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Calgary Holocaust Survivor Photography Exhibit
Calgary Jewish Federation invites our community's Holocaust Survivors and their loved ones to be part of our newest initiative honouring Survivors, Calgary Holocaust Survivor Photography Exhibit. Both living Survivors and those who have passed, will be featured in this unique exhibit that our community can share for many generations. Closing date for submissions is Thursday, October 1. To learn more, click here. If you or someone you know would like to take part in this project, contact Dahlia and Marnie.
Community Chaplain Hospital Visits
Alberta Health Services is now allowing clergy members to visit patients in the hospitals. You can receive visits from Community Chaplain Sari Shernofsky (403-830-5920) and/or your rabbi. Visits must be initiated by the patient or a family member. The hospital unit managers will contact the requested individual and arrange the visit.
Calgary JCC Fall Fitness
As we head into the cooler days of fall, we are all beginning to look for ways to stay active indoors. Here at the JCC, we provide a variety of options within a safe and small group environment. Classes are open for pre-booking 48 hours in advance. Follow the step-by-step guide to book yourself into any of our weekly GroupX, Aquafit, Lane/Family Swim, CrossFit, and Weight Room slots. For more information contact our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0.
Answer the Call Campaign
Canadian Magen David Adom Western Region honours the memory of long-time CMDA supporter, Sam Ousher Swizer, OBM. MDA urgently needs mobile intensive care units and ambulances. Your donation will help us maintain a strong and healthy Israel. Donate today or contact Sharon Fraiman at 587-435-5808 or email.
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 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. Stay well everyone.
Israel2020: Continuing Care
JNF Calgary's events have stopped, but the need to raise funds has not. If you are able to give, please consider supporting our State of Israel during these difficult times. JNF has picked three appropriate projects for youto choose from, or let us decide where to direct your gift. More information and donation available online, email, or call 403-255-0295.
Mental Health Coping Strategies and Stress Ball Making with Joel Zimmerman
Tuesday, September 22
7:00 - 8:00pm | Zoom
Learn effective coping strategies to improve your mental health.
Saturday, September 26
7:00pm | Zoom
Get all the warm fuzzy feelings while saying "goodbye" to Shabbat and "hello" to the week.
For more information about Hillel and our programming, contact Danielle Braitman at 403-444-3146 or email.
Virtual Kesher - The Power of Connection
3:30pm | Zoom
Kesher means connection. We may be in physical isolation, but we can stay connected. You are invited to join in a sing-along or presentation by your favourite rabbi, cantor, or Calgary talent. Please email Karina Szulc, Inclusion Manager for the Zoom link.
Virtual PJ Library® Tot Shabbat
10:00am | Your house via Zoom
Join us for our ever popular and growing Virtual PJ Library Tot Shabbat! Bring your dancing shoes, singing voices, noise makers, and get ready for half an hour of Tot Shabbat fun! Email Kathie Wainer for the Zoom link or more information.
"How Art Thou?" Virtual Art Exhibition
September 8 to October 15
Temple B'nai Tikvah is pleased to present How Art Thou?, the Virtual Art Gallery's inaugural exhibition. Calgary Jewish artists use the theme as a lighthearted way of approaching self-reflection, rumination, and reconciliation that permeate the Days of Awe. This exhibition is open to all, click here to see the artwork.
Chant Services with Betsy Jameson
9:30am | Zoom
Contact the Temple's office for the link.
Morning Shabbat Service and Torah Study
10:30am | Zoom
Contact the Temple's office for the link.
Women and Justice Webinar Series
Wednesdays, September 23 to October 14
6:00pm | Zoom
Please join us for an important webinar series that empowers, is thought provoking, and provides an action focused approach to issues that impact women today. Our amazing speakers will share their wisdom as they educate and lead us to a call to action. Please share with members, family, and friends. Help make this event a success! Hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women Canada. Registration required in advance on Eventbrite.
Shabbat Shuva Drasha
Friday, September 25
2:00pm | Zoom
A text-based analysis of repentance and the High Holidays.
Meeting ID: 863 0642 8445, password: hojmi
By phone: dial by your location
+1 438 809 7799 Canada
+1 587 328 1099 Canada
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
+1 778 907 2071 Canada
+1 204 272 7920 Canada
Meeting ID: 863 0642 8445, passcode: 633926
Calgary Community Kollel Daily Halacha Class
Rabbi Safren's Morning Class
Daily, except for Shabbat, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
9:00 - 9:30am | Conference call
To join call 587-326-0141 PIN: 5339528
8:00pm | 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.
Art and Scroll Studio features Judaica Artist Nina Bonos
in Conversation and presentation
Wednesday, October 7
7:00pm | Virtual
Temple B'nai Tikvah presents Art and Scroll Studio which celebrates makers and creators of Judaica art. Our presentation of Nina's work is part of a series of interviews that focus on the passion and inspiration of Judaica artists. Get your free tickets.
Week of Fun and Games
October 12 to 15
We may not be able to have our usual Games Day this year but we are planning a week of fun and games this October. Please call our office for further details at 403-253-4612 or visit our website.
Volunteer Opportunities at JFSC
Call 403-287-3510 or email.