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		                                    Your Home for Jewish Life on the North Shore		                                </span>

Welcome to Har El, The North Shore Centre for Jewish Life

We are your home for Judaism on the North Shore of Vancouver. We're here to help you explore your spiritual and cultural identity. We're building a warm, welcoming, inclusive, and open-minded Jewish home for all.

Staying connected during social distancing

During this time of advised social distancing, our building will be closed, but our community continues through our virtual connections!

Opportunities to connect:

  • We still will not have in person services this Saturday morning, but will have an abbreviated livestream from the sanctuary. This is in line with the guidance and rules we received from the province. We will begin at 10am, and the service will last about an hour.
    Please use this link:
  • Wednesday at 11am: Class on the book of Samuel through zoom.
  • Thursday at 7pm: Prayer book class through zoom.
  • Thursday at 8pm: Judaism class through zoom.
  • Friday at 4pm: Kabbalat Shabbat. You can either join the zoom room with schmoozing afterwards or watch on our Facebook page. Please go to this website to access the video.

Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  5 , 2020
    Havdallah on Zoom
    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 5th 5:30p to 6:00p
    Bring your wine, spices, and candle to join for singing and a virtual havdallah service.


  • Thursday ,
    DecDecember  10 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting

    Thursday, Dec 10th 5:30p to 6:00p
    Light the first candle of Hanukkah with your Har El family.


  • Friday ,
    DecDecember  11 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting

    Friday, Dec 11th 4:00p to 4:30p
    Kabbalat Shabbat services and 2nd Candle Lighting


  • Saturday ,
    DecDecember  12 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting

    Motzei Shabbat, Dec 12th 5:30p to 6:00p
    Bring you Hanukkiah, some spices, and wine to celebrate the end of Shabbat and light for the 3rd night of Hanukkah. (Use the regular Havdallah link)


  • Sunday ,
    DecDecember  13 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting - Hebrew School

    Sunday, Dec 13th 5:30p to 6:00p
    Bring your Hanukkiah to light candles and sing songs Zoom LINK:- Meeting id: 88227286825 Password: 1305


  • Monday ,
    DecDecember  14 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting

    Monday, Dec 14th 5:30p to 6:00p
    Bring your Hanukkiah to light candles and sing songs


  • Monday ,
    DecDecember  14 , 2020
    Everyone is welcome to join the Sisterhood Chanukah zoom party!

    Monday, Dec 14th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Have your own menorah and snacks at the ready. We will gather for a shared candle lighting, then Rabbi Philip will lead us in song with his wonderful violin playing, along with Chloe Kopman in a Chanukah joke-telling fest. Finally a round-table recounting of childhood memories of Chanukah in our various places of origin, including "Chanukah in Ireland, Mea Shearim, and Toronto" Don't miss out on this fun event.


  • Tuesday ,
    DecDecember  15 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting and making sufganyut with Rabbi Philip

    Tuesday, Dec 15th 5:30p to 7:00p
    Light the Hanukkah candles and learn to make simple sufganiyot.


  • Wednesday ,
    DecDecember  16 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting and Trivia

    Wednesday, Dec 16th 5:30p to 6:10p
    After the candle lighting, we'll play a trivia game using Kahoot. Please have an additional device in order to play.


  • Thursday ,
    DecDecember  17 , 2020
    Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Cocktail making

    Thursday, Dec 17th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with a full menorah and full cup of festive drinks! Zoom LINK:- Meeting id: 88227286825 Password: 1305



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