Shabbat Shalom.
Wishing you and your family peace this Tisha Ba'av. As we mourn the darkest days of our history, we are also sending strength to all those around the world facing tragedy, including friends of family of Dvir Sorek , and the victims and loved ones of this week's devastating events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. May the memory of those who lost their lives be a blessing. In response to the tragedies in the United States, we invite you to read a message from Mark Wilf and Eric D. Fingerhut of the Jewish Federations of North America.

:: Federation Four ::
Noteworthy News from the Calgary Jewish Federation Family
August 9, 2019 | 8 Av, 5779
On Sunday, August 18, JAC (Jewish Adult Calgary) and PJ Library ® invite you to Paddle & Picnic at South Glenmore reservoir. Join in on a fun morning of canoeing followed by an afternoon picnic. Canoers meet at 10:45am; the picnic will begin around noon. You are welcome to join in the picnic, the canoeing, or both. Please bring your own picnic. Canoe rentals are $15/hour. Email Danielle or Kathie or call 403-444-3146 or 403-444-3146 to RSVP.
Calgary Jewish Federation is thrilled to announce the 2019 UJA Campaign Launch speakers, Jeannie Opdyke Smith and Dr. Sherri Wise. Opdyke Smith is the daughter of Irene Gut Opdyke, the woman who saved the lives of 12 Jews in Poland during the Holocaust, and Dr. Wise is a survivor of a triple bombing on Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem, which happened on September 4, 1997. These two remarkable women will share their inspirational stories at the 2019 Campaign Launch on Sunday, September 8, starting at 6:30pm at Beth Tzedec Congregation .
Tickets: $25/individual, $18/student and senior. For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact Diana Kalef .
Introducing PJ Our Way ®: The Next Chapter. People often ask what comes after PJ Library®, w e're proud to announce that Calgary families can sign up for  PJ Our Way, a kid driven program for children ages 8 ½ to 11
years old. PJ Our Way kids choose their own books, creating a totally tailored experience based their own interests and reading level.  Go online or contact Kathie to learn more.
On August 1, the JHSSA and Beth Tzedec Congregation hosted Reunion in Celebration of Jewish Theatre with Zelda Dean, respected director and co-founder of Calgary’s Beth Israel players. Community members reminisced with Zelda, sharing memories, photos, and artifacts from her productions with the Beth Israel Players and the Calgary JCC. On August 2, the JHSSA also hosted Zelda at Memorial Park Library for The Play's the Thing as part of Historic Calgary Week. Mazel Tov to JHSSA and Beth Tzedec Congregation!