Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday, April 29th, 2019

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Children | Family
Second Night Community Passover Seder  
Saturday, April 20 
6:00 - 9:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Join us for our annual Seder led by Rabbi Mark Glickman. 
Adult: $55 | Child (4-10): $25 | Child (0-3): Free.
Register online or call the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Welcome Shabbat Israel Birthday Parade
Friday, May 10
10:30 - 11:00am | Calgary JCC
Join us for a family-friendly candle lighting, Kiddush, hamotzi, and special Israel Birthday Parade.

Summer Camp Registration
July 2 - August 30
Camp JCC is offered from July 2 to August 30 for children ages 3-12 years old. Get ready for nine weeks of fun, developing friendships, and turning moments into memories that will be forever cherished! Register online or at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext. 0. For all the details  download our camp brochure and visit our  website.

Tot Shabbat Pesach
Friday, May 3
10:00 - 10:30am| Calgary JCC
Join PJ Library 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 17 and 31.

PJ Library invites you to celebrate our 10th Birthday @Popsicles in the Park!
Sunday, June 2
11:00am - 2:00pm | Calgary JCC
It's a party! Bring the family for a fun filled day and celebrate 10 years of PJ Library in Calgary. Petting zoo, face painting, bouncy house, bubbles, kosher popsicles and lots of birthday treats and surprises. There is no need to register. Email Kathie with any questions.

Take home a special seder plate craft. $5 per participant to cover materials. Space is limited and registration is required. Email Kathie to register.
Tot Shabbat and Pizza Party
Friday, May 3
6:00 - 6:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Pizza at 6:00 pm and children's service at 6:30 pm. To RSVP please email the Temple office or call 403-252-1654.
Ages 10-12
Girls Shabbaton
May 10 - 11 | #1403 9803-24th St. SW
By popular demand, the girls are coming over for another NCSY Shabbaton! Further details and registration link will be provided in the next epom. To pre-register or for more information, please email Miriam , call 587-664-5613, or go online.

NCSY Last Juniors Event of the Year
Sunday, May 12
11:00am-3:00pm | Thundrdrome Amusements (7005 6th St. SE) & ColorMeMine (380 Canyon Meadows Dr. SE)
Come hang out with friends at the last NCSY Juniors event of the year! Open to girls and boys ages 10-12. Starting at 11am, we will be playing combat archery, archery tag, and/or archery capture the flag at Thundrdrome Amusements. At 12:30PM, we'll have lunch and take a private bus to ColorMeMine for ceramics/glass fusion projects. Juniors can participate in either activity, or both. Please register online .  For more information, please contact Miriam at 587-664-5613,  email   or visit our  website.

Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
July 1 - August 2.
Kiddie, Junior, & Pioneer Divisions. Lunches & Snacks served daily at no extra charge! Early Bird Special ends April 30th. Go online or 403-281-3770 for more information.
Ages 13+
Teen Shabbat Shebang
May 3 & 5
May 3 - 6:00-9:00pm | House of Jacob, 1613 92 Ave SW
May 5 - 8:30am - 6:00pm | Drop off and pick up at House of Jacob
Inviting all Calgary teens for a chill Friday night meal with friends, and an awesome all-day Sunday trip to Banff! New and returning participants welcome. Cost is $32 (all-inclusive). For more information and to register, please visit the registration site For more info, contact Miriam at 587-664-5613,  email  or visit our  website .

NCSY Learn and Earn – Ages 13+
Every Thursday, Resuming May 9 
7:30 - 8:30pm | 9803 24 Street SW, #1403
Get together with friends to talk about topics relevant to teens' lives through a Torah lens. Discussion facilitated by Rabbi Carr. Participants get a discount on the Spring Regional Shabbaton (May 24-26) . For more info  email Rabbi Carr , call 587-664-9613 or visit our  website .

