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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 ExhibitBoth living Survivors and those who have passed, will be featured in this unique exhibit that our community can share for many generations. 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.

Summer Fundraiser Dinner 

Sunday, August 16

5:30pm Zoom

Please join us for this exciting event. Our chefs will prepare a tasty meal and deliver it to you by 4:30pm. At 5:30pm join by Zoom to hear our keynote speaker, Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz. Email for more information or to RSVP by August 9.

Save the Date

JFSC Annual General Meeting

Monday, September 21

7:00pm | Zoom

Registration is required by calling Peta at 403-692-6389 or by emailWe look forward to seeing you.

Calgary JCC Summer Fitness Membership
Calgary JCC is now open for pre-booked, weight room time and fitness classes only. Purchase an unlimited August Fitness Membership for $60 per month (pro-rated) or pay $10 per class. Call our Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600, ext.0 or visit our website for more details.

Field & Playground Project

Chabad has launched a Field & Playground Project to help children's programs during COVID-19. Huge thank you to Jeff and Brian Sander and their family, and NSI Scapes and National Neon for their generosity and spearheading this project! For more information and ways to get involved in this incredible initiative please visit our website or email.

 

Matching Grant: $1.00 = $2.50!

To help the many families struggling to pay for their children's camp fees in these economically challenging times, Leonard and Faigel Shapiro are graciously matching all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000. On top of that, Connect First Credit Union is matching 50% of all donations to a maximum of $500 per individual donation. You donate $20, the Shapiro's match it with $20, Connect First matches it with $10. Your $20 donation is now $50! $15,000 from the community will turn into $37,500! Click here to donate. For more information visit our website or email.

 

Corona Relief Website

Take a look at our Corona Relief websitegiving the community easy access to all you need. Our new site is set up to service everyone, whether you are looking for emotional support, practical help, Kosher food, care packages, inspiration, counselling, or more! You can see upcoming classes and events for all ages, as well as check out recordings of past ones. It is a place for the community to lend a hand to one another by signing up as a volunteer, giving a donation, or simply referring a friend, front line worker or anyone else in need of support. Make sure to check out the special "Faigel Shapiro Kosher Food Pantry" section. 

 

The Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry

This service at Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta has already distributed over 2,500 meals in our community, and continues to provide food and meals for individuals in need. For more info or if you know of someone in need, visit our website or call 403-281-3770.

 

Kosher Food Service and Challah

Ready, delicious, kosher food and challah is available for order! Kids at home keeping your hands full? Elderly and don't want to go out? Busy with work from home? In our efforts of assisting all who need, Chabad has Kosher food available (delivery available too)! All proceeds will go towards the Faigel Shapiro Kosher Pantry outreach program. Go online to find out more.

Halpern Akiva Academy 2020 Gala Dinner Postponed.

Our online fundraising campaign will continue in place of our Gala Dinner. We are disappointed that we will not have a Gala Fundraiser this year, but you can still celebrate with us at home in three easy steps. Click here for more information.

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 websiteemailing 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.

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 this campaign, which includes projects that support COVID-related issues. More information online , email, or call 403-255-0295.

Karen's Cafe is Open for Curbside Pickup and Takeout 
Monday- Wednesday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Email or text 403-471-7098 (preference) to order.
Visit Karen's on Facebook or Instagram for menu and details.

Support Canadian Magen David Amon

Your donation will help us maintain a strong and healthy Israel. Since 1976, Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel (CMDA) has been the sole authorized fundraising organization in Canada dedicated to supplying ambulances, medical equipment, and supplies to support the life-saving efforts of MDA in Israel. All of CMDA's assistance to Magen David Adom has been made possible by generous donations from people just like you. Save a life and you save an entire world! Donate today or contact Sharon Fraiman at 587-435-5808 or email.

Na'amat Canada Calgary Annual Fundraiser

Na'amat is currently holding our annual fundraiser in lieu of a phone-a-thon. The need, as always, is great. The pandemic continues to increase the need in our domestic violence shelter, 200 daycares, 16 technological high schools, two agricultural schools and our legal and counseling centres. Please donate now. Your help is always greatly appreciated. You can also email us or call Susan at 403-240-0830.

Virtual Kesher - The Power of Connection
Fridays
3:30pm | Zoom
Kesher means connection. We may be in physical isolation, but we can stay connected. Each Friday for the month of July for 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
Every Friday
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.

Virtual PJ Library ® Tot Shabbat

Every Friday 

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, noisemakers, and get ready for half an hour of Tot Shabbat fun! There will be no PJ Tot Shabbat on Friday July 31. Email Kathie for the Zoom link or more information.

Hillel has Gone Virtual!
Sign up for our mailing list, get your welcome package, and learn about opportunities for engaging with other Jewish students for social events and meaningful programming. Open to ALL students enrolled in post-secondary education. Email Danielle Braitman, Hillel Director.

Picnic & Services in the Park

Friday, August 14
6:00pm
Weather permitting. Please call the Temple office for details and to register.

