Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Children | Family
Tot Shabbat and Pizza Party
Friday, April 5
6:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us for pizza and then for children's service at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to the Temple office at 403-252-1654 or email.
Tot Shabbat Pesach
Friday, April 12
10:00 - 10:30am | Calgary JCC
Join PJ Tot Shabbat as we celebrate Shabbat and Pesach with brachot , songs, and dance. There is no charge and no need to register. Email Kathie for information. Next PJ Tot Shabbat dates: May 3, 17, and 31.

PJ Goes to the JCC
Friday, April 12
10:30am | Calgary JCC
Stay after Tot Shabbat Pesach for PJ Goes to the JCC and learn about the preschool programs that are available at the JCC. JCC staff will offer tours and answer all your questions. There is no charge, but please email Kathie to let us know if you are interested.

Seder Plate Fun
Sunday, April 14
10:30am - Noon | Calgary JCC
PJ Library® invites you to a fun and creative hands-on Pesach (Passover) program with Seder stories, songs, and Pesach treats. Take home a special Seder plate craft. $5 per participant to cover materials. Space is limited. Email Kathie as registration is required.

CJA Preschool Seder
Wednesday, April 17
10:30am | The Calgary Jewish Academy
Join PJ Library at our own PJ table at the Seder and enjoy this opportunity for you and your preschooler to celebrate Pesach (Passover) with the preschool students and families at the CJA. There is no charge, but registration is required by Friday, April 12 . Email Kathie to register or for more information.
Welcome Shabbat Special Passover Celebration
Friday, April 12
10:30 - 11:00am | Calgary JCC
Join us for a family-friendly candle lighting, Kiddush, matzah, and special Passover celebration.

Summer Camp at the JCC
July 2 to August 30
Offering weekly camps for ages 3 to 12. Online registration now available. For more details download our camp brochure and visit our website .
Tot Shabbat
Friday, April 12
5:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Members: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $5, 13+ $10
Guests: 0-4 Free, 5-12 $10, 13+ $20
Introduce your little ones to the wonders of Kabbalat Shabbat in a relaxed kid-friendly environment. Light Shabbat Dinner provided. For more information email Rabbi Osadchey or call 403-255-8688, ext2. RSVP by email or call 403-255-8688 by Thursday, April 11.
Second Night Community Passover Seder
Saturday, April 20
6:00 - 9:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Join us for our annual community Seder led by Rabbi Mark Glickman from Temple B'nai Tikvah. Adult: $55 | Child (4-10): $25 | Child (0-3): Free. Register online or at the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Ages 10-12
NCSY Juniors Social Event
Sunday, May 12
Save the date for another amazing NCSY Juniors social event! Open to girls and boys ages 10 to 12. New participants always welcome! Further details and registration link will be provided in the next epom. To pre-register or for more information, please contact Miriam at 587-664-5613, email or visit our website.
Ages 13+
Sunday, April 7
1:00 - 3:30pm | JFSC, #420, 5920 1A Street SW
Hang out with your friends and make Passover packages for families in need at Jewish Family Service Calgary. Special invite to new teens and BBYO members. Please send your RSVP by calling or texting Miriam at 587-664-5613, email or visit our website

Teen Shabbat Shebang
May 3 - 5
Save the date for the local teen Shabbat Shebang. More details and registration link to come in the next epom. Event will include Shabbat meals, programming, and an all-day Sunday social event. For more info contact Miriam at 587-664-5613, email or visit our website.

Sunday, May 19
1:00 - 3:30pm | JFSC, #420, 5920 1A Street SW
Get together for the last Live2Give volunteering opportunity of the year. Stay tuned for more details in the next epom. For more info contact Miriam at 587-664-5613, email or visit our website

Spring Regional Shabbaton
May 24 - 26
Get together with west coast Canada teens in Squamish, BC for an amazing weekend of fun, adventure, and inspiration. Participating cities include Calgary, Vancouver, and Edmonton. The featured event will be white water rafting! More details and registration link to come in the next epom. To pre-register or for more info contact Miriam at 587-664-5613, email or visit our website.
BBYO Stand-Up Fundraiser
Sunday, May 12
2:00 - 5:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us at the JCC for this 5K walk-athon and carnival. The funds raised will help our cause with CARE to stock a medical clinic. $15/Person or $30/Family. For more details or to register  email Barry Pechet or call 403-444-3155.
Hillel | Young Professionals
Bagel Lunches from 11am to 1pm
Tuesday, April 2 | MRU, Z306 Wyckham House
Thursday, April 4 | U of C, Clubs Space 7
Join us for free bagels and schmear. Questions?  Email Danielle.

