Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Community Purim Celebrations
Rockin' Purim Shpiel and Adult After-Party
Saturday, March 23
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
This year's show will be an updated, comical version of last year's riveting musical revue, and will once again be spearheaded by the Rabbi and Paul Finkleman – A 'Glickleman' co-production.
Megillah Reading and Party
Wednesday, March 20
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Beth Tzedec warmly invites the whole community to enjoy a special Megillah reading geared toward families, followed by a festive party. Event is free of charge. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank. For more information call 403-255-8688 or email us.
Purim Party and Megillah Dedication
Wednesday, March 20
7:00pm | Trinity Lodge, 1111 Glenmore Trail SW
This is our second year at Trinity. Join us as we read the Megillah using a new, handcrafted scroll donated to Kehilat Shalom by the Wornovitzky family - the 16th Megillah they have donated to synagogues across North America. Dress up in your finest costumes and join in the celebration. Open to residents and the community. Email for more information.
Purim at Chabad
Thursday, March 21
Stay tuned for exciting news about our Purim celebration for the whole family: Delicious dinner, Megilah, entertainment, L'chaim, and more!
Purim Seuda and Play
Thursday, March 21
5:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Admission $12/person or $36/family. Please RSVP to Rabbi Binyomin Halpern.
Welcome Shabbat - Purim Celebration
Friday, March 22
10:30 - 11:00am | Calgary JCC
Join us for a family-friendly candle lighting, Kiddush, hamotzi, and special Shabbat Purim party. Cantor Russell Jayne will delight us with his lively Purim storytelling. 
Children | Family
Paint the Seder
Sunday, April 14
10:30am - Noon | Calgary JCC
PJ Library invites you to join us for a creative hands-on Pesach (Passover) program. Seder stories, songs, and Pesach treats. Take home a special painted Seder craft. $5 per participant to cover materials. Space is limited. Email Kathie as registration is required.

CJA Preschool Seder
Wednesday, April 17
10:30am | The Calgary Jewish Academy
Join PJ Library® for this wonderful opportunity for you and your preschooler to celebrate Pesach (Passover) with the students and families at the CJA. There is no charge, but registration is required by Friday, April 12 . Email Kathie to register or for more information.
Spring Break Camp 
March 22-29 | Calgary JCC
Registration is now open for our six-day Spring Break Camp. Limited spaces are available so register now at our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Summer Camp Registration
Register at Customer Service Desk before March 24 and receive a 5% discount. Online registration will be available beginning Monday, March 25. For more details download our camp brochure and visit our website .

Tikkun Olam Concert - Sawuti Choir Sing Together
Sunday, March 24
2:30pm | Calgary JCC
Come enjoy the beautiful music and dances from this authentic African ensemble on their 2019 Canada Tour. Join them in celebrating Israel and learn a tune or two in the Israeli Koolulam* style! Admission by donation. Email Shula Banchik to RSVP. 
*A gathering of strangers, who have no background in singing, in one place to join together to create a musical sensation.

Save the Date: Second Night Community Passover Seder
Saturday, April 20
6:00 - 9:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Join us for our annual Community Seder led by Rabbi Mark Glickman from Temple B'nai Tikvah. Adult: $55 | Child (4-10): $25 | Child (0-3): Free. Register online at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext. 0.
Tot Shabbat
Friday, April 12
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, ext2. RSVP by email or call 403-255-8688 by Thursday, April 11.
Pre-Purim Party – Ages 13+
Monday, March 18
Save the date for a Purim party you'll never forget. Costumes, mocktails, and more. Event details and location to follow in the next epom. For more info contact Miriam at 587-664-5613, email or visit our website

NCSY Learn and Earn – Ages 13+
Every Thursday 
7:30 - 8:30pm | 9803 24 Street SW, #1403
Get together with friends to talk about topics relevant to teens' lives through a Torah lens. Discussion facilitated by Rabbi Carr. Participants get a discount on the Spring Regional Shabbaton (May 24-26) . For more info email Rabbi Carr , call 587-664-9613 or visit our website .
Teen Connect - Rec Room
Sunday, March 31
5:00 - 7:00pm | 901 64 Avenue NE (Deerfoot City)
Mark you calendar! JCC and BBYO Teen Connect invite all teens grades 7 and 8 for fun at the Rec Room. Bring your friends! For more details or to register  email Barry Pechet or call 403-444-3155.
Hillel | Young Professionals
Hillel Purim Party
Thursday, March 21
7:00 - 10:00pm | Calgary JCC
Dress in your Purim best for this Prom Night themed event – suits and gowns encouraged. Enjoy food, drinks, and games in between snapchatting at the photo booth and dancing with your crew. Questions?  Email Danielle.
Soup Sisters Purim Pop Up Event
Sunday, March 24
5:30 - 7:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join JAC and Beth Tzedec 20-40s for a Soup Sisters collaboration, making soup at the Beth Tzedec kitchen to be distributed through Jewish Family Service Calgary. Questions? Email Danielle or call 403-444-3146.
Applications Now Being Accepted
The Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary is pleased to announce that the application process is now open for Post Secondary Scholarships as well as Agency Grant applications. Both applications and information can be found at online . Deadline is April 12, 2019. For more information please contact Brenda Sapoznikow at 403-640-2273 or email .
Adult Education
Kabballah: Classic Texts
Mondays, March 18 and 25
7:30pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Yisroel Miller. Information: 403-259-3230 .

Journey to Self-Improvement
An In-depth Study of the Book The Path of the Just
Wednesdays, March 20 and 27
1:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 587-917-6651.

