Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
April 12th, 2019
7th of Nissan
Candle lighting times;
Friday, April 12th - 8:11 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, April 13th - 9:27 pm Shabbat ends

Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton

Holocaust Education Committee
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival
Please join us from May 21st - 30th for the 23rd annual EJFF!


Mexico, 2018
Director: Isaac Cherem
Spanish with English subtitles
95 minutes
Monday, May 27, 7:00 pm
"Leona" is an intimate, insightful, and moving story of a young Jewish artist from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love of a non-Jewish man. The film is ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel. As the young woman negotiates the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment, the story is both painful and beautiful – there are no easy choices to be made and the viewer travels back and forth with her as she struggles with her heart to take the best path.
Watch the trailer for Leona below;
This year, Good Deeds Day will encompass a series of events throughout the Spring months. Watch here for upcoming events, more to come on an ongoing basis!

Habitat for Humanity
Tuesday, May 14th
Jewish Community Group Build Day

Volunteers are essential and help provide home ownership to families in need in Edmonton.
No experience required!

To sign up, email Habitat for Humanity at volunteer@hfh.org and include "Jewish Community Build, May 14th".

Jewish Community Blood Drive (ongoing project)
Thank you to everyone who donated on March 27, 2019!
Donate blood and include the Partners for Life ID if you wish to have your donations counted towards the Jewish Community Blood Drive. “You have the power to give life.” To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca or the GiveBlood app. Please also ensure you are registered with the Jewish Federation of Edmonton Partners for Life Team (Partnership ID: JFED174360 - four letters, six numbers) to ensure your donation counts towards the donation total.
Thank you to BBYO Edmonton for volunteering at Edmonton's Food Bank!
Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.
Update on the Election in Israel

Click here for our latest newsletter
Embassy of Canada in Israel
Passover Greeting from Ambassador Deborah Lyons Click here
PJ Library
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.
Newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton . Click here to read our latest edition The latest edition is in the February edition of the Edmonton Jewish News. There are more copies available at the Jfed Offices.
J.CORE - Jewish Community Outreach Reconnect Edmonton
For more information about JCORE
Israel Consulate General
Click here to read our latest newsletter.

Please Note: People who need to renew passports or get military deferral can do so through Steve Shafir of Witten at 780-441-3222.
The Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation (EJCCF) helps people support Jewish causes that are important to them. Click here for more info
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.
Community Calendar
Check out the community's upcoming events and add your organizations to the calendar. Click here for the calendar
Passover Take Out Menu - Catering By Ed. Click here for more info

2 for Seder: Fighting Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah

Israel Revisited - Trip to Israel
Food - Art - Wine - Design
October 31st to November 10th, 2019

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Beth Israel
Annual First Night Seder Click here for more info

Passover Take Out Menu - Catering By Ed. Click here for more info

Habitat for Humanity Jewish Community Group Build Click here for more info

Youth Program Director Wanted!

M'Dor L' Dor - from Generation to Generation. Weekly learning for parents and children, starting one hour after Havdallah. Click here for more info

Boker Torah Sunday Mornings at BI.

Click here for our weekly update.
Do you have a teen in grade 8? May is Rush Month for BBYO and all grade 8 teens and prospective members are invited to BBYO programs. Contact City supervisor Deb Lipton dlipton@bbyo.org  for more information

If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO please contact Deb Lipton at dlipton@bbyo.org
We at Chabad are happy to let you know that there are a number of different Shmurah Matzah options this year. Please note we only have a limited quantity. The Matzah is being sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Supply is limited, so place your order today! Click here for more info

For more info about us Click here
Talmud Torah
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton provides scholarships to Talmud Torah.
Click here to apply for next year.
Deadline April 30th.
Beth Shalom
Click here for our latest newsletter.
Beth Ora Congregation
Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Camp BB Riback
Book collection for library (Camp BB- Riback) Donations of fiction and nonfiction novels for children (ages 6-12), novels for teens (ages 13-17) in fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, thrillers, fantasy and sci-fi genres, and novels for young adults and staff (ages 18 and older) in all genres will be accepted (no cookbooks or dictionaries, please!). All novels should be in reasonably good condition (no rips, stains, or missing pages/cover). Donations can be dropped off at the Jewish Federation building (100, 10220- 156 Street NW) in the box that will be placed in the office.

Click here to check out the Camp website.
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton provides scholarships to Camp BB. Click here to apply for next year.
Deadline April 30th.
Jewish National Fund
Annual Negev Dinner honoring Freya and Lewis Wasel June 18th. Click here for more information

Click here to visit our website.
AIFDA - Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association
Circle Dancing Tuesdays - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Talmud Torah Gym and Sundays 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm at Lecky School of Dance.

aifdaedmonton@gmail.com for more information
Jewish Family Services
Click here to view our website.
Menorah Academy
Click here to view our website.
NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
Click here to view our website.
JAHSENA - The 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.
CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Click here to view our website.
Kollel - The EDJGE
CHW - Edmonton
Come together right now to improve the lives of women, children and families in need. Click here to order your card today!
Na'amat - Enriching the lives of women and children in Israel since 1925.
Click here to view our website
ORT - Edmonton - Providing Education and Training in communities worldwide.
For more information call Sondra Grosh at 780-483-1781 or Click here for more info
Our Parents' Home
Our Parents' Home has been uniquely designed to meet the needs of a new generation of seniors. Click here for more info
JDIC Seniors' Centre
Schmooze and News Click here to read our latest newsletter.
Chevra Kadisha
Chevra Kadisha Unveilings
Sunday, May 26th 1:00pm Gladys Weitz
Sunday, June 2nd 1:00pm Maria Sheyman
Sunday, June 2nd 2:00pm Anna Tubinshlak
Sunday, June 23rd 1:00pm Elaine Bookhalter
Friday, July 5th 11:00am James Hoch
Friday, July 12th 11:00am Sidney Gurevitch

Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

Click here for the cemetery website.