Edmonton

Our Chapters

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New to Edmonton? Looking to make new friends? Want to make a difference?

Na’amat Canada Edmonton  boasts two strong vibrant chapters - Aviva and Tikvah.  The women in our clubs share common interests and a passion for helping women, children and families in Israel and Edmonton.

Upcoming Meetings

Edmonton Retreat 2019Edmonton Retreat - Friday, September 6 to 8, 2019

We have a great weekend of events planned. For more information or to let us know that you are able to attend, please email us at edmonton.info@naamat.com by September 4, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019: Potluck Shabbat Dinner for our Young Na'amat Canada Edmonton Chapter and their families.????

Saturday, September 7, 2019: Wine & Cheese Evening. This is open to all registrants and their significant others.????????

Sunday, September 8, 2019: The main event with engaging conversations and fun all day long!????


Space is limited so please RSVP to - edmonton.info@naamat.com

Photographs taken at this event may be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print and online publications

Additional information coming

Past Fundraisers

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7 PM at The Comic Club, West Edmonton Mall. Straight from New York - Red Hot Mama: A Sophie Tucker Cabaret. Starring Melanie Gall, an internationally acclaimed vocalist and world renowned performer. Check her out! http://www.redhotmamacabaret.com/

Join us for a marvelous night at the cabaret! Enjoy a stunning 60-minute performance highlighting the life, humour and music of Sophie Tucker as well as a silent auction.

Tickets are $30.

 

Edmonton Bursaries

edmonton-bursariesNa’amat Canada Edmonton is proud to provide bursaries to single mothers and other women in our province to help them complete their certificate or diploma programs.  The bursaries are annual and are aimed at helping women further their education, much like Na’amat’s scholarship program in Israel.  For more details, click on these academic websites:

www.nait.ca/scholarships
www.oldscollege.ab.ca

www.macewan.ca - to apply for this bursary, click here.

School Supplies for Kids

EdmontonSSF1Na'amat Canada's School Supplies for Kids program supplies children in domestic violence shelters with products to fulfill their back to school needs. Na'amat Edmonton was the latest branch of the organization to start up the program locally, in 2005.

Last year, Na'amat Edmonton's Tikvah Chapter was able to distribute more than 500 backpack kits to five local women's shelters, thanks to the support of Office Depot-Mayfield Common and the community at large. In addition, 30 backpacks went to First Nations shelters throughout Alberta.

Na'amat Edmonton is currently in the process of organizing their second annual School Supplies for Kids campaign, in hopes of surpassing last season's accomplishments! Click here for more information about School Supplies for Kids, or to volunteer, please contact Darlene Bushewsky at the e-mail address listed below.

Cultural Programs for Seniors

senior-chanukahAs the city of Edmonton does not have a Jewish seniors residence, Na'amat Edmonton has taken on the task to help sustain Jewish culture and traditions for the 30 Jewish seniors at the Canterbury Court residence. Na'amat Edmonton runs a number of community programs for these seniors:

When you join Na'amat, you will enjoy a fun and lively social environment while helping

Oneg Shabbat: Biweekly Shabbat services led by Rabbi David Kunin and co-hosted by Na'amat and Beth Shalom Sisterhood.
A Hanukah Party including candle lighting, a performance by our children's choir and the musical stylings of Dr. Bernie Adler, followed by tea and homemade treats.
Purim- Mishloach Manot: Hammentaschen, baked by the Tikvah Chapter, are made into gift packages and are delivered to the seniors delivered by child volunteers.

For more information about Na'amat Canada's Social Programs for Seniors, please click here.

Please contact our Membership Coordinator, Sylvia Alpern at naamatedmonton@yahoo.ca.

 

 

Aviva

These ladies are the veteran members, many of whom have passed down their love of Na’amat to their daughters.

The Aviva chapter meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month for a light brunch and interesting social programs and outings.

New members and visitors are always warmly greeted and made to feel welcome.

Tikvah

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Women between 50 to 65 years of age. We tend to be good friends who enjoy each other’s company at different events (celebrations, coffee meetings, card games, Sunday brunches, Saturday night outings and walks in the neighbourhood), but we are always looking for “new friends”!

As you would guess, we talk “shop” or Na’amat almost every time we get together. A core group of us began the chapter over 25 years ago and most have been members and held various roles for the more than 25 years of Tikvah’s existence. Our children went from learning how to crawl, walk and talk to getting married and having children of their own. We enjoy our traditional meetings such as Hamentaschen Baking and a Sukkah Hop just as much as having a variety of speakers, season opening and closing programs, and organizing fundraising activities.

We are passionate about Na’amat and its mandate and take pride in being a part of this amazing organization.

Young Na’amat of Edmonton

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We are a group of women between mid 20s to early 40s who get together approximately every 1-2 months for gatherings. We’ve had movie nights, Shabbat potluck dinners & baking for Jewish holidays. We are passionate about supporting women and children in Israel & locally in Edmonton.

President's Message

darleneNa'amat Edmonton is where lifelong friendships have been formed and support networks have been built. Lifecycle events and simchas wouldn't have been the same without the close friends we've made through Na'amat. It is rewarding to know that together, our chaverot help to make a difference to women and families in Israel. As a third generation member of Na'amat Edmonton, I am proud to continue the tradition of joining together to be part of the fabric that makes up our community. After experiencing the Na'amat Leadership Seminar in Israel and seeing the array of Na'amat facilities and programs in action, I feel even stronger in my commitment to the organization.

When you join Na'amat, you will enjoy a fun and lively social environment while helping to fundraise in support of important programs and social services. Our members are daughters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and girlfriends who are active within both the Jewish community and the city at large.

We welcome women of all ages to take part in our events and to help support Na'amat services in Israel and in Canada.

Sincerely,

Darlene Bushewsky
President, Edmonton Council