Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday June 5, 2017

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A Rabbi in Jordan: An Evening of Stories and Reflection
Monday May 15
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join Rabbi Shaul and Bobbie Osadchey as they shares stories from their recent trip to Jordan where they accepted the King Abdullah II UN World Interfaith Harmony Week First Prize on behalf of the  Calgary Interfaith Council. Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Beth Tzedec at 403-255-8688 or email.
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Free Hearing Clinic  
Tuesday May 16
10:00 – 11:30am  |  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.
Part Two of Survival of a Nation: Anti-Israel Sentiment
Tuesday May 16
7:30pm or
Wednesday May 17
9:30am  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world? P resented by the Calgary JLI.  Register today online or call 403.281.3770.  our website.
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Bingo Evening
Wednesday May 17 
6:00 – 8:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Join us for a fun evening playing Bingo. Light refreshments served. Russian translators will be available. Please RSVP before May 17 to Nessie at (403) 537-8599 or email. I n partnership with Future Smiles Denture Clinic.
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Tzed Med Talks: Be Good to Your Gut: What Science Says About Optimizing Your Digestive Health, with Dr. Gil Kaplan 
Wednesday May 17
7:00pm  |  Beth Tzedec Congregation
The University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and Beth Tzedec Congregation Present  Tzed Med Talks Medical Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments following lecture. Please contact  Beth Tzedec at 403-255-8688 or email to RSVP.
Shalom Baby Playgroup
Thursday May 18
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 June 15. For more information, contact Kathie Wainer at 403-537-8592 or   email .
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HAZAK 55+ Presents: 
Jewish Ideas on the Afterlife with Rabbi Corber
Thursday May 18
12:00 - 2:00pm  |  Beth Tzedec Congregation
What happens to us when we die? No one knows for sure. Jewish scholars have dodged the question for years, and encouraged us to focus on our actions in this lifetime. That, however, hasn't stopped us from developing a wide array of afterlife scenarios throughout the Biblical, Rabbinical, Medieval, and Modern eras. Join Rabbi Corber as he takes us through all of these perspectives, some of which will surprise you.  Lunch will be served at 12:00pm and costs $5 per person. RSVP to the Synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by May 16th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066.
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Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence, Sensei Ken Madden
Lecture Series #2
Thursday May 18
7:00 - 9:00pm  |  Beth Tzedec Congregation
Q & A: What We Haven’t Learned.  Please contact  Beth Tzedec at 403-255-8688 or email to RSVP.
The Heart of the Deal
Thursday May 18  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Giving G-d Possession of Our Faculties -  Part of Torah Studies Season 3 presented by the Calgary JLI.  Register today online or call 403.281.3770. Our website.
Making Sense of the Census - Why G-d Counts the Jewish People
Thursday May 18  |   Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Part of Torah Studies Season 3 presented by the Calgary JLI.
Register today  online or call 403.281.3770.  Our website.
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Torah on Tap
Thursday May 18
7:00 - 9:00pm  |  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.
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Beth Tzedec Tot Shabbat 
Shabbat May 20
10:45am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Parents with young children are invited to a Shabbat service aimed at engaging young minds and turning them on to the magic and majesty of Shabbat. For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber by email  or 403-255-8688 ext 8.
Part Three of Survival of a Nation - Preemptive Strikes
Tuesday May 23
7:30pm or
Thursday May 24
9:30am  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta  
What are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?
Presented by the Calgary JLI.  Register today online or call 403.281.3770. Our website.
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Free Smart Testing  - Diabetes
Wednesday May 24
10:00am - 12:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Smart testing can help you control diabetes. Speak to the specialist and find out about testing your meters and understanding the numbers.  In partnership with Safeway/Sobey's Pharmacy.
CTeen Calgary Presents Teen Time
Wednesday May 24
7:00 - 8:00pm  |  at the home of Rabbi Zalmy & Brochie Levin
Where fun, food, & great discussions meet.  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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28th Annual Calgary JCC Sports Dinner presented by ATB Financial
Thursday May 25
6:00pm  |  Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for an evening featuring Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations – Calgary Flames, and Board of Directors – Rugby Canada and Master of ceremonies Darren Dutchyshen, TSN Sportscaster.
Tickets are on sale now: individual $275  | Table of 8: $2,500 | VIP table of 8: $3,000.  Call 403-444-3177 to reserve you tickets.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday  May 26
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 June 9. For more information please contact Kathie Wainer at 403-537-8592 or by  email .
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Family Shabbat
Friday May 26
6:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
BBYO would like to invite our grade 8 prospective members and their families to a welcome Shabbat evening at the Calgary JCC. Includes Kabbalat Shabbat, dinner, and a fun program.  Register by May 15, online or contact Joel Zimmerman by email. Cost: $20 per person – free for grade 8 students.
