Providing assistance to support you in carrying on Jewish traditions.

Access to holiday services and food can be overwhelming for those on low income. For Rosh Hashanah, Hannukkah, and Passover, we can connect you with a holiday meal program, and provide special perishable and non-perishable items. We can also provide additional support with the following:

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

We provide High Holiday tickets to a number of synagogues in the community.


The Hanukkah Hamper Program was created as a chesed project for JFS, where families in the community could help to support other families in need during Hanukkah. Each donor family is matched with an anonymous recipient family   – with only minimal information about the ages of their children - and their task is to shop for their assigned family. Learn more


We help ensure that everyone can observe Passover in a meaningful way. Our annual Passover initiatives provide:

  • Tickets for individuals and families who wish to participate in community Seders held throughout our community;
  • Seder-in-a-Box meals;
  • Seder Get-Together Grants of up to $180 to gather with another household;
  • Passover hampers and fresh produce.
Learn more about supporting our Passover initiatives at
For access to any of the above services, please contact the JFS care line at 604-558-5719 or [email protected].
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many donuts on baking sheets
table with a passover meal on it

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