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Monday, November 16 | 29 Cheshvan 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.
Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry 
The Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry at Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta has already distributed over 4,500 meals in our community, and continues to provide food and meals for individuals in need. For more info, or if you know someone in need, visit our website or call call 403-281-3770.

Kosher Food Service and Challah
Ready, delicious, Kosher food and challah are available for order.
Kids at home keeping your hands full? Elderly and don't want to go out? Busy with work from home? In our efforts of assisting all who are in need, Chabad has Kosher food available. Delivery is available. More information.
Beta Israel and Sigd
Monday, November 16
7:00 - 8:00pm | Zoom
Learn about the Ethopian Jewish culture, and learn about their unique celebration, Sigd.

MASA Israel Info Session
Wednesday, November 18
5:30pm | Zoom
If you're interested in a gap year, internship, or a study abroad opportunity in Israel, join us at the Alberta info session.

Kahoot! Trivia
Thursday, November 19
7:00 - 8:00pm | Zoom
Compete with your friends to win prizes at our monthly trivia.

Hillel Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, November 20
6:00 - 6:30pm | Zoom
Join Director Danielle as she leads us with a meaningful D'var Torah and traditional Kiddush. Want to play a role? Sign up here.

Through Their Eyes: The Story of Freda Plucer
Wednesday, November 25
7:00 - 8:00pm | Zoom
Watch the amazing testimonial of Calgarian, Freda Plucer as she shares her Holocaust experience, with commentary from her granddaughter, Marnie Bondar. Register here.

Virtual Havdalah
Saturday, November 28
6:00 - 6:30pm | Zoom
Kicking off our tradition of monthly Havdalah together. Supplies can be found in the Hillel welcome package. Separate Shabbat from the week with this uplifting ceremony. 

Follow Your Roots
Sunday, November 29
11:30am - 3:00pm | Zoom
Follow Your Roots is an exciting day of events meant to highlight the unique lifestyle and traditions of Russian speaking Jews. Not a Russian speaking Jew? No problem. This informative event is open to everyone and all speakers will be in English. Register here.

For more information about Hillel and our programming, contact Danielle Braitman at 403-444-3146 or email.
Everyone is Welcome
Sunday, December 6
3:00pm | Zoom
Join us for a free virtual concert and conversation with Joanie Calem, as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Limited spots available. Register now.

Virtual Kesher - The Power of Connection
Every Thursday
4:00pm | 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.
Chanukah at Home
Bag Pick up: Sunday, December 6
9:30am - Noon | Calgary JCC
Holiday Zoom: Sunday, December 13
10:00 am | with Rabbi Glickman of Temple B'nai Tikvah
PJ Library® invites you to celebrate Chanukah at Home. We have everything you need for a meaningful celebration with Rabbi Glickman. Register online for a free Chanukah at Home - It's in the Bag! for children under 10. Pick up details and Zoom link provided at registration. Email Kathie or call 403-537-8592 with any questions.
Engineer Your Own Dreidel with the MIT Museum
Sunday, December 6
1:00pm | Zoom
We are joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum and PJ Our Way® kids from all over North America for an online workshop. We'll investigate spinning motion by designing, building, and testing our own dreidels using everyday materials. This workshop, suited for kids nine and up, will provide plenty of opportunities to be creative, experimental, and whimsical as we explore the physics of spin. Email Kathie for the registration link.
Shalom YYC Virtual Chanukah Party
Tuesday, December 15
6:00pm | Zoom
Join Calgary Jewish Federation and special musical guest, Karina Szulc for a festive Chanukah celebration to bring us together while staying apart. Light candles, sing songs, and schmooze with Jewish Calgarians new and established. Register to receive the Zoom link. Need latkes? Pre-order some from Karen's Café when you register.
Shalom Baby Survey
Do you have a new addition to your family? Are you looking for ways to engage with other new parents in the Jewish Community? Please fill out our survey so we can understand how to best support you through this transitional time. 
Virtual PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
Every Friday
10:00am | Your house via 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.
CHW 18th Annual Toy Drive
Until Friday, December 4
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO is helping make holiday dreams come true with its Annual Toy Drive. Bring a smile to the face of a baby, child or teen by dropping off an unwrapped gift, gift card, or movie pass at the Calgary JCC. For more information please call 403-253-4612.
The New Moon on Zoom! A Rosh Chodesh Celebration
Tuesday, November 17
7:00pm | Zoom
Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Kislev with us and make beautiful "moon jars". Make sure you have some nice jars and 3D or puffy paint or purchase a package for $8. Payment at pick-up on November 16 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the JCC. Register for the free Zoom event. Email Shula for more information.

