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Monday, August 23 | 15 Elul 5781
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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.
Hillel Paddling with Pirates
Thursday, August 26
6:00pm | Carburn Park, 67 Riverview Dr SE
Pack a picnic and learn about Jewish pirates with Shlomy Bright before taking to the water with Paddle Master, Shula Banchik to learn the basics of stand up paddleboarding. Registration is required by Wednesday, August 25. Register online now.

Hillel Bubbles and BBQ
Sunday, September 12
1:00 - 3:00pm | Paperny Family JCC Field
Kick off the semester right with a rousing game of bubble soccer and a delicious BBQ while meeting your fellow Jews on campus. Online registration will open soon.
PJ Library® Rosh HaShanah - It's in the Bag!
Bag Pick Up: Thursday September 2 and Sunday September 5 9:00am - Noon | Paperny Family jCC
Our popular Chagim@Home kits are back! We have resources and crafts to help you make this new year special. Register online to receive your free Rosh HaShanah bag. Very limited quantities available for children under eight. in the event we are sold out, you can add your name to our waiting list. Email Kathie Wainer or call 403-537-8592 for more information. Alternative pick up arrangements can be made.
JAC Dogs & Drinks After Work
Thursday, September 2
7:00pm | Connaught Park, 11 street and 14 avenue, SW
Show off your furriest friends at Connaught Off Leash Dog Park, followed by drinks at one of the city's new, alcohol-sanctioned picnic tables. Bring yourself and your pup, and JAC will provide the drinks and snacks. Dog not required to attend. Space is limited so register online now.

Nice Jewish Pets Calendar – Order Yours Meow!
Are you a dog or a cat person? Get the best of both worlds and more with JAC's pawsitively adorable Nice Jewish Pets Calendar. For only $25 (includes an $18 tax receipt) you can admire the good girls and boys of Calgary's Jewish community while supporting Jewish infrastructure and programming. Don't miss out on the ulti-mutt Jewish calendar, order yours online right meow! All proceeds will go toward the 2021 UJA Campaign.
Virtual PJ Library® Tot Shabbat Rosh HaShanah
Friday, September 3
10:00am | Zoom
Join Karina and Kathie for a half hour class celebrating Shabbat and Rosh HaShanah with songs and brachot (blessings). Bring your instruments and let's start the New Year off with family and friends. Email Kathie Wainer for the Zoom link or more information.

Virtual PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday, September 24 and every Friday starting October 1.
10:00am | Zoom
This free, half-hour class celebrates the joy of Shabbat and holidays with stories, songs, and brachot (blessings) for families with infants to preschoolers. Join Karina and Kathie for the most fun you can have on Zoom. Email Kathie Wainer for the virtual link and more information.
UJA 2021 Campaign Launch
Sunday, September 19
11:30am - 1:00pm | Zoom
The Jewish Federations of Calgary and Edmonton invite you to the UJA 2021 Campaign Launch! Our event features Yossi Klein Halevi, one of the best-known North American lecturers on Israeli issues, along with special guest: Eric Fingerhut, CEO, Jewish Federations of North America. Register for free and your name will also be entered into a raffle to win a copy of Klein Halevi's book, Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor.
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 Szulc for the Zoom link or for more information.
Fall Programs Registration
Sunday, August 22 at 8:00am for members
Wednesday, August 25 at 8:00am for the public
Our program guide is now available to view online. We are offering a variety of engagement opportunities including many new classes for people of all ages and interests. Register online or contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Fiddler on the Field at 50!
A Chai Notes Tribute Concert Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Film, Fiddler on the Roof
Sunday, August 29
6:00 - 8:00pm | JCC Field
Join us for this live event outside for only $18 per family. Bring a chair and a picnic or order in advance from Karen's Café. Purchase your tickets online, in-person at the Customer Service Desk, or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

High Holidays
Friday, September 2
10:00am - 12:00pm | JCC
Join us for honey and apple tasting, Cartis Bracha greeting cards station and honey market.
The Art of Making Knishes
Sunday September 12
4:00 - 7:00pm | Location TBA
Demo by Gail Fraiberg of Gruman's Deli. Gail will show us how she makes her amazing knishes, followed by a light dinner. Not a Na'amat member? All are welcome! Register for this program online. Non-members: $10. This fee can be applied to a future membership. Email us for any other information.
SUP & Tashlich
Sunday, September 12
5:00 - 6:30pm | Carburn Park in Riverbend SE
Join us for a unique Days of Awe experience. Cast away the
previous year's wrongdoings on a stand-up paddleboard. Cantor
Russ from Beth Tzedec Synagogue will lead the Tashlich ceremony
as we float on one of our city’s beautiful lagoons. Bring your picnic for after the ceremony. By donation. Email Shula to register.
Caregiver Discussion Groups
September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
Are you caring for a senior spouse, partner, parent, relative or friend? Caregiver Discussions is complimentary and is a space for caregivers to offer and receive support and exchange strategies based on the shared experience of caregiving. For session topics and more information call 403-287-3510 or visit our website.
Teen Learning Project (TLP)
with Beth Tzedec and Kehilat Shalom
Torah. Psychology. Philosophy. Pop culture. Join TLP for deep discussion, intense debate, and powerful insights on the biggest issues affecting our lives today. Find out more and register online. First session is on October 4.

Family Programming in 2021-2022
Shabbat dinners, challah braiding, holiday spirit, and more! Beth Tzedec has many opportunities for your family to connect with tradition and community this year. Find out more and register online for various programs.

Youth Education Programs at Beth Tzedec
Registration for Shul School (Pre-K to Grade 4 – now open to the community) and B'nai Mitzvah Program (Grade 5 to 7) is open. Register online for either program. Need more information? Email or call 403-255-8688.
Did You Know?
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