Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday March 19, 2018

Submission Deadline: 12pm SHARP, Friday March 16 . No submissions will be accepted after that time. Please note we can only list an event three times in a six-month period. Please scroll to the bottom to see other publication information.
The Messianic Prophecies
Monday March 5
7:30pm | HOJMI
A class with Rabbi Yisroel Miller, no fee everyone is welcome.
Art and Soul: Creativity as a Means to Touch the Divine
Thursday March 8
7:30pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
Part of Torah Studies Season 2.  our website, email, 403-281-3770.
A Case of Unbeknownst Defamation
Thursday March 8
7:30pm | HOJMI
A class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern, no fee everyone is welcome.
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Inclusion Shabbat
Friday March 9 | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Part of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Special guest speaker.
The Battle for the Jewish Mind: The debate over philosophy in the Middle Ages
Shabbat March 10 and 17
8:15am | HOJMI
A class with Dr. Eliezer Segal.
Insights into Parshas Vayakheil and Pikudai
Sunday March 11
9:00am | HOJMI
A class with Rabbi Chayim Safren.
Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence Program - Taste of Judaism: Hindu Edition
Sunday March 11
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for a culinary adventure as our guest chef, Rika Ruparell (Dr. Tinu Ruparell’s mother), guides us through a typical menu in a Hindu home. Hear Rika’s story and participate in cooking her favourite Hindu dishes. Class is limited to 20 participants. RSVP to the synagogue office by email or phone 403-255-8688.
JACfit Nordic: Snowshoeing
Sunday March 11
11:00am |  Rummel Lake
Get out and enjoy winter at this year's JACfit Nordic events. Next event: Mar. 25 - cross country ski at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
L’Dor V’Dor - Sharing Our Memories
Sunday March 11
12:30pm | Calgary JCC
An inter-generational lunch honouring Holocaust Survivors. Purchase tickets online or at the Calgary JCC Customer Service Desk. For more information contact Ilana Krygier Lapides at 403-444-3162 or email . Appropriate for ages 12 and up. $9 / person. This program was made possible by HRDC - New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Insights into our Daily Amidah prayer: Personal Requests
Monday March 12 and 19
7:30pm | HOJMI
A class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern, no fee everyone is welcome
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Seniors Luncheon
Tuesday March 13
11:45am - 1:45pm | Calgary JCC
A lovely way to spend a Tuesday afternoon with friends, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a home cooked meal and wonderful entertainment by Joel Zimmerman. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. Buy your tickets at the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Cost: $5 
Calgary Interfaith Council Bible Study: The Suffering Servant
Tuesday March 13
12:00pm and
Wednesday March 14
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
One of the most contested sections of the Bible is the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah known as the “Suffering Servant.” Rev. Natasha Brubaker and Rabbi Shaul Osadchey will lead a joint two session study of this Biblical section for members of Beth Tzedec and St. Martin’s Anglican Church. Both are at Beth Tzedec. There is no charge and the public is invited. Please contact Rabbi Osadchey with any questions. Please Register here .
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Estate Planning
Wednesday March 14
6:30 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for a presentation on safeguarding your legacy/significance. Learn about what is needed to protect your family with a comprehensive estate plan. Coffee and snacks provided. RSVP to Nessie at 403-537-8599. Free. In partnership with MacMillan Estate Planning.
Teen Time
Wednesday March 14 
Where fun, food & great discussions meet. For teens grades 8-12. Visit our website , email , or call 403-281-3770 for more info.
Shalom Baby Playgroup
Thursday March 15
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for our informal, relaxed Baby Group. Meet new moms, shmooze and make friends. Share the joys and oys of new parenthood in an informal and relaxed environment. This group is for babies from birth until two years old.
Personal Dignity vs. Family Name
Thursday March 15
7:30pm | HOJMI
A Gemara class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern, no fee everyone is welcome.
Delheim Shabbat Dinner
Friday March 16
6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Start your observance of Shabbat at Beth Tzedec with a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat. Then stay for Friday night dinner and help us welcome students from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. $35 - Members, $50 - Guests. Please contact Cantor Russ: email or 403-255-8688 ext. 4 if you have any questions. RSVP to the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 by Wednesday, March 7.
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Shabbat School Model Seder
Saturday March 17 | Temple B'nai Tikvah
For more information, call 403-252-1654.
Insights into Parsha Vayikra
Sunday March 18
9:00am | HOJMI
A class with Rabbi Chayim Safren
PJ Chag Sameach Pesach
Sunday March 18
10:30am-12:00pm - First session
2:00-3:30pm - Second session | Calgary JCC
PJ Chag Sameach Pesach is fast becoming our most popular program. Come learn about this important holiday and sing with your children. MaNishtanah, hadgadya and other favourites.
Songs, stories, crafts and Pesach treats. There is no charge, but registration is required. PJ Library programs are geared to children under the age of 8. Please register by contacting Kathie Wainer 403-537-8592.
Delheim Concert: From Bimah to Broadway
Sunday March 18
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for a lively concert featuring Cantor Russ and students from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America as they highlight the music of the Western Cantorial Tradition all the way from the Bimah to Broadway. Open to the community, free of charge. Please contact Cantor Russ: email or 403-255-8688 ext. 4 if you have any questions.