Sunday, May 19
11:30am - 1:00pm | Location TBA
Get together for the last Live2Give volunteering opportunity of the year! Open to pre-teens 10-12, as well as teens 13+. We will be doing a park clean up and finishing off with a potluck picnic to celebrate our year of volunteering. Park location TBA next ePom.  Registration online  is required by Friday, May 17 (and early registration is appreciated).  For more info contact Miriam at 587-664-5613,  email  or visit our  website

Spring Regional Shabbaton
May 24 - 26 | Squamish, BC
April 19: Early Bird Deadline
May 6: Regular Price Deadline 
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. Program includes white water rafting and spending the weekend at the Executive Suites. Registration must be completed  online . If payment is a serious concern, please reach out to us for scholarship opportunities. Additionally, students who attended Learn&Earn with Rabbi Carr throughout the year go for free or for a discount (if you didn't attend this year, keep this in mind for next year!). For more info contact Miriam at 587-664-5613,  email  or visit our  website .
BBYO Stand-Up Fundraiser
Sunday, May 12
2:00 - 5:00 pm | Calgary JCC
Join us at the JCC for this 5K walk-athon and carnival. The funds raised will go to Project C.U.R.E. to provide medical supplies to under-resourced hospitals.
For more details or to register  email Barry Pechet or call 403-444-3155. $15/Person $30/Family
Adult Education
Tzed Talks: Healthy Aging & Keeping the Brain Young with Drs. Holroyd-Leduc, Ismail and Lang 
Tuesday, April 23
7:00 pm | 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 .

Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence Trip
Sunday, April 28
4:00pm | Transportation Departs Beth Tzedec
4:30pm | St. Laurence Anglican Church
Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee will share the history, beliefs, and current issues facing the Anglican Church. Everyone welcome. RSVP at 403-255-8688 or email by April 24th.

Interfaith Bible Study
Exodus: Revelation, Peoplehood, and Destiny
Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30pm
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Beth Tzedec Congregation
June 5, 12, 19, 26 | Temple B'nai Tikvah (900 47 Ave SW)
Facilitators: Rabbi Shaul Osadchey (Beth Tzedec), Rabbi Mark Glickman (Temple B’nai Tikvah), Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee (St. Laurence Anglican and The Wisdom Centre) Rev. Tara Livingston (The Wisdom Centre), Rev. Wallace Bornhuse (All-Saints Lutheran Church). Free and open to all! Email for more information.
Dessert & Learn
Thursday May 2
7:00 pm|Temple B’nai Tikvah Library
Frank Rackow presents, “Not just your Grandparents music; why Klezmer is a dynamic, contemporary form in Jewish culture”
Dementia Seminar
Monday May 6
10:00 am – 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Learn the causes and how to manage the challenging behaviors. This is a free event in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care . To RSVP email Nessie or call 403-537-8599.

Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, May 14
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 an entertainment by you! with karaoke and more! Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitvah Project Food Bank.
In collaboration with Jewish Family Service Calgary.
$2.00 person. RSVP by May 9 at 403-253-8600, ext. 0.  Email Nessie  or call 403-537-8599 for more information. Please note that our next lunch will be in September.

Travel Tips and Health 
Wednesday, May 22
10:00am–12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Learn about the Do’s and Don’ts before travelling out of province. This is a free event in partnership with Safeway/Sobeys Pharmacy. No appointment necessary.

Hearing Clinic
Monday, May 27
10:00 – 11:30am | Calgary JCC
We believe every sound connects us to our world. Come receive a complimentary screening. No appointment necessary. This is a free clinic in partnership with Connect Hearing
Victory Day Celebration
Thursday, May 9
6:30 - 9:00pm | Temple B'Nai Tikvah
Join us a we celebrate Victory Day with Russian entertainment. Bus transportation will be provided leaving from JCC at 5:45pm and returning to JCC at 9:15pm. RSVP by May 1 to Albina at 403-692-6380 or call Nessie at 403-537-8599. This is a free event in collaboration with  Jewish Family Service Calgary .
Hazak 55+ Presents: The Great Yiddish Comeback with Lila Mydlarski
Wednesday May 15
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Lila Mydlarski has been fluent in Yiddish since childhood and has been involved in Yiddish education for many years. Lila will give us background information on how Yiddish evolved, its richness, its near extinction after WWII, and its recent revival, particularly regarding music and literature. Lunch at 12 noon, $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, May 13th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066. Everyone is welcome. 
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
29th Annual Community Passover Seder
Friday, April 19. 1st Seder
6:00pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
Join us for a delicious Passover meal, handmade Shmurah matzah, four cups of wine and more! Program begins at 6:00 pm at the Chabad Calgary Campus. By Registration Only. Register online
or call  403.281.3770. 

