Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday September 18, 2017 

Submission Deadline: 12pm SHARP, Friday Sept.15 . 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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Seniors BBQ 
Wednesday September 6
11:00am - 2:00pm | Bertha Gold Apartments
Please join us for an afternoon BBQ and entertainment. Please register at Customer Service Desk or by calling Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-692-6380. Cost: $5.00.
Shalom Baby Group
Thursday September 7
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join our fun, informal and relaxed Shalom Baby Group for moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers. Next date: October 26. There is no charge but please let Kathie ( email or phone 403-537-8592) know if you are planning to attend.
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Minyan Katan
Shabbat September 9
9:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
A special minyan for the B'nai Mitzvah Cohort of 2017/18 and their families. All children in grades 5-7 and their families are welcome. For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber by  email or 403-255-8688 ext 8.
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Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence Brunch
Sunday September 10
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
This is the fifth year of the religious literacy program designed to enhance members understanding of the major world religions. We are honoured to have University of Calgary professor Dr. Tinu Ruparell as our scholar focusing on the religion of Hinduism. For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688.
Let’s Celebrate CHW’s Centennial
Sunday September 10 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Calgary JCC
In honour of our 100th birthday, CHW Calgary invites you to our Birthday Bash and launch of our commemorative book. Please register online  or call the office at 403-253-4612.
Surviving and Thriving - So You Got A Diagnosis, Now What?
Tuesday September 12
6:30pm | Calgary JCC
This is the second education session in the series "Surviving and Thriving," this time about dealing with a new diagnosis, led by Cath Petrinack, Program Manager at The Children's Link Society. For parents, extended families, friends and guardians of a child with a disability. To register and for more information, contact Karina at 403-389-6994 or email .
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Diabetes Awareness Clinic
Wednesday September 13
10:00am - 11:30pm
Learn how to test and control your diabetes with correct eating and exercise from a specialist from the Safeway/Sobeys pharmacy. Pamphlets will be available. In partnership with Safeway/Sobeys Pharmacy.
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Lunch & Learn: Yudel Rosenburg and the Legend of Golem
Wednesday September 13
12:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Guest speaker Dr. Ira Robinson is an accomplished researcher, author and pedagogue. Bring your lunch and enjoy this fascinating talk. For more information contact JHSSA at (403)444-3171
Israel Security Briefing
Wednesday September 13
7:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
JNF Calgary and its community partners - Jewish Federation, B’nai Brith, Beth Tzedec and Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, invite the Calgary Jewish community for an exclusive briefing with Mickey Rosenfeld, Israel National Police Spokesman to the Foreign Press. No cover charge. In addition, a young professional’s private dinner (ages 20-45) with Micky will be held at 5:30 PM and tickets (limited seats) may be purchased online .
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Sweetness Market
Thursday September 14
3:00 - 7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Apples and honey tastings. Make a beeswax food wrap and be earth friendly - ditch the plastic. Tikkun Olam for our new year.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday September 15
9:45am for 10:00am start | Calgary JCC
Join our free, fun half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays with songs, dance and brachot. Next date: October 20. There is no need to register but contact Kathie by email or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.
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Welcome Shabbat at the JCC
Friday September 15
11:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Join us in the JCC lobby for a special Rosh HaShanah Welcome Shabbat. Free admission.
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Tot Shabbat Eve
Friday September 15
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. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Rabbi Corber by email or 403-255-8688 ext 8. 
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Ethiopian Jews in Israel Today
Friday September 15
at services | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Zvi Lidar, a journalist and former anchorman for the Israel Broadcasting Authority, is an expert in African affairs, and has worked extensively with the Ethiopian community in Israel. His talk will focus on the the lives of Ethiopian Jews in Israel today – their experience immigrating to Israel, the progress they have made, the challenges they face, etc.
Saturday Night Selichot Meal
Saturday Sept. 16
10:00pm - 12:45am | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
Prepare for the New Year in a bright, warm, & joyful atmosphere.
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CTeen Kickoff Event
Sunday September 17 | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
An exclusive club for students grades 8-12. Kickoff of the year with food, fun & friends. Delicious BBQ, awesome entertainment, door prizes, humanitarian project & more. For more information and to get involved please visit our website , or contact Rabbi Zalmy or Brochie at 403.281.3770 or email .
PJ Library Chag Sameach High Holy Days
Sunday September 17
10:30am and 2:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for the seventh of our Family Holiday Programs generously sponsored by Sam and Ida Switzer, as Educator Amy Goldberg will delight us with songs, stories and special sweet treats and teach us about the traditions and celebrations of the High Holy Days. There are two program times for you to choose from and registration is required as space is limited. Register today by email or phone 403-537-8592. This program is suitable for children under the age of eight.
UJA 2017 Launch Event - with YidLife Crisis
Sunday September 17
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
You won't want to miss the award winning duo YidLife Crisis at the launch of our community's United Jewish Appeal campaign. Find out more about YidLife Crisis here . See videos and buy admission here . For more information, contact Jessica Miller Switzer by email or call 403-444-3157.
Rosh Hashanah Class - The Silent Voice
Monday September 18
7:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
By the Calgary JLI. RSVP by email or call 403.281.3770
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Rosh Hashanah Special Order Pick Up
Wednesday September 20
9:00am – 3:00pm | Calgary JCC
If you place a special order for Rosh Hashanah don’t forget to pick up on September 20.
King Solomon’s Ants
Shabbat September 23
5:45 pm | HOJMI
A talk by Rabbi Yisroel Miller
No Fee, everyone welcome.
Honey Bee Experience
Sunday September 24
11:00am – 12:30pm | meet at 10:45 at Chinook Honey Company, 386079 16 Street SW Okotoks
PJ Library Calgary for Russian-speaking Families is 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.

