Edmonton's Jewish history dates back to the arrival of Abraham and Rebecca Cristall in 1893. Abe was a notable clothier and foundational in Edmonton's budding Jewish community, forming the Edmonton Hebrew Association in 1906.

The post-war years saw rapid growth in both the Jewish and general population. As a result, several new synagogues were built in the city’s West End, reflecting the community’s shift away of the core. In recent decades, Alberta’s booming economy has brought increased Jewish immigration, and with them the creation of Edmonton chapters for prominent international Jewish organizations that hold strong ties to their Israeli homeland.