Thank you for your support. Your UJA donation will fund our community's vital programs and services.

NEW FOR 2020 – Jewish Together Fund

Our community has shown incredible strength during 2020, but many organizations still have financial needs that are more than our annual UJA campaign can support. To offer additional assistance this year, we have created the Jewish Together Fund (JTF). JTF will be funded using 50% of the increased portion of every donation that is over and above the 2019 amount.


We are please to announce that the first round of applications have been approved and $49,000 has been distributed to the following six organizations:  


Beth Tzedec Congregation: Creating new Jewish educational opportunities to connect family members to their Judaism including learning Jewish text for all ages, a high school program that explores classic Jewish sources and a young adult program to learn to develop a personal connection to Judaism.


Calgary Jewish Academy: Major expenses associated with mitigating the spread of covid-19 including: 

  • Providing PPE for Students & Staff: Masks, Shields, Desk Partitions, etc.
  •  Implement additional protective measures in and around the facility
  • Facility upgrades and increased maintenance
  • Additional staff to provide online student support.


Calgary JCC: Wellness Ambassadors who are responsible for completing daily AHS health checklist on everyone entering the facility.


Chabad Lubavith of Alberta: Support the kosher kitchen ensuring preparation of meals for people who are isolated and in need.


Halpern Akiva Academy:  Social-emotional wellness support from a dedicated staff member to help students develop healthy relationships with peers, cope with academic challenges, and socio-emotional changes. They will learn coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety and other issues.


Temple B'nai Tikvah: Investing in resources to augment online programming and improve in-person safety, helping to enable a return to our sanctuary for services.


The next grant application period will open on December 3 and close on December 14 at 11:59pm.


Dear New Year...

Across our community, at home and around the world, many of our brothers and sisters are struggling.

Nelson Halpern - UJA Campaign Chair

Ways To Give

There are many ways to Power Jewish Calgary!

Volunteering - another way to give generously

Calgary Jewish Federation has many volunteer opportunities in the Jewish Community - from canvassing to helping seniors to joining the board of JAC. Learn more about our volunteer activities.

Tribute Cards

Calgary Jewish Federation tribute cards combine our duty to give tzedakah with the opportunity to honour someone special, to celebrate seminal occasions and remember someone we love. Learn more about our options for Tribute cards.

The History of UJA

Calgary UJA has a rich and distinguished history of generosity and volunteerism. Learn more about our history in the Jewish Community.

More information: Diana Kalef, Director of Development -  403-444-3154, email

Please click HERE for information about our partner agencies.

Years of Generosity


For more than half a century, Calgary Jewish Federation’s annual United Jewish Appeal Campaign has, through our community's generosity, help create and strengthen Jewish Calgary’s core programs and services. Through the Program Allocations Committee (PAC) process, raised funds are allocated to programs and services provided by our local partner agencies, Federation-sponsored programs and projects in Israel and around the Jewish world.