Category Archives: Community News

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

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

Holocaust Monument Ground-breaking

Rabbi Friedman was recently in Ottawa to mark the construction start for the National Holocaust Monument.

COR comes to Edmonton

COR-Kashruth Council of Canada Comes to Edmonton for First Ever Pre-Pesach Community Event The Yeshiva World News, 11 April 2016

Nostra Aetate

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

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

Come out of the dark

President Stan Kitay, letter to The Edmonton Journal, 22 January 2015 Sometime on Friday night, anti-Semitic graffiti was spray painted onto the exterior walls of Beth Israel Synagogue on Wolf Willow Road in west Edmonton … again. There have also … Continue reading

The Shabbos Project

In preparation for The Shabbos Project this Shabbos, the community gathered to bake challahs:

Rabbi Yeamans on CBC

Rabbi Yeamans and JCORE’s Sarah Dolgoy recently shared their thoughts about Yom Kippur with CBC radio.