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Monday, May 2 | 1 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.
Yom HaZikaron – Israel's Remembrance Day
Tuesday, May 3
7:00 - 8:00pm | Paperny Family JCC
Join us on Israel's Remembrance Day at the JCC for a heartfelt ceremony honouring fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror. In partnership with Temple B'nai Tikvah. Sponsored by JCC Association's Israel Engagement Fund. Email Karina Szulc for more information or call 403-444-3158.
Yom HaAtzmaut Concert & Hummus Bar
Thursday, May 5
5:00 - 7:00pm | Paperny Family JCC
Celebrate Israel's 74th birthday and enjoy a free live concert with internationally renowned singer and songwriter Orit Shimoni as she shares a selection of popular Israeli folk songs for all ages. Choose your own flavours and spices from our special Hummus Bar while enjoying Orit's Kibbutz Caffé show. Plus, we'll have activities for kids. Sponsored by JCC Association's Israel Engagement Fund. Email Karina Szulc for more information or call 403-444-3158.

Hand-Print Israeli Flag
Through to May 5 | Paperny Family JCC
Celebrate Israel's 74th birthday with us and make your mark on our community adding to our Hand-print Israeli Flag. Paint your hand in blue, stamp it on our giant canvas in the JCC lobby, and write your best wishes for Israel. The personalized flag will be sent to our sister community centre in Israel. Sponsored by JCC Association's Israel Engagement Fund. Email Karina Szulc for more information or call 403-444-3158.
Israeli Coffee and Culture
Wednesday, May 4
7:00pm | Paperny Family JCC
Do you love coffee? Join JAC, Hillel, and Kesher for a free Israeli Coffee and Culture evening. Special guests, Israeli emissaries Nati and Doron, will be showing us how different cultures within Israel make coffee. Register here.
PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 6
10:00am | Paperny Family JCC or Zoom
Join us for a special holiday Shabbat as we celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel's birthday! Dress in blue and white and join Karina in-person at the JCC or on Zoom for an interactive half-hour of songs, stories, and brachot (blessings). Registration is only required to attend in-person, register here.
Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors
Pre-purchased books pick-up dates at Paperny Family JCC:
Monday, May 9 | 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 11 | 1:00 to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 15 | 12:00 to 3:00pm
Books are available for purchase at $65 per copy. Shipping is $20 for anywhere in Canada. Place your order onlineEmail Amy Glassman-Boiko if you require US and international shipping.
Na'amat Canada Calgary and PJ Library® present: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Sunday, May 29
10:00 to 11:30am | Paperny Family JCC
Get creative with your child or grandchild at this in-person, multi-generational event led by Elysa Morin. Every child will paint a wood-framed mirror and explore themes of love and acceptance. This free event is suitable for children ages four to 12. Light refreshments will be provided. Register for free.
Torah Classes
Mondays, May 2 and 9
2:30pm | HOJMI and Zoom
Click here for more information.

Pikei Avot - Ethics of the Fathers
Series of classes starting on Saturdays, May 7 and 14
7:30pm | HOJMI
Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut with JNF!
Thursday, May 5
10:00am | Virtual
Four different fantastic cultural and historical virtual tours in Israel are offered. Click here to see the options.
Grieving Together
Thursdays, May 5 to June 23
1:00 - 2:30pm
This is a complimentary support group beginning May 5. Death is often described as the final transition in the caregiving journey. With so much time and energy contributed to the caregiver role, caregivers are often faced with "now what?" following the death of their person. The goal of this group is to understand loss and grief, build coping tools, and connect with others in the sharing of grief stories. For more information or to register, call 403-287-3510.

Nurturing Healthy Boundaries
Tuesday, May 10
10:00 - 11:30am
This is a complimentary monthly drop-in Caregiver Discussions Group. Are you caring for a senior (55+) spouse, partner, parent, relative, or friend? Facilitated by a registered social worker, receive support and exchange strategies based on the shared experience of caregiving through our Caregiver Support Program. To register call
Family Shabbat Service & Pizza Party
Friday, May 6
5:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Please join us for our Family Shabbat Service and Pizza Party. Kids of all ages and those too young to be vaccinated may now come to services. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 5.

