Emanu-News 2022-06-24 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ





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Emanu-News 2022-06-24 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #531 • View online
Weekly news from Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria, B.C.
(If your mail service clips the newsletter, please view online.)

Emanu-El News
Aufruf of Ellen Dragushan and Derek Campbell–Come Celebrate!
Congratulations to Jordan Stanger-Ross and Charlotte Schallié
Lekwungen Walk
Outreach Gifts for the Community!
Shabbat Ushers and Greeters Needed!
Shabbat Sivan 26, 5782
The Week Ahead
  • Saturday June 25, 10:00am: Shabbat Services, Aufruf of Ellen Dragushan and Derek Campbell (Connect)
  • Tuesday June 28, 7:00pm: Tanakh Shiur (Register)
  • Thursday June 30, 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)
Ethan Goldberg’s Drash
In Other News
TD Victoria International Jazz Fest: Call for Volunteers
JFSVI Saanich Green Market
Marsha Lederman Book Presentation of “Kiss The Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed”
VIJFF 2022! Save The Date
Hebrew Q&A
How do you say “The Gates of Hell shall not prevail” and “No weapon formed against me shall prosper” in Hebrew?
Certain expressions are inherently foreign to Hebrew, because they are absent in the Jewish tradition. “Gates of Hell” is one of them…
* 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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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
Tom and Geoff, who had both been convicted for crimes committed while under diminished responsibility, are waiting for a general knowledge test to determine if they are eligible to go on parole.
Tom walks into the room and the chief psychiatrist asks him: “So, who discovered America?”
Tom replies: “Christopher Columbus.” 
The psychiatrist asks: “And when did this happen?”
Tom: “About 300 years ago.” 
The psychiatrist then asks: “Do aliens exist?”
Tom: “Possibly—but there is no proof of that yet.” 
The psychiatrist: “Okay, you’re good to go.” 
Tom comes out of the committee room with a broad smile on his face. 
“How did it go?” asked Geoff, anxiously.
“Fantastic,” said Tom. “Look, it’s easy—just answer like this: ‘Christopher Columbus’, ‘About 300 years ago,’ and ‘Maybe, but there’s no proof of that yet.’”
So Geoff walks into the committee room, and the psychiatrist starts asking him questions:
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