Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Children | Family
Summer Camp Registration Opens
Sunday, March 3: Members
Sunday, March 10: Public
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 .

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. 

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.

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.
Shalom Baby Group
Cancelled – March 7 and 21
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
Fridays, March 8 and 22
9:45 for 10:00am start | Calgary JCC
Join our free half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat songs, dance, and brachot. Registration is not required. Email Kathie for more information.

Save the Date: Paint the Seder
Sunday, April 14
10:30am - Noon | Calgary JCC
PJ Library invites you to 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. Please email Kathie as registration is required.
Family Jew-pardy Event
Saturday, March 9
12:00 - 1:30pm | 900 47 Avenue SW
Join us over kiddush lunch for a Torah-themed version of the game show, hosted by our very own Rabbi Mark Glickman (aka Alex Trebekowitz).
PJ Library at Beth Tzedec Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 17
10:00am - Noon | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us for a fun children's Purim Party featuring hamentaschen, games, costume contents, Purim treats, and so much more. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge and no need to register, but please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank. Email Kathie Wainer for more information.
PJ Library at Halpern Akiva Academy Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 17
1:00 - 3:00pm | 140 Haddon Road SW
Join us as we celebrate Purim with our friends and families at Halpern Akiva Academy. Come in costume and enjoy a free afternoon of Purim fun and treats. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to register. Email Kathie Wainer for more information.
Friendship Circle Calgary
Sunday, March 17
2:00pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
For children with special needs and their friends. For more info contact Mrs. Rochel Matusof, Director at 403-714-9024 or email.  

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!
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 .
Purim Seuda and Play
Thursday, March 21
5:00pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Admission $12/person or $36/family. Please RSVP to Rabbi Binyomin Halpern.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat Purim
Friday, March 22
10:00am | Calgary JCC
Celebrate Purim and Shabbat with PJ Library and the JCC. Bring your children in costume and join us for Tot Shabbat Purim. We will join the JCC Purim Parade and stay for the Purim Party if the little ones can manage. Everyone is welcome for a morning of Purim fun! No need to register. Email Kathie Wainer for more information.
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 .
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
Teen Connect - Rec Room
Sunday, March 31
901 64 Avenue NE (Deerfoot City)
Mark you calendar! JCC and BBYO Teen Connect invite all teens grades 7 and 8 to an afternoon of 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
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, 201. For more information please contact Brenda Sapoznikow at 403-640-2273 or email .
Drinks After Work
Thursday, March 7
5:30 - 7:30pm | Madison's, 1212 9 Avenue SE
Come for the drinks, stay for the friends! Questions? Email Danielle or call 403-444-3146.
Shabbat Hop
Friday, March 8
5:00pm | House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Discover which Jewish denomination works for you with this explorative Friday night program. Sign up here . F or more information email Danielle .

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, Beth Tzedec Congregation, and Jewish Family Service Calgary making soup at the Beth Tzedec kitchen, to be distributed through JFSC. Questions? Email Danielle or call 403-444-3146.
Adult Education
Did Plato Get it Right?
Jewish Realism vs. Greek Idealism
Thursday, March 7
7:30pm | Chabad of Alberta Campus
For more information and to register, go online or contact Rabbi Groner at 403-281-3770 or email.
Adult Education/Family Event
Sunday Morning Yeshiva Experience for the Whole Family
9:00am | Chabad Calgary Campus, 134 Forge Road SE
Free to attend, walk-ins welcome. Delicious hot breakfast and round table discussions on contemporary topics followed by a Tanya class with Rabbi Matusof. RSVP or call 403-281-3770.

Tanya Classes with Rabbi Matusof
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. RSVP and information available  online or call 403-281-3770.

Feminine Conversations
Saturday, March 9
11:00am | Chabad Calgary Campus
Based on Kabbalah and Chassidic philosophy led by Mrs. Rochel Matusof. Refreshments served. Open to all. For more information email or call 403-714-9024.

