Author Archives: AZeisler

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Friedman & Siddiqui: ‘This is our jihad’

According to the Qur’an — which states, “Obey not the unbelievers and hypocrites, and strive against them a mighty jihad” — every Muslim is obligated to engage in jihad, or holy war. But what exactly does that entail? For ISIL … Continue reading

Women, Rabbis, and the Age of the Selfie

The Times of Israel st week, the RCA issued a resolution on the matter of Orthodox women’s ordination. A flurry of online chatter ensued, some articles cogent, others more emotional. In my opinion, the best piece was penned by Rabbi … Continue reading

Sukkot Happenings at the Family Shul

Edmonton Historical Society tour

On Sunday, 12 July 2015, we had an open house organized by JAHSENA. Robin Marcus arranged the tour of the 100 year wall and shul, Rabbi Will Yeamans did a tour of the Sanctuary and spoke about Judaism and Chaya … Continue reading

Constitution of the Edmonton Hebrew Association (Effective June 2015)

Please click here for a copy of the revised constitution. These changes are to be voted on for acceptance at the Beth Israel AGM on June 10, 2015 at 7pm at Beth Israel.


Community Seder April 3rd at 8 p.m. Click the image to the left for more details.     Passover in California Click the image to the left for more details.    

Purim in the Land of Oz

Purim in the Land of Oz

Edmonton vandalism shows hatred not confined to Europe

Rabbi Daniel Friedman, The Canadian Jewish News, 26 January 2015 On Shabbat morning, Jan. 17, we arrived for services at Beth Israel Synagogue in Edmonton to find our building desecrated with hateful anti-Semitic graffiti. The mood in shul that day … Continue reading