Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday November 20, 2017 

Submission Deadline: 12pm SHARP, Friday November 17 . No submissions will be accepted after that time. Please note we can only list an event three times in a six-month period.
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Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival
November 4th – 19 | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Don’t miss Beth Tzedec’s 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival, running over 3 full weekends. From stirring dramas and lighthearted romantic comedies to thought-provoking and captivating documentaries, the festival will feature an exciting and diverse selection of award-winning and critically acclaimed films from Israel and around the world. For full details about this year’s line-up of outstanding films and special guests, visit the festival's website. Festival Passes may be purchased online or by calling the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688.
Suicide at Masada
Tuesday November 7
Wednesday November 8
9:30am | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Glimpse into the minds of those who took their lives at Masada in 73 CE. Part of Great Debates in Jewish History. Brought to you by the Calgary JLI. website , email , 403.281.3770.
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Flu Clinic
Wednesday November 8
9:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Be prepared for flu season and get your free flu shot. Please remember to bring your Alberta Health Care card. For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email .
Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series
Wednesdays - November 8, 15, and 22
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Three-Part Lecture Series: A Hindu View of Life
Beth Tzedec Congregation is pleased to announce the selection of the Hindu faith for our fifth year of study and to welcome Professor Tinu Ruparell as our Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence. RSVP to bethtzedec.ca or 403-255-8688.
November 8 - Formations and Foundations
November 15 - Nothing is Thrown Away
November 22 - Living Hinduism Today
Of Omens and Amens: Is it Okay to Look for Signs?
Thursday November 9
7:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Part of Torah Studies Season One presented by the Calgary JLI.
website , email , 403.281.3770.
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Let's Talk Diabetes 
Thursday November 9
10:00 - 11:00am | Calgary JCC
Join us for this one-hour presentation on understanding the basic of diabetes by Diabetes Canada. Topic areas that will be covered include: what is diabetes, signs and symptoms, types of diabetes, health food choices, becoming more active, and diabetes resources. This is a free event but we ask that you register at the JCC Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.  
Ambivalence, Association, and Avoidance as Christian Responses to Nazi Anti-Semitism and Racial Policy
Thursday Nov 9 
7:00pm | 4 th floor, Riddell Library, Mount Royal University
The Calgary Council of Christians and Jews invites you to an awe-inspiring evening on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass. Dr. Kyle Jantzen, Professor of History and Program Chair (History) at Ambrose University is an authority on the German churches in the Third Reich. His presentation will complement the depictions in "United Against Genocide", a travelling exhibit on loan from the Montreal Holocaust Museum that highlights the Armenian, Cambodian, and Rwandan Genocides, and the Holocaust (Shoah). Exhibit open 7:30am-midnight. No charge. Refreshments served. Registration required - signup online . For further information, contact Ray Matheson at 403-212-8838. Library location , Parking information .
CTeen Shabbat Dinner
Friday November 10
Candle Lighting and Dinner prep: 4:30pm
Shabbos Dinner 6:00pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
A delicious Shabbat Dinner for CTeen teens. Shabbat accommodations available. Contact CTeen Calgary by email , website , or 403.281.3770 for more information.
Boker Art
Sunday November 12
10:00am | Calgary JCC
For Russian-speaking families.
Мы рады пригласить вас на нашу следующую встречу PJ Library на русском языке, Бокер Арт, которая состоится 12 Ноября в 10 часов утра в Jcc аудиториуме. Бокер Арт - это возможность почувствовать себя настоящими художниками! Каждый ребенок не только узнает много интересного о мире искусства, но и уйдет домой с подарком, сделанным своими руками!
For more information contact Veronika Khavkin at 587-707-2077 or email.
Miraculous Beginnings: Sowing the Seeds of the Jewish Nation
Monday November 13
7:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Part of Torah Studies Season One presented by the Calgary JLI
website , email , 403.281.3770.
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Seniors Luncheon 
Tuesday November 14  
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. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. Buy your tickets at the Customer Service Desk. Cost is $5 for members and public.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday November 17
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. Following dates: December 1, 15. There is no need to register but contact Kathie or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.
