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Sunday, January 31 • 9:25am - 10:25am
Poverty in Jewish Vancouver and how to eradicate it

One in eight Jews in Vancouver lives below the poverty line. 

In a small, relatively wealthy community, why do we tolerate poverty and indignity within our community? Why do we allow mothers to miss meals and seniors to have to choose between medication and meals? We shouldn’t. And we don’t have to. 

David Kaplan, Chairman of the Jewish Family Services Agency, will provide insight on who makes up Vancouver’s poor Jews; consider the potential for poverty elimination; illustrate select, successful, cutting programs for poverty reduction from North America, Asia and Israel; teach the Talmudic approaches to Poverty; and present Vancouver’s radical plan to eradicate poverty in our community if everyone helps out.


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David Kaplan

David Kaplan studied Jewish Theology at Pardes Institute at the advice of Rabbi Ahron Lichtenstein and continues to study Judaic texts weekly; he was Director of the Judaism and Democracy Program of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. David completed Graduate Studies in Business Administration, Political Affairs and Philosophy at Columbia University. He Chairs the Jewish Family Services Agency (JFSA). And founded the Jewish Education Trust... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2016 9:25am - 10:25am
Room F