Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
 
April 30th, 2021, 18th of Iyar

Candle lighting times:

Friday, April 30th, 2021 - 8:45 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, May 1st, 2021 - 10:08 pm Shabbat ends

PROGRAMS OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF EDMONTON

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
What do we mean by the word "Occupation"? It turns out there are at least 3 different uses of the word, and they all reveal different understandings, attitudes, and end-goals. That's why all the arguments drive you crazy! This workshop pulls no punches about the realities on the ground: it aims to describe the situation, not to fix it: to understand the sides, not to take one. Registration will be available soon.
Through this grant we are hiring a Summer position. Application is open to students returning to School in September 2021. Many more jobs are currently posted on the Job Bank for those seeking any summer employment. See more
Your invitation to participate in the online 2021 Census will arrive in the mail on May 3rd. The Government of Canada uses census information to plan community programs and services related to employment, public transit, schools, hospitals, and more. If it is important to you to be counted as Jewish, then write “Jewish” in responding to Question 23, Question 30, or both! On question 23, which pertains to ethnicity, you can include multiple answers, for example “Russian” and “Jewish”. But please make sure to include Jewish. The Census is easy to fill out and is completely confidential. Make sure that your household is counted! Learn more
The Jewish Federations of North America
At least 45 were killed overnight in Israel’s worst-ever peace time tragedy, following a stampede during a Lag B’Omer celebration at Har Meron in the Galillee.
The Jewish Agency and JDC are working closely with relevant government agencies and social services to provide urgent assistance. This work is made possible through continuing support from Federations’ annual campaign. We remain in ongoing contact with them as well as with the Israel Trauma Coalition and will update you again if needed. Read more
All women are welcome to participate. Register here
Holocaust Education Committee
Spotlight on Performances: You won't want to miss these at Liberation75! Opening Performance: TEHORAH -
טהורה. Tuesday, May 4, 7:00pm MT.Learn more

The installation of the Anne Frank Statue will take place on August 8, 2021. Read more

Did you miss our Yom HaShoah Commemoration event? You can watch it here!
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
The Struggle for Holocaust Justice in the Jewish Displaced Persons Community of Föhrenwald, 1945-1957. Thursday, May 13, 2021, 12:00-1:30PM MT.
The Jewish Agency For Israel
Meet Yael, our virtual shlicha to Edmonton!
Yael is 25 years old, born in Petach Tikva, raised in Gedera, currently from Be’er Sheva. Yael has been an instructor/counselor since the 8th grade, among her leading roles: instructor of school singing and dancing groups, counselor and team coordinator in the youth movement "Maccabi Tzair" and dancing instructor in camp Ramah Wisconsin. She served in the air force in an underground unit, as an air control assistant and was responsible for the operational network resources of the IAF. Yael participated in three birthright trips and she is part of the birthright Israel alumni community. In the past two years Yael worked as a community Shlicha on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel in a Conservative Synagogue in Maryland, US, and as a unit leader in an overnight summer camp in Pennsylvania, US. Yael is currently a first-year student for political science and education in Ben Gurion University.
 
Yael loves cooking & baking, singing, dancing, traveling, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Yael main goal is to connect the community to Israel and to the Israeli people and is looking forward to meeting all of you. 
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
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
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 National Fund
Jewish Family Services
JFSE is opening the 2021 Sigma Alpha Mu Scholarship for applications. The award is endowed and is restricted to Jewish students at the University of Alberta.

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
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
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
Beth Israel
ENUF Gets Outside! May 23, 2021. Learn more

Visit our website
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.
Beth Ora Congregation
Please check out our website or Facebook for services and upcoming programs
Chabad
CAMP GAN ISRAEL - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Register now to ensure your spot!
We are planning an exciting, safe and Jewish summer for your child! Our goal is to keep our campers happy and stimulated, while following whatever Covid guidelines that may be in place in July and August. 
Visit for more info and to register. 

Virtual Lag B'Omer Celebration for Kids!
Thursday, April 29th, 5:00-5:45pm
Crafts, activities and fun! 
For children ages 7-12 (ages 5-6 welcome with adult assistance)
Visit to RSVP!

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
Edmonton International Film Festival
2021 OSCAR® Nominated Shorts… presented by EIFF. APRIL 1 @ M’night to APRIL 30 @ M’night
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.

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