Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday June 4, 2018

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HOJMI/Akiva Academy Father’s Day Soccer Game 
Sunday June 17
4:00 – 6:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Soccer Game and BBQ. Information: 403-259-3230

HOJMI Kosher Stampede Breakfast
Sunday June 24
10:00am – 12:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel Food, fun, music and more. Information: 403-259-3230. In partnership with Calgary JCC.
Fundraising Events
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.  Info  . Tickets and sponsorship: Lynne Preston .
Akiva Academy Gala Fundraiser
Sunday May 27
5:30pm | Carriage House Inn
Gala Dinner honoring our founders Paddy and Miriam Trehearne and alumni volunteer Mike Balaban. Tickets and information, 403-258-1312.
JNF Negev Celebration of Israel's 70th Birthday
Thursday May 31
5:30pm Cocktail reception
6:30pm Dinner and Program | Beth Tzedec Congregation
JNF presents Punchline and Calgary vocalist Stephanie Feldman. Special tribute to Donna Riback z'l. Tickets, donations, advertising and sponsorship online , or 403-255-0295.
Beit Halochem's 9th Annual Concert "70 Years of Courage" 
Sunday June 10 
6:30pm | Beth Tzedec Synagogue
Celebrate Israel's 70th with Cantor Alex Stein, alongside Israel's premiere stage talent and four unforgettable heroes. Funds for the aid of disabled veterans of Israel. Tickets 403-256-1012, email , or at the door.
CJA Wine & Whisky Festival
Sunday June 24
6:30pm | Lexus of Calgary
The CJA, in partnership with Alloy Dining, invites you to an evening filled with delicious food, wine & whisky. All proceeds will go toward the upgrade of the CJA kitchen. Tickets . Information .
7th Annual Holy One Golf Celebration and Casual Steak Dinner
Tuesday June 26 |  River Spirit Golf Club
A fundraising celebration benefiting the Calgary Friendship Circle, providing programming for children with special needs. Fun, Food, Friends, Raffles, Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, and more. Tee times and information , 403-281-3770.
Arts and Culture
Beyond Bim-Bam: A Concert of Jewish Art Music
Sunday May 27
1:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for a spirited concert of Jewish Art Music with a pre-concert lecture by Neal Brostoff, a leading scholar in this area. RSVP to 403-255-8688.
Shahar Hason - Israeli Comedian
Tuesday June 12 
7:30 - 10:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Shahar Hason will be performing in Calgary. Come and have some good laughs from Israeli culture jokes in Hebrew. Buy tickets online .
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday May 25
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. No need to register. Info: Kathie 403-537-8592. Next: June 8.

Family Get Together for Hebrew Speaking Families
Sunday May 27
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Our first PJ Library B'Ivrit program - celebrate Shavuot with a unique performance, Hebrew songs, stories, crafts, snacks. For children under 8. Free, registration required by May 24. Info: Veronika Havkin 587-707-2077.
Shalom Baby Playgroup
Thursday May 31
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Shmooze and make new friends at our informal, relaxed Baby Group with new Shalom Baby Ambassador Tamara White. From birth until two years. No charge, but please email to join us. Next: June 14.
TBT Tot Shabbat
Friday June 1
6:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Bring the kids for Pizza before the kids service . Please RSVP to the office so we provide enough pizza.
Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
July 2 - August 3 | Chabad Calgary Campus
Kiddie, Junior, & Pioneer Divisions. Lunches & Snacks served daily at no extra charge. Field trips, swimming, sports, drama, arts & crafts & more. Registration & Information, 403-281-3770.
Camp JCC Summer Camp Registration
July 3 to August 31
A variety of fun general and specialized half and full day camps for children 3 to 12 years old. Details, brochure and registration form.
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.
Sunday June 10
4:00 - 6:00pm | Calgary JCC Field
Finish the year off with a bang, and a bounce, hotdogs and other treats. Free for all. Grade 8s welcome.
Hearing Screening Clinic
Monday May 28
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC 
Come receive a complimentary screening. To book a free appointment at 403-253-8600, ext.0. In partnership with Connect Hearing. 

Spruce Meadows Outing
Thursday June 7
11:45am - 4:30pm 
We are celebrating Seniors Week with a trip to Spruce Meadows to watch show jumping. RSVP by June 4 and info: 403-537-8599 or 403-692-6380. In partnership with Jewish Family Service Calgary.

