Ben Gurion Society (BGS)

David Ben-Gurion, one of the founders and the first prime minister of Israel, is quoted as saying that “anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles isn’t a realist.” Today, the Ben-Gurion Society embodies its namesake’s legacy of employing steely-eyed realism and dedication to give birth to wondrous miracles. The society’s young men and women combine their power, passion, and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community, at home, in Israel and around the world. 


Step Up to BGS is an incentive program​ for Federation's United Jewish Appeal Program. The ultimate goal is a UJA gift of $1000, done incrementally over a three years. Reaching the BGS level affirms your commitment to Jewish Calgary. Some of the benefits to you include an invitation to attend all BGS events – including the Major Contributors’ dinner, events specifically for Ben Gurion Society members and free entry to the JAC Gala Event for UJA.


Should you require any further information, please contact Diana Kalef at 403.444.3154.