:: Federation Four ::

February 23, 2024 | 14 Adar I 5784

coast to coast mission trip p2g

Representing Calgary this week, CEO Adam Silver joined a Coast to Coast delegation of Federation leaders from smaller communities across Canada, to Israel. The mission was one of solidarity, learning, and friendship. Adam engaged with family members of hostages and murder victims of October 7, spent time with members of displaced families and communities of our partnership region (Etzba Hagalil), and learned about the challenges and opportunities connected to the future of Northern Israel. 

The group visited Kfar Aza and the site of the Nova music festival to bear witness and hear testimonies from family members, spoke with leaders from the Hostages and Missing Families Forum (supported by our Israel Emergency Fund) about the incredible work they are doing, spent time in northern Israel (within a set security zone) to discuss the short- and long-term threats of Hezbollah on the border, as well as strategize with our P2G partners about addressing systemic concerns in their communities, and received updates on initiatives supported by Canadian Emergency Funds.

The theme of the mission was "Real People, Real Stories" and never has an Israel experience been more real. The delegation lifted the morale of the Israelis they met, observed projects that are supported by Canadian funding and leadership, and led discussions about what Israelis are calling "The Day After – The Future of Israel Post-October 7". Am Yisrael Chai!

iwd empowher

Step into your power at International Women's Day: EmpowerHER on Sunday, March 10 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Paperny Family JCC. Join us for an uplifting event featuring speakers Lori and Aliya Bean, designed to inspire women at every stage of their journey. Engage in creating a vision board to focus on your goals and values while enjoying a light brunch. Free babysitting provided. Open to women 12+. Tickets: $18 – register online today! In partnership with Paperny Family JCC Arts and Culture Department, PJ Library, JAC & Hillel.

happy purim

You are invited to join PJ Library® for two festive events! On Sunday, March 10, head over to Halpern Akiva Academy for The Amazing Purim Race from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Families will compete in an exhilarating race with prizes for the best family costume! Then, celebrate Purim with a delicious treat at our exciting Hamantaschen Bake on Monday, March 18 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Beth Tzedec Congregation. Email Sydney Truax for more information.

Share your Shabbat joy with us! We're collecting videos of your favourite Shabbat traditions to feature on our social media. Whether it's lighting the candles, singing the prayers, or preparing a special meal, we want to showcase what Shabbat means to you. Send your videos to Hannah Carnat-Gronnerud with the subject line 'Shabbat' and let's spread the warmth and Jewish light of Shabbat together! Please note, this is an ongoing project.

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