2017 United Jewish Appeal Campaign

Counting. We count the Omer. We count to make a minyan. We count 613 mitzvot. The Jewish census goes back thousands of years. All that counting of people or mitzvot isn’t really about numbers. It’s about emphasizing that every person, every mitzvah, and every day is important. The sum total of those individuals and actions is what gives our community its strength. Everyone counts and every good deed – big or small – makes an impact, keeps Jewish community vibrant, and changes people’s lives. As part of Calgary’s Jewish community, please make yourself count by supporting Federation’s United Jewish Appeal campaign.


Everyone should benefit from our collective philanthropy.


Can we count on you?


Wynne and Harvey Thal

UJA 2017 Campaign Co-Chairs

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.


Give Now

Please click HERE for information about our partner agencies.

Ways To Give

There are many ways to ensure Everyone Counts!

Directed Giving

This year, donors have an option to designate 50% of their donation to one of three program areas. Please click the title above to see descriptions. Federation programs include the Integrated Bursary Program, PJ Library ® and Federation-funded charitable projects in Israel, among others.

More information: Diana Kalef - ph: 403-444-3154

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.