We both grew up in Edmonton in close Jewish families deeply committed to our city, the Jewish community and Israel.
When we moved to Vancouver in 1979 with our three children, Lise, Josh and Adam, it was given that we would become involved in our new community. We focused our energies on the Combined Jewish Appeal, Talmud Torah, the Jewish Community Centre, and the founding board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.
Dan chaired the CJA Campaign and when he agreed to chair a second year, Trudy joined him as Chair of Women’s Division. We continued assuming leadership positions both locally and nationally. Dan was the second president of JFGV and served for three years as Chair of the Canada Israel Committee. Trudy was National Women’s Division Chair for U.I.A. of Canada.
The work we did with these organizations was an expression of our passion for and commitment to the Jewish people.
Our endowment will support future generations who we know will take their places in Jewish communal life.
Dan and Trudy Pekarsky