Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday October 16, 2017 

Submission Deadline: 5 pm SHARP, Wednesday Oct.11 (because of Sukkot) . 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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JCC Community Klezmer Band Dance
Monday October 2
7:30 - 9:00pm | Calgary JCC
Have you ever been to a Jewish wedding? Do you wish you had more weddings and bnai mitzvot to dance the "horas" and all the high-spirited Jewish music? Here's your opportunity. Please join us for an evening of dancing to all Eastern European fast-paced and happy music. Admission by donation. For more information contact Shula Banchik at 403-537-8596.
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Tag Along Tuesday
Tuesday October 3
All day | Calgary JCC
Bring a friend or family member and enjoy our facility for free. Check out our salt water pool, newly renovated locker rooms and gymnasium. For more information contact the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
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Let’s Talk Diabetes
Tuesday October 3
10:00-11:00am | Calgary JCC
This presentation by Diabetes Canada will provide a basic overview of the disease, information about how it is caused, the signs and symptoms and disease management.
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Sukkah Decoration
Tuesday October 3
10:00am - 3:00pm | Calgary JCC
Get your creative juices going and help Shula decorate one of the most beautiful sukkahs in town. Refreshments provided. For more information contact Shula Banchik at 403-537-8596.
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Beginners Bridge
Tuesdays October 3 - November 21
6:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Learn the fundamentals of bridge, facilitated by Myron and Monique Ackman. $40/Member $50/Public (registration code: 10217). For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599. To register, contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
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Sukkah Display Festival
Wednesday October 4
6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
We will be displaying all five Sukkot designed by the U of C School of Environmental Design with a special premier showing of a documentary on the project along with an appreciation ceremony. Services to follow at 7:00 pm. For more information, please call the office at 403-255-8688 or email .
29th Annual Community Open Sukkah
Wednesday October 4
7:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta, 134 Forge Road SE
Join us at our new Grand Chabad Sukkah at our Calgary Campus.
RSVP by Tuesday October 3rd. For more information email or call 403.281.3770.
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Open Sukkah
October 5-11
8:00am-7:00pm | Calgary JCC
One of the Sukkot traditions is to have our meals in the Sukkah. Our beautiful Sukkah, located in the JCC parking lot, will be open for everybody to enjoy their meals and restful time. Private functions and community agencies welcome. To book the Sukkah or for more information contact Shula Banchik at 403-537-8596.
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Welcome Shabbat in the Sukkah
Friday October 6
11:00am | Calgary JCC
Everyone is welcome to join us for candle lighting, Kiddush, Hamotzi and a fun activity. For more information contact Shula Banchik at 403-537-8596.
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Pizza in the Hut
Friday October 6
6:00pm Erev Shabbat Family Service | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for a fun-filled pizza dinner in the Sukkah (or Skylight Lounge in the event of inclement weather). $5.00 per adult $18.00 per family. RSVP at 403-255-8688 or email .
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Open Mic in the Sukkah
Sunday October 8
2:00 - 4:00pm | Calgary JCC
Shake the Lulav and some tunes! Bring your musical instrument and let's enjoy an afternoon of great music together. Refreshments provided. For more information contact Shula Banchik at 403-537-8596.
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Smoothies in the Sukkah
Monday October 9
10:30am | Beth Tzedec Sukkah
PJ Library and Beth Tzedec Congregation invite you to our eighth annual Smoothies in the Sukkah. All children, parents and grandparents are invited to celebrate Sukkot with stories, songs, crafts and Rabbi's famous smoothies.There is no charge but please let Kathie know if you are planning to attend: email or phone 403-537-8592. A donation for Miriam's Well would be appreciated.
This program is suitable for children under the age of eight.
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Seniors Luncheon 
Tuesday October 10
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, this month by Sharon and Leonard. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. . For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599. To register, contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
March of the Living Information Session
Tuesday October 10
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Want to know more about the March of the Living? Come to our information session, or contact Ilana Krygier Lapides: email , 403-444-3162.
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Personal Touch Fashions
Wednesday October 11
10:30am – 1:30pm | Calgary JCC
A traveling clothing store will be showing fashion for all ages. Assorted styles and sizes for sale. For more information, contact Nessie Hollander , 403-537-8599.
Simchat Torah at Chabad
Thursday October 12
7:00pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Dancing, food, schnapps, l'chaim, spirit & more. For more information email or call 403-281-3770.
