Emanu-News 2022-06-10 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ





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Emanu-News 2022-06-10 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #529 • View online
Weekly news from Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria, B.C.
(If your mail service clips the newsletter, please view online.)

Emanu-El News
Ethan Goldberg is Bar Mitzvah!
Dror Yisrael Visit
Gleeda Under the Apple Tree
Pride Kabba Shabba and Potluck on the Beach
Married in June? Come and Toast your Wedding Anniversary! Come for the Cake!
Aufruf of Ellen Dragushan and Derek Campbell–Come Celebrate!
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
A Piece of Our History–in Music!
Shabbat Ushers and Greeters Needed!
Shabbat Sivan 12, 5782
The Week Ahead
  • Saturday June 11, 10:00am: Shabbat Services, Ethan Goldberg is Bar Mitzvah! (Connect)
  • Saturday June 11, 2:00pm: Gleeda Under the Apple Tree
  • Sunday June 12, 2:00pm: Dror Yisrael Visit
  • Tuesday June 14, 7:00pm: Tanakh Shiur (Register)
  • Wednesday June 15, 7:00pm: Ḥug Ivrit (Register)
  • Thursday June 16, 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
Readings from Orcas Everywhere and Orcas of the Salish Sea
But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust
Saanich Green Market
Music on the Green
TD Victoria International Jazz Fest: Call for Volunteers
Marsha Lederman Book Presentation of “Kiss The Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed”
Hebrew Q&A
What are the Hebrew equivalents of NATO radio alphabet’s (“Alpha, Bravo, Charlie”) etc.?
It’s known as the alef-bet tzlili (sound-based alphabet), and is as follows:
* 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
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The deadline for each of these is noon on the Friday before the intended issue.
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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 www.congregationemanuel.ca/donations
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
Ruth and Esther had been friends all of their lives.
When it was clear that Esther was dying, Ruth visited her every day.
One day Ruth said, “Esther, we both loved playing softball all our lives, and we played all through high school.
Please do me one favor: When you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there’s women’s softball there.”
Esther looked up at Ruth from her deathbed and said, “Ruth, you’ve been my best friend for many years. If it’s at all possible, I’ll do this favour for you.”
Shortly after that, Esther passed on.
 A few nights later, Ruth was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, “Ruth, Ruth.”
“Who is it?” asked Ruth, sitting up suddenly. “Who is it?”
“Ruth — it’s me, Esther.”
“You’re not Esther. Esther’s just died.”
“I’m telling you, it’s me, Esther,” insisted the voice.
“Esther! Where are you?”
“In heaven,” replied Esther. “I have some really good news, and a little bad news.”
“Tell me the good news first,” said Ruth. 
“The good news,” Esther said, “is that there’s women’s softball in heaven. Better yet, all of our old friends who died before me are here, too. Even better than that—we’re all young again!
“Better still, it’s always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play softball all we want, and we never get tired.”
“That’s fantastic,” said Ruth. “It’s beyond my wildest dreams! So what’s the bad news?”
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