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April 2nd, 2021, 20th of Nissan

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 - 7:54 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 - 9:08 pm Shabbat ends

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PROGRAMS OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF EDMONTON

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
2021 Cross-Canada Virtual Yom Hashoah 
Thursday, April 8 at 5:00 PM MST 
Join Jewish communities across Canada to commemorate Yom Hashoah 2021,
Holocaust Remembrance Day. As a nation, we will once again come together virtually,
to honour the victims of the Shoah and pay tribute to Canada’s diverse community of Holocaust survivors. The program will include special guests from the east to the west, poignant readings and survivor testimony, providing us with continued strength as Canadians during these unprecedented times. 
Celebrate Israel in a new way
Join communities worldwide to celebrate Israel
Holocaust Education Committee
Save the date - The installation of the Anne Frank Statue will take place on August 8, 2021. Read more

Speech of President Steinmeier on 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany. Read more
MASA Israel Journey
On April 13th, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT,  on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, we will commemorate IDF soldiers and victims of terror at the largest international virtual ceremony for the Jewish world. For Israelis, and for us all around the world, this day is one of the most important of the year as we recognize those who sacrificed everything for our great country, Israel. At Masa, we see it as our opportunity and responsibility to share the centrality of this day with our global Masa community and partners. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday,  April 13th 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST (8:00 – 9:30 pm Israel Time). We look forward to seeing you online! Register here
Jewish Federations of North America
9 Reasons to Register for this Global Celebration of Israel:
 
  • His Excellency Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel will deliver his final farewell to the Diaspora community and viewers will look back on his legacy.
 
  • Mark Wilf, Minnesota Vikings Owner and Chair of JFNA Board of Trustees will give welcoming remarks and discuss how his passions for sports, Israel and the Jewish community connect.
 
  • Amar’e Stoudemire, six-time NBA All-Star and player development assistant for the New York Knicks will join the virtual 73-hoops challenge with the students of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday.
 
 
  • Marhu Teferi, 2021 Olympic marathon runner and holder of Israeli records in both the half-marathon and marathon.
 
  • Noa Tishby, Israeli actress and producer of the Emmy-winning drama “In Treatment” on HBO will offer greetings and invite you to a talk discussion about her new book.
 
  • Yonina, the Israeli-American husband and wife musical duo will perform.
 
  • Learn the story of Agnes Keleti, a 100-year-old Hungarian-Israeli gymnast and Holocaust survivor with ten Olympic medals, and
 
  • A gang of motorcyclists, who recruited Jewish athletes and brought them to Tel Aviv to compete during the perilous time before World War II.

For more information and to register, please visit: www.jfeds.org/Israel73
NWP’s Virtually Limitless Heart to Heart: A Virtual Three-Part Mission to Israel. Tuesdays, April 20 | April 27 | May 4 from 1-2pm ET. All women are welcome to participate. Register here
Jewish Free Loan Edmonton
Jewish Free Loan Edmonton grants interest-free loans to members of the Edmonton Jewish Community who are in need of temporary financial assistance. Read more
PJ Library
PJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library. It’s for kids 8 ½ through 12 years old. Every child is eligible but must sign up again - it’s not automatic enrollment when they age out of PJ Library.

All they need to do is go to PJ Our Way and sign up.

If your child is 6 months to 8 years old, Click here to register your child for PJ Library and receive free books monthly, courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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Hillel
What's New @ Hillel U? Read more

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for our latest International Newsletter. Click here for more information on Hillel.
EJCCF
The Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation (EJCCF) helps people support Jewish causes that are important to them. Read more
United Jewish Appeal
Tax receipts were emailed out on Feb 19.
Those who requested hard copies will be receiving them in the mail shortly. Any questions or concerns can be directed to jenniferb@edjfed.org
HaKol
Our latest publication (Vol 8, #2) is out! Download PDF format or View Flipbook. If you would like a hard copy of Hakol, email us at info@edjfed.org

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Na'amat
Click here for our upcoming events.

Enriching the lives of women and children in Israel since 1925. Click here to view our website or follow us on Facebook
Jewish Family Services
JFSE is looking for a new part time Case manager.
For more information, please Click here

2021 Friends of Jewish Family Services Campaign.
Please join the JFS friends campaign to help us continue to offer accessible, equitable, compassionate and effective service despite high demand as our clients are experiencing increasing economic, emotional and mental stress and need greater assistance in these times of adversity. To donate please Click here
Beth Israel
Visit our website
BBYO
If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please Contact us to learn more.
Camp BB Riback
Our Covid Relief Campaign was an incredible success because of you. We are transitioning into the future with our revitalization initiative and our new monthly giving plans. Read more

Click here to check out the Camp website.
JAHSENA - Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
Preserving the history of the Edmonton Jewish Community from generation to generation.

