Help us celebrate Chanukah

Chanukah is right around the corner and Jewish Family Services is looking for volunteers to cook, package and deliver dinners to our Seniors around the city.

December 9, 2018 from 9:00 am- 3:00PM at the Beth Shalom Synagogue.

Latkes and Dreidels are always a special part of the celebration and we don’t want anyone left out. Please call Rhonda at 780-454-1194 ext 227 or seniors@jfse.org to volunteer for this program.


Edmonton Healing Centre - GROUP CALENDAR

The dates, times and venues for our Edmonton Healing Centre for Grief & Loss Group sessions;

Course Name

Day

Date

Time 

Venue

Our House Tuesdays 10.16 - 11.6 1:00-3:00 closed group
Our House Thursdays 10.18 - 11.8 1:00-3:00 closed group
Finding Meaning, Finding Me Thursdays Sept-Oct 6:30-8:30 EHC
Roads to Healing Tuesdays Oct - 30 6:30-8:30 Strathcona EPL
Navigating the Rivers *6 weeks Tuesdays Nov 6 - Dec 11 6:30-8:30 Strathcona EPL
Roads to Healing Thursday Jan-10 1:00-2:50 Whitemud Xing EPL
Navigating the Rivers of Grief Thursday Jan 17- Feb  28 1:00-2:50 Whitemud Xing EPL
Roads to Healing Thursday Jan-15 6:30-8:30 EHC
Navigating the Rivers of Grief Thursdays Jan 22-Feb 26 6:30-8:30 EHC
Finding Meaning, Finding Me Wednesdays Jan-10-Feb 13 6:30-8:30 EHC
Roads to Healing Tuesday Mar-19 1:00-3:00 Jasper Place EPL
Navigating the Rivers of Grief Tuesdays Mar 26- May 07 1:00-3:00 Jasper Place EPL
Roads to Healing Tuesdays Mar-19 6:30-8:30 Strathcona EPL
Navigating the Rivers of Grief Tuesdays Mar 26- May 07 6:30-8:30 Strathcona EPL
Our House Tuesdays TBD 1:00-3:00 closed group
Our House Thursdays TBD 1:00-3:00 closed group
Finding Meaning, Finding Me Wednesdays Mar 13-Apr 24 6:30-8:30 EHC
Roads to Healing Thursday May-16 1:00-2:50 Whitemud Xing EPL
Navigating the Rivers of Grief Thursday May 23- July 4  6wks 1:00-2:50 Whitemud Xing EPL
Roads to Healing Tuesday May-14 6:30-8:30 EHC
Navigating the Rivers of Grief Tuesdays May 21-July 2 *6wks 6:30-8:30 EHC
Finding Meaning, Finding Me Wednesdays May 08- June 12 6:30-8:30 EHC

JFS presents the Sigma Alpha Mu 2018 Scholarship grant

Each year JFS awards a Sigma Alpha Mu scholarship grant from a fund it administers that was set up to support Jewish Students studying at the University of Alberta. This year’s recipient was Michal Shaposhnikov who is a full time BSc Chemistry Student and is about to start her third year and has ambitions to advance her studies into Pharmacology and Chemistry fields in further degrees. She is heavily involved in the local Jewish community and has recently become the President of Hillel.

Michal writes “I am so grateful and honored the Jewish family services chose me as the recipient of the Sigma Alpha Mu scholarship. I am so excited to begin this new school year, and look forward to giving back to the Jewish community as much as possible through Hillel and other organizations. My Judaism is a huge part of my identity, and being an active member of the Edmonton Jewish Community is of high importance to me.”

She is pictured receiving her Scholarship grant with Judi Card President of the JFS Board and Robert Mitchell Executive Director of JFS.


Laurel Awards 2018

This year Jewish Family Services’ Holocaust Survivor Support program was nominated for a Laurel Award from Duncan Craig LLP. Since 1994 this award has honored non-profit organizations for their exceptional creativity and innovation. Although we did not win this award, it was a great honor to take a place among the 52 outstanding nominees.

The Holocaust Survivor Support Program will continue providing home support, practical assistance, case management, and education in its unique individualized and client tailored manner to help its clients to be their best selves and to celebrate and honor their lives in Edmonton’s diverse community.


They didn't know we were seeds.....

Jewish Family Services is participating in the art project called "They didn't know we were seeds" by  Carol Wylie, an artist from Saskatoon. This project involves doing oil portraits of Holocaust and Residential School Survivors. The series is called "They didn't know we were seeds", which completes a proverb that begins "They buried us." Carol plans to interview, sketch and paint 9 holocaust survivors and 9 residential school survivors, so the final project will have 18 paintings due to the significance of the number 18 as it relates  to "chai". A few of the Holocaust Survivors, clients of the JFS, have already met with the artist. She is going to finish the series by March 2019 and we plan to organize her exhibition in Edmonton in the fall of 2019. So, please watch our website and Facebook page for future announcements.

Images of the completed works can be viewed at www.carolwylie.ca on the "They didn't know we were seeds" page.