Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
October 4th, 2019
5th of Tishrei
Candle lighting times;
Friday, October 4th - 6:45 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, October 5th - 7:53 pm Shabbat ends

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Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
Important Communication from the
Jewish Federation of Edmonton

From the President:

We last updated you over the summer regarding our meeting with the Edmonton Journal  resulting from the anti-Semitic cartoon published by them on August 1, 2019 . At that time, we came away from the meeting with a number of steps that we believed were to be taken by the Edmonton Journal. One of those was that they were going to publish an op-ed about anti-Semitism. We  have  followed up with the Edmonton Journal on numerous occasions. Over the course of the summer, the Edmonton Journal advised that they would publish the op-ed in early September. When we followed up in early September, we were advised by the Edmonton Journal that the “time to devote to write an op-ed is at a premium”. We are disappointed with the lack of response from the Edmonton Journal and believe that this is sadly not a priority for them.
We invite you to contact the Edmonton Journal directly to voice your concerns.
We will continue to hold the Edmonton Journal, and all others who publish matters that harm our community, to account.
We would like to wish you all a Gmar Chatima Tovah.

Steven Shafir
Jewish Federation of Edmonton

This morning, the Edmonton Journal responded to our request, and published the following editorial: Click here to read more

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.
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.

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) who would like to submit their name for consideration by the Nominating Committee to stand for election to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton may do so in writing to debbys@edjfed.org on or before September 21, 2019. Additional nominations must be made by three nominating Members and include the signature of the proposed nominee, who must also be a Member. Additional nominations may be made in writing and delivered to the Chief Executive Officer (in person) 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 add any additional business to 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.
United Jewish Appeal
Your gifts to UJA make us safer!
As we gather for the High Holidays in our homes and synagogues, we are all aware of the increased risks we face as Jewish people. Around us, anti-Semitic vitriol and increased attacks against Jewish communities make us fear for our safety and security. Through these difficult times, your gifts to UJA keep us safer. Thanks to your help, The Jewish Federation is able to provide grants to our synagogues for High Holiday security services. Through your support, Federation’s Community Security Officer, Tal Toubiana, works closely with The Edmonton Police Service to monitor risks and keep the community informed. Tal does periodic security assessments of buildings in our community and has helped community organizations apply for Federal Security Infrastructure funding. Your help also allows Federation to offer our community free training courses in Situational Awareness, First Aid, Active Shooter Lockdown Training, and Emergency Planning and Preparedness. In addition, thanks to the help of a very generous UJA donor, Federation has just introduced a new grant program open to all beneficiaries for increased security measures.
Your support of UJA makes us safer and more secure, during the holidays and throughout the year.
Please make a gift to the 2019/20 UJA Campaign for Our Community.
Thank you for your support.

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.
My name is Sapir Fellus and I am the Hillel Edmonton Director. Hillel is a pluralistic Jewish student organization which aims to provide a space for Jewish students to discover their heritage, meet other Jewish people, as well as obtain leadership opportunities. We also welcome people who are interested in learning about Judaism and Israel!
I will be sending emails every two weeks to keep you informed about upcoming events, job opportunities, Jewish trips, and leadership experiences as they come up.
Did You Know?
Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, starts on Tuesday October 8th at night and ends Wednesday night. If you need a place to go for meals or services, please email me.
Here are our upcoming events:
Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner -- TODAY!
When : Friday, October 4th, 6:15pm
Where : 11004 83 ave. NW
What : Challah, wine, good food, and friends! Come feed your body, mind, and soul with your friends at Hillel Edmonton!
*Please email me to RSVP
Bissell Centre Thanksgiving Lunch
When : Sunday, October 13th
Where : Bissell Centre
What : Join the Jewish community as we volunteer to prepare meals for the homeless community. There will be an uplifting ceremony and a festive Thanksgiving meal. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the larger community, as well as do an act of kindness! Register using the link on the flyer attached.
CJPAC Fellowship Applications - due October 11th
If you want to go into politics, you’ll want to apply to the career-making #CJPACFellowship, Canada’s premier political training program for university students. Learn more and apply by October 11 a t cjpac.ca/fellowship . @CJPAC #cdnpoli
Hillel Coffee Dates
When : whenever you want!
Where : your favourite coffee shop
What : Need a coffee boost in the middle of your day? Email me to set up a free coffee date, on Hillel! This is a great way for me to get to know YOU better. Plus, who doesn't like free coffee?
Shabbat shalom,
Sapir Fellus
Hillel Edmonton Director
Holocaust Education Committee
Remembering the Victims of Nazi Persecution during Disability Awareness Month

Annual Tova Yedlin Lecture. Friday, October 4th at 3:15pm. Humanities Centre, Lecture Theatre 1 at the U of A. Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis - Languages of the People. Click here for more info

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.

