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Dear Edmonton Jewish Community:

Oh, what a test of resilience the past year has been. People, communities, and organizations the world around have re-invented the way we do things to cope and stay strong. At the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, we are very proud of our accomplishmentsーproud of how we have evolved, innovated, and invented ways to support and connect Jewish Edmonton.

To meet unprecedented needs, we cut costs and maximized allocations to beneficiaries, created a COVID Relief Fund to expand help for the vulnerable, and offered an array of great new cultural programs to touch lives in an immediate and impactful way. As the ‘new normal’ evolves, we will continue to help those in need and to actively engage our community so that good grows at home, in Israel and around the world.

We have set a community-wide goal to raise $850,000 through this year’s UJA Campaign. As UJA Co-Chairs, we passionately believe in the good we can do collectively through UJA. We are convinced that the cumulative result of the gift you make, your family and friends make, all of us make, will be a more vibrant, more connected, and more resilient Jewish community.

It has been a tough year economically, on top of all else, yet, we ask you to please give generously. If the past year has taught us anything, it is the importance of a strong Edmonton Jewish community equipped to assist those in need and advocate for our interests. Your gift is an investment in the power of community and the future of Jewish life. It is an investment in good and a good investment!

Please join us in doing good, through a gift to the 2021/22 UJA Campaign.

Thank you for your generosity,

Howie Sniderman & Darryl Antel, UJA Campaign Co-Chairs

Your gift to UJA:


Brings aid, assistance and comfort to the elderly, the poor, the hungry, the homeless and those with special needs.


Awakens Jewish identity through bursaries to Talmud Torah, Camp BB Riback, Birthright and Maccabi, and support of programs such as Hillel, BBYO, P2G, and PJ Library.



Preserves and promotes our culture, heritage and memories through the Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, Heritage Days and Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations, Holocaust Education Programs, Yom HaShoah and Kristallnacht ceremonies, and more.



Builds alliances with government, media, campus, interfaith and ethnic communities, in order to counter Antisemitism and stand proudly for the land and people of Israel, and for the Jewish people of Canada.



You change lives and build community every moment of everyday – here at home and around the globe. 






For questions, please contact Susan or call 780-487-0585 X206