 

Erev Shabbat Services
Fridays
7:30pm | Zoom
Contact the Temple's office for the link.

 

Chant Services with Betsy Jameson
Saturdays
9:30am | Zoom
Contact the Temple's office for the link.

 

Morning Shabbat Service and Torah Study
Saturdays
10:30am | Zoom
Contact the Temple's office for the link.

 

Call for Art Submissions
Temple B’nai Tikvah will be hosting a virtual exhibition by Jewish artists over the High Holidays. If you are interested in participating, please email Lisa Thomson for more information.

Jewish Daughter of Hamas
Wednesday, August 19
7:30pm | Zoom
Maya is the daughter of a high ranking Hamas official and escaped a life of prosecution and danger with the help of Yad L'Achim. Today Maya is a heroine who herself helps other women escape the perils of being trapped. Maya will be sharing details of her personal and incredible story live on Zoom. For more info visit our website or email.

 

Feminine Conversations
Thursdays
8:00pm | Zoom
Join together with other women for a discussion and class led by Mrs. Rochel Matusof, based on Kabbalah and Chassidic philosophy. All are welcome! For more information email or call 403-714-9024.

 

Virtual Tanya Class with Rabbi Matusof
Sundays
11:30am
Join Rabbi Matusof live on Facebook for a weekly Tanya class including Chassidic inspiration for these challenging times. To view the previous Tanya class and to access additional essays, videos, texts and more, visit our Facebook page or go online.

 

Camp Gan Israel
Children are having a blast at Camp Gan Israel! Camp at the Chabad Campus is running for seven weeks: Monday to Friday from July 13 to August 28. COVID-19 safety precaution are in place following all AHS guidelines and beyond. Lunch and snacks will be provided at no extra cost! Limited spots still available. For more information visit the Gan Israel websiteemail Mrs. Matusof or call 403-714-9024.

 

Camp Gan Israel @ Home! 
CGI is now offering at home visits! Bringing camp fun to children who are staying home. This program is a fun blast of camp, filled with assorted games and activities, located in the safety of your own yard or nearby park within walking distance. This program is open to children of all ages. If you are interested in more information email or call 587-664-4567.

 

Shabbat Livestreaming at BTZ

Fridays

6:00pm |  Stream here , or use the alternate link  here  

Saturdays

9:00am and 6:00pm | Stream here , or use the alternate link here

 

Daily Morning Minyan via Zoom

8:30am (service starts at 9:00am) |   Join here  

 

Daily Afternoon Minyan via Zoom

5:30pm (service starts at 6:00pm) |  Join here

Summer Campish

Don't let your kids get bored for the rest of the summer! We still have a few spots available for children seven years and up in our Summer Campish program for  August 17-21. Click here for more information or email Spencer Herman, JCC Camp Director.

Mesilat Yesharim
Tuesday, July 28
2:00 pm

Join by ZoomMeeting ID: 869 5380 8885 Password: hojmi
Join by Phone: Dial by your location 1 587 328 1099 (Canada) Meeting ID: 869 5380 8885 Password: 320552

 

Calgary Community Kollel Daily Halacha Class

Rabbi Safren's Morning Class
Daily, except for Tisha B'Av and Shabbat
9:00 - 9:30am | Conference Call
To join, call: 587 326 0141 PIN: 5339528
TISHA B'AV SCHEDULE- Wednesday/Thursday July 29/30

July 29- Erev Tishab B'Av

  • 9:10pm - Mincha followed by Maartiv & Eicha:
  • 9:26pm - Fast begins

July 30 - Fast day

  • 9:00am - Shacharit
  • 7:15pm - Mincha followed by Maariv
  • 10:27pm - Fast end

Calgary Torah Whatsapp group
Please consider joining the Calgary Torah Whatsapp group for messages from Rabbi Halpern and Rabbi Safren throughout the week.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help with food deliveries. Feeling good and have some time? Can't help with delivery but can help with something else? Help us help others (PPE equipment will be provided)! Go online or email.

Volunteer Opportunity
JFSC is looking for volunteers to join our Board of Directors. The ideal candidates will have experience in human resources or social services. If you are interested in being part of our team, please email your CV. JFSC enriches lives and strengthens communities by providing social services to individuals, children, youth, and families based on the values of compassion, social justice, and improving the world. JFSC has a distinguished history of service in Calgary as a non-denominational accredited social service agency.

Looking for Something Crafty to Do?

The Shawl-Om Project is an initiative by Jewish community members to create hand-crafted lap blankets and shawls to distribute to community members who would appreciate such a gift. Because of COVID-19, the project's launch has been delayed, but anyone interested in creating such a loving gift can get started now! We are looking for shawls and blankets that are quilted, knit, crocheted, etc. For further information on specifications for the items, please email Michele Doctoroff, call 403-238-2919 or go online.

This page is continually being updated and shared out with the community on a regular basis. If you would like to learn more or contribute an event or program, please email us.