Everything that's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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UJA 2019 Campaign Launch
Sunday, September 8
Hear two inspiring stories from Dr. Sherri Wise and Jeannie Opdyke Smith.

Super Sunday
Sunday, September 15
10:00am - 2:00pm | Calgary JCC

Chai Stakes Poker
Thursday, September 26
6:00pm | Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Family Bowl-a-thon
Sunday, December 1

To learn more about our events and UJA campaign, email Diana Kalef.
Children | Family
PJ Library / JAC Padde and Picnic
Sunday, August 18
11:00am | South Glenmore Park
Join PJ Library and JAC (Jewish Adults Calgary) for a fun day at South Glenmore Park. Meet at Glenmore Reservoir at 10:45am if you wish to rent a canoe ($15/hour for a canoe, life jackets and paddles) and head out on to the water and/or bring your own picnic and join us at noon(ish) for a fun afternoon with friends. Please email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 to let us know if you are planning to join us so we know to expect you.

PJ Library and Calgary JCC Circus Night with Asaf-n-roll
Thursday August 29
5:30 - 7:00pm | Calgary JCC Field
From the streets of Tel Aviv to the Calgary JCC. Comedy and juggling with a twist and shout. Bring your picnic (kosher sensitive) and blanket, rain or shine, and enjoy this unique and fun busker show. Treats available for purchase (cash only).  Email Shula or Kathie to RSVP, or call 403-537-8592. Suggested donation: $20.

PJ Tot Shabbat
Friday September 13 and 27 (Rosh Hashanah)
10:00am - 10:30am |Calgary JCC

Join PJ Library for our popular musical half-hour to forty five minute class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and Holidays through songs and movement, with brachot and challah. There is no charge and no need to register. This program is suitable for children who are not yet in preschool. Please email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 for more information. Next Tot Shabbat dates: Friday October 4 and 18 (Sukkot).

Save the date!
PJ Library Celebrates Rosh Hashanah 
Sunday September 22
10:30am - Noon|Chinook Honey Farm Okotoks

PJ is on the road for a hands-on learning experience about bees, honey and Rosh Hashanah. There are limited spaces available and online registration will open on August 26 on a first come first serve basis. Please email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 for more information

Attention PJ Library Parents and Grandparents
We have great news! PJ Grandparents can receive the gift of PJ Library books too. Simply register online and you will receive two PJ Library books in the mail as well as many other grandparent resources. There is no charge. Grandparents must have grandchildren enrolled in PJ Library and multiple grandparent households can sign up. Please email Kathie   or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.

PJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library for children ages 8 1/2 - 11 years old.
PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes for registered children that they choose themselves. Register at online  and start receiving monthly books and join the online community of like minded readers. Note: Registration is not automatic for PJ Library subscribers. Please email Kathie or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.

Summer Camp Registration
Camp JCC is offered until August 30 for children ages 3-12 years old. We have limited spaces available for the last 2 weeks of camp. 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.

Summer Swim Lessons Registration
Calgary JCC offers swimming lessons for children of all ages and swimming abilities. Our last summer swimming lessons will be starting on August 12. Register online at mycalgaryjcc.com or at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Camp BB Riback Registration Still Open
Thurs Aug 15 @ 5 pm until Lunch Sunday Aug 18
Registration is still open on our website .

Shul School: A unique approach to Jewish education (Ages 4-9) Beginning Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sundays - 10:00am – NOON | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Shul's cool at Shul School where kids enjoy music, arts and crafts, and much more! Infuse your home and community with a love of Judaism. Your child will learn: Prayer and blessings, Bible stories, Holidays, mitzvot, Jewish ethics, Hebrew and more! For more information or to enroll, contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email us . Please find a registration form on our website  here .
B'nai Mitzvah Program (Ages 10-13)
Beginning Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tuesdays - 4:00-5:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Each student receives personalized instruction and attention. We are committed to making your child's journey toward Jewish adulthood an exciting and memorable experience. Your child will learn to lead Shabbat Prayers, Hebrew reading/comprehension, observance of mitzvot, what it means to become a Jewish adult in 2019 and more! For more information or to enroll, contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email us . Please find a registration form on our website  here .

Calgary Yachad Hebrew School
Registration is open for the 2019/2020-5780 year! (Early bird price is effective till August 15th). Imagine a Hebrew School where kids don't want to miss a day. They come in with a smile and leave humming a Jewish tune. Children will learn reading, writing & conversational Hebrew through the acclaimed Aleph Champ program. Our Judaic curriculum is designed using multi-sensory, hands-on activities & art projects. Go online , email , or call 
403-281-3770  for more information and to register.

Shabbat School Registration
School begins September 14, registration closes August 31. Please see the Temple Website and follow the link.
Hillel | Young Professionals
JACFit Canoe and Picnic
Sunday, August 18
11:00am – 1:00pm | South Glenmore Reservoir
Join us for a relaxing canoe on the Glenmore Reservoir, followed by a tasty picnic lunch (bring your own picnic). Canoe rentals available on site for $15/hour - includes canoe, lifejacket, and paddles; 2-3 people allowed per canoe. Email for more info.
Adult Education

Striving and Thriving: Strengthening Executive Skills
Wednesday, August 28
6:30pm | Calgary JCC
Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. Some children seem to acquire such skills naturally, but many students also find it a struggle. Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens, will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help their children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students. Session is followed by Q&A and refreshments. For information and registration (required) please
Please Email Karina Szculc or call 403-389-6994. This event is free of charge and childcare will be provided.
There is nothing more important than saving a life
Wednesday, August 14
10:00-11:30pm | Calgary JCC
Please join us for a presentation with Canadian Magen David Adom (CMDA) National Media and Volunteer Coordinator, Daniel Amzallat, to learn more about CMDA and what they do in and for Israel. Coffee and cake will be served. This is a free event presented in partnership with Canadian Magen David Adom. To RSVP contact Nessie at 403-537-8599.
Garage sale
Tuesday, August 27
10:00am – 2:00pm | Bertha Gold Jewish Seniors Residence
Calgary JCC will be holding a garage sale in partnership with Jewish Family Service Calgary . If you have any good clothing or household items to donate please contact Nessie at 403-587-8599 or Albina at 403-692-6380 to arrange time to deliver. Everyone is welcome to shop at the sale.

