Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
February 5th, 2021, 23rd of Shevat

Candle lighting times:

Friday, February 5th, 2021 - 5:07 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, February 6th, 2021 - 6:22 pm Shabbat ends



Job Title: Education and Engagement Specialist (Part-time, 6 month contract).
Job Advertisement – The Jewish Federation of Edmonton.

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton is seeking a relationship builder with a passion for Jewish engagement and program development! As the central community organization bringing community interests together, you will be joining a team of professionals who are ensuring Jewish continuity and an enriched Jewish cultural life. Your ideas and enthusiasm will ensure that current initiatives are supported while new ones are curated in collaboration with volunteers, partners and within Covid-19 guidelines. 
Join us for a tour of the Machane Yehuda market and an in house cooking demo featuring baked shawarma chicken, tahini, and fattouche salad with zaatar pita chips.

Sunday, February 14th, 11:00 AM via zoom.
**Reserve your spot now - space is limited**

Shawna Goodman-Sone is a graduate of McGill University with a B.A. in Art History. She then pursued studies as a chef, graduating from the Natural Gourmet Cooking School and in pastry arts from the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly, Peter Kump’s Cooking School), both in New York City. She has also trained at the Cordon Bleu School in Paris. For the past 25 years she has been teaching, catering and cooking for clients in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal and now Ranana where she now lives with her husband Todd and three sons. Shawna is actively combining her love of cooking and living in Israel with her philanthropic work creating culinary opportunities to highlight the social needs in Israel. Shawna leads a yearly tour for woman’s called Shefa that highlights Israel’s abundance in food, music, people and the capacity to feel fully alive.

Orit Levi is Jerusalemite tour guide. After two decades in the food industry, I'm happiest sharing my passion and knowledge with those who want to explore the Israeli culture, history and flavors through local eyes, delicious food & wine.
We will celebrate Black History Month with this unique event. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm MST

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
Partnership 2Gether
Earlier this week, students from Emek Hahula and Edmonton “met” during our Tu Bishvat Mifgahs. We kicked off the event with a Beautiful Photo Tour of our backyards in Northern Israel and Alberta, giving each community a chance to “visit” the other and get acquainted. During the meeting, our students were center stage, and engaged with enthusiasm in our unusual but effective virtual platform. With 14 teens from Israel and 8 from Edmonton, we chatted, played Kahoot games Try Our Trivia, and had group discussions. We used zoom breakout rooms to give students a chance to interact personally with each other, and there were thoughtful conversations alongside many laughs. We concluded the event by sharing a video showcasing the positive impact of the trees the partnership planted in the Plugot forest in Israel. Students and teachers all received certificates acknowledging their role in this important work! We encourage you to have a Watch Yourself.
Masa, Israel Journey
Design Your Next Career Opportunity with Masa, February 11th at 11 AM MST. We’re kicking off our Spring Webinar series with a career development fair! Anyone can join to learn how they can create a tailored Masa internship program in Israel and pave their journey for a successful career! You'll hear from Noam Aricha, Masa's Director of Career Development Programs, as well as a few of our internship providers. Register here.
PJ Library
Family Staycation Havdallah. Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 6:30 PM MST. Register here

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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Centre For Israel and Jewish Affairs
CIJA & UJA’s Annual Legal Conference. Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.
Holocaust Education Committee
Support the Anne Frank Memorial Statue in Edmonton by making a donation.

POSTPONED: The Dutch Canadian Community is erecting a statue of Anne Frank in Light Horse Park in honor of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The date for this ceremony has been postponed please watch here for an announcement. Click here for more info and to make a donation
Jewish Federations of North America
February 2021, is Jewish Disability Advocacy Month. See all events
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.

Click here for Hillel International and the college guide.
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
The Jewish Agency For Isreael
Treating the People of Israel. After 22 years of waiting in Ethiopia for Aliyah approval, Dr. Masresha Dessie, 27, immigrated to Israel, Read more
J.CORE - Jewish Community Outreach Reconnect Edmonton
For more information about JCORE Click here



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
If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please Contact us to learn more.
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Family Services Edmonton is looking for individuals to join the Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position, to see full details please Click here
Pledge to Volunteer in an Election! Read more

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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
Jewish Edmonton Stories Online Project Seeks Participants. Deadline for stories: March 1, 2021. Read more

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.

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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
Jewish National Fund
Send Tree card requests 24/6 Click here

JNF Edmonton office hours. Read more

Click here to visit our website.
Beth Shalom
Shabbat Services now live-stream only.

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Beth Ora Congregation
Please check out our website or Facebook for services and upcoming programs
For more info about us Click here
Kollel - The EDJGE
Menorah Academy
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Beth Israel
Visit our website
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
Important Notice - Funerals will be restricted to graveside only.

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
University of Winnipeg
Student Essay Prize in Western Canadian Jewish History for 2021. Read more