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:
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.
Across our community, at home and around the world, many of our brothers and sisters are struggling.
Nelson Halpern - UJA Campaign Chair
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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.