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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. 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 GroupXAquafitLane/Family SwimCrossFit, 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 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. 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 onlineemail, or call 403-255-0295.

Karen's Cafe is Open for Curbside Pickup and Takeout 
Monday to 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.


 

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.

 

Virtual Havdallah
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
Fridays
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
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.

"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.


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.

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

 

Gemara
Thursdays
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.

Hazak 55+ Presents: Which Grandparent Are You?
With Kathie Wainer, PJ Library® and PJ Our Way® Manager

Thursday, October 15
1:00pm | Zoom

Grandparents can play a crucial role in the lives of their grandchildren, transmitting traditions, values and heritage during a time of tremendous change. Our grandchildren are more likely to live in multi-faith households. Many live in less financially stable circumstances than ours and at a geographical distance. Join us for an interactive discussion as we explore the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren and discuss the findings of the Jewish Grandparents Network's National Study of Jewish Grandparents. Which grandparent are you? And what does that mean for your grandchildren? Please RSVP to the office by email or by calling 403-255-8688 and the Zoom link will be provided to you.

 

Shabbat Livestreaming at BTZ
Fridays
6:00pm | Stream hereor 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

Volunteer Opportunities at JFSC
Call 403-287-3510 or email.

 
Volunteerism is the heart and soul of many of our programs at JFSC! We have an on-going need for volunteers of all ages, stages and talents. JFSC's service delivery is always expanding which means there are new and exciting opportunities opening that offer a fun and meaningful way to impact your community. Do you enjoy making new relationships with others in your community, is cooking a special talent or passion of yours, do you dream about one day getting to play on a game show (or at least experience a similar environment), then have we got something for you! This includes our Friendly Visitor Program, Pantry Services, Memory Care, and Safta's Kitchen (please refer to our website's volunteer page for more details). As a JFSC volunteer, you can touch the lives of those most in need in our community by working together with our staff to provide innovative and vitally needed services to others.

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.