Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
May 22nd, 2020
28th of Iyar
Candle lighting times;
Friday, May 22nd - 9:22 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, May 23rd - 10:56 pm Shabbat ends

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Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
Important Notice

All in-person events of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton have been cancelled until further notice. Staff are working from home and can be reached via email. For general inquiries, please email info@edjfed.org
If you participated in the Film Festival and have not already completed a survey, we would like to hear from you.

By completing the survey you can enter a draw to win a  free pass to next year's festival.   

Heritage Festival
Important Notice
Integrated Bursary Program
Applying for funding? 2020 application is now available online. Deadline extended until May 30th.
Click here for more information, and to download the application form. Or contact eliannal@edjfed.org
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton mobilization around the coronavirus has been a top priority, with much attention focused on the safety and wellbeing of our community as the key objective. While we are dealing with a dynamic and challenging situation as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide. We have created an information hub to provide resources and practical advice to help you stay informed.
Our goal is to facilitate a coordinated approach to maintaining a safe environment at Jewish institutions, ensuring the continued vibrancy of Jewish life in our community during this challenging time.

The Hub will be updated regularly over the coming days and weeks, so please check back often. You are also encouraged to reach out to Tal Toubiana , Federation’s Head of Security for more information or questions.
Holocaust Education Committee
Support the Anne Frank Memorial Statue in Edmonton by making a donation.
POSTPONED: The Dutch Canadian Community is erecting a statue of Anne Frank in Light Horse Park in honor of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The date for this ceremony has been postponed please watch here for an annoucement.

Russ Joseph, z’l Memorial Fund Established
Thanks to a generous donation, a fund has been established at the Edmonton Community Foundation in memory of former Federation CEO and community member, Russ Joseph, z’l. Proceeds will go to Holocaust education.
Jewish Agency For Israel
119 Ethiopian Immigrants Land in Israel
Click here to read our latest newsletter
Hillel Virtual Career Expo
Sunday May 31st and Monday, June 1st

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.

Click here for our latest International Newsletter.
PJ Library
Please like the PJ Library Edmonton Facebook page for interesting activities to do with your kids at home.

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.
Israel Consulate General
Newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton . Click here to read our latest edition Look for the current edition in the March AJN. There are more copies available at the Jfed Offices. Watch for the next Hakol in June.
The Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation (EJCCF) helps people support Jewish causes that are important to them.
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.
J.CORE - Jewish Community Outreach Reconnect Edmonton
For more information about JCORE
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Community Organizations
Camp BB Riback
Important letter from Camp Director
Stacy Shaiking and Board Chair Cory Krygier

Camp Cancelled

Dear Camp BB-Riback Families, Campers, Staff and Community Click here to read more

Shalom Camp Community!
We hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. Although we cannot be together in person right now, our camp community must find ways to lean on each other during this uncertain time.
The staff of 2020 have been working hard to find ways to engage our community from afar. In the coming weeks, Camp BB will launch our first virtual engagement programs so you can experience the joy of camp from your own home

Click here to check out the Camp website.
Beth Shalom
Notice of Digital AGM - Sunday, May 31st at 1:00pm Click here for more info

Morning minyan and Shabbat Services Cancelled
please see below

We are going to experiment with online services via Zoom. Please contact the Shul office on how to participate.

Update from Beth Shalom Click here to read more

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CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Hello friends!
Things are really heating up at CJPAC on the programming front! We have lots of cool things coming your way in the next few weeks; we’ve got you covered virtually for all of your political engagement needs! Take a look below for some new programming and some back by popular demand. More is still to come. Stay tuned!

Click here to view our website.
Our Parents' Home
Covid – 19

In this difficult time of a worldwide Pandemic, we wanted to assure everyone that Our Parents’ Home is doing everything possible to keep our residents and our staff safe but still enjoying their best life possible. The restrictions and “new normal” is making us all learn new ways of staying connected while remaining distant. We at OPH are learning new technology… Zoom, Facetime, and using our “Phone Booth” to help. We are better and stronger, sharing email addresses and phone numbers with each other and checking in. From all of us at OPH, stay safe, stay well and keep your sense of humor. 

