Dr. Jonathon Leipsic (photo from Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver) When Jonathon Leipsic decided to take on the role of…annual campaign, Jewish Federation, Jonathon Leipsic, philanthropy
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Barbara Pelman (photo from Word Vancouver) Among the writers being featured at this year’s Word Vancouver, which runs Sept. 26-30,…Barbara Pelman, books, Judaism, poetry, Victoria, Word Vancouver
Mélanie Thierry delivers a strong performance as Marguerite Duras in Memoir of War. (photo from VIFF) The Vancouver International Film…Vancouver International Film Festival, VIFF
Ghazal Azarbad, as Siobhan, a special-ed teacher, and Daniel Doheny, as Christopher, who has Asperger’s, often work in tandem in…Arts Club, Asperger, theatre
Prof. Richard Menkis (courtesy) The University of British Columbia’s Prof. Richard Menkis has received two honours recently: the 2018 Louis…Alice Sundberg, history, Richard Menkis, Tikva Housing, UBC
Jewish Seniors Alliance board member Pam Ottem, who is chair of JSA’s peer support program, with Baruch Azeroual at the…JSA, seniors, volunteering
Smack in the middle of the Days of Awe, hundreds of members of our community came together for an inspiring,…annual campaign, FEDtalks, Jewish Federation, philanthropy
I wanted to share an interesting issue I stumbled into while reading online. It was in a Jewish discussion group….Judaism, Rosh Hashanah, spirituality, Sukkot, Yom Kippur
Congregation Beth Israel, circa 1955. (photo from JWB fonds, JMABC L.09737) If you know someone in this photo, please help…archives, Beth Israel, history, Jewish museum
(photo from jpl.nasa.gov) Rosh Hashanah commemorates God’s creation of the world. During the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah to Yom…climate change, environment, Judaism, tikkun olam
Worth watching ...
The Jewish Independent is media partner for The Oslo Diaries at the Vancouver International Film Festival on Sept. 28 and 29 and Oct. 12.
The NFB short Animal Behaviour is part of VIFF's The Curtain Calls on Oct. 1 and 8.
The Washing Society is playing at VIFF with Dreaming Under Capitalism on Oct. 4 and 6.
¡Despertar! - New York City Laundry Workers Rise Up is an epilogue of sorts to The Washing Society.