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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.

All information contained herein has been provided directly from the presenting organizations. Publication does not equal endorsement by Calgary Jewish Federation. 

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Shalom Baby

Wednesday, March 8 and 22

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 parenting. Register here for March 8. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592. 

Taste of Judaism - Taste of Jewish India

Sunday, March 12

1:00 - 2:30pm | at Beth Tzedec Congregation

Join us for a hands-on cooking class with Akiva and Yerusha Charikar. We will cook a family recipe together and enjoy it! 

Please RSVP by March 8 via email to Karina Szulc.

Wellness for All: Stories and Songs with Laura Shuler

Sunday, March 19

1:00 - 2:30pm | at Beth Tzedec Congregation

Join us for an afternoon of songs and stories to feel good inside with the magnificent Laura Shuler. Please RSVP by March 13 via email to Karina Szulc.

Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure

Tuesday, March 14

7:00pm | Calgary Central Library

Surprise discoveries, Nazi treasure hunters, and a secret Nazi tunnel complex are just some of the improbable events author Menachem Kaiser encountered on his pursuit to reclaim his Holocaust-surviving grandfather's property in Poland. Join Menachem as he discusses his latest book Plunder, and the remarkable events surrounding this journey. Register online for this free, in-person event. For more information email Marnie Bondar and Dahlia Libin, Holocaust and Human Rights: Remembrance and Education Co-Chairs.

The Children of Willesden Lane

Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20

7:00pm | Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

This incredible performance, featuring renowned pianist, Mona Golabek, tells the story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist living in Vienna in 1938. With the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything changes for Lisa, except for her love of music. Purchase tickets now. For more information email Marnie Bondar and Dahlia Libin, Holocaust and Human Rights: Remembrance and Education Co-Chairs.

Kesher Lunch Club

Wednesday, March 15

11:30am | Paperny Family JCC

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

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Tot Shabbat

Friday, March 17 and 31

10:00 - 10:30am | Paperny Family JCC

Join PJ Library® for an interactive half hour of songs, stories, and brachot (blessings). Register online for March 17. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592. 

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PJ Library Challah Bake

Sunday, March 19

10:00am – 12:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join PJ Library for this hands-on braid and bake class led by Nessie Hollander. Register online. Email Sydney or call 403-537-8592 for more information.

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PJOW Goes to Laser City

Tuesday, March 21

5:00 - 7:00pm | Laser City South

If you're in grade 4, 5 or 6, join PJ Our Way® for a fun night out at Laser City. Register online; $15 per person. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592. 

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It's All in The Genes: BRCA, Breast Cancer, and You

Thursday, March 23

7:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for a free, educational seminar on the prevalence of the breast cancer and BRCA gene in the Ashkenazi community, for both men and women alike. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve your seat, email Danielle Braitman.

Purim in NYC

Tuesday, March 7

5:00pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta

Join us for Purim in NYC! Enjoy an NYC deli-style dinner, graffiti wall and NYC photo op, NYC street performer, kosher pickle making, multimedia Megilla show on Broadway, and Manhattan L'Chaim bar.

Come in costume. RSVP online.

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Conversations with Keith Barany: Behind the Scenes of a Comedy Career

Wednesday, March 8

6:30 - 8:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for an evening with one of the wittiest comedians

working in America, and past writer for "Seinfeld", "The Emmys",

"Jimmy Kimmel Live", and more! Donations are gratefully accepted. Register for free via email to Karina Szulc.

Spring Programs Registration Opening Soon

Sunday, March 12 at 8:00am for JCC members

Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00am for the public

Register online or by calling Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. View our program guide and discover all the ways you can stay fit, celebrate holidays, learn something new, and stay connected and engaged!

Milk & Cookies with Bubbie & Zaida

Sunday, March 12

2:30 - 4:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

All grandparents – bubbies, and zaidies, grandmas, grandpas, nanas, and poppas are invited to join us with your children and grandchildren for a fun afternoon with milk, coffee, cookies, and hamantaschen. Register at the JCC Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0. $5 for JCC members and $7 for the public.