Seniors Week Special
June 3-9
Drop-in is free for all seniors. Members of the public who purchase a membership between that period will receive a 15% discount (new JCC members only, does not apply to renewal). Info: 403-253-8600, ext.0 or 403-537-8599.
Adult Education
Perpetrator Physicians - More Than Mengele
Wednesday June 6
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Jessica Tannenbaum will be giving an overview about her research entitled: "Perpetrator Physicians in Flossenbürg concentration camp, 1938–1945." This fascinating presentation is free of charge and all are invited. More info: Ilana Krygier Lapides , 403-444-3162.
Wastefulness in Unexpected Places
Thursday May 24
8:00 – 9:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Byniomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230

Ruth – A Personal Journey to the Promised Land
Monday May 28 and June 4
7:30 – 8:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Byniomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230

Yeshiva Days: Perspectives from Torah Study Halls and Hallways
Saturday June 2
8:40 – 9:20pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Byniomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230
Tzed Talks - Are You Prepared for the Next Disaster? by Dr. Daniel Kollek 
Tuesday May 29
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join Beth Tzedec, in conjunction with the University of Calgary’s Cummings School of Medicine, for a presentation by Dr. Daniel Kollek from McMaster University.
Tanya Classes with Rabbi Matusof
11:00am - 12:15pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
Join Rabbi Matusof for weekly Tanya Classes. Free to attend. Walk-ins welcome. Refreshments will be served. Part of the Sunday Morning Yeshiva Experience. RSVP & Information , 403-281-3770
Women's Health Information 
Wednesday May 23
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Speak with a specialist about any women's health problems you may need advice on. In partnership with Sobeys and Safeway Pharmacy.
2018 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award Nominations
Do you know of someone in a team sport who inspires others and motives them through hard work and positive attitude? Nominate them for the Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award.  More info  . Deadline Friday June 8, 2018.
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer Interpreter in the Little Synagogue
Heritage Park is looking for Jewish people, 15 years or older, interested in volunteering as Interpreters in the Little Synagogue. We offer excellent training. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Further questions: contact Bob Pearson , 403-268-8614.
Volunteer Treasurer
JFSC is looking for a Volunteer Treasurer who ideally has an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or Finance; 8-10 years’ experience in private or public practice with past audit and reporting or board experience. CPA designation required. Please submit CV to Max Feldman , Board Chair. More info .
Employment Opportunity
Director of Community Relations and Communications 
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Community Relations and Communications is responsible for: 
  • working in coordination with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and internal CJF committees to promote issues of concern to the Jewish community;
  • building relationships with government, academia, police services, interfaith and other cultural groups; 
  • serving as the primary contact for crisis management, security concerns, issues of antisemitism and additional risk management;
  • developing and implementing communications strategy to promote all Federation programs and services through the use of appropriate communications tools and channels, including print and social media.
  • Creating, writing, editing and coordinating newsletters, brochures, news articles, news releases, social media content, video scripts or story boards, web content and activities.

JAC (Young Adult) Coordinator
Calgary Jewish Federation seeks a dynamic, motivated professional for JAC (Jewish Adults Calgary) as a Coordinator serving adults under 40. The JAC Coordinator will be an experienced relationship builder and have a strong understanding of young adult engagement and philanthropy as they relate to the Jewish community.

For details about either of these positions, please visit our  website   .
Shalom Bayit Support Worker
The Shalom Bayit program is a domestic violence program that provides prevention and intervention services. Jewish Family Service Calgary is seeking a Shalom Bayit Support Worker who engages in the Jewish values of compassion, improving the world (Tikkun Olam), and social justice. Please submit resumes and cover letter by June 3, 2018 to: Tanya Muschanov . More info . Only successful applications will be contacted.
Did You Know?
Do You Have Holocaust Artefacts?
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is partnering with Federation to collect Holocaust-related artefacts. Donated objects become part of the CMHR’s permanent collection and will be preserved and cared for in accordance with the highest museum standards. For information contact  Ilana Krygier Lapides  403-444-3162. Learn more about the CMHR  here  .
Chevra Kadisha information
Listings of funerals and unveiling information are available on the Chevra Kadisha website. Click  HERE .
News from Israel and the Jewish World
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