On February 2, our community kicked-off: Jewish, Disabilities, Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) celebrations at We All Belong! The event featured esteemed folk musician and inclusion expert, Joanie Calem. After Joanie's meaningful performance of music and storytelling, guests celebrated the 18 students who participated in Federation's inclusion essay contest, Meshane Ha Briot. Each student was presented with a personalized certificate honouring their achievements. Once again, Mazel Tov to the participants. Special thanks to the Fania & Leo z"l Wedro Community Fund which provided top three contestant awards in both age divisions and to our anonymous donors for the honourable mention awards. Also, thanks to our presenters and Task Force for Jewish People with Disabilities and Federation board members, Sandra Weizman and Beth Price. Go online to see photos from the day!
Calgary Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary are thrilled to announce that LIFE & LEGACY® has ended Year One with all 10 partner agencies reaching their stretch goals. Calgary’s goal was to achieve a minimum of 180 signed Letters of Intent (LOI) with a stretch goal of 250. However, our community showed their generosity with a whopping total of 290 LOI by 127 donors. The estimated amount raised is over $12.5M and 25% of all commitments have already been formalized with bequests, life insurance policies, or cash gifts. As we embark on Year Two, we encourage everyone to consider the future of our community and our cherished institutions. Contact Federation's Director of Development, Diana Kalef, to learn more about how you can make a lasting impact on our community.
Make Your Voice Heard!February 14 is the last day to fill out The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs' (CIJA's) Grassroots Survey. Now is your chance to express your opinions on the issues you care about most and share your thoughts on what
CIJA should focus on and what needs improvement. CIJA is the advocacy partner agency of
Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA (JFC-UIA). The feedback received will help shape CIJA's priorities for 2020. Take the survey here.
Building an inclusive community is our priority. Contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.