Supporting Our Community

We Mourn As One Community:

A Message to Our Muslim Neighbours and the Communities of Vancouver Island

It was less than five months ago when members of the Muslim community stood beside us as we mourned the senseless slaughter of our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh.

Today we share in the sense of grief and utter disbelief that the Victoria Muslim community must be feeling as they pray for the souls of their sisters and brothers so senselessly slaughtered in New Zealand.

We invite everyone to pause for a moment to reflect on the terrible act of hate inflicted upon the Muslim community and stand in solidarity with them in their time of mourning.  Regardless of our ethnicity, faith, or nationality we must join together and commit to taking personal stock of our words and deeds, remembering that evil is not only bad people doing bad things, it is also when good people do nothing.

Sent on behalf of the Jewish Community of Vancouver Island

Jeff Kushner,

Vice President, Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island

March 15, 2019

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What We Do:

The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island (JFVVI) is the umbrella organization for the Jewish community in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.  We support organizations, individuals and families both regionally and in Israel with grants, scholarships, and through partnerships with community leaders.

We coordinate, plan and promote social, educational, cultural, health and welfare programs and activities in the Jewish Community. We serve as a central representative of the Jewish Community.  We develop leadership in the Jewish Community.

We coordinate fund raising efforts intended to finance the services and activities of the Jewish Community.
We raise and administer and allocate such funds as may be collected under the auspices of JFVVI.

Our Mission:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island is committed to building strong, vibrant and enduring Jewish  Communities on Vancouver Island, in Israel and in the world by nurturing those values, practices and traditions which sustain and enrich Judaism and the Jewish people.

Click on the video below for more information about JFVVI and the United Jewish Appeal, and to learn about some of the projects JFVVI has funded in recent years.

Contact Us:

Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island
3636 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 4H2
(250) 370-9488
info [at] jewishvancouverisland [dot] ca

 

The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island is a Canadian Registered Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (BN / Registration No. 119284289RR0001).  Tax receipts for donations made up to December 31st, 2013 will be issued in early 2014.

 

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