Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
 
July 9th, 2021, 29th of Tammuz

Candle lighting times:

Friday, July 9th 2021 - 9:43 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 - 11:19 pm Shabbat ends

PROGRAMS OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF EDMONTON

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
CIJA is hosting a Canada-Wide Jewish Community Town Hall on July 14th in advance of the the Emergency Summit on antisemitism to seek the perspectives of Jewish Canadians so that we can share it with our elected representatives at the Emergency Summit on antisemitism. 
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has opened an Emergency Assistance Fund 
for the short- and long-term needs of those in our community affected by the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, FL during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Election Volunteering Training. July 13, 2021 at 8pm - 9pm. Register here.
The Jewish Agency For Israel
Saying Goodbye to Chairman Herzog Our Shlichim (Israeli emissaries) around the world bid Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog farewell and wish him luck as the new president of Israel in a special video. watch it here!
Holocaust Education Committee
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!
The Centre For Israel and Jewish Affairs
We are experiencing an alarming spike in antisemitism in Canada. If you don’t act, who will?

Inaction increases the chance that Jewish children will face a future of fear in their neighborhoods, their schools, and community institutions.

You can, you must, do something about it.

Hillel
What's New @ Hillel U? Read more

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
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) Download PDF format or View Flipbook. If you would like a hard copy of Hakol, email us at info@edjfed.org
PJ Library
Hey kids, looking for summer fun? Hey Parents, looking for a summer break? Check out our drop off days! Register here

For more information, please contact Jennifer
Azrieli Foundation
Read Summer News here

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

JDIC Seniors' Centre
Please join us for a unique two session presentation “She Also Served: Jewish Canadian Servicewomen of the Second World War” by Saundra Lipton, Librarian Emerita, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary. Register here

Thursday, July 29 at 1p.m. – 3p.m. Session I: 
General background to the acceptance of women into the Canadian military, discussion of why Jewish women enlisted, jobs they filled, experiences as Jews in the military, overseas experiences, and their lives after the war.

Thursday, August 5 at 1p.m. – 3p.m. Session II: 
Highlight the stories of specific women, including Gert Feldman, the first women to enlist in the army from Manitoba and served as a sergeant major in the army for five years; Brenda Diamond, a refugee from Europe in the late 30s who enlisted in the army as soon as she became a Canadian; and airwoman Sue Jacobs, an American who enlisted after her Canadian husband serving in the RCAF died in combat.

This is a complimentary event, but we encourage you to donate $18 (Chai) to the Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre either by cheque, cash or E-transfer to jdic@shaw.ca

For more info Click here
Chabad
CAMP GAN ISRAEL - IN PERSON!

CAMP GAN ISRAEL - IN PERSON! Safe. Fun. Jewish.
 
Camp calendar is now on our website! Visit https://www.chabadedmonton.org/1535811 to view! 

2 trips per week! Swimming 3 times per week!
 
Sports! Theme Days! Crafts! Kids in the Kitchen! Electives! Special Activities! Woodworking! Extended care! Snack and Lunch included! (All activities are AHS permitting)
 
3 tiered, "choose your own price bracket" camp fees!
For more info and to register visit www.ChabadEdmonton.org or contact Devorah at 780 994-4770
Jewish National Fund
Send Tree card requests 24/6 Click here

Click here to visit our website.
Talmud Torah
Click here to visit our website.
Na'amat
Enriching the lives of women and children in Israel since 1925. View our website, follow us on Facebook or Click here for our upcoming events.
BBYO
If you missed this year's fundraiser, you can fill out this form to receive email notifications for next year's event.
 
If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please Contact us to learn more.
Jewish Family Services

While provincial government Covid restrictions and lock downs are easing COVID exposure continues to affect us on a daily basis. To protect ourselves, our families and our entire community getting registered for vaccinations and getting vaccinated remains a priority for many people. However, receiving this service can be quite difficult and time consuming and JFS is here to help. By calling our office and sharing some basic information with our staff they can set up an appointment for you at a suitable location. We are here to help you deal with any issues and concerns that can be stressful in managing the health care system, seniors benefits program, and CPP concerns.
For assistance please contact Rhonda at JFS 780-454-1194 ext. 227 or seniors@jfse.org
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.
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
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 Ora Congregation
Please check out our website or Facebook for services and upcoming programs
Beth Israel
Visit our website
Beth Shalom
Click here to join our Facebook page.
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.
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
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