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Tuesday, February 16 | 4 Adar 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.
Diversity in Israel Trivia Night
Thursday, February 18
7:00pm | Zoom
Compete to win a special Mishloach Manot basket. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Hillel Purim Party
Wednesday, February 24
7:00pm | Zoom
Don your favourite costume and hear the Purim story while making Hamantashen from scratch, and a noisemaker. Register to receive the Zoom link.

Paralympic Perspectives with Israeli Athletes
Sunday, February 28
11:00am | Zoom
Hillel and JNF U invite you to hear inspiring stories shared by Noam Gershony, Moran Samuel, and Achiva Klein, of overcoming adversity and finding success in life. Register to receive the Zoom link.
JDAIM 2021 - Dancer Jules a TikTok Jewel
Sunday, February 21
1:30pm | Zoom
Join Calgary Jewish Federation for a free dance workout and enjoy Julia's bubbly personality followed by a Q&A moderated by Julianna Enciu. Register to receive the Zoom link.

JDAIM 2021 - Shalva, a Butterfly Beyond Borders
Sunday, February 28
11:00am | Zoom
A story of successful inclusion and Tikkun Olam directly from Jerusalem and told by Kalman Samuels (founder of Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities), Sara Samuels (guitarist in the Shalva Band and volunteer at Shalva National Center), and Marilyn Samuels (Professor emeritus at University of Calgary). Q&A moderated by Jason Markusof. Register to receive the Zoom link.
PJ Purim Puppet Play
Sunday, February 21
10:00am | Zoom
Join Rabbi Ilana and your PJ Library friends for a morning of Purim stories and songs. Wear your favourite Purim costume and let's make some noise together. This program is suitable for children under eight years old. Email Kathie Wainer to register.

Who Doesn't Love Hamentashen
A Hands-On Hamentashen Class
Wednesday, February 24
6:30pm | Zoom
Our Holiday Baking Series continues with Chef Sara who will teach us how to make our favourite Purim treat – Hamentashen! Learn new skills and have fun deciding on different fillings. Ingredients list and Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Email Kathie Wainer to register.
Purim Murder Mystery Party
Thursday, February 25
7:00 - 9:00pm
Join JAC and Beth Tzedec Congregation's 20-40s as we embark on a masquerade mystery. Spots are limited. Register to receive the Zoom link.
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.

Virtual PJ Library Tot Shabbat Purim
Friday, February 26
10:00am |Zoom
Come in your favourite Purim costume, invite your parents, grandparents and everyone who loves you, and let's enjoy a virtual Purim Tot Shabbat together! Celebrate Purim and Shabbat with Karina and Kathie with songs, stories, and brachot. Email Kathie Wainer for the Zoom link.
Yom HaShoah
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Thursday, April 8
In honour of Yom HaShoah this year, Federation's Holocaust and Human Rights Remembrance and Education department would like to pay tribute to the Survivors and their years spent in Displaced Persons (DP) camps after the war. If you have any photos of your loved ones in a DP camp (eg. could be a photo of their wedding, a baby they gave birth to, etc.) we would love to use it in our virtual ceremony this year. Visit our website for more details. Photos must be received no later than February 28, 2021.
CJA Registration is Now Open
Registration opens on Tuesday, February 16
This year, we are proud to share that there is a 0% tuition increase and the $175 ATID fee will be waived. If you are a new applicant click here to register. For current students click here to re-enroll. The early payment rate deadline is March 25, 2021.
Lessons Learned
A Virtual Space to Share Your Experience
Tuesdays, February 16 to March 9
10:00 - 11:00am
Have you self-published a book or anything in the written media? Are you an amateur "serial" photographer? Do you make beautiful stuff that is worthy of being in any window shop? Then we want to hear from you! Join our virtual gatherings and share the five most relevant lessons of your journey. Register here.

The Printed Word Series
February and March
Join us for three original virtual activities for "wordy" people including: Book Folding Art (February 23 and 25), Crossword Construction (March 9), and Blackout Poem Creation (March 30). Visit our website for more information and to register or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

How Women Challenge and Change Our Laws
International Women's Day - Yom Haisha
Mondays, March 1, 8 (IWD), 15
11:30am - 1:00pm | Zoom
Over the years, women have successfully challenged and changed laws, both in the USA and Canada. Explore three landmark human rights trials and learn how "great triumphs can only come out of great trials." Register here for this series hosted by Miles Nadal JCC and pick-up an IWD goody bag at the JCC.
Journey of the Soul
Judaism's Pre-burial and Burial Rituals
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm or
Wednesday, February 17 at 9:30am | Zoom
Judaism's pre-burial and burial rituals accompany the soul's gradual transition from a limiting physical life to a completely spiritual one. We discuss those rituals and how, once freed, the soul's connection to the living continues in new and powerful ways. Visit our website for more information and to register.