Dessert & Learn with Dr. Beverly Sandalack
Monday, May 9
6:30pm | Zoom
Join the Environment, Social Action, and Education Committees for a talk with Dr. Beverly Sandalack: Sustainable Urban Landscapes and Societal Values. RSVP.
TBT Gallery
Open until June 24
Enjoy Calgary artist, Vivian Herman's exhibition: Reconstructing.
Family Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 6
5:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Congregants: Adults $10, Children $5, 4 & under Free
Guests: Adults $15, Children $5, 4 & under Free  
Start your Shabbat off right with Family Shabbat Dinner at Beth Tzedec, filled with ruach (spirit) and kehilah (community). Join us for an interactive Shabbat-inspired program with singing, games, and stories. Then, enjoy a shul-cooked dinner together with all your friends. Register here by Friday, May 6 at noon.

Beth Tzedec Babies
Sunday, May 15
9:30 - 11:30am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Calling all members of the Jewish Calgary baby boom! Join other young families for an informal schmooze and baby play time. Open to babies and their parents, grandparents, and loved ones. There will be mats and toys for your bundle of joy and coffee for you. Let Jonah know you're coming by email.

Lag Ba'Omer Fest
A Family-Friendly Celebration
Thursday May 19
5:00 - 7:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Members: No charge, guests: $18 per family
Join your Beth Tzedec family and friends for outdoor games, BBQ (from 5:00 to 6:00pm), and a Lag Ba'Omer fire pit. Register online.
Welcome Shabbat – Israel's Birthday
Friday, May 6
11:00 - 11:30am | Paperny Family JCC
Everyone is welcome to celebrate a special Shabbat for Israel's birthday. Dress in blue and white, and join in our parade with flags and songs. Email Karina Szulc for more information.
Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, May 10
11:45am - 12:45pm | Paperny Family JCC
We are looking forward to seeing you all in person for our May Golden Age Luncheon. Enjoy an hour of food, fun, friendship, and musical entertainment by Steven Klevsky. Register for $5 per person at the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 by Wednesday, May 4. For more information email Nessie Hollander or call 403-690-2449.
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.
Beyond Right: The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code
Tuesday, May 10
7:30pm | Zoom
A new six-week course from the Calgary JLI begins.

Beyond Right
Wednesday, May 11
9:30am | Zoom
Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been a hallmark of Jewish scholarship. But buried beneath much of the discussion and legalese are core Jewish values that fuel so much of the debate. 
Beyond Right examines a number of key legal issues that disclose fundamental ethical considerations that serve as the engine of Jewish civil law.

A full-color textbook will be mailed to your home upon registration. For more information and registration, go online, email, or call Rabbi Groner at 403-281- 3770.
History Mysteries: The Show and Tell Edition
Tuesday, May 24
7:00pm | Zoom
Celebrate Canadian Jewish Heritage Month with JHSSA, as we gather on Zoom to enjoy a program inspired by last year's History Mystery Box Project. Presenters will share treasures of their own, and regale us with their stories. Our show-and-tell programs are always very popular, and we're sure this one will be no exception. Please contact JHSSA by May 18 to RSVP.
Kehilat Shalom Casino
Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26
Deerfoot Inn and Casino
Please confirm your availability to volunteer. Kehilat Shalom appreciates those who have already replied and all of you for your past support. Please email or call Sam Fishman, Casino Chairperson, at 403-613-1848 or email Kehilat Shalom directly. Sam will confirm your position as he receives your replies.
CMDA Calgary Chapter's Annual Gala
Friday, May 29
An evening not to be missed! This year's gala promises to be an unforgettable evening. Musical performances, guest speakers from MDA Israel, exquisite dining, and so much more. We hope to see you there! For more information, please email our Western Region office or call Sharon Fraiman, Western Region Director, at 587-435-5808.
Holy One Golf Celebration
Monday, June 13
1:00pm Shotgun Start | Sirocco Golf Club
A fundraising tournament supporting programming for children with special needs in our community. Includes a Texas Scramble, lunch and kosher steak dinner, raffles, silent auction, and team and on-course prizes. Sponsorships available. Book your tee time today
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.
Volunteer Opportunity - JFSC Board of Directors
We are seeking new JFSC Directors with expertise in: information technology, social service / human service, and human resources. Directors contribute to the oversight and continued development of an accredited, inclusive agency with a solid reputation for service excellence, solid governance practices, and being responsive to community needs. Contact us or visit JFSC online for more info.
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