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This community resource is published every first and third Monday of each month (on the following Tuesday if Monday is a holiday). If you would like to contribute an event, resource, or announcement, please send your submission by noon on the Thursday before publication date.
Integrated Bursary Program (IBP)
2021 Applications Now Available
IBP makes the process of applying for financial support for Jewish educational and social experiences more dignified, anonymous, effective, and fair. All the schools, programs, and services covered by bursaries are on one application form, meaning the process is done one time for the entire year, for all family members. The application deadline is Friday, April 9. Visit our website for more information and to download the application form.
Post Secondary Scholarship Applications are Now Open
Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary is please to announce that 2021 Post Secondary Scholarship applications are now open. For more information and deadline dates, please go to our website or contact Brenda Sapoznikow at 403-640-2273. The deadline for submission is April 16, 2021.
The Light of Days: The Untold Stories of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
Wednesday, April 7
7:00pm | Online
Don't miss an unforgettable conversation with Judy Batalion as she discusses her highly anticipated book. It is one of the most important stories of World War II that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters – a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or by calling 403-260-2600.

Yom HaShoah - Surviving the Holocaust
The Return to Life in the Displaced Persons Camps
Virtual Commemorative Ceremony
Thursday, April 8
7:00pm | Zoom
Please join us for a special commemorative ceremony as we honour and remember the victims of the Holocaust and pay tribute to the Survivors, and their remarkable journey to freedom and a return to life. No registration is required. An email will be sent out to the community on Wednesday, April 7 including the link. Please email us if you are not already on the Calgary Jewish Federation email list. We invite you to visit the Holocaust Memorial at the JCC on April 8 or 9 to say kaddish and lay a rock in memory of those murdered in the Shoah. Rocks will be available on site.

The Holocaust: Hear from Holocaust Survivor Fanny Wedro
Sunday, April 18
2:00 - 3:30pm | Online
As the number of living Holocaust survivors decreases, it is a rare opportunity to hear directly from a Survivor. Fanny was 14 years old when Nazis invaded her hometown of Korsec, Poland and conditions for the Jews quickly deteriorated. Listen as Fanny recounts her harrowing experiences from the Holocaust. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or by calling 403-260-2600.

The Holocaust: Hear from Holocaust Survivor Ann Dancyger
Sunday, May 2
2:00 - 3:00pm | Online
We are the last generation to hear testimony from Holocaust Survivors first hand. Listen as living Survivor, Ann recounts the horrors of her Holocaust experience from her early days in Ratno, Ukraine – spent in hiding with her mother, to her two-year walking trek to West Germany. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or by calling 403-260-2600.
BTZ Family Shabbat and Hang with PJ Library
Friday, April 9
5:30 - 6:15pm | Zoom
Shabbat and Hang helps you start Shabbat right; with lots of ruach (spirit) and kehilah (community). Two different Zoom streams available depending on age. Please email Kathie Wainer or Jonah Potasznik or call 403-255-8688, ext.6 for information. RSVP online.
COVID-19 Town Hall Information Session
Monday, April 12
7:00pm | Online
The Community Relations Committee of Calgary Jewish Federation invites you to join us for a town hall on COVID-19 presented in partnership with 19 to Zero. This information session will educate our community on current pandemic trends, the vaccines and general Q & A. Register online.
What's Jewish about Rocketships? 
Sunday, April 25
2:00pm | Zoom
PJ Our Way® invites you to join six PJ Library® communities across Canada and discover the connection between Israel and space. Mad Science will lead an interactive "build your own rocketship" and The Ramon Foundation will give us a sneak peak into the next Israeli Space Mission – and we can be involved! Please email Kathie to register or for more information. Zoom link and rocketship materials will be provided after registration.This activity is geared to kids ages 7 to 12 and their families.
Virtual Kesher - The Power of Connection
Every Thursday
3:30pm | Zoom
Kesher means connection. We may be in physical isolation, but we can stay connected. You're invited to join a sing-along, or presentation by your favourite rabbi, cantor, or Calgary talent.
Email Karina for the Zoom link or for more information.
Virtual PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
Every Friday
10:00am | Zoom
Join us for our ever popular and growing, virtual PJ Library Tot Shabbat! Bring your dancing shoes, singing voices, noise makers, and get ready for half an hour of Tot Shabbat fun! Email Kathie Wainer for the Zoom link or more information.
Adult Education - Dessert and Learn
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
7:30pm | Zoom
Critical Voices in The Israeli-Palestinian Movement: How to Find a Way Forward Where No Good Options Seem to Exist. David Sklar was involved with Achvat Amim's (Solidarity of Nations) inaugural session in the winter of 2013 and currently works as an actor and playwright in Calgary. Zoom link. Passcode: 676352
Meeting ID: 813 2235 5829