Tot Shabbat Eve
Friday November 17
5:30pm  | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Introduce your little ones to the magic of Kabbalat Shabbat in a relaxed kid-friendly environment. Followed by Shabbat Dinner. Members: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $5.00, 13+ $10.00 Guests: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $10.00, 13+ $20.00. For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber 403-255-8688 ext 8. To RSVP, please contact the office at 403-255-8688.
PJ Library Havdallah
Saturday November 18
5:45 - 7:00pm | Calgary JCC
PJ Library invites all children and the adults who love them to join us for another holiday learning program generously sponsored by Sam and Ida Switzer. Educator Amy Goldberg and special guest Eytan Graubart (Director of Camp BB) will help us celebrate the end of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week with songs, blessings, dance and crafts. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required as space is limited. Contact Kathie Wainer: email or phone 403-537-8592 for more information or to register.
Keep the Change at Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival
Sunday November 19
1:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Calgary Jewish Federation is proud to co-sponsor this film as part of its Inclusion initiatives. Directed by Rachel Israel, Keep the Change is a sweet, humorous, and touching romantic comedy which tells the story of an unlikely romance which blossoms between two individuals who meet in a support group for special needs adults. Special price: Tickets at the door $10 (Includes refreshments). Free admission for Caregivers/Assistants. For more information and/or accomodations, please contact Karina Szulc, 403-389-6994, email .
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iPad for Beginners
Monday November 20
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC  
Learn to use your iPad as a tool: apps, calendars, reminders, pictures, and questions. Register early as this class fills up quickly and is limited to 10 participants. For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email . To register, contact JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Cost: $10/member and public (code: 10219)
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Cough and Cold
Wednesday November 22
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Don't be caught with the bug. Speak to a pharmacy specialist on how to prevent colds and coughs this winter. In partnership with Sobeys and Safeway Pharmacy. 
Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program
Thursday November 23
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
A program for Grade 7 and 8 students, including 20 hours of education, volunteer service, and a trip to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Find out more at this information session. For more information, please contact Ilana Krygier Lapides: email , 403-444-3162.
20-40s Shabbat Dinner
Friday November 24
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 calling 403-255-8688. 
ShalomYYC Newcomer Meet and Greet Pizza Party
Sunday November 26
10:30am - 1:30pm | Calgary JCC
We welcome all newcomers for a kosher pizza party with music, dancing, games, and craft activities. Information to help you get to know Jewish Calgary will be available. This is a great way to get connected and make new friends. Registration is required. Please contact Karina Szulc at 403-389-6994 or email .
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Teen Connect – Photobomb Scavenger Hunt
Sunday November 26
12:00 - 2:00pm | Chinook Mall
Join us for this fun and FREE event. RSVP to Joel Zimmerman by email or phone at 403-444-3155.
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Hearing Screening Clinic
Monday November 27
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC 
Come receive a complimentary screening. In partnership with Connect Hearing. For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email . To book an appointment, contact JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Hazak 55+ Presents: Antiques and Heirlooms (and auction) 
with Sheldon Smithens
Wednesday November 29
12:00pm – 2:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join antique collector and auctioneer Sheldon Smithens of Canadian Pickers fame. Sheldon will discuss antiques including several treasured items that he has selected from your photographs, provided in advance. If you would like Sheldon to feature your treasure, please email a photograph to Donna by November 15th. If your item is chosen, you will be contacted in advance. Sheldon will auction a few special pieces provided by Beth Tzedec, with the proceeds going to the shul. Lunch is served at 12 noon, $5 per person. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, November 27th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066. 
Annual JAC Gala - Join us in the City of Stars
Saturday December 2
7:00pm | Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE
JAC invites Jewish adults under 40 to our annual fundraising gala to support the UJA campaign. Enjoy a "fun money" casino, house drinks (one free one), appetizers, 50/50, and a lot of raffles prizes. Admission is $40 online , $50 at the doors, including an $18 charitable tax receipt.
