We prepare for the 2020/21 Campaign in a period of unparalleled moral and economic upheaval, yet we are hopeful. In the face of the monumental challenges caused by the pandemic, there has been an incredible outpouring of kindness, solidarity and philanthropy in Jewish communities throughout Canada and around the world. We know that our Edmonton Jewish Community will continue in this spirit of generosity, through support of this year’s UJA Campaign.
Over the past four decades, we have invested together in UJA, building a vibrant and robust organization that is the backbone of Jewish Edmonton. Through UJA, we have funded key programs and services that reflect our Jewish values. We have cared for the vulnerable, advanced Jewish Education and Culture, forged connections to Israel, advocated for Jewish interests and inspired the next generation to embrace Jewish life. Even as the pandemic pulls us towards other needs and concerns, we will continue to invest in this vision of Jewish community and Jewish life that is so important now.
Our Campaign goal is to raise $1 million to fund initiatives at home, in Israel and overseas. In addition, we will hold an Over-and-Above Campaign to raise funds in support of the Chevra Kadisha, to help fund the much-needed expansion of our cemetery. Although these are ambitious goals, we are confident that we can achieve them with the dedicated support of our canvassing team and the great generosity of our donors.
As UJA Chair, I firmly believe that investing in UJA will make us more vibrant, more connected and more resilient to the great challenges we face during these times.
Please join me by making a gift to the 2020/21 UJA Campaign.
Brings aid, assistance and comfort to the elderly, the poor, the hungry, the homeless and those with special needs.
Awakens 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.
Preserves and promotes our culture, heritage and memories through the Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, Heritage Days and Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations, Holocaust Education Programs, Yom HaShoah and Kristallnacht ceremonies, and more.
Builds alliances with government, media, campus, interfaith and ethnic communities, in order to counter Antisemitism and stand proudly for the land and people of Israel, and for the Jewish people of Canada.
You change lives and build community every moment of everyday – here at home and around the globe.