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Noteworthy News from the Calgary Jewish Federation Family
February 8, 2019 | 3 Adar I 5779
AEPi (Alpha Epsilon Pi) – the world's Jewish college fraternity, operating chapters on more than 190 college campuses in seven countries, will be selling cookies and roses for Valentine's Day as a benefit for Save a Child's Heart. The fundraiser will run from February 11 to 14 at Mount Royal University on Main Street from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 
On February 3, Calgary Jewish Federation kicked off JDAIM with Catchball for All. Thank you to the JCC, Cathy Cole, and Shane Gerzon for facilitating this fantastic afternoon. February is Jewish Disabilities, Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month in North America and as a community, we are celebrating diversity, talent, and inclusion. For more information about JDAIM events click here or contact Karina Szulc at 403-389-6994 or email.
PJ Library® joined The Calgary Jewish Academy and Halpern Akiva Academy Open Houses with PJ Goes to Preschool. Families were invited to tour the schools, meet the staff and administrators, and spend some time at each school. We are fortunate to have two vibrant Jewish day schools in Calgary – parents appreciated the opportunity to explore them.
On January 31, many of the Jewish organizations with physical plants in the community were hosted by Calgary Jewish Federation and our partners at The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for a Situational Awareness Workshop and audit. Situational Awareness is a program offered by the National Community Security Program – a branch of CIJA – and focuses on the premise that every citizen has a role to play in security. Ryan Hartman, Director of the NCSP, coached participants in techniques such as "Readiness Conditions" and the "OODA Loop" (observe, orient, decide, act). For more information or to take a free online course, visit NCSP's website.