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VSHJ Sukkot Celebration on Saturday, October 3rd

Please join us in the celebration of the fall harvest festival Sukkot. Guest speaker Nathalie Chambers, owner of Madrona Farms, will talk about sustainability in farming.

Please bring along a fruit, vegetable or some greenery to decorate the Sukkah and bring fruit or vegetables for refreshments. Also, please bring lawn chairs.

Everyone is welcome. A special thanks to Rani Earnhart for kindly sharing her home with us.

When:  Saturday, October 3rd, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where:  527 St. Charles Street, Victoria

VSHJ Celebrates Yom Kippur on Wednesday, September 23rd

The Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism, a Community of Cultural Jews, will celebrate Yom Kippur with a Secular/Humanis​tic ceremony led by Ceremonial Leader, Sharon Kobrinsky and our resident musicians, Gary Cohen and Amber Woods (Kouskous: Jewish Music to Feed the Soul!) on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street.

Please join our celebration of Yom Kippur with traditional readings and music. This is always a very moving ceremony, and following, we will break the fast with a potluck supper.

There is a suggested fee of $20.00 for non-members; reduced fee for low income people and students.

Everyone is welcome. We would like to start on time and encourage everyone to arrive by 6:15 pm.

Please RSVP to Sharon Kobrinsky at 250-474-7173 or skobrinsky@shaw.ca and let her know if you will be bringing a main course, salad or dessert.

If you need a ride, please contact Mona Acker at 250-598-6596.

Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.

VSHJ Rosh Hashana Celebration on Monday, September 14th

The Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism, a Community of Cultural Jews, will celebrate Rosh Hashana in a secular/humanis​tic way with services led by Ceremonial Leader, Sharon Kobrinsky and our resident musicians, Gary Cohen and Amber Woods (Kouskous; Jewish Music to Feed the Soul!) on Monday, September 14th at 5:00 pm at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

Please join our celebration of Rosh Hashanah with traditional readings and music. A wonderful potluck supper will follow. There is a $20.00 fee for non-members; reduced fee for students and low income people. Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP to Sharon Kobrinsky at 250-474-7173 or skobrinsky@shaw.ca and let her know if you will be bringing a main course, salad or dessert.

If you need a ride, please contact Mona Acker at 250-598-6596.

Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank.

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Our Secular/Humanis​tic Rosh Hashanah Celebration always includes a Memorial to honor those who have passed away. During this part of the ceremony, everyone is invited to publicly share the name of a family member or friend who remains special in their heart. If anyone wishes me to share the name of a loved one (especially if you are unable to attend our celebration) please let me know in advance. I can be reached at 250-474-7173 or skobrinsky@shaw​.ca. L’Shanah Tova.

Sharon Kobrinsky, Ceremonial Leader