The organizing committee for Rabbi Victor Reinstein’s visit to Victoria sends a todah rabah to the congregation for its warm welcome of Rabbi Victor at the shul and at Sunday’s moving lecture at the Jewish Community Centre. Continue reading Congregation gives Rabbi Victor Reinstein a warm welcome
Shabbat Service and Special Kiddush
Please come and celebrate with us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Congregation Emanu-El as we welcome Rabbi Victor Reinstein back to the congregation he led for many years. Rabbi Reinstein is visiting from Boston. He will give the drash during our Shabbat service. Following services, there will be a special Kiddush in his honour. We hope you will join us for this happy event and have a chance to either reconnect or connect for the first time with Rabbi Reinstein.
We welcome donations to cover the cost of this Kiddush. Please contact the synagogue office at 250-382-0615 if you wish to contribute to this special occasion.
Tell Them Not to Hate
On Sunday January 26, at 2 pm at the JCC, Victor Reinstein will give a speech: “Tell Them Not to Hate” — Words of Witness and Sacred Imperatives. In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, he will reflect on the first commemorations of the Shoah Victoria, when our congregation included many survivors. “Their words,” Rabbi Reinstein recalls, “seared into our collective consciousness . . . we sought to honor our survivors. In the process, we were strengthened and given hope.”
Following his lecture, members of the University of Victoria’s Defying Hatred Project will share the results of their research on communal memory, history, and resilience.
With thanks from the Religious Services Committee, The Shoah Project, and the Defying Hatred Project.
People from all walks of life – politicians, clergy, professors, church and synagogue members attended the 2019 Kristallnacht remembrance at Congregation Emanu-El. This year’s theme was Remembrance and Action. For photos taken by Penny Tennenhouse…
Sunday, September 17 discussion following play: — From September 12—October 8, 2017, the Belfry Theatre will present the play The Children’s Republic which is based on the true and inspirational tale of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a selfless advocate for children’s rights. The Victoria Shoah Project has organized an opportunity to discuss the play with a small panel of experts on Korczak and Child-care after the 2 pm matinee on Sunday, September 17.
The Belfry is kindly offering a discount for that performance if you mention Congregation Emanu-El or the Victoria Shoah Project when you call to purchase tickets.
You can call the ticket office at 250-385-6815 for tickets.