Author Archives: Beth Israel

Premier’s swearing-in

Rabbi Friedman is honoured to join Alberta faith leaders for Premier Prentice’s swearing-in ceremony.


We have a mohel in town for the first time in 50 years!

Shavuot Events

Beth Israel has many Shavuot events for all ages!   ALL-NIGHT LEARNING June 3-4 – Pizza ‘n’ Pasta Dinner – Banker’s lecture – Learn about resurrection, zombies, and dybbuks. – With our famous Midnight BBQ!       YOUTH: ALL-NIGHT … Continue reading

Holocaust Monument design winner

Rabbi Friedman was in Ottawa yesterday for the announcement of the winner of the design competition for the National Holocaust Monument.  The winner is the Lord group featuring Daniel Liebeskind. A photo of the winning design is given by 580 … Continue reading

Unequivocally Fighting for Israel

In the culture wars of the Second Commonwealth of Israel, the theocratic revolution of the Hasmoneans was triumphant.  No longer would Hellenism prevail, only a strict, hardline interpretation of Judaism would be tolerated.  On Chanukah, we recite the V’Al HaNissim … Continue reading

PM Harper addresses the Knesset

Yasher koach, Prime Minister Harper! You can see Rabbi Friedman with Ministers Baird and Kenney at 21:48.

Chanukah with UofA Hillel

On Tuesday 26th November, Rabbi Friedman gave the University of Alberta Hillel Lunch ‘n’ Learn on the topic of Chanukah vs. Democracy. Pictured are (l-r) Priel Buzny, Staci Silverman, Jesse Karpman, Rabbi Friedman, Sam Belau, Alan Richter. (Photo by Daniel … Continue reading

Chanukah at Family Shul

Kosher Food Connection

Kosher Food Connection is now offering fleishig (meat) meals for eat-in and take-out under the supervision of Edmonton Kosher. This is the first time in recent history that we have a kosher meat restaurant/deli in Edmonton! Pictured are (l-r) Daniella Drisdell, chef; … Continue reading

Rabbi YY Rubinstein with NCSY

Rabbi YY Rubinstein had our NCSYers enthralled at Latte ‘n’ Learn on Monday 11th November!