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Monday, January 17 | 15 Shevat 5782
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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.
Virtual PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
Friday, January 14, 21 and 28
10:00am | Zoom
The most fun you can have on Zoom! Join Karina and Kathie on Friday mornings for an interactive half hour of songs, stories, and brachot (blessings) celebrating the joy of Shabbat and holidays. Email Kathie Wainer for the virtual link and more information.
We Remember
Thursday, January 27
5:00 - 6:00pm
Join Hillel in collaboration with the Students' Union at the University of Calgary for a virtual ceremony commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event will include candle lighting, survivor stories from grandchildren, and guest speaker Dr. Maureen Hiebert, U of C Associate Professor, Political Science. Register online.
History of Jew Hate – The Never Ending Story
Thursday, January 27
7:00pm | Online
In honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join internationally renowned Jewish author and educator Ben M. Freeman as he discusses Jewish identity, combating antisemitism, and raising awareness of the Holocaust. The Holocaust may have ended years ago but the story that led to it is still being written today. Register online for this free event.
Rosh Chodesh Shabbat Concierge
Friday, February 4
Start the month off right with family and friends! Register to receive a Shabbat box complete with candles, kippot, wine, challah, and a Shabbat Guide. Show off your Shabbat – snap a photo of your Shabbat supper and email it to be entered to win a prize. Order from a pre-set Karen's Café menu by Tuesday, January 25 at midnight. Email for more information.
Community Drum Circle & Conversations
Music, Wellness, and Inclusion with Jennifer Buchanan
Sunday, February 6
1:30pm | In-person and Zoom
This event is free of charge for our Kesher members and their families. Email registration is required by February 4. Generously sponsored by The Lenny and Faigel Shapiro and Family Fund. In partnership with Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary, Paperny Family JCC, and JB Music Therapy.

Virtual Kesher – The Power of Connection
Bi-weekly on 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.
Dorshei Tzedec Teen Program
February 16, 23, March 2, 8
4:00 - 5:30pm
Dorshei Tzedec is an engaging, hands-on philanthropy and grant making program. Get ready to learn with other Jewish teens about tzedakah, consensus, philanthropy, and more. This free program will give teens in grades 8 to 10 the opportunity to grant money to non-profit organizations. More information and register here. Supported by Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary, Beth Tzedec Congregation, Calgary Jewish Federation, and LIFE & LEGACY®. 
Shalom Baby
Each new life in the Jewish community is welcomed and celebrated with a free Shalom Baby gift bag filled with our valuable information, community resources, and gifts for the baby and parents. If you have not already received a Shalom Baby gift bag, please email Danielle Braitman.
Free CrossFit Class
Until January 31
For the month of January, get in on your one-time opportunity to try out a CrossFit class for free. Register at the JCC Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0. Free class needs to be pre-booked at least two hours in advance. Vaccination QR code and ID must be presented for access. Visit our website for more information.

Exploring Adar: From Darkness to Light Painting Workshop
Sunday, February 13
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adar is known both as the month of darkness and a time of good fortune. Enjoy learning about this complex month while exploring your own duality through art. Register online or call 403-253-8600, ext.0. $18 per person. All materials included, no painting experience required.

Apple iPad Intermediate
Mondays, February 7 - March 7
11:00am - 12:00pm | Zoom
This intermediate class will teach how to benefit from the use of the amazing Apple iPad. Facilitated by Saul Prince. $50/Member and Public. Register online or call Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext.0 or Nessie at 403-690-2449.
Dessert & Learn: From the Fireplace to Your Pancakes with Dr. Norman Yan
Monday, January 17
6:00pm | Zoom
The Environment, Social Action and Education Committees invite you to a Zoom talk on citizen science with Dr. Norman Yan. In this talk, he will share stories of successful projects that engage people to improve the environment. Norman Yan is a member of the Royal Society of Canada. RSVP online.

Torah Study
Thursday, January 27 
11:00 am | Zoom
Join us for an exciting study of Torah every second Thursday. All classes will be held on Zoom. RSVP by email.

Guest Speaker: Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister
Friday, February 4 
7:30 pm | Zoom
Topic: "Healing, Wholeness and the Treaty Relationship". For more information, check out our weekly eBlast. RSVP by email.
Art and Scroll Studio features Judaic metal artist Aimee Golant, in Conversation and Presentation
Wednesday, January 19
7:00pm | Virtual
Presented by Temple B'nai Tikvah. Aimee's art, powerful in artistic vision and purpose, is imbued with remembrance and Mussar themes. Her craftsmanship blends the strength of metal with curving contours and elegant lines. Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis, Aimee Golant, a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, is an interfaith advocate. Details and registration here.
Kabbalat Shabbat: A Time of Song, Joy and Mindfulness
with Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides and Rabbi Leonard Cohen
Friday, January 28
4:00pm | Online
Join us for an inclusive, wholehearted service led by "Rocky Mountain Rabbi" Ilana, as we welcome Shabbat with song and spirit. Attendance is free and open to all. To register, RSVP by email with: "Kabbalat Shabbat" in the subject line.
Picture Perfect
Sunday, February 6
1:00 - 2:30pm | Zoom
Join us for a Zoom workshop to help you improve your cell phone photography skills. Basic as well as some advanced techniques will be covered by Heather Freed of Na'amat Toronto. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Email us for further information. Register and pay directly at our website.
Virtual Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, February 8
12:00pm | Zoom
We will deliver a lunch or you can pick-up at the JCC between 11:00 and 11:30am. Log on to Zoom for A Little Schmaltz: Songs and Stories of Romance with Laura Shuler and her troop of troubadours. In partnership with JHSSA. Register at 403-253-8600, ext.0 by February 2. Sponsored by Lenny and Faigel Shapiro and Family.
In recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), members of Calgary Jewish Federation's Kesher group are invited to join us for this event.
Work of Art
Tuesday, February 22
7:30 - 8:30pm | Zoom
Join CHW Calgary Centre for a Virtual Graffiti Art Tour in Tel Aviv hosted by artist, Murielle Cohen. Cost: $40. Followed by an online art auction (free admission) from Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30pm to Sunday, February 27 at 8:00pm. This event is in support of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Unit at Hadassah Hospital. For more information or to register, email Irena Karshenbaum, call 403-253-4612 or go online.
Fundraiser: Zoom Gala Dinner
Sunday, February 27
7:00pm | Zoom event with catered meal
Honouring Susan Rose with guest speaker Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz on Jewish Unity and the Role of the Synagogue. Visit our website for more info. RSVP by February 17 via email or call 403-259-3230.
Save the Date: JFSC's 60th Diamond Jubilee Celebration and Fundraiser - With Pressure, Comes Diamonds: The Past, The Present, The Future
April 26, 2022
Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre
More information to come, check our website, email Peta, or call 403-692-6389.
Casino Volunteers Needed
Calgary Jewish Federation is in need of volunteers for our casino on February 6 and 7 at Deerfoot Inn and Casino. Please consider volunteering for a shift on Sunday or Monday from 6:45pm to 3:30am. Email Lori Wolf or call 403-444-3157 to lend your time to this important fundraising cause.
Did You Know?
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