Shabbat Pulpit Exchange
Part of WUPJ's Connections 21 Conference
Friday, April 9 and Saturday, May 15
On April 9, Rabbi Glickman will be speaking to their Erev Shabbat services in Cape Town South Africa, which begins at 10:15am MDT. He will be giving a presentation on his book, Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books. On May 15, Rabbi Gottlieb will be speaking after our Shabbat services on the topic. From Canada to Cape Town: Reflections on Two unique Progressive Jewish CommunitiesEmail the Temple office if you are interested.
Memorable Brain
Thursdays, April 8-29
1:00 - 2:00pm | Online
Join us for a four-week introductory adult program, developed to maintain and improve memory and other executive skills. Your brain needs to exercise too. If you don't use it, you’ll lose it! This free program will be facilitated by Karina Szulc. Register online or by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, April 13
12:00 - 1:00pm | Zoom
We will deliver a lunch to your home or you can pick-up at the JCC. Join us on Zoom at noon and enjoy live entertainment by Greg Rumple. Register by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0 by Friday, April 9. Generously sponsored by Lenny and Faigel Shapiro.

Join Us for a Sumer Summer!
Camp JCC Registration Now Open
July 5 - August 27, 2021
Camp JCC caters to a wide range of interests and skills for children ages 3 to 11. Until April 30, take advantage of our Early Bird special and receive 5% off on general and sports camps. Check out our camp guide and find out more on our website. Call 403-253-8600, ext.0 to access the discount.
Tom Jackson
Sunday, April 11
7:00pm | Online
Moderated by Dr. Larry Stanleigh, this event is part of Making a Difference: 2021 Speakers Series and annual fundraiser. Join us for Tom Jackson and Dancing, Dogs, Laughing and Love. Let's talk about creating mental well-being versus managing disease. Let's consider social prescriptions versus medical prescriptions. And then let's just sing some… Buy tickets. For more information, email Lisa Thomson.
Yom Hazikaron Commemoration with JNF
Monday, April 12 
11:00am | Online
Please join JNF for a heartfelt Yom Hazikaron commemoration led by our Education Shlicha, Yifat Bear-Miller. Click here to go to the Facebook event page and registration link.

JNF Calgary Negev Gala 2021
Sunday, May 2
7:00pm | Online
It isn't too late to register for our unique and entertaining online event with host Dave Kelly! We’re honouring Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart for her longtime support of the Jewish community, and raising funds for the Trauma Resilience Centre in Sderot, Israel. Gift bags containing special items from Israel can be delivered to your door. Registration is open at online, or call 403-255-0295 or email.
Words of Wisdom from Arndrea Waters King and Martin Luther King III
Wednesday, April 14
3:00pm MDT | Online
Hear Arndrea Waters King and Martin Luther King III as they reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and how it guides them today as directors of the Drum Major Institute and as human rights and hate crime activists. They will also address the rise of hate in the digital world and what it means for our society. Register online for this free event.
Art and Scroll Studio features Judaica Artist Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan in Conversation and Presentation
Wednesday, April 21
7:00pm | Virtual
Temple B'nai Tikvah presents Art and Scroll Studio – celebrating makers and creators of Judaica art. With the power of creative expression found in Hebrew letters, Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan creates mixed media art that expresses his Judaic passion. With profound intent, he is a storyteller whose art is defined by purpose and spirituality. Click here for further details and to register for free.
Hazak 55+ Presents
Pandemic Cooking with ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen's Caitlyn Pattison
Thursday, April 22
1:00pm | Zoom
Shots are going into arms, but COVID-19 health measures are still in place. Need some tips on planning, shopping for, and cooking healthy meals for one or two? Then this program with BFK Home Economist, Caitlyn Pattison is for you! RSVP by email or call 403-255-8688.

A Virtual Night of Mirth and Mitzvot
Wednesday, May 12
7:00pm | Live Stream
Beth Tzedec is delighted to honour Maxine Fischbein and Markham Silver for their many years of outstanding service to both Beth Tzedec and the Calgary Jewish Community. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing their contribution in a special, live streamed event. Click here for more information.
Call for Artists!
Na'amat Calgary's 1st Virtual Art Auction
If you are a professional or aspiring artist, please consider donating a piece of your work to our online auction which runs from June 6 to 27. Proceeds directed to our local "School Supplies for Kids" project.
Artists will be acknowledged for their generosity. Email Stephanie or call 403-660-2780, no later than April 15.

Passover Email-a-Thon
Na'amat Calgary's Annual Fundraiser is now on! If you are a
previous donor, you've already received a letter from us, and we
thank those who have responded so quickly! To donate now and support our many projects in Israel, please click here.
180 Handmade Blankets and Shawls Needed
Be a Part of The Mitzvah of Caring!
Shawl-om Project in partnership with Jewish Family Service Calgary is a Jewish community program welcoming all to contribute hand-made shawls and lap blankets to be distributed to those in the Jewish community in need of comfort. Click here for all the details or email Michele Doctoroff.
Did You Know?
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