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Jewish Book Festival 
December 6-10 | Calgary JCC
This year's festival celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary and the Jewish contribution to the literary arts with reading circles, storytelling, discussion panel, music, and much more. Our line up will include Ellin Bessner and Deborah Willis. For all the details visit our website . For volunteer and sponsorship opportunities please contact Tania by email .  
Tzed Talks Medical Lecture Series
Thursday December 7
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
The University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and Beth Tzedec Congregation Present DNA Testing: What’s in it for me? Lecture discussion with Dr. Aneal Kahn, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, to include the pros and cons of genetic testing and genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and Gaucher Disease. Light refreshments following lecture. Free and open to the public.
PJ Chag Sameach Chanukah
Sunday December 10
10:30am - Noon | Calgary JCC
Join PJ Library for another of our popular PJ Chag Sameach programs, generously sponsored by Sam and Ida Switzer. Come learn about the fun holiday of Chanukah and how to celebrate it at home. Songs, crafts and snacks included. Eight years old and under please. Registration required, contact Kathie Wainer: email , 403-537-8592.
29th Annual Calgary Community Menorah Lighting
Tuesday December 12
5:30 pm | Calgary City Hall Atrium
Join local and provincial dignitaries, community leaders, and our community at large in this celebration. Live Music, Chanukah Gelt, Raffle, Latkes & More. Free Busing (by RSVP only). website , 403.281.3770, email.
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Miki Gavrielov Trio: The Music of Arik Einstein
Thursday December 14
7:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Come join us for an incredible tribute to Israel's legendary singer/songrwriter, Arik Einstein, performed by his co-writer and contemporary Miki Gavrielov and his trio. This is an opportunity to experience the classic songs live, as they were meant to be heard, from a performer who helped sculpt them. Tickets $36 online , $42 at the door.
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Chanukah Family Dance Party
Saturday December 16 | Calgary JCC
From 6:00-6:30pm we welcome our PJ Library® participants (age-appropriate music and volume) and from 6:30-8:30pm the party is open to everyone. Bring the entire family and join us in our annual celebration. Free to everyone.
One Happy Camper
The perfect chanukah gift: A summer camp experience. 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.
Camp Gan Israel Winter Camp
December 2017. Stay tuned for more information. website , 403.281.3770, email.
Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Series
Wednesdays November 8, 15, and 22
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Three-Part Lecture Series: A Hindu View of Life
Beth Tzedec Congregation is pleased to announce the selection of the Hindu faith for our fifth year of study and to welcome Professor Tinu Ruparell as our Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence.
November 8 - Formations and Foundations
November 15 - Nothing is Thrown Away
November 22 - Living Hinduism Today
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Accounting and Admin Assistant - maternity leave contract
Join our fun and dynamic not-for-profit in a diverse role, dealing with members, tenants and staff. Duties will include preparing bank deposits, generating invoices, recording revenue from our member and programs database, and donor fundraising database, into our accounting software, preparing bank and revenue reconciliations, following up outstanding accounts receivable, and various other administrative duties such as fundraising events administration and grant administration. This person performs these duties for 2 related organizations.

Accounting fundamentals and knowledge of accounting software is a prerequisite. Experience with member and registration software, fundraising software or point of sale software is an asset.

This is a full-time maternity leave contract position and the successful candidate will report to the Director of Finance. The ideal start date would be November 27th, 2017, in order to facilitate training.
Claims Conference Homemaking Program - Support Worker
JFSC is looking for compassionate, gentle caregivers with a passion for the elderly. We will be providing care to Holocaust Survivors so they are able to continue living comfortably and independently in their own home. Responsibility, Compassion, time management, trustworthiness, and Russian language fluency are the key traits we are looking for. For more information about the position and how to apply visit our website.
Volunteer for our UJA Cell-a-Thons
Wednesday November 8
Wednesday November 22
6:30 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC 
Everyone counts. Make yourself count by helping build Jewish community. Volunteer for a UJA Cell-a-Thon. For more information 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 .
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®
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 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 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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