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July 2020
Hi friends

So its the beginning of summer vacation, but it certainly feels different. We hope that you have some fun staycation plans.

We are here all summer for you, so please go to our Facebook Page, which is updated every day, for story times, concerts, crafts, discussions and online fun for kids of all ages.

Please let me know if you have moved or if there are any additions to your family.

Stay safe!


Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Manager
403-537-8592 | kwainer@jewishcalgary.org

Virtual PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Every  Friday morning at 10:00

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 948 9986 8260

Bring your own kids, dancing shoes and props and we will provide the songs and fun!

Email  Kathie for more information.
This will be an awesome event!

Join PJOW author Donna Gephart
Sunday, July 12th | 11am | Zoom

Space is very limited.
Click here to  Register
This is what we've all been waiting for! The JCC doors are re-opening on Monday, July 6 at 7am!   Summer fitness is on - so grab your mat and water bottle. The safety and wellness of staff and members is a priority, so you will notice new procedures upon your return. For more details click  here.
Summer Camp ish J CC's camp program kicks off on Monday, June 29 for eight weeks of summer fun for kids ages three to 11. Click   here  for more information.
Camp Gan Israel This Summer
Camp Gan Israel registration reopens on Monday, June 29 at 5:00pm. Camp at the Chabad Campus will run for 7 weeks: Monday - Friday from July 13 - Aug 28. Limited spots available. Lunch and snacks will be provided at no extra cost!  For more information visit the Gan Israel  website or call 403-714-9024.
Calgary Jewish Federation and our community agencies and institutions have created   JEWISH CALGARY TOGETHER   an online hub where you can find virtual programs and events, resources, and opportunities for volunteering or assisting with other needs in our community. If you are not receiving these notifications please  Email Kathie.

In these uncertain times, the  Calgary   Jewish Family Loan Association   is here for you! With new loan options, borrowers no longer need to apply for fixed loan amounts. Please contact us for an application or further information on an  interest free loan .
For more information:  https://www.cjfla.org
Coming to an Inbox Near You
Please keep an eye on upcoming emails for details about PJ Library’s highly rewarding Refer-a-Friend program. You’ll have the chance to earn gift cards and sweepstakes entries just by telling other families that they, too, can get great Jewish children’s books in the mail every month for free.
Repairing the world, tikkun olam , starts at home. Right now, even if it feels uncomfortable, it's important for families to talk about race and racism together.

Staying home this summer? Try these 12 easy activities -- each one has a Jewish theme or twist.

This is a list of books featuring diverse characters, intercultural friendships, and messages about important Jewish values like repairing the world and respecting differences.

It's summer, and that means playing outside, barbecues, and, of course, cool treats .
Check out PJ Our Way’s picks for July! Follow Shirli as she learns about her grandfather’s secret past, join Ben’s quest for a mythical creature, accompany Mirka as she battles a magical foe, or help Sacha solve a mystery of epic proportions. Whether you’re after a book full of fantasy, history, friendship, or family, you’re sure to enjoy one of this month’s selections. Remember to choose your book by July 10th !
The PJ Our Way team is SO excited to show you our totally redesigned website! Choosing great books is more fun than ever. Now you can earn badges, play trivia, write reviews, watch videos, and explore so much more! (Psst … parents, we even have a mode just for you!) And of course, don’t forget to come back and choose your new book by July 10!

Calgary Jewish Federation's UJA, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, 
Shoshanna and Zeev Berger, Esther Bernstein, B'nai Brith Lodge 739,
 Cathy and Marty Cole, Jackie Halpern and Glenn Solomon, 
Ila and Barry Hardin,  Marilyn Libin, Beth and Lorne Price, 
 Andria and Greg Rodin, Lenny and Faigel Shapiro,
Evelyn Sheftel-Shapiro, Ida and Sam Switzer,
Sam Ousher Switzer Chairtable Foundation,
Darlene Switzer-Foster,
Amy Wainer and Eric Dantzig,
Kathie and Stephen Wainer, Fanny Wedro