The Project

Sde Nehemia is a kibbutz in northern Israel, located in the Upper Galilee. The mission of the community is to instill values of leadership and a love of country that translates into a desire to contribute and help build a strong and vibrant future.  Proceeds from this campaign will support the construction of an outdoor fitness area with uniquely designed fitness equipment, providing the community with the necessary tools and opportunity to offer group and individual training sessions for youth and young adults in the region. The park development also includes an outdoor Amphitheatre and a Synagogue, an ideal area for hosting community social gatherings, lectures and tour groups. With your generosity, we will honour Gayle’s legacy through this important social project that will enhance the quality of life for those living in the periphery of northern Israel.


Gayle Tallman

Gayle Tallman’s career has been devoted to community service. She dedicated her life to inspiring Jewish identity and leadership, impacting the lives of many along the way. She began her career with Camp BB Riback and later moved to City Supervisor positions with BBYO. Rising through the ranks, Gayle has served as the Executive Director of, Jewish Federation of Edmonton, United Jewish Appeal, and the Edmonton Jewish Community Center.

Gayle developed and coordinated the Coast to Coast Canada March of the Living delegation that continues to take tens of thousands of people annually through an emotional Jewish experience in Poland and Israel, known best for her ability to create a unique sense of family on every trip. She is a trained and certified Spielberg Foundation Shoah Interviewer and an Anne Frank Award recipient for her work in creating Edmonton’s first Facing Hate Holocaust Symposium for High Schools that continues to teach compassion and ethics, through the lessons of the Holocaust.

Gayle also worked to help ensure Edmonton had a Holocaust monument on Provincial grounds and developed initiatives such as the Hate Crimes Committee with our Edmonton Police Services. Please join in celebrating Gayle’s commitment to inspiring Jewish identity and leadership.

When & Where

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Join us from the comfort of your home!

In support of creating an outdoor fitness area with uniquely designed fitness equipment in Sde Nehemia.

Income tax deductible receipts will be issued at year end for the maximum amount allowable by law

Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Edmonton

JNF Edmonton
100-10220 156 St
Edmonton, Alberta
T5P 2R1

Jay Cairns
Executive Director
Tel: (780) 481-7881
Fax: (780) 487-4747
Email: edm@jnf.ca