Purim Carnival

PJ-Library-Purim-Carnival-March-10-Web2Sunday, March 10, 2019 10 am to 12 noon, Jewish Community Center, 3636 Shelbourne Street — The Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island, PJ Library, PJ Our Way & Congregation Emanu-El invite everyone to a Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Jewish Community Center of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street. This is a free Family Event featuring carnival games, magician, costume parade, hamantashen, snacks and drinks. Come in costume and win a prize! For more info or to volunteer, please email PJ@jewishvancouverisland.ca

JFVVI announces a book program for children aged 8 to 12

PJ Our Way

Building on the success of PJ Library, which gives the gift of Jewish children’s books each month to more than 100 children in Victoria and Vancouver Island, Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island (JFVVI) announces the new program PJ Our Way (for Jewish children aged 8 to 12) which allows participants to select one of four books every month, giving them more choice on their journey toward being life-long readers while introducing them to Jewish ideas.

PJ Our Way books are provided at no cost to families because of generous contributions from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and PJ Alliance partners.

As part of the program, PJ Our Way participants can write book reviews, take quizzes and polls, and watch kid-created book trailers and author interviews. The PJ Our Way website pjourway.org provides these new avenues for discussion.

For more information or to sign-up directly, go to pjourway.org/Canada.

Second Annual PJ Library Ḥanukkah Party


Sunday, December 17 10:00 am to 12:00 noon PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver invites you to the 2nd annual PJ Library Ḥanukkah Party, featuring Vancouver Island’s Maggidah (Jewish Story Teller), Shoshana Litman and back by popular demand, “The Great Giffoni” – who has some new magic tricks to baffle and mesmerize! There will also be crafts, sufganiyot (donut) decorating and Kosher snacks.

The PJ Library Ḥanukkah Party is a FREE community event presented by the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island and supported by donations to the United Jewish Appeal. While there is no charge for this event, we encourage everyone to give generously to this year’s United Jewish Appeal. If you know of Jewish families with elementary school-aged kids, or have visiting grandchildren – please invite them to this event!

PJ Library program is a free book subscription program whereby children receive a free book related to Jewish culture and values every month, and is a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver island and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

The PJ Library Program has served more than 120 children in over 80 families throughout Vancouver Island over the past three years! Events such as the annual Ḥanukkah Party help connect families through fun for both children and parents.

Click here… for more information about the PJ Library Program or to sign your child up!

Ḥag Ḥanukkah Sameaḥ!