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Time to reflect and stand united as a community

As Yom HaShoah approaches in a few days, I reflect on where I was and where we were as a community just one year ago. Supporting a group of students on the March of the Living seemed as if it were the pinnacle of staring antisemitism in the face. We were studying the past and reaffirming Nev…

Working together for a stronger community

As a Jewish Federation, we are a central body that raises funds in order to better support the community, through programs, events, services and allocations. I appreciate our role as funder, whereby an allocations committee review applications and determine how best to meet the needs as expr…

Federation addresses current controversies

Had Melanie Joly, minister of foreign affairs, been in Israel this past Saturday while 300 drones and ballistic missiles were being launched at Israel from Iran, would she be “calling for restraint from all sides”?  

I have noticed that the NDP MLAs Janis Irwin, Sarah Hoffman and MPs …

Volunteers make a huge impact on Jewish Edmonton

When I was in grade 7, we were required to choose an activity for our Wednesday afternoon blocks. When I heard about the need for volunteers at Maimonides, a Jewish care home, I signed up. Rather than basketball or chess, I felt compelled to contribute to the community. And so, my volunteer …

Demonstrating allyship for our community and others

This morning CBC Edmonton AM invited me to speak about the commemoration we have planned leading into six months from October 7. I explained to host Mark Connolly the significance of the Shabbat table we will have set for the remaining hostages, signifying that we are waiting to welcome them…