Wednesday, April 17
6:00pm | Calgary JCC
Create your own Seder plate or matzah cover while filling up on pizza before Passover! Cost is $5 per person. Please  email Danielle to let her know you're coming.
Drinks After Work
Thursday, April 4
5:30 - 7:30pm | Alumni, 725 17 Avenue SW
JAC's monthly networking event – Enjoy one of Alumni's delicious sandwiches while indulging in a unique cocktail from their extensive list. Come for the drinks, stay for the friends! For more information   email Danielle or call 403-444-3146.

Shabbat Concierge
Want to host a Shabbat dinner for your friends and family? JAC wants to help! Register by email to secure your Shabbat Box, which contains a Shabbat guide, candles, wine, kippot, and challah. Some conditions apply .
Applications Now Being Accepted
The Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary is pleased to announce that the application process is now open for Post Secondary Scholarships as well as Agency Grant applications. Both applications and information can be found at online . Deadline is April 12, 2019. For more information please contact Brenda Sapoznikow at 403-640-2273 or email .
Calgary Jewish Slo-Pitch
Interested in playing slo-pitch with other members of the Jewish community? Calgary Jewish Slo-Pitch is currently recruiting new players to join for the 2019 season. We are a group of adults that play slo-pitch on Sundays from May through August. The group is open to adults of all skill levels looking to join a fun and serious slo-pitch league. For more information and/or to register email Tevie Lipton.
Adult Education
Dessert and Learn
Monday, April 1
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us in our library to hear Bonnie Kaplan discuss "Health and Nutrition."

Mitzvah 613 - Lecture Series
What is Torah?: Understanding one of Judaism's Greatest Religious Ideas
As part of the Mitzvah 613 project, we are excited to present a three lecture series around the Torah (drop-in format). Each lecture will be given both at lunchtime and in the evening. Contact Temple for details at 403-252-1654.
Kabballah: Classic Texts
Mondays, April 1, 8, and 15
7:30pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Yisroel Miller. Information: 403-259-3230 .

Journey to Self-Improvement
An In-depth Study of the Book The Path of the Just
Wednesdays, April 3 and 10
1:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 587-917-6651.

Thursdays, April 4 and 11
8:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230.

Shabbat Hagadol Talk: Why do Bad Things Happen?
Saturday, April 13
7:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Talk by Rabbi Yisroel Miller. Information: 403-259-3230.
Taste of Judaism - Passover Edition
Tuesday, April 9
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Do you love traditional Passover foods but are looking for a few new culinary twists? Liven up your Seder with some creative and innovative dishes that will answer the question, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" The class is limited to 10 participants. $10 members or $15 guests. Please register before Friday, April 5 at the office, by email or call 403-255-8688.

Tzed Talks
Healthy Aging & Keeping the Brain Young with Drs. Holroyd-Leduc, Ismail, and Lang
Tuesday, April 23
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join us as we discuss Healthy Aging & Keeping the Brain Young. Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc is an academic geriatrician; Dr. Zahinoor Ismail is a clinician scientist whose interest is the interface between psychiatric symptomatology and neurocognitive disorders; and Dr. Eddy Lang is the Academic and Clinical Department Head and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Free and open to the public. Register via Eventbrite.
Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, April 9
11:45am - 1:45pm | Calgary JCC
A lovely way to spend a Tuesday afternoon with friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a home cooked meal and entertainment by Harmonica Tableau. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. In collaboration with Jewish Family Service Calgary. $5 per person.  Email Nessie or call 403-537-8599 for information.

