Noteworthy news from the Calgary Jewish Federation family
July 28, 2017 | 5 Av, 5777
Representatives of Calgary Jewish Federation met with David Eggen, Alberta Minister of Education, to discuss the province's anti-racism strategy. Attending were Federation President Yannai Segal, incoming Community Relations Chair Jared Shore and professional staff Judy Shapiro and Adam Silver. The meeting was part of Federation's working relationship with the Government of Alberta to ensure that we fight racism and antisemitism together.
Nominated by the The Academy of Canadian Film and Television for best internet series, YidLife Crisis has taken their shtik live, to sold out shows across North America, and they are coming to Calgary! You won't want to miss this great performance, which is also the launch event for Federation's annual UJA campaign - September 17th! Tickets, info and videos here.
"Surviving and Thriving" is a new innovative Federation lecture series addressing issues of disability and inclusion. The first in the series, "Transitioning to Adulthood," was held this past Tuesday. Thank you to our partner, Children’s Link! Watch for information on the next lecture "Living with Autism" which will be helpful to parents of Autistic children, but also for friends, family and neighbours wishing to learn about Autism and develop an inclusive mindset. For more information, contact Karina.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Federation's partner in Jewish advocacy in Canada, is organizing a group to march in the Calgary Pride Parade this year (September 3) and is hosting a Pride Shabbat Dinner on Sept. 1 with Temple B'nai Tikvah, to bring together Jewish and non-Jewish LGBTQ in solidarity. Tickets for Shabbat available here, and for more information, contact Ariella.