NEW 2SLGBTQ+ Support Group

To register, please fill out the Google form.

Thank you donors and volunteers!

Jewish Family Services would like to thank all of our private donors, community organizations, and volunteers that made sure a special Pesach was enjoyed by all our Edmonton Jewish community members. With your help and support we made certain that nobody was left out.



Volunteers needed for April 14th

Jewish Family Services is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver Passover meals on Thursday April 14th.

Contact Rhonda at 780-454-1194 ext.227 or

JFSE General Meeting 2022


CORDIALLY INVITES YOU to join us to celebrate resilience, share our Annual Report, accept our Audit Report and meet the staff & board members.

Members and general public are all welcome!

Mar 17, 2022 07:00 PM via Zoom.

To register, click here.

Domestic Violence – Dealing with Change, Willpower and Perseverance.

National Council of Jewish Women Edmonton Section, Na'amat Canada Edmonton, and Jewish Family Services Edmonton are inviting you to join us for a FREE online presentation followed by Q&A session.

Presenter: Harriet Tinka

Harriet is one of the most requested transformational speakers. Her journey flows from being in a domestic violence relationship to being kidnapped, stabbed, and left for dead to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Her students know Harriet as a “Powerhouse Role Model who makes being genuine the most powerful thing of all.” Harriet empowers individuals to be more courageous, connected, engaged, and resilient.

Please click here to register.

Thank you donors and volunteers!

Jewish Family Services, with the much appreciated assistance of our generous volunteers and community donors, distributed Chanukah gift bags to 273 people in the community in time to celebrate the holiday.  The candles were burning bright and latkes were enjoyed by many seniors and families throughout Edmonton.

JFSE appreciates the thank you calls and continued donations that help keep this idea of sharing holidays going, to ensure that none of our Jewish community members are ever forgotten.

To add names to our delivery list, yours or another community member, please call Rhonda at 780-454-1194 ext. 227 or Looking forward to our next program for Purim.


Jewish Federation of Edmonton and Jewish Family Services Edmonton are inviting you to join us for a FREE online presentation followed by Q&A session.


  • Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Paediatrics
  • Dr. Ilan Schwartz, Infectious Diseases

Dr. Zwaigenbaum is a developmental pediatrician and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He works at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and the Stollery Children's Hospital.

Dr. Ilan Schwartz is an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the University of Alberta Hospital. He trained in Winnipeg, Kingston, Cape Town, and San Antonio, before moving with his young family to Edmonton in 2018. Throughout the pandemic, he has provided care for patients with COVID-19. He has fought against misinformation and advocated for science-based policy as a co-founder of Protect Our Province Alberta.

When: November 22, 2021 at 7 pm

Registration: click here to register

Please submit your questions at the time of registration.

Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom session after registration is completed.

JFSE is looking to brighten up your Hanukkah Celebrations this year.

It’s Hanukkah time and JFS is looking to brighten up your Hanukkah Celebrations this year.  Sunday November 28th is the first night of the Holiday and we want to help you get into the swing of things.

Jewish Family Services is offering gift bags to the community and we are accepting the names of your family and friends as well as yourselves to receive this holiday treat up to November 8, 2021. 

We are also looking for volunteers to help package and deliver these gift bags as well.

So please contact Rhonda at or 780-454-1194 ext. 227 to get involved.

Covid 19 has taken its toll on our community so lets fight back in a safe and practical distanced way.

NEW* Series: Knowing Your Mental Traps And How to Shift Out of Them.

We are offering a Brand New Series in collaboration with JDIC Edmonton:
Knowing Your Mental Traps And How to Shift Out of Them.

Who doesn’t want to know how to do that?

Especially in these challenging times, we are overloaded on all fronts and can get trapped in our minds and ways of coping. You are invited to understand your mental traps and learn how to shift out of them. It is possible to move out of coping an surviving, and start thriving in challenging times!

Come join Anna and Svetlana in a 6-week series on
Fridays 10a.m. – 12p.m. starting THIS FRIDAY MORNING! October 8.
(if you are unable to join this, or any other week’s session, no problem, join us when you can)

We are able to offer these series for a very low cost, ONLY 18$ for the all 6 sessions!

Weekly topic titles are:

October 8: Mental Traps: How to prevent Informational Overload?
October 15: Mental Traps: How to Filter Online Information & not to become a “Drama Queen”? October 22: Mental Traps: Our Losses & Gains in the New Virtual Environment.
October 29: Mental Traps: Sorry About My Past
November 5: Mental Traps: Worry About My Future
November 12: Mental Traps: Not Grateful for My Present

This series is offered online, on Zoom. You will receive the link upon registration. Please contact us if you have any questions!

To Register please use this link: REGISTRATION MENTAL TRAPS SERIES

September 30th: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June of this year, the federal government passed legislation to mark September 30, 2021 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The designation of this day is in response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and is meant to honour survivors, their families, and communities. It also ensures the ongoing commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools will remain a vital part of the reconciliation process.

We encourage all to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, whether through personal reflection or awareness activities.