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Simchat Torah Celebration and Siddur Ceremony
Thursday October 12
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Celebrate the reading of the concluding verses of the Torah with the 7 Hakafot (processions), take a “Torah Tour” with a fully unrolled scroll, and enjoy music, dancing, and refreshments. Students in the B’nai Mitzvah Program will be presented with their own Siddurim. For more information, please call the office at 403-255-8688 or email .
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Art Exhibition & Sale
Sunday October 15
10:00am – 4:00 pm | Calgary JCC
Betzalel Arts invites you and your friends to attend its annual fall art sale. Featuring work from 15 Betzalel artists: paintings, metal work, jewellery, drawings, still life, landscape, expressionistic abstraction.
For additional information please contact Milt Fischbein at 403-537-8599 or see our website .
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iPad for Library
Monday October 16
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Do you want to use your iPad to read with? Bring your Calgary Public Library card, your password, and your iPad. We will get you reading and listening to books and magazines. Register early as this class fills up quickly, and is limited to 10 participants. $10/Member and Public (registration code: 10218). For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email. To register, contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Antisemitism in Germany Today
Tuesday October 17
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Melanie Carina Schmoll, PhD, is a Political Scientist and Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Her research focus lies on security issues in Israel as well as on German - Israeli relations. She is also teacher and educator for German History and Politics. Her current research project deals with society, Judaism and security in Israel. For more information, contact Judy Shapiro, email or 403-444-3153.
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Travel and Immunization
Wednesday October 18
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Don't be caught off guard. Learn what you need to do for your health before travelling. This is a free seminar in partnership with Sobey's and Safeway Pharmacy. For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email .
CHW Games Day
Wednesday October 18
11:15am | Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club
CHW invites everyone to join in on the fun and games at their annual luncheon and games day. Doors open at 11:15 am. Tickets: $50 plus $10 for the raffle tickets. Proceeds from this year's event will go to the Hadassim Youth Village. To book your table please call the CHW office at 403-253-4612 or register online . Please bring a non-perishable food item for Miriam's well.
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Estate Planning 
Thursday October 19
6:30 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for a free presentation on safeguarding your legacy/significance. Learn about what is needed to protect you and your family with a comprehensive estate plan. Coffee and snacks provided. In partnership with MacMillan Estate Planning. RSVP to Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email .
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday October 20
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: November 3,17, December 1, 15. There is no need to register but contact Kathie or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.
Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger - The Jewish Journey of a Nazi's Son
Sunday October 22
7:00 pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join us to hear the compelling and remarkable Jewish Journey of Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger - the son of a decorated Nazi tank commander. He was fourteen when he discovered his father's role as a Nazi in World War II, beginning a journey to learn more about Judaism, convert, move to Israel, and to enlist in the IDF. This is a fundraising event in support of Holocaust and Human Rights Education. General Admission is $18, Students $9, available online , or $20/$10 at the door. We are accepting sponsorship donations that will help support Holocaust & Human Rights Education and give you an opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one, also online .
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Hearing Screening Clinic
Monday October 23
10:00 – 11:30am | Calgary JCC
For more information contact Nessie Hollander at 403-537-8599 or email . To book an appointment, contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Noam Gershony
Monday October 23
5:00 pm | U of C, room TBD
Hillel Calgary and JNFU invite you to hear the story of an Israeli helicopter crash survivor who went on to become a paralympic gold medallist. Free admission. For more information, please contact Jordan Waldman .
Citizen Journalism: The Power of Digital Advocacy 
Tuesday October 24
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Whether you are new to social media or have been active on various platforms for years, this session will empower you to be a more effective Jewish and pro-Israel advocate online. CIJA’s Marlee Koplowitz will provide you with tools, tactics and strategies to ensure that the messages, images and videos you share online will resonate with your target audience. You will learn how to implement online best practices for daily use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other social media platforms. For more information, contact Judy Shapiro, 403-444-3153.
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HAZAK 55+ - Can Charlottesville Happen Here? Fighting Hatred in our Midst.
Wednesday October 25
12:00-2:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Given the continuing impact of Charlottesville, Rabbi Osadchey will explore its aftermath with a survey about white supremacist and hate groups in Alberta and suggestions of how we move forward. Lunch will be served at 12 noon and costs $5 per person. RSVP to the Synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, October 23rd. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066.
