1461 Blanshard Street
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2J3 Canada
Office hours: Tues-Thurs 9:30-2:30
Congregation Emanu-El is an egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia. In 2013 we celebrated our 150th anniversary as Canada’s oldest synagogue in continuous use. It has been designated a national historic site.
Our synagogue is growing. In 2016/2017, we welcomed 25 individuals and families as new members, giving us a total of 250 member households.
We are an active Jewish community devoted to both youth and adult religious education. We are extremely proud to have a number of individuals capable of chanting from the Torah and many more capable of chanting the Haftorah. We also take pride in educating our youth with great passion. You may hear one of our B’nai mitzvah students chanting the preliminary service, shachrit, a portion of the Torah Parashat or musaf. You may meet one or more of our young people who have come back from Israel after serving in the IDF. You may even meet one of us who has grown up and become a rabbi or cantor elsewhere in North America after receiving a strong Jewish education in our Hebrew school and through our USY and Kadima Programs.
Congregation Emanu-El is a place where deep friendships are forged and nourished. We believe in connecting people to one another, to their Jewish roots and traditions, and in building feelings of connectedness, security and belonging.
We welcome visitors from around the world for Shabbat services. Please join us.
Congregation Emanu-El Board