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Tuesday, August 2 | 5 Av 5782
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
Library for Caregivers
As part of our Caregiver Support Programs, our new Library for Caregivers has books for loan covering topics that include practical advice and effective strategies to help caregivers of seniors. Click here for more information. Email Samantha or call 403-692-6392 to reserve your books.
Lunch Club
Wednesday, August 10
11:30am | Paperny Family JCC
Join Kesher at Karen's Café for its monthly Lunch Club program – all are welcome to join! For more information about Kesher or Lunch Club, contact Karina Szulc.

Heartland Tour
Sunday, August 14
1:00pm | Leave from Paperny Family JCC
Tour the Highwood Museum and enjoy High River's murals, Maggie's Café, and more. Contact Karina Szulc for more information.
Jews and Brews 
Tuesday, August 23
6:00pm | Start at Cold Garden Beverage Company
Join JAC for a night of Inglewood's best beers! Starting at Cold Garden and making our way around our favourite breweries in the area. Your first pint is on us. Click here to register. If you have any questions, contact Hannah Giesinger.
Pride Shabbat Dinner
Friday, August 26
5:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Calgary Jewish Federation is thrilled to co-host Calgary's annual Pride Shabbat Dinner, in partnership with CIJA, Temple B’nai Tikvah, and CJPAC. Together, we will affirm the intersections of queer & transgender Jewish identity and the contributions of the Jewish 2SLGBTQ+ community while celebrating Shabbat and sharing a vegan meal. $18 charge per person, register here. For more information contact Danielle Braitman.
Pride Drag Brunch
Sunday, August 28
10:00am-12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Dress in your best drag, or come as you are, to our first annual Drag Breakfast, in partnership with JAC, Beth Tzedec Congregation, CIJA, CJPAC, and Paperny Family JCC. Enjoy performances from Calgary’s Fake Moustache Drag Troupe while indulging in a Kosher breakfast and bottomless mimosas (non-alcoholic options available). 50% of proceeds will be donated back to our local Queer community. $30 charge, 18+, register here. For more information, contact Danielle Braitman.
Show Your Pride!
March with Jewish Calgary in the Annual Pride Parade
Sunday, September 4
Meet 10:30am, March begins 11:00am
Downtown, exact location TBA
Come donned in your most colourful, festive clothing, and show your support for our 2SLGBTQ+ community members. Register here for this family-friendly event.
Yallah! Get Active for Israel
Now until September 21
Can't go to Israel? Then join JNF Canada in traveling special virtual routes through Israel, and raise funds while you exercise this summer. The more you exercise, the further you go! Use the app's StreetView function to look around where you are in Israel. Any physical activity counts; you can even register as a family. Everyone who completes their route gets a gift, but fundraising over $500 will be rewarded with 10% back to you in gift cards (if you wish). More information and registration online.
Golden Age Photography Classes
Mondays, August 8, 15, 22, 29
Paperny Family JCC
Learn how to use the functions on your iPhone and iPad to correct errors in your photographs. Facilitated by Bill Levy. Cost $10 for members and public.

Shmita Exhibit
August 18-31
Paperny Family JCC
Experience this open exhibit highlighting local artists who have created pieces that align with sustainability, agriculture, and the Jewish yearly cycle to honour the past Shmita (rest) year. Opening reception to meet the artists will be from 6:30 to 8:30pm on opening night, Thursday, August 18. To submit a piece, or get more information, contact Karina Szulc. 

Choirs of the World Chai Notes Concert
Sunday, August 21
4:00-6:00pm | Paperny Family JCC Field
Entertain yourself with our featured choirs: – Community Intergenerational Choir (Sharim Kids Choir and Voices Seniors Choir), Cantares Latin American Choir (Venezuela), and the Calgary Crescendo Choir Society. For more information contact Karina Szulc. To make a donation (recommended: $18), call the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Considering a Care Home
Complimentary Monthly Drop-in Caregiver Discussions Group
Tuesday, August 9
10:00-11:30am | JFSC
Are you caring for a senior (55+) spouse, partner, parent, relative, or friend? Facilitated by a registered social worker, receive support and exchange strategies based on the shared experience of caregiving through our Caregiver Support Program. To register call 403-287-3510.

