Join Congregation Emanu-El member, Noa Paster on an Irish adventure this weekend. Performing music from Ireland and around the world on fiddle, piano, harp & in song, Noa is joined by two friends for her own musical, theatrical St. Patrick’s Day review. The show is an all ages show, 40 minutes long. Tickets at www.eventbrite.ca. All shows are at Skam Satellite Studio 849 Fort Street.
This program is postponed—Join us for a multi-media program celebrating the post holocaust renewal of Jewish Romanian culture using music, photos and conversations on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm in Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard Street. The presenter will be Julia Herzog and the accompanying musicians will be: Amy Paster, Rick Kool, Lucy Nerenberg, Sammy Herzog, Julia Herzog. Continue reading POSTPONED – Memory, Identity & the Romanian Shoah
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 to 9:00 pm—Here is the link to the music binder (the binder works best if you download the pdf and read it with an adobe reader) for the Jewish Music Jam with Rabbi Matt and Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Woods) on Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El. Bring your instrument, music or just come and listen and keep a beat with some egg shakers. Some music will be provided.
Here are the “notes”Rabbi Matt has provided for the “keeners”!
The Tishrei Niggun
- Cm A# D#, D# A# Cm (again and again)
- Am G C, C G Am (repeat) with Capo 3 on a guitar or banjo.
Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
Sage Tea is a gathering of Emanu-El elders who come together twice a month for tea, torah and discussion at 2 pm at Adele Vernon’s home. Come join old and new friends for an afternoon of schmoozing, learning, connecting and some nosh. Bring nothing other than an open mind and a desire to socialize. Please RSVP to Adele at 778-440-4096. If you need help with transportation, please let Adele know and we will do our best to find you a ride.
Sunday, January 5, 11 am at Jewish Community Centre — Kolot Mayim invites the congregation to a talk by Dr. Suzanne Snizek on Suppressed Music during the Shoah on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 11 am in the Jewish Community Centre. Dr. Snizek is a professor of Music at UVIC, and an extremely accomplished concert flautist. Continue reading Suppressed music during the Shoah: Making the connection
Avrael and Lucius Perreault invite the congregation to a Kiddush luncheon following services on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in celebration of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Micah.
Next rehearsal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 —The Jewish Community Choir welcomes new voices to join our friendly, non-auditioned choir. We meet regularly to enjoy singing from a vast repertoire of Jewish music, accompanied by a gifted pianist. We sing both sacred and secular songs from Jewish composers, from centuries past to the modern day, including synagogue music as well as Yiddish and Israeli folk and songs from Broadway and popular songwriters. We sing in English, Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish and Ladino (or Judeo-Spanish) – all transliterated into English language syllables. We are non-denominational and welcome all, including non-Jews. The ability to read music or prior choir experience, while helpful, is not required.
Our weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue. We next gather on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. If interested please contact our choir Director, Carol Sokoloff at 250-385-3378 or