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20-40's Shabbat Dinner
Friday May 26
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 by emailing  or by calling 403-255-8688.
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Akiva Academy Double Chai (36 Years) Gala Celebration
Sunday May 28
5:30pm  |  Carriage House Inn
Please join us as we celebrate together, honoring representatives of our  Founders (David and Bayla Jacobs),  Alumni (Dr. Marty and Cathy Cole),  Parents (Lev and Eugenia Virine) and  Teachers (Morah Marina Kaufman).  For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please click here or call 403-258-1312. 
The First Chasid - Ba'al Shem Tov: The Man and His Movement
Monday May 29  |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Part of Torah Studies Season 3 presented by the Calgary JLI.
Register today online or call 403.281.3770. Our website.
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Shavuot Celebration of Torah
Tuesday May 30
5:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
This evening combines Jewish gastronomy with Jewish spirituality for an inspiring celebration of the Giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. Please join us in welcoming the Keruv Class graduates as our newest members of the Jewish community.
Blintz Dinner
5:30 – 7:00pm
$18 Adults $10 Children (ages 4-10) RSVP to 403-255-8688
Shavuot Service and Keruv Class Siyum
7:00 – 8:00pm
Our festive Shavuot Service will feature the Keruv (Conversion) Class Siyum (Graduation)
Cheesecake Party
8:00 – 9:00pm
Free of charge. Please join us. 
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Shavuot Family Service and Ice Cream Party (Grades 1-5)
Wednesday May 31
10:00am  |  Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join Rabbi Corber for a fun, interactive Family Service centered around the theme of Shavuot and the Book of Ruth followed by a special Make Your Own Sundae Bar.  For more information email Rabbi Corber by email.
Shavuot Ice Cream Party
Wednesday May 31  
11:00am & 6:30 pm |  Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Hear the 10 Commandments. Games, Treats, and More.
403.281.3770 or email for more information.
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Pizza Party and Tot Shabbat
Friday June 2
6:00pm  |  Temple B'nai Tikvah
Please RSVP to Temple office at 403-252-1654.
Popsicles in the Park
Sunday June 4
11:00am - 2:00pm  | Calgary JCC
PJ Library and JAC invite you to our 8th Annual Popsicles in the Park, a f ree family event.  No need to register. Come join in the fun with  Butterfield Acres Petting Zoo, face painting, jumpy house, obstacle course, free kosher popsicles, bubbles and other family fun.  Bring your own picnic and enjoy a day in the sun with family and friends.  For more information please contact Kathie or Jordan.
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Community Concert with Chazzan David Edwards and Friends
Sunday June 4  
Doors Open 5:30pm
Concert 6:30 pm |  Calgary JCC
Kehilat Shalom invites  the Calgary Community to a  Music from the Heart Concert  Israeli and Broadway Music  Featuring  Chazzan David Edwards & Helena Barker  and  Tsepora, Rebecca Levant,  and J. Alexandra Penkava.  Wine Cash Bar Silent Auction.  Tickets: $36 or $40 at the door. Check  Our website or call (403) 613-1848.
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Free Denture Clinic for Seniors
Monday June 5
10:30am - 12:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Learn how you can get free denture benefits as well as education on your dental care. There will be a question and answer period and Russian translation will be provided.  Please RSVP to Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-287-3510.
50th Anniversary of the Six Day War
Monday June 5
7:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
A panel discussion of the military victory and political implications of this important period in Israeli history.  For more information, please contact Judy Shapiro at 403-444-3153 or email.
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Ladino Music Concert by Noam Vazana
Tuesday June 6 
7:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Join us for this Ladino concert by Noam Vazana. Noam is often compared to the most powerful women in music, including Liz Wright and Mercedes Sosa. Her previous releases include Love Migration, charting the top 20 iTunes bestselling albums 2015. Purchase your tickets at Customer Service Desk.  Cost: $18 Members | $28 Non Members |$36 at the door.
Brain Surgery 101: Ground-breaking Israeli Technology in Neurosurgery coming to Calgary 
Wednesday June 7 
7:00pm  |  Calgary JCC  
Meet Dr. Menashe Zaaroor, the Head of Neurosurgery at Rambam in Haifa, who will tell us about ground-breaking Israeli innovations to treat Movement Disorders such as Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease and how these innovations are being used here in Calgary.
No charge event. For more information, please contact Irena Karshenbaum (403) 537-8594 or email .
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Seniors Trip to Spruce Meadows
Thursday June 8
9:00am - 2:00pm  | leaving from Calgary JCC
Enjoy a couple of hours watching the show jumping competition.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 6 to Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-287-3510.  In partnership with Jewish Family Services Calgary
Cost: $3 
JAC's Drinks After Work
Thursday June 8
5:30pm  |   Barcelona Tavern,  501 8 Ave SW
Drinks After Work is on the second Thursday this time, because of Shavuot on the 1st. Come out to schmooze and imbibe after a long day in the trenches.  For more information contact Jordan.
