Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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The Canadian Jewish Experience
Until July 6
The Canadian Jewish Experience, was developed for  the sesquicentennial and opened in Ottawa this spring. Calgarian  Sandra Morton Weizman did the research and writing for the exhibit. The e xhibit will be on display at the Calgary JCC until July 6.
JAC's Drinks After Work - Stampede Sneak a Peek
Thursday July 6
5:30pm  |   Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey,  1136 Kensington Rd NW
Drinks After Work is a great way to start your Stampede partying. Mosey on out to schmooze in your boots - same time as the Sneak-a-Peek. Transportation provided between Kensington and the Stampede Grounds. For more information contact Jordan.
HOJMI Stampede Breakfast
Sunday July 9
10:00 am – 12:00pm  |  HOJMI parking lot
No charge, everyone welcome.
JACfit - Hike at Borgeau Lake
Sunday July 9
10:00am  | trailhead - see map
Beautiful secluded Bourgeau Lake awaits your arrival after this great hike (4-5 hour round trip). This is the second of a series of JAC get-togethers in the great outdoors. Watch here for other JACfit events throughout the summer, or check here (click on the name of the hike). For more information contact Jordan.
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Seniors Trip to Heritage Park
Tuesday July 11
10:00am - 2:30pm
Come and enjoy a few hours at Heritage Park. Meet at JCC at 9:45 and bring a snack, lunch, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.  Please RSVP by July 6 to Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-287-3510.
Seating is limited so sign up early.  In partnership with Jewish Family Services Calgary and the City of Calgary.  Cost: $10 (includes transportation, admission and rides) 
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Living a Jewish Life: Two Personal Reflections
July 16 – August 13  
Opening Reception: July 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm|  Calgary JCC
The paintings and paper works by Chana Nell McKereghan and Ella  Singer reflect our love of Israel, the Jewish people, and Judaism.  Both  artists portray their love of Israel through paintings of Migdal David and Old  Yaffa.  For further information on Betzalel Arts, please contact Jennifer Eiserman by email.
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Jerusalem of Gold & Tech – Capital of Innovation.  
Monday July 17
7:30pm  |  Beth Tzedec Congregation
A TED Talk style event presented by the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, The Jerusalem Foundation, and Beth Tzedec Congregation. Topics:  Jerusalem’s Population – What Does the Future Hold?  Raising a Start-Up Nation.  The Making of a Serial Entrepreneur.  Marketing Innovation: Changing Israel and the World.  Pre-registration required for this FREE event. Reception following.  For registration and more information, go to our website , email, or call  403-297-0605.
Surviving and Thriving - Transitioning to Adulthood

Tuesday July 25
6:30 - 8:30pm  |  Calgary JCC
The first of a series of educational seminars and workshops for parents and guardians of children and youth with special needs. Lorna Selig from The Children's Link will make a presentation with an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about: PDD: Persons with Developmental Disabilities, AISH: Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped, OPG: Office of the Public Guardianship (Guardianship/ Trusteeship), and Transition Planning. To register and for more information, contact Karina at 403-389-6994 or  email.
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Building Community: A Walking Tour of Historic Jewish Calgary
Sunday July 30
10:30am - 12:30pm  |  Meet: Municipal Plaza, by City Hall.
Thursday August 3
1:00 -3:00pm  |   Meet: Municipal Plaza, by City Hall.
Harry Sanders will be our guide to the early Jewish presence in Calgary. His illustrated tour will highlight locations and stories important to the community from the 1880s to the end of the Second World War. For more information, please contact the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta by email or 403-444-3171.
Presented with the support of a Government of Canada Canada 150 Community Foundation Grant, as part of a larger project that will include the creation of an online, self-guided tour. 
Newcomer Meet and Greet
Sunday  July 30
11:00am -3:00pm  |   Lake Midnapore
Bring your own picnic and blanket. Games, playground, sandy beach and more.  Limited spots available.  Bring hat, sunscreen and everything you need for a sunny day at the beach.  We will treat you with snacks.  By registration only,  RSVP by July 21  to Karina by email.
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Tisha B'av- Megillat Eicha Reading
Monday July 31
Tuesday August 1
7:45am and 6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Tisha B'av, the fast of the Ninth of Av, is observed each year as a day of mourning and commemoration by Jews worldwide. Please join us Monday night as we recite the Megillah of Eicha (Lamentations). Please remember to bring a flashlight.  August 1st is a fast day with prayer services. Please note that during the August 1st Mincha service at 6:00pm we don tefillin and read the special prayer "Nachem" for the only time during the year in anticipation of the redemption of the Jewish people.
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Garage Sale
Wednesday August 9
9:00am – 1:30pm | Bertha Gold Senior Residence Apartments
Calgary JCC will be holding a garage sale in partnership with Jewish Family Services. If you have any good clothing or household items to donate please contact Nessie at (403) 587-8599 or Albina at (403) 287-3510 to arrange time to deliver. 
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Bark Mitzvah – A Party for Our Dogs