Click here to visit the website.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Talmud Torah
Edmonton Jewish Community Directory 2021.

Click here to visit our website.
CHW - Edmonton
CHW Cards for every occasion! Help support programs and services for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada! To order your cards, call 403-253-4612 or place your order online at chw.ca/cards
JDIC Seniors' Centre
For more info Click here

Schmooze and News Click here to read our latest newsletter.
NCJW - Edmonton

The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
Visit our website
ORT - Edmonton

Providing Education and Training in communities worldwide. For more information contact Phyllis Nurgitz at mazel@shaw.ca or 780-483-1781. Click here for more info
Beth Shalom
Click here to join our Facebook page.
Jewish National Fund
Send Tree card requests 24/6 Click here

JNF Edmonton office hours. Read more

Click here to visit our website.
Beth Ora Congregation
Please check out our website or Facebook for services and upcoming programs
Chabad
For more info about us Click here
edjge
Kollel - The EDJGE
Community Calendar
Check out the community's upcoming events and add your organizations to the calendar. The community calendar is an important tool which helps our community organizations plan their events. Please be sure to use the calendar tool and add all of your organizations events on an ongoing basis. For more information please contact Tal at talt@edjfed.org
Chevra Kadisha
Chevra Kadisha
Funeral Announcements Notification CHANGE: 
 
The Chevra Kadisha Society will limit funeral announcements to the name of the deceased, location of funeral, and private. Once covid-19 restrictions are lifted, the date and time of the funeral can be included. The Jewish Federation of Edmonton will continue to provide this email distribution service to the Chevra Kadisha Society. See updated policy 

Letter to the community from the Chevra Kadisha

Click here for the cemetery website.

To sign up for funeral announcements, please email us at info@edjfed.org

Funerals will be restricted to graveside only.
GRAPEVINE
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Day of Multi-Faith Prayer and Reflection, April 6, 2021.
The Government of Alberta will declare a “Day of Multi-Faith Prayer and Reflection” on April 6, 2021. This day will acknowledge the importance of faith and faith-based communities for Albertans, especially in responding to the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. In these challenging times, connection to faith and community has played an integral role in cultivating hope and building strong, connected communities. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been uplifting to see how faith-based organizations continue to play an essential role in maintaining social connection, supporting mental health, and building resiliency among their communities. This is vital work, and we are grateful to you for doing it.
 
On April 6, we encourage faith leaders and community members to share their own reflections and messages of hope on social media, using the hashtags #shareyourprayerAB and #shareyourreflectionAB. Sharing our reflections will provide a valuable opportunity for Albertans to leverage the teachings within these spiritual practices to promote compassionate reflection, acts of kindness, and intercultural understanding among us all as we continue to face the challenges of the pandemic together, honouring lives lost and inspiring hope going forward. 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Leela Sharon Aheer
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
JCC Association of North America
Yom HaAtzmaut: Moments of Pride Through Israeli Innovation. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM. Register here
Edmonton International Film Festival
2021 OSCAR® Nominated Shorts… presented by EIFF. APRIL 1 @ M’night to APRIL 30 @ M’night
For the entire month of APRIL, the Edmonton International Film Festival presents the 2021 OSCAR® Nominated Short Films – in all three (3) categories. Enjoy, from the comfort of your own home! This is your opportunity see ALL of the nominees – and support EIFF – in each category BEFORE the Academy Awards on SUNDAY, April 25 (and be the rock star at the office OSCAR® pool). Tickets are $15 for each program – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – or just $35 to enjoy all three (3)! Proceeds support this year’s EIFF (October 1 to 10). #eiffsooscar
LOCATION:
Watch the OSCAR® Nominated Shorts content on any PC, MAC, ANDROID Tablet/Phone, iPHONE, iPAD. Also available to watch on television by downloading the “EVENTIVE TV” app in APPLE TV, FIRE TV or ROKU. You can also AIRPLAY or CHROME CAST to your television.
Edmonton Police Service
Register for a Commitment to Action Session
Join the Chief of Edmonton Police for an evening conversation and share your experiences with policing as well as your ideas for improving EPS. These sessions run from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.