Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
November 29th, 2019
1st of Kislev
Candle lighting times;
Friday, November 29th - 4:02 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, November 30th - 5:20 pm Shabbat ends

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Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
United Jewish Appeal
Tuesday, December 3, is #GivingTuesday
Stand up for your Jewish community!

Bring aid, assistance and comfort to those in need.

Awaken Jewish identity.

Preserve and promote our culture, heritage & memories.

Advocate for Israel and Canadian Jewry.

By giving, you stand up for causes you care about at home, in Israel and in dozens of countries where Jews are in need.

To make your donation by phone please call (780) 487-0585 ext. 207
Exam Study Break 101
Wednesday, December 4th. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location TBD at the U of A. Take a break from studying and come hang out with your Hillel crew.

JNF U Fellowship Applications
Join the Jewish National Fund University leadership development program. If you are interested in the intersection of the environment, Judaism, and wouldn't mind a highly-subsidized trip to Israel, then you should apply! Contact Anna Kos for details.

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

Click here for our latest International Newsletter
PJ Library
PJ Our Way has a National Design Team member from Edmonton! Mazel Tov to Mathew Katz for becoming a member and an Ambassador for PJ Our Way!

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 or go to www.pjlibrary.org to register your child.
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:
January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2020 from 3-7 p.m.

Liberation 75 - A Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators and Friends.

Update on the Purchase of Items from Public Auction Belonging to Adolf Hitler.
Jewish Agency for Israel
Thanksgiving greetings from Isaac Herzog
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
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Community Organizations
Beth Shalom
Beth Shalom's Adult Education Committe and Women's League would like to invite you to an Afternoon of Cuban Music with a Touch of Jewish Zest with Cosette Justo Valdes. Assistant conductor to the ESO. Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 pm at Beth Shalom. Everybody Welcome!
Please RSVP to 780-488-6333 ext. 201.

Click here for our latest newsletter.
Jewish National Fund
November is Blue Box Month - Help us keep our forests green, our parks clean, and our paths pristine. JNF is collecting all Blue Boxes to ensure your 2019 tax receipts are issued ina timely fashion. Drop off your Blue Box and pick up a new one at the JNF office: Suite 100, 10220-156 St.

Click here to visit our website.
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.
DATE: Sunday, December 15, 2019
TIME: 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Beth Shalom Synagogue
Speaker: Dr. David Goa
Topic: “Facing Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
Dr. David Goa is a Professor of Religious Studies. He teaches in the Religious Studies and Philosophy program at the U of A, The King’s University, Saint Stephen’s College and Newman Theological Campus. Years ago, Professor Goa worked with Eve Pascoe and JAHSENA building the initial Judaica collection at the Royal Alberta Museum and the holdings at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. He has written numerous books and articles.
Jewish Family Services
Winter is in the air and Chanukah is right around the corner. JFS is looking for volunteers to help the holiday arrive early and get our Seniors in the celebrating mood. We will be meeting on
December 15/19 at 9:00 am at Beth Israel to cook and package dinner for about 150 seniors in the community. Delivery will begin at 2:00pm. We are looking for cooks, preparation workers,
packers and drivers. Please contact Rhonda at JFS 780-454-1194 or seniors@jfse.org to sign up. We look forward to seeing you there.

Click here to view our website.
Menorah Lighting at the Legislature

For more info about us Click here
BBYO is selling Premium Chanukah Candles at $18 per box. Click here to order yours!

If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please contact Dani Uretsky at
JDIC Seniors' Centre
Schmooze and News Click here to read our latest newsletter.
NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
Click here to view our website.
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.

Click here for our weekly update.
Kollel - The EDJGE
Beth Ora Congregation
Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
Talmud Torah
Click here to visit our website.
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.
Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award - Presented annually to a promising young Jewish artist (instrumentalist or vocalist).

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
Chevra Kadisha
Chevra Kadisha Unveilings
None currently scheduled.

 Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

Click here for the cemetery website.