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Monday, May 3 | 21 Iyar 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.
Jewish Buenos Aires
Thursday, May 6
3:30pm | Zoom
We would like to invite the community to attend a virtual program with the Kesher Klub Jewish Buenos Aires, led by Rabbi Ruben Saferstein, Doctorate Honoris Causa from Buenos Aires Rabbinic Seminare. Rabbi Saferstein is the person the Winnipeg Jewish community turned to in the mid-1990s when it sought to offset the drop in its numbers, and when many Argentine Jews were not comfortable with the regime of then-president Carlos Menem.

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.
BTZ Family Shabbat and Hang with PJ Library®
Friday, May 14
5:30 - 6:15pm | Zoom
Shabbat and Hang is a great way to start Shabbat off right, with lots of ruach (spirit) and kehilah (community). We have two different Zooms for you and your kids to join, with lots of singing, blessing, and playing in both. RSVP online.
Tour of Yad Vashem – For Teens
Sunday, May 23
11:00am - 12:30pm | Online
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education. Explore the history of the Holocaust with one of Yad Vashem's expert guides on a one-of-a-kind virtual tour of the Holocaust History Museum. Suitable for ages 15 to 18. Sign up for your free Calgary Public Library membership to register for this program. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or call 403-260-2600.

Last Letters – For Teens
Sunday, May 30
11:00am - 12:30pm | Online
This virtual, interactive program reviews the final letters sent from Holocaust victims to their loved ones. Each archival letter and postcard reveals the inner world and fate of Jews in the Holocaust. For many recipients, these were the last greetings from the home and people they left behind. Suitable for ages 15 to 18. Sign up for your free Calgary Public Library membership to register for this program. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or call 403-260-2600.

How was it Humanly Possible – For Teens
Sunday, June 6
11:00am - 12:30pm | Online
Human choice and human-made circumstances led to the murder of six million Jews and millions of others. This virtual, interactive program looks at both the historical discipline and moral concern regarding the perpetrators and bystanders of the Holocaust. Suitable for ages 15 to 18. Sign up for your free Calgary Public Library membership to register for this program. Registration for this event is through Calgary Public Library online or call 403-260-2600.
Dream Big - Share your Dreams with the World
PJ Library® and PJ Our Way® are participating in The Big Dream - the world's largest artwork inspired by our dreams for the future. Send us a picture of your dream for the future and it will be added to an art puzzle which will be projected around the world and even make it to space! Click here for information about The Big Dream. Submit your dream creation to Kathie Wainer by email by June 1, 2021. Email Kathie or call 403-537-8592 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.
She Also Served: Online Art Exhibition
Opening: Monday, May 3
To highlight the contributions of Canadian Jewish women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, and to combat the lack of public awareness of their participation in the military, this online exhibition presents nine original two-dimensional artworks inspired by the stories of these servicewomen. View exhibition here.
Why is Judaism obsessed with Moshiach? The greatest Jewish wish of ALL time! 
Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30pm or
Wednesday, May 5 at 9:30am | Zoom
In the new JLI Course - This Can Never Happen: A Credible Case for Feeling Good About the Future, we will discuss why is Judaism obsessed with the messianic era. View the course trailer. Visit our website for more information and to register, or email Rabbi Groner. Course textbook will be mailed to your home upon registration.
Yiddish Classes
Wednesdays, May 5 - June 23
11:30am - 12:30pm | Zoom
A fun and engaging way to learn the Mamaloshen online with Rabbi Ilana Krygier Lapides. Conversation, conjugation, songs, and sayings. Register online or by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0. Cost: $50. For more info email Nessie Hollander or call 403-690-2449.