Spiritual & Sweet: An Interactive Shabbat with Rabbi Ilana

Saturday, March 11           

10:30am | Beth Tzedec Congregation  

Develop a personal connection to our tradition at this alternative Shabbat morning service, filled with beautiful melodies and a brief Torah study to nurture and feed your soul. Knowledge of Hebrew, Torah or standard liturgy is not required – we will grow and learn together. Register on the Beth Tzedec website

Hazak Lunch & Learn: The Heritage of Jewish Colonies, from Argentina to Canada with Irena Karshenbaum

Wednesday, March 15        

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

Learn where we're going by understanding where we come from, as Irena Karshenbaum traces the history of Jewish colonies. We'll explore the highlights, from the Jewish Colonization Association to The Little Synagogue on the Prairie Project to the Montefiore Institute at Heritage Park. Register on the Beth Tzedec website.

Family Shabbat Morning

Saturday, March 18           

10:15am | Beth Tzedec Congregation  

If you've ever worried about your kids sitting through a service, this is the perfect opportunity for your family to get comfortable in the synagogue and in prayer. Parents and children are welcome to join us in singing, moving, sharing, and reflecting while we celebrate Shabbat together. Register on the Beth Tzedec website.

Registration will open soon for Camp Gan Israel

Wednesday, March 15 | Registration Opens

July 3 - August 11 | Summer Session Dates

Make this summer unforgettable for your child with Camp Gan Israel! From ages three to 12, join us for an incredible summer with exciting programming, field trips, swimming, and more. Plus, enjoy delicious lunch and snacks included at no extra charge. Visit our website or call 403-281-3770 for more information and refer a friend to receive $50 off camp tuition!


The Story of Sisters who Survived the First Jewish Girls' Transport to Auschwitz

Sunday, March 26

1:30pm | Zoom

Rosette Rutman, will share the story of her mother and aunt, both survivors, who in March 1942 were on the first transport of young girls to Auschwitz. Email us for further information and to register.

Women's Seder

Sunday, March 26

5:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Call the Temple office or sign up on the website.  

Second Night Community Seder

Thursday, April 6

5.30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Register online.

Temple Talks: What About Weinberg!?

Tuesday, March 28

7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

We are thrilled to invite our community to a musical celebration of the work of Mieczysław Weinberg, a once-neglected Jewish composer whose talent and compositions are now being recognized around the world. With Diana Cohen, Roman Rabinovich, and Mark Limacher. More information and registration here.

Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary Post Secondary Scholarship

2023 Post Secondary Scholarship applications and Community Grant applications are now open. For more information and deadline dates, please go visit our website or email Brenda Sapoznikow Foundation Manager or call 403-640-2273.

Thank the Government of Canada for Supporting the Disability Community

In response to requests from Jewish social service agencies to urge more government support for the disability community, CIJA, alongside Federations across Canada, have successfully advocated for a new Disability Benefit. Please join us in thanking Parliament for supporting Canada's disability community, and encouraging further positive action from our government. Send your Member of Parliament a note of thanks for adopting this vital legislation here.

Become a Volunteer or Paid Interpreter in the Little Synagogue

Heritage Park is seeking individuals 15 years of age or older to work as paid or volunteer Interpreters in the Little Synagogue. We offer excellent training. Gain experience in interpretation and customer service. Discover and share the history of Jewish pioneers. To apply for paid employment, email your resume and cover letter and mention your interest in the Little Synagogue. To volunteer, please visit our website.

Better with Schmaltz: More Songs and Stories of Romance

Do you know your parents' (or grandparents') love story and their special song? JHSSA would love to hear about them! Please email your submissions no later than March 15. The submitted stories may be chosen for our upcoming presentation at the Paperny Family JCC Golden Age Luncheon on May 9.

JNF Calgary Annual Campaign at Tu B'Shvat

JNF Canada's Annual Campaign has begun. We are raising funds for Kav L'Chayim, a program to build accessible housing for young people with severe physical disabilities, where they can integrate within their kibbutz and greater community. We are also rehabilitating the Segev Forest. You can make a donation online, by email or at 403-255-0295.

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We are Hiring!

Arts and Culture Manager

Youth and Teen Coordinator

Do you have a passion for programming? Paperny Family JCC is looking for a part-time Arts and Culture Manager and a part-time Youth and Teen Coordinator to add to our engagement team. Full job descriptions for these positions, and others, can be found on our website. Cover letter and resume may be submitted in confidence via email to Danielle Braitman, Director of Engagement Programs by March 31, 2023.

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