Vancouver City Highlights

Events - Purim is coming


Na'amat Vancouver's Hamentashen Packaging and Distribution Day at the JCC. At least twenty volunteers spent the morning getting over 1000 dozen hamentashen ready for pick up during the Purim Carnival. It was a hectic but very productive and successful day for all.


Past Events

Na'amat Galim Vancouver had their first program of the year starting at a local Olive Oil Specialty shop. We learned a lot of interesting facts about olive oil. We were taught how to taste a range of oils based on the variety of olives and their origins. The shop also had a large selection of balsamic vinegars which we paired with the olive oils. We all left with a few bottles and were all the more savvy about the nutritional value of olive oil and how to look for better quality products.  The shop also donated 10% of the evening's sales to Na'amat.



Hamentshen For Purim!

bake-a-thonIt's time for the Galim Chapter's annual Hamentashen Bake-a-Thon and this year, we are offering five yummy flavours: prune, poppy seed, chocolate, apricot and raspberry. Strictly Kosher (BCK) hamentashen are also available in all the above flavours, except for raspberry.

These festive Purim treats are $20.00 per dozen with a $12.00 tax receipt. (Minimum order is one dozen, and can be split into two flavours.) Want to try all five flavours? Order a Variety Pack: 30 hamentashen for $50.00 with a tax receipt for $30.00.
Proceeds from this sale will be directed to Na'amat social services in Israel. The Galim Chapter will also be donating hamentashen to Vancouver's Jewish Food Bank and other local organizations.

Place your order at or 604-257-5177. We will contact you back to confirm the order and collect payment (Visa, MasterCard, cash or cheque.) Order pick-up will be at the JCC (950 West 41st Ave., Vancouver)

Rosh Hashanah Treats

After such a beautiful summer it is hard to believe that Rosh Hashanah is just 2 weeks away.  Please don't miss out on your chance to order our beautiful and delicious Apple Tart or Honey Cake.  These cakes are available only by pre-ordering them now at $20 per cake (includes $10 tax receipt) and can be picked up on Sunday September 13th at the JCC between 8:30 am and 12:30. Orders can be place by emailing us at or call 604-715-0992. Orders must be placed by September 9th to ensure receiving them in time for Rosh Hashanah

The 2nd Annual Soup Making!  

We gathered in a member’s kitchen. In true Jewish Mother and Bubbe style, we cooked together. We divided into 3 groups and each group created a sumptuous soup following a previously chosen recipe. From the finished product, 2 of the soups were divided up and we each took home samples. The third batch was frozen and later devoured at our annual retreat.  

For the recipes of the Squash Apple Soup, Curried Parsnip & Apple Soup with Almonds, Yogurt and Mint or Thai Coconut-Peanut Sweet Potato Soup, click here.