May is National Jewish Heritage Month
Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
May 10th, 2019
5th of Iyar
Candle lighting times;
Friday, May 10th - 9:02 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, May 11th - 10:29 pm Shabbat ends

Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton

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

From Cairo to the Cloud

Canada, US, Egypt, France Israel, 2018
Director: Michelle Paymar
94 minutes
Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 pm
The gripping story of the discovery and significance of the Cairo Geniza, a vast, treasure trove of manuscripts hidden for centuries in the "geniza," or sacred storeroom, of an ancient synagogue in Old Cairo. The Geniza is the largest cache of Jewish history ever found, illuminating over a thousand years of Jewish, Christian and Moslem life in the heart of the Islamic world. Though discovered over a century ago, the collection was dispersed among 70 different libraries. Now, through the work of a team of international archivists and digital experts, this astounding trove of half a million fragments is being digitized and the virtual collection made available in The Cloud, to one and all.
Special guest: Rabbi Mark Glickman
Watch the trailer for From Cairo to the Cloud below;
RIDES FOR SENIORS - If you are a senior and need a ride
to the film festival contact Francie Nobleman at 780-238-9855
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

Volunteers are essential and help provide home ownership to families in need in Edmonton.
We have successfully engaged most Jewish community organizations to support our Edmonton Jewish Community Group Build. Organizations include (but not limited to): Jewish Federation, Hillel, Temple Beth Ora, Beth Israel, Beth Shalom, National Council of Jewish Women Canada, Na’amat, and Talmud Torah.

We encourage you to volunteer and inspire other people to volunteer and uplift families in need in our Edmonton community. No experience required!

To register:
- Sign up at Click here and join the “Edmonton Jewish Community” group
- Email Habitat for Humanity at and include “Edmonton Jewish Community Group,

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 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 everyone for coming out to Yom Ha'atzmaut 2019! Israel at 71!
Thank you to Premier Jason Kenney for his inspiring words at our communities Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration last night. For more photos of the event please go to our Facebook Page. Click here

 Holocaust Education Committee
May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender becomes official, and the world celebrates the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule. It's VEDAY (Victory in Europe Day).
Yom Hazikaron at Beth Israel

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.
J.CORE - Jewish Community Outreach Reconnect Edmonton
For more information about JCORE
Birthright Israel
Accessibility/Inclusion Trip offered by Birthright Israel Click here for more info

Job Posting - Birthright Israel Foundation is looking for a Major Gifts Officer.
Masa = Israel Journey
Masa held its annual Yom Hazikaron Ceremony , which over 5,500 people attended and thousands more watched from around the globe.
Click here to watch the recording of the livestream.
Click here for 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.
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.
Israel Consulate General
I srael consul representative will be in Calgary in June 2019 Click here for more information or to book an appointment.

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
Ask Dr. Ruth, the acclaimed documentary film , tells the story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became North America's most famous sex therapist. With her uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Metro Cinema
SPECIAL OFFER : $5 off ticket price. Enter Discount Code: EJFF2019  Click here for tickets

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

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Beth Shalom
Women's League Shabbat - Saturday May 11th.

Click here for our latest newsletter.
BBYO Stand-Up Fundraiser in Calgary - Sunday, May 12th. 2-5pm. 5K Walk-athon and carnival.
$15 per person/$30 for a family.
Contact Dani Uretsky for more info.

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  for more information.

If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO please contact Deb Lipton at
Talmud Torah
Talmud Torah Society AGM - Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm in the Multi-purpose room.

Click here to visit our website.
Beth Israel
Habitat for Humanity Jewish Community Group Build Click here for more info

Boker Torah Sunday Mornings at BI.

Click here for our weekly update.
Lag B'Omer: You are invited to a community Lag B'Omer BBQ. Fun for the whole Family at Talmud Torah. Thursday, May 23rd from 5-8pm. Free Admission. Peeting zoo, Men's Baseball Game, Bouncy Castle, Kumzits, Archery and More!
For more info, to sign up for the ballgame or to volunteer contact: 
Rabbi Zolly Claman of the Beth Israel 780 288-1149 
Rabbi Dovid of Chabad 780 299-0066 

For more info about us Click here
Jewish National Fund
Annual Negev Dinner honoring Freya and Lewis Wasel June 18th. Click here for more information

Click here to visit our website.
JAHSENA - The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
JAHSENA is sponsoring the movie:
From Cairo to the Cloud - Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm at Landmark Cinemas Downtown.

Somber Memorial Day events begin with siren and ceremony at the Western Wall

Thousands of Israelis, dozens of Palestinians hold Tel Aviv Memorial Day event

Preserving the history of the Edmonton Jewish Community from generation to generation. Click here to visit the website.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Jewish Family Services
JFS Edmonton is currently seeking an Executive Director - Permanent - Full Time
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee at
For more information click here

Click here to view our FY 2017-2018 Annual Report
Click here to view our website.
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.
CHW - Edmonton
Come together right now to improves 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.
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. for more information
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.
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, May 26th 1:00pm Gladys Weitz
Sunday, June 2nd 11:00am Claire Holender
Sunday, June 2nd 1:00pm Maria Sheyman
Sunday, June 2nd 2:00pm Anna Tubinshlak
Sunday, June 16th 11:00am Sam Sheckter
Sunday, June 23rd 12:00pm Esther Miller
Sunday, June 23rd 1:00pm Elaine Bookhalter
Sunday, June 23rd 2:00pm Beryl Nathan
Sunday, June 30th 11:00am Anne Schwartz
Friday, July 5th 11:00am James Hoch
Friday, July 12th 11:00am Sidney Gurevitch
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 29th 1:00pm Harry Warhaft

Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

Click here for the cemetery website.