Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Children | Family
Shalom Baby Group
Thursdays, December 6 and 20
10:30am - Noon | Calgary JCC
Join our relaxed and informal baby group and share the joys and oys of parenthood. Email Tamara White or call 403-554-2024 to register or for more information. This program is suitable for babies under twelve months.

 PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Friday, December 14
9:45am for 10am start | Calgary JCC
Join our free half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat songs, dance and brachot. There is no need to register. Please email Kathi e Wainer for more information.
Tot Shabbat
Friday, December 7
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, ext.2. RSVP by email or call 403-255-8688 by Thursday, December 6.

Wicks 'n' Flicks
Saturday, December 15
6:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Come for Havdalah and a movie. Specially for families with children ages 3-7. Bring a blankie! Refreshments provided. For more information email or call 403-255-8688.
Chanukah Welcome Shabbat
Friday, December 7
10:30am | Calgary JCC
Join us for a special Chanukah Shabbat celebration in the JCC lobby.

Chanukah Family Dance Party
Sunday December 9
2:00-4:00pm | Calgary JCC
Bring the entire family and join the JCC in our annual celebration. Enjoy a fun afternoon of music, crafts, prizes, cookie decorating, and dreidels. Free and open to everyone.

Winter Break Camp 
December 24-January 4
Calgary JCC
Looking for a great winter camp for your children? Calgary JCC is offering one for children ages 4 to 11 years old (no camp Dec.25, 26 and Jan.1). We will have special activities such as Taekwon-Do, baking, dance, swimming, and art. Register now at our Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Camp Gan Israel Winter Camp - Ages 4-12
December 2018
Lunches and snacks included. Daily outings and more. Stay tuned for more information. Visit our website , call 403-281-3770 or email .
Teens
NCSY Latkeh Party ( Grades 9-12)
Sunday, December 9
5:30-7:00pm | The Carr Residence
Come hang out with friends and enjoy delicious homemade food, games/crafts, and automatic raffle entry. New and returning teens welcome. Email or call/text 587-664-5613 for more information and location details.

Monster Mini Golf with NCSY Juniors, Grades 6-8
Sunday, December 16
10:30am-12:30pm | Monster Mini Golf (2020 32 Avenue NE)
Meet up with old friends and make new ones at the first NCSY Juniors event of the year. Mini golf and arcade time included. Email or call/text 587-664-5613 for more information and to register.

Israel and Calgary Connect
Sunday, December 16
5:00-6:30pm | The Carr Residence
Teens have the opportunity to meet and participate in a presentation by Amihai Bannett of the Jewish Agency. Two young Israelis will share their experiences living in Israel and answer questions. Email or call/text 587-664-5613 for more information and location details. 
Hillel | Young Professionals
Drinks after Work: Chanukah Edition
Thursday, December 6
5:30 - 7:30pm | Trolley 5
Email  Danielle Braitman for more information.

JACFit Spin & Pump
Thursday, December 16
11:00am-12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Work off the latkes in this energetic spin and pump class! 40 minutes of spin and 20 minutes of free weights! $5 registration fee and optional lunch at Karen's Café! Space is limited, register today! Email  Danielle Braitman for more information.
Jewdo: Festivus for the Rest of Us
Monday, December 24
8:00pm – 2:00am | Broken City Social House (613 11 Avenue SW)
$10 at the door. For more information, email Danielle Braitman.

Bagel Lunches
Tuesday, January 8 | MRU
Thursday, January 10 | U of C
No bagel lunches are scheduled in December, but will resume in January. For more information email Danielle Braitman.

Wine and Cheese Student/Faculty Mixer
Thursday, January 10
6:00-8:00pm | New Central Library (Room 0-13)
A unique experience for Jewish students and faculty to network, identify potential mentors/mentees in their desired fields, and to strengthen our Jewish bonds on campus. Open to all Jewish university students and faculty. Email  Danielle Braitman for more information.
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Beth Tzedec Chanukah Party  
Sunday, December 9
10:00am - 12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join us for a morning of fun, light and joy as we celebrate Chanukah. Enjoy latkes, sufganiyot, crafts, bouncy castles, games, and more! Free of charge. Please bring a donation for the Food Bank. Everyone is welcome! For information email or call 403-255-8688.
Adults
Essential Oils
The Secret to Remaining Above While Tethered Below  
Thursday, December 6
7:30pm | Chabad of Alberta
A Chanukah class by the Calgary JLI. For more information visit our website or email Rabbi Groner or call 403-281-3770 .

