Congregation Emanu-El is composed of an eclectic group of more than 250 households who come together to create a dynamic and spiritual expression of Jewish life. It is a place of love and growth where deep friendships are forged and nourished. We believe in connecting people to one another and to their Jewish roots and traditions, as well as nourishing feelings of community, security and belonging.
News & Events
Some events below are external initiatives not sponsored by Congregation Emanu-El.
Ilan Avi Baron: "Obligation in Exile"
Thursday, August 17, 7:00pm.
Congregation Emanu-El Adult Education Committee is pleased to present a talk at the synagogue on Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 pm by a former member of our shul, Ilan Avi Baron, about his new book, Obligation in Exile. Admission is by donation. Read More >>
Back to Shul! family event
September 10, 11 am–2 pm
Congregation Emanu-El invites you Back to Shul--a family event, on September 10, from 11 am–2 pm at Beacon Hill Park.
You are all invited to eat, to schmooze and to get to know what we are about...
Don't miss the fun! Details coming soon.
2017 Pride was Awesome!
July 9, 2017
Congregation Emanu-El, accompanied again by the band, the Klezbians, took part in this year’s Victoria Pride Parade on Sunday, July 9. Along the way, led by Rabbi Harry, synagogue members and parade observers danced the hora to the music of the Klezbians.
View photos by Lincoln & Caren Shlensky, Penny Tennenhouse, Frances Aknai and Frances Rosenberg.
Congregation Emanu-El hosts
the Canadian Jewish Experience
The Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE) is a volunteer initiative to celebrate Canada and the contributions made by Jews to the building of this modern country. This work was undertaken in connection with Canada’s 150th anniversary, and reflects the pride and love which Canadian Jews have for this country. This work includes an exhibit that Congregation Emanu-El is delighted to have the opportunity to display in the social hall until September, 2017.
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Summer Schedule 2017
June through August
Wednesday 12:00 (noon) and 2pm
Thursday 10:30am, 12:00 (noon) and 2pm
$10 cash for adults
$5 for youth (aged 12-18)
Free for children under 12
Short tours by donation when possible