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Monday, May 16 | 15 Iyar 5782
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.
Tot Shabbat
Fridays: May 20, June 3, June 17
10:00am | Paperny Family JCC, Room 1/2
Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library®! Enjoy an interactive half-hour of songs, stories, and brachot (blessings). Registration is required. Email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592 for more information.
Shalom Baby
Wednesdays: May 25, June 8, June 22
9:00am | Paperny Family JCC, Room 1/2
Join us with your baby/infant (under two years old) for coffee and nosh as we discuss the joys and oys of parenting. Register Registration is required. Email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592 for more information.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall 
Sunday, May 29
10:00 - 11:30am | Paperny Family JCC
Get creative with your child or grandchild at this in-person multi-generational event where every child will paint a wood-framed mirror. Suitable for children ages four to 12. Register online.
For more information email Sydney Truax, call 403-537-8592or email Na'amat Canada Calgary.
Jews, Schmooze, and Canoes
June 10 to 12
Relive your camps days with friends and experience a weekend full of amazing programming! The price of the weekend includes accommodations, food, drinks, and fun. Register before May 20 at midnight to receive an early bird price! Use code CANOES to receive $10 off the price at checkout. Email Hannah Giesinger for more info.
Popsicles in the Park
Sunday, June 12
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
PJ Library® Calgary invites you to our popular, free, and very fun, community-wide event! Join us for face painting, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, and so much more! Email Sydney Truax or call
403-537-8592 for more information.
Torah Classes
Mondays: May 16 and 23
2:30pm | HOJMI and on Zoom
The book of Joshua with Rabbi Halpern. Learn more.

Pikei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers
Saturdays: May 21 and 28
7:30pm | HOJMI
Active Living Program
Starting Monday, May 16
We are excited to announce the debut of our new Active Living program that will allow us to continue to offer the same level of instructor expertise, both in-person and on Zoom. We are now offering four options to suit your needs. Visit our website for more information or email LeAnne Crane.

31st Annual Sports Dinner with Alex Smith
Thursday, June 9
6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Individual Ticket: $330 | Table of 8: $3,000 | VIP Table of 8: $3,500
The Paperny Family JCC is pleased to announce that Alex Smith is our guest speaker at this year's 31st Annual Sports Dinner. Alex will share his amazing journey of resilience with one of the greatest comeback stories in football history. Call 403-444-3145 or email to reserve your seat. Email Rhona Shore for sponsorship opportunities.

Welcome Back Golden Age BBQ
Sunday, June 26
11:30am - 1:30pm | Paperny Family JCC Field
Join us in our large tent for an outdoor BBQ and entertainment by Steven Klevsky, Hilda Smith, the Voices Choir, and Yenta & Shmenta. Please invite your family to this intergenerational event. Members: $7, public: $10, Children under 12: $5, Register at Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Lag Ba'Omer Fest
A Family-Friendly Celebration
Thursday, May 19
5:00 - 7:30pm (ish)
BBQ 5:00-6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join your Beth Tzedec family and friends for outdoor games, BBQ, and a Lag Ba'Omer fire pit. Members: No charge, Guests: $18 per family. Register online.
Multi-Gen Challah Braid
Thursday, May 26
5:00 - 7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Congregants: Free, Guests: $18 per adult. This program is open to everyone, from challah mavens to novices. Prep your Shabbat challah in a fun environment with the help of an expert facilitator. Leave with a loaf (or two!) ready to be popped in the oven for a delicious Shabbat experience at home. Please bring two items of non-perishable food with you, to be donated to the JFSC Wynne Thal Pantry. Register online.

Fresser Club
Sunday, May 29
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Sunday mornings in May are for the fressers! Join your Beth Tzedec friends for coffee and brunch on select Sundays, following morning minyan. RSVP at 403-255-8688 or email. 
REAL Talk: Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence in Dementia Care
Wednesday, May 25
10:00 - 11:30am | Virtual
Two in five Albertans will be caregivers at some point in their lives.
One third of family caregivers experience physical, verbal, or psychological violence. Learn to recognize and respond to domestic violence in dementia care at this free virtual seminar brought to you by JFSC and Sagesse. To register click here, email, or call 403-692-6392. 
Kehilat Shalom Casino - Volunteers needed
Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26
Deerfoot Inn and Casino
Please confirm your availability to volunteer. Email Sam Fishman or call 403-613-1848.
She Also Served – Exhibition of original artworks inspired by the stories of Jewish Canadian
On display at The Military Museums during Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, May 2022
Servicewomen of the Second World War. Artists include Razieh Alba, Sophia Borowska, Alysa-Beth Engel, Anne Petrie, Lily Rosenberg, Talie Shalmon, Jules Schacter, Bev Tosh, and Susan Turner.
Co-curators Jennifer Eiserman and Saundra Lipton. For further information, click here.
CJA Presents: Schtickin’ Around
Sunday, June 12
Join us for a night of laughs with special guest Andrew Grose! Finish your weekend off with laughs, drinks, a silent auction, and a few more surprises. Tickets and sponsorship are now on sale. For more information email Joseph Tappenden.
Holy One Golf Celebration
Monday, June 13
1:00pm Shotgun Start | Sirocco Golf Club
A fundraising tournament supporting the building of a new state-of-the-art, public-use community playground. Includes: Texas Scramble, lunch, steak dinner, raffles, silent auction, team and on-course prizes. Sponsorships available. Book your tee time today!
2022 Gala Dinner
Sunday, June 19
5:30pm | Carriage House Inn
Cocktails begin at 5:30pm, followed by a sit-down dinner, and an entertaining program. This year the theme of our Gala is "Start-Up School", which recognizes both the technological success of our students and alumni and also speaks to how Halpern Akiva Academy has embraced Israel's Start-Up Nation ethos! We are proud to showcase the Halpern Akiva Academy alumni who have become leaders in the world of science and technology while also making meaningful contributions to the Jewish community.To order your tickets please email our office. Payments can also be made via our website or on our Charitable Impact page.
Camp Gan Israel Summer 2022
July 4 to August 12 
9:00am - 4:00pm  
Incredible programming. Lunch and snacks are included at NO extra charge. Register now or for more information, check out our new website or call 403-281-3770. Extended care available.
Erev Shabbat services
7:30pm | In-person at Temple B'nai Tikvah
Call Temple office at 403-252-1654 for streaming info.

Shabbat Services
10:30am | In-person at Temple B'nai Tikvah
Call Temple office at 403-252-1654 for streaming info.

TBT Gallery – Vivian Herman's Exhibition: Reconstructing
Continues until June 24
2022 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award Nominations
Awards accepted until Friday, June 17
Do you know an athlete in a team sport who inspires others? Someone who motivates others through hard work and a positive attitude? Nominations for the 2022 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership award are now being accepted. The recipient will be presented with a personal achievement plaque, a $100 honorarium, and recognition on an award plaque displayed at the Paperny Family JCC. For more information contact the JCFC office at 403-640-2273.
JFSC Volunteers Needed
We have a vital need for Friendly Visitor and Memory Care volunteers. Make a difference in someone’s world, build long-lasting friendships and enjoy a sense of purpose while giving back to your community. For more information call 403-287-3510 or email.
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