances Aknai and Frances Rosenberg.