Events & Social Groups

Special Program
With Guest Artist-in-Residence Adam Roberts

Guest Artist-in-Residence Adam Roberts is an award-winning musical director and teacher. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Austin (TX) Jewish Repertory Theatre and co-founding Artistic Director of TILT Performance Group. Roberts was Director of Musical Theatre with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and is a contributing writer for Backstage magazine.
Roberts’ residency made possible in part with support from the Isaac and Sophie Waldman Endowment Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation.

The Producers Problem: Propaganda, Provocation, Promotion?

Thursday / Friday January 26 / 27
1:00pm – 2:30pm | on Zoom
Free. To receive the link: contact Lisa Quay

Mel Brooks’ films are known for walking the tightrope between comedy and real-world commentary. We will explore how Brooks achieved this balance in his seismic hit The Producers, and controversies around his brazen Hitler-meets-hilarity approach. Adam Roberts will analyze the original 1967 film and the 2001 Broadway stage adaptation, considering the critical reception of each work, as he peeks behind the zeitgeist of this unlikely fable.

Sponsored in part by the JSA – Phyliss and Irving Snider Foundation Empowerment Series.

Classical Concerts

Alec Pearson, guitar – Favourite Spanish Composers
Wednesday, February 22, 11:00am
Alec has performed solo and in ensemble across Canada, Spain, Colombia, Greece and the U.S. He serves as president of the “Vancouver Classic Guitar Society” organizing concerts, lectures, masterclasses and social events. Alec holds the degree “Máster en Interpretación de Guitarra Clasica” from the Universitat d’Alacant in Alicante, Spain, where he studied with an array of the best guitarists in the world.

Music for Piano & Cello – Irene M. Setiawan and Judy Lou
Wednesday,. April 26,  11:00am
Selections will include Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata no. 2 and Franck Sonata in A major

Social Groups

For inquiries about joining, contact

Circle of Friends for Women 55+
A place to connect, chat and engage with warm and interesting women. Monthly program includes discussion and social time to get to know one another. Monthly brunch and happy hour outings as well. Contact volunteer Cori Friedman
at 604-244-3737 or

Feb 14- Circle-hosted Tea with Author at the Jewish Book Festival.

Senior Men’s Discussion Group
Monthly morning program featuring scholars and professionals presenting thought-provoking topics. Hot beverages and time for discussion and socializing.
Contact volunteer Jerry Growe:

Tuesday, Feb 28, 9:30am on Zoom
Dr. Elissa Bemporad “History is not Destiny: Thoughts About The Russian War Against Ukraine and the Jewish past in the region.”

Monday, March 20 9:30am on Zoom
Dr. Shlomo Hassom “Israel and the recent elections”

April in-person at the JCC. Date and speaker TBA

Monday, May 15 9:30am in-person at the JCC.
The Honourable Jack Austin on his new book “Unlikely Insider: A West Coast Advocate in Ottawa.”

Purim Party & Luncheon

Adults 55+ annual event

Wednesday, March 1, 11:30am
In the JCC Wosk Auditorium

LIVE MUSIC & DANCING to the Big Band music of The Milleraires.
CATERED KOSHER LUNCH: salmon with dill aioli, vegetables, rice, hamantaschen and beverages.

Cost: $18
ADVANCE REGISTRATION required by February 21.
Adults 55+: 604-257-5111
Inclusion: 604-638-7288