You Matter: Coping with Caregiver Stress and Avoiding Burnout
Wednesday, August 17
10:00-11:30am | Online
This is a complimentary workshop through JFSC's Caregiver Support Program. Caregivers of seniors report higher levels of stress than the general population, and stress is even higher among carers of persons living with dementia. Join us for this free, online caregivers' workshop, and learn strategies for regulating stress and promoting healthy coping to avoid caregiver burnout. To register click here, email Samantha, or call 403-692-6392.

7th Annual Martin, Staniloff & Thal Charity Golf Classic
Thursday, August 18
D'Arcy Ranch, Okotoks
Register today, this popular event was sold out last year! Join us for a day of fresh air, fun, and camaraderie while supporting quality programs and services for families, seniors, and individuals. For sponsorship information and to register, contact Peta or call
CHW Calgary Centre Walk
Monday, August 15 | 10:00am and
Tuesday, August 16 | 7:00pm
South Glenmore Park, 24 Street SW
CHW Calgary Centre invites the community to walk in support of the S.O.S (Starting Over Safely) Campaign and Franny's Fund, funding initiatives to empower survivors of domestic abuse in Israel and Canada. Minimum donation of $18. To register, click here or contact Irena Karshenbaum by email or call 403-253-4612.
CHW Calgary Centre HIGH Fitness
Sunday, September 18
4:00pm | The Calgary Jewish Academy Gymnasium
6700 Kootenay Street SW
CHW Calgary Centre invites you to HIGH Fitness with Amber Zenith, co-founder of HIGH Fitness. The fun event is in support of the S.O.S (Starting Over Safely) Campaign and Franny's Fund, funding initiatives to empower survivors of domestic abuse in Israel and Canada. Registration fee: $20 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door. Additional donations greatly appreciated. To register, click here or contact Irena Karshenbaum by email, or call 403-253-4612.
Holy One Golf Celebration - NEW DATE
Thursday, September 8
11:00am Registration and BBQ lunch
1:00pm Shotgun start | Sirocco Golf Club
A fundraising tournament supporting the building of a new state-of-the-art, public-use community playground. The day includes: Texas Scramble, lunch, steak dinner, raffles and silent auction, and team and on-course prizes. Sponsorships available. Book your tee time today.
TBT Shabbat School
Commencing September 17
Join this vibrant community from age three through B'nai MitzvahOnline registration is now open.
Ulpan Sports
September 18, 2022 to June 11, 2023 (most Sundays)
11:00am-12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Get kids (Kindergarten to grade 5) to actually USE their Hebrew in a fun and interactive setting: Soccer, floor hockey, baseball, kickball, and gaga. Email for pricing and information.
Ulpan Arts
September 18, 2022 to June 11, 2023 (most Sundays)
11:00am-12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Get kids (Kindergarten to grade 5) to actually USE their Hebrew in a fun and interactive setting: Music, theatre, arts, and group productions like our community Purim Shpiel. Email For pricing and details.
Shul School 2.0
Sundays: September 18, 2022 to June 11, 2023
9:30am-12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
For ages Kindergarten to grade 5 – all skills levels welcome. Learn Judaica, holidays, and Hebrew by picking either Sports/Games Stream or Arts Stream. Email for pricing and details.
B'nai Brith Calgary Lodge #816: 70th Annual Dinner
Thursday, September 22
Beth Tzedec Congregation
This milestone event will honour Mayor Jyoti Gondek and US-Canada Ambassador David L. Cohen. Also honouring Max Lipsman, who will receive the 2022 Ben Docktor Award of Excellence for his outstanding contribution to the Calgary Jewish community. For tickets, sponsorships, and donations go online or email the B'nai Brith office or call 403-255-6554.
Call for Volunteers
Sunday, August 28
Our annual School Supplies for Kids packing day is quickly approaching. If you would like to participate, or for further information please contact us.
Camp Gan Israel Summer 2022
Our Summer Camp is in full swing and we need your help!
Please help us by sponsoring a child. It makes it possible for us to put smiles on more children's faces. 'No child should be denied the best camp experience.' Thank you for your generous support.
Seeking Casino Volunteers
DAY 1 (Tuesday, December 13) and
DAY 2 (Wednesday, December 14)
JCFC is seeking volunteers for our two-day fundraising casino event in December. All positions are currently available. To sign up please call 403-640-2273 or email.
Did You Know?
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