Israel Programs


As a reflection of our people's deep connection to the State of Israel, Calgary Jewish Federation offers a number of ways to be an informed, advocate, and to participate in our ongoing relationship with our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael.

Birthright Israel


Birthright Israel offers the gift of a free, educational 10-day peer group trip to Israel for young Jewish adults age 18-26. The trip allows participants to make new friends, make connections to Israel, its people, and the Jewish community. Open to all Jewish adults ages 18-26 who have not participated in a peer educational trip to Israel since they turned 18 nor lived in Israel past the age of 12.


For more information, contact Danielle Braitman, 403-444-3146.


*NEW* Trips are now offered for adults 27-32 years of age.



CIJA - Canadian Jewish Advocacy

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada. We are a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization, representing the perspectives of 150,000 Canadian Jews affiliated through local Federations. For more information, contact Ilana at 403-444-3162.


What does CIJA do?

Guest Speakers

Calgary Jewish Federation hosts guest speakers on topics such as religion, politics, advocacy, economics, technology, history, and diplomacy. For more information, contact Ilana Krygier Lapides at 403-444-3162.

Support for Jewish Issues

  • Israel Action Network

    A strategic initiative of Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, that educates, organizes and mobilizes the North American Jewish community to counter acts of delegitimization against Israel, and to positively shape and lead the conversation about Israel.

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