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Teen Connect – Laser Quest
Sunday October 29
12:00 - 2:00pm | 9950 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary JCC and BBYO invite all grade 7 and 8s to join us for an afternoon of fun at Laser Quest. RSVP to Joel Zimmerman by email . For more information contact Joel at 403-444-3155.
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Leonard Cohen Chai Tribute Concert 
Sunday October 29
3:00 - 5:00pm | Calgary JCC
Doors open at 2:30pm
The JCC invites you to come and listen to some of Leonard Cohen’s classic songs and poems, performed by professional and emerging artists from our community. Don't miss this meaningful event and wear a fedora to celebrate this iconic man. Memorabilia display, book sale, and cash bar. Purchase your tickets in advance $18-25 at Eventbrite or contact JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Tickets at the door: $36. For more information contact Shula Banchik at 403-537-8596 or email .
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Flu Clinic
Monday October 30
9:00am - 3:00pm | 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 .
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Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival
November 4th – 19 | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Don’t miss Beth Tzedec’s upcoming 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival, opening on Saturday, November 4th and running over 3 full weekends. From stirring dramas and lighthearted romantic comedies to captivating and insightful documentaries, the festival will feature an exciting and diverse selection of award-winning and critically acclaimed films from Israel and around the world. Full details about this year’s line-up of outstanding films and special guests will be coming soon. Stay tuned.
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 a travelling exhibit on loan from the Montreal Holocaust Museum that highlights the Armenian, Cambodian 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 .
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.
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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CIJA Campus Internship Program
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) Campus Internship Program is a highly competitive experiential learning initiative that provides Canadian students with unique skills and knowledge to become leaders in campus advocacy. Interns will earn an $800 stipend upon completion of the internship. For more information, visit the CIJA website .
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When is Jewish Food Month? All year round. That’s why we want you to start the Jewish New Year showcasing your best dishes from any Jewish cuisine: Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Israeli, Moroccan, Bukharian, etc. Come by JCC over the next few weeks and have a look at the pictures of all the wonderful Jewish food we have posted by Karen's Café. Take a few minutes to answer our trivia for a chance to win some prizes. We have also posted some wonderful recipes and pictures on our website .
Community Dinners & Festive Meals
New this year. For the first time in Calgary, Chabad is hosting eight community dinners and festive meals over the High Holiday season. By registration only, online , 403.281.3770 or email.
Chief Program Officer 
The Chief Program Officer is a key member of the senior leadership team of Calgary Jewish Federation, overseeing most of the organization’s program and service delivery and assuming responsibility for the Community Relations, Security and Advocacy portfolios. The CPO supervises a number of program staff, and reports directly to the CEO. This role is ideal for candidates looking to make a difference in Jewish and broader Calgary, with a focus on ensuring that programs and services address diverse community needs, build Jewish identity and pride, advocate on behalf of Jewish and human rights concerns, and build relationships with key stakeholders including local law enforcement and politicians. This is a full-time senior management position. More detailed information here . Salary commensurate with experience. Send your cover letter and resume in confidence to Paula Egelnick by October 16, 2017.
Shalom Baby and PJ Library® Program Assistant
The Shalom Baby and PJ Library® Program Assistant will support Calgary Jewish Federation’s Shalom Baby program and aid in the delivery of PJ Library programs. This is a part-time position (maximum 15 hours per month) and the successful candidate will report to the PJ Library Coordinator. More detailed information here .
Send your cover letter and resume in confidence to Paula Egelnick by October 16, 2017.
Volunteer for our UJA Cell-a-Thons 
Tuesday October 17
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
Sharing our Memories - A Project in Storytelling
Are you a Holocaust survivor? Would you like to share your memories from your experience during the Holocaust? Would you like to have your story documented so it is forever remembered?
Also, Volunteers needed:
-Russian speakers to interview and record stories
-Transcribers to transcribe stories from audio recording to text (Russian/English)
-Translators from Russian to English
-Proof readers and editors (Russian/English)
-Event organization
For details, please contact Jewish Family Service Calgary 403-287-3510.
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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Children at Kehilat Shalom
Kehilat Shalom Congregation is offering child care, kosher snack and an educational program for ages 3-5 and 6-10 on the three days of the High Holidays. Child care runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m. Children ages 3-5 will have a half hour educational program; children ages 6-10 will have a 45 minute educational program on all three high holiday days. For further information please contact Leslie Levant .
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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