Please join us at Temple Beth Ora, Edmonton’s Reform Synagogue, 12313 – 105 Avenue, on Friday February 2ndat 5:30 pm for an explanation of Tu Bishevat followed by the Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:00.
Did you know that there is not one, but four New Years in the Jewish Calendar and that one of them is reserved for trees? Yes, Tu Bishevat is the Jewish New Year for trees and it falls mid-winter when our trees are dormant.
As part of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre’s Interfaith Explorations series, we have been invited to join Rabbi Gila Caine and Temple Beth Ora for a Kabbalat Shabbat service and a celebration of Tu Bishavat. Everyone is welcome.
Following the service, there will be an Oneg – a social time with light refreshments.
PLEASE RSVP, NOT STRICTLY NECESSARY BUT IT WILL HELP WITH FOOD PLANNING. ENTRANCE IS THROUGH THE PARKING LOT ON THE SOUTH SIDE, LOTS OF FREE PARKING.
Here is a video of the Talmud Torah choir performing Chanukah songs at Celebrating Our Faiths on December 18 at City Hall:
Here is a photo of true Interfaith in action! The Celebrating Our Faith Chanukah display side-by-side with the new Nativity scene in City Hall.
Celebrating Our Faiths is a partnership between EICEA and the City of Edmonton. On December 18, we presented Chanukah with speakers, the Talmud Torah choir, and delicious sufganyot! You can see some photos at our Facebook page.
“CELEBRATING OUR FAITHS” is a joint program of theCity of Edmonton and the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action. It is a permanent display that changes monthly and showcases the many faiths that call this home. Please join us in city hall at noon on Monday December 18 to celebrate Hanukkah, we’ll enjoy the Talmud Torah choir and refreshments including sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), traditional treats of the season, all welcome.
For information contact 780 – 413 – 6159, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EICEA is pleased to invite you to join us for Pilgrimage – Journeys of Discovery during NAIN Connect 2018. Come celebrate NAIN’s 30-year journey of building relationships. Our pilgrimage journey during this week will be personal, with ah historical overview from local scholar Nakita Valerio, and national, as Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and Stephen Kafkwi, Former Premier of the Northwest Territories, reflect with us on discovered truths about the nation’s history not generally taught in school. And it will be international as General Romeo Dallaire shares his journey with the PTSD that resulted from his time leading the UN mission in Rwanda. A global perspective will be provided by Rev. Dr. Robert Sellers talking about the growth of Parliament of the World’s Religions. There will be time to discover our beautiful city – a historic meeting place of Indigenous peoples. Come and discover North America’s largest urban park or explore the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, a stunning 240-acre property with cultivated gardens (including the newly-created Agha Khan Garden, Kurimoto Japanese Garden, Alpine Garden and Native Peoples Garden) and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and an extensive nature trail system. There will also be music, art, film, and a host of workshops to stimulate mind, body and spirit.
For more information, visit: nain2018edmonton.ca
City Hall’s new Nativity scene debuted on December 1 as part of the “Celebrating Our Faiths” series organized by the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action in partnership with the City of Edmonton. The Nativity scene was created by local artist Ritchie Velthuis, who is pictured second from the right.
LUNCH & LEARN Monday December 11 at noon here. Marg Armstrong will talk about the Memorial Society of Edmonton and District, a non-profit, non-sectarian society of like-minded individuals who believe in pre-planning dignified final arrangements at a reasonable cost.
Two things are guaranteed in this world: death and taxes. What do you want done with your body? What kind of farewell do you want? Lack of pre – planning and/or discussion of your wishes can fracture relationships in a family, and can cost more. The Memorial Society of Edmonton and District is a not for profit organization providing guidance and reducing costs by as much as 50%. ONE TIME membership is $40.00. Members get a reduced rate with well-established, reputable funeral providers with which we contract.
Bring your lunch if you like, hot and cold drinks provided, $2 donation gratefully accepted. Our entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s.
The parking situation has changed, please plan to park elsewhere unless you are very lucky, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.
#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
780 – 413 – 6159