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Women’s Seder
Sunday March 18
6:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
For more information, call 403-252-1654.
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Blood Drive - Donors Needed
Monday March 19
4:00 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
Your donation gives someone more time to enjoy and spend time with family and friends. And nothing could be better than that. Book your appointment online now.
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Nutrition Seminar
Wednesday March 21
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Learn from a specialist about the correct portions of food groups to keep you healthy, and learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle. In partnership with Sobeys and Safeway Pharmacy. Free.
PJ Preschool Seder at the Calgary Jewish Academy
Wednesday March 21
10:30am | Calgary Jewish Academy
Join PJ Library at the Calgary Jewish Academy's Preschool Seder and celebrate Passover with students and families at their annual Preschool Passover Seder. There is no charge, but registration is required by Friday March 16. Email or phone 403-537-8592
20-40s Shabbat Dinner
Friday March 23
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for a spirited and musical Kabbalat Shabbat (6:00pm) service followed by warm dinner, drinks, smiles and friends. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by emailing or by calling 403-255-8688.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday March 23
9:45am for 10am start | Calgary JCC
Join our free, fun half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays with songs, dance and brachot. There is no need to register but contact Kathie or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.
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Shabbat Shiraz
Friday March 23
7:15pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Bring your favorite bottle of wine—we supply the cheese. Followed by Kabbalat Shabbat service.
The National Minyan League’s First Ever Trivia Challenge Event
Sunday March 25
4:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Calling all NML Players and Platinum Minyanaires. Come and join us for a late afternoon game of trivia along with a kibbutz, fun, tasty snacks, and of course bragging rights for the winning players. Earn points for your team just by coming out to play. For information, please email Susan. RSVP to the office at 403-255-8688 or email .
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Hearing Screening Clinic
Monday March 26
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC 
Come receive a complimentary screening. To book an appointment, contact JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. In partnership with Connect Hearing.
Hazak 55+ Presents: Unraveling the Story of the Canadian WWII Jewish Internment Camp
Wednesday March 28
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Rabbi Osadchey will share the unknown story of the Sherbrooke Internment Camp that housed German Jews who had escaped persecution in Germany in the 1930s and fled to Britain. Lunch will be served at 12 noon, $5 per person, with the program to follow. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, March 26th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066.
28th Annual Community Passover Seder
Friday March 30 - 1st Seder
6:00pm | Chabad Calgary Campus.
Join us for a delicious Passover meal, handmade Shmurah matzah, four cups of wine and more.
our website , phone: 403-281-3770.
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Second Night Community Passover Seder 
Saturday March 31 
6:00 - 9:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Join us for our annual Seder, led by Rabbi Mark Glickman. 
Early Bird: Adult: $ 55; Child (4-12): $ 26; Child (0-3): Free 
After March 16: Adult: $ 62; Child (4-12): $ 31; Child (0-3): Free
Purchase your tickets before March 23 from the JCC Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0. Event code: 11154 
Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Wednesday April 11
6:30 pm | Calgary JCC Holocaust Memorial Wall
7:30 pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join Calgary Jewish Federation as we commemorate this important day: Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. For more information, contact Ilana Krygier Lapides , 403-444-3162.
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Yom HaZikaron 
Tuesday April 17 
7:00 - 8:00pm | Temple B’nai Tikvah 
Come together in community for a traditional Yom HaZikaron event with prayer, poetry, music, and readings. Sponsored by Temple B’nai Tikvah and Calgary Jewish Federation. Free
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Yom HaAtzmaut 
Wednesday April 18 
6:00 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC 
It’s Israel’s 70th year. Join us as we celebrate this milestone with festive music, food, and activities. Free.
Lil's Legacy: Celebrate with Us
Sunday April 29
1:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Help us honour Lil Faider, a long time board member of Jewish Family Service Calgary, and a model of interfaith understanding and cooperation. For more information or to become a sponsor call 403-287-3510, email or visit our website.
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29th Annual Calgary JCC Sports Dinner presented by ATB Financial
Thursday May 24
6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for Calgary JCC’s 29th Annual Sports Dinner presented by ATB Financial featuring Doug Flutie, three-time Grey Cup champion and MVP. For more information visit our website . For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities email Lynne Preston.
7th Annual Holy One Golf Celebration and Casual Steak Dinner
Tuesday June 26 |  River Spirit Golf Club
Supporting the Friendship Circle of Calgary and programming for children with special needs. Stay tuned for more information. website, email , 403-281-3770.
Shmura Matzah
For over 28 years Chabad Alberta has imported Shmurah matzah to Calgary and Alberta. Become a part of this uplifting tradition. Orders can be placed online or call 403-281-3770.
Calgary Jewish Slo-Pitch
Calgary Jewish Slo-Pitch is currently recruiting new players to join for the 2018 season. We play 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 .
CKids Model Matzah Bakery
A CKids Pre Pesach Program. Contact CKids Calgary: our website email , or call 403-281-3770 for more information.
