Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday April 3, 2017

Submission Deadline: 12pm SHARP, Friday March 31. No submissions will be accepted after that time. For ongoing events, please note we can only include the event three times in each six-month period.
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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Due to a technical problem with our online IBP application form, we are asking all applicants who have not heard back from us to contact Paula Egelnick at 403-444-3152 as soon as possible!
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Free Hearing Clinic 
Tuesday March 21 
10:00am - 12:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
We believe every sound connects us to our world. Please call 403-253-8600, ext.0 to book your free screening. In partnership with Connect Hearing.
CTeen Calgary Presents Teen Time
Wednesday March 22
7:00 - 8:00pm  |  at the home of Rabbi Zalmy & Brochie Levin
For Jewish teens grades 8 and up. For more information please contact Rabbi Zalmy & Brochie Levin by email or 403.281.3770. our website
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HAZAK 55+ Presents Tikun Olam: "The Jewish Imperative for Social Justice"
Thursday March 23
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join Rabbi Osadchey for a conversation about the sources for engaging in Tikun Olam in the Jewish tradition as well as several current social justice initiatives at Beth Tzedec. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm and costs $5 per person.  RSVP to the Synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, March 20th.  For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066.
An Island In Time: The True Shabbat Experience
Thursday March 23
7:30pm  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Join us at our new location.  Part of Torah Studies 5777 Season Two  Visit our website, call 403.281.3770 or email for more information.
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Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence - Visit to Calgary Buddhist Temple
Sunday March 26
8:30am  |  bus departure from Beth Tzedec
During our visit we will to listen to the Dharma, the Buddha's teachings, and experience a service conducted in English that includes readings, traditional chanting and a Dharma talk (sermon) by the Sensei that help us to understand and integrate the Dharma into everyday life. Following the service, we are invited to an informal social tea/coffee.  Dress is "respectful" casual.  Please be aware that we do remove our shoes before entering the main hall of the Temple (you are welcome to bring indoor footwear/slippers for warmth and comfort if you wish). RSVP to the office by email or by phone at 403-255-8688.
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Torah for Teens
Sunday March 26
6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Torah for Teens is a monthly dinner and Torah class hosted by Rabbi and Chloe Corber. Come discover how Torah can be brought into the present day to expand our minds and equip us to deal with issues that matter to you today. For more information or to register contact Rabbi Corber by email or 403-255-8688 ext 8.
Parent Support Group
Sunday March 26  |  at the home of Rabbi & Mrs. Matusof
Unwind, relax and socialize at monthly meetings that provide the opportunity for families with special needs individuals to share, explore, suggest and help each other based on their own experiences and knowledge. For more information, please contact Mrs. Rochel Matusof by email or 403.281.3770.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday March 24   
9:45 - 10:30am  |  Calgary JCC
Join our free, half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays through songs, stories, blessings and dance. Program begins at 10:00. Next class on Apr.7 For more information please contact Kathie Wainer at 403-537-8592 or by email.
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Free Nutrition Consultation
Wednesday March 29
10:00am - 12:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Are you eating healthy? Speak to a professional for advice. Pamphlets will be provided. In partnership with Sobeys and Safeway Pharmacy.
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The Sacred Treasures: The Cairo Genizah
Wednesday  March 29
7:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
The Genizah held long-lost books from biblical times, early copies of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world's oldest known page of Jewish sheet music, and much, much more. These documents painted a picture of the way in which medieval Jews and Muslims lived together in relative peace - an inspiration for their descendants today. Rabbi Mark Glickman's multimedia presentation will tell a story of adventure and discovery mixed with religious passion and technological wizardry.  All are welcome. Free Admission. Reception to follow.  For more information, please contact the JHSSA 403-444-3171 or email.
Shalom Baby Playgroup
Thursday March 30
10:30am - 12:00pm  |  Calgary JCC 
Our informal Shalom Baby Group is where everyone is welcome to join us to share the joys and oys of motherhood. Next session on April 20th. For more information, contact Kathie Wainer at 403-537-8592 or   email .
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Torah on Tap for 20-40s
Thursday March 30
7:00pm | Limerick's Pub 7304 Macleod Tr SE
Come socialize, ask, share, and learn Torah in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Don't forget to bring some Jewish questions for clergy, and, as always, the first round is on us. For more information or to register contact Rabbi Corber by email or at 403-255-8688 ext 8.
Why Sacrifices? Behind the Animals and the Altar
Thursday March 30
7:30pm  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Join us at our new location.  Part of Torah Studies 5777 Season Two
Visit our website, call 403.281.3770 or email for more information.
PJ Goes to Preschool at Akiva
Friday March 31
8:45am arrival for 9:00- 10:30am  |  Akiva Academy
This is the perfect opportunity for you to experience a morning at
preschool with your children and join in Kabbalat Shabbat celebrations.  There is no charge, but registration is required (no exceptions)  by Wednesday, March 29. Contact Kathie by email or
403-537-8592 to register or for more information.
PJ Library Chag Sameach Pesach
Sunday April 2
10:30am or  2:00pm   |  Calgary JCC, room 1
PJ Library invites you to our sixth family holiday program generously sponsored by Sam and Ida Switzer.
 Educator Amy Goldberg and musician Karina Szulc will delight us with Pesach stories, songs, crafts and special treats as we learn and celebrate together. There are now two program times for you to choose from. There is no charge but registration is required as space is limited. For more information please contact Kathie Wainer at 403-537-8592 or by email.
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Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking
Sunday April 2
1:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Education and Awareness Program for Teens and Parents
Know the reality, learn about the risks and how to avoid them. Find out how to keep yourself and your friends safe.  For more information, contact rabbicorber@bethtzedec.ca.  Cosponsored by Beth Tzedec Congregation, Temple B'nai Tikvah, BBYO, Jewish Family Service Calgary and Hillel Calgary.

