:: Federation Four ::
September 4, 2020 | 15 Elul 5780
back to school
Calgary Jewish Federation sends best wishes to all students on their return to learning this fall. Some will be learning online, while others have rejoined their classmates and friends face-to-face after a long summer of physical distancing and sporadic social engagements. As such, all students will embark on a new adventure and new ways of learning together – and apart. We would like to share special recognition of our community's two Jewish day schools: Halpern Akiva Academy and The Calgary Jewish Academy, for the care and planning they have put into the education and well-being of their students. Wishing all families a successful and safe return to school, and a Shana Tova U'Metuka – Happy and Sweet New Year!
This Rosh HaShanah may be different from any that we've ever had, but you can still wish your family and friends a sweet and healthy new year! Holiday Tribute Cards are a meaningful way to wish your family and friends Shana Tova while supporting Jewish Calgary. Be sure to check out our new online system to send e-cards, or we can print and mail them for you.
With the High Holidays just two weeks away, the Calgary JCC is pleased to announce that Nessie and her Golden Age group will be baking fresh Rosh HaShanah Challah for pick-up on Friday, September 18. Reserve some holiday goodness by calling the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Limited quantities are available so be sure to order your round holiday Challah for $8 each (raisin is sold out)!
On September 2, Calgary Jewish Federation partnered with CIJA, Beth Tzedec Congregation, Temple B'nai Tikvah, and Calgary Pride to welcome Rabbi Sandra Lawson as part of CIJA's national Queer Jewish Pride: A Speaking Series. Rabbi Sandra spoke on the segmenting of self, Antisemitism in Pride spaces, anti-black racism and Antisemitism as a queer, Black, Jewish woman. Click here to find out more, or to access past recordings.
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