Author Archives: Beth Israel

National Holocaust Monument unveiled in downtown Ottawa

Published in the Ottawa Citizen Article by Andrew Duffy The long wait for a national Holocaust memorial ended Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inaugurating the city’s newest monument in downtown Ottawa. For many in the invitation-only crowd that gathered inside … Continue reading

The Contemporary Rebbetzin: What’s It Like to Be a Rebbetzin in 2017?

Scroll down to hear from Beth Israel’s own Rabbanit Batya Friedman! by Avigayil Perry Published in Jewish Action It was the chicken soup that made all the difference. Fifteen years ago, when Rabbi Daniel and Batya Friedman moved to Edmonton, … Continue reading

Destroying The Idols Of History

by Rabbi Daniel Friedman Published in the Edmonton Jewish News, 14 September 2017 (EJNews) – The year is 2117.  Following important research on concussions and serious injuries, it has now been fifty years since “barbaric” sports were outlawed.  Football, wrestling and boxing … Continue reading

Beth Israel Hosted A Great Day Of Golf

By Dr. Stan Kitay and Mike Zabludowski, Co-Chairs Published in the Edmonton Jewish News, 13 September 2017 (EJNews) – On Thursday, August 17, 2017, 35 golfers and over a dozen volunteers had a terrific day at the Beth Israel Golf … Continue reading

Habitat For Humanity brings faiths together

via The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton By Thandiwe Konguavi  Staff Writer at The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton Over a kosher lunch, volunteers of diverse faiths take a well-needed break from a common goal climbing ladders, painting, and dry walling for … Continue reading

Edmonton’s Rabbi Friedman Joins Prestigious Cabinet Of Canadians For Canada’s 150th

Edmonton Jewish News, November 4, 2016 (EJNews) – As Canada nears its 150 Anniversary, Cardus Faith in Canada 150 is gearing up to help ensure that a celebration of faith is part of our country’s 150th birthday. In that vein, … Continue reading

Nostra Aetate

    Article in the Edmonton Journal: Edmonton Jewish, Catholic leaders meet to mark 50 years post-Nostra Aetate

Edmonton synagogue led by husband-and-wife rabbi team

Edmonton Journal, October 24, 2015 As parents of five daughters, Daniel and Batya Friedman have a busy household. With the oldest girl being 14 and the youngest just two months, their family calendar is jammed. But many of those activities take the … Continue reading

Beth Israel Rabbi & Rabbanit Congratulate Prime Minister Elect Justin Trudeau

Edmonton Jewish News, October 23, 2015 Following the October 19 Federal Election that saw the Liberal Party of Canada win a majority government, Edmonton Beth Israel Rabbi Daniel and Rabbanit Batya Friedman extended warm congratulations to Prime Minister Elect Justin … Continue reading

PI at BI – February

PI @ BI – Women’s Leadership – Transforming Disabilities