JCFC Scholarships
Application are now open for the 2018 Post Secondary Scholarships.
For more information and deadline dates please go to our website or call the office at 403-640-2273.
Birthright Israel
Registration is open for Birthright Israel trips. See Israel for free if you're 18-26 years old. New this year: trips for 27-32 year olds. For more information, contact Jordan Waldman by email or 403-444-3146.
Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
July 2 - August 3
Kiddie, Junior, Pioneer, & Teen Divisions. Lunches & Snacks served daily at no extra charge. Early Bird Special ends April 30th. Visit our website for more info or call 403-281-3770.
Dov z’l & Arlein Chetner Chai Essay Contest
Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary Presents the 2018 Dov z’l & Arlein Chetner Chai Essay Contest. Topic: International recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could help the prospects for peace in the Middle East. First Prize $2,700. Second Prize $1,800. Third Prize $900 All entries must be received prior to May 18, 2018 Rules and Registration form online or email . Phone 403-640-2273
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Yom HaAtzmaut - Call for Performers 
Calgary JCC is seeking singers who would like to participate in a Star Search style event for Yom HaAtzmaut (Kochav Nolad). Performers are asked to select Israeli songs (some sheet music available by request) in Hebrew or English and submit a video of themselves performing one or two songs by email to Tania Guerrero, Arts and Culture Coordinator by email . Please include the title and original artist as well as your full contact information in the email. Those selected will perform in the JCC's Yom HaAtzmaut celebration on April 18.
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CJA Spring Break /Passover Camp Registration
March 26-29, April 2-6
Registration opens February 21 for members and February 28 for public. To register contact the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. For more information contact Doralynn Fiddler at 403-537-8593 or email .
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CBE Spring Break Camp Registration
March 23, 26-29, April 2 | Calgary JCC
Registration opens: February 21 for members and February 28 for public. To register contact the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. For more information contact Doralynn Fiddler at 403-537-8593 or email .
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Spring Program Registration
Registration for our Spring Program will open on March 4 at 8:00am for JCC members and on March 7 at 8:00am for the public. For all the details, view our program guide on our website.
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Camp JCC Summer Camp Registration
Registration is now open for JCC members and will open on Sunday, March 11 for the public. Register before March 25 and receive a 5% discount. Camp JCC is offered from July 3 to August 31 for children ages 3-12 years old. Get ready for nine weeks of fun, developing friendships – turning moments into memories that will be forever cherished! For details and to download our camp brochure and registration form, visit our website .
One Happy Camper
Get up to $1000 towards a first-time camp experience. New this year: a $700 grant for 12-18 day sessions. Some restrictions apply. For more information, contact Judy Shapiro by email or 403-444-3153.
Volunteer at JFSC
JFSC is in need of volunteers of all ages, stages and talents to touch the lives of those most in need in our community by working together with our staff to provide innovative and vitally needed services like our ESL program, food delivery, grocery shopping for clients, reception and more. Please visit our website for details or call our Volunteer Coordinator at 403-287-3510.
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JCC Arts and Culture
Calgary JCC is looking for volunteers who could assist with our Arts & Culture events. We are looking for individuals who would be willing to help with set up for food and vendors, greeters, coat check, and other general event support. Please contact Tania Guerrero by email if you are interested in helping us.
JFSC is looking for compassionate, gentle caregivers with a passion for the elderly to provide care to Holocaust Survivors so they are able to continue living comfortably and independently in their own home. Responsibility, compassion, time management, trustworthiness are the key traits we are looking for. Russian language an asset. Visit the careers page for details.
Campaign Associate and Office Administrator
JNF Calgary is seeking to fill an immediate contract part-time role. The candidate should have the flexibility of moving in and out of full time when required as back-up support for the office admin role when necessary. For more information please go to our website  and respond in confidence to Sandra Fayerman, Executive Director email or 403-255-0297.
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 .
Beth Tzedec Congregation National Minyan League
Sign ups for our National Minyan League teams are always welcome. If you have been to our services to observe shiva or to say Kaddish, please consider paying this forward by joining a team. Or perhaps you just want to perform a mitzvah. The commitment is only once a month and you can come in the morning or the evening or both, whichever works best for your schedule. Email Susan for more details or to sign up.
Get an NCSY Fridge Magnet with Candlelighting times
To receive a magnet, please contact the HOJMI office 403.259.3230 or email us. The magnet can be viewed on our website .
Calgary BBYO and JCC Membership
Buying a BBYO membership for your grade 9-12 student entitles your teen to a one year JCC membership for free.  Email  Joel Zimmerman for more details.
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® Calgary
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.

PJ Library® Calgary for Russian-Speaking Families
PJ Library Calgary and Calgary Jewish Federation are excited to invite you to join PJ Library Calgary for Russian-Speaking Families a new program for families who speak Russian and would like their children to learn about Jewish culture and maintain their Russian and Hebrew language skills. For the first time, PJ Library will now offer quality educational programs, events and holiday celebrations in Russian as well. For information about this new program for Russian speakers and to register your children for PJ Library, contact Veronika Havkin at 587-707-2077 or email . See this ad in Russian here .
Kesher (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 .
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