Welcome to the JFED e-weekly
September 6th, 2019
6th of Elul
Candle lighting times;
Friday, September 6th - 7:54 pm Shabbat begins
Saturday, September 7 th - 9:03 pm Shabbat ends

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Programs of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton
The Edmonton UJA Campaign kicks off Thursday, September 19th with
Hip, Heymish and Hot...
Eleanor Reissa is one of the world’s most renowned interpreters of Yiddish music, and an award winning theatre artist. Join us for a delightful evening celebrating gems of Yiddish music and humor. You don't need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joys and warmth of this unique, soulful language. The program includes passionate folk songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theatre, and touching expressions of love, piety and protest. You'll laugh, cry and realize you understand more than you thought. With Jerry Korman on piano.
Special Guest: Sherri Wise , the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. Sherri, a survivor of a terror attack in Jerusalem, is a passionate advocate for victims of terrorism.
Appetizer Reception at 6:00 PM 
Show at 7:00 PM
Tickets must be purchased before Thursday, September 12th.
No tickets available at the door.
***Hip, Heymish and Hot Yiddish Contest***
Enter to win two tickets to the UJA Kickoff Concert 
Hillel Welcome BBQ! Thursday, September 12th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at 11004 83 Avenue.
For more information contact Sapir at sapirf@edjfed.org

Hillel supports Jewish students on campus.
Click here for more information on Hillel.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Edmonton in cooperation with CIJA, Stop the Bleed is an international awareness campaign and call-to-action that is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Each participant will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training.
For more information and to register click here https://www.jewishedmonton.org/stop-the-bleed . This event is free, but registration is required by Thursday, September 12, 2019. There will be  limited spots available , so access is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No walk-ins!
Holocaust Education Committee
"Fathers and mothers, give me your children."
September 4th, 1942, parents in the Lodz ghetto were ordered to surrender kids under age 10. Children, the elderly and the sick were sent to their deaths to meet a Nazi quota of 20,000.
Please RSVP to Dani at daniu@edjfed.org if you are planning on attending the Anne Frank House opening night event for the Jewish community on Thursday, October 3rd. We need a good turnout from our community for this event!
Birthright Foundation
Birthright Winter Registration is Open! Click here to register

Order High Holiday Tribute Cards Today!
The Jewish Agency For Israel
New Olim Start School and Camp Shlicha Reflects on Summer Click here to read more
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Join friends and colleagues for Yom Canada - Sunday, November 3rd in Tel Aviv.
Israel Consulate General
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Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
JDC's Hurricane Dorian Fund
Federations' SCN readies synogogues for High Holidays
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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.
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 Neighbourly - Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative Newsletter

The Stevie Schwartzberg Memorial Golf Tournament - Sunday, September 8th, 2019. 12:00pm to 5:30pm. The Links at Spruce Grove. Golf Registration $250.00. Dinner only $60.00.
Email jschwa@shaw.ca for more details.

Western Canada Jewish Book Awards 2020 - Call for Submissions Click here for more information
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Talmud Torah
Talmud Torah's Annual Rosh Hashanah Flower Fundraiser Click here for more info

Support the Talmud Torah Early Learning Centre! Publish a New Year's Greeting in the Edmonton Jewish News Click here for more info

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Jewish National Fund
For the last 42 years JNF Edmonton supporters have been calling the Edmonton JNF office and more often than not they are greeted by Devorah Matkovcik. After 42 years with JNF, Devorah will be retiring at the end of August and in honour of this milestone, I would like to ask your help, in contributing towards her favourite JNF partnered project, Save A Child’s Heart- acknowledging her dedication to JNF and Israel. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and would mean so much to Devorah as she is truly and sincerely a supporter of the Jewish people and Israel. Any amount will help and would be so meaningful to Devorah. Thank you in advance. 
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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

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Beth Shalom
Save The Date!  Beth Shalom will have a special event to welcome Rabbi Steven & Bettina Schwarzman on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 
between 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. in the upper auditorium. Stay Tuned for more Information!  

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AGM Notification:
The Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Canada B’nai Brith Youth Organization Society (BBYO) will be held at 9:30am on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Calgary JCC (1607 90 Ave. SW) and the Edmonton JCC (10220 156 Ave. NW #100) via teleconference connecting the cities. This AGM will last for about 30 minutes and then we will continue with our regular Board meeting. All members in good standing are invited to attend.  

If you are in grades 9 through 12 and interested in joining BBYO, please contact Dani Uretsky at
Jewish Family Services
JFS family would like to give our warmest welcome to our new Executive Director Ms. Jann Beeston. Ms. Beeston completed her master’s thesis on collaboration for community benefit and completed post-graduate studies in social innovation. She brings extensive experience in non- profit leadership and management with a particular focus in partnerships, community engagement, and collaboration around a common purpose. She has worked with different non-profit organizations including Volunteer Alberta, Alberta Reads Network and was on the Steering Committee for the Alberta Non Profit Network.
We are looking forward to working with Ms. Beeston.

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Beth Israel
Shabbat Inspired with Rav Gav - Friday, September 20th, 2019. Click here for more info

Boker Torah Sunday Mornings at BI.

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CJPAC - Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
CJPAC is ready to help you this election season.
From training you to be an all-star volunteer to connecting you with the campaign of your choice, we make it easy to make a difference.

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Camp BB Riback
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AIFDA - Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association
aifdaedmonton@gmail.com for more information
JAHSENA - The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
Albert Einstein Exhibit Open in Shanghai, China.

Yad Vashem marks 80th anniversary of the start of WWII. Click here to read more

Preserving the history of the Edmonton Jewish Community from generation to generation. Click here to visit the website.
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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”.
Beth Ora Congregation
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Menorah Academy
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NCJW - Edmonton - The National Council of Jewish Women - ensuring the rights of women, children, and the disabled.
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Kollel - The EDJGE
Shabbat Inspired with Rav Gav - Friday, September 20th, 2019. Click here for more info

Na'amat - Enriching the lives of women and children in Israel since 1925.
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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, September 8th 1:00pm Henry Kohn
Sunday, September 15th 1:00pm Elaine Levy
Sunday, September 15th 1:30pm Eileen Cooper
Sunday, September 22nd 12:00pm Norma Nozick
Sunday, September 22nd 1:00pm Freda Braude
Sunday, September 29th 1:00pm Harry Warhaft

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