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VSHJ Presents “Religious and Cultural Intolerance: How Do We Respond?”

The Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism (VSHJ) presents:
Religious and Cultural Intolerance: How Do We Respond?

Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

A panel discussion:


Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, PhD. Psychologist with experience in cross-cultural dialogue and trauma counselling, Victoria Shoah Project Representative.

Esteemed Panel:

Dr. Charlotte Shira Schallié, PhD. Associate Professor and Director, European Studies Program in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria.
Julius Maslovat. Holocaust Survivor.
Dr. Farouk Mitha, PhD. Islamic Scholar, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria
The Rev. Michelle Slater, MDiv. Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care, Oak Bay United Church.

For further information, contact Sharon Kobrinsky, VSHJ Ceremonial Leader (Telephone: 250-474-7173; email:

VSHJ Havdalah Ceremony and Potluck Supper on October 21st

Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism invites you to a Havdalah Ceremony and Potluck Supper on Saturday October 21st  at 4:00 pm

At the JCCV, 3636 Shelbourne Street, Victoria BC    V8P 4H2

Following the Havdalah ceremony, Sharon Kobrinsky will lead a discussion on Shabbat and Havdalah:

  • What can it mean to Humanistic Jews?
  • How can we celebrate it?
  • The significance of ceremonial traditions to Humanistic Jews

Please bring along:

  • a food item to share (a main item … ideally vegetarian, or a salad, some vegetables or a dessert (fruit?)).
  • if you prefer wine with your evening meal, please bring it.
  • your thoughts about Humanistic Judaism and Rituals / Holiday Observances
  • a friend who might be interested

Challah will be provided.
RSVPs are not required.

For more information please contact, Sharon Kobrinsky, Ceremonial Leader. Email:
Or Edward Davidson (see below for contact information)

Edward Davidson, Membership Chair

Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism

3636 Shelbourne Street,

Victoria BC     V8P 4H2


cell or text:  250-383-5881