Leadership message

Witnessing the October 7 aftermath reaffirms commitment to Israel

Many of you have asked us, “How was Israel”? While the Canadian Leadership Solidarity Mission took place over the course of three short days, the answer to the question is long and layered. We travelled with CEOs and presidents of Jewish Federations across Canada, together with five MPs …

Support for UJA campaign is needed now more than ever

I first started to write this message on October 3. It was a bright sunny day with a high of 15 degrees Celsius (56 degrees Fahrenheit for those of you who are boomers). I wanted to thank the Edmonton Jewish community for the opportunity and responsibility to fulfill my family’s principles…

Imagine what a Jewish Community Centre can provide for Edmonton

When our family was considering a move to Edmonton from London, Ontario, the first place I visited in the city was the Jewish Community Centre (JCC). I wanted to know where the community was and how to meet people. A JCC, to us, was the central community ‘address’, and we have frequently…

Glimmers of hope shine through the surfacing hate

Dear Community, 

Yesterday was the commemoration of Kristallnacht, a time that many are comparing world events of today. While the rise in antisemitism, through words and actions, is alarming, there is one difference—that is the support of our provincial government. It was not lost on me…

Federation continues to build a strong Jewish Edmonton for tomorrow

As we close in on 30 days since the October 7 attack by Hamas terrorists, our concern and worry for the hostages remains. They have confirmed that they hold 244 individuals hostage in Gaza, and Israel will not agree to a ceasefire until they are released. We continue to pray for their safe r…