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Heritage Festival is an opportunity for Jewish community to shine

When you arrive at an event, you may not realize how much organizers have spent planning and coordinating to make it a reality. Jay Cairns took on the contract role to ensure that this year’s Israel Pavilion at the Heritage Festival is a success. So far, he’s loving the work.

“It’s …

Jewish Studies scholarship aids in mutual understanding

Andrew Sheedy is very thankful for the help he’s received from the Jewish Federation of Edmonton on his path to becoming a priest. He is the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship given to a University of Alberta student who has completed Jewish Studies courses. They select a student for the …

Volunteering at Heritage Festival is an opportunity to show Jewish pride

Besides going to the Heritage Festival to schmooze, Shane Asbell rejoices in his time volunteering at the Israel Pavilion, educating festival goers on the wonders of Israel. Having experienced Israel firsthand multiple times, Shane feels strongly about ensuring that individuals are aware of …

Popular Jewish Studies teacher leaves University of Alberta

Peter Sabo stumbled into studying Judaism during his post-secondary education, and it bloomed into a career for him at the University of Alberta. His success as the Belzberg Family and Jewish Federation of Edmonton Professorship in Jewish Studies Professorship will be left vacant for now, as…

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…