Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
January 4th, 2019
27th of Tevet
Candle lighting times;
Friday, January 4th - 4:10 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, January 5th - 5:31 pm Shabbat ends


Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
Your UJA
Make a New Year’s Resolution!
Give generously to Edmonton UJA. If you have not yet made a gift to the 2018/19 Campaign, it is not too late. We need your help to meet our Campaign goal of $1.1 million. Your support will ensure vibrant and diverse Jewish life in Edmonton and around the world.
 
Thank you for your generosity.
  
Our Community, Our Responsibility, Our Future!

Click here to donate today! Or call Elianna at 780-487-0585 ext. 207
PJ Library
New Program! Introducing PJ Our Way! Free chapter books for children ages 9-11.

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.
Birthright
Maccabi Games
Registration is Now Open! If you are 12-17 and interested in the JCC Maccabi Games and Artfest please contact Barry Pechet. bpechet@cjcc.ca
To register Click here
JFNA
Steelers donate $70,000 to victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack
JFC - UIA
Hold the Date! March 4th, 2019
Israel Consulate General
Please Note: People who need to renew passports or get military deferral can do so through Steve Shafir of Witten at 780-441-3222.
HaKol
Newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton . Click here to read our latest edition The latest edition is in the October 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
Hillel
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. 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.
Holocaust Education
The Origin of the Term Genocide
Community Calendar
Check out the community's upcoming events and add your organizations to the calendar. Click here for the calendar
Grapevine
Cut Hate with Hair on Sunday January 6th at the Chop Shop Barber Shop  
Recently the Chop Shop Barber Shop, a local barbershop in the Westend was vandalized with racist and Islamophobic graffiti. This act of hate has been a shock to the local community, and an emotional blow to the owner and his family. We need your help to stand up against Islamophobia and racism, and to show this family that we do not support hate. On Sunday January 6 th volunteer barbers will be giving haircuts by donation to a local anti-racism fund at the Chop Shop Barber Shop. Join friends and neighbours for some music, food, community solidarity and a haircut. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t need a trim.  Click here for more info

Harvey Atkin Purim Comedy Competition . This will be an evening intended to provide an opportunity to Jewish-Canadian stand-up comedians to perform in front of a live audience and panel of star judges, and the chance to win a cash prize.
The event will take place on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 at TEMPLE SINAI, 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto.

Please join our Facebook page or follow us on twitter and instagram
Community
AIFDA - Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association
AIFDA is performing at the Oil Kings game January 13th. Join us for the fun! $25/ticket. Contact aifdaedmonton@gmail.com for more information
Beth Ora Congregation
Full Experience Shabbat Shira and Tu B'Shvat Dinner. January 18th, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Click here for more info

Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees!

Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Jewish National Fund
JNF Tu Bi'Shevat Telethon - Monday, January 21st, 2019. 5-7 pm Pizza and Bowling for telethon volunteers 7-8 pm.
All Jewish Youth Invited!
Ed's Bowling at WEM.
RSVP to edm@jnf.ca

Tu B'Shvat Trivia Night Click here for more info

Click here to visit our website.
Beth Israel
Tu B'Shvat Trivia Night Click here for more info

Games and Toys Needed

NCSY Shabbaton

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.
JAHSENA - The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
Don’t Throw Away Those Papers!
…at least not until you decide whether they form part of your family’s history. The objectives of the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta (JAHSENA) are to collect; preserve and make accessible for public benefit the history and artifacts of the Jewish people of our city and region.

Preserving the history of the Edmonton Jewish Community from generation to generation. Click here to visit the website.
Camp BB Riback
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Click here to register.

Save the Date for March 16, 2019 Camp BB-Riback Kegger.
Details Coming in the New Year!!!

Please help our camp raise $70,000 by volunteering for just one shift at our upcoming casino. Tuesday March 12th, and Wednesday March 13th, 2019.

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 (starting in January 2019).
Chabad
CRIME & CONSEQUENCE:
A JEWISH EXPLORATION OF CONVICTION, SENTENCING, AND CRIMINAL REHABILITATION  
Starting Monday, February 4, 7:30 pm at the Fantasyland Hotel
A delicious dinner is served before each lesson! For more information and to register call (780) 200-5770 or visit ChabadEdmonton.org  

Community Shabbaton with Rabbi Moishe New
Friday, February 8, 6:30 pm.A delicious Shabbos dinner, at Beth Israel Synagogue
Topic: NEVER ENOUGH! What's really behind endless quest for more, and the secret to a serene and satisfying life.

For more information and to register call (780) 200-5770 or visit ChabadEdmonton.

International Shabbaton in New York City February 21-25. Register here to ensure your spot.

For more info about us Click here
Beth Shalom
Canterbury Court Shabbat - Friday, January 4th at 6:30pm.

Click here for our latest newsletter.
Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem
National Geographic™ calls the Israel National Trail (INT) one of “20 epic hikes” in the world. Each spring CFHU walks a different section of the 1,009 km long trail.
This year’s trek starts from the Dead Sea and finishes in Jerusalem.
Join us and discover Israel differently! 
March 3-8, 2019 Click here for details, pricing and registration forms or email us at
edjge
Kollel - The EDJGE
BBYO
If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO please contact Deb Lipton at dlipton@bbyo.org
Talmud Torah
Chai Edmonton is the must-have guide to all things in the Jewish Community. Only $18. Available at Talmud Torah, the Jewish Federation, and other community offices, or by contacting TT at 780-481-3377 or information@talmudtorahsociety.com

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton provides scholarships to Talmud Torah.
Click here to apply for next year.
CHW - Edmonton
Come together right now to improve the lives of women, children and families in need. Click here to order your card today!
CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Click here to view our website.
Jewish Family Services
Click here to view our website.
Menorah Academy
Click here to view our website.
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
NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
Click here to view our website.
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
There are no unveilings until further notice.

Click here for the cemetery website.