(March 15, 2020) – Jewish Federation of Edmonton President Steve Shafir and CEO Debby Shoctor issued following important message to Community Members:
With the increasing gravity of the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that our team at the Jewish Federation of Edmonton is closely monitoring the situation and preparing as well as we can for any eventuality which will affect our community, staff and programming. The health and safety of all of our participants, especially of our elderly members, is paramount to us.
We are receiving and monitoring information from many sources, including our community partners JFNA, CIJA and JFC-UIA. Information and guidelines have been sent out to our Registered Organizations, our staff, and others. Our emergency plans are in place, and are being constantly monitored and updated. We will attempt to keep the lines of communication open, and will inform you of any and all changes to our programs and services.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the events listed in the JFED, including our own and others, may be cancelled on short notice. In the event of a cancellation, we will notify the community via every means available. However, if you are unsure if an event is still taking place, please check our website, or contact the office. We are working closely with our community partners to help them also plan for the developing situation.
For more information on the current pandemic please see the Alberta Health website: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx;the Health Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html; or the JFNA website: https://jewishfederations.org/jfna-coronavirus-resource-page.
Federation staff are still working out of the office. If there is something you feel they can help you with, please call them at (780) 487-0585, or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time.
We wish health, safety and happiness for us all as we weather the coming days.