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 . 
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.
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.
Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, March 12
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 Karina Szulc. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. In collaboration with Jewish Family Service Calgary. $5 per person. RSVP by March 7 at 403-253-8600, ext.0.  Email Nessie or call 403-537-8599 for information.

Balancing Stress when Caring for an Aging Loved One
Wednesday, March 13
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Are you caring for your parents? Learn how to balance your life and deal with the stress of aging parents. This free seminar is great for all caregivers to attend . In partnership with Home Instead Senior Care. For more information contact Nessie at 403-537-8599.

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.
Hazak 55+ Presents:
Where's Waldo? Where's Waldman? Tracking Your Jewish Heritage and Leaving a Legacy, with Ken Drabinsky
Wednesday, March 13
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Ken Drabinsky, Genealogy Chair of JHSSA, will discuss the value of genealogy research for tracking Jewish families by starting a family tree, searching for documents, and communicating to the family. Lunch at 12:00 noon, $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to the synagogue office at 402-255-8688 by Monday, March 11. For more information contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066.

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
Arts and Culture
Purim à la Klezmer
Monday, March 11
7:30 - 9:00pm | Calgary JCC
Enjoy a fun musical evening with the JCC Community Klezmer Band. Dance in costume led by professional dance caller Leslie Gotfrit, and savour homemade hamentaschen! Special guest appearance opening act: Yenta from local comedians Yenta & Shmenta. Admission by donation. For more information email Shula Banchik.

Festival Hatzafon - Israeli Folk Dance Celebration
Sunday, March 17
All Day | Edmonton
JCC Arts and Culture is organizing a trip to Edmonton to enjoy the beautiful music and choreographies. Join us! $20 for festival tickets plus $10 for transportation. Email Shula Banchik for details.

Community Klezmer Band
Every second Monday, September to June
Calgary JCC
Explore the musical world of Eastern Europe with band director, Frank Rackow. Musicians of any instrument welcome. Must be able to play and read music at an intermediate level. Visit our website for more details. Email Shula for pro-rated fees for the remainder of the year.

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 .
Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust
Last day of exhibit: March 10 | Calgary JCC
Calgary Jewish Federation and the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre present this special cross-cultural event. The exhibit chronicles the little-known story of the thousands of Jews who sought and found refuge in wartime Shanghai. Based on the oral histories of Shanghai-landers, the exhibit tells their stories through the use of documents and photographs. You are invited to join us for this very special exhibit! Email Ilana for more information.
Fundraising Events
68th Annual B'Nai Brith Dinner
Thursday, February 21
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 sponsorship call 403-255-6554.
Volunteer for Just One Shift at Our Upcoming Casino
Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13
Another Calgary 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 fundraising events, in which we typically receive approximately $70,000 to help keep and improve our facilities. Please contact 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 camp supporters.     
Save the Date for Our 2019 Fundraiser
Rick Mercer Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast
Sunday, May 5
7:00pm | MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Join the host of the Rick Mercer Report for 15 years.
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.
Save the Date
JNF Negev Dinner
Thursday, May 16
This year's Negev dinner honours Harvey and Wynne Thal, in support of Leket Israel – Israel's largest food bank, and a leader and expert in food rescue and distribution to needy people nationwide. For everything you want to know about this event and to purchase tickets, please visit the Calgary JNF website .
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 .
Save the Date - Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 7
PJ Library, JAC, and Kesher will be participating in Good Deeds Day. Details to follow!
Spring Program Registration Opens
Members: Sunday, March 10 | 8:00am
Public: Wednesday, March 13 | 8:00am
Online registration will be 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.
Shalom Baby
Calgary Jewish Federation welcomes and celebrates each new life in our community through the delivery of a Shalom Baby gift bag filled with valuable information, community resources and gifts for the baby. Please email Kathie Wainer for more information, to share the news of a new addition to our community, or to arrange for a delivery of a Shalom Baby gift bag .  
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