Posts by Tammy Vineberg

March of the Living experience still resonates

March of the Living is returning this year after being dormant because of the pandemic. Nathan Campbell, 21, was one of the past participants from Edmonton and still carries with him the memories and impact of the trip.

He wanted to go on the program to experience firsthand what his materna…

Federation supports local youth programs

Funding and supporting Jewish youth programs make a difference in a life like Ellie Vogel’s. 

For Ellie, Camp BB and BBYO have strengthened her Jewish roots and connected her to teens in Calgary and Edmonton. The 16-year-old has been going to Camp BB for nine summers. She still remembers…

Maccabi to have two delegations from Alberta this year

Will Hatch was one of eight teens from Edmonton and Calgary who had a chance to experience JCC Maccabi in San Diego, California in August 2022. The experience opened his eyes to the Jewish world outside of Alberta.

“I feel like we have a smaller Jewish community than other cities. Outside…

Holocaust symposium to be held in person this year

Holocaust education has always been a core focus of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton and, historically, the annual Dianne and Irving Kipnes Holocaust Education Symposium has been a key program to reach high school students from across the city. The pandemic necessitated a shift from an in-p…

PJ Library Get Together grant helps connect families

Thanks to a PJ Library grant, Amanda Rose had a wonderful experience hosting a small Chanukah get together to introduce her non-Jewish friends to the holiday. The Get Together grant, provided by a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, supports families in organizing a Jewish-related ev…

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 …

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…

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…