Everything that's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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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
Date to be announced.

To learn more about our events and UJA campaign, email Diana Kalef.
Children | Family
Camp JCC - Don't Miss Out on the Fun!
Our annual Summer Camp is on now until August 30. We offer a variety of fun, general and specialized half- and full-day camps for children ages three to 12 years old. Registration is open all summer but register now as our more popular camps fill up fast. Contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Download our camp brochure  here .

Summer Swim Lessons at the JCC
Sign up now for one of our 85 group or private summer swimming lessons. They are offered in two-week blocks so you can still fit in your summer vacation or register for the next swim level. For complete details visit our  website  or contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Shul School: A unique approach to Jewish education
(Ages 4-9)
Sundays, beginning September 8
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 . Registration forms available on our website .

B'nai Mitzvah Program (Ages 10-13)
Tuesdays, beginning September 10
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. Registration forms available on our website .
Hillel | Young Professionals
JACFit Hike
Sunday, July 28
Ptarmigan Cirque, Kananaskis |10:00am
Get back to the great outdoors with this moderately-rated 5k loop hike. Take in the beautiful views while working off the Stampede treats! Carpooling is available, email for more info.
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
The Science of Happiness
presented by Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sunday, July 21
7:30pm | Calgary Public Library, 800 3 Street SE
We all want to be happy - but being happy is rarely what we tend to think it is. In this lecture, Professor Yovell discusses the best current scientific insights on the path to happiness. He will give us updated tools to help us achieve happiness, explain if happiness is encoded in our genes, and if there is a way to change it. Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service Calgary. Free Admission. RSVP required by email or call 403-297-0605.
Calgary Heritage Tour - Seniors' Trip
Thursday, July 18
10:00am - 3:45pm | Meet at JCC at 9:45am
Join writer, Irena Karshenbaum, as she takes us on a tour of fascinating and beautiful historical places. Cost is $12 per person and includes transportation. Bring your own lunch or you are welcome to buy lunch when we stop. RSVP by July 11 to Albina (403-692-6380) or Nessie (403-537-8599). Seating is limited so please sign up today! In collaboration with Jewish Familiy Service Calgary.

Saskatoon Farm - Seniors' Trip
Tuesday, July 23
10:30am - 3:00pm | meet at JCC at 10:15am
Enjoy a day outdoors and view the various plants and trees, plus visit the gift shops and café for lunch. Cost is $5 per person and includes transportation. Bring your own lunch (or you can purchase from café), as well as hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. RSVP by July 18 to Albina (403-692-6380) or Nessie (403-537-8599). Seating is limited so please sign up today! In collaboration with Jewish Familiy Service Calgary.

Garage Sale
Tuesday, August 27
10:00am - 2:00pm | Bertha Gold Jewish Seniors Residence
All are welcome to join us for our annual garage sale. For more information contact Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina a 403-287-3510. In collaboration with Jewish Family Service Calgary.
Arts & Culture

How a Torah Scroll is Written
Sunday, July 21, 2019
1:00pm | The Little Synagogue/Montefiore Institute at Heritage Park
A fascinating talk with Rabbi Menachem Matusof about how a Torah scroll is written (included with paid admission to Heritage Park).

The Montefiore Institute Celebrates 10 Years
at Heritage Park 
Monday, August 5
11:00am | Railway Orientation Centre at Heritage Park  
The Montefiore Institute is the most well traveled synagogue in history. It's lived in five places over its 103 year history. As the building celebrates 10 years at Canada's largest living history museum, come hear stories - as told by Irena Karshenbaum, the founder and president of The Little Synagogue on the Prairie Project Society - about how one of the last surviving prairie synagogues came to the park and all of its wonderful adventures since (enjoy this free presentation as part of Historic Calgary Week 2019).
Reunion in Celebration of Jewish Theatre with Zelda Dean
Thursday, August 1
7:00 - 9:00pm| Beth Tzedec Synagogue
The community is invited to join Zelda Dean to share memories, photos and artifacts from her productions with Beth Israel Players and the Calgary Jewish Community Centre. Free and open to all. Email for further information.
The Play's the Thing: 50 Years of Great Theatre in the Calgary Jewish Theatre, presented by Zelda Dean
Friday, August 2
1:30pm | Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 Street SW
Zelda Dean will discuss some of the highlights of her years working with the Jewish community to present quality theatre in this free Historic Calgary Week program . Email for further information.
Circus Night
Thursday, August 29
5:30 - 7:00pm | JCC Field
From the streets of Tel Aviv to the Calgary JCC, Asaf-n-Roll will entertain you with comedy and juggling with a twist and shout! Bring your picnic (kosher sensitive) and blanket for this busker show - suggested donation is $20. Treats will be available for purchase for cash only. Rain or shine the show will go on! RSVP to Shula Banchik by email. In collaboration with PJ Library®.
Fundraising Events
Volunteers Needed
August 19 and 20
 Na'amat Canada Calgary will be holding its next casino on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20. Volunteers are still needed for all shifts and as backups. If you can help, please email us. Thank you!
JFSC Presents its 5th Annual
Martin, Staniloff & Thal Charity Golf Classic
Thursday, August 22
D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club
11:30am lunch and registration
1:00pm shotgun start
Banquet and awards to follow. Entry deadline is August 15. Registration fees: Individual golfer: $250, Golf couple: $450, Golf Foursome: $900
Proceeds of this tournament will be used to support the needs of vulnerable Calgarians. For more information visit our website, call 403-287-3510 or email.
5th Annual Pitch for Israel
Sunday, August 25
Glenmore Athletic Park
Batter up for the 5th annual Pitch for Israel co-ed softball tournament, and help build the foundations for Israel's future! Whether you are a seasoned player or first timer, come out and play with us for a great cause. Put together a team or join an existing one. Everyone ages 16+ welcome. Win a $300 Schanks Sports Grill gift certificate for the highest fundraising team! For more info call 403-255-0295 or email . Register online . Donation and sponsorship opportunities available - contact Elliott Steinberg, JNF Calgary Executive Director at 403-255-0297.
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.

Fast Day Service
Sunday, August 11
9:00am and 6:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Please join us for prayer services. Note that during the 6:00pm Mincha service 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.
Females Only and Males Only Swimming
July and August 2019
Calgary JCC
Please note the adjusted swim times for the summer months of July and August.
Males: Saturdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm
Females: Sundays from 6:30 to 7:30pm
Did You Know?
Israeli Consular Services Coming to Calgary
July 17 and 18
A representative of the Israel Consul in Toronto will be back in Calgary on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18. For questions or to start the booking process, email Amy Glassman Boiko , call 403-444-3153 or go online for more information. The last day to book an appointment is July 10.
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