Donna Hayne
Executive Director

Our Parents' Home has been uniquely designed to meet the needs of a new generation of seniors.
Applying for funding? IBP 2020 application is now available online. Deadline extended until May 30th.
Click here for more information, and to download the application. Or contact eliannal@edjfed.org

If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please contact Dani Uretsky at
Beth Ora Congregation
Please check out our website for our online services

Or Shalom Jewish Sunday School
Volunteers Needed!
Or Shalom is looking for a new sunday school coordinator!

Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Jewish National Fund
New JNF Edmonton Office Hours

The Negev Dinner honouring Odette and Jacob Masliyah has been postponed.

Send Tree card requests 24/6 edm@jnf.ca

Click here to visit our website.
Talmud Torah
All Edmonton Public School Classes have been cancelled until further notice

Update for Talmud Torah K-6 Families

Continuing Student Learning

Click here to visit our website.

Applying for funding? IBP 2020 application is now available online. Deadline extended until May 30th.
Click here for more information, and to download the application. Or contact eliannal@edjfed.org
For more info about us Click here
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.
JDIC Seniors' Centre
JDIC is closed until further notice.

Schmooze and News Click here to read our latest newsletter.
Beth Israel
For more info about us Click here
Kollel - The EDJGE
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
CHW - Edmonton
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) -
CHW Edmonton Centre
CHW 2020 Annual Campaign! Help support programs and services for Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada. Call us at
403-253-4612. or email at info@chw.ca for more information.
Jewish Family Services
JFSE Update - Service Continuation

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.
Menorah Academy
School closed until further notice
Click here to view our website.
Enriching the lives of women and children in Israel since 1925.
Click here to view our website
Community Calendar
Check out the community's upcoming events and add your organizations to the calendar. The community calendar is an important tool which helps our community organizations plan their events. Please be sure to use the calendar tool and add all of your organizations events on an ongoing basis. For more information please contact Dani at
A nnouncement of Passing - Annette Krygier
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Annette Krygier in Vancouver, BC on May 17, 2020. Annette was the beloved mother of Shirley Hyman (Aubrey), Carol Hollander, Marilyn Bercovich (Marvin), and Wayne Krygier (Orly). She was the proud Baba of Tali (Benny), Mia Hyman (Ross Crowell), Sam Hyman (Jenny), Joshua Krygier (Katy), Lisa Hunt (J), Carly Krygier, Jonathan Hollander (Alice Hammond), Elan Hollander, and Aaron Bercovich. She was the adoring Great-Baba to Gavriel, Asher, Jonah, Mila, Zachary, Reid, Elliana, Blayke, Sophia, Peyton, Hudson and Maddon .
Annette was a committed member of everywhere she lived – Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
A private funeral will take place in Calgary, Alberta this week.  
May Her Memory Be For a Blessing.
Chevra Kadisha
Chevra Kadisha Unveilings
Important Notice - Funerals will be restricted to graveside only.
Letter to the community from the Chevra Kadisha

The Chevra recommends following AHS Guidelines for unveilings. Social distancing and no more than 15 people.

Sunday, June 7th at 11:00am Lillian Soroka
Sunday, June 7th at 1:00pm Isadore Burstyn
Sunday, June 7th at 2:00pm Viktor Sheyman

Tuesday, July 7th at 1:00pm Ida Antflick
Sunday, July 26th at 11:00am Richard Theuman

Sunday, August 2nd at 11:00am Monica Miller
Sunday, August 16th at 11:00am Mildred Ragosin
Sunday, August 16th at 12:00pm Marielle Witten
Sunday, August 23rd at 11:00am Ann Mishna
Sunday, August 30th at 11:00am Ilya Oratovsky

Sunday, September 6th at 1:00pm Michael Alkalay

Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

Click here for the cemetery website.