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 Welcome to the Okanagan Jewish Community Association (OJCA)


Click Here For Membership Registration


Office 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.      


Thursday JULY 21st 2016 @ The Harvest Golf Club




Brunch starts at 11:00

Driving Range Opens

Shot Gun Start 1:00pm

Sit Down Prime Rib Dinner 7:00pm


$25000 CASH AT THE


Registration fee includes Brunch, Golf and Prime Rib Dinner.

Free food and beverages 'on course' provided courtesy of:
The Keg, Milestones, Moxie's, Mr. Mozzarella, Dairy Queen, and Tree Brewing.

Brunch sponsored by:
Marv Segal, Steve Itzcovitch & Riaz Mamdani

Dinner evening will be hosted by:
Hosted by AM1150's
Phil Johnson
Host & Producer of The Early Edition

For more information and sponsorship opportunities:
Contact: Mark Golbey at 250-868-1782
or E-mail:

Rabbi for High Holidays:

Dear Members & Friends,


The Okanagan Jewish Community is pleased to announce that a new Rabbi will be joining us for the 2016 High Holidays.

As many of you know, after being with us for the past 5 years, Rabbi Schwartzman has moved to the East Coast and will no longer be able to join us.  Your Rabbinical Search committee searched far and wide, and interviewed 8 potential candidates for the job.  In the end, our first choice stood out from the crowd.  Rabbis Larry and Linda Seidman - a married couple from Irvine, California - are enthusiastic about co-officiating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with us this year.   They make a dynamic, warm and spiritual team who we believe will be a good fit for our community.  For more information about Rabbi Lawrence Seidman, please visit his website.  (  


Okanagan Jewish Community Association Board of Directors' Executive Committee



I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer and are beginning to gear up for the fall! I'm so happy to announce the Okanagan Jewish Community has an official Hebrew school teacher beginning this September, Dr. Nir Light! We are so grateful that he has moved into our community and can bring his expertise of the language and his tutoring background to our children.

Hebrew classes will be as follows:
K-3 from 3:30-4:30

Grades 4-7 from 4:30-5:30

We are looking for a full-time commitment
by families to attend weekly classes. Our first class will be a getting to know you session with Nir and an opportunity for our families to meet.

There will also be an additional Hebrew reading class through the week for students who wish to improve on their Hebrew reading. This class would be for older children who are nearing Bar/Bat Mitzvah age and need extra practice with Hebrew reading. Please email me if you are interested in this extra class for your child. Day of the week and times are flexible.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me,
Natalie Spevakow (Hebrew School Coordinator)

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. 


NEXT BETH TZEDEC VISITOR: April 15-16 (Cantor Russ)


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