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Monday, June 7 | 27 Sivan 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, election of directors, Paperny Family JCC update, a speaker from the Israeli Consul, and Community "Kol-HaCOVID" Awards – a new recognition award connected to our community's resilience during COVID-19. Register in advance for this meeting.
BTZ Family Shabbat and Hang with PJ Library® 
Friday, June 11
5:30 - 6:15pm | Zoom
We are excited to invite you to our final Shabbat & Hang before summer break! Shabbat and Hang is a great way to start Shabbat off right, with lots of ruach (spirit) and kehilah (community). Please register online.
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.
Na'amART Virtual Silent Auction Featuring Local Professional and Aspiring Artists
June 6 - 27
All funds raised will support our local School Supplies for Kids program. Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink will match up to 50% of all funds raised by this auction. More details here.
Celebrate Seniors Week with the Paperny Family JCC
June 7 - 13
We've got lots of free activities planned for this special group of people, including virtual Active Living classes. We hope you can join us, and please invite your friends too. View the full schedule.

Better Ideas with Visual Thinking
Thursday, June 10
11:00am – 12:00pm | Zoom
Using the fun topic of food preparation and cooking, this visual thinking workshop will help you understand complex information, generate better ideas, solutions and processes and enhance your success. Join Caryn Ginsberg for a dynamic, interactive workshop to experience the power of visuals to help you reach your personal and professional goals. Register to receive the Zoom link.

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 and dinner tickets here. Also, check out our amazing raffle packages to be won here!
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.

Hazak 55+ Presents: A Tour of Judaic Art with Art and Scroll Studio
Thursday, June 17
1:00pm | Zoom
Visit with Art and Scroll Studio, a Zoominar series featuring the creators of Judaica art. Each episode is inspired by creativity and design excellence, presenting the artist and their work in live interview format. Join "The Art Gallery Girls" as they showcase highlights of featured artists from their first season. RSVP by email or by calling 403-255-8688.

Brunch and Learn
Sunday, July 4
11:00am | Zoom
Join Cantor Russ and Jonah for an exploration into the meaning of Shabbat, with the help of classic Jewish texts and delicious brunch fare. Register and order your $20 brunch by Wednesday, June 30 by email or call the office at 403-255-8688.
6th Annual Martin, Staniloff & Thal Charity Golf Classic
Thursday, August 19
D'Arcy Ranch, Okotoks
We're back! Registration is now open – join us for a day of fresh air, fun, and camaraderie. Let's make this the best year yet while supporting our high quality programs and services. For more information email Peta or call 403-692-6389.

In Search of…. JFSC (Jewish Family Service Calgary) Memorabilia
In preparing for our 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2022, we are looking for memorabilia, pictures, and favourite stories of the agency throughout the years. Please email Lisa Thomson or call 403-804-1690.
Call for Volunteers
Are you interested in the story of Anne Frank? Would you like to share her story in the larger context of the war and of the world today? We are looking for youth volunteers, ages 16 to 20, to provide tours and stationary interpretation of this special exhibit, from June 19 to August 31. Training will be provided by Heritage Park and staff from the Anne Frank House museum. Please email Volunteer Services.
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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