Intergenerational Fun at the Edmonton Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre

The Edmonton Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre hosts a variety of educational and enjoyable programs throughout the year. Pictured above a fun Hawaiian Party provided by Chabad and a senior Hawaiian Dancers Team. On April 10, they are celebrating with their annual Post Pesach Pancake Party - open to the whole community. (Photo supplied)

(Edmonton) – It has been a cold, snowy, slippery Edmonton winter but guests at the Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre have enjoyed a variety of warming programs – something for every taste!

Following our wonderful tradition of bringing different cultures to the Centre, we enjoyed Indian Culture day with an interesting, colourful presentation by Donna Hamar and traditional Indian food. We also enjoyed a joyful, warmalicious Hawaiian party, with tropical decorations provided by Chabad and a senior Hawaiian dancers team.

We enjoyed the Tu B’ Shevat lunch at which Sharon Bookhalter and Jerry Glasser showed a very interesting travelogue of their participation in a JNF bicycle mission in Israel. Another heartwarming program was Anna Marie Sewell reading her own Aboriginal poetry.

Purim was a really enjoyable celebration at the Jewish Senior Citizen’s Centre in Edmonton with a spiel, the reading of the Megillah and all the hamantaschen you could eat. (Photo Supplied).The highlight of our March programming was our Purim celebration: Rabbi Mendy started with reading the Megillah accompanied by three of his sons dressed in funky costumes and audiences booing the name of you know who.  This was followed by a hilarious Purim spiel, original script written by Barry Greenspan z’l enhanced with appropriate updates.  Our special thanks for direction, production and performance to our talented members: Beryl Nahornick, Bev Sonmor, Clarice Switzer, Lewis Wasel, Mel Wyne and Ed Mickelson. Mixed Fruit and Poppy Seed Hamantashen were enjoyed by all and many guests purchased our goodies to treat their loved ones at home.

We wish you Chag Pesach Sameah and look forward to seeing you at our Annual Post Pesach Pancake Party on Tuesday, April 10 at 12 p.m.  Please connect with us over the phone 780-488-4241 or email

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