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    Welcome to the Okanagan Jewish Community Association (OJCA)


Click Here For Membership Registration

*High Holiday tickets included in your membership*

Hours :Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9-12

To Arrange an appointment please email: 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.      

OJC Newsletter:

Click here for September newsletter


High Holy Days Schedule:

Would you like to host Rabbi Schwartzman and his wife for dinner?

If you are interested in hosting one evening during the High Holidays then please contact Diane Aizen at

Rabbi and Ziva will be in town from September 23 until October 5.


High Holiday Schedule:

Tickets required: Information about tickets is below the schedule.

Wednesday September 24

7:30pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thursday September 25

10:00am Rosh Hashanah

Oneg (Pot Luck) and Tashlich service to follow


Sunday September 28

Community BBQ at Sarsons Beach House

12:00 - 4:00 (See details below)


Friday October 3

7:30pm: Kol Nidre

Saturday October 4

10:00am: Yom Kippur

3:00pm: Afternoon Service

4:30pm: Yizkor

5:30pm: Nei'elah

6:45pm: Havdallah

Community Break Fast to Follow (Pot Luck)


High Holiday Ticket info:

OJC Members- Included in your membership

Non-Members: Adult $200

                      Family $500

                      Children 13 & under $50

                      Kids 6 & under - Free

                      OC/UBCO Students - Free

We would like all to have the opportunity to attend High Holiday's. If you require assistance then please contact David Spevakow - 250-317-5283 or


Ask the Rabbi: Rabbi Shaul Osadchey

As part of the Bridging Mountains Project, Rabbi Shaul Osadchey has offered to reach out to our community for any questions we may have about Judiasim, The Torah, Israel or General Jewish Life. Please click here to contact Rabbi and don't be shy.






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. 




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