Dear readers,
Please find additional information in 'Adult Education' for HOJMI. I regret the omission.
Amy Glassman Boiko, Program and Communications Coordinator is h Calgary
Next ePom: Monday, May 27, 2019

Submission Deadline: 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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Children | Family
PJ Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 17
10:00 - 10:30am| Calgary JCC
Join PJ Library as we celebrate Shabbat with brachot, songs and dance. There is no charge and no need to register.  Email Kathie  for information. Next PJ Tot Shabbat dates: May 31 and June 14.

PJ Library invites you to celebrate our 10th Birthday @Popsicles in the Park!
Sunday, June 2
11:00am - 2:00pm | Calgary JCC
It's a party! Bring the family for a fun-filled day and celebrate 10 years of PJ Library in Calgary. Petting zoo, face painting, bouncy house, bubbles, kosher popsicles and lots of birthday treats and surprises. There is no need to register.  Email Kathie  with any questions.
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

Friendship Circle Calgary
Sunday, May 19
2:00pm - 3:15pm | Chabad Calgary Campus
Join us for our Sunday Circle event. For more info contact email Mrs. Rochel Matusof , Director or call 403-714-9024.

Camp Gan Israel
July 1 - August 2
Kiddie, Junior, and Pioneer Divisions. Lunches and snacks served daily at no extra charge. Sports, swimming, arts and crafts, amazing field trips, caring staff, and much more. Don't delay, register today!
Go online or call 403-281-3770 for more information.

Tot Shabbat
Friday June 7
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, ext.2. Email to RSVP or call 403-255-8688 by Thursday, June 6.

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 .
Ages 13+
NCSY Student Board Applications – Ages 13+
May 1 - 19
Being on the NCSY Student Student Board is a special opportunity to build your high school resume and set yourself up for post-secondary success. According to past student board members, being on board has helped them  receive jobs, scholarships, and school and university opportunities due to the unique nature of this position and the responsibility it requires.  On board, you will develop leadership, organizational, communication, and social skills. Teens that are relatively new to NCSY but are enthusiastic and committed are welcome to apply. Previous experience is not a requirement - anyone who is willing to make NCSY and student board a personal priority is encouraged to apply  here  by May 19.  For more information, email Miriam or call 587-664-5613.

Learn and Earn – Ages 13+
Every Thursday
8:00 - 9:00pm | Email for location
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 Annual Spring Regional Shabbaton each year.  For more info  email Rabbi Carr or call 587-664-9613.

Live2Give - Park Clean Up
Sunday, May 19
11:30am - 1:00pm | 167 Oakside Pl SW (Poohe Park)
Get together for the last Live2Give volunteering opportunity of the year! Open to pre-teens 10-12, as well as teens 13+. We will be doing a park clean up and finishing off with a potluck picnic to celebrate our year of volunteering. This park was designated by the City of Calgary Parks Department as in need of attention, so we hope to do our part in keeping Calgary clean!  Registration online  is required by Friday, May 17 (and early registration is appreciated).  For more info email Miriam or call 587-664-5613.

NCSY  End of the Year Bash  - Ages 13+
Sunday, June 16 
Time and location TBA
Save the date for the last NCSY event of the year! Get together with friends from all over Calgary for good food and fun in the sun - stay tuned for the details in the next ePom. We'll be saying goodbye to the seniors, and welcoming the new NCSY Student Board! For more info email Miriam at 587-664-5613.
Hillel | Young Professionals
Jews, Schmooze, and Canoes Shabbaton
May 31- June 2| Camp BB
$85 for the weekend, purchase tickets online . Calgary and Edmonton Hillel come together for this Shabbaton focusing on leadership development and advocacy training.  Email Danielle with questions.
Adult Education
Don't Be Good, Be Better
A talk by Rabbi Akiva Grunblatt
Tuesday May 14
8:15 PM| House of Jacob-Mikveh Israel 1613 92nd Ave. SW 
Our community is privileged to host the renowned Rosh Yeshiva, Dean of Rabbinical Seminary of America, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim. Rabbi Grunblatt will be speaking to the community on Tuesday May 14, 8:15 PM at House of Jacob-Mikveh Israel 1613 92nd Ave. SW Everyone is Welcome! There is no charge for this event.
Sponsorships are welcome. Please email Rabbi Greenwald at to be a partner.
Three Mystics
May 15, 22 and 29, 2019
8:15 PM | Congregation 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
May 15, 22 and 29, 2019
1:00 PM | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 587-917-6651

May 16, 23 and 30, 2019
8:15 PM | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 403-259-3230

Ethics of the Fathers
May 18, 25 and June 1, 2019
7:50 PM | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Yisroel Miller. Information: 403-259-3230
Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, May 15
12:00pm | Temple B'Nai Tikvah Library
Join Metalsmith Sarabeth Carnat for her presentation,"Metalphoria." Bring your lunch, we provide the coffee." Call 403-252-1654 for more information.

