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On November 18, Calgary City Council passed a historic Notice of Motion “Combatting Antisemitism in the City of Calgary,” which included a resolution formally recognizing and proclaiming January 27 as a city-wide International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This motion, which was initially put forth by Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart, was a significant step forward for our community and our city. Over 100 people, many of whom were community members, Holocaust Survivors and their families, and students from
The Calgary Jewish Academy, came out to witness this historic event. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Calgary City Council and Yasher koach to everyone who championed this landmark event! Did you know that this motion was put in place under the guidance and encouragement of Calgary Jewish Federation and others in the community?Make your UJA gift today to continue Powering a brighter future for Jewish Calgarians.
On November 14, 55 women of all ages gathered together at
Calgary JCC for the first-ever
community Challah Bake led by Nessie Hollander. Done as part of the world-wide
Shabbat Project, participants got creative as they braided and baked fresh Challah while listening to a live Klezmer band! A highlight of the evening was when, as bakers were waiting for the Challah to rise, three young girls cut their hair to donate to children in Israel living with cancer.
Yasher koach to Nessie and Calgary JCC for leading our community in such a meaningful Shabbat Project experience, and to the three young leaders who bravely donated their locks to support those in need!
On November 13,
Na'amat Canada Calgary hosted its Newest Dynamic Young Women's Club's 1st Event. A group of 8 young women met at the home of Stephanie Sacks as Leora Hornstein demonstrated how to make a delicious and visually stunning cheese board! The women also had a chance to socialize and learn about the important work that
Na'amat does in Israel and Canada. The next program, will be held on January 28, where participants will be putting together layettes for mothers in need at
Contact Na'amat If you would like to be part of this dynamic group or to find out more information about their upcoming programs.
On November 19, the Government of Canada shockingly voted in favour of an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations. Join us by adding your name and send a message to the Prime Minister that to be on the right side of history, Canada must oppose UN resolutions that isolate and delegitimize Israel. Did you know that this call to action was put was forth by CIJA? To continue Powering Israel advocacy and education, make your UJA gift today.
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