:: Federation Four ::

April 19, 2024 | 11 Nisan 5784

On April 14, the Jewish community marked Good Deeds Day by spreading kindness. Doing good on this day included dropping off food donations for the Calgary Food Bank to supporting Wynne Thal's Pantry at JFCS. As we kick off our Chametz Drive from April 15 to 19, let's continue this spirit of giving by clearing out our pantries for Passover and making a difference in the lives of others. Remember, you can drop off your unopened chametz or any other non-perishable food items at the Paperny Family JCC throughout this week. 

PJ Our Way® hosted a Matzah Mayhem on April 14 led by Registered Dietician Melanie Ksienski, where participants got hands-on with matzah-based dinner and dessert preparations. This engaging activity brought together kids from grades 4, 5, and 6 at the Paperny Family JCC to celebrate Passover, which begins on Monday, April 22. From matzah making to enjoying the delicious creations, it was a fun-filled gathering that added a special touch to the upcoming holiday festivities.

Earlier in the day, families gathered for Passover Frogs & Fun, an exciting event hosted by PJ Library® Calgary. Combining the essence of Passover (Pesach) with the curiosity of reptiles, an "unFROGgetable adventure" was had for all! Thank you Calgary Reptile Parties and our own Sydney Truax, PJ Library and Family Engagement Coordinator for a successful event.

The Passover fun doesn't stop! Join us for Movie and Matzah! Wear your comfiest pajamas and enjoy The Prince of Egypt with delicious Pesach-approved snacks on Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 to 400pm at the Paperny Family JCC. This is a free program for families with children ages 5 to 13. Don't miss out, please register here.

Calling Alberta's Jewish community ages 20 to 40! Secure your spot for an unforgettable journey, between June 17 and 24, with Birthright Israel Onward. From transportation to cozy stays in Tel Aviv, plus a $100 stipend for incredible Israeli food, and engaging sessions exploring Israel's history since October 7, every detail is thoughtfully arranged. Venture on Friday excursions to southern gems, savour a heartwarming Israeli Shabbat dinner, and join vibrant evening group discussions. Immerse yourself in the spirit of giving back by volunteering in Israel to help the country thrive. Don't miss out on this life-changing experience! Click here to register.

Calgary Jewish Federation is non-partisan and values the diversity of our community, including politics. With the Alberta NDP Leadership Race underway, it's crucial we understand where candidates stand on issues impacting us directly. We've engaged with candidates to provide up-to-date information on their positions and requested pre-recorded video answers addressing key questions. Watch the video now.

We encourage those who are passionate about having a voice in the leadership of our province to consider, if so inspired, to become Alberta NDP members by registering and donating a minimum of $10 on or BEFORE the cutoff date of April 22, 2024.

Federation Four and Calgary Jewish Federation's UJA Campaign generously supported in part by:
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