Navigating Care Options
Monday, April 15
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us as we navigate all the options available to families when deciding on private or public home care. This is a free event in partnership with Home Care Assistance.
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Women's Seder
Sunday, April 14
5:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us for our 14th annual Temple Women's Seder. Women Bat Mitzvah age and older are welcome. Please call the Temple office at 403-252-1654 by April 10 to sign up for the potluck.
Save the Date: Yom HaShoah
Wednesday, May 1
6:30pm at the Holocaust Memorial at the Calgary JCC
7:30pm at Beth Tzedec Congregation
Arts and Culture
Israeli Folk Dance - New Course
Sundays, March 31 - May 12 (6 classes, no class April 21)
7:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for traditional and contemporary Israeli folk dances, with beautiful choreographies and music. Instruction by Yael Guterman, director of La Point Dance School. Member: $48, Public: $72, Students/Seniors: $20. Drop-in available. Code: 6258. Register at the JCC Customer Service desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Songs of Freedom
Sunday, April 28
2:00pm | Studio Bell - National Music Centre
A happy music concert by the JCC Community Klezmer Band in the musical heart of the city . Free with National Music Centre admission. For more information email Shula or call 403-537-8596.
L'Dor V'Dor
April 1 - May 5
Calgary JCC
Betzalel Arts presents L’Dor V’Dor, a unique display highlighting the continuity of creativity in art. Featuring work by Betzalel Arts members and and their mentors and protégés, L’dor V’dor traces the lineage of creativity from generation to generation.
Rimon Calgary Celebration of Judaic Needlework 2019
Opening Dinner at the Carriage House Inn
Sunday, May 26
6:00pm | Cash Bar and Reception
7:00pm | Kosher Dinner and Presentation
Keynote Speaker Sandra Sawatzky will present Embroidering History – a talk about her amazing journey to create The Black Gold Tapestry. Cost is $118. For information and tickets email Esther Silberg or call 403-606-6763. Don't miss this fascinating presentation – everyone is welcome.
Café Europa - Social Program for Survivors
Tuesday, June 11
2:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Singer and special guest: Tsepora, with music by Jazz Works. 
Entertainment and kosher dinner. For tickets and RSVP call 403-690-6394.
Fundraising Events
Outstanding Women in Science and Innovation
Thursday, April 11
5:30 - 8:30pm | Skyline Room, 1918 Kensington Road NW
Weizmann Canada's Calgary Chapter proudly presents a celebration of Outstanding Women in Science and Innovation, an evening dedicated to celebrating and empowering women and promoting life-changing research. Click for information or for tickets.
Forty & Forward
Saturday, May 4
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
It's Temple's 40th anniversary and it's time to celebrate! Please join us for a wonderful evening with live music from Heebster. Dancing, great food and drink, silent auction, and prizes. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Rick Mercer Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast
Sunday, May 5
7:00pm | MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Please join us for our 2019 fundraiser with the 15-year host of the Rick Mercer Report. Regular ticket: $99
VIP ticket*: $199 – includes: Preferred seating, meet and greet after the show, and a signed copy of his book: Rick Mercer Final Report
*Limited number of VIP tickets available.
Purchase tickets online. For more information, to make a donation or for corporate sponsorship information, call 403-287-3510, email or visit our website.
Calgary Annual Event
Honouring Faigel Shapiro's 85th Birthday
Tuesday, May 14
6:00pm | Reception at Carriage House Inn
7:00pm | Program begins
Featuring violinist and artist Eileen Kosasih, Cantor Russell Jayne, and singer Shari Chaskin. Guest speaker: Daniel Amzallag. Tickets are $25. Email for details or call 587-435-5808 .
JNF Negev Dinner - Celebrating Harvey and Wynne Thal
Thursday, May 16
A celebration of two most deserving honourees, Harvey and Wynne Thal. In support of Leket Israel, the national food bank of Israel, and the largest rescue and distribution of food to all of Israel. Help us to "Spread A Little Thal Around!" For reservations or more information call 403-255-0295 or go online.
Beit Halochem Annual Concert Gala
Sunday, May 26
7:00 - 9:30pm | Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW
Celebrating 10 years of aid to Israel's disabled veterans with the amazing voices of Israeli Kol Esperanza Tenors and stories of three unforgettable heroes. For tickets purchase online , email or call 403-256-1012.
Calgary JCC 30th Annual Sports Dinner
Thursday, June 13
Mark you calendar for our annual Sports Dinner presented by ATB Financial, featuring Jarome Iginla. Get ahead of the game and reserve your table now by emailing Lynne Preston .
8th Annual Holy One Golf Celebration
and Casual Steak Dinner
Wednesday, June 19
River Spirit Golf Club
Supporting programming for children with special needs in our community. Fun, food, friends, raffles, cocktail reception, silent auction, and more. Email for tee times and information or call 403-281-3770 or visit our website.
Employment Opportunity
Executive Director
JNF Canada is searching for a dynamic Executive Director (ED) with a minimum of five years of experience. Located in Calgary, the ED will be responsible for the overall coordination, design and implementation of programs, public activities, and fundraising for the Alberta Region. For more information, click here.
Did You Know?
Sunday, April 14
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be accompanying the screening of the amazing documentary The Rescue – which tells the story of the Castellanos brothers and their grandfather who saved Jews during the Holocaust. Join us for this meaningful, musical evening. Tickets are $10 at Eventbrite.    
Matzah Brei
Sunday, April 21
11:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for some gourmet matzah brei creations courtesy of Rabbi Osadchey. $10 per person. RSVP to the office at 403-255-8688 by April 18.  
Spring Program Registration Now Open
Online registration is available for most programs. View our program guide and register here or contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Push Back on Anti-Semitism with Love and Matzah
This Passover, CHW partnered with 2 for Seder to build bridges and help promote coexistence. This initiative encourages anyone holding a Seder to invite two non-Jewish friends or acquaintances who have never attended one to participate. To learn more or join in, click here.
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