Moshiach Festive Meal
Saturday, April 27
7:00pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
Free of charge! RSVP online by Wednesday April 24th.

Do you need Shmura Matzah?
Need Shmurah Matzah for your Seder? For 30 years Chabad Alberta has imported Shmurah matzah to Calgary and Alberta. Become a part of this uplifting tradition. Call our office for remaining supply: 403.281.3770.
Yom HaShoah
Wednesday, May 1
6:30pm | Holocaust Memorial at the Calgary JCC
7:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Yom HaShoah will be held on Wednesday, May 1 st . 6:30 pm at the Holocaust Memorial at the JCC, 7:30 pm at the Beth Tzedec Congregation. Presentations by March of the Living participants from 2018 and featuring guest speaker Angela Orosz Richt – one of only 2 babies who survived being born in Auschwitz. Keep an eye out for your Yahrzeit card in the Jewish Free Press with which to say Kaddish over a child that was killed in the Holocaust.  Contact Ilana for information.   
Israel Month
Yom HaZikaron
Tuesday, May 7
7:00-8:00pm | Temple B’nai Tikvah
Come together in community remembering and honouring. Please join us for a heartfelt ceremony along with prayers, readings and music. Free.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut
Thursday, May 9
5:00 – 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
From 5:00 – 6:00 pm, kick the celebration off in the JCC field joining the Halpern Akiva Academy children’s parade. Bring your Israeli flag, dress in blue and white and be ready to be part of a beautiful Human Israeli Flag!  Then from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, get in on the Israeli experience and celebrate like one! It’s all about the barbecue and great music! Dancing, music, games, food and much more! Free.

Lag BaOmer Concert
Thursday, May 23
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Songs Around the Bonfire – Shirim Mesaviv la ‘Medura . Israel soprano Nofar Yacobi sings Israel’s classic and contemporary songs. Tickets: $18 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your ticket online or call 403-253-8600, ext. 0.

Quilting L’dor V’dor
Wednesday, May 29
11:30am | Calgary JCC
A show & tell presentation of original narrative quilts by Boston quilt artist, Laura Rosenspan. Because every quilt has a story… Free Admission. Email Shula to RSVP.

Yom Yerushalayim
June 2-7
Ongoing | Calgary JCC
Come dwell in our Jerusalem apartment’s living room. Steep nana tea, take in Jerusalem’s landmarks, and watch recent short films by Jerusalemites.

From Teddy to Trump
Tuesday, June 4
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Challenges and opportunities in Jerusalem. A talk by Nomi Levin Yeshua, CDO of the Jerusalem Foundation.
Arts & Culture
Israeli Folk Dance
Sundays, March 31 - May 12 (4 gatherings, no dance on April 21) 
7:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Join us as we learn dances to the beautiful music of Israel with traditional and contemporary choreography. Register by calling the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Course #6258.  
Drop-in available. 

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.
Betzalel Arts 
L'Dor V'Dor Reception
Monday April 29, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 pm | Calgary JCC
Join Betzalel Arts for a reception recognizing L'Dor V'Dor, the latest art show and sale. This unique display highlights the continuity of creativity in art. Featuring work by Betzalel Arts members and their mentors and protégés,  L’dor V’dor  traces the lineage of creativity from generation to generation. Meet the artists and hear their stories on Monday April 29.
Rimon Calgary Celebration of Judaic Needlework 2019 - Opening Dinner
Sunday, May 26|
6:00pm cash bar. 7:00pm reception|The Carriage House Inn
Keynote Speaker Sandra Sawatzky will present “Embroidering History” – a talk about her amazing journey to create The Black Gold Tapestry. 6:00 pm - Cash Bar and Reception, 7:00 pm - Kosher Dinner and Presentation. Cost is $118. For Information and Tickets, please 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
2:00 pm | Carriage House Inn
Singer and special guest: Tsepora, Music by Jazz Works.
Entertainment and Kosher dinner. For tickets and RSVP call 403-690-6394.
Fundraising Events
Na’amat Canada Calgary’s Annual Phone-a-thon Begins 
Sunday, April 28
A Na’amat Canada Calgary volunteer will call past supporters starting on April 28th. If you prefer, you can donate online now or give us a call at our National office,1-888-278-0792 or email us. Donors who so choose, will be acknowledged in the June edition of the Jewish Free Press.