Sunday August 20 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm  | Calgary JCC field, rain or shine.

Fun activities for four and two-legged creatures. Games, treats, trick contest, agility, dog behaviour, ask the vet, doggy arts & crafts, beauty parlor & spa, puppy adoption. Come meet and sniff. Muzzle Tov. Dogs must be on leash at all times. To volunteer contact Shula by emailTo get your free ticket and to enter your name for our draws visit our website.

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Seniors Trip to the Calgary Zoo
Tuesday August 22
9:00am - 2:30pm
Enjoy a few hours at the Calgary Zoo. Meet at JCC at 8:45 and bring a snack, lunch, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.  Please RSVP by August 16 to Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-287-3510. Seating is limited so sign up early.  In partnership with Jewish Family Services Calgary and the City of Calgary.  Cost: $3 
Surviving and Thriving - Living with Autism

Wednesday August 23
6:30pm  | Calgary JCC
The second in a series of educational seminars and workshops for parents and guardians of children and youth with special needs. Anne Morgan and Maria Vial from Autism Calgary will share information to  help family, friends, and neighbours better relate to children with autism. To register and for more information, contact Karina at 403-389-6994 or email.
3rd annual Martin, Staniloff & Thal Charity Golf Classic.
Thursday August 24  
Lunch and registration 12:00 pm
Tee time 1:30 pm  |  D'Arcy Ranch Golf Course, Okotoks 
Banquet and awards to follow. Registration: $250/golfer, $450/couples, $900/foursomes. Entry deadline: August 11th, 2017. For more information, to register or to become a sponsor contact JFSC, call 403-287-3510, or visit our website. Proceeds to support JFSC’s programs to assist Calgarians living in under-privileged situations.
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Seniors BBQ
Wednesday September 6
11:00am – 1:30pm | Bertha Gold Senior Residence Apartments
Please join us for an afternoon BBQ.  RSVP by September 1 to Nessie at (403) 587-8599 or Albina at (403) 287-3510 call 403-253-8600, ext.0. $5 per person.
Extreme Makeover Divine Addition 
Wednesdays, beginning July 12 for 3 weeks.
Chabad of Alberta 134 Forge Rd. SE
A Virtual Tour of our Holy Temple. F or more information and to register  visit our website or email.
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Summer Swimming Lessons
In July and August, Calgary JCC will be offering 35 group swimming lessons and 30 private lesson times. For more information, or to register, visit calgaryjcc.com or contact Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600 ext.0.
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Camp JCC 2017
July 4 to September 1
Join us for a summer of fun. Sports, arts and everything else in between - and we have just added two new technology camps. Ages 3 to 12. For more information and to download our summer camp guide, click here. 
Teen Camp
July 10-14 & July 17-21
Two awesome weeks for ages 13-16.  Come for one week or both. Special trips. Amazing activities and more. Register online, or contact us at 403-281-3770 or email.
Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
July 3 - August 4
Ages 3 through 12. Daily Lunch and snacks are provided at no extra cost. Register today online. Kiddie, Junior, & Pioneer divisions with fun educational programming, amazing field trips, sports, specialty options program, swimming, arts and crafts, theme days, late nights, and much much more. For more information please visit our website, or contact us at 403-281-3770 or by email.
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Shul School - A unique approach to Jewish education
10:00am – 12:00pm  |   Beth Tzedec Congregation
Beginning September 10, 2017
Ages 4-9
Shul's cool at Shul School where kids enjoy music, arts and crafts, and much more. Infuse your home and community with a love of Judaism. Your child will learn: Prayer and Blessings, Bible Stories, Holidays, Mitzvot, Jewish Ethics, Hebrew and more! For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber by email or call 403-255-8688 ext. 8. To enroll, please contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email.
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B'nai Mitzvah Program
4:00 - 5:30pm  |   Beth Tzedec Congregation
