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Monday, June 21 | 11 Tammuz 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.
Annual General Meeting
Monday, June 28
7:00pm | Zoom
Agenda will include: Approval of 2019/20 audited financial statements and appointment of auditors, election of directors, Paperny Family JCC update, a speaker from the Israeli Consul, and Community COVID Resilience Awards – a new recognition award connected to our community's resilience during COVID-19. Register in advance for this meeting.
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 for the Zoom link or for more information.
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.
YALLAH! Get Active for Israel with JNF
Starts Sunday, June 20
Get out there and get active this summer while you travel virtually on beautiful routes in Israel. Do any kind of exercise and log your efforts online to progress along the route. Use Google Streetview to look around wherever you are. Raise funds for the ADI Nahlat Eran Neuro-Orthopedic Hospital in Ofakim, between Be’ersheva and Gaza. Register here any time after June 18.
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? Sign up for a Zoom info session on June 21.

BTZ Brunch and Learn
Sunday, July 4
11:00am | Zoom
Join Cantor Russ and Jonah Potasznik for an exploration into the meaning of Shabbat, with the help of classic Jewish texts and delicious grab and go brunch. Register and order your brunch ($20 per person) by Wednesday, June 30 by email or call the office at 403-255-8688. Catered in-house by Karen's Café.
Camp JCC Registration
Join us for a super summer! Camp JCC caters to a wide range of interests and skills for children ages 3 to 11 from July 5 to August 27. Check out the camp guide and find out more on the camp website. Register online or by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0.

A Night of Magic Presented by RBC
Support the JCC!
Thursday, June 24
6:30pm | Online
Everyone is invited to this exciting, virtual, fundraising event featuring famed magician, illusionist, and mentalist Coby – who will wow your entire family! Coby has created magic for television shows such as America's Got Talent, and Penn and Teller Fool Us. He has also won the Canadian Magician of the Year Award! Find out more and purchase your event here.

A Night of Magic Raffle
Friday, June 25
12:00pm
Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes: A private virtual concert with Jann Arden, an array of electronics, a food and drinks bundle, an assortment of fitness equipment, and an amazing JCC prize package! Purchase your tickets by noon on Friday, June 25 online or by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Na'amART Virtual Silent Auction In Support of School Supplies for Kids - Only 6 Days to Go
Closes Sunday, June 27
8:00pm
Our first virtual art auction is in its last week! Check it out here. Not interested in the auction? Why not support us by donating a virtual backpack. Also, "CHIP IN FOR KIDS" enables you to triple your donation of as little as $10. Visit our website for more information or email us.
JText Auction & CTeen End-of-Year Event
Tuesday, June 29
2:30pm
The weekly JText trivia program is holding its grand end-of-year auction. Teens participating in the weekly JText questions have accumulated JPoints they can redeem to enter raffles for awesome prizes. Teens who aren't registered yet can get points by rsvp'ing throughout the event. RSVP online by Thursday, June 24 to gain access to the online auction site.
CIJA's 2021 Pride Unity Video: Prouder, Together Submissions
CIJA remains committed to celebrating our diverse Jewish community. As part of pride month, we are inviting video submissions from LGBTQ2+, community members and allies for our national video compilation. Submit you video online by June 30.
Breast and Ovarian Cancer – What the Jewish Community Needs to Know
Wednesday, July 7
7:00pm | Online
Temple B'nai Tikvah and Kehilat Shalom are joining together to host an online presentation by Sharsheret. Learn about BRCA, genetic mutations, and the latest in genetic testing, and find out the support and resources that can be provided for you or your loved ones. To register, email either Nadine Drexler of Temple B'nai Tikvah or Kehilat Shalom.
Applications For Team Canada Now Open
Jewish athletes can now apply to represent Team Canada at the 21st Maccabiah Games in July 2022. The Maccabiah Games are an international sports competition, held every four years in Israel. It is one of the top three gatherings of athletes in the world! In 2017, with over 10,000 athletes proudly represented over 80 countries. Visit Maccabi Canada for more details.
Administrative Assistant Position
The Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary (JCFC) is looking for a part-time administrative assistant. Reporting to the Foundation Manager, your duties will include data entry for donations grants and accounts payable, issuing of tribute cards, filing and general administrative tasks. Flexible hours of approximately 8 to 10 hours per week. View the full job posting here.
Urgent Call for Volunteer Transcribers
If you enjoy listening to people's stories, and are comfortable typing, we need you! Transcriptions are key to sharing and preserving our oral histories: they take our recordings, and make them accessible. We have so many stories to be told. Contact JHSSA at 403-444-3171 or email.
Call for Performers
The JCC Arts & Culture department is preparing a Chai Notes Tribute Concert this summer, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the film, Fiddler on the Roof. Professional, semi-professional musicians, and spoken word performers are invited to audition. For more information email Shula Banchik.
Did You Know?
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