JACfit - Bike Ride Around Glenmore Reservoir 
Sunday June 11
JACfit is back. Another summer of great outdoor adventures awaits, starting with a group bike ride around the 'Rez'. Pump up your tires, bring a snack and water and hit the road with JAC. Watch here for four other JACfit events throughout the summer, or check here. For more information contact Jordan.
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Senior’s Lunch
Tuesday June 13
11:45am - 2:00pm  |  Calgary JCC
Join us for our monthly seniors' lunch. Our entertainment will be Steven Klevsky.  Please RSVP to customer service at 403-253-8600, ext 0 or contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email. Space is limited so book early.  Member and public: $5
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Lunch & Learn with Katie Baker
Monday June 15
12:00pm  |  Temple B'nai Tikvah 
“The horn, the horn, awakes me at morn” A musical tour of the history of the orchestra’s oddest instrument, from the Shofar to the concert hall.
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Beit Halochem Canada 8th Annual “Celebration of Life” Concert
Sunday June 18
6:30pm  |  Beth Tzedec Synagogue
Directly from Israel, our stage will feature Israel’s best singing talent alongside 4 heroic veterans who will tell their story of triumph. All proceeds go to support the rehabilitation and care of 51,000 disabled and injured veterans in Israel. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 403-256-1012 or Beth Tzedec at 403-255-8688. For any information, please contact us by email.
Holy One Golf Celebration
Tuesday June 20  |  River Spirit Golf Club
Supporting the Friendship Circle of Calgary and programming for special needs children.  Silent auction, lunch & BBQ steak dinner. Sponsorship opportunities available.  For more information and to book your tee time, go to our website.
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Calgary Jewish Federation and Calgary JCC AGM
Wednesday June 21
6:45pm  |  Calgary JCC  
Save the date for the Annual General Meetings of both Calgary Jewish Federation and the Calgary JCC.
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Shabbat Shiraz
Friday June 23
7:15pm  |  Temple B'nai Tikvah
Wine and cheese before services.
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Temple B'nai Tikvah AGM
Saturday June 27
7:00pm  |  Temple B'nai Tikvah
Annual General Meeting.   
Calgary Jewish Academy’s Stepping Up & Year End School Celebration 2017
Wednesday June 28  |  Calgary Jewish Academy
11:30am – 12:30pm - Stepping Up Ceremony
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch and the Year End Celebration
Parents, grandparents, alumni and friends of the Calgary Jewish Academy are invited to join us for our End of Year School Celebration. Festivities will include a ‘Stepping Up’ Ceremony for our students and will be followed by a kosher BBQ and carnival fun activities in the school yard.  For further information, please call Cathy Kropf at 403.253-3992 or via email. To RSVP to this event please 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.
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Interfaith Bible Study:  From the Creation through the Flood
Tuesdays May 23, 30
1:00-2:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Calgary Interfaith Council, Beth Tzedec Congregation and Temple B’nai Tikvah Invite You for  Interfaith Bible Study.  Facilitators: Rabbi Shaul Osadchey (Beth Tzedec), Rabbi Mark Glickman (Temple B'nai Tikvah), Rev. Tara Livingston (Holy Nativity Anglican), Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee (St. Laurence Anglican and the Wisdom Centre)
Please register by email. Free and open to all. 
Jews, Schmooze and Canoes
May 26-28

Sign up today for Hillel's annual ever-popular student camping event at beautiful Camp BB-Riback. Register online . For more information, contact Jordan .
Israeli Consular Services
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.
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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. For ages 3 to 12. For more information and to download our summer camp guide, click here
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 - August 4
Registration is in full swing. 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 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.
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Office Administrator
Calgary B’nai Brith Lodge #816 is seeking an office administrator. Initial work hours will be 24 hours per week but may be increased. Duties will include administering daily office operations such as public reception (mainly via phone), bookkeeping/banking, scheduling and announcing meetings, payroll, correspondence, and supporting Lodge programs (e.g. annual dinner).  As the Lodge’s programming increases, the successful candidate will participate in program development, marketing and promotion.  Candidates should possess skills in: word processing, spreadsheet management, desktop publishing; engaging with the public; working independently.
Salary and starting date negotiable.  Submit applications and resumes to Calgary B’nai Brith, 1600 – 90 Ave. SW, Calgary T2V 4V7 or email.
Sharing our Memories Project Coordinator - Part Time
“Sharing our Memories: A Project of Storytelling for Holocaust Survivors” is a project that will document Holocaust Survivors’ stories, and publish them as books and collections. The project involves coordinating survivors and volunteers where volunteers will listen, record and transcribe the stories. The Project Coordinator must possess a robust knowledge of the history of the persecution of Holocaust survivors and fluency in speaking and reading in Russian. For more information go to this website.
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 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. 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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