Everything that's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Children | Family
PJ Tot Shabbat
Friday, June 14
10:00 - 10:30am| Calgary JCC
J oin PJ Library as we celebrate Shabbat with brachot, songs and dance. This is our last PJ Tot Shabbat for the year! There is no charge and no need to register.  Email Kathie  for information. 
PJ Library and The Little Synagogue on the Prairie are Celebrating Their 10th Birthdays!
Sunday June 23
10:00am | Heritage Park
Children under 10: Free Adults: $18*
We have a wonderful morning planned in The Little Synagogue followed by a special Birthday surprise. Stay for the day at the park and enjoy a musical concert at 1pm. Registration and payment is  required:   Email Kathie Wainer  by Wednesday, June 19. Limited free children's tickets available. You are welcome to join us without pre-registration and pay full admission at the gate ($27.78 adults | $14.93 child). Please  email Kathie   with any questions and to register. *Please contact us if you need special accommodations.  
PJ Goes to Camp BB!
Sunday July 14 
10:00am - 4:00pm | Camp BB Riback, Pine Lake Alberta
Bring the family and experience a fun-filled day at Camp BB Riback with the staff and campers. Camp lunch and snacks provided. There is no charge but registration is required by Tuesday, July 9.   Email Kathie  or  email Dani  to register or for more information. *Meet at Camp! Maps and more details will be provided with registration confirmation.
Camp Gan Israel Summer Camp
July 1 - August 2
Kiddie, Junior, and Pioneer Divisions.
Lunches and snacks served daily at no extra charge!
Go online  or call 403-281-3770. 
Summer Camp Registration
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.

Summer Swim Lessons Registration
Calgary JCC offers swimming lessons for children of all ages and swimming abilities. Our summer swimming lessons will be starting in July and August. Registration Register online or at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Ages 13+
Senior Girls' Night In
Monday, June 17
6:00 - 8:00pm | The Carr Residence
Inviting all graduating seniors for a "girls' night in," including a festive dinner, inspirational talk, and facials by a professional beautician! Finish off high school and enter gap year/university, embracing your true beauty, inside and out! For more info, address, or to RSVP,  email Miriam  or call/text 587-664-5613.

End of the Year "BBQ"
Sunday, June 23
5:00 - 6:30pm | Fish Creek Provincial Park
Inviting all teens, and  special invite to new participants and pre-teens entering 8th grade next year  for NCSY's End of the Year "BBQ!" We will be hanging out, roasting our own hot dogs and marshmallows (but please not together!), optional outdoor games, and sending off the seniors with their last NCSY memory :) For more info and to RSVP,  email Miriam  or call 587-664-5613.
Adult Education
Interfaith Bible Study
Exodus: Revelation, Peoplehood, and Destiny
Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30pm
June 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 more information.

Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence Brunch and Lecture
Sunday June 23
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Dr. Michael Duggan will be presenting  Contemporary Christianity: Current Challenges, Future Directions . Free of charge. Everyone welcome. For more information, email or 403-255-8688.
Journey to Self-Improvement – an In-depth Study of the Book The Path of the Just
June 12 and 19
1:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Call 587-917-6651 for more information.

June 13 and 20
7:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Call 403-259-3230 for more information.

Rav Kook, z”l, Private Letters
June 19 and 26
7:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Yisroel Miller. Call 403-259-3230 for more information.
Mitzvah 613 Lecture: Playing Our Part in Torah's Future
Wednesday, June 12
12:00 noon | Temple Library
To each of us a letter: Playing our part in Torah's future.

Sofrut 101
An Introduction to the Art of Scribing Special guest speaker: Rabbi
Monday, June 24
7:00pm| Temple B'nai Tikvah
Yochanan Salazar Rabbi
Yochanan Salazar is the scribe for Temple B’nai Tikvah’s 40th
Anniversary Torah Scroll. A master sofer, educator  and  lecturer,
working with an organization called Sofer on Site, Rabbi Salazar travels around North America restoring and writing Torah scrolls.  Rabbi Salazar will share his knowledge of the ancient art of scribing with the Calgary community.

Hazak 55+ Presents: What Will Your Legacy Be? With Diana Kalef and Stuart Myron
Wednesday June 19
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Have you thought about the future of the   Calgary Jewish institutions that have been important to you throughout your lifetime? Can you imagine our community with only one synagogue or no Jewish day schools? What about a boarded up JCC or no social service programs to help those in need? To maintain the programs and services we have come to expect as a community, we need to secure the financial future for our children and grandchildren. Join Diana Kalef of Calgary Jewish Federation and Stuart Myron of Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary to learn about Calgary’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative and how it will change the face of the future of Jewish Calgary. Lunch at 12 noon, $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, June 17th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066. Everyone is welcome.
Hearing Clinic
Monday, June 17
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.
Mind Fit Seminar 
Monday, June 24
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Your body shows changes as we ages so does your mind. Join us for a fun and informative session to learn proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning. This is a free event in partnership with Home Care Assistance. Please RSVP to Nessie at (403) 537-8599.