Anne Frank Exhibit at Louis St. Laurent School - The exhibit is open Saturday, October 5th and 12th 10am to 2pm, Wednesday, OCtober 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 3:30pm to 7pm and Monday, October 14th 10am to 2pm. $2 at the door. Proceeds go to the Jewish Federation and Catholic Social Services.
Elections Canada
Elections Canada will be setting up a kiosk at Talmud Torah Elementary School, to provide additional voting opportunities. The school is located at 6320-172 Street, N.W. Edmonton, Alberta. The kiosk will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 6 and 7, 2019. Qualified electors who live in Edmonton West will be able to vote by special ballot.
The Advance Poll is also open on Oct 11, 12, 13, 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club Community League, 505 Wolf Willow Road, N.W., Edmonton, Alberta.  
Good Deeds Day
PJ Library
Save the Date! Back to School and Jewish Holiday Program. Sunday, October 20th from 1-3pm at Talmud Torah School.

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.
The Jewish Agency for Israel

Israeli Baseball Team Headed to the Olympics Click here to read more
Israel Consulate General
Click here for Rosh Hashana Greetings
Between the two New Years
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
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles - Don't miss this great new documentary film about the origins of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof at Metro Cinema on October 12th and 16th. Click here for more info and tickets

Israeli Jazz - Amos Hoffman and Noam Lemish Quartet - Yardbird Suite - Saturday, October 12th

Asper Foundation seeking an Executive Director

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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Beth Israel
Beth Israel Chesed Project - Bissel Centre Thanksgiving Lunch - Sunday, October 13th, 2019 Click here for more info and to volunteer

Boker Torah Sunday Mornings at BI.

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Kollel - The EDJGE
Beth Shalom
Click here for our latest newsletter.
Rosh Hashana Farmers Market
Attention Kids Ages 5-12!
Ckids Rosh Hashana Farmers Market! 
Learn new recipes and techniques for the High Holidays! Apple Mocktails! Artisanal Challa! 
Carrot Cake Pops! Pomegranate Honey Fruit salad! 
Craft a pop-up New Year's card! 
Sunday, Sept. 29th 
11 am - 1 pm at Talmud Torah
$12 in advance, $18 at the door
Register now at   www.chabadedmonton.org   or text Devorah at 780 994-4470

Sukkot - Art Fest 
Save the date Oct. 17th 5pm
more info online   www.chabadedmonton.org

Kickoff to Another Great Year!

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Beth Ora Congregation
Click here for a list of our upcoming programs.
CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Click here to apply to the CJPAC Fellowship
Click here to apply to the Generation: Student Leaders Program. Applications close Friday, October 11th, 2019.

Click here to view our website.
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

Click here to view our website.
Talmud Torah
Click here to visit our website.
If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please contact Dani Uretsky at
Jewish National Fund
JNF Art Contest! Your piece could be featured on one of our Tree Cards! Deadline is Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Click here for more info
Email your art to us at holiday-art@jnf.ca

JNF Edmonton Happenings

Click here to visit our website.
Jewish Family Services
Click here to view 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
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.
CHW - Edmonton
Come together right now to improve the lives of women, children and families in need. 
Please support this year’s Annual Campaign
“My Homeland, My Impact”.
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.
JDIC Seniors' Centre
Schmooze and News Click here to read our latest newsletter.
Chevra Kadisha
Chevra Kadisha Unveilings
Sunday, October 6th 1:30pm Rose Abrams
Sunday, October 13th 12:00pm Frank and Sonia Sheckter
Friday, October 18th 10:30am Hannah Pollack

Click here for the most recent funeral announcements.

Click here for the cemetery website.