Community Resources

Community Resources2020-02-06T16:13:29-08:00

Jewish Organizations, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver — committed to building a strong, vibrant and enduring Jewish community in the Lower Mainland, in Israel and throughout the world by nurturing the values, practices and traditions which sustain and enrich Judaism and Jewish culture. Check out their Calendar and Community Directory to get connected!

Vancouver Jewish Film Centre —The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest running Jewish film festival in Canada and is one of the best festivals of its type in North America. The Film Centre also presents films outside of the Festival period.

Jewish Museum & Archives —The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collecting and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia.

Jewish Seniors Alliance — Information of interest to seniors, including a link to calendars of programs and events from various organizations.

Chutzpah! Festival — Chutzpah! Festival is an annual performing arts festival committed to bringing world-renowned international dance, music, theatre, and comedy to Vancouver audiences.

Jewish Independent — Vancouver’s weekly Jewish newspaper for over 70 years. (Formerly, The Western Jewish Bulletin.)

Jewish Secular Humanist Organizations

Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations —The CSJO is composed of independent organizations whose unity of purpose is a secular expression of our Jewish heritage, with particular emphasis on the cultural and ethical precepts of Jewish learning.

Society for Humanistic Judaism — Humanistic Judaism is a nontheistic congregational alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan.

Other Sites of Interest

Yiddishpop: YiddishPOP uses lively, engaging content to teach Yiddish to speakers of other languages. Lessons are built around animated movies and supporting features that introduce and reinforce vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading comprehension, and writing skills. See what a difference it can make for Yiddish students of all ages!

YIVO — YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded by scholars and intellectuals in Poland, in 1925 to document and study Jewish life in all its aspects: language, history, religion, folkways, and material culture. Today, YIVO’s collections are the primary source of the documentary history of East European Jewry and the surviving record of millions of lives of Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Vilnius Yiddish Institute — The VILNIUS YIDDISH INSTITUTE is the first Yiddish centre of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe. Each August, the Institute offers the intensive four-week Vilnius Summer Program in Yiddish Language and Culture, attended by some seventy participants from around the world. During the academic year, it provides a rich selection of credit courses in Yiddish and East European Jewish Studies. — the online Jewish book community — Focuses on secular culture and ideas.

Jewish History Resources —Links to a variety of international Jewish history websites.

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