*Tax receipt will be issued at the end of the calendar year for donations of $18.00+. Online donations are receipted immediately. Please continue your generous support of Na'amat. Never been a donor? Please consider becoming one now.
Forty & Forward!
Saturday, May 4
7:00 pm| Temple B’nai Tikvah
Temple’s 40 th anniversary and time to celebrate. Please join us for a wonderful evening with live music from Heebster. Dancing, great food & drink, silent auction and prizes. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
JFSC Presents Rick Mercer Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast 
Sunday, May 5
7:00 pm | MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Host of the Rick Mercer Report for 15 years. Please Join us for our 2019 fundraiser. Regular Tickets $99 
VIP Tickets $199 include: Preferred seating, meet & greet after the show, and a signed copy of his book : Rick Mercer Final Report
*There's a limited number of VIP Tickets available*

For tickets call our office at 403.287.3510 or purchase online . For more information, to make a donation or for corporate sponsorship information, call 403.287.3510, email or visit our website .

Building Sacred Bridges
Sunday May 5
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Don't miss bringing your family to  Building Sacred Bridges  an interfaith musical experience. Inspiring works by Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Christian participants including a Gospel Choir and an interfaith Children's choir called All of God's Children. No Charge but donations accepted for the Interfaith Habitat for Humanity project. At the event we will be celebrating the conclusion of this project's goal of raising $1M to help families buy their first home. Reserve tickets online.  
Calgary Annual Event honouring Faigel Shapiro’s 85th birthday
Tuesday, May 14| Carriage House Inn
Reception 6:00 pm and program at 7:00 pm
Tickets are $25. Featuring Violinist & Artist Eileen Kosasih, Cantor Russell Jayne, and singer Shari Chaskin. Guest speaker Daniel Amzallag. Email for details or call 587-435-5808.
JNF Negev Dinner - Celebrating Harvey and Wynne Thal
Thursday, May 16
5:15 PM
Not too much longer to make your reservations for a celebration of two most deserving honourees, Harvey and Wynne Thal. In support of Leket Israel, the National Food Bank of Israel. Help us to "Spread A Little Thal Around!" Attending the the Negev Dinner? We ask that each person please bring a shopping bag full of non-perishable items for Miriam’s Well, the Calgary Jewish Food Bank. Hunger has no boundaries and JNF wants to feed souls from Calgary to Israel in honour of the Thals. Thank you for your helping with this mission. For reservations or more information call 403-255-0295 or go online.
Beit Halochem Annual Concert Gala
Sunday, May 26
7:00 pm | Bella Concert Hall
celebrating 10 years of aid to Israel’s disabled veterans with the amazing voices of Israeli “Kol Esperanza” Tenors and stories of 3 unforgettable heroes. For tickets go online , email or call or 403-256-1012. 
Calgary JCC 30th Annual Sports Dinner
Thursday, June 13 | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us 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 & 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. Visit Holy One Golf or Golf at Chabad Alberta online or call 403-281-3770 for tee times and information.
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.
Help Wanted:   Executive Director
Alberta Region
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.
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 please email Tevie Lipton.
Did you know?
Shalom Baby
Calgary Jewish Federation welcomes and celebrates each new life in our community through the delivery of a Shalom Baby gift bag filled with valuable information, community resources and gifts for the baby. Please email Kathie Wainer for more information, to share the news of a new addition to our community, or to arrange for a delivery of a Shalom Baby gift bag.   
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