Located in central Alberta and less than a four hour drive from the Canadian Rockies, metro Edmonton has a population of over 1 million and boasts a robust balance of business, cultural and human service economies. As the largest northern Canadian city and the capital of Alberta, it serves the development of the vast natural resources of the north.
Home to museums, an extensive library system, dozens of mainstream and fringe theatres, concert venues and art galleries, it boasts the new world-class Edmonton Art Gallery and the fabulous Winspear Theatre. Summer and winter festivals of every kind, plus the largest urban park system in North America, offer a vibrant outdoor life during all seasons of the year.
For sports buffs, the Edmonton Oilers Hockey and Eskimos Football games are complemented by numerous other sports matches. Public swimming pools and fitness centres are nearby wherever you are. The best of public health and education are available at two universities, MacEwan and University of Alberta (with an active Hillel group), a hospital system which includes special children’s, heart, transplant and cancer centres, and community health centres.
An active Jewish community of approximately 6,000 members offers extensive programs within its community centre, a downtown seniors’ recreation centre, six synagogues, and numerous social and service organizations. Two day schools and three summer camps provide choices for a Jewish education for our children.
Edmonton’s Jewish Family Services offers assistance with resettlement, support for seniors, and various other helpful services.
For further information:
Jewish Family Services
200 – 10235 124 Street
Edmonton AB T5N 1P9
Jewish Federation of Edmonton:
City of Edmonton Website:
Downtown Edmonton Skyline