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Spring Refresh
April 2-7
JCC has a refreshing new look and we invite you to come on over and discover everything we have to offer! Spring is a great time for you to refresh your fitness goals and from April 2-7 we will be offering 85 free classes. You can view our full schedule at our website
CTeen Calgary Pre-Pesach Extravaganza
Sunday April 2
For more information please contact Rabbi Zalmy & Brochie Levin by email or 403.281.3770.
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JCC Community Klezmer Band Dance Party 
Monday April 3 
7:30 - 9:00pm | Calgary JCC

Admission by donation. Come dance as if you were at a Jewish wedding. Join us for Eastern European fast-paced and happy music. Enjoy a Samovar Tea Bar.

To Be Free: Is Freedom Subjective?
Monday April 3
7:30pm  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Join us at our new location. A special Passover class.  Part of Torah Studies 5777 Season Two.  Visit our website, call 403.281.3770 or email for more information.
Welcome the New Israeli Consul General Galit Baram
Tuesday April 4
6:00-7:00pm – Dovrei Ivrit (in Hebrew only)
7:00-9:30pm  - Open to the public  |  Calgary JCC
Join us in welcoming the new Consul-General Galit Baram. Ms. Baram took up her current position serving Toronto and Western Canada in August 2016. Before that, she served as Director of the Department for Palestinian Affairs and Regional Cooperation (2013-2016). She has also held international postings in Washington DC, Cairo, and Moscow. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Archeology and English from Tel Aviv University followed by a Master’s Degree in American Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She speaks Hebrew, English, and Russian.  For more information, please contact Judy Shapiro at 403-444-3153 or by email.
PJ Library Preschool Seder
Wednesday April 5 
10:30am  |  The Calgary Jewish Academy
Join PJ Library at the CJA as we celebrate Passover with students in their annual Preschool Passover Seder. For more information please contact Kathie Wainer at 403-537-8592 or by email.
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Welcome Shabbat– Passover Special
Friday April 7
11:00am  |  Calgary JCC
Join us in the JCC lobby for candle lighting, Kiddush, Hamotzi and special Passover activities. 
Hillel's End of the Year BBQ
Sunday April 9
Details TBD. Contact Jordan with questions.
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Teen Connect - Canadian Ninja Warrior 
Sunday April 9
1:00 - 3:00pm | Core Fit, 6481 30 Street SE
Teen Connect invites all grade 7 and 8s to try their skill on the Canadian Ninja Warrior obstacle course. Challenging games, team building, and a chance to have professionals show you the ropes before you take on the course.  $10. Email your RSVP by Wednesday, March 22.
27th Annual Passover Community Seder
Monday April 10 (First Seder)
6:00pm  |   the new Chabad House, 134 Forge Rd SE
Delicious Passover meal with handmade Shmurah Matzah, the four cups of wine, & much more. Please visit our website for more information, call 403.281.3770 or email.
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Beth Tzedec Congregation Second Seder
Tuesday April 11
6:00pm  | Beth Tzedec Congregation
You're Invited to Pesach Services followed by the Second Seder. Please join us for a family-friendly Passover Seder filled with story, song and seasonal delicacies. Led by Rabbi Shaul Osadchey, Cantor Russell Jayne and Rabbi Joshua Corber.  Members: Adult: $45.00 Child (4-11): $20.00.  Guests: Adult: $60.00 Child (4-11) $30.00.  RSVP by Wednesday, April 5th by calling the office at 403-255-8688.
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Second Night Community Passover Seder 
Tuesday April 11 

