Everything That's Happening in Jewish Calgary
Next ePom: Thursday October 18, 2018

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Children | Family
PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
Friday October 5
9:45am for 10:00am start | Calgary JCC
Join our free half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat songs, dance and brachot. There is no need to register. Email Kathie Wainer for more information.
Shalom Baby Group
Thursday October 11
10:30am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join our relaxed and informal baby group and share the joys and oys of parenthood. Email Tamara White or phone 403-554-2024 to register or for more information. This program is suitable for babies under twelve months. Next date: October 25.
Hillel | Young Professionals
Drinks After Work - Tonight!
Thursday October 4
5:30 - 7:00pm | Barcelona Tavern
Monthly networking event for under 40s. Email Danielle Braitman for more information.

JAC Tikkum Olam Program
Monday October 22
6:00 - 9:00pm | Calgary Community Kitchen
Packing boxes for the Good Food Box program. Email Danielle Braitman for more information.

JAC's Bar Mitzvah Gala  – Registration is now open!
Saturday November 3
7:00 - 11:00pm | Festival Hall
Join the 40 and under crowd for a night of DJ and dancing, raffle prizes, 50/50 draw, photo booth, appys, and dessert. Cash bar and all-night drink specials. $40 in advance or $50 at the door.  
Legendary Bagel Lunches are Back!
MRU | Tuesday October 9
U of C | Thursday October 11
Nosh bi-weekly with friends new and old on campus. Come join us! Email Danielle Braitman for more information or check out our Facebook page .
Wilderness Stories: Lessons from Bamidbar ,
the Book of Numbers
Starting on Monday October 15
7:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Yisroel Miller. For more information call 403-259-3230.
Kehilat Shalom Calgary Annual General Meeting
Tuesday October 23
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
We will be holding a facilitated discussion about the congregation and its future opportunities for growth and development. All are welcome.
Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta AGM
featuring Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda
Thursday October 25
7:30pm | Calgary JCC
Everyone is invited to hear Minister Miranda's story of his Sephardic Jewish family and their immigration to Calgary as Nicaraguan refugees. After a short business meeting, JHSSA will honour our community's 80 year olds.
JNF Calgary
November is Blue Box Month and JNF will be pleased to exchange your Blue Boxes at the Jewish Film Festival exchange booth or drop off at the JCC.

Call for Comics!
Monday January 21
Tu Bi'shevat Laugh Yourself Silly & Last Comic Standing contest. Anyone interested in participating in the comedy contest, please contact JNF as soon as possible: 403-255-0295. 

JNF Future Alberta Cup
Febuary 23 and 24
West Edmonton Mall
The 2nd annual JNF Future Alberta Cup, will be held at WEM in Edmonton. Captains start putting together your hockey teams to win the cup back to Calgary! 
Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival  
November 1-18
Beth Tzedec Congregation
Don't miss Beth Tzedec's upcoming 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival, opening on Thursday, November 1 and running over three exciting weekends. From stirring dramas to illuminating documentaries, the festival will feature a diverse selection of award-winning and critically acclaimed films from Israel and around the world. For full details about this year's line-up of outstanding films and special guests, visit the festival's website. Festival passes will be available for purchase starting October 5, on-line or by calling the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688.
What's a nice Jewish boy from Managua doing in a place like this? — My Jewish Journey from Nicaragua to the Alberta Legislature
Friday November 2
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah
Listen to The Honorable Ricardo Miranda speak. Contact Temple at 403-252-1654 for details.
Calgary Jewish Hockey League
Sunday evenings, September through April
Interested in playing ice hockey with other members of the Jewish community? The CMJHL is now open for registration for the 2018-2019 season. The non-contact league is open to adults of all skill levels looking to join a fun and serious ice hockey league with games once per week. Participants can expect all games to be played in the southwest at either the Stu Peppard or Oakridge Arenas. For more information and / or to register please email Rod Sztabzyb.
Arts & Culture
Paint Night
Thursday October 4 and 11 (no class on October 18)
6:30 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Professional artist, Sarah Bing will lead participants each evening through the creation of a new painting that can be taken home. Wine included. For fee information and to register contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Welcome Shabbat
Friday October 26
10:30 - 11:00am | Calgary JCC
Join us for a family-friendly candle lighting, kiddush, hamotzi and fun activity or short story.

