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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.
A little known fact: Students attending the Holocaust Symposium that Federation co-hosts with Mount Royal University, are asked to bring food for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and Miriam’s Well. We've just been informed that 320 pounds of food was collected for the Interfaith Food Bank alone!
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.