Book Festival in Your Living Room
Ongoing until Sunday, November 22 | Zoom
Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year's virtual Book Festival. Check out our amazing line-up and join the Zoom webinar author talks!

Hanookkah Hoop & Zoom Family Dance
Saturday, December 12
6:00pm | Zoom
Let's light the third Hanukkah candle together and dance. Grab your hoola hoops and join in on the fun with Kelly from Hoop Di Do. Register to receive the Zoom link. In advance of the dance, send us new and old photos of your family menorah lightings to showcase during the party.
Shabbat Project Series for Everyone: HOJMI's Favourite Shabbat Dishes
Thursday, November 19
8:00 - 9:00pm | Zoom
Join us as community members demonstrate and share their favourite Shabbat recipes. Information and Zoom link on our website.
Hazak 55+ Presents:
Dr. Angy Cohen, Post Doctoral Associate in Israel Studies, University of Calgary
Thursday, November 19
1:00pm | Zoom
U of C Post Doctoral Associate, Dr. Angy Cohen will speak about Egyptian-Jewish writer Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917-1979), exploring her youth in colonial Egypt and observations as an Egyptian immigrant to Israel. RSVP by email or 403-255-8688 and the Zoom link will be provided.

8 Days of Hanukkah at BTZ
December 10 - 17
Beth Tzedec is making all 8 Days of Hanukkah count. Join us for one or more of a number of special holiday programs designed to spread light and warmth throughout the community. Find out details and register your family.

Hebrew School but Better: Young Adult Wisdom Series 
First and third Thursdays of each month
5:30 - 7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join Jonah Potasznik and other Calgary 22 to 35 year olds to socialize and uncover some insights into modern life available to us through Jewish sources. We'll provide the beer and spirits, you provide the curious spirit. Please reach out to Jonah or 514-561-7232 with questions. Register in advance.
Rabbi Mark Glickman's Presentation on the Story told in his book Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books
Wednesday, November 25
7:00pm | Zoom
The epic story about the tens of millions of books the Nazis looted from European Jewish families and Institutions and what happened to the books after the war.
Family Friendly Jewish Bingo
Saturday, November 28
7:00 - 8:30pm
Join fellow Temple members in a family friendly night of Jewish Bingo. RSVP to game night by November 25. Bingo cards will be sent prior to the event.

Shabbat Services
Erev Shabbat Services
Friday evenings: 7:30pm 
Morning Shabbat Service & Torah Study
Saturdays: 10:30am | Zoom
Password: Tikvah5781. Please join us for Shabbat Services.
Weekly Evening Torah Study
7:30pm | Zoom
A remote weekly Torah Study will be lead by one of the Temple's gifted Torah Scholars. See the schedule for the topics. Password: 856709
CTeen Virtual Event
Sunday, November 29
7:00 - 8:00pm
Join Jewish teens grades 8 to 12 for a fun, interactive, virtual Tape 'n' Paint party. Supplies delivered to your door. Raffles, games, prizes, and lots of fun. RSVP by Monday, November 23. Email us for more questions and information.

Feminine Conversations
8:00pm | Zoom
Join together with other women for a discussion and class led by Mrs.Rochel Matusof, based on Kabbalah and Chassidic philosophy. All are welcome. For more information call 403-714-9024.

Virtual Tanya Class with Rabbi Matusof
Sunday Mornings
Join Rabbi Matusof live on Facebook for a weekly Tanya class including Chassidic inspiration for these challenging times. To view the previous Tanya class and to access additional essays, videos, texts and more, visit our Facebook page and website.
Art and Scroll Studio features Judaica Artist Galia Goodman in Conversation and presentation
Wednesday, December 2
7:00pm | Virtual
Temple B'nai Tikvah presents Art and Scroll Studio – celebrating makers and creators of Judaica art. Galia Goodman is an artist, illustrator and calligrapher whose work is infused with Judaic inspiration and reflects the North Carolina landscape where she lives. For further information and to register in advance. Free.
JFSC is proud to share our new agency video with you
What do Eli Wiesel, Rosa Parks, and Terry Fox have in common? They all did one thing different, and you can too. You have the power to do something, one thing, different. Join us, and let's keep changing the world. Sincere gratitude to an anonymous donor for helping to bring awareness of the agency to the community. Watch now.
Volunteer Opportunities at JCC
As we approach the colder months, it is essential that we all feel we have someone to reach out to. Many of our senior members are on their own and may need some additional support – whether that is heading out to buy groceries, shovelling a snowy sidewalk, or checking-in for a friendly phone chat. Please click here if you would like to volunteer your time, or if you or someone you know could use a helping hand.
Did You Know?
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