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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.

Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors Exhibit

Until January 31 | Calgary Public Library

Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors is available for viewing at the Central Calgary Public Library. The exhibit includes images of many of our Calgary-connected Holocaust survivors, as well as a 30-minute feature film. For more information email Marnie Bondar and Dahlia Libin, Holocaust and Human Rights: Remembrance and Education Co-Chairs.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dara Horn: People Love Dead Jews

Thursday, January, 26

7:00 - 8:30pm | Virtual

In her latest book, Dara Horn explores a pointed question: Why do people seem to love dead Jews, but not living ones? The Holocaust continues to make headlines and fill our films and fiction. Yet ignorance and indifference towards Jew hatred seem to be higher than ever. Join Dara as she discusses what exactly is going on here. Register through Calgary Public Library or email Marnie Bondar and Dahlia Libin, Holocaust and Human Rights: Remembrance and Education Co-Chairs for more information.

The Children of Willesden Lane

Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20

7:00pm | Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

Early bird tickets are available from January 25 to 30. Purchase tickets here starting January 25. For more information email Marnie Bondar and Dahlia Libin, Holocaust and Human Rights: Remembrance and Education Co-Chairs.

Kesher Lunch Club

Wednesday, January 18

11:30am | Paperny Family JCC

This is a free program but registration is required by emailing Karina Szulc.

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PJOW Goes to Flying Squirrel

Thursday, January 19

5:00 - 7:00pm | Flying Squirrel South Calgary, 5342 72 Ave SE

If you're in grade 4 to 6, join us for a fun night out at the trampoline park! We will enjoy 90 minutes of jump time followed by a dinner break. We have been given permission to bring our own food in order to comply with Kashrut standards. Children are to bring their own packed dinner. Register online. $15 per person. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592. 

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PJ Goes to Preschool – The Calgary Jewish Academy

Friday, January 20

9:00 - 11:00am | CJA, 6700 Kootenay Street SW

Join us to experience a morning at preschool with your children (18 months to four years of age) and celebrate Shabbat! This is a free program, but online registration is required (no exceptions) by Thursday, January 19.

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A Killer Shabbat – Murder Mystery

Friday, January 20

6:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join PJ Library® Parents and JAC for a murder mystery-themed Shabbat dinner. Childcare will be provided by BBYO. $36 per person. Register online. Contact Sydney Truax or Hannah Giesinger for more information.

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Winter Art and Light with Alan Briks

Sunday, January 22

1:00 - 4:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

This interactive and inclusive workshop will kindle your enjoyment of creating art. Attuning to your spirituality, with a sprinkle of whimsy and musical elements, a series of original practice-based art exercises offer a safe journey of personal creative expression, reflection, and meaningful exchange. $18 JCC members, $25 public. Register at the Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Tu B'Shevat Community Celebration 

Sunday, February 5

1:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join Calgary's Jewish community for a fun-filled afternoon that will get you and your family ready for Tu B'Shevat! There will be holiday-inspired arts & crafts and a lovely seder. This event in presented in partnership with Paperny Family JCC, Kehilat Shalom, Beth Tzedec Congregation, and Inclusion powered by Calgary Jewish federation. Register online here.

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Shalom Baby

Wednesday, January 25

12:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us with your baby/infant (under two years) for coffee and nosh as we discuss the joys and oys of parentingRegister here, email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592 for more information.

TBT Art Gallery Presents Leap of Faith: Works by Alan Briks

Until January 27

Temple B'nai Tikvah

Leap of Faith features landscape, figural and abstract works by artist/art therapist Alan Briks – trusting his instincts and taking that leap of faith. Drawing on his background as a stained glass artist, Briks fills his pieces with colour and light. Visit TBT Gallery to warm your spirit and lighten your mood during these early winter months. View a short preview.

TBT Shabbat School

Jewish education for kids from Tots through B'nai Mitzvah.

Email Emma for more information.

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Free2Be: Try Us for Free for Two Weeks

Until January 31

Your free, two-week JCC membership gets you access to the pool, gymnasium, indoor playground, fitness centre, aqua fitness and GroupX classes, and registration for adult fitness classes at member rate. Plus get 10% off when you convert your two-week membership into a one-year membership (purchase before January 31). Contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 for more details.

