Welcome to the Okanagan Jewish Community Association (OJCA)
*High Holiday tickets included in your membership*
Hours :Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9-12
To Arrange an appointment please email: email@example.com or call 250-862-2305
If you require immediate attention then call: David Spevakow 250-317-5283
The OJCA is a Synagogue (Beth Shalom Synagogue) and Community Centre (OJCC) located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley in kelowna, British Columbia. With a diverse membership consisting of Jews with Orthodox, Conservative and Reform backgrounds, the Okanagan Jewish community has styled itself to conduct its services and celebrate holidays in an all inclusive fashion. As a result of the strength which this diversity brings, the OJCA has evolved to be a progressive Jewish community with a growing and enthusiastic membership. As well, the OJCA has historically maintained an active involvement and a strong presence in the mainstream of the culturally diverse Okanagan community at large.
When: Thursday December 18
Calling all Latke-makers! Reminder that the OJCC Hanukkah Party is on Thursday, December 18th at 5:00pm. This year we will again be doing a latke and Sufganiyot (jelly donuts) station. Please bring either latkes or donuts, we will supply the apple sauce and sour cream. There will also be a candle lighting, a short song performed by the Hebrew school kids and Israeli dancing. We hope to see you there!
The OJC Gift Shop and Bed Bath & Beyond are fully stocked for all your Channukah needs. Be sure to stop by the OJC during office hours or call to make an appointment toview and purchase all your Channukah needs. We would also like to thank Barb Druxerman and
Kelowna's Bed Bath & Beyond's GM Ana Sapriken for stalking thier shelves this year to make sure our community has Channukah available at your finger tips.
BB&B Address: 1540 Keehn Rd, Kelowna, BC
Now available at the OJC Gift Shop.
Rene is a long time member and friend of the OJC and we are thrilled to share his early-life journey with the community. Rene was a professor of Chinese history at the University of British Columbia. Now retired, he lives in Summerland BC with his wife Terry Dekur.
"Thus holding me kicking and screaming, that brute ran inside the station and towards the waiting train on the first platform, past Mama whom I saw being dragged over the station floor struggling and crying. The entire station was a scene of bedlam, with men, women, and children being pulled, shoved, and hurled into the train..."
Rene Goldman never saw his mother again. A Childhood on the Move is the heart-rending and exquisitely remembered story of the first 20 years of his life. As a child-survivor of the Holocaust, he was well cared for and carefully educated in France, but nothing could fill the hole in his heart left by the absence of his beloved mother and father.
Rene's book is $25 and available at the OJC gift shop.
Rabbi Shaul Osadchey
Gesher HaHar: Bridging the Mountains
A Pilot Project of Collaboration
Beth Tzedec Congregation & OJCA
Every Jewish community regardless of size or locale serves as an important thread woven into the tapestry of the Jewish People. The diversity of the Jewish experience enriches Jewish religious and cultural practices as it expands the Jewish capacity to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Beth Tzedec (Calgary) on the east side of the Canadian Rockies and the Okanagan Jewish Community Association (OJCA) on the western side share a common Jewish milieu in the setting of the independent and individualist spirit of Western Canada.
NEXT BETH TZEDEC VISITOR: TBA
The Benefits of Gesher HaHar: Pilot Project of Collaboration is that it enhances the resources of our smaller community so that it can be a viable setting for the celebration of Jewish life while it challenges the established to act on the important mitzvah of sustaining Klah Yisrael- Jewish Peoplehood.
Please click here for further details about our project or call David Spevakow: 250-317-5283