6:00-9:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Led by Rabbi Mark Glickman from Temple B’nai Tikvah. Adult: $53, Child 4-12: $23; 0-3: Free.  Contact JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253 8600 ext. 0 to purchase your tickets.
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Matza Brei Brunch
Sunday April 16
11:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for some gourmet matza brei creations courtesy of Rabbi Osadchey. $10 per person. RSVP prior to the event to the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688.
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Blood Drive
Monday April 17  
4:00 - 8:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Canadian Blood Services will be holding a blood drive at the JCC. Please consider donating the gift of life. Register here.
Hana's Suitcase
Sunday April 30
2:00pm  |  Storybook Theatre, 375 Bermuda Dr NW
Join Calgary Jewish Federation and StorybookTheatre for a special presentation of Hana's Suitcase, an inventive, multi-media staging
of the true story of a search from Tokyo to Prague to Toronto to uncover the story of Hana Brady and her fate in the Holocaust. Recommended for ages 10+. This performance will be followed by a Q & A session about the play. $25 for adults and $18 for children - Tickets are limited. For information or to purchase tickets, please contact Ilana Krygier Lapides at 403-444-3162 or  email .
The Debaters Live 
Sunday May 7
7:00pm  |  Jack Singer Concert Hall
Hosted by award winning comedian and CBC host, Steve Patterson, this special live event features Steve and two of his favorite comics performing stand-up followed by a comedic debate specially created for Jewish Family Service Calgary. 
Tickets: General Admission $48 / VIP $95 include admission, nosh, meet & greet after the show. To order email us or call 403-287-3510.  Sponsorship opportunities available.
JNF Calgary's Negev Dinner
Wednesday May 10 
5:30 pm Cocktails
6:30 pm Dinner | Beth Tzedec Synagogue

