Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
March 1st, 2019
1st of Adar II
Candle lighting times;
Friday, March 8th - 6:07 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, March 9th - 7:18 pm Shabbat ends
Happy International Women's Day!
20 Incredible Israeli Women You Need To Know


Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival
Please join us from May 21st - 30th for the 23rd annual EJFF!
EJFF
Shoelaces
 
Israel, 2018
Director: Jacob Goldwasser
Hebrew with English subtitles
Drama
90 minutes
 
An engaging, humorous and life-affirming story of the relationship between Reuben (60), an aging auto mechanic, and Gadi (35), the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long ago. When his ex-wife dies, Reuben is suddenly thrust into the position of caring for Gadi. The transition is fraught with difficulty for both men. Reuben wrestles with the obligations of parenting a son with disabilities, while Gadi grieves the loss of the mother who nurtured him and struggles to navigate new situations and new relationships. Gradually, they both adjust to their new life together. Their co-dependent bond will be tested by trials and tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications for father and son.
 
Short film: 100 Faces
Watch the trailer for Shoelaces below
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.
PJ Library is co-hosting a Purim Party with Beth Shalom!
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!

Good Deeds Day Blood Donor Clinic in March 
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton Partners for Life team invites you to take part in donating blood or plasma as a part of our Good Deeds Day Drive.
The clinic will be held March 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Canadian Blood Services near the University of Alberta (8249 – 114 Street). There are currently over 70 appointments to fill.  

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.
Questions about eligibility? Complete the online Canadian Blood Services Eligibility Quiz at: myaccount.blood.ca/en/eligibility-quiz

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids (water or juice) and eat a good meal before your appointment. Government-issued ID is required to donate.
If you are unable to donate on this date, we will continue our Partnership with Candian Blood Services year-round. Please register as a member of our team and donate on another day!

Jewish Community Habitat for Humanity Group Build
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, there will be a Habitat for Humanity group build from 8:30am to 4:00pm. More details about this event and how to register will be available soon.

Details on More Events Coming Soon!
Hillel
Rock Your Exams, Don't Let Them Rock You! March 12th Click here for more info

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.
HaKol
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
Holocaust Education
Hold the date: The Jewish Federation of Edmonton will hold our annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on May 2nd at the Alberta Legislature. Stay tuned for details.

Liberation 75 - Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators, and Friends. Metro Toronto Convention Centre May 31st to June 2nd, 2020. Click here for more info

Jewish Agency for Israel
Empowering Women in Israel, Jewish Life Without Fear, and 12 Reasons to Visit Israel this Summer
JFNA
Click here to read our latest newsletter.
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.
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.
Community Calendar
Check out the community's upcoming events and add your organizations to the calendar. Click here for the calendar
Grapevine
Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band
Sunday, March 24th, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Beth Israel Synagogue. Click here for more information.

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

TJFS Under-35 Short Film Competition
Entries are now being accepted for the first annual Toronto Jewish Film Society Under-35 Short Film Competition. This competition is open to young filmmakers across Canada to showcase their talent. Films must run under 20 minutes in length and must have a Jewish focus, depict a strong Jewish theme or aspect of Jewish life. Filmmakers need not use professional equipment - smartphone films are acceptable. The winning film will be screened before a 2020 TJFS feature-length film – as part of our 2020 season. Submission Deadline May 4 th , 2019. Click here for more information.


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Community
Beth Ora Congregation
International Women's Day March 9th, 2019

Intergenerational Pre-Purim Party Event
March 15th, 2019 Click here for more info

Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Camp BB Riback
Please join us in support of Camp BB Riback Kegger Fundraiser
Rio Terrace Community Hall
15500 - 76 Ave NW, Edmonton
March 16 @ 6:30 pm
Tickets $50.00
Tickets online Click here


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.

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 (starting in January 2019).
Beth Israel
Orange You Glad it's Purim?! Mishloach Manot. Order deadline is March 15th.

Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band
Sunday March 24th 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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.
AIFDA - Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association
Tickets for Festival Hatzafon March 17th, 2019 on Sale Now! www.festivalhatzafon.com

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
Beth Shalom
Annual joint Purim Party with PJ Library
March 20th at 5:15pm Click here for more info

Click here for our latest newsletter.
Chabad
Chabad of Edmonton invites all Earthlings to a PURIM FEAST IN OUTER SPACE! March 21st at the Fantasyland Hotel 5:00pm Megilla Reading, 6:00pm Purim Feast. Register Early and Save!

Cteen - "A Lit Time in NY"
First hand report + check out the videos and photos Click here

For more info about us Click here
Menorah Academy
Click here to view our website.
Jewish National Fund
Click here to visit our website.
NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.

Rock Your Exams, Don't Let Them Rock You! Click here for more info
Click here to view our website.
Jewish Family Services
Support for Qualified Holocaust Survivors Click here for more info

Click here to view our website.
Talmud Torah
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton provides scholarships to Talmud Torah.
Click here to apply for next year.
JAHSENA - The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
A New History of Holy Fire: A rabbinic classic, hidden in the Warsaw Ghetto, is given new life By Shaul Magid
Click here to read the article.


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
We're hiring for our dream Election Team! Click here for more info

Click here to view our website.
BBYO
If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO please contact Deb Lipton at dlipton@bbyo.org
edjge
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
There are no unveilings until further notice.

Click here for the most recent funeral annoucements.

Click here for the cemetery website.