Thursdays, March 21 and 28
8:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230.
Behind Enemy Lines:
The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany
Tuesday, March 26
7:00pm | Jack Singer Concert Hall
Join us for an unforgettable evening with Holocaust Survivor, Marthe Cohn, a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. For more information contact Rabbi Groner at 403-281-3770 or email .  Special price for students and seniors. For tickets please visit our website or Arts Commons . 
Lil Faider Interfaith Scholar-in-Residence Trip
Sunday, March 31
4:00pm | Transporation departs Beth Tzedec Congregation
4:30pm | 17 Avenue Latter-Day Saints Church
Elder Larry Spackman will share insights into the history and practice of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Everyone welcome. RSVP by March 27 by email or call 403-255-8688.

Taste of Judaism - Passover Edition
Tuesday, April 9
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Do you love traditional Passover foods but are looking for a few new culinary twists? Liven up your Seder with some creative and innovative dishes that will answer the question, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" The class is limited to 10 participants. $10 members or $15 guests. Please register before Friday, April 5 at the office, by email or call 403-255-8688.
Dessert and Learn
Monday, April 1
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us in our library to hear Bonnie Kaplan discuss "Health and Nutrition".

Mitzvah 613 - Lecture Series
What is Torah?: Understanding one of Judaism's Greatest Religious Ideas
As part of the Mitzvah 613 project, we are excited to present a three lecture series around the Torah (drop-in format). Each lecture will be given both at lunchtime and in the evening. Contact Temple for details at 403-252-1654.
Seniors' Purim Luncheon
Sunday, March 24
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. For more information call 403-255-8688 or email
Hearing Clinic    
Monday, March 25
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC        
We believe every sound connects us to our world. No appointment necessary. In partnership with Connect Hearing. Free.
Email Nessie or call 403-537-8599 for more information.

Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, April 9
11:45am - 1:45pm | Calgary JCC
A lovely way to spend a Tuesday afternoon with friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a home cooked meal and entertainment by Harmonica Tableau. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. In collaboration with Jewish Family Service Calgary. $5 per person.  Email Nessie or call 403-537-8599 for information.

Navigating Care Options
Monday, April 15
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us as we navigate all the options available to families when deciding on private or public home care. This is a free event in partnership with Home Care Assistance.
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Shabbat Shiraz
Friday, March 22
7:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Please join us with your favourite bottle of wine, for a wine and cheese gathering before proceeding to a Musical erev Shabbat service.

Shabbat Canto
Friday, March 29
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Please join us as Katie Baker teaches new tunes to old favourites.

Women's Seder
Sunday, April 14
5:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Join us for our 14th annual Temple Women's Seder. Women Bat Mitzvah age and older are welcome. Please call the Temple office at 403-252-1654 by April 10 to sign up for the potluck.
Save the Date: Yom HaShoah
Wednesday, May 1
6:30pm at the Holocaust Memorial at the Calgary JCC
7:30pm at Beth Tzedec Congregation
Arts and Culture
Israeli Folk Dance - New Course
Sundays, March 31 - May 12 (6 classes, no class April 21)
7:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for traditional and contemporary Israeli folk dances, with beautiful choreographies and music. Instruction by Yael Guterman, director of La Point Dance School. Member: $48, Public: $72, Students/Seniors: $20. Drop-in available. Code: 6258. Register at the JCC Customer Service desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Mah-Jong Musings Exhibit - Call for Memorabilia
September 2019
The JCC Arts and Culture department is calling on people who have collected treasured artefacts of the popular Chinese game, Mahjong. We are creating an interactive exhibit depicting the story of the Calgary Jewish community and its love for the game. Whether they are game pieces, photos, upcycled Mahjong objects or paraphernalia, items can be be donated or loaned so that they can be incorporated into the Mahjong Musings exhibit coming up in September 2019 at the JCC. To celebrate our community and volunteer for this exhibit, email Shula Banchik .
Fundraising Events
Forty & Forward
Saturday, May 4
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
It's Temple's 40th anniversary and it's time to celebrate! Please join us for a wonderful evening with live music from Heebster. Dancing, great food and drink, silent auction, and prizes. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Rick Mercer Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast
Sunday, May 5
7:00pm | MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Please join us for our 2019 fundraiser with the 15-year host of the Rick Mercer Report. Regular ticket: $99
VIP ticket*: $199 – includes: Preferred seating, meet and greet after the show, and a signed copy of his book: Rick Mercer Final Report
*Limited number of VIP tickets available.
Purchase tickets online. For more information, to make a donation or for corporate sponsorship information, call 403-287-3510, email or visit our website.
Beit Halochem Annual Concert Gala
Sunday, May 26
7:00 - 9:30pm | Bellal Concert Hall, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW
Celebrating 10 years of aid to Israel's disabled veterans with the amazing voices of Israeli "Kol Esperanza" Tenors and stories of three unforgettable heroes. For tickets purchase online , email or call 403-256-1012.
Save the Date
Calgary JCC 30th Annual Sports Dinner
Thursday, June 13
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 .
Matzah Brei
Sunday, April 21
11:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for some gourmet matzah brei creations courtesy of Rabbi Osadchey. $10 per person. RSVP to the office at 403-255-8688 by April 18.  
Spring Program Registration Now Open
Online registration is available for most programs. View our program guide and register here or contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Little Synagogue Needs You
Are you interested in sharing your knowledge of Jewish customs, traditions, and religion? Do you love talking to people, telling stories and sharing your culture? Then consider becoming a volunteer or a paid interpreter in the Little Synagogue. To apply for paid work as a Synagogue Exhibit Interpreter, please email your resume and cover letter by Friday, March 29. Visit our website under the Join our Team section for details. To become a Synagogue Volunteer, please email. For more information on either option, email Bob Pearson, Special Programming Coordinator or call 403-268-8614.
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