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News and Stories2022-01-12T13:56:12-08:00

Let’s talk Housing Issues, Together

On October 20, we held our JFS Housing event at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.  Presentations from Shelley Rivkin, VP, Local and Global Engagement Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and Mara Shnay, housing advocate spoke on the recent housing statistics and stories of lived experiences from Jewish community members.  The event was [...]

Belmont Properties Helps JFS Provide Temporary Housing 

 “He who saves just one life, saves the world entire.”  The Talmud   JFS had been working with the Zubris family of four who arrived a few months ago from Kherson, a city in the Ukraine that was under attack.  They were in need of temporary housing and JFS CEO, Tanja Demajo inquired [...]

Caring for Our Holocaust Survivors

JFS and Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) are pleased to announce a new partnership to serve Greater Vancouver’s Holocaust Survivor community. Beginning January 2022, JFS will administer both the socialization and social services Claims Conference Grants, which have traditionally been split between the two organizations. This move consolidates the [...]

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