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Emanu-News 2022-07-29 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ

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Emanu-News 2022-07-29 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #536 • View online
Weekly news from Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria, B.C.
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Emanu-El News
Sarah & Ella Bookman are B’nei Mitzvah!
2022 Tish’ah Be’Av
Outreach Gifts for the Community!
Housing Presentation
Save the Date
CEE Refugee Family Project Update
Shabbat Av 2, 5782
The Week Ahead
  • Saturday July 30, 10:00am: Shabbat Services (Connect), Ella & Sarah are B'Nei Mitzvah!
  • Thursday August 4, 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)
COVID Health Tips
Shabbat Ushers and Greeters Needed!
In Other News
Victoria Fringe Festival Volunteer Outreach
VIJFF 2022! Save The Date
Hebrew Q&A
 What is the Hebrew word for “excellent”, “amazing”, or “awesome?”
* Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
* Nothing To Do With Being Jewish
Community Connections
CC#1 - Accommodation Needed
A retired Jewish couple (non-members of Congregation Emanu-El) is looking for a suite or an apartment in Victoria as soon as possible as they will need to move out on August 15th due to a renovation requested by the owner of the apartment. The senior male has a breathing problem, and is not well. 
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. - Charlotte Sutker
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)
CC#4 - Short Term Rental Available in Langford for August
We have a beautiful house in Langford that we wish to sublet for the month of August. The house has 3bd/2.5ba with a nice yard and easy access to the Galloping Goose. The house is fully furnished and will fit a family of four. Apologies but no pets and no smoking. - Oren Shrem
Respond to CC#4 (your email will be forwarded to the contact person)
Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
We now have online forms to simplify 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.
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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 & Last Word: Jonathan Ure Stoppi
  • Communications Committee Chair: Lincoln Shlensky
  • Reviewers: Rabbi Harry, Susan Holtz
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The Last Word
Sergei, an Ukrainian soldier at the battlefront, received a letter from his girlfriend:
Dear Sergei
I can no longer continue this relationship.
The distance between is too great.
I must confess that I’ve been unfaithful to you twice since you left—and I don’t think you or I deserve that, I’m sorry.
Please return the photo I sent you
Sergei read this in stunned silence for a few minutes. 
He then got up, and asked all his comrades to give him pictures of their brides, sisters, friends, cousins, etc.
He then placed these—57 photos in all—along with Anichka’s photo, in an envelope with the following note:
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