Everything that's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Monday, March 2, 2020

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Children | Family
Shalom Baby Playgroup
Tuesday, March 3
10:00 - 11:30am
Join other parents and caregivers for this casual playgroup focused on children under two. Share the joys and  oys  of parenthood, while enjoying coffee and a snack. This group is free, but registration is required by  contacting Shalom Baby . Next playgroup dates: March 17 and 31.
PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
Friday, March 6 (Purim) and March 20
9:45 - 10:00am start | Calgary JCC
Join PJ Library® for our popular, musical, 30- to 45-minute class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays through songs and movement with  brachot  and challah. There is no charge for this program and no need to register. Everyone is welcome, but please note that this program is suitable for children who are not yet in preschool.  Email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.  Please note: there is no Tot Shabbat on February 21.  Next Tot Shabbat dates: April 3 (Pesach) and April 17.
PJ Goes to the JCC
Tuesday, March 17
9:30 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Join us at the JCC's Children's Department Open House and learn about all your preschool options. Now is your chance to bring your little ones and find out about Time for 2s , Ready, Set…3s , Kidstart Literacy , and all the other programs that the JCC has to offer. Please register online so we know you are coming. Email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 with any questions.
Tot Shabbat & Pizza Party
Pizza at 5:30pm (NEW TIME), kids service at 6:00pm.
Please RSVP to the office.
Winter Fun-Day!
Build your own Lego Tzedaka Box!
Sunday, March 1
2:30 - 4:30pm | Chabad Alberta
For ages 4-12. Lego, baking, snacks, fun, hamentashen, and more! Go online for info and to RSVP or call 403-281-3770.

Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
June 29 - August 7
9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration is now open! Kiddie, junior, and pioneer divisions.
Six amazing weeks of summer camp fun! Lunches and snacks served daily at no extra charge! Go online for more info or call 403-281-3770.
Juniors (Age 10-12) Social Event
Sunday, March 15
Time and location TBA
Save the date for the next Juniors social event! Details to be published in the next ePom. For more information or to submit ideas / requests, please email Miriam .
Spring Break Camp
March 23 - 27 | Calgary JCC
Registration is now open for our five-day March Break Camp. Limited spaces are available so register now at our Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0. 

Summer Camp Registration
Registration is now open for Camp JCC! Summer camp runs from June 29 to August 28, and offers a diverse range of programming for children ages 3 to 11. Register online or at our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 or email for more details.
Teen Connect Escape Room
Sunday, February 23
12:00 - 2:30pm | Esxoss Manway Escape Room (5720 Macleod Trail SW, #209)
JCC and BBYO Teen Connect invite all teens grade 7 and 8 for an afternoon of fun at the Escape Room. Join us and invite your friends. RSVP prior to Barry by February 21 or call 403-444-3155. $20 per person.
Teen Live2Give Volunteering
Sunday, February 23
12:30 - 2:30pm | Sonshine Community Services
Teens will be doing  chessed  at Sonshine Community Services (women and children's shelter). Teens will learn about domestic violence in a safe environment, as well as help this organization that assists such victims. The volunteering may involve painting, building, and cleaning on the Sonshine premises. Teens will walk away more aware, knowledgeable, and accomplished after having helped Sonshine do it's job in a safe, clean, and welcoming environment. RSVP is required; please   email Miriam  to RSVP or for more information.

Weekly JSU Club for Grades 8 & 9
Every Wednesday
6:30 - 7:30pm | House of Jacob (1613 92 Avenue SW)
JSU is a fun and interactive program that invites teens to hang out and get a little Jewish flavor in their life. Drinks and snacks are provided. PLUS - $5 off Vancouver Spring Regional each week they attend! RSVP is required.  For more information or to sign up,  email Rabbi Moshe Carr
Learn & Earn for Grades 9-12
Every Wednesday 
7:30 - 8:30pm | House of Jacob (1613 92 Avenue SW)
An engaging discussion-based program that explores various Jewish topics and encourages teens to voice their own opinions. PLUS $15 off Vancouver Spring Regional each week attended, or $10 gift card. RSVP is required.  For more information or to sign up,  email Rabbi Moshe Carr
Hillel | Young Professionals
Avi Shabbat Interfaith Dinner
Friday, February 21
6:00 - 9:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1325 Glenmore Trail SW
Avi Shabbat offers an opportunity to bring together students from a wide range of political, religious, and identity divides to share a communal Shabbat meal and conversation focused on fostering interfaith understanding and cross-cultural encounters. Join for services at 6:00pm, or dinner and conversation at 7:00pm. Tickets available  here  ,  contact Danielle Braitman  with questions or dietary restrictions.  