Beach Bash

Sunday, January 22

2:30 - 5:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join the Steven Blitz Aquatics Centre for a blast of a time as we blow up our new in-water trampoline. Nothing but fun as the entire pool will be open for family swimming. You are welcome to bring your own water gun and blow-up tubes. Free for JCC members, drop-in fees for the public.

You & Me & The Family:

A Chai Notes Family Concert for All Ages

Sunday, January 29

3:00 - 5:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for a fun, musical experience and be amazed by our local artistic talents signing songs by Raffi, Disney, Paulo, Free to Be...You & Me, and more. Family $36, individual: $18, student: $10. Purchase at Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Hazak Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, January 18              

12:00 to 2:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation  

Join us for a monthly lunch and learn as we socialize, share a meal and learn together. This month, author Douglas Century will tell the fascinating stories of two Yiddishe tough guys: prizefighter Barney Ross and Soviet-born mobster, Boris "Biba" Nayfeld, who led the infamous Brighton Beach Mob. Register on the Beth Tzedec website

Homework Club

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

3:30 - 5:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Students in grades 1 to 6 are invited to complete their schoolwork in our after-school Homework Club, supported by mentors and student tutors. With snacks and educational fun (for when homework is done), it's a relaxed, supportive space to learn. Register on the Beth Tzedec website.

Teen Wednesdays at Beth Tzedec

Every Wednesday

4:00 - 5:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

From January until June, we're inviting teens in grades 8 to 12 to participate in free weekly programming dedicated to learning, connecting, and living their Jewish values – every Wednesday at Beth Tzedec. Learn more and register on the Beth Tzedec website.

"Unweavings" by Fiber Artist Laurie Wohl

Wednesday, January 18

7:00 - 8:00pm | Online

TBT Art and Scroll Studio in association with the American Guild of Judaic Art invite you to join Laurie Wohl in presentation and conversation. Register online for this free event.

Pizza, Booze & Schmooze for Adults

Sunday, January 22

6:30pm | HOJMI

Featuring a tasting with Eau Claire Distillery. Visit our website for more information.

Parsha Potpourri 


8:45 - 9:15am| Halpern Akiva Academy

Presenter: by Rabbitzin Hannah Andrews

Visit our website for more information.


The Calgary Jewish Academy Open House

Thursday, January 26

9:30am | The Calgary Jewish Academy

Are you looking for an innovative preschool program or kindergarten? Join us for our annual open house where you can learn how your child can find community and engage in purposeful learning. Click here to register. If you have any questions please feel free to email us.


The Mussar Pathway - Value Ethics in Judaism

Monday, January 30 (New date and time)

7:45pm | Zoom

Back by popular demand, Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides will present this stimulating program via Zoom. Free for members and $10 for non-members which can be applied to a future membership if desired. Email us for further info.

Book Discussion: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi - 2nd Edition

Tuesday, January 31

7:00 pm | Zoom

By the Calgary Council of Christians and Jews with moderator David Busheikin. The Second edition has letters of reply from Palestinians and others. Halevi says "to start the first public conversation … who we are, why we see ourselves as indigenous to this land, what is our shared future in the region" (Wikipedia). Advance registration: Email Joan. Book purchase: call Lori at 403-444-3157.

Book Smart: Course Through Judaism's Most Important Titles, and the Authors Who Inscribed Them

Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30pm and

Wednesday February 1 at 9:30am | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta 

A panoramic overview of 3,000 years of Jewish learning, this course introduces you to the works that earned us the title "The People of The Book." You will experience the different genres that shape Jewish life, including Tanach, Midrash, Talmud, Halachah, Philosophy, Kabbalah, Musar, Chasidism, and meet the influential personalities who drove thirty centuries of Jewish scholarship. For more information visit our website or email Rabbi Groner.

Torah Studies Season 2 

Every Monday

7:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta 

Treat yourself to one hour of weekly Torah study. Each lesson we delve into a topic in the weekly Torah portion and bring it to life. For more information visit our website or email Rabbi Groner.

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