Noteworthy News from the Calgary Jewish Federation Family
November 9, 2018 | 1 Kislev 5779
A representative of the Israeli Consul in Toronto is coming to Calgary on November 25 and 26. To book an appointment, fill out this intake form, or visit Jewish Calgary's Consulate webpage to learn more. Once intake forms are completed, the Consul will contact applicants directly to set up an appointment time. Email Ilana for information or visit the Consulate website for more details.
On October 30, our community came together to remember those killed in the horrific attack on Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Congregation, as well as to pray for the speedy recovery of those who were injured. In a bold statement, our Jewish clergy and leadership came together with representatives from many other faith communities to stand shoulder to shoulder in support of one another. Close to 1,000 people from all backgrounds attended, and reaffirmed their commitment to building a Jewish and broader Calgary in which anti-Semitism and hate are not welcome and not tolerated.
Calgary Jewish Federation in collaboration with Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary was recently selected as one of only five new organizations to join 52 others in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation'sLIFE & LEGACY™ program. This program builds capacity in our local Jewish organizations to secure after lifetime gifts, ensuring a vibrant Jewish Calgary for years to come. To date, Calgary is the first and only Canadian community to be accepted. The first session – Why Legacy, Why Now took place on November 5, bringing together over 40 lay leaders and professionals from 13 local Jewish organizations. If you would like to learn more about this program, or discuss how you might leave a legacy to our Jewish community, please be in touch with Diana Kalef, Director of Development.
Remember and Be the Light
Protest Baseless Hatred
In honour of the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calgary Jewish Federation's Holocaust Education department invites you to participate in our newest initiative: Remember and Be the Light. After Shabbat on November 10, and on the evening of November 11, please light a candle in your window to protest baseless hatred.