Virtual English High Tea
Sunday, May 30
3:00 - 4:00pm | Zoom
Put on your Fascinator, Top Hat or Mad Hatter Hat and join us for a lovely time. Enjoy entertainment by Paul and Deb Finkleman. Pick-up your Tea Package at the JCC at 2:00pm or if you need a delivery, email Nessie Hollander. Register online or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Join Us for a Super Summer!
Camp JCC Registration is Open
July 5 - August 27, 2021
Camp JCC caters to a wide range of interests and skills for children ages 3 to 11. Check out our camp guide and find out more on our website. Register online or by calling 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Interfaith Bible Study - Deuteronomy
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 10
1:00 - 2:30pm
Facilitated by Cantor Russell Jayne (Beth Tzedec Congregation). Rabbi Mark Glickman (Temple B'nai Tikvah), Rev. Christine Conkin (St. Andrew's Anglican and The Wisdom Centre) and Pastor Wallace Bornhuse (All-Saints Lutheran Church.) RSVP by email or by calling 403-255-8688. Free and open to everyone.
Speaker Series with Karen Gosbee - It's Time for Change
Thursday, May 6
7:00pm | Online
Karen Gosbee, Community Advocate and Survivor talks about her lived experiences with domestic abuse and coercive control and how she is committed to work towards connecting people with the mental health resources they need to live better lives. Moderated by Dr. Raechelle Paperny, this event is part of Making a Difference: 2021 Speakers Series and Annual Fundraiser. Buy tickets or for more info, email Lisa Thomson.
Combating Antisemitism
Tuesday, May 11
7:00pm | Zoom
With guest speaker Avi Benlolo, a leading Canadian expert in Holocaust studies, in countering Antisemitism and in promoting human rights. His columns appear frequently in the National Post. Register by email to receive a Zoom link.
Let Them Eat Cheesecake!
Shavuot Cheesecakes
Monday, May 10
Your trio of cheesecake slices will be prepared by Carriage House Inn and includes chocolate, strawberry, and classic with a side of berry sauce. Beth Tzedec Congregants: $10 per package. Friends: $15 per package. RSVP by May 10 at 403-255-8688 or by email. Pick up on Friday, May 14 between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

Hazak 55+ Presents
Breast and Ovarian Cancer: What the Jewish Community Needs to Know with Melissa Rosen, Director of Training and Education, Sharsheret
Thursday, May 20
1:00pm | Zoom
Join us for a presentation by Sharsheret, a US-based organization supporting Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer – those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Learn about BRCA, genetic mutations, and the latest in genetic testing and hear more about Sharsheret. RSVP by email or 403-255-8688.
Shabbat Pulpit Exchange
Part of WUPJ's Connections 21 Conference
Saturday, May 15
Rabbi Mark Glickman and Rabbi Emma Gottlieb are participants in the World Union for Progressive Judaism's Shabbat Pulpit Exchange. On May 15, Rabbi Gottlieb will speak after our Shabbat services on the topic: From Canada to Cape Town: Reflections on Two unique Progressive Jewish CommunitiesEmail the Temple office for the Zoom link.
Art and Scroll Studio Features Judaica Embroidery Artist Rachel Braun and Rabbi Mark Glickman in Conversation and Presentation
Wednesday, May 19
7:00pm | Virtual
Temple B'nai Tikvah presents Art and Scroll Studio - celebrating makers and creators of Judaica art. Embroidery artist Rachel Braun weaves her multi-colored works of art, taking as her inspiration the myriad sources available in Jewish heritage. Rabbi and author, Mark Glickman will share his understanding of Torah texts and his perspective on the passages reflected in Rachel’s art. Click here for further details and to register for free season finale with a twist.
CHW FASHION BLOOMS, with a Tribute to Marilyn Libin
Sunday, May 23
2:00pm | Online
Join us for an exciting virtual event dedicated to fashion, comedy, and music which includes a tribute to Marilyn Libin, CHW Immediate Past National President. This event will be hosted by event Emcee Jeanne Beker, a Canadian journalist, media personality, and fashion entrepreneur. Registration is open online, or call 403-253-4612 or email.
Kehilat Shalom Services Now Online
Fridays
7:00pm | Zoom
We have begun a new Friday evening program (before Shabbat) called THIF: Thank Hashem It's Friday! The program will give us a chance to gather online with one another to welcome the coming Shabbat. Join us virtually as we lead up to Shabbat with song, prayer, learning, and celebration! No registration required.

Dvar Torah Compilation
For those of you who wish to access previous Dvar Torah articles, they can now be found online.
Camp Gan Israel Registration
Early bird pricing is still on. Register today for a safe and amazing summer camp experience. Check out the revamped camp website to register and to easily find all you need for planning your child's summer at Chabad's Camp Gan Israel.
Did You Know?
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