Could you ever have imagined this world in which we find ourselves? And that it would have lasted this long?


The Calgary Jewish community has risen to this occasion by shifting programs, classes, and events online, dreaming up new ways to engage one another and doing what we can to stay connected.


You know how important it is to our community that we continue our work now and in the future. To ensure financial stability, the organizations listed below are currently participating in the LIFE & LEGACY® initiative focused on strengthening our community now and forever.


Please consider making an after-lifetime charitable gift to secure the future of Jewish Calgary.

Your gift costs nothing today – it starts with a promise, your commitment that you will remember one or more of these cherished organizations in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy. Download the Letter of Intent (LOI) or you can email Diana Kalef or call 403-444-3154.


Those who came before us built and seeded Jewish life so that we would have places for connection, education, prayer, and fellowship. Now is your opportunity to do that for the next generation.


We hope you and your loved ones are in good health and remain that way. We look forward to welcoming you to the LIFE & LEGACY family.



Beth Tzedec Congregation House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Calgary JCC Jewish Family Service Calgary
Calgary Jewish Federation Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta
Camp BB Riback Temple B'nai Tikvah
Halpern Akiva Academy The Calgary Jewish Academy






If you are able to submit your LOI before March 31, 2021, organizations will receive cash incentive grants in the spring!

What is LIFE & LEGACY®?


LIFE & LEGACY is a four-year partnership program of the HGF that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities. Through training, support and monetary incentives LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. 

What are the specifics of LIFE & LEGACY?


The vision of the program is that generous and forward-thinking members of the community will have an opportunity to express their passion, purpose and commitment to the future of our most valued Jewish organizations.

For more information email Diana Kalef or call 403-444-3154.

Who are the local LIFE & LEGACY partners?


Ten local Jewish organizations have made a committment to work together to support the future of the Calgary community. Talk to any of them to learn more about ways you can support these organizations and beyond.


Beth Tzedec Congregation
Calgary JCC
Calgary Jewish Federation
Camp BB Riback
Halpern Akiva Academy
House of Jacob Mikveh Israel
Jewish Family Service Calgary
Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta
Temple B'nai Tikvah
The Calgary Jewish Academy