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Emanu-News 2022-06-03 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ

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Emanu-News 2022-06-03 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #528 • View online
Weekly news from Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria, B.C.

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Emanu-El News
Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5782: Navigating Conflict & Holy Arguments
Tallit Making Workshop
Ethan Goldberg is Bar Mitzvah!
Dror Yisrael Visit
Gleeda Under the Apple Tree
Save the Date: Pride Shabbat
Art Display to Benefit Ukrainian Aid
Photo Contest Meets its Natural End!
Winning image(s):
#86  Lisa Tyler
#86 Lisa Tyler
#89  Lisa Tyler
#89 Lisa Tyler
Honourable Mention:
#40 Kis Brink
#40 Kis Brink
Volunteer Position: Fire Warden
Shabbat Ushers and Greeters Needed!
Shabbat Sivan 5, 5782
The Week Ahead
  • Friday June 3: Mystic Moka Cancelled
  • Saturday June 4, 10:00am: Shabbat Services (Connect)
  • Saturday June 4, 8:00pm: Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Connect)
  • Sunday June 5, 10:ooam: Shavuot Festival Service, Yizkor
  • Tuesday June 7, 12:30pm: Brown Bag Beit Midrash (Connect)
  • Tuesday June 7, 7:00pm: Tanakh Shiur (Register)
  • Wednesday June 8, 7:00pm: Ḥug Ivrit (Register)
  • Thursday June 9, 7:00am: Thursday morning minyan
View the full calendar on the web (mobile-friendly view). See above for Zoom links to events offered virtually.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Fraud Alert
Outreach Gifts for the Community!
In Other News
Marsha Lederman Book Presentation of “Kiss The Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed”
TD Victoria International Jazz Fest: Call for Volunteers
Saanich Green Market
Music on the Green
Hebrew Q&A
English avoids redundancies that occur in Hebrew like “I had a dream” instead of “I dreamed a dream.” What are other phrases in Hebrew that are technically “mistranslated” into English to avoid similar redundancies?
* Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
* Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
Community Connections
CC#1 - Student needs accommodation
My Calgary granddaughter will be attending Camosun College in the fall and needs a new place to live. She is a gentle quiet girl who is very connected to her Jewish heritage. If you have a suite to rent please let me know. - Ann Zanbilowicz
Respond to CC#1 (your email will be forwarded to the contact person)
CC#2 - Shabbat Gift Bags
Congregation Emanu-El is distributing to 20 households each month Shabbat Gift Bags. They are being given to everyone, regardless of need, letting everyone know that they are appreciated.
We need drivers who will distribute the bags. It takes about 2 hours of time once a month.
Respond to CC#2 (your email will be forwarded to the contact person)
CC#3 - Short Term Accommodation Needed
Looking for short term (3 months) accommodation in Vancouver, preferably walking distance to Vancouver General Hospital. Fully furnished 2 Bedroom suite, apartment, condo or level ground/basement of a house, or a house. - Debbie Stevens-Reznick
Respond to CC#3 (your email will be forwarded to the contact person)
Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
We now have online forms to simply the submission of news, website change requests, and Community Connection ads:
The deadline for each of these is noon on the Friday before the intended issue.
Donation to Offer?
The Congregation Emanu-El community is sustained by contributions from members of the synagogue, the larger Jewish community, and the public. We are deeply grateful for contributions of any size for sustaining our synagogue. 
A list of our charitable funds is available at
We accept Visa & Mastercard, or you may post a cheque or phone the synagogue office during regular business hours.
Synagogue Office
Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard St., Victoria, BC V8W 2J3, Canada
Office hours:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
About this Newsletter
Copyright © 2022 Congregation Emanu-El. All rights reserved.
Editorial Board:
  • News Editors: Katie Stafford, Oz Dovauo
  • NTDWBJ, TYLT, & Last Word: Jonathan Ure Stoppi
  • Communications Committee Chair: Lincoln Shlensky
  • Reviewers: Rabbi Harry, Susan Holtz
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The Last Word
Two guys, quite sloshed, were arguing in a rooftop bar.
“Bah! Evolution is just a theory,” said one, slurring his words and waving his hand dismissively.
“Right—and so is gravity!” replied the other, equally sloshed. “Look—I’ll show you! <hic>…”
To prove his point, he then ran to the parapet, jumped off the roof, spun around in the air, and floated back to his barstool.
“See?” he said to the first guy, triumphantly, and reached for his beer glass again. “Now you try it.”
So the first guy runs to the parapet, jumps off the roof—and plummets forty storeys to the ground.
The bartender, seeing this, turns to the second guy, and says:
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