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Strengthening Jewish today and tomorrow

When we first considered a move to Edmonton, we made a short visit to see if this was the right fit for us to move across the country and raise our family. My first stop, of course, was to connect with the Jewish community. I took a taxi to the former JCC…and now, more than 16 years later,…

Edmonton anti-Zionism cases don't compare to those across Canada

Well, that’s a wrap! As we closed out the Edmonton Jewish Film Festival last night, I wish to thank our sponsors and all who took time in between Oilers’ playoffs games to join in our celebration of Jewish and Israeli culture.  

Many are notifying our Federation office (and Edmonton P…

Keep showing up to demonstrate a unified community

Have you watched the online short The Boy, part of our free offerings from the Edmonton Jewish Film Festival (EJFF)? Having driven along these same roads, where murder and carnage took place near the Gaza border, It was eerie to see the ‘before’ October 7 story, hearing the rockets and b…

Continue attending Jewish Edmonton events to build a strong community

This past week we held multiple events, from Yom HaZikaron, Yom Ha’atzmaut, and a Genesis networking night. At each one, we welcomed newcomers to Edmonton, and at each one, I inevitably heard from community members who appreciate the opportunity to be among fellow Jewish community members,…

Push back against antisemitism by showing your Jewish pride

This morning, I had a daily call with my daughters, who are now in Israel as a continuation of their trip on the March of the Living (pan-Canadian university group, organized through Toronto UJA). They told me about their visit to Har Herzl yesterday, to visit the graves of recently fallen I…