Calgary Jewish Federation is proud to celebrate another JDAIM (Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month) with the community this year!


This unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide celebrates diversity and fosters acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. 


Should you have questions about any of the following events and programs or if you need accommodations, contact Karina Szulc, Inclusion Manager at 403-473-8073 or email.

Building an inclusive community is a priority. Contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

Community Drum Circle, Sing-Along & Conversations

Sunday, February 6 | 1:30pm | Zoom

Celebrating JDAIM 2022 with music, wellness, and inclusion with Jennifer Buchanan of JB Music Therapy. Everyone is welcome but registration is required by February 4 via email to Karina Szulc.

PLUS! All attendees will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a copy of Jennifer's book, Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist.


This WELLNESS FOR ALL program is generously supported by Lenny and Faigel Shapiro and Family.


In partnership with Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary and Paperny Family JCC.

A Little Schmaltz: Songs and Stories of Romance

JCC Virtual Golden Age Luncheon
Tuesday, February 8 | 12:00pm

In recognition of JDAIM, the Paperny Family JCC invites members of Calgary Jewish Federation's Kesher group to join us as Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta will delight everyone with Yiddish love songs and romantic stories from our local community history. Laura Shuler and her troop of troubadours will weave tales and tunes interchangeably into the story and the glory of love, "Yiddish style!"


For more information and to get the event link email Karina Szulc.


Generously sponsored by Lenny and Faigel Shapiro and Family.

See Me | Tire Oti | תראה אותי Virtual Photo Exhibit

February 13 - 28

Photographer Hilary Gauld Camilleri of One for the Wall shares her passion for truth in storytelling, weaving tales of individuality and relationships through impactful imagery. She has poured her boundless energy into creating an annual series of images for the Waterloo Region Down Syndrome Society. View her specially-curated virtual exhibit online or in-person at the Paperny Family JCC.


Join Hilary on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00pm for a virtual presentation of her exhibit.
Register for free. If you require assistance with registration, please email Karina Szulc.


In partnership with Paperny Family JCC.

Life on Kishor-Kishorit: An Inclusive Kibbutz in Israel

Sunday, February 27  |  10:00am  |  Zoom

Kishorit is a home for life, for adults with disabilities in Western Galilee. It is a supportive community that provides a continuum of residential, social, and vocational services. Kishorit members live full, independent lives – maturing and growing old with dignity. Life in Kishorit is driven by the principle that “each contributes to the community according to his ability and takes from the community according to his need.”


Register for free. If you require assistance with registration, please email Karina Szulc.


Presented by:
Shuki Levinger (CEO and Co-Founder of Kishorit)
Tamara Klinger Levi (Director – Resource Development of Kishorit)
Davina Simcha Samuels (Kishorit Member)
Marc Koppels (Kishorit Member)


In partnership with Kishorit and Paperny Family JCC.