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.


Please see below for a special message from our Beth Israel member. Rabbi Infeld would like to encourage everyone to check to see if you are a match so we can help find Marcela a kidney. This is extremely important.
December 2021
Dear Family and Friends,
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter.
This is not an easy letter for me to write as it has to do with my medical circumstances.
  I was diagnosed with progressive kidney failure, and I will require a kidney transplant in the near future. Once my kidneys cease to function effectively, a live transplant is the best alternative for me, because it will give me the healthiest future with less potential side effects. A successful live transplant will improve many if not most of the symptoms I experience, and eventually allow me to return to normal life.
  I have learned that donors live a healthy life with one kidney. They are carefully screened for medical conditions to make sure that it is safe for them to donate. The transplant medical team makes the health and wellbeing of a donor a priority. I have also learned that the donor does not have to be a relative or be an exact blood match and does not have to reside in Vancouver BC.
Exploring donation options is not a commitment to becoming a donor, and the potential donor can make the choice to back away from the process at any time.
If you or someone you know, would consider gathering more information regarding kidney transplant, confidentially contact the transplant donor nurse coordinator at:
Vancouver General Hospital: (604) 875-5182 or 1-855-875-5182 | kidneydonornurse@vch.ca
Upon inquiring, a detailed package would be sent to the potential donor either by e-mail or regular post, prior to the continuation of the process.
I truly thank you for your consideration of this very difficult matter.
Warm regards,
Lucia Marcela Manes

Shalom Volunteers,

Do you have time to help us out? Are you wondering how you can participate? Well we would love some help…

As you know, JFS makes a difference in our community and we are dedicated to serving our city and its residents. With this in mind, we offer various food security programs servicing our senior clients, as well as those faced with mobility challenges.

Once a week, volunteers pick up deliveries one of seven of our program hubs to deliver food to clients that are not able to access these vital services for themselves. Volunteering your time to deliver food to our clients is more than just a delivery for most of these people, this delivery serves as their main source of human interaction and connection.

How can you participate? Sign up to volunteer with JFS’s driving team and donate time delivering food to clients in need.

If you would like more information, contact Nik at volunteersupport1@jfsvancouverbc.ca



Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver (HFLA), as you may be aware, are 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: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/637555941

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






Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver (HFLA), as you may be aware, are 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: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/637555941

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