Honouring Mr. Al Osten.  Featuring an Evening of Music and Laughter with special entertainment by the Honourable Tommy Banks and Comedian Simon Rakoff. For more information please visit our website, email us or call the office at 403-255-0295.
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28th Annual Calgary JCC  Sports Dinner presented by ATB Financial
Thursday May 25
6:00pm  |  Beth Tzedec
Join us for an evening featuring Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations – Calgary Flames, and Board of Directors – Rugby Canada. 
Tickets will be on sale soon. Visit our webite for more information.
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Calgary Catchball Training Camp
April 20-23  |  Calgary JCC
We welcome Coach Moodie from Israel for this special training camp, open to women aged 28+ who want to have fun, meet other women, and learn a great game. Register for course #9835 by calling the JCC at 403-253-8600 or going to our website.
Israeli Consul
An Israeli consular official is coming to Calgary on June 4 and will see people who have consular issues requiring a personal appearance. To get on the list for an appointment, contact Judy Shapiro by email.
Integrated Bursary Program (IBP)
Calgary Jewish Federation's Integrated Bursary Program (IBP) can help you if you find it's a financial struggle to participate fully in Jewish life in our community. Fill out the application form online, or contact Paula Egelnick by email or phone: 403-444-3152
Post Secondary Scholarships
The Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary (JCFC) has been granting post-secondary scholarships since 1998.  Scholarships are granted annually from a number of our endowment funds for students pursuing post-secondary education. Awards may be granted on the basis of need and/or merit, including academic merit, community leadership and future life plans. Deadline is April 17, 2017.  Apply at our website.
Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework International Convention
May 21-23  |  Atlanta, Georgia
The International convention "I Have a Dream" includes workshops taught by recognized teachers highlighting opportunities to learn a variety of needle art and design approaches, with 26 classes to choose from. Kosher meals. Non –member registration is welcome.For information about The Pomegranate Guild and Convention registration go this website.
Calgary Jewish Slo-Pitch
Interested in playing slo-pitch with other members of the Jewish community? Calgary Jewish Slo-Pitch is currently recruiting new players to join for the 2017 season. We are a group of adults that play slo-pitch one night per week in Calgary from May through August. The group is open to adults of all skill levels looking to join a fun and serious slo-pitch league. For more information and/or to register please contact Tevie Lipton by email.
Survival of a Nation
Evening Option Starting May 9
Morning Option Starting May 10
Exploring Israel 50 years from the Six Day War.  A new six session course brought to you by the Calgary JLI. website  phone: 403.281.3770, email.  
Teen Camp
Two awesome weeks for ages 13-16: July 10-14 & July 17-21. Come for one week or both. Special trips, amazing activities & more. Register online, or contact us at 403-281-3770 or email.
Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
July 3 to August 4
Registration is now open for children ages 3 through 12, Kiddie, Junior, & Pioneer divisions. Fun educational programming, amazing field trips, sports, specialty options program, swimming, arts and crafts, theme days, late nights, and much more. Daily lunch and snacks are provided at no extra cost. Register today online. For more information please visit our website, or contact us at 403-281-3770 or by email.
JFSC is looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to join our Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or Finance; 8-10 years’ experience in private or public practice with past audit and reporting to senior management or board of director experience; and experience in dealing with NFP entities whether through audit, board tenure, or CRA tax rules and regulation. CPA designation required. Please submit CV to Dr. Stanley Mayer by email by March 31, 2017.
Program Consultant - Montefiore Institute
The Program Consultant will assist in the continued operations and further development of the interpretation program for the Montefiore Institute exhibit (or Little Synagogue) at Heritage Park. The exhibit provides a venue for the sharing of the history, culture and traditions of Jewish immigrants to western Canada. The contract runs from April1 – December 31, 2017.  Hours will vary weekly throughout that time, with more time required in spring, and an average of one day per week throughout summer and fall.  This is a fee for service contract, up to a maximum of 200 hours. Contact Bob Pearson at 403-268-8614 or email.
Paid and Volunteer Interpreters - Montefiore Institute
Heritage Park is looking for people, 15 years or older, who would be interested in volunteering or employment as paid Interpreters in the Little Synagogue. For paid work, please forward your resume by April 1, 2017 to Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Drive SW., Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X3, Attn: Human Resources Dept.; Fax 403-268-8554; email.  Please mention your interest in the Little Synagogue.  Application forms can be found at our website – in the “Join our Team” Section. To volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email.
Bruchim Habayim
Need somewhere to go for a Pesach Seder? Have room at your table for a guest? Karina Szulc, our Shalom Calgary Coordinator can make the connection through our Bruchim Habayim program, so no one is alone on Passover. Call her at 403-389-6994 or email.
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Calgary BBYO and JCC Membership
Calgary BBYO members are now 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®
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. Kesher Club provides wonderful opportunities for adults who are cognitively challenged to explore and grow through a variety of fun and stimulating 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.

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