Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
November 1st, 2019
3rd of Cheshvan
Candle lighting times;
Friday, November 1st - 5:43 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, November 2nd - 6:54 pm Shabbat ends

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Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton

The Annual General Meeting of the
Jewish Federation of Edmonton,
The Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton, and
The Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation

Will be held on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Commencing at 7:00 pm, at

Beth Shalom Synagogue
Lower Auditorium
11916 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta

For the purpose of:

1.       Reviewing the financial results for the fiscal year just ended.
2.       Receiving an update on past activity.
3.       Elections of slates of Directors for the organizations. 
4.       Amending the Bylaws of the various organizations, if necessary.
5.       Vote on investment/expenditure of designated JCC building funds.
6.       Vote on placing the funds of the EJCCF within the Edmonton Community Foundation.

In accordance with the Bylaws of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, the Nominating Committee is giving notice that at the upcoming Annual General Meeting, there will be 7 vacancies to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, of which 6 are for a 3-year term (term expiring 2022), and 1 is for a 1-year term.

On behalf of the Nominations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton and Chair Ellery Lew, the following is Notice of the slate of nominations of the following Directors:

Shane Asbell – 3-year term
Dr. Colin Muscat – 3-year term
Irit Shaposhnikov – 3-year term
Dr. Sarah Troster – 3-year term
Doug Wolch – 3-year term
Ron Sorokin – 1-year term

Any Member of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton (any individual 18 years of age or older who made a contribution between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 in the sum of at least $18.00, or any one individual 18 years of age or older who made a joint contribution with another person between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 in the sum of at least $36.00) is eligible for nomination to the Federation Board. Additional nominations may be made in writing and delivered to the Chief Executive Officer up to and including November 19, 2019, and must be made by three nominating Members and include the signature of the proposed nominee, who must also be a member.  Please note that the bylaws do not allow for nominations from the floor. All nominations are as set out above.

Any Member who would like to request that any additional business be conducted at the Annual General Meeting may do so in writing to the Chief Executive Officer up to and including November 19, 2019. Any request must be endorsed by signature of 20 Members. No other business other than that set out above or that as requested in accordance with this paragraph will be conducted at the Annual General Meeting.
United Jewish Appeal
Your Support of UJA brought Israeli politics, security and foreign affairs to center stage in Edmonton

Members of The Edmonton Jewish Community were fortunate to have the opportunity to attend a free lecture and question and answer session with Jerusalem Post Correspondent Yonah Jeremy Bob, presented by the Jewish Federation of Edmonton/UJA on October 29 th . In a lively, 40-minute presentation, Israel: The Hottest and the Latest , the extremely knowledgeable speaker shared enough important information about Israeli electoral politics, the Iranian threat, secret Mossad operations, cyber security and peace prospects under Trump to fill an introductory university course. Mr. Bob spoke with clarity and tremendous insight, keeping the audience glued to their seats as they absorbed a rapid-fire flow of fascinating facts and observations. A highlight of the evening was Mr. Bob’s little-known story of how Mossad smuggled a huge collection of nuclear secrets out of Iran, assisted by Iranian black-market traffickers who did not even realize what they were carrying. Mr. Bob, an American who has lived in Israel for over a decade, presents complex Israeli issues with a dual Israeli/North American perspective that proved particularly compelling to our community. During the “Q and A”, audience members asked lots of good, penetrating questions, which Mr. Bob handled very capably. These deep questions from the audience were a strong indication to Mr. Bob that our Edmonton Jewish Community is very knowledgeable about Israel, and cares profoundly about its future. Those interested in a deeper look at justice in Israel, were able to purchase Mr. Bob’s new book: Justice in the West Bank? : The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Goes to Court. For those who weren’t able to get a copy, it is available on Amazon.

Thank you to our special UJA donors for making this wonderful, free Israel learning opportunity available to our community.
Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
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Here are our upcoming events:

Jewpardy and Pizza
Monday, November 4th at 6:00pm
11004 83 Ave. Join us for a fun night of Jewish Jeopardy, filled with questions, answers, and pizza!
All are welcome so grab a friend, come on over, and grab a slice on us!
Please message us if you have dietary restrictions and require accommodation.
*Please email Sapir to RSVP so we can get enough pizza!