Beginning September 5, 2017
Ages 10-13
Each student receives personalized instruction and attention. We are committed to making your child's journey toward Jewish adulthood an exciting and memorable experience. Your child will learn: To lead Shabbat Prayers, Hebrew reading/comprehension, observance of mitzvot, what it means to become a Jewish adult in 2017 and more. For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber by email or call 403-255-8688 ext. 8. To enroll, contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email.
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Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert - Call for performers
Calgary JCC is preparing a Leonard Cohen tribute concert on Sunday, October 29, 2017. If you are a professional or emerging musician, drama performer or dancer in our community and would like participate in that event, please apply by contacting Shula Banchik, JCC Arts & Culture Manager by email.
Casino Fundraiser
Please volunteer for Calgary Jewish Federation’s upcoming casino on Sunday, September 10 or Monday, September 11. We need general managers, bankers, cashiers, chiprunners and countroom staff. Day and evening shifts available. CJF funds important Jewish community services: Integrated Bursary Program, PJ Library, mikvah, kashrut, community relations and security, Holocaust and Human Rights Education and so much more. Great way to make an impact in the community. For more information and/or to volunteer, contact Irena Karshenbaum at (403) 537-8594 or email.
Bruchim Habayim
Need somewhere to go for Shabbat or a Holiday meal? Have room at your table for a guest? Karina Szulc, our Shalom Calgary Coordinator can make the connection through our Bruchim Habayim program. Call her at 403-389-6994 or email.
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Calgary BBYO and JCC Membership
Calgary BBYO members are entitled to a 1-year individual JCC membership with purchase of BBYO membership. Contact Joel Zimmerman by  email .
Miriam's Well
Food donations are gratefully accepted for Miriam's Well. You can drop off non-perishable items to the donation bin in the JCC. Making a habit of donating will benefit those in need.
Chevra Kadisha information
Listings of funerals and unveiling information are available on the Chevra Kadisha website. Click  HERE .
Kosher Food in the Hospital
You can order kosher food during a stay in the hospital, but you have to follow the correct procedure. Please call Jewish Community Chaplain Sari Shernofsky at 403-251-6507, for further information or if you or a family member would appreciate a hospital visit. Please click here for more information.
Shalom Baby
Has there been an addition to your family?
Shalom Baby welcomes new babies and their parents to the Calgary Jewish community by providing free Shalom Baby gift bags filled with information, resources and gifts from Jewish organizations in the city. We invite new parents and grandparents to share the joyful news of a new baby in our community with us and we will arrange for the delivery of a Shalom Baby gift bag. Please email Kathie Wainer or phone 403-537-8592.
PJ Library®

Are you moving this summer?  Please remember to update your address with PJ Library. Email Kathie with your address changes.

PJ Library® sends eligible children between the ages of six months and eight years a Jewish content book or CD every month directly to their homes at no cost. If you would like to register a child or get more information about this incredible free Jewish literacy program, please email Kathie Wainer or phone 403-537-8592.
Kesher Klub (Inclusion)
Our community prides itself on being inclusive. The Kesher program provides wonderful opportunities for Jewish adults with disabilities to explore and grow through a variety of Jewish recreational, social and inclusive activities. Please contact Karina Szulc for more information at 403-389-6994 or by email.
News from Israel and the Jewish World

For up to the minute news and insights on Israel and the Jewish world, please click here.

ePom is published on the first and third Monday of each month (or the next business day after Jewish or statutory holidays) except July and August which are first Mondays only. The submission deadline is noon on the Friday prior to publication (Thursday before a holiday Friday).

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