Everything that's Happening in Jewish Calgary
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Children | Family
Shalom Baby  
Friday, September 20
10:30am – noon | Calgary JCC, 1607 90 Avenue SW
New baby in your life? Looking for adult conversation? Come engage with other parents/grandparents/caregivers in a relaxed environment. All children under 2 are welcome!! The group is free, but registration is required. Email Danielle Braitman to RSVP.

PJ Library ® Tot Shabbat Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 27 
9:45am for 10:00am start | Calgary JCC
Join PJ Library® for our popular musical half-hour to forty five minute class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat, with a special Rosh Hashanah celebration. There is no charge for this class and no need to register. Please note that this program is suitable for children who are not yet in preschool. Please email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8592 for more information. Next Tot Shabbat dates: October 4 and October 18 (Sukkot), November 1 and 29, December 6 and December 20 (Chanukah) 

PJ Library®and Beth Tzedec Congregation
10th Annual Smoothies in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 20| 10:30am - Noon
Beth Tzedec Sukkah
Join us for stories, crafts, snacks and of course our famous fabulous smoothies. There is no charge for this program but registration will open on September 16 online   Please let us know if you are planning to attend by October 15 so we can prepare for you and your children.   Email Kathie  for more information.

Attention PJ Library® Parents and Grandparents
PJ Grandparents can receive the gift of PJ Library books too!
Register online  and receive two PJ Library books in the mail and special grandparent resources. Grandparents must have grandchildren enrolled in PJ Library (anywhere in North America) and multiple grandparent households can sign up. Please Email Kathie or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.   

PJ Our Way® is the next chapter of PJ Library ®  for children ages 8 1/2 - 11 years old.
Register at  online and receive the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes and join our community of like-minded readers. Books are chosen every month by the reader. Please email Kathie or phone 403-537-8592 for more information. Note: registration is not automatic for PJ Library subscribers.

PJ Library® is offering books in Hebrew, Russian and Spanish for Purchase
A set of four PJ Library books (in a language of your choice) will be available to  purchase  directly from PJ Library online . Orders must be placed before September 26, 2019 and will be shipped in October. Please email Kathie  or phone 403-537-8529 for more information.

Shul School: A unique approach to Jewish education (Ages 4-9)
Beginning Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sundays - 10:00am – NOON | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Shul's cool at Shul School where kids enjoy music, arts and crafts, and much more! Infuse your home and community with a love of Judaism. Your child will learn: Prayer and blessings, Bible stories, Holidays, mitzvot, Jewish ethics, Hebrew and more! For more information or to enroll, contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or email us . Please find a registration form on our website  here .

B'nai Mitzvah Program (Ages 10-13)
Beginning Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tuesdays - 4:00-5:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation
Each student receives personalized instruction and attention. We are committed to making your child's journey toward Jewish adulthood an exciting and memorable experience. Your child will learn to lead Shabbat Prayers, Hebrew reading/comprehension, observance of mitzvot, what it means to become a Jewish adult in 2019 and more! For more information or to enroll, contact the Beth Tzedec office at 403-255-8688 or  info@bethtzedec.ca . Please find a registration form on our website  here .

JCC PD Day and Seasonal Camps Registration
Calgary JCC offers a number of seasonal and PD day camps for children 4 to 11 years old including Winter Break, Teachers' Convention, Spring Break, and Passover. Register at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext. 0. Visit our website  for more details.

Calgary Yachad Hebrew School
Registration is open for the 2019/2020-5780 year! (Early bird price is effective till August 15). Imagine a Hebrew School where kids don't want to miss a day. They come in with a smile and leave humming a Jewish tune. Children will learn reading, writing & conversational Hebrew through the acclaimed Aleph Champ program. Our Judaic curriculum is designed using multi-sensory, hands-on activities & art projects.Go online email us , or call 
 403-281-3770  for more information and to register.
Youth | Teens
March of the Living Information Evening
Sunday, September 22
7:00pm | Calgary JCC
Jewish students in grades 10 -12 and their parents are invited to learn about the 2020 March of the Living to Israel and Poland. Questions? Email Ilana or call 403-444-3162.
Teen Shabbat Shebang 
Friday, Sept. 27 & Saturday, Sept. 28
Friday Night Dinner: 6-8pm | 34 Hogarth Crescent SW
Saturday Night: 8:30-10:30pm | 1613 92 Ave. SW
Chill with friends at NCSY’s first Shabbat Shebang of the year! Delicious Friday night dinner and game night, and Saturday night social event at VRKADE virtual reality experience (transportation will be provided from the above address). For more info and to RSVP,  email Miriam  or call  587-664-5613 .
Teen Connect Rosh Hashanah Laser Quest
September 29
12:45-2:45pm | Laser Quest
Join us for laser tag, pizza, and Rosh Hashanah activity!
 Email Barry to register.

