Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
August 9th, 2019
8th of Av
Candle lighting times;
Friday, August 9th - 8:57 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, August 10th - 10:15 pm Shabbat ends

Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
Important Communication from the Jewish Federation of Edmonton

Letter to the Managing Editor of the Edmonton Journal from JFED President Steve Shafir on the recent anti-Semitic cartoon in the paper on August 1st, 2019.
Update: We are meeting with Journal Editorial staff on Wednesday, August 14th.
Heritage Days Thank-you!
Not enough words of thanks and appreciation for all of those who helped make the Israel Pavilion at Heritage Days a huge success! This year, the Pavilion won three awards, our most ever: Arts & Crafts, Culture (Vignette) and Entertainment! Attendance at this event was up from last year with a near-record 360,000 people in attendance.
Thank you to Christina Reboh for helping to organize the volunteers and put up the displays.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to man the culture tent, make Hebrew bracelets and serve food. And a huge thanks to the Shiru Hashir dancers and the  Aviv Israeli Folk  Dance Association  for all of their amazing dancing throughout the weekend!
Thank you to PosterTech - Signage, Large & Grand Format Printing  thanks to Victor & Lena Linetsky for making our Pavilion beautiful!  http://Postertech.com ! They provided the printing for all of our walls and signs and the beautiful new backdrop of the City of David.
Thank you to Catering By Ed and their staff, including Susan and Eddie for providing our delicious food including falafel, blintzes, deep-fried pickles and Lemonana.
Thank you to Spinder Shergill for coming every year and helping us set up the plumbing, safety equipment and large-format displays.
Thank you Mitchell Goldford and Capital Windows and Snow for helping us making the Israel Pavilion at Heritage Days the best looking pavilion at the festival!! Yasher koach!
Thank you also to our partner  CIJA , and to the Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation   for making this another successful Heritage Days for the Israel Pavilion.
And thank you to the hard-working Federation staff who work tirelessly to make sure this happens every year – Tal Toubiana, Debby Shoctor, Jennifer Brownridge, Susan Schiffman, Dani Uretsky and Elianna Lisan.
Registration for the “ First 7 Minutes” is now closed. If you didn’t receive an email or a call confirming your participation in the training, you are NOT registered. Absolutely no walk-in will be allowed.
Thank you to everyone who registered to our program. Due to the high demand, we will have a 2nd 'First 7 minutes' session in the near future.
For more information please contact Tal Toubiana at talt@edjfed.org or Roxanne Olsen at roxanne@familyshul.org.
Stay tuned!
J.CORE - Jewish Community Outreach Reconnect Edmonton
For more information about JCORE

 Holocaust Education Committee
August 8th, 1944, 75 years ago, Anne Frank and the other people in hiding were put on a train to Westerbork transit camp.
From the Desk of Mark Wilf - Chair of the Board of Trustees JFNA's D.C. Office Takes the Lead on Holocaust Issues Click here to read more

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The Jewish Agency For Israel
Giving Old Judaica A New Life and Bringing Bollywood to Israel
Birthright Israel Foundation
The Schmooze - Click here to read our latest newsletter.
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.
Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.
Newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton . Click here to read our latest edition Look for the latest edition in the June EJN. There are more copies available at the Jfed Offices.
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
Hate to Hope - 8th Annual Hate to Hope March and Rally - Saturday, August 24th, at 6:00pm at the Legislature. Click here for more info

The Stevie Schwartzberg Memorial Golf Tournament - Sunday, September 8th, 2019. 12:00pm to 5:30pm. The Links at Spruce Grove. Golf Registration $250.00. Dinner only $60.00.
Email jschwa@shaw.ca for more details.

Western Canada Jewish Book Awards 2020 - Call for Submissions Click here for more information

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Beth Israel
Community-Wide Emergency Medical Response Training Click here for more info

BI Annual Golf Tournament - August 25th, 2019

Boker Torah Sunday Mornings at BI.

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Camp BB Riback
Our second annual Family Camp is coming up fast. On Thursday, August 15th after work come on up and hang out with us until August 18th. Click here for more information

Click here to check out the Camp website.
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Family Services is planning our third annual intergenerational picnic on Sunday, August 25th, 2019. The program will take place at Talmud Torah School, from 11:30- 3:00pm. We are looking for Volunteers to help with this event to cook,
clean, set up and serve lunch. This event Is free to attend for all members of the community and will help honour our Holocaust Survivors. Please contact
Rhonda Eidelman, at JFS 780-454-1194 or seniors@jfse.org to volunteer or attend. 

Click here to view our website.
Jewish National Fund
For the last 42 years JNF Edmonton supporters have been calling the Edmonton JNF office and more often than not they are greeted by Devorah Matkovcik. After 42 years with JNF, Devorah will be retiring at the end of August and in honour of this milestone I would like to ask your help in contributing towards her favourite JNF partnered project, Save A Child’s Heart- acknowledging her dedication to JNF and Israel. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and would mean so much to Devorah as she is truly and sincerely a supporter of the Jewish people and Israel. Any amount will help and would be so meaningful to Devorah. Thank you in advance. 
Click here to donate or call the office at 780-481-7881.

JNF is hiring a part time Administrator!

JNF Edmonton Happenings

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Beth Shalom
Save The Date!  Beth Shalom will have a special event to welcome Rabbi Steven & Bettina Schwarzman on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 
between 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. in the upper auditorium. Stay Tuned for more Information!  

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If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please contact Dani Uretsky at
Talmud Torah
Talmud Torah's Annual Rosh Hashanah Flower Fundraiser Click here for more info

Support the Talmud Torah Early Learning Centre Publish a New Year's Greeting in the Edmonton Jewish News Click here for more info

Click here to visit our website.
AIFDA - Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association
Beginners classes available June to August
Wednesdays, 7-9pm at Lecky School of Dance. For more info call or text 780-904-5912.

Regular Circle Dance over the Summer every Wednesday night, June to August starting at 7:45pm at Lecky School of Dance. For more info call

aifdaedmonton@gmail.com for more information
Camp Gan Izzy is having a fantastic summer! 
Trips twice a week! Swimming 3 times a week! 
Hot lunch and snacks included! Sports! Crafts! 
Music! Baking! Woodworking! Electives! Overnight! 
Theme days! 
Register Now! 
Don't miss out! Space is limited! 
Visit  www.chabadedmonton.org  or call/text Devorah Pinson at (780) 994-4770 for more info.

For more info about us Click here
JAHSENA - The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
Holocaust hero Chiune Sugihara's son sets record straight on his father's story

What exactly is a concentration camp, AOC?

Preserving the history of the Edmonton Jewish Community from generation to generation. Click here to visit the website.
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CHW - Edmonton
Come together right now to improve the lives of women, children and families in need. 
Please support this year’s Annual Campaign “My Homeland, My Impact”.
Beth Ora Congregation
Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Menorah Academy
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NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
Click here to view our website.
CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Click here to view our website.
Kollel - The EDJGE
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, August 18th 11:30am George Goldford
Sunday, August 25th 11:30am Anita Shwarzman
Sunday, September 1st 11:00am Lou Milner
Sunday, September 1st 11:30am Sparkie Milner
Sunday, September 15th 1:30pm Eileen Cooper
Sunday, September 22nd 12:00pm Norma Nozick
Sunday, September 22nd 1:00pm Freda Braude
Sunday, September 29th 1:00pm Harry Warhaft

Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

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