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Emanu-News 2022-08-12 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ

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Emanu-News 2022-08-12 בְּשׂוֹרוֹת עִמָּנוּ
By Congregation Emanu-El • Issue #538 • View online
Weekly news from Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria, B.C.
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Emanu-El News
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
A Thank-You Kiddush
Bēma Presents: Peace Talks
Zachor Remembrance Wall
Outreach Gifts for the Community!
Shabbat Av 16, 5782
The Week Ahead
  • Saturday Aug. 13, 10:00 a.m. – Shabbat Services, Thank-You Kiddush (Connect)
  • Thursday Aug. 18, 7:00 a.m. – 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
Help Wanted at UVic Hillel
Victoria Fringe Festival Volunteer Outreach
VIJFF 2022! Save The Date
Hebrew Q&A
In the Bible, God calls Samuel, meaning “God has heard”. What would be the Hebrew for “servant heard”?
Samuel (in Hebrew, Shmuel) does not mean “God has heard”: whoever told you that may be thinking it’s spelled שמוע-אל, i.e. “Shmua-el”—but it’s not. The consonant ע (ayin) is missing, and it doesn’t go missing lightly.
* 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 – Family Seeking Accommodation
Sara Berhane, her husband and three young children (all below 10 years old) need a place to live in or near Victoria. They are about to arrive here as refugees from Eritrea, a country they have been forced to leave due to religious persecution. A two bedroom house or apartment is needed…an almost impossible to find for an affordable low-income rent. Do you have such a place, or know of one? If so, please contact Stan Benjamin at 250.370.7068 or email
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.
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 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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
It was said that Charlie Chaplin was the only person in Hollywood that Albert Einstein wanted to meet. In 1931, he got his chance to talk to the actor at the premiere of the film City Lights.
Einstein said to him: “What I most admire about your art, is your universality. You don’t say a word—yet the world understands you!”
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