Mitzvah 613 Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 21 7:00-8:00pm
Wednesday, June 12 12:00pm noon
Temple B'nai Tikvah Library
Mitzvah 613 Lecture Series, “To each of us a letter; playing a part in Torah’s future.” Call 403-252-1654 for more information.
Interfaith Bible Study
Exodus: Revelation, Peoplehood, and Destiny
Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30pm
May 15, 22, 29 - Beth Tzedec Congregation
June 5, 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! Contact us for more information.
Speak Up! A Word is not Just a Word!
Thursday, May 16
7:30pm | Chabad of Alberta Campus 
For more information and to register, go   online   or contact Rabbi Groner at 403-281-3770 or   email .

Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground  
The Deepest Connection is the simplest one  
Thursday, May 16
7:30pm | Chabad of Alberta Campus 
F or more information and to register, go   online   or contact Rabbi Groner at 403-281-3770 or  email .

With All My Heart - The Jewish Art of Prayer & Spiritual Experience
A new course presented by the Calgary JLI.
Evening option begins May 21st. Morning option begins May 22nd.
Stay tuned to our website for more details and registration information.
Hazak 55+ Presents: The Great Yiddish Comeback with Lila Mydlarski
Wednesday, May 15
12:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Lila Mydlarski has been fluent in Yiddish since childhood and has been involved in Yiddish education for many years. Lila will give us background information on how Yiddish evolved, its richness, its near extinction after WWII, and its recent revival, particularly regarding music and literature. Lunch at 12 noon, $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to the synagogue office at 403-255-8688 by Monday, May 13th. For more information, please contact Donna Caplan at 403-271-3066. Everyone is welcome. 

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 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.
Travel Tips and Health 
Wednesday, May 22
10:00am – 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Learn about the Do’s and Don’ts before travelling out of province. This is a free event in partnership with Safeway/Sobeys Pharmacy. No appointment necessary.

Hearing Clinic
Monday, May 27
10:00am – 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 .
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Lag B'Omer Celebration at Chabad!
Thursday, May 23
Chabad Calgary Campus
Stay tuned to our website, email or call 403-281-3770 for more information.
Shavuot at BTZ
Sunday June 9
Beth Tzedec Congregation
9:00am Services
10:00am Shavuot Family Service followed by Ice Cream Party (Grades 1-6) - Join us for a fun, interactive Family Service celebrating Shavuot and the Book of Ruth followed by a special Sundae Bar.
5:00pm Blintz Dinner - $18 Adults $10 Children (ages 4-10). RSVP to the office at 403-255-8688.
6:00pm Shavuot Service and Keruv Siyum - Our festive Shavuot Service will feature the Keruv Class Graduation
7:00pm Cheesecake Party - Free of charge. Please join us!
Israel Month
Lag BaOmer Concert
Thursday, May 23
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Songs Around the Bonfire – Shirim Mesaviv la ‘Medura . Israel soprano Nofar Yacobi sings Israel’s classic and contemporary songs. Tickets: $18 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your ticket online at or call 403-253-8600, ext. 0.

Yom Yerushalayim
June 2-7
Ongoing | Calgary JCC
Come dwell in our Jerusalem apartment’s living room. Steep nana tea, take in Jerusalem’s landmarks, and watch recent short films by Jerusalemites.

From Teddy to Trump
Tuesday, June 4
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Challenges and opportunities in Jerusalem. A talk by Nomi Levin Yeshua, CDO of the Jerusalem Foundation.
Arts & Culture
Rimon Calgary Celebration of Judaic Needlework 2019
Opening Dinner
Sunday, May 26
6:00pm cash bar, 7:00pm reception
The Carriage House Inn
Keynote Speaker Sandra Sawatzky will present “Embroidering History” – a talk about her amazing journey to create The Black Gold Tapestry. 6:00pm - Cash Bar and Reception, 7:00pm - Kosher Dinner and Presentation. Cost is $118. For Information and Tickets, please   email Esther Silberg    or call 403-606-6763. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation – everyone is welcome!
Quilting L’dor V’dor   
Wednesday, May 29
11:30am | Calgary JCC
A show & tell presentation of original narrative quilts by Boston quilt artist, Laura Rosenspan. Because every quilt has a story… Free Admission. RSVP by email to Shula Banchik.