Healthy Heart
Wednesday, June 26
10:00am – 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Are you exercising enough and eating healthy meal? This is a free event in partnership with Safeway/Sobeys Pharmacy. No appointment necessary.
Golden Age Summer Outings
The Golden Age department will be offering a number of outings this summer. Please consult our community board for more details. Information will be posted three weeks ahead of the events.
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Kesher's Annual Fantastic, Fabulous, and Formidable BBQ
Sunday, June 16
12:30 - 4:00pm | Calgary JCC
Celebrate The BIG "F" of Friends, Family and Father's Day and be a part of a day of inclusion, friendship, and community!
The Little Synagogue on the Prairie is Celebrating 10 Years at Heritage Park
Sunday, June 23
Various Times | Heritage Park
Wonderful afternoon of musical entertainment followed by birthday cake!   Seniors' Quartet on the porch of the Little Synagogue/Montefiore Institute at 12:00 noon
Paul Finkleman on the Didsbury Bandstand at 1:00pm
Klezmer Band on the Didsbury Bandstand at 2:00pm
Birthday Cake in front of the LittleSynagogue/Montefiore Institute at 3:00pm (included with paid admission to Heritage Park.)
Father's Day BBQ and Soccer Game
Sunday, June 16
4:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Call 403-259-3230 for more information.
Arts & Culture
Community Klezmer Band Concert
Sunday, June 23
2:00pm | Heritage Park
Come and celebrate ten years of the Little Synagogue on the Prairie at Heritage Park with an afternoon of music and fun. At 2:00pm, Calgary JCC Klezmer Band directed by Frank Rackow will be performing. Listen, sing, and dance along to the energetic and dynamic Eastern European rhythms. Concert included with paid admission to Heritage Park.
Canadian Jewish Playwright Competition: Call for Submission
Playwrights are invited to send in their submission for the Canadian Jewish Playwright Competition by Wednesday, July 3, 2019. For more information go online for more information.
Israeli Folk Dance
Sundays | Calgary JCC
Join us as we learn dances to the beautiful music of Israel with traditional and contemporary choreographies. For more info email Shula Banchik.
“Aviv” Art Show and Sale
June 3 - 26 | Calgary JCC
The Betzalel Arts Aviv art show and sale will be on display at the JCC until Wednesday, June 26. This exhibition features work by Betzalel Arts members highlighting their interpretation of spring. After a long bitter winter, spring is a time of new life, renewal and light. The Hebrew word for spring, Aviv is when we rejoice in warm sunlight, we observe trees budding, perennials appearing and days lengthening.
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 (oncluded 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 travelled 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.)
Fundraising Events
Holy One Golf Celebration
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. Go online for tee times and information email or call 403-281-3770.

8th Annual Casual Steak Dinner   
Wednesday, June 19
5:00pm | River Spirit Golf Club
Supporting programming for children with special needs in our community. Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Raffles, and more. For more information and to RSVP online , email , or call 403-281-3770.
CJA Wine & Whisky Festival
Sunday, June 23
6:30pm | Festival Hall (1215 10 Avenue SE)
The CJA, in partnership with Alloy Dining, invites you to an evening filled with delicious food, wine, and whisky. Proceeds from the event will support much needed facility upgrade projects that will enhance the student learning environment, increase safety, and extend the life the CJA facility. Purchase tickets online . For more information go to our website.
5th Annual Martin, Staniloff & Thal Charity Classic
Thursday, August 22
Funds raised from this event go directly towards our work with individuals and families based on the Jewish values of compassion, social justice and improving the world. If you are interested in registering a team or becoming a corporate sponsor, email call 403-287-3510 or go online. We look forward to seeing you there!
5th Annual Pitch for Israel
Sunday, August 25
The 5th Annual Pitch for Israel is getting battered up for a great co-ed softball tournament again this year at the Glenmore Athletic Park. Registration and information now open online.  Put together a family team, organization team, friends, and colleagues team. Everyone is welcome! Let's  Live – Love – Pitch and have fun for this community day event.
Job Opportunities
JHSSA is looking for a self-motivated student with an interest in history and high attention to detail to work on a project in our archives this summer. The position is for a total of 40 hours, at $15/hour. For details on the job and how to apply, please go online.
Annual General Meeting and Shem Tov Awards
Thursday, June 20
6:45 - 8:45pm | Calgary JCC
Learn about the successes and challenges of the past year while celebrating the contributions of outstanding volunteers in our community! F eaturing guest speaker Nimrod Barkan, Ambassador of Israel to Canada. This event is open to everyone and free of charge.   Contact Tabby   for details.
2019 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award Nominations
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” - Muhammad Ali . Do you know an athlete in a team sport who inspires others? Someone who motivates others through hard work and a positive attitude? Nominations for the 2019 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership award are now being accepted until Friday, June 14, 2019. The recipient will be presented with a personal achievement plaque, a $100 honorarium and recognition on an award plaque displayed at the Calgary JCC. More information may be found online  or call Brenda at 403-640-2273.
Temple AGM
Wednesday, June 19
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Sofrut 101
An Introduction to the Art of Scribing
Monday, June 24
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Special guest speaker: Rabbi Yochanan Salazar
Rabbi Yochanan Salazar is the scribe for Temple B’nai Tikvah’s 40th Anniversary Torah Scroll. A master sofer, educator  and  lecturer,  working with an organization called Sofer on Site, Rabbi Salazar travels around North America restoring and writing Torah scrolls.  Rabbi Salazar will share his knowledge of the ancient art of scribing with the Calgary community.
Did You Know?
Israeli Consular Services Coming to Calgary
Visit postponed until July
A representative of the Israel Consul in Toronto will be back in Calgary July 17 and 18. For questions or to start the booking process, email Amy Glassman Boiko , call 403-444-3153 or go online for more information.
Imagine if you could provide a gift to the Jewish Community that would last forever. Contact Email Diana Kalef to find out about LIFE & LEGACY.
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