Thursday September 17
11:45am - 2:00pm | Bertha Gold Senior Residence Apartments
Please join us for an afternoon BBQ. This event is held in partnership with Jewish Family Service Calgary . To RSVP contact Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403- 285-3510. $5 per person

Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Pride Shabbat
Friday August 30
5:30pm| Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join Calgary Jewish Federation, CIJA, Temple B’nai Tikvah, and Calgary Pride at the third annual Calgary Pride Shabbat Dinner. Come together with Jewish and non-Jewish LGBTQ+ community members to celebrate diversity and enjoy a fully catered vegan dinner, which will include wine and dessert, followed by an optional Shabbat service. Purchase tickets online or contact Danielle Braitman to learn more. Ticket sales end August 23.
Pride Parade
Sunday, September 1
Call for marchers! Join the Calgary Jewish Federation as we march in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community members during the annual Pride Parade. Contact Danielle Braitman for more information or to register.
HOJMI Invites You to Join Us!
Saturday, August 10
We invite the community to join us Shabbat Morning, August 10 to wish Hatzlacha Raba to Rabbi Yisroel and Debby Miller. The Millers have done so much for our shul and the community at large and we want to wish them well on their retirement, as they move to Lakewood to be near their family. Please join us! Services start at 9:00AM. Kiddush to follow.

Pride Parade
Sunday, September 1
Arts & Culture

Mahjongg Musings
September 5-15 | JCC lobby
Exhibit tours, talks, demos, lessons, visit to Chinatown, movies, and more! Go online for tickets and detailed schedule of events.
Fundraising Events
Dinner Hosted by HOJMI Chefs Mel & Gail Ksienski, David & Sheila Martin, and Ben & Naomi Be’eri
August 18
5:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel  
RSVP by August 9, 2019, for tickets and information call
Volunteers Needed
Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20
Na’amat Canada Calgary will be holding its next casino on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20. Volunteers are still needed for these positions: August 19   - PM Banker and Chip Runner & August 20 – PM Cashier and Chip Runner as well as backups for all shifts. If you can help, please email us.  Thank you!
Annual Pot Luck BBQ & Bonfire
Wednesday, August 28
Join the ladies of Na’amat Canada Calgary as we hold our next program for members and prospective members. This potluck event is always fun and the stars of the night are the s’mores that we toast on the outdoor fire pit. New friends are always welcome at Na’amat.
Dinner with our National President, Doris Wexler - Charow.
Monday, September 9
Join us for a Mediterranean dinner and meet Doris and listen as she provides an update on Na’amat Canada and our work in Israel. For more information, please email us . New friends are always welcome at Na’amat.
JFSC Presents its 5 th  Annual
Martin, Staniloff & Thal Charity Golf Classic
August 22, 2019 - D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club
We are very grateful to all who’ve registered to golf with us!
There are still sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. Please call us at 403-287-3510 or email us . The proceeds of this tournament will be used to support the needs of vulnerable Calgarians. Visit our website for details.
JNF Calgary’s 5 th  Annual Pitch for Israel
Sunday August 25
8:45am – 4:30pm
Teams are fundraising now for our 5 th  annual slow-pitch softball tournament! You can support important infrastructure projects in Israel by sponsoring a player or making a donation. Go online to find out more. Contact Elliott Steinberg at 403-255-0295 with any questions.
CHW Luncheon & Games Day
Wednesday October 23
11:15am | Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club
CHW invites everyone to join in on the fun and games at their annual luncheon and games day. Doors open at 11:15 am. Tickets: $50 plus $10 for the raffle tickets until September 16. Proceeds from this year's event will go to local after school clubs. To book your table please call the CHW office at 403-253-4612 or  register online . Please bring a non-perishable food item for Miriam’s Well.
Tisha B'av - Megillat Eicha Reading
Saturday August 10
9:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join us for our special observance of Tisha B'av as we recite the Megillah of Eicha (Lamentations). We will follow the tradition by sitting, as though in mourning, on the ground or on benches without cushions while the Megillah is read in a darkened room. Please remember to bring a flashlight.

Sunday August 11 (Fast Day)
9:00am and 6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join us for prayer services at Beth Tzedec at 9:00am and 6:00pm. Please note that during the August 11th Mincha service at 6:00pm we don tefillin and read the special prayer "Nachem" for the only time during the year in anticipation of the redemption of the Jewish people.
Calgary JCC Fall Registration
Registration for our fall programs will open on Sunday, August 18 at 8:00am for JCC members and on Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00am for the public. Register online or at Customer Service Desk at 403- 253-8600, ext.0. View our program guide online.
Shabbat Shiraz
Friday August 23
7:15 pm| Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us [ and bring a bottle of your favourite wine] for wine and cheese at 7.15pm before services.
Calgary Jewish Hockey League
Sunday evenings September through April
Interested in playing ice hockey with other members of the Jewish community? The CMJHL is now open for registration for the 2019-2020 season.
The non-contact league is open to adults of all skill levels looking to join a fun and serious ice hockey league with games once per week. Participants can expect all games to be played in the southwest at Oakridge Arena. For more information and/or to register please contact Rod Sztabzyb .
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