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Calgary Jewish Federation (CJF)

Calgary Jewish Federation (CJF) is the community’s central funding, planning and coordinating body.  We proudly fund vital programs and services through our annual United Jewish Appeal Campaign and allocate resources according to a strategic plan based on Jewish communal needs and priorities.  CJF also offers programming with specific emphasis on leadership development, outreach and Holocaust education.

We are one of 157 communities affiliated with Jewish Federations of North America. Collectively, the Federation movement is among the top 10 charities on the continent.  It protects and enhances the well-being of Jewish people locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world.


Your CJF Staff - Proud to serve you

    Please click on the staff person's name to contact them via email


    Drew Staffenberg, Executive Director
    (403) 444-3151

    Judy Shapiro, Associate Executive Director

    (403) 444-3153 


    Diana Kalef, UJA Campaign Director
    (403) 444-3154

     Irena Karshenbaum, Resource Development Associate

    (403) 537-8594


    Aviva Kolotinsky, UJA Campaign Assistant
    (403) 444-3157


    Ilana Krygier Lapides, Holocaust Education, Website/Community Calendar (403) 444-3162


    Karina Szulc, Shalom Calgary & Inclusion Coordinator,
    (403) 444-3158   


    Sari Shernofsky, Community Chaplain

    (403) 251-6507 


    Kathie Wainer, PJ Library Coordinator

    (403) 537-8592

    Jordan Waldman, Hillel Director

    Philip Wolf, Community Mashgiach (Kosher Supervision)
    (403) 444-3158 

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    CJF Financial Statements 2013

      The CJF Board of Directors


        Bruce Libin, President

        Micah Libin, Vice President

        Beth Price, Vice President

        Deborah Yedlin, Vice President

        Jordan Balaban, Treasurer

        Cathy Cole, Secretary




        Sam Feldman

        Michael Ghert

        Riki Heilik

        Kevin Libin

        Alex Linetsky

        Ellen Magidson

        Debbie Ryder

        Yannai Segal

        Michael Simantov

        Adam Singer

        Jeff Smith

        Jeremy Thal

        Mark Zivot