Israeli Folk Dance
Sundays until December 16
6:30 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
Learn Israeli folk dance with a modern twist and get a moderate work out. Taught by Yael Guterman. For fee information and to register contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Community Klezmer Band
Every second Monday until June 2019 (excluding holidays)
7:30 - 9:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for our next class on October 15 and explore the world of Jewish Klezmer music with conductor Frank Rackow. For fee information and to register contact the Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.

Betzalel Arts 
Join Betzalel Arts where professional and emerging Jewish artists work together to support, encourage, and develop artistic professionalism and growth. If you are a new member, please visit the Bezalel Arts  website for registration information. Returning members can register at the JCC's Customer Service Desk.

Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers for our Jewish Book Festival on November 17-18 (at the Jewish Film Festival) and from November 21-25 (at the JCC). Please  email  Tania Guerrero, Arts and Culture Coordinator if you would like to assist us. Be sure to include your phone number and availability.

Jazz Night at the JCC with Andrea Superstein
Thursday November 8
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Lounge or dance the evening away to the sounds of Andrea's latest jazz album, World's Apart . Tickets on sale soon.
Seniors Lunchon
Tuesday October 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 with entertainment by Linda and Darcy. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Mitzvah Project Food Bank. For fee information and RSVP call 403-253-8600, ext.0 or 403-537-8599.

Hearing Screening Clinic
Monday October 22
10:00 - 11:30am | Calgary JCC
Simply put, we believe every sound connects us to our world. Come receive a complimentary screening. No appointment necessary. In partnership with Connect Hearing.

Estate Planning
Thursday October 25
6:30 - 8:30pm | Calgary JCC
Join us for a presentation on safeguarding your legacy/significance. Learn about what is needed to protect you and your family with a comprehensive estate plan. Coffee and snacks provided. RSVP by email to Nessie or at 403-537-8599. In partnership with MacMillan Estate Planning.

Breast Health Clinic
Monday October 29
6:00 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
Learn about the benefits of screening mammograms, early detection, and breast health. RSVP to Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-287-3510. In partnership with Alberta Health Services and Jewish Family Service Calgary.

Flu Immunization 
Monday November 5 and Wednesday November 7
9:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Get your free flu shots by a professional pharmacist. All welcome.
Please bring your Alberta Health Care card with you. In partnership with Safeway / Sobeys Pharmacy.
The University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and Beth Tzedec Congregation Present Tzed Talks:
Confused about Cannabis?
Tuesday October 16
7:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
As Canada moves to legalize the use of cannabis on October 17, many questions remain about its impact on our health and well-being. A distinguished panel of experts will address the government's cannabis policies, physical and mental health issues pertaining to adolescent usage, and substance abuse issues. The event is free and open to the public. Register here .

Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence
Brunch and Opening Lecture
Sunday October 21
10:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Christianity: From its Jewish Origins to its Diverse Expressions in the 21st Century by Dr. Michael Duggan. Email for RSVP or call 403-255-8688. Everyone welcome!

Lil Faider Scholar-in-Residence
Saturday October 27
Shabbat Services begin at 9:00am | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Bishop William McGratten, Catholic Diocese, will present the D'var Torah and a lecture following Kiddush lunch. Email for more information.
UJA Cellathon
Sunday October 28
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Join fellow volunteers to continue the call out to donors to help us reach our 2018 UJA goal. RSVP to Jessica Miller Switzer by email or call 403-444-3157.
Mitzvah Project Food Bank
As the holiday time draws closer, it is important for us to keep in mind those who are less fortunate. We are asking you to think about our JCC members as well as the community at large during this time, by bringing in one food item per month from now until December. All kosher products will be delivered to Jewish families in need and all non-kosher items will go to the Calgary Food Bank. If everyone does their part, it will enable our community members to have a wonderful holiday season.
The JCC Seniors Department and Jewish Family Service Calgary thank you for your generous support. Any inquiries can be directed to either Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-287-3510.
Did You Know?
Hillel Calgary welcomes students from all campuses to participate in Hillel programs, bagel lunches, etc. Students from SAIT, MRU, U of C and beyond are invited to attend all events.  Email Danielle for more information or check out our Facebook page and join us!
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