Brews and Jews @ The Den
Wednesday, February 26
5:00 - 7:00pm | 2500 University Drive NW
Casual hangs with your Hebrews and shebrews! First drink is on Hillel.

UofC Bagel Lunch
Wednesday, March 11
2500 University Drive NW, Faith and Spirituality Centre
Say goodbye to starving student status with some bagels and schmear. Drop in to chat with other Jewish students, and fill your belly!
JACFit Nordic Ice Skating at Bowness Lagoon
Sunday, February 23
12:00 - 2:00pm | 8900 48 Avenue NW
J oin JAC for a family-friendly skate session at Bowness Lagoon! Skate and helmet rental is available on site. In the event of undesirable weather, we will shift the event to Southland Leisure Centre's Ed Whalen Arena. Questions?  Email JAC  or call Danielle
at 403-444-3146.

Soup Making with Soup Sisters
Thursday, March 5
6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
JAC and Beth Tzedec 20s-40s group are banding together with the Soup Sisters to help Jewish Family Service Calgary provide soup to the less fortunate in our community. Register online or contact Danielle Braitman for more information.
Adult Education
סיפורי מוסיקה Stories of Music
Musical Journeys through the Holocaust
Tuesday, February 18
6:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Musical Journeys through the Holocaust
Thursday, February 20
10:30am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Cantor Russ is proud to bring to Beth Tzedec an adult education project developed in partnership with the Cantors Assembly, the American Conference of Cantors, and the Milken Archive of Jewish Music. This ten session curriculum will engage you to think about the Jewish experience in North America in new and different ways as you explore stories of the evolving nature of Jewish music. We hope you will join Cantor Russ and be a part of this exciting new program. For more information or to sign up, please contact 403-255-8688 or email.  Members: Free of charge. Guests: $18.00 per class.
Journey to Self-Improvement – an In-depth Study of the Book The Path of the Just
February 19
1:30 - 2:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern
Information: 587-917-6651.

February 20, 27, and March 4
7:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern and Rabbi Chaim Safren
Information: 403-259-3230
Torah 'n' Java
9:45am | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Come have a cup of coffee and learn Torah.