CTeen International Virtual "Uplyft" Shabbaton
February 18 - 21
Join thousands of Jewish teens grades 8 to 12 for the first Virtual CTeen International Shabbaton. Connect with teens around the world, win prizes, be "UpLyfted", and give back to the community. Register online, email or call Brochie at 587-718-4770 for the 50% off promo code, and with any additional questions.

JDAIM 2021 - Mental Health & Happiness
Saturday, February 20
7:30pm | Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a Havdalah program on mental health awareness with Harvard Happiness Professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and renowned lecturer and author Rabbi Shais Taub. This is part of the global ShabbaTTogether initiative on mental health and disability inclusion awareness held by the Calgary Friendship Circle, and sponsored by the Ruderman Chabad Inclusion Foundation.
Art and Scroll Studio features Judaica Artist Rabbi Yitchok Moully, AKA the Pop Art Rabbi, in Conversation and Presentation
Wednesday, February 17
7:00pm | Virtual, Free
Temple B'nai Tikvah presents Art and Scroll Studio – celebrating makers and creators of Judaica art. Yitzchok Moully is a conceptual artist whose work explores the intersection of spirituality and the material world. He views art as a conversation between viewer and artist. Click here for further information and to register in advance.
Hazak 55+ Presents Books with Jewish Tam
Thursday, February 18
1:00pm | Zoom
One silver lining of the pandemic has been the opportunity to hunker down with some new books and those you've been meaning to get around to. Maxine Fischbein will lead participants on an interactive literary journey and share some great online Jewish literary resources. Bring your favourite books to the discussion. RSVP by email or call 403-255-8688.

Purim Fun at BTZ!
Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26
Join the Beth Tzedec community for the best virtual Purim party you've ever seen! We have events planned for all ages both on Zoom and in the Beth Tzedec parking lot. Click here for more information.

Talmudic Top-Ten
Thursdays in March and April
6:30 - 8:30pm | Zoom
Join Cantor Russ for a journey through some of the Talmud's most interesting Sugiyot, and learn how to better appreciate the role the Talmud can play in 21st century Jewish life. RSVP to by email or call 403-255-8688.
Community Beit Midrash Program
Thursday, February 18
8:00pm | Zoom
Interesting questions posed to Rabbi Zilbershtein with presenter Rabbi Moshe S. Carr. Visit our website for more information.
Hamen - tashchen Making
Sunday, February 21
2:00 - 4:30pm
Join Sylva on Zoom to make Hamentashchen for Purim. Please register by email for this event.

They Ain't Ready for Me Movie Screening
Monday, February 22 to Sunday, February 28
To celebrate Black History Month, Temple B'nai Tikvah is happy to be able to share the film: They Ain't Ready for Me with the Calgary Jewish Community. This film about a Chicago mother's courage and determination to fight violence will inspire you. Email Patricia to receive the link.

Purim Celebrations
Saturday, February 27 
At 11:00am, after Shabbat services, Temple is partnering with children's recording artists, Judy & David, to create an online Purim experience like no other. At 8:00pm join us for a Zoom Megilah reading followed by an adult Purim party featuring our young adults. Beverage and costumes encouraged for all. Visit our website for more information.
Scholarship Gala
Sunday, March 7
12:00pm MST | Zoom
Na'amat Canada and Na'amat USA invite you to participate
in their Scholarship Gala. Special guest speaker will be world renowned Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and includes a live Q&A. Funds raised will be directed toward our scholarship programs in Israel. For further info, and to register for this program, go to our website.
JFSC Presents: 2021 Virtual Speaker's Series
Tom Jackson: Sunday, April 11
Karen Gosbee: Thursday, May 6
Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Fall 2021
We are excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Speaker's Series. Save the date and join us for three fascinating, real life, high profile stories that will entertain, inspire and underscore the importance of JFSC's role in our lives. More info to come, contact Lisa Thomson.
JNF Negev Gala
Sunday, May 2 
7:00pm | Online
Save the date for a virtual Negev Gala, honouring Diane Colley-Urquhart and raising funds for the Sderot Trauma Resilience Centre. This unique and entertaining show will be hosted by emcee extraordinaire, Dave Kelly. Special gift bags will be delivered to your homes. Registration opens soon.
Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary is please to announce that the 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.
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