Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Community Meal

In addition to our High Holidays services, Ahavat Olam will be hosting a festive meal after the morning service on the first day of Rosh Hashana – Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 pm – and a congregational Break Fast after Havdalah on Yom Kippur – Saturday, September 30, at 7:39 pm – at the Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3G9.

Our community meal will consist of potluck dishes.


Attending Our Community Meal
If you wish to attend, we ask that participants also bring substantial dairy vegetarian potluck dishes to share with the community that should serve approximately 12 people.

Although contributions do not have to be strictly kosher, please be aware that we have members in the community who are observant and/or have other dietary restrictions. Accordingly, please do not include anything with hidden ingredients such as meat/chicken bouillion, or hidden wheat/barley/gluten ingredients, that would make the dish problematic for some members of the community. We kindly ask all contributors to please label your dishes.


Also, and this is very important, we need help setting up for the luncheon and cleaning up afterward. Many hands make light work. 


Potluck Meal Suggestions
*Meals should serve approximately 12 people.

These are just suggestions, but they might give you some ideas.
• salads of all kinds (bring salad dressing in separate container) from green to bean,
  egg to tuna
• casseroles, quiches and more (remember no meat, poultry or shell fish)
• hot potato, rice, or quinoa dishes
• drinks such as juices or pop
• fish: all fin and scale fish welcome, including lox, salmon, tuna salad, herring, sole, trout, mackerel, etc.  
bagels and cream cheese + fixings
• other yummy breads and spreads
• hummus, tehina, eggplant dishes
• couscous
• cut-up fruit
Important: No meat, poultry, or shellfish, please, and no soups!

Equally important: If you have an allergy, please be sure to make a dish you can eat and label it appropriately.