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During these unprecedented times, the JCFC is here to support and help our community members. Although we are not physically present at our office, we continue to function on a remote basis with all necessary capabilities. You are able to make a donation, order tribute cards online, by phone by visiting our website, emailing or calling 403-640-2273. Please do not hesitate to be in contact if we can be of any assistance. We are here for you.
Farmers, Peddlers, Philanthropists and More:
The Jewish Experience in Southern Alberta
Monday, May 25
7:30pm | via Zoom. Contact for details.
Some poignant, some hilarious; the stories of the Jews of southern Alberta tell a tale of resilience, determination, and contribution to the Jewish and general communities. In celebration of Jewish History Month, JHSSA presents personal memories brought to life by talented performers. For information on how to attend this presentation via Zoom or youtube, please contact us by May 24t at noon.
So-fer, So Good; A Scribe's View on the Writing of a Torah Scroll"
New Class - Monday, May 25 and June 1
8:00pm | Email for more information
With Shavuot fast approaching, join sofer Rabbi Binyomin Halpern with an insider's view on quills, ink, parchment and some of the halachot of Sifrei Torah! In anticipation of the upcoming dedication of the new 'Richler Torah', this class is dedicated in memory of Bernard and Bertha Richler שמחה יעקב בן ברוךand יעקב רפאל בת ברכהof blessed memory. More dedication opportunities in connection with the Torah are available! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Flashes of Torah, 2020
Topic: "Accepting the Torah; Today as Then."
Wednesday, May 27
8:00pm | Join via Zoom . Meeting ID: 842 8905 3363
Password: hojmi. Dial by your location +1 647 374 4685 Canada. +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 842 8905 3363. Password: 274053
Dynamic Torah Learning, in a relaxed setting. Featuring Rabbi Halpern, Rabbi Safren, Rabbi Greenwald.
Calgary Community Kollel Daily Halacha Class! Rabbi Safren’s Morning
9:00 - 9:30am | Conference call. To join Call 587 326 0141 PIN: 5339528
Calgary Torah Whatsapp group
Please consider joining the Calgary Torah Whatsapp group for messages from Rabbi Halpern and Rabbi Safren throughout the week!
HOJMI Tehillim group
Please continue or sign up for 5 Chapters of Psalms to help us continue to complete Sefer Tehillim each day! We have even begun a new round, so if you are signing up, please pick any space under the column “round 2” In lieu of our Mi Shebeirach in shul, please insert specific names of cholim (those with illness) on the right side of the spreadsheet.
Gemillut Chasadim List
New! Gemillut Chasadim List! Please let us know if there is a service or an item that you can assist others with! We hope to post these to the shul’s website for the benefit of all. Tizku Lemitzvot!
JAC is Looking for 10 or More Volunteers to Help Sew Cloth Face Masks!
Sewers of all skill levels are welcome to participate – whether you’re a master seamstress, new to sewing, or want to participate and not sew. Volunteers will be provided with fabric and instructions. Sewing machines are also available on a limited basis for those in need. This project is in partnership with Move Improve, whose goal is to provide over 10,000 face masks to essential service providers and not-for-profit organizations. Masks created through this initiative will be proudly donated to Alpha House Calgary, The Brenda Strafford Centre, The Mustard Seed, Women's Centre of Calgary, and Wood's Homes. Contact Danielle Braitman register or to learn more.
Help Israel's Only National Emergency Response Organization
Continue Protecting the People of Israel
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Israel, Magen David Adom (MDA) has been working around the clock to contain this deadly virus and to keep Israel safe. During this crisis, MDA has answered as many as 110,000 emergency calls in a single day, compared to an average 5,000 calls in normal times. MDA first responders have been working tirelessly 24/7, operating MDA's emergency call centres as well as testing stations throughout the country, and continuing to answer distress calls as they always do. As a result, MDA's resources are now at an alarming low, and we need you now more than ever to give generously, so that Israel's only National Emergency Response Organization may continue protecting the people of Israel. MDA is not a government organization and as a result, it relies heavily on funding from friends across the world to continue operating. Please give generously and share this message with your friends and family. Click here for more information
JFSC’s Annual Fundraiser to Honour the Memory of Sam Ousher Switzer z"l on June 11, 2020
JFSC is excited to host our First Annual Virtual Fundraiser that checks off a few essential items on our list: we keep everyone safe, come together to raise the funds required to meet the needs of our community's most vulnerable, and at the same time, honour the memory and legacy of Sam Ousher Switzer z”l. There will be a strong social media presence unfolding in the weeks leading up to the event so please follow us on Instagram and Facebook, add your email address to our newsletter list and get ready for the ride.