shtetl Edmonton

Alberta’s ‘Shtetl’

10/10/2011 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Edmonton, Alberta — At a Friday night Shabbat dinner, one of the guests at the table lovingly refers to “our shtetl Edmonton.”

It’s a sign of the strong sense of community that Jews feel in this northern Alberta city on the western Canadian prairie.

Though numbering only about 5,000, the community’s relatively small size masks an underlying communal strength.

The huge indoor wave pool at the West Edmonton Mall.
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