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Representing the Jewish population of Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

SUPPORT UKRAINE

The Jewish community has been watching reports of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with alarm, dismay, and a deep sense of foreboding. For members of our community, this seems too much like the past, bringing out memories of World War II. Many of us have family and friends in Ukraine. No matter if we are personally affected or not, our history has taught us to constantly be on guard. As Canadians, who have usually felt secure within our borders, we feel angst over this invasion.
 
One of the largest annual donations the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island receives flows directly to aid Seniors in the Ukraine. But we can do more now!  

We can stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian neighbors. We can express our support by donating funds for food, water, shelter, medical care, and other basic requirements to those who remain in Ukraine and to those who have fled.  

All donations received to our JFVVI Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund will be immediately directed to those in need through our partner agency the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), for immediate relief:  

Emergency funding will focus on:
– Helping people make Aliyah to Israel
– Securing the local community and its institutions
– Maintaining critical welfare services
– Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations
– Launching an emergency hotline
– Securing temporary housing for people in transit
– Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
– Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs

Thank you for your concern and support.  

Sharon Fitch
President, JFVVI
Please SELECT Ukraine Campaign in the drop down box under CAMPAIGN. (If you have trouble with the form, please reach out to: info@jewishvancouverisland.ca)


Click HERE to view/download the 2021-2022 UJA Campaign Letter.

Click HERE to view/download the 2021-2022 UJA Campaign Brochure.

DONATE to the 2021-2022 UJA Campaign.

2021-2022 UJA CAMPAIGN LAUNCH EVENT

The Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island held its 2021-2022 UJA campaign launch event on Sunday, September 12th at 11:00 am via Zoom. The guest speaker was Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
The topic was “Fighting Antisemitism”. Click on the ‘Recording’ link to view the recording of the event. ‘Recording

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.

Contact Us:

Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island
3636 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 4H2
(250) 370-9488
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JFVVI is a CRA registered charity (BN / Registration No. 119284289RR0001).  Donors who give $18.00 or more are considered to be members of the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island Society.  Our new online donation system through DonorPerfect issues receipts immediately for one-time donations, as well as consolidated receipts in early January for those who give scheduled or monthly payments.