Noteworthy news from the Calgary Jewish Federation family
July 14, 2017 | 20 Tammuz, 5777
Calgary Jewish Federation’s third annual “Spuds and Suds” Stampede Breakfast was an outstanding success with dozens of MLAs, MPs, cabinet ministers, and community leaders joining us for a nosh and discussion of Jewish community issues. Special thanks to Premier Rachel Notley for making this event a priority in her busy Stampede schedule. And thank you to our partners CIJA and CJPAC for being the best co-hosts ever!
Mazel Tov to two members of our community who were recently presented with Calgary Awards. A hearty Yasher Koach to Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner who was awarded the Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award, and to Gordie Hoffman who received the Heritage Award.
Yasher Koach to Eytan Graubart on a strong start to his first season as director of Camp BB-Riback. Studies show that engaging young Jews in informal settings like summer camp has a profoundly positive effect on maintaining their Jewish identity. We wish this year’s campers a summer filled with friendship, ruach (spirit), and Camp BB’s famous brisket and potatoes.