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Edmontonian experiences fulfilling gap year in Israel

When Eden Rosenblum decided to take a gap year in Israel, she wished to discover a program that would immerse her in Israeli culture. She found BINA, which provides international participants with the unique opportunity to integrate into a fully Israeli Mechina.

Eden had been to Israel bef…

Show your love for Israel at Heritage Festival

The Israeli Pavilion at the Heritage Festival needed a new committee chair in 2010. Christina Reboh was sitting at a Jewish Federation of Edmonton board meeting when she heard this news. 

She noticed that no one else was stepping forward to volunteer and decided she would offer to do it wi…

Maccabi delegation heads to San Diego

Marit Abrams is growing her leadership skills as she takes on the volunteer role of the Alberta delegation head for the JCC Maccabi Games for the first time this year. She is organizing the trip to San Diego, California for eight teens from Calgary and Edmonton, who will compete in hockey an…

Film festival shares Jewish culture with audiences

One joy of volunteering for the Edmonton Jewish Film Festival is watching an array of movies. 

With the festival wrapped up for 2022, Sam Koplowicz, festival committee chair, and Neil Grahn, committee member, each share their experiences. Sam has volunteered for the festival for 13 years w…

Volunteering provides a connection to Israel

Meirav Or maintains her connection to Israel by volunteering for the Jewish Federation of Edmonton events. She moved to this city from Israel 20 years ago and first became involved with Talmud Torah, Naa’mat, and the Aviv dancers. She started coming forward for the Federation after passing…