Rentals: Banquet hall/auditorium and meeting rooms: call 604-325-1810
Rituals: Pesach Hagode; Booklets for Secular Shabbes and High Holidays Observances; Affirmation Ketubah
the Board of Directors
Centre for Secular Jewish Culture
to ensuring the continuity of
secular Jewish culture and humanist thought
provide a quality alternative approach to Jewish life through the
appreciation of Jewish history and culture in the context of world
history, and the celebration of secular (non-religious) and humanist
welcome intercultural families (mixed marriages) and anyone who feels
a connection with Jewish culture, history and experience.
your child now
classes in Jewish heritage, tradition and culture from a
Bar/Bas Mitzvah Classes
Sunday School (ages 7–11)
Rent our beautiful building for your wedding, banquet, bar/bat mitzvah, reception, meeting, baby naming, birthday or anniversary celebration, memorial service, dance, reunion, concert, play, conference, workshop, class, or any other event.
Conveniently located in Vancouver near Oakridge Mall
between Canada Line 41st and 49th Avenue stations. Various rooms available. Optional catering kitchen, underground parking.
Ahavat Olam Synagogue holds services and holiday observances
at the Peretz Centre but is a separate organization.
For information, please go to the Ahavat Olam website: ahavat-olam.ca/
Thank you to all our individual donors, and to our major institutional supporters:
||The Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program has been good to us over the years. A few years ago, a grant from New Horizons purchased the new chairs in the Seniors Lounge. Further grants enabled us to install the sconce lighting in the Seniors Lounge and a state-of-the art audio/visual system, which the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre is now using to show films for Seniors the last Tuesday of each month. Many thanks to our former liaison, Inessa Galperin, who has been so easy to work with.
||The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. The Jewish Federation has consistently been one of our major funders. Most of the Federation funding supports our outreach to secular, non-religious, cultural and unaffiliated Jews. In addition, they have helped fund upgrades to our security system, and have given us a grant to develop of Family Education Program pilot project.
||Government of BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. For the past several hears, the Provincial Government has given us generous grants that have gone a long way toward paying the wages of our choir director, accompanist and soloists.
||Kirman Memorial Foundation for Yiddish Culture. Over the years, the Kirman Foundation has given us small grants to help support the choir’s efforts to keep Yiddish music alive.
Donna Modlin Becker
Fraytik Tsu Nakht
Neil Ritchie: Opera Singer Beverly Sills (talk and video)
Friday, Feb. 19, 6:00 pm
RSVP REQUIRED: 604-873-3243
Every second and fourth Saturday, 10:30–noon, starting March 12 I.L. Peretz (in English translation) Reading and Discussion Group. Read aloud and discuss stories by I.L. Peretz and Ruth Wisse's book, I.L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture.
Third concert in the Sarkin Series:
Baroque and Renaissance works for oboe and strings (D. Skulski, K. Headrick, J. Werb, K. Lawrence)
Sunday, Apr. 10, 2:00 pm
For Family Education Program starting September 2015, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes starting in September, 2015.
Our classes teach Jewish heritage, tradition and culture from a non-religious perspective.
Open to all children with Jewish family ties.
• Family Education program (ages 5–9): You and your children will share some "Jewish time" together exploring Jewish heritage, traditions and beliefs through music, art, stories, discussions, crafts, and food.
(Bar/Bas) Mitzvah Classes: Your children will
learn about Jewish history, culture and traditions in a
two-year program culminating in a secular humanist b'nai
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