Место встречи: JCC в 10 утра. Мы предоставляем автобус туда и обратно. 
Или мы встретим вас в Chinook Honey Company (386079 16 Street SW Okotoks, AB) в 10:45 утра.

Вход: $10 на взрослого | Дети бесплатно!
Просьба зарегестрироваться заранее так как места ограничены. Вы можете сделать это по электронной почте:vhavkin@jewishcalgary.org или по телефону 587- 707-2077.
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Days of Awe Meditation
Wednesday September 27
7:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Come create space in your body and mind to invite your deepest peace in these days of awe. Gently embrace these days with greater awareness in a meditation designed to open you up to the great possibilities of a new year with a meaningful meditation. Come as you are to sit, relax and prepare for the New Year! Facilitator: Hilda Smith, Dip.Ed, CYMT, CIC. Free admission, RSVP by email .
Yom Kippur Class - The Holy Heritic
Tuesday September 28
7:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
By the Calgary JLI. RSVP by email or call 403.281.3770
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JCC Community Klezmer Band Dance
Sunday October 1
3:00 - 5:00pm | Calgary JCC
Have you ever been to a Jewish wedding? Do you wish you had more occasions to dance the "horas" and enjoy all the high spirited Jewish music? Here's your opportunity. Come dance to all Eastern European fast paced and happy music. Suggested donation $10. Visit our Facebook event page and RSVP here to enter a draw to win fine prizes. 
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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 .
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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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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.
Na’amat Canada Calgary’s Opening Potluck Evening
Monday September 11
6:30 pm
Please join us as we start our next season of fun, friendship, food and fundraising. We look forward to rejoining and regrouping at our opening dairy pot luck supper. New friends are always welcome at Na’amat with no dues commitment. For more information or to RSVP please email us at or call Susan at 403-240-0830. To find out more about Na’amat, visit our website or visit our Facebook page at Na’amat Canada Calgary. 
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. 
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.
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.
Calgary Yachad Hebrew School
Registration is open for the 5778 - 2017/2018 Calgary Yachad Hebrew School. Presenting Judaism as a way of life, filled with pride, joy, dreams, meaning, and fulfillment. Our curriculum is designed using multi-sensory, hands-on activities, creative art projects, music and drama. Visit our website , email , or call 403.281.3770 for more information and to register.
Bat Mitzvah Club
Special Club for Girls Ages 11-13. Learn what it really means to be a Bat Mitzvah in the modern world through art, cooking & baking, discussion & self expression! Welcoming girls of all backgrounds and affiliations (no-matter where the celebration will be held or was held). For more information please visit our website , call 403.281.3770, or email .
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Pinternosh - A Celebration of Jewish Food Photo Contest 
Submission deadline: Friday September 1
Exhibit opening: Tuesday September 5
Announcement of winners and reception: Monday September 18
6:00 - 7:30pm | Calgary JCC
When is Jewish Food Month? All year round! That's why we want you to start the New Year showcasing the best Jewish dishes from all traditions you know how to prepare. Show us the delicious results, provide the recipe, and win mouth-watering prizes! For details about the contest visit our website .
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Group Bnai Mitzvah Lessons
Kehilat Shalom is pleased to offer free group bnai mitzvah lessons included with an adult membership. Rabbi Leonard Cohen will be offering classes on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the JCC after the High Holidays. For further information please contact us or Rabbi Leonard Cohen by email or by phone at 403 850 0106.
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Rugelach for 8-10 Year Olds
Rugelach will be a monthly, fun, social, Jewish gathering for children in grades 3-5. Registration is open to all Jewish children in the age range. While the program is free, any activity that requires payment will be the responsibility of the parents. For more info or to register, please contact Jenny Laing .
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Shabbat School at Temple B’nai Tikvah
Temple B’nai Tikvah offers a comprehensive Jewish education from preschool through b’nai mitzvah, combining laughter with learning, art with argument and tikkun olam with t’fillah. Our professional teachers are warm and dedicated, offering a curriculum designed for Reform congregations. Temple’s Shabbat school invites Jewish children to explore what it means to be modern Jews who cherish ancient wisdom. Our two year b’nai mitzvah program begins when your child is eleven years old and provides our bar and bat mitzvah candidates with the understanding they need to take their places as young Jewish adults. For information and registration packages please contact the Temple office at 403-252-1654.
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Shul School - A unique approach to Jewish education
10:00am – 12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Beginning September 10, 2017
Ages 4-9
