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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.      


Upcoming Services:

Future Dates:  April 27/28 May 25/26

Purim Party - Saturday March 3




Please join us for a

fun-filled evening


This is an adult-oriented costume party.

(Children’s party will be at the school)

   Costumes are strongly recommended. There will be a fashion show

   with a walk down the aisle, two judges and several cash prizes for

   best costumes.


   There will be a Hamentashen bake-off at 7:00 pm. Upon entry, you

   will  be supplied with all the materials necessary to create and bake

   your very own, and then enjoy them after the

   Megillah reading.


   Megillah reading at 7:30 pm. Graggers will be supplied. Booing will

   also suffice during the reading at the time of the villain’s name being

   called out.


   Games, Jewish trivia, Israeli dancing perhaps, or more!

   Followed by the usual food-stuffs enhanced by your warm-out-of

   -the-oven Hamentashen!!! There may also be some Shnapps

   available - all in moderation.



   or CALL 250-862-2305 by Tuesday, February 27th in order to facilitate

  the correct amount of food. You wouldn’t want to be cut short, would


We look forward to seeing you there!


Ladies Lunch: Moxies

Tuesday,    March 6

12:30 pm

Moxie’s Grill & Bar


  At our last ladies meeting on February 5th, we decided that our next

  meeting would be a social gathering, a luncheon at Moxies. Details below.


  Over lunch, we would be interested in hearing from attendees what they

  would like the group to accomplish.   For example, a social get-together

 or perhaps to consider some community projects, etc.


All ideas welcome!


  Please RSVP to Anne by Friday, March 2nd so that we have a correct

  reservation.  Looking forward to seeing you at lunch…..


 *Please note that each lady is responsible for her own lunch.


Passover - Friday March 30

You are invited to the

Okanagan Jewish Community

Passover Seder


When:  Friday, March 30, 2018

Time: Social - 5:00pm - 5:45pm (Kibbitz & Cash Bar)

          Seder - 5:45pm

Place: Harvest Golf Club: Dining Hall


Adults $60

Youth (8-12) $30

Child (3-7) $15

Students (with family living outside the valley): FREE

Please RSVP by registering online (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER) or contact the office at 250-862-2305 or email

 *Please note that only Visa & Mastercard are available –   the system does not accept American Express – our apologies


The Okanagan Jewish Community would like to invite all full time Jewish students in the Okanagan Valley to join us for a community Passover Seder. We are pleased
to announce that a sponsor in the Community would like to cover the costs for full time students in the Okanagan who do not have family in the area. If you would like to join us then please contact the OJC office by email:  or  call  250-862-2305
It was a blast having everyone with us last year and we look forward to continuing the tradition.


Just a reminder that we have some Chanukah items as well as Chanukah candles and memorial candles. 

If you have a special occasion you wish to honour or want to purchase a leaf In Memory, we have the ‘Tree of Life’ on the right as you go into the hall and a leaf can be purchased for $72.00 which will be inscribed appropriately.

There are also some very nice cards available which we have discounted in price.

If you wish to make a donation to have a sympathy card sent out, we will do so for you.  The person is advised that there has been a donation made in Memory of their loved one however the amount remains confidential.



I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer and are beginning to gear up for the fall!

Hebrew classes will be as follows:
3:45 - 5:30

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the OJC office:

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 27/28 & May 25/26

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