East Side Jews

ESJ-LOGOOur neighbourhoods in East Van are where we connect. East Side Jews gives us an opportunity to engage in Jewish living, locally. We would love to see you for Shabbat dinner, holiday celebrations, and family programs throughout the year.

East Side Jews strives to create meaningful Jewish connections. We hope to bring together neighbours of all backgrounds to experience Jewish living together. Interfaith families are warmly welcome.


Upcoming Events: TBA


Mazel Tov to Temple Sholom’s East Side Jews program!

Temple Sholom was one of eight winners from all across North America of the 2015 Union for Reform Judaism’s Belin Outreach and Membership Awards. These awards are given to recognize outreach and engagement programs froimage2m URJ congregations in North America that demonstrate a high level of creativity, originality, and replicability.

The selection committee felt East Side Jews was an exceptional example of how a community can welcome and engage people in new and creative ways. Temple Sholom received $1,000 to continue to support the East Side Jews program, and was formally recognized for this achievement at the 2015 URJ Biennial in Orlando, FL.

Yasher Koach to Rabbi Carey Brown and Lisa Pozin, who run the East Side Jews program, on the incredible work they are doing to reach Jewish families in Vancouver and bring them into the Jewish Tent.

Mazel Tov!