“The Jewish Chaplainy Society believes in supporting the many Jews and their families who may wish to express their Jewishness in a non-synagogue setting”
Our services include life cycle ceremonies from Naming to Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Conversion, Marriage to Funerals, Shiva, and memorials. We also provide teaching and spiritual counseling.
Our outreach is focused on those who do not belong to synagogues or have needs that cannot be met in most synagogue settings. For example, interfaith and same-sex wedding ceremonies.
We believe that everyone should have access to their traditions regardless of the directions our lives sometimes take. Our Rabbi is also a Jewish educator for all age groups, a spiritual counselor, and facilitator for individuals who wish to formalize their status within the Jewish people.
Jewish babies are given Hebrew names shortly after they are born.
This is a brief ceremony during which the baby is given his or her Hebrew name. Often a Hebrew name is selected because the meaning of the word has significance to the family.
The Jewish Chaplaincy Society is a registered non-profit society in the Province of British Columbia: Registration number S-44321
JCS gladly accepts donations in support of its work for which charitable tax receipts are issued.
Donations towards the needs of Jewish inmates can be made through the Jewish Chaplaincy Society. Charitable tax receipts are not available for donations toward inmates needs (but the mitzvah value goes up!).