Rosh Hashana schedule – Evening Sept 15/Day Sept 16

Okanagan Jewish Community Center 102 Snowsell Road North, Kelown

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Friday September 15 at 7 pm. Rosh Hashana Daytime Service: Saturday September 16 at 10 am. Followed by a Rosh Hashana luncheon. Fish will be supplied by OJC. Please bring dairy and pareve side dishes and desserts. Tashlich service follows on Saturday, September 16th after the luncheon. High Holiday services are FREE […]

Yom Kippur Schedule – September 24/25

Sunday, September 24 7:00 pm: Kol Nidre Monday, September 25 10:00 am: Morning Service & Yizkor 6:00 pm: Ne'ilah 7:00 pm: Community potluck break-fast. Please bring dairy and pareve side dishes and desserts to share. High Holiday services are FREE for members. A $100 donation from non-members to help defray costs is appreciated.

Come Celebrate Sukkot Together at OJCC

OJC Parking Lot 102 Snowsell Street North, Kelowna

Come celebrate Sukkot together at the OJCC on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 10 am - noon. We will begin with a Havdalah service at 10:00 am. Bring branches, boughs, flowers, fruit and veggies to decorate the Sukkah. Please bring a hammer and small nails if possible. Make decorations at the craft table with the […]

“Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews” with Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblet

On line on ZOOM

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in […]

October Shabbaton Weekend with Rabbi Schachar Orenstein

Beth Shalom sanctuary at OJCC 102 Snowsell Street North, Kelowna

We are delighted to host Rabbi Schachar Orenstein from Montreal for our 3rd Shabbaton weekend in the month of October, 2023. The dates are Friday evening, October 20th, at 6 pm for Shabbat dinner followed by Kabbalat Shabbat service, and again on Saturday morning, October 21st, at 10 am for morning service, followed by a […]

Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Fern G. Z. Carr

OJC Social Hall

As part of our social programming, on Saturday evening, October 21st at 7 pm in the social hall at OJC, we have invited Kelowna’s very own Fern G. Z. Carr to do a poetry reading and book signing. Fern is honoured to have her poetry in orbit around the planet Mars aboard NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft! […]

A Tribute to Holocaust Rescuers -from Abroad and from Vernon!

OJC Social Hall

Corresponding to the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht, OJC will be presenting a live event in tribute to those who put their lives in personal danger harboring Jews during the Holocaust. The evening will start with a video presentation of Aristide de Sousa Mendez, Portuguese consul general in Bordeaux, France who saved thousands of persons at […]

Final Ladies Luncheon of 2023

Kelowna Golf and Country Club Kelowna

The Final Ladies Luncheon of 2023 will take place on Thursday, November 16th, at 11:30 am at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. Be ready for a "pre-Chanukah" Chanukah party! Come out for fun and games, schmoozing, and a delicious luncheon. For further details, please contact the office or check the upcoming newsletters. Thanks to […]

Shabbaton Weekend with Rabbi Jeremy Parnes

Beth Shalom sanctuary at OJCC 102 Snowsell Street North, Kelowna

OJC is excited to welcome back our friend Rabbi Jeremy Parnes from Regina for our November Shabbaton weekend. Rabbi Parnes was one of the three clergy who led OJC’s conversion program a few years ago. The weekend kicks off on Friday, November 17th, with a community potluck Shabbat dinner at 6 pm, followed by a […]

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Beth Shalom sanctuary at OJCC 102 Snowsell Street North, Kelowna

Please join us for a family-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by our own Jody Gruber. Be ready for an uplifting service that truly showcases what it means to be a part of this wonderful Jewish community! As usual, we will kick off the evening with a potluck (dairy kosher) dinner before we welcome Shabbat with […]