Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Victory Day Celebration
Wednesday May 9
6:00 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us as we celebrate Victory Day with Russian entertainment, coffee, tea, and light dessert. RSVP by May 4, 403-287-3510 or 403-537-8599. In collaboration with Jewish Family Service Calgary.
Yom Yerushalayim Celebration
Sunday May 13
6:00 – 7:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Israeli meal and video Every Day is a Memory, a tribute to Israel’s fallen. Information: 403-259-3230.

HOJMI Kosher Stampede Breakfast
Sunday June 24
10:00am – 12:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh
 Israeli food, fun, music and more. Information: 403-259-3230.
Shavuot at BTZ in 5778
Sunday May 20 | Beth Tzedec Congregation
5:30pm Blintz Dinner - RSVP to 403-255-8688
7:00pm Shavuot Service and Keruv Siyum (Keruv Class Graduation)
8:00pm Cheesecake Party
Monday May 21
9:00am Shavuot Services and Yizkor
6:00pm Shavuot Services
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.
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. Steak Dinner at 5:00pm open to non-golfers. website , 403-281-3770.
Arts and Culture
Book Launch: "Quarantine"
Monday May 7
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Come and hear Trudy Cowan's talk about the "Spanish Flu" epidemic of 100 years ago in her new young people's book, "QUARANTINE: Keep Out!"
"Taking Stock" Movie Screening
Monday May 14
6:30 - 9:00pm | Calgary JCC
A fascinating documentary about a Jewish family, their failing business and complex relationships. Wine and cheese at 6:30pm, followed by the screening, and a Q&A with director Ben Stillerman. 
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 . Use code - Bnaitikvah - for $10 off - before April 10 only.
Shalom Baby Playgroup
Thursday May 17
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: May 31.
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.
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.
Welcome Shabbat
Friday May 18
10:30 - 11:00am | Calgary JCC
Join us in the JCC lobby for a special Shavuot celebration including candle lighting, Kiddush, Hatmotzi and a treat.

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.
Family Shabbat Dinner
Friday May 11
5:00 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
BBYO invites all grade 7s and 8s and their families to a welcoming Shabbat dinner. Tickets .

BBYO Chapter Showcase
Sunday May 13
2:00 - 4:00pm | Calgary JCC
AZA: Future AZA, check out what true fraternity is all about. BBG: Mothers, daughters and granddaughters are invited to high tea.

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.
Young Adults
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. Entries must be received prior to May 18. Prize info, rules and registration form, email, 403-640-2273.

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.
Seniors Luncheon
Tuesday May 8
11:45am - 1:45pm | Calgary JCC
Enjoy a home cooked meal with entertainment by Greg Rumple. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. Info and RSVP call 403-253-8600, ext.0 or 403-537-8599. 

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.

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 by watching show jumping at Spruce Meadows. 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
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday May 9
12:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Please join us in the Library, for Betsy Jameson’s talk, “Jewish Feminism: Or, How Jews influenced feminism and feminism influenced Jews.”
Hazak 55+ Presents: March of the Living - Personal Reflections with Cantor Russ 
Thursday May 10
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Cantor Russ will relate his experiences in Poland and Israel as a chaperone on the 30th Annual March of the Living. RSVP to 403-255-8688.

Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence Taste of Judaism: Hindu Edition
Wednesday May 16
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Guest chef Rika Ruparell will guide us through a typical menu in a Hindu home. RSVP to 403-255-8688. Class limited to 25 participants.

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.
Rabbi Akiva and the Broken Jug of Oil
Thursday May 10
7:45 – 8:45pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Gemara class with Rabbi Byniomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230.

Honour – the Double-Edged Sword
Thursday May 17
7:50 – 8:50pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Byniomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230.

A Deeper Understanding of Shavuot
Monday May 21 (the 2nd day of Shavuot)
9:30 – 10:15pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Talk by Rabbi Yisroel Miller. Information: 403-259-3230
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
Israeli Consular Services
The Israeli consul is coming on May 16. If you need to renew children’s passports, army deferral, life certificate, etc. contact Judy Shapiro right away. Please provide a name, teudat zehut number, phone number and reason for an appointment.
Friday Night Services, Guest Speaker
Friday May 11
7:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Listen to Lee Gordon speak at Friday night services about the “Yad b’yad” educational program in Israel.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Saturday May 19
8:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
All-night study session with scholars drawn from our community. Yizkor service, then studying, eating dairy, drinking coffee and going for walks. Sunrise Shacharit service 5:00am

Shabbat Shiraz
Friday May 25
7:15pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Wine and cheese before erev Shabbat services. We supply the cheese and crackers, you bring your favourite bottle of wine to share.

Tora ‘N Java
9:45 - 10:30am | Youth Group Lounge
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   .
Temporary Part-time Office Administrator
Maternity Leave Replacement required for small non-profit - 5 hours per week. This role could commence as early as mid May, dependent on the start of the maternity leave. For details and to apply, forward resume to:  Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta .
B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator and Educator
Congregation Emanu-El in Victoria is searching for a B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator and Educator Part time.
  • Working knowledge of synagogue skills; including reading Torah and Haftarah
  • Supervision of youth and peer tutors
  • Ability to create individualized education plans
  • Comfortable communicating with and supporting parents
  • Ability to engage and teach youth
  • Demonstrate synagogue leadership
  • Teach Jewish Literacy
Salary commensurate with experience. Position has potential to expand to ¾ time for the right candidate. Please send C.V by  email  .
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  .
Tree of Life Chuppah –Rimon Calgary
This unique Chuppah/ wedding canopy includes a Tree of Life encircled by Hebrew and English text from Song of Songs. It was crafted by many members of Rimon Calgary in applique with 3D. The Chuppah is available for rent. Contact Esther Silberg 403-281-7112.
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