Tanya Classes with Rabbi Matusof
Sunday mornings
11:00am - 12:15pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
Join Rabbi Matusof for weekly Tanya classes. Free to attend. Walk-ins welcome. Part of the Sunday Morning Yeshiva Experience.
Visit website for RSVP and information or call 403-281-3770. 

Torah Studies
Weekly lessons that probe into the depths of contemporary Torah thought, with a special focus on issues surrounding spirituality and the human psyche. Visit our website , call 403-281-3770 or email .

Save the Date
Behind Enemy Lines - An unforgettable evening
with Holocaust Survivor Marthe Cohn
Sunday, January 13
French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. For more information contact Rabbi Groner at 403-281-3770 or email .
Save the Date
March 3-8, 2019
National Geographic™ calls the Israel National Trail (INT) one of "20 epic hikes" in the world. Each spring CFHU walks a different section of the 1,009km long trail. This year's trek starts from the Dead Sea and finishes in Jerusalem. Join us and discover Israel differently!
Click here for details, pricing, and registration forms or email us.
Call for Comics!
Tu Bi'Shevat Laugh Yourself Silly and Last Comic Standing contest. Anyone interested in participating in the comedy contest on January 21, please contact JNF as soon as possible: 403-255-0295. 

JNF Future Alberta Cup
The 2nd annual JNF Future Alberta Cup will be held at West Edmonton Mall on the weekend of February 23 and 24. Captains start putting together your hockey teams to win the cup back to Calgary! 
Fundraisers
60th Annual B'Nai Brith Dinner - Save the Date
Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:30pm Cocktails | Beth Tzedec Congregation
7:00pm Dinner
Honouring Nancy C. Southern, Chair and CEO of ATCO Ltd. and
Canadian Utilities Limited. In support of Kids Cancer Care.
Tickets: $300. For more information on reserved corporate tables and sponsorships please call 403-255-6554.
Camp BB Riback
Tuesday and Wednesday March 12 and 13, 2019 
PLEASE HELP OUR CAMP RAISE $70,000 BY VOLUNTEERING FOR JUST ONE SHIFT AT OUR UPCOMING CASINO!
Another casino fundraiser for Camp BB Riback is soon coming our way, and we're hoping we can count on your volunteer support! This is one of Camp's largest and most important fund raising events, where we typically receive approximately $70,000 to help keep and improve our facilities. Please email our Director Stacy Shaikin as soon as possible to lend your support to this important fundraising cause. It's also a fun time and great way to meet other dedicated volunteers, camp staff, alumni, and supporters.
Calgary JCC 30th Annual Sports Dinner
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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.
Seniors
Hazak 55+ presents
Anti-Semitism in the Aftermath of Pittsburgh: How Endangered are we? with Rabbi Osadchey 
Thursday December 20
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Rabbi Osadchey will briefly review the history and nature of anti-Semitism in North America and compare it to European anti-Semitism. He will lead a conversation about whether the current surge in attacks against Jews is similar to the period leading up to the Holocaust or is different in its implications for the future of North American Jewry. $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688. Everyone is welcome.
Other
Kosher Blessings Bags for Chanukah 
for Akiva Academy and Chabad kids!
Compliments of Leonard Shapiro and Sharon Fraiman
This is a lovely opportunity for the children to learn about giving and receiving by giving something back to the community! Bags will be handed out during Chanukah.
Eight Crazy Days of Chanukah
December 3-13 | Calgary JCC
Celebrate Chanukah at the JCC with free drop-in to our pool, fitness room, Grou pX, an d aquafit classes. Plus, enter our daily draws for a chance to win great prizes.
 
Winter Program Registration
Calgary JCC
Registration for our winter programs will open on Sunday, December 9 at 8:00am for our JCC members and on Wednesday, December 12 at 8am for the public. You can now register online or at our Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Challah Baking
Friday, December 14
Please note that this is the last day for Challah baking for 2018. Challah sales will resume on January 11 . A special thank you to our wonderful volunteers who come in every Friday to braid the Challah. Without their generous time and support this program would not be possible.
Musical-Dance Movie Marathon and Dinner
Tuesday, December 25
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Tis the Jewish day for movies and Chinese Food! Movies are free:
10:00am Saturday Night Fever
12:00pm Hairspray
2:00pm Westside Story
4:00pm Happy Feet
Kosher Chinese dinner to follow at 6:15pm
Dinner: $10 adult and $5 children. RSVP to the office at 403-255-8688. Everyone is welcome! Please join us for evening ser vices at 6:00pm.
Did You Know?
Calgary Jewish Federation proudly goes into schools to teach about Judaism and Chanukah as part of our outreach and Community Relations programming. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be an ambassador, please contact Ilana at 403-444-3162 or email .
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