Volunteer in the Jewish Community

Giving of yourself and your time is a great mitzvah. There are many ways you can contribute by helping others and keeping our community vibrant! See below for more information.

Visiting isolated seniors

There are a few seniors in nursing homes who would really appreciate a visit from a friendly visitor. If you are able to visit weekly -- or even twice a month -- for an hour or two, it would mean so much to an elderly person. All you need is a smile and to be a good listener. Training and support are provided.

 

To learn more, please contact Sari Shernofsky, Jewish Community Chaplain, at 403-251-6507.

United Jewish Appeal (UJA) canvassers

The United Jewish Appeal Campaign is vital in ensuring the continuity of the Jewish community. It funds Jewish day schools, summer camps, services to seniors, resettlement of immigrants, support for low-income people, advocacy on behalf of the Jewish community, the mikvah, kashrut and many other programs and services in Calgary, across Canada, in Israel and around the world. Donating your time to help us raise the funds that fuel our wonderful Jewish community is a mitzvah of the highest order!

 

To learn more, please contact Irena Karshenbaum, Resource Development Associate, (403) 537-8594 or email

 

 

English to Russian writing translators

Is your written Russian better than ours? Then Calgary Jewish Federation could use your help translating the occasional educational material for print or for our website.

 

To learn more, please contact Irena Karshenbaum, Resource Development Associate, (403) 537-8594 or email.


Russian-speaking visitors

Are you able to visit Russian-speaking patients in the hospital? These patients are not able to speak much English and are experiencing a crisis in their lives. The comfort of someone speaking their own language would mean a lot to them. The volunteer would respond occasionally to requests for visits, maybe 6 times a year. There are also a few Russian-speaking residents in nursing homes who would really appreciate a visit from a friendly visitor. If you are able to visit weekly -- or even twice a month -- for an hour or two, it would mean so much to these elderly people. Training and support are provided.

To learn more, please contact Sari Shernofsky, Jewish Community Chaplain, at 403-251-6507.