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Holocaust Education Committee
Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum, located at the Mckay Avenue School, is hosting an exhibition focused on the life of Anne Frank. Many school children will be attending. The exhibit is open to the general public on the following dates:
November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019 from 3-7 p.m.
November 11, 2019 from 12-4 p.m.
January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020 from 3-7 p.m.

November 1st, 1944 , Anne Frank, her sister Margot and Auguste van Pels (who was in hiding with them) are taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Edith, Anne's mother, was not selected for transport and was left behind Auschwitz.

Annual Toby and Saul Reichert Lecture. Tuesday, November 19th at 5:00pm in the Telus Centre Auditorium on the U of A Campus. Guest speaker Dr. Herman van Goethem.
JFNA leaders featured
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. As of November 11th PJ will switch to one book per child. Additional siblings must be signed up before December 25th, 2019 in order to qualify. Please call Dani at 780-487-0585 ext. 205 for more information.
J.CORE - Jewish Community Outreach Reconnect Edmonton
For more information about JCORE
Newspaper of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton . Click here to read our latest edition Look for the next edition in the October 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.
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. 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
Corrie Ten Boom's THE HIDING PLACE Play Tickets are going fast!  The true story of Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and Betsie Ten Boom are sisters working in their father’s watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. The Ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save Jewish families. When they too are arrested and imprisoned, they are left with nothing to cling to but their Click here for more info November 8th to 10th and 15th to 17th, Manluk Theatre, Wetaskiwin.

Join the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee
Apply to be a member of Edmonton's newest civic board. Click here for more info

Western Canada Jewish Book Awards 2020 - Call for Submissions Click here for more information
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JLI - New Six-week Course. Worrier to Warrior: Jewish Secrets to feeling good however you feel - Begins Monday, November 4th at 7:30pm.

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NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
NCJW Community Lunch - Sunday, November 17th. Click here for more info

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Jewish Family Services
Job Opportunity - Community and Engagement Specialist Click here for more information
Application Deadline Tuesday, November 19th

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Beth Shalom
Please join Rabbi Schwarzman for a Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner on Friday, November 22nd - 6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service. 6;30pm Friday Shabbat Dinner. 7:30pm guest speaker Senator Paula Simons. Cost is $25 per adult; $12 per child ages 6-12; free for children age 0-6.

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JAHSENA - The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
Unique Victorian synagogue to become Jewish Museum of Wales Click here to read more

How I found my Bubby in "The Auschwitz Album" Click here to read more

What it meant to sound the shofar in Auschwitz

Preserving the history of the Edmonton Jewish Community from generation to generation. Click here to visit the website.
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JDIC Seniors' Centre
From Survival to Thrival: Shared Historical Experiences is a project sponsored by the Jewish Senior’s Centre in partnership with the Indigenous community to look for commonalities in the effects of persecution, stereotyping, oppression, humiliation and attempts to destroy culture and spiritual practices. It is a forward-looking project where we will examine how both peoples have survived the past and can go on to successful futures. 
Please contact the office at 780-488-4241 if you are planning to attend. These sessions start October, 28th and run on Mondays at 1:00 pm.

Schmooze and News Click here to read our latest newsletter.
CHW - Edmonton
CHW Cards are Available for Every Occasion!
CHW Cards help support programs and services for
Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada. Call us at 403-253-2612 or email 
CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Click here to view our website.
Beth Israel
Boker Torah Sunday Mornings at BI.

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Kollel - The EDJGE
Beth Ora Congregation
Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Talmud Torah
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If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please contact Dani Uretsky at
Jewish National Fund
Camp BB Riback
Click here to check out the Camp website.
AIFDA - Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association
aifdaedmonton@gmail.com for more information
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
Our Parents' Home
Our Parents' Home has been uniquely designed to meet the needs of a new generation of seniors.
Chevra Kadisha
Chevra Kadisha Unveilings

Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

Click here for the cemetery website.