Rosh ha-Shanah & Yom Kippur 2016 / 5777 – come join us! (Comments Off)
Ahavat Olam will be holding High Holiday services for 2016 / 5777. As in past years, all are welcome to attend. We are a member-led congregation (chavura) and depend on the participation of our members and others who wish to be part of the services or help in some way. A number of us are organizing this and we would welcome your ideas and involvement. Here are some possible ways to get involved: leading in prayers, reading a short story or poem, ...
High Holidays Services 5777/2016 (Comments Off)
Ahavat Olam is pleased to announce that we will be holding High Holiday services for 5777/2016! Similar to last year, our services will be congregation led as we are now a chavurah rather than a rabbi-led congregation. Ahavat Olam’s services will be beautiful and profound, reflecting the deep spirituality and talents of the participating community. We welcome anyone who is interested in contributing to our celebration to visit our Services Participation page for more information on how to get involved. Ahavat Olam will have ...
Shabbat morning, May 25 תפילת שבת (Comments Off)
Please come and join us for Shabbat morning on May 25. Everyone is most welcomed. Stephen Aberle and Reb David will share leading prayers and reflections in the more or less traditional style that we are used to, mingling Hebrew, English and wordless melodies with passages of silence. We’ll follow the flow of the traditional prayer service with lots of room for our own personal journeys to unfold. The Torah portion that Shabbat is called Be-Ha’alotecha and is Numbers 8 – 12. It ...
Ahavat Olam (Comments Off)
Transitioning to a peer-led community, Ahavat Olam is drawing upon its unique membership to organize functions and participate together to continue to fulfill our vital role in Vancouver's Jewish community. We encourage all our friends and members to get involved in making our activities meaningful, educational and accessible as possible.
A Bronx Tale involving Jews and Muslims (Comments Off)
After the congregants of an Orthodox synagogue could no longer afford their rent, they found help in the local mosque. "Jews and Muslims can certainly get along; true religion unites all people rather than separates," Reb David reminds us. Read this inspiring story on Tablet Magazine.