Israeli Folk Dance
7:00 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Join us as we learn dances to the beautiful music of Israel with traditional and contemporary choreographies. Register by calling the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Course #6258.  Drop-in available. 
JHSSA, Temple B’nai Tikvah and Calgary Jewish Federation presents “The Book Smugglers” by David Fishman
Thursday, May 30
2:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for a fascinating moderated discussion lead by Rabbi Mark Glickman read about the Paper Brigade of the Vilna Ghetto which heroically salvaged Judaic treasures from the Nazi and the Soviet forces. Event is open and free of charge. Email Agi for information.
Café Europa – Social Program for Survivors
Tuesday, June 11
2:00pm | Carriage House Inn
Singer and special guest: Tsepora, Music by Jazz Works.
Entertainment and Kosher dinner. For tickets and RSVP call 403-692-6394 
Fundraising Events
Volunteers Needed for the Annual Federation Fundraising Casino
Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday June 13
7:15pm - 3:30am| Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Positions needed: Bankers - 7:30pm to 3:30am Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13. Cashiers - 7:15pm to 3:15am, Thursday, June 13. Chiprunners - 7:15pm to 3:15am, Thursday, June 13.
Possible late shifts are open as well. If you would like to help out and support vital programs and services in the Jewish Community, please email Jessica Miller Switzer or call 403-444-3157.
Na'amat Canada Calgary's Annual Phone-a-thon Begins 
Sunday, April 28
A Na’amat Canada Calgary volunteer will call past supporters starting on April 28. If you prefer, you can  donate online  now or give us a call at our National office at 1-888-278-0792 or  email us. Donors who so choose, will be acknowledged in the June edition of the Jewish Free Press.
*Tax receipt will be issued at the end of the calendar year for donations of $18+. Online donations are receipted immediately. Please continue your generous support of Na'amat. Never been a donor? Please consider becoming one now .
Beit Halochem Annual Concert Gala
Sunday, May 26
7:00pm | Bella Concert Hall
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 go online email   or call 403-256-1012. 
Halpern Akiva Academy Gala Fundraiser
Sunday, June 2 
5:30 pm | Carriage House Inn 
Akiva Family Reunion
Honouring Milton and Renee Bogoch, Founding Family
Honouring Jake, Isaac, and Sally Bogoch, Distinguished Alumni
Honouring Morah Debby Miller, Teaching Excellence
Calgary JCC 30th Annual Sports Dinner
Thursday, June 13
Beth Tzedec Congregation
Join us 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.
Holy One Golf Celebration & Casual Steak Dinner
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. Visit Holy One Golf , email us or call
403-281-3770 for tee times and information
CJA Wine & Whisky Festival
Sunday, June 23
6:30pm | Festival Hall (1215 10 Avenu3 SE)
The CJA, in partnership with Alloy Dining, invites you to an evening filled with delicious food, wine & 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.
JFSC's Annual Golf Tournament - Please Save the Date!
Thursday, August 22
More information to come soon! JFSC's Board and Staff would like to sincerely thank our generous donors, volunteers, and all who came to see Rick Mercer Live on May 5. Your invaluable support continues to make a difference in the lives of our clients. It takes a village. Todah Rabah!
The 5th Annual Pitch for Israel co-ed Softball Tournament
Sunday, August 25
This is a very fun day and we encourage you to join a team or just come out to cheer on your favorites! Anyone 16 years+ are welcome to play! For more information or to register a team and players go online.
Qigong for Longevity and Health
Sunday, May 26
1:00 - 3:00pm
Learn the ancient and gentle movements of Ba Duann Gin and Buddha Shows a Thousand Hands to combat muscle soreness, increase energy, and find inner balance. Join Steve Thorne, (25 years Qigong practitioner, Dr. TCM, Dr. Ac, RMT) as he guides you through these simple exercises. Cost: $50 (code 6268) Register at the JCC Customer Service Desk or call 403-253-8600, ext.0
Did You Know?
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.   
Israeli Consular Services Coming to Calgary
A representative of the Israel Consul in Toronto will be back in Calgary by the beginning of June. For questions or to start the booking process, email Amy Glassman Boiko , call 403-444-3153 or go online for more information.
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