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, February 26
Temple Library | Noon
Marlowe Gelmon will speak on the topic of “The aging brain.”
Na'amat Canada Calgary Young Women's Club Program
 A Second Chance'
Monday, March 16
Reset Society and Avenue 15, recipients of our School Supplies for Kids, will address the issues of homelessness, exploitation and human trafficking in Calgary. For more information and to RSVP, please email  or call 403-660-2780. New friends are always welcome at Na'amat.
Hazak 55+ Presents
My Spiritual Story
Thursday February 20
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
All of us have a journey to share and a story that can inspire. Join us at our next Hazak meeting when Cantor Russ will share aspects of his personal spiritual journey which lead him from Roman Catholicism to Judaism into the Cantorate and, most recently, into rabbinical studies. If you ever wanted to know a bit more about what makes your Cantor tick, here is your chance. Lunch at 12 noon, $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Tuesday, February 18. Please pay at the office upon arrival, if you have not paid in advance. For more information, please contact Maxine Fischbein at 403-616-0320. Everyone is welcome.
Seniors' Purim Luncheon
Sunday, March 8
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Celebrate the holiday with a delicious lunch prepared by Beth Tzedec Congregation members. Open to all Calgary seniors free of charge. Please contact the office at 403-255-8688 or email  for more information.
Hearing Clinic
Monday, February 24
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Every sound connects us to the world. Come receive a complimentary screening. No appointment necessary. In partnership with Connect Hearing.
ipad Classes
Mondays, March 16 - April 6
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Learn how to use your iPad from experts – invaluable techniques and shortcuts that will make your screen time more enjoyable. Register at the Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0. $40/member and $50/public (code 6733).
Monthly Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday March 10
11:45am - 1:45pm | Calgary JCC
A fun and lovely way to spend time with friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a home cooked meal and wonderful entertainment by Ilana and Deb. Please bring one food item each month for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. $5 per person.
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Bat Mitzvah of Tova Rodi
Saturday, 22 February
10:30am | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Shabbat Shiraz
Friday, February 28
7:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us with your favorite bottle of wine to share; we provide the cheese and crackers. Musical Service begins at 8:00pm.
Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hamentashen Bake-a-thon
Monday, March 2
Members: free, Non-members: $10
Dress up in your most outrageous hat and roll up your sleeves to bake hamentashen. Will this be the year you win the hat competition? Please email for more information and to RSVP. New friends are always welcome at Na'amat.
Purim Carnival and Magillah Reading and Party
Monday, March 9 | Beth Tzedec Congregation
5:00pm - Children's Carnival
Come celebrate, share your happiness, and let us handle the rest!
Special kid-friendly Megillah reading, refreshments, hamentashen, arts and crafts, and carnival games.
Light dinner: $5 ticket purchase
6:30pm - Magillah Reading and Party
Participate in a spirited service led by Cantor Russ. Let's all celebrate the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman (booooo!!!) in the days of Queen Esther (yaaaaay!!!). Come in costume! Dance, light refreshments, and fun to follow Magillah Reading. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank. Please contact the office at 403-255-8688 or  email for more information.
Arts & Culture
Welcome Shabbat – Purim Special
Friday, March 6
10:30am | Calgary JCC
Join us in the JCC lobby for a family-friendly candle lighting, Kiddush, hamotzi, and a special Purim celebration!
The Art of Expression: Public Speaking
Mondays, February 24 - March 30 (6 classes)
7:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Learn to put together and deliver a short speech, using body language and eye contact to keep the audience’s attention. These classes will help you build confidence while adding a touch of humour to engage your listeners. All material is included. $70/member and $82/public (code: 6801)
Pesach in the Mountains
Save the Date! April 9-10
Experience a communal Second Seder surrounded by the beautiful Kananaskis vistas at the Wilderness Hostel in K-Country. Kosher-meat catered dinner and breakfast. For more information please email Shula Banchik.
Fundraising Events
Calgary B'nai Brith Lodge 816 - Menorah Foundation is Hosting its 69th Annual Dinner
Thursday, February 27
Beth Tzedec Congregation
Special guest this year is Brad Wall, former premier of Saskatchewan. Featured beneficiary is Project Cypress in support of the RCMP National Remembrance Fund and Heritage Centre. For tickets, sponsorships and donations, please  email the BB office or call 403-255-6554.
Yoga Shmoga with Tracey Rumig
9:00 - 9:45am | Temple B'nai Tikvah
All levels welcome. Tracey is also teaching noon-hour yoga at the new YW in Inglewood on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, for all levels. She is volunteering and the money raised by these yoga classes will be invested back into the YW programs for women and children. More ways to get your yoga on with Tracey!
No Yoga Shmoga on Saturday, February 22 ( resumes on Feb 29 )
JNF Negev Gala
Thursday, May 7
5:30pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner and Program 
Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1325 Glenmore Trail SW
Our annual major fundraising event, this year honouring Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart, is raising funds for the Trauma Resilience Centre in Sderot. Tickets, and information about sponsorships, donations, and advertising are available  online , or contact our office at 403-255-0295,  email .
Cowboys & Cocktails
Thursday, June 11
6:00pm | The Metropolitan Conference Centre
Jewish Family Service Calgary is proud to present our annual fundraiser. Save the date! Join us as we honour the memory of Sam Switzer z”l. Email Peta , call 403-692-6389, or go online  for details coming soon.
Wraps, Straps, and Brunch!
Sunday, February 23
8:30am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
When was the last time you put on Tefillin? Whether it was last week, the day of your B’nai Mitzvah, or you are a first-timer, Beth Tzedec’s Tefillin Club is for you. On the fourth Sunday of the month (February 23rd, March 22nd, May 24th, and June 28th) we will gather at 8:30am to learn why this mitzvah is so important, brush up on your technique, and explore different teachings as to how to make the practice speak to today’s Jewish soul. So come one, come all (men and women, boys and girls) and begin to recapture this ancient practice. Tefillin are available at the Shul if you do not have your own. Light brunch served. Please contact the office at 403-255-8688 or  email  for more information.
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