Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Edmonton’s 2017 UJA Campaign! 

 

Thank you for putting Jewish values of compassion, generosity and responsibility, into action.  With your help, our 2017 UJA campaign will raise $1.1 million to support the causes you care about at home in Edmonton, in Israel and in dozens of countries, where Jews are in need.

Your gift will change Jewish life for the better, in countless ways.  You will:

 

  • Bring aid, assistance and comfort to the elderly, the poor, the hungry, the homeless and those with special needs.
  • Awaken Jewish identity through bursaries to Talmud Torah, Camp BB Riback, Birthright, and Maccabi, and support of programs such as Hillel, BBYO. P2G, and PJ Library.
  • Preserve and promote our culture, heritage and memories with the Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, Heritage Days, Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations, Holocaust Education Programs, Yom HaShoah and Kristallnacht ceremonies, and more.
  • Advocate for Israel and Canadian Jewry by building alliances with government, media, campus and interfaith and ethnic communities, in order to counter anti-Semitism and stand proudly for the land and people of Israel, and for the Jewish people of Canada.

 

Your support will reach even further when you make a gift to the 2017 UJA Over-and-Above Campaign:

For decades, the Jewish Studies program at the University of Alberta has been a vital bridge between the University and the Edmonton Jewish community, and a means of ensuring that our religion and culture are understood and embraced by other Albertans.  Now, with severe cuts to the University budget, the program has been nearly eliminated.

 

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton, working in partnership with the University’s Faculty of Arts, is supporting a campaign to raise $500,000 to fund a 5-year faculty position in Jewish studies. The Faculty of Arts will contribute an additional $175,000 towards the position. 

 

Your gift to the UJA Over-and-Above campaign will help the University to attract a Jewish studies scholar who will do community outreach, encourage more students to pursue Jewish Studies, and supervise graduate students whose important research will strengthen understanding of Judaism and Jewish culture.

 

Your gift to the UJA Over-and-Above Campaign will ensure that our Jewish legacy and way of life are protected and understood!

 

Thank you for giving generously to meet the many needs of our Community and of Jewish Communities around the world.

 

The Good We Do is Up to You!

 

Lisa Redmond and Karen Oshry   UJA 2017 Co-chairs.

 

Your Support Matters!

Federation touches more Jewish lives on the planet than any other organization. Your generosity helps us to aid Jews worldwide; provide Jewish education for local children and teens; connect Jewish young adults to their heritage , and each other.

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If you have any questions, please contact Elianna at eliannal@edjfed.org or (780) 487-0585 ext.207

  • 2017 UJA Kickoff Opening Reception

  • Debby Shoctor, Lisa Redmond, Ann Baidack Pava, Karen Oshry, Ellery Lew and Susan Schiffman

  • Paul Shapiro, Jerry Korman, Jamie Cooper and Josh McHan

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