Edmonton City Happenings

Upcoming Meetings

Tikvah chapter:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM - Please join us for an evening of volunteering with this incredible local organization.  Basically Babies is a registered charity that works to provide for the basic outfitting needs of newborn babies born to families in extreme need in the greater Edmonton area. They offer the gift of a complete first year’s wardrobe for these infants in the form of a beautiful colour-coordinated basket filled with clothing, outerwear, blankets, toys, storybooks, sleepers, undershirts, footwear and other baby essentials. They call these packaged gifts “Layettes” and they are both practical and beautiful, providing hope and dignity to those who receive them. For more information about Basically Babies, click here.

We will be given a tour of their space and then trained on the various inventory related tasks that we will be performing.

Please bring a donation of new or gently used baby clothing.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited so please RSVP by Feb 20, 2019 - edmonton.info@naamat.com

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 - Hammentaschen baking Cost is $15

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

Other Meetings:

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 - Potluck Shabbat dinner
  • November-date TBA  - Ronald McDonald House - prepare a meal
  • Friday, March 8, 2019International Women Day - Potluck Shabbat dinner
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2019 -  Hammentaschen making

For more information, or to RSVP, send an email to - edmonton.info@naamat.com

Additional information coming

Photographs taken at these events will be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print and online publications


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-bursariesDesigned to mirror Na'amat's scholarship program in Israel, Edmonton Na'amat is proud to provide annual bursaries in Alberta to further advanced education. These bursaries are available to female students enrolled in any certificate or diploma program. Most often they are awarded on the basis of financial need and preference is given to single mothers. For more details, click on these academic websites:



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.