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This community resource is published every first and third Monday of each month (on the following Tuesday if Monday is a holiday). If you would like to contribute an event, resource, or announcement, please send your submission by 9am on the Thursday before publication date.

All information contained herein has been provided directly from the presenting organizations. Publication does not equal endorsement by Calgary Jewish Federation

JACSport: Pickleball 

Tuesday, February 20

8:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join JAC for our monthly night of pickleball! Drop-ins welcome. JAC is proud to serve the 23 to 40 age demographic. Email Hannah Giesinger with any questions or concerns. 

JAC Paint and Havdalah 

Saturday, February 24

6:30pm | Location sent upon registration

Join JAC for a paint night and Havdalah! We will, of course, have sips and snacks available for $10 per person. Register here and/or email Hannah Giesinger with any questions or concerns.

EmpowerHER: A Women's Day Celebration

Sunday, March 10

10:00am - 12:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for an inspiring day of empowerment, resilience, and inclusion. Featuring speakers Lori and Aliya Bean, this event is designed to uplift and inspire women from every stage of their journey. Create a vision board and focus on your goals and values. Light brunch will be served. In partnership with Paperny Family JCC Arts and Culture Department, PJ Library, JAC & Hillel. For women 12+. Tickets: $18. Register here.

Shalom Baby 

Wednesday, February 21

12:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us with your baby/infant (under two years) for coffee and nosh as we discuss the joys and oys of parenting. Registration is no longer required. We look forward to seeing you! For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.

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PJ Goes to Preschool - Akiva

Friday, February 23 

9:30 - 11:00am | Halpern Akiva Academy

Join us at Halpern Akiva Academy for a fun Shabbat morning with our preschool friends! Register here and/or for more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.

PJ Library® Comes to YOU! - PJ Goes South - Seton

Sunday, February 25 

12:15 - 1:15pm | Seton Library

We're bringing PJ Library to you! Join our parent connector, Andrea at the Seton Library for a fun afternoon of crafts, snacks and meeting other families in your neighbourhood! Register here. Email Andrea for more information.

PJ Our Way® Goes Bowling

Sunday, February 25

12:15 - 2:00pm | Toppler Bowling

Join PJ Our Way for a fun afternoon of bowling with your friends! Cost is $15 and includes 1.5 hours of bowling and shoe rental. 

Register here. Email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592 for more information.

PJ Library Comes to