THE BURQUEST JEWISH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
2860 Dewdney Trunk Road, Coquitlam BC
Phone: 604-552-7221Fax: 604-552-7201
Burquest is a non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural, religious, social, and education needs of the Jewish population in the Tri-Cities and Fraser Valley Areas in British Columbia, Canada. We recently affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism
In order to keep our Jewish heritage alive and strong, we offer a variety of programs such as:
- Semimonthly Shabbat Services
- Senior Programs & Events Adult Hebre
- Holiday Events
- Special Community Events
Are members of our community who would love to hear from you. New to your area, looking to connect with other Jews in your area, then contact your Ambassador!
Plus Plenty of Volunteer Opportunities!
Contact us today to get involved!
Burquest wish list.... A busy organization like Burquest is always in need of supplies and volunteers.
If you have access to or want to donate we will gladly take them off your hands.
- Hebrew children's books for the Hebrew School.
- New dish soap
- Canadian Tire Money
- File Cabinet
- To setup and take down for ritual events.
Please call 604-552-7221 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or donate materials.
As we begin are CAPITAL CAMPAIGN our goal although set high is attainable. Our goal is to raise enough money to pay off our $85,000.00 mortage. There is no Mitzvah to small and we appriciate any help in achieving our goal.
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