Pacific Region

Relationships Matter. That is the motto of the Pacific Region of CIJA.  Professional staff and grassroots advocates from the Pacific Region are continuously developing relationships with the decision-makers and the decision-makers-to-be at the federal, provincial and local levels in order to strengthen British Columbia’s diverse Jewish community. More than 30,000 Jews reside in the province—the majority of which live in the Metro Vancouver area. Since the mid-19th century, B.C.’s Jewish community has played a significant role in the development and growth of Canada’s western-most province. Under the leadership of the Local Partnership Council and in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Jewish Federation, CIJA is the region’s preeminent voice on matters concerning Israel, antisemitism and domestic issues affecting the region’s Jewish community. The Pacific Region works with members of the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as other community leaders in order to strengthen the Canada-Israel relationship, increase security for the Jewish community, ensure funding for local agencies and foster advocacy efforts on university campuses.

For more information on how to get involved in advocacy contact the Pacific Region directly.


Audrey Abergel
Candace Kwinter
David Berson
Gabe Garfinkel
Geoffrey Druker
Jacob W. Switzer
Jason Murray (Chair)

Jeffrey S. Witten
Lana Pulver
Paul Goldman
Shelley Rivkin
Stephen Schachter
Steven RodRozen
Tracy Ames

Local News for Pacific Region

Israel Gathering

On Thursday, December 10th the Jewish Vancouver community gathered together at the Jewish Community Centre, Norman Rothstein Theatre to show solidarity and to stand shoulder to shoulder with our...

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and CIJA Present: 2015 Election Townhall

Join The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | Pacific Region (CIJA) and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of BC’s largest social services organizations, for an afternoon...

Canada Decides 2015 - 2

CIJA with Temple Sholom synagogue hosted the second installment of the three-part series of townhall forums Canada Decides 2015, bringing out 150 community members...

Reporting to the Vice President, Community Affairs, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, you will manage the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ (CIJA) regional...

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