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Creating safe spaces for Jewish Edmonton

I am hearing great excitement about a new grocery store opening next to Bliss Baked Goods, however I want to share another exciting milestone for our community—the submission of a development permit application for the new Jewish Community Centre (JCC). While we await city approval, this i…

Community must remain united in the face of antisemitism

On October 7, Lifnat and Aviv, and their three children were getting ready to launch the 20th annual Kite Festival for Peace they started, where residents of Kfar Azza fly massive kites near Gaza. Asher, Lifnat’s brother, informed us about this initiative and how his sister and her family …

One person can make a difference

This past week I was privileged to experience a full circle moment in Greensboro, North Carolina. Earlier this year, Leading Edge selected me into a cohort of Jewish Non-Profit Leaders for an executive development program. Leading Edge helps Jewish organizations improve their workplace cultu…

All women need to live free from fear and violence

On this International Women's Day, we are reminded that women around the world continue to face ongoing struggles. It is disheartening to acknowledge that even in today’s world, Israeli women remain hostage in Gaza. This year, 19 women are hostages to Hamas terrorists: Naama, Judy, Noa, R…

Israel continues to recover from national trauma and remains resilient

I was in a park near Yesud Hamala in Northern Israel, painting a mobile bomb shelter just a week ago, on the Coast-to-Coast Mission. Volunteer art students from Tel Hai College guided our group, with elementary students joining us for the activity. Hila, a precocious 10-year-old, wanted to e…