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Calgary Jewish Federation shares condolences on the loss of 176 individuals, including 63 Canadians, who perished on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 in Iran this week. We send our thoughts to the family and friends who are grieving lost loved ones, as well as to those Iranian Calgarians who are in mourning.
January 10, 2020 | 13 Tevet 5780
Calgary Jewish Federation is thrilled to share that the 2019 UJA Campaign has raised $2,651,554.00! Thanks to YOUR generosity and dedication to the community, this year's UJA fundraising total has exceeded 2018. The success of the campaign was truly a team effort on behalf of the whole community. One of the highlights of this campaign season was the matching incentive program provided by incredible Jewish Calgary philanthropists. This program, which greatly contributed to this year's overall fundraising total, motivated hundreds of loyal returning donors to increase their gift and helped us welcome 178 new 2019 donors. As the slogan says, Jewish Calgary truly is PoweredByYOU! We cannot thank you enough for all that YOU do to sustain community, support one another, and ensure a bright future for years to come.
Do you have children under two in your life? Calgary Jewish Federation wants to celebrate you and your little one at the upcoming Shalom Baby Shower on Sunday, January 19, 11:00am – 1:00pm at Calgary JCC . Mingle with other parents and caregivers while enjoying family friendly activities such as face-painting. Special Shalom Baby gift bags are available to all families who register in advance! This event is free of charge but registration is required by January 17. Want to learn more about how Shalom Baby supports families and young children? Visit Calgary Jewish Federation online or contact Danielle Braitman
Everyone has an inner artist! We want to celebrate your unique abilities and talents at Ability Arts Festival 2020, part of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month! Starting February 9, join Julianna Enciu for a ten-week performing arts workshop series concluding with a final showcase performance on May 17. From singing, dancing or acting to working on set and costume design, there are a number of ways to get involved. This event is free of charge and open to all. However, participants must register by January 20. Go online to register and see a full list of workshop dates or contact Karina Szulc to learn more. 
Calgary JCC Arts & Culture invite you to the Chai Notes Concert – A Celebration of Jewish Popular Songwriters coming up on Sunday, January 19, 3:00 – 5:00pm at Calgary JCC. The show will feature 18 astounding live performances from professional musicians from our community , covering an array of genres from Broadway to top 40, Gershwin to Bob Dylan. Purchase tickets online or by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0.  Contact Shula Banchik with inquiries. Calgary Jewish Federation is proud to support thriving arts & culture programs at Calgary JCC. Go online to learn more about how the JCC is helping to enrich our community.
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