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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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Tot Shabbat 

Friday, October 6 & 20

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

Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library® and enjoy an interactive half-hour of songs, stories, and brachot (blessings). This is a free program, but online registration is requested. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.

Shalom Baby 

Wednesday, October 11 & 23

12:30 - 1:30pm | 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 online for this free program. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.


Present like a Pro 

Starting Thursday, October 12

6:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

This is a six-week program to help you present like a pro, whether it's for a school presentation or a work interview! Hosted by Hillel and BBYO. Register online. For more information email Hannah Giesinger

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PJOW Pool & Pizza Party

Sunday, October 15

4:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

If you're in grade 4, 5 or 6 join us for this year's PJOW Kick-Off! Swim in the pool, meet new friends, and enjoy delicious pizza. Online registration is required for this free event. For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.


Kesher Lunch Club

Wednesday, October 18

12:30 - 2:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

A social and recreational, nosh and schmooze for adults with all abilities. Everyone is welcome. Registration is required so please email Karina Szulc, Inclusion Manager.

The Inclusion Village - Hear Us!

Thursday, October 12

6:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

We invite and welcome all families, caregivers, and community members for an open conversation about the inclusion of disabilities, and wants and needs to feel more included and welcomed in Jewish Calgary. Refreshments provided. For registration and more information email Karina Szulc, Inclusion Manager.

Kesher Ignite the Power Within You!

Sunday, October 15

1:00 - 2:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for an afternoon of movement, dance, and wellness facilitated by Yulia Ayana Zaides. Registration is required so please email Karina Szulc, Inclusion Manager.

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Fashion Forward... For a Better Future

Sunday, October 22

3:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for a fashion show fundraiser featuring our community members from young to young at heart! This is a PJ Library® production in support of the 2023 UJA Campaign. Purchase tickets online. For information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.

Shabbat Together Grant 

Starting Mid-October 

JAC wants you to get together for Shabbat! Apply for a grant to host a Shabbat dinner for young professionals! For more information email Hannah Giesinger

Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors

We are proud to announce the second edition of Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors. This virtual exhibit can be found here. Similar to the gallery collection at the Glenbow Museum last year, this second edition includes portraits of 51 Calgary connected survivors. Each image is accompanied by a brief bio of the survivor's Holocaust experience and life after the war.

CTeen Sukkot Party!

Tuesday, October 3

For students from grades 8 to 12. Celebrate Sukkot with the teen Jewish community in a chill, nonjudgmental, happy environment. Good food, lots of fun, and great friends! RSVP at 587-718-4770 or email us. For more information please visit our website.

Pizza in the Hut

Wednesday, October 4

6:00 - 7:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Join us for a delicious Sukkot celebration at our annual Pizza in the Hut event! Embracing the festive spirit of Sukkot, we invite you to gather as a community to share a pizza feast in our beautifully decorated sukkah. Register on the Beth Tzedec website

Simchat Torah Havdalah

Saturday, October 7 

6:00 - 8:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Share a sweet and joyous celebration as we mark the conclusion of the annual Torah reading cycle with a Simchat Torah Havdalah event and dessert reception. We'll rejoice together as we conclude the annual cycle of Torah readings and embark on a new year of learning, growth, and inspiration! Register on the Beth Tzedec website.

Shiluv: A Learning Club for All Ages

Mondays to Thursdays, beginning October 10

4:00 - 6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Celebrate the new year by committing yourself and your family to moving, learning, and creating together! We're coming together this fall for a full slate of learning opportunities for children, teens, and adults of all ages. Learn more and register on the Beth Tzedec website.

Social in the Sukkah!

Wednesday, October 4

6:00 - 7:00pm | HOJMI 

A joint event with Halpern Akiva Academy and House of Jacob Mikveh Israel. More information.

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Casino Day

Thursday, October 5

10:15am - 2:00pm | Deerfoot Inn and Casino

Join us for a fun time at the casino. We will depart by bus from the Paperny Family JCC at 10:15am and returning at 2:00pm. $12 per person. Includes transportation on the JCC bus and lunch at the casino. Register by October 3 at the Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600 x0.

Welcome Shabbat in the Sukkah

Friday, October 6

10:30am | Paperny Family JCC

Everyone is welcome to celebrate Sukkot in our beautiful Sukkah!

Roaring 20s High Tea

Sunday, October 15

12:00 - 2:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon tea and dress up (or not) in your 20s style. Register by October 12 at the Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600 x0. Members: $10 and Public: $15.

Saturday Night Live!

Saturday, October 7

6:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta

Celebrate Simchat Torah at Chabad – where the real party's at! Open bar all night long! Dancing, food, l'chaim, spirit, and more. Special children's program. All welcome – free of charge! For more information email us or call 403-281-3770

Bat Mitzvah Club!

Special club for girls ages 11 to 13. Learn what it really means to be a Bat Mitzvah in the modern world through art, cooking and baking, discussion, and self expression! Welcoming girls of all backgrounds and affiliations (no-matter where the celebration will be or was held). For more information please go online, call 403-281-3770, or email us


Monthly Drop-in Caregiver Discussions Groups

Friday, October 13 | 10:30-11:30am | Ogden 50+ Activity Centre

Tuesday, October 17 | 1-:30-11:30pm | Parkdale Nifty Fifties

Thursday, Octoner 26 | 1:00-2:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Facilitated by a registered social worker from JFSC's Caregiver Support Program, this is a space for caregivers of seniors and/or persons living with dementia to exchange caregiving and coping strategies and resources. For more information, fall dates, and locations, click here. There is no charge for these groups. To register call 403-287-3510.

23 for You & Me + Monthly Advisory Meeting

Monday, October 16

It's so much fun to meet new and old friends for lunch. CHW Calgary Centre invites local-area supporters to a monthly lunch held on (or around) the 23rd of every month. For location information, email Malka-Deena Lewis, CHW Development Coordinator, Western Canada. 

Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary - Annual General Meeting

Wednesday October 25

7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Please RSVP to 403-640-2273 or by email. We look forward to seeing you in person.

Scholar in Residence, Dr. Susannah Heschel

Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28

Visit our website to view the detailed schedule.


Renewable Energy Open House

Thursday, October 12

7:00 - 9:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Prospective Host Engagement Forum

Thursday, October 19

7:00 - 9:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikva

Explore exciting opportunities to power Alberta’s renewable energy future.

JHSSA AGM Program: Jewish Marda Loop

Monday, October 30

7:00pm | Paperny Family JCC and on Zoom

Join historian and raconteur-par-excellence, Harry Sanders, to learn more about the Jewish history of Marda Loop at JHSSA's Annual General Meeting. The AGM will also include a short business meeting, and the presentation of certificates honouring octogenarians in our community. RSVP by October 25 for the Zoom link, no RSVP needed for in-person attendance. Questions? Call 403-444-3171 or email

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