Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
November 12, 2021, 8 Kislev 5782

Candle lighting times:

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 4:22 p.m. Shabbat begins
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 5:36 p.m. Shabbat ends


How UJA supports Jewish Family Services

Jann, Rhonda, and Jeni discuss the different ways the United Jewish Appeal campaign touches Jewish Family Services and why it's important to give to the campaign.

Registration ends soon for Chanukah cooking class
Back by popular demand, chef Shawna Goodman-Sone will be teaching an online cooking class on how to incorporate olive oil into your dishes. Tour guide Orit Levy will join her by providing you a visit with olive oil producers and the splendors of sufganiyot at Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda Market. This event is brought to you by Edmonton United Jewish Appeal.

Oil-Vey, It's Chanukah
Sunday, November 21
11 a.m.
via Zoom
Register by this Sunday to join Pride Chanukah
Chanukah is fast approaching and if you are wanting to show your support to the Edmonton Pride community, consider attending the Pride Chanukah on November 20. The evening will kick off with Havdalah led by Rabbi Gila Caine of Temple Beth Ora. Participants will also be encouraged to make their own Pride menorah with a kit that they pick up prior to the event.

Pride Chanukah
Saturday, November 20
7 p.m.
via Zoom
Cost: $10 (includes a supply kit to make a pride menorah)
Two local physicians explain vaccine science in upcoming webinar
Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Federation of Edmonton have organized an event with two local physicians to help you understand the science behind vaccination. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum and Ilan Schwartz, both from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, are the speakers for this presentation.

Monday, November 22
7 p.m.
via Zoom
Registration closes on Monday for the next Shabbat kit
Surprise a Jewish senior and make their Shabbat a little brighter by buying a PJ Library Shabbat kit for your family. With each kit purchased, the Jewish Federation of Edmonton will donate a Shabbat kit to an Edmonton Jewish senior.

Each kit costs $10 and includes candles, challah rolls, grape juice, crafts, and family-friendly recipes. Registration closes on November 15. Shabbat kits will be available for pick up and families will be notified.
Light up your Chanukah by connecting with Next Gen
If you are seeking to meet other Jewish community members between the ages of 20 and 30, register for a free event on December 4. The Jewish Federation of Edmonton is organizing an outing to Luminaria at the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens.

Celebrating Chanukah at Luminaria
Saturday, December 4
7 p.m.
Space limited to 15 people (must bring proof of vaccination)
Register for Federation AGM
A slate of proposed board of directors has been announced in the second notice of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton's annual general meeting. You must be a UJA member in order to attend the meeting. Besides the scheduled agenda, the strategic plan will be discussed. We appreciate notice in advance of attendees' participation at the AGM.

Annual general meeting
Wednesday, December 8
7 p.m.
via Zoom


New community organization online bulletin board for Jewish Edmonton

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton has created a new community organization online bulletin board. This bulletin board will be for standing messages from Edmonton Jewish organizations. We are going in a new and evolving direction with the JFED e-weekly where we are striving to have the latest Jewish Federation of Edmonton news and events.

We encourage you to read this new online bulletin board and continue to support our community organizations.

Consider Israel as a gap year possibility

If you are a student and wondering what to do during your gap year of school, you should attend the MASA Gap Year Fair on Sunday.

MASA provides opportunities to experience Israel.

MASA Gap Year Fair
Special Canadian Session
Sunday, November 14
1 p.m.
Donations needed for Chanukah gift bags

It’s Chanukah soon and JFSE is looking to brighten up your celebrations this year.

Jewish Family Services is offering gift bags to the community and we are accepting the names of your family and friends as well as yourselves to receive this holiday treat.

We are also looking for volunteers to help package and deliver these gift bags.

So please contact Rhonda at seniors@jfse.org or 780-454-1194. ext. 227 to get involved.
We had hoped to have an in-person AGM but as has been the case so often these days, plans change.

We will be having a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m. The link will be sent out to all members the week before the meeting along with the agenda.

The program will be an interview with Josh Miller talking about how his family immigrated from Europe to Canada and ended up settling in Edmonton.
Collections underway for Mitzvah Day

NCJWC Edmonton and the Jewish Seniors Citizens' Centre are collecting items for Operation Friendship.

Items needed are:
  • New underwear for men and women
  • Disposable razors
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Winter hats

Drop off until November 22 at:
JDIC, 10052 - 117 Street on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 402 Ormsby Road West

Contact programmer@jdicseniors.ca or ncjwc.edmonton@gmail.com for more information.
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.

Currently, there are no upcoming unveilings.
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 info@edjfed.org.
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