Shul's cool at Shul School where kids enjoy music, arts and crafts, and much more. Infuse your home and community with a love of Judaism. Your child will learn: Prayer and Blessings, Bible Stories, Holidays, Mitzvot, Jewish Ethics, Hebrew and more! For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber by email or call 403-255-8688 ext. 8. To enroll, please contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email .
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B'nai Mitzvah Program
4:00 - 5:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Beginning September 5, 2017
Ages 10-13
Each student receives personalized instruction and attention. We are committed to making your child's journey toward Jewish adulthood an exciting and memorable experience. Your child will learn: To lead Shabbat Prayers, Hebrew reading/comprehension, observance of mitzvot, what it means to become a Jewish adult in 2017 and more. For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber by email  or call 403-255-8688 ext. 8. To enroll, contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email .
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Torat Chaim: The Torah of Life
Beginning September 10
“Torat Chaim” combines practical life-skills training with Jewish learning. It provides practical guidance for navigating real-life issues. Gain experience and wisdom in dealing with difficult issues and creating positive outcomes. For more information please contact Ina Sandler or Rabbi Corber or call 403-255-8688 ext. 8. To RSVP to our September 10th Introductory Session with free dinner please contact email or call 403-255-8688.
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Mysticism and Meditation 
Mondays 5:00pm 
Starting September 11
Mysticism and Meditation is a one-hour meditation combined with teachings and insights from the Jewish mystical tradition (Kabbalah and Hassidut). This year will be focused on the multiple dimensions of the Hebrew letters as taught by Rav Yitzhak Ginzburg, a student of Reb Menachem-Mendel Schneerson, the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe. For more information, please contact Rabbi Corber or call 403-255-8688 ext 8.
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Leonard Cohen Chai Tribute Concert - Call for Artists
Calgary JCC is preparing a tribute concert on October 29, 2017. If you are a professional or emerging musician, drama or spoken word performer or dancer in our community and would like to apply, please contact Shula Banchik, JCC Arts and Culture Manager by email . Sponsored by Lenny and Faigel Shapiro & Family.
Calgary Jewish Hockey League
Sunday evenings September through April
Interested in playing ice hockey with other members of the Jewish community? The CMJHL is now open for registration for the 2017-2018 season. The non-contact league is open to adults of all skill levels looking to join a fun and serious ice hockey league with games once per week. Participants can expect all games to be played in the southwest at either the Stu Peppard or Oakridge Arenas. For more information and/or to register please contact Rod Sztabzyb .
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Join the Calgary JCC Team! We are now hiring for the following positions: Group Exercise Coordinator, Customer Service Representative, Graphic Designer, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, Arts, Culture and Israeli Programs Manager, Daycare Staff, and Aqua Exercise Specialty Leader. Visit our website for all the details.
Executive Director
We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, passionate individual with senior leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector. The Executive Director of JFSC, accountable to the Board of Directors, is responsible for the consistent achievement of the mission, goals and organizational objectives. The Executive Director’s mandate is to ensure the organization has a relevant strategy (responsive to community needs), and its execution, thereby ensuring consistent and timely progress on agency goals. Key responsibilities include program design with impact evaluation, fiscal management, staff management, fund development, leadership to and representation of the agency, in order to best meet the needs of our clients and community. Submit cover letter and resume by email . Closing date Sept.11, 2017. More information on our website .
Basic Needs Service Coordinator
This department provides social work interventions and services concerning Basic Needs, including housing, homelessness, food security, financial coaching, domestic violence, resettlement and vocational services. The Basic Needs Coordinator is responsible for promoting independent choices and providing necessary support to individuals and families. He/she will work with clients to connect them to resources by providing information and referrals; assist with form completion; advocacy; supportive counselling; financial coaching and case management services. Please submit resume and cover letter to the CSS Director by email .
Volunteer for our UJA Cell-a-Thons 
Wednesday September 6
Monday September 25
Wednesday September 27
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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Calgary BBYO and JCC Membership
Calgary BBYO members are 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®
Are you moving this summer? Please remember to update your address with PJ Library. Email  Kathie with your address changes.

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 .
ePom is published on the first and third Monday of each month (or the next business day after Jewish or statutory holidays) except July and August which are first Mondays only. The submission deadline is noon on the Friday prior to publication (Thursday before a holiday Friday).

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e-POM. Inclusion in this community service does not imply authorization or recommendation.
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