As British Columbia enters the second phase of its pandemic response, Congregation Emanu-El Outreach volunteers continue to offer support to our community. Continue reading Emanu-El Outreach here for all phases of COVID-19 response
May 17, 2020 4 pm – Outreach Phone Caller Training — Thank you again to the volunteers who made the phone calls to every family in our community before Pesaḥ. The phone calls are one way we help keep our kehillah connected. We’re continuing to phone congregants who requested that we keep in contact with them. Our volunteers do errands, including grocery/prescription or other deliveries, and tech training on Zoom, Facetime and Skype. Several resources are also available for other more specific needs. Continue reading Congregation Emanu-El is helping the community
- It’s a very difficult time and not always easy to appreciate who needs support.
- If you feel you’d benefit from having regular phone calls at this time, or help with shopping, or you need a meal or some kind of support, please email the Synagogue’s Outreach team through Jill Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re unable to visit people right now, but will resume visits again in the future.
- Also, if you’re interested in volunteering to help with community support, please email Outreach at Jill Swartz’s email listed above.
Jill Swartz for the Outreach Team
- 1UP Single Parent Resource Centre
- Burnside Gorge Community Association
- Out of the Rain
- Quadra Village Community Centre
Please consider making an end-of-year donation to our shul’s social action group, Avodah.
- Cooked meals
- Rides to appointments or to synagogue
- A warm visit
- An open heart to listen
The Outreach committee will be there for you as much or as little as you want. If you or your loved ones or friends need support, please call us. You can reach the Outreach committee by calling the synagogue office at (250) 382-0615. The committee is fully committed to maintaining confidentiality.
The Outreach committee is made up of congregants helping congregants. And Outreach needs your help! We especially need people who can cook, drive, visit, check in by phone, and deliver food. If you want a periodic mitzvah or want to be part of the Outreach team, please contact email@example.com.
Saturday, December 1 between 11 am – 12 pm — We have invited Debi O’Boyle, Manager for Care Families & Quality Assurance, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria to speak to our congregation during the service on Saturday, December 1st about the current needs of their program. Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria has responded to the needs of children, youth, and families in the Capital Region for 58 years. They are a not-for-profit agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). They are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
For more than 30 years, Care Families have supported youth while they attend Boys & Girls Club programming. Each Care Family supports one youth at a time and receives 24 hour support from qualified staff. Adolescence is a time when youth learn skills, practice healthy relationships, and take on increased responsibility in preparation for adulthood. Care Families support youth learning life skills and lessons—sometimes for the first time and help youth get on the right path to becoming successful self-sufficient adults. For more information go to website: https://bgcvic.org/become-a-host-family/
On October 22 from noon to 2:30 pm in the St. John the Divine Anglican Church Hall at 925 Balmoral Street, Congregation Emanu-El, the Community of St. John the Divine and Greater Victoria Acting Together (GVAT) will host a KAIROS Blanket Exercise Workshop. Continue reading KAIROS Blanket Exercise Workshop
Congregation Emanu-El’s Youth Group is helping Avodah collect toiletries and other items for the homeless. Continue reading Bring items for homeless to Brechner’s Open House
HeroWork is a charitable organization that renovates non-profits community infrastructure through fast-paced leadership-driven events called Radical Renovations. HeroWork does this at a fraction of the normal cost and time, through fast-paced renovation events. These are akin to a modern-day version of an old fashioned barn-raising. Continue reading Call for Volunteers for HeroWork’s Anawim House project
(August 31 – September 10) —
Anawim House’s 2nd Collaborative Community Art Show will open on Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 pm at the Public Market at the Hudson 1701 Douglas Street, Victoria. The display and auction continue through September 10. Continue reading Art show: Empowered life