THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND (JFVVIS)

Registered Name: THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCIETY

Business Number: 119284289RR0001

Our Mission

The Mission of the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island (JFVVI) is to support and advance the rich fabric of Jewish community life regionally, nationally and internationally by raising funds; allocating resources; partnering with other organizations, or sponsoring, community-related events; and maintaining communication with various organizations and individuals concerned with the welfare of the Jewish community locally, in Israel, and internationally.

The Federation is guided by the values of “Tikkun Olam” – “Repair of the World” and by “Klal Yisrael” – The responsibility of each Jew for another, and to support the following Five Pillars:

1. assisting the vulnerable;

2. strengthening Jewish education and Jewish Identity;

3. supporting Israel;

4. advocating on behalf of the Jewish Community;

5. continuing community development.

As some of our donors have different preferences for supporting the local community and Israel, JFVVI offers donors the option of donating all or a percentage of their donation to either Local or Israel JFVVI initiatives. Please let us know your preference in the message / instructions section when you donate.

Funds donated to Israel are presently allocated to Dror Israel's Beit Hatzerim in the Hadar HaCarmel neighbourhood of Haifa.  This centre runs an after-school program for at-risk youth from that community and is inclusive of all Israelis.

About THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND (JFVVIS)

As some of our donors have different preferences for supporting the local community and Israel, JFVVI offers donors the option of donating all or a percentage of their donation to either Local or Israel JFVVI initiatives.  If not specified, JFVVI will allocate 20% of a donation to Israel, and 80% to local projects.  Please let us know your preference in the message / instructions section when you donate.

Funds donated to Israel are allocated to our new project in Haifa's Hadar HaCarmel area.  Working in partnership with Dror Isreal, the Israel portion will fund an after-school program for at-risk youth in one of Israel's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.  Your donations provide much-needed support for schooling and other life skills, encouraging Israel's citizens and leaders of tomorrow through this inclusive program.

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