BBYO Regional Convention
October 25-27
Calgary JCC
Email Barry if you are interested in participating in MIT/AIT and the Regional Leadership Training Conference, the first regional convention of the year!
Hillel | Young Professionals
Welcome Week, Mount Royal University
 September 17
10:00am-2:00pm | Main Street, MRU
Sign up for Hillel and snag some free swag! 
Email Danielle  for more information.

Welcome Week, University of Calgary
September 18, 19, 20
12:00-4:00pm | MacEwan Student Centre, UofC
Sign up for Hillel and snag some free swag! 
Email Danielle  for more information.

Honey Cake Baking
Thursday September 19,
4:00pm | Trail Appliances, 6880 11 Street SE
Learn to make delicious honey cakes with renowned chef with Sara Shacter-Brodsky while helping Jewish Family Services Calgary provide to the less fortunate for Rosh Hashanah. Dinner is provided. Register online or contact Danielle for more information.

UofC Brews and Jews
Wednesday, September 25,
5:00pm – 7:00pm| The Den, MacEwan Student Centre
Come schmooze with other Jewish students in a relaxed atmosphere. First drink is on us. Contact Danielle for more information.

Sunday Sundae Pool Party  
Sunday, October 6,
3:00pm | Calgary JCC Senior’s Lounge
Splash into the new school year with friends old and new! Take advantage of the JCC aquatic centre (don’t forget your swim suit), followed by crafting your own ice cream sundae masterpiece! Vegan and nut free options will be available. Contact Danielle for more information.
Lamabati Improv Show
Sunday, September 22
6:30pm| 922 9 Avenue SE - Hailing from Tel Aviv
Lamabati is one of Israel’s pre-eminent improv troupes. Bringing their signature style of unscripted theatre, these veterans will bring you a show unlike any you’ve seen before. *The show will be in English* Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Seating is limited, reserve your tickets early! Find tickets online or contact Danielle to learn more.
Drinks After Work
Thursday, October 3
530-730pm|The Unicorn 228 8 Avenue SW
JAC’s monthly networking event.  ½ Price Wine Bottles. 6.5 Brewsters Peach Ale & Grizzly Paw Raspberry 20oz, 6 Build-Your Own Poutine.  Come for the drinks, stay for the friends! Contact Danielle for more information.

Challah Baking with Nessie
Wednesday, October 30
6:00- 8:00p | Calgary JCC
Learn multiple braiding techniques with Nessie’s famous challah and take home what you bake! Light supper will be provided. Program is free, but a $5-$10 per person donation is recommended, all proceeds will go towards Senior’s programming at the JCC. Contact Danielle for more information.
Adult Education

סיפורי מוסיקה Stories of Music
Cantor Russ is proud to be bringing to Beth Tzedec a new adult education project developed in partnership with the Cantors Assembly, the American Conference of Cantors, and the Milken Archive of Jewish Music. This ten session curriculum will engage you to think about the Jewish experience in North America in new and different ways as you explore stories of the evolving nature of Jewish music. Two sets of classes will run once a month on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm. For more information, or to sign up for our first session on September 17 or 19, please contact the office at 403-255-8688 or email us. Members: Free of charge Guests: $18.00 per class
Journey to Self-Improvement – an In-depth Study of the Book The Path of the Just
September 18
Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern. Information: 587-917-6651.

September 19 and 26
7:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Classes with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern and Rabbi Chaim Safren
Information: 403-259-3230.
The Big Rosh Hashana Primer
September 23
6:45pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern
Information: 403-259-3230.
The Big Yom Kippur Primer
October 7
7:30pm | Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Class with Rabbi Binyomin Halpern
Information: 403-259-3230.

What Parents Need to Know about Bullying
Wednesday, September 18
6:30pm | Calgary JCC
Sunday, September 22
11:00am | JFSC
Let us know which date you’ll be joining us. Registration (required) at 403-287-3510 or by emailing us . This is the first topic of this year’s Parent Series by JFSC. Facilitated by Tanya Muschanov, MC and Liam Sorrenti, MA. This workshop is free of charge. For more information and upcoming workshops, visit JFSC .
The Calgary JLI (Jewish Learning Institute) Presents
High Holiday Classes

How to Achieve a Joyful High Holidays in 30 Days or Less  
Thursday, September 26
7:30pm | Chabad of Alberta - Calgary Campus

Kol Nidrei's Message of Hope  
Thursday, October 3
7:30pm  | Chabad of Alberta - Calgary Campus
For more information please visit myJLI.ca or contact Rabbi Groner 403-281-3770 or by email .
Seniors BBQ
Tuesday, September 17
11:45am - 2:00pm | Bertha Gold Senior Residence Apartments
Please join us for a free afternoon BBQ. This event is held in partnership with Jewish Family Service Calgary . To RSVP contact Nessie at 403-537-8599 or Albina at 403-285-3510. 
Healthy Heart Information
Wednesday, September 18
10:00am - 12:00pm | Calgary JCC
Are you exercising enough and eating healthy meals? Speak to a specialist and get advice on positive changes in your life. This is a free event in partnership with  Safeway/Sobeys Pharmacy. No appointment necessary.
Community Celebrations | Commemorations
Room at Your Table
RSVP by Friday, September 20.
Do you need somewhere to go for high holidays? Are you willing to host others? Shalom YYC is looking for both hosts and guests! Contact Danielle by September 20 if you are interested. 
both hosts and guests! Contact Danielle by Sept 20 if you are interested.
Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner
Chabad Calgary Campus
7:00pm | Sunday, September 29
Enjoy traditional Rosh Hashanah delicacies and a full course dinner with family and friends. RSVP Required. $20 Child / $48 Adult. Family of 4 or more: 10% off. Can't afford? Be our guest! Call 403.281.3770 or go online  for more info.

High Holidays at Chabad
Open to everyone. No membership required.
Join us for services, programs, and more. Spacious hall will accommodate 350 people. For security and organizational proposes, PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPT 23 . For more info & to register go online  | 403.281.3770 | email
Calgary JCC 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 24
Save the date! This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Calgary JCC and we hope that you will come celebrate with us. Stay tuned for more details.
Givol Gala: Honoring Stuart & Irene Ross
Sunday, November 3
2:00pm|Calgary Jewish Academy
Givol, the Hebrew word for “flower stem”, is an apt way to describe the impact the Ross family has made at the Calgary Jewish Academy. The event will celebrate the rich history that Dr. Stuart and Irene Ross share with both the CJA and the Friends of the CJA Trust. This event will also have a showcase of Literacy programming at the CJA. Students will be displaying a variety of projects surrounding Robotics, mathematics and reading, and will share some insight into the type of thought that goes into working on these types of assignments.  Go online  for more information .
Arts & Culture
Jewish Connections to 17th    Avenue
Wednesday, September 18
7:00pm|Calgary JCC
The Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta is kicking off the programming year with a presentation by local historian and JHSSA director, Harry Sanders. This free program is open to all.
Rosh HaShanah Sweetness Market
Friday, September 27
9:00am - 2:00pm    
Enjoy honey-dipped apple slices while exploring the world of bees with the  Calgary Beekeepers Association .

Welcome Shabbat - Rosh HaShanah Special
Friday, September 27
10:30 - 11:00am 
Join us in the JCC lobby for candle lighting, Kiddush, and Hamotzi. Enjoy songs and shofar blowing. 
New Beginnings Art Exhibit 
September 27 - October 11 
Works by seasoned artists and newcomers to the visual arts, sharing ideas of a fresh start in their own worlds.

The Awesomeness of You Workshop
Thursday, October 3 
6:30 - 8:00pm | Calgary JCC
Meditate, relax, and connect deeply with your spirituality during this introspective time of the year. Facilitator: Hilda Smith, DipEd, CNA, Reiki Master. $22 per person. Register at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext. 0.  

Myth-making and our Jewish Identity: An Interactive Art Workshop
Sunday, October 6
1:00 - 5:30pm | Calgary JCC
This workshop will bring creativity, self-awareness and a bit of whimsy for the new year! Facilitator: Alan Birks, MA, ATR-BC, Visual Artist and Art Therapy. $75 per person. Register at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext. 0.

Israeli Folk Dance
September 15-December 15 | Calgary JCC
Calgary JCC is offering Israeli Folk Dance for families and for adults ages 16+. Join us as we learn dances to the beautiful music of Israel with traditional and contemporary choreographies. For more information, visit our  website

JCC Community Klezmer Band
Explore the world of Jewish music with conductor Frank Rackow. Bi-monthly rehearsals. Open to all instruments and ages. Intermediate level musical ability require. To audition  email Shula
“Reconciliation” Art Exhibition
Calgary Jewish Artists Collective  
September 23 – October 21
Temple B’nai Tikvah 900 47 Avenue SW Calgary
Members of the new Calgary Jewish Artists Collective are exhibiting their art work in the Temple B’nai Tikvah during the Days of Awe. Over the Jewish High Holidays, the artists demonstrate what “Reconciliation” means to them.
Federation and CIJA invite you to a Town Hall meeting in advance of the Federal election. 
Thursday, October 10
6:45pm | Calgary JCC
Come listen as candidates from each major party discuss and debate some of the issues driving our country today. Email Ilana for details or call 403-444-3162
Doors Open YYC
September 28-29
Calgary JCC is participating in this year’s edition of Doors Open YYC. Everyone is welcome to drop by the JCC on September 28-29 en enjoy free Groupx and aquafit classes as well family open swims from 10am-3:30pm . Consult our schedules on our website.

Fall Program Registration
Registration for Calgary JCC’s Fall programs is now open. Register online at  mycalgaryjcc.com or at Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0. Consult our program guide  here for all the details.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, October 30
7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah Library
The Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting. Refreshments will be served. Please RVSP via email or call
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