Below, you can find events, external volunteer opportunities, and resources in the Jewish Community.

To learn more, click on the posters or the links in the descriptions.

Events in the Community 

The biggest and best international fastpitch tournament in Canada is set to return! The acclaimed Canada Cup Women’s International Softball Championship will run from June 28th – July 7th at Softball City, Surrey. The 2024 event has more than 1500 elite athletes confirmed to compete, including the Israeli National team. In addition to Team Israel, some of the world’s best teams will take part including Canada, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Czechia, Greece, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, and TC Colorado. The tournament will showcase some of the top female athletes from all-across Canada and the world at the national and club level. The event includes five divisions: Women’s International, Futures Select (U19), Futures Gold (U19), Showcase Select (17U) and Showcase Gold (17U). TEAM ISRAEL SCHEDULE: Monday, July 1st – 10:30AM vs Hong Kong Tuesday, July 2nd – 6:00PM vs Mexico Wednesday, July 3rd – 10:30AM vs Philippines Wednesday, July 3rd – 6:30PM vs Canada Thursday, July 4th – 3:30PM vs New Zealand July 5th, 6th, 7th: Playoffs Gold Medal Final: Sunday, July 7th – 6:00PM

Anti-Hate Stickers Project

In Vancouver and BC, we’ve seen an alarming rise in antisemitic messages on stickers, flyers, and graffiti. BI members Estelle and Ehud decided to take a stand by creating their own stickers with empowering messages to counter this hate and boost visibility.

Despite facing opposition, they remain committed to their mission. They have printed three batches of stickers and are now working on their fourth! Check out their work on Instagram and donate through their GoFundMe page.

Help them spread the word! Share this project with your friends and family. The stickers are free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

A new toolkit against antisemitism, Be An Upstander: How Allies Can Recognize and Counter Antisemitism, will be released in a nationwide, online launch event on Sunday, June 23, at 4 pm Pacific (7 pm Eastern). Created by Upstanders Canada with support from Kolot Mayim, the resource is made possible through support from the Union for Reform Judaism, the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island. The launch event takes place on Zoom, Sunday, June 23 at 4 pm Pacific (7 pm Eastern). Everyone is welcome to this event, which takes place on Zoom, and advance registration is required.

Register Here for Jewish Strathcona

Register Here for Mountain View Jewish Cemetery

For more info, send an email here

External Volunteer Opportunities 

Yaffa House Vancouver, a group home for Jewish adults with mental illnesses, is currently recruiting volunteers to do weekly, in-person activities with their residents for 1-2 hours. Scheduling is flexible and you will have an opportunity to meet with an amazing group of individuals. If you are interested or would like to know more, please email Ava Katz at yaffahousevolunteering@gmail.com.

Do you like to write? Do you like to read? Would you like to contribute to our senior community?

Jewish Seniors Alliance is seeking an imaginative volunteer for Editor-in-Chief of Senior Line magazine, published three times a year. The magazine reports on issues relevant to seniors.   It is full of art, literature, personal inspirational stories and much more.

For Past Issues of the Seniors Line Click Here

https://jsalliance.org/resources/senior-line-archive/

Contact Liz Azeroual at liz.azeroual@jsalliance.org

Community Resources

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver (HFLA), is a non-profit organization that offers interest-free loans to help Jewish individuals overcome financial challenges and build better lives. 

HFLA has put together a short two minute video to demonstrate the work that they do in our community.

Click here to watch it 

You can also learn more about HFLA’s work by visiting their website at www.hfla.ca

JFS is here to help individuals and families at all ages and stages of life in the Jewish and broader community. Their 3 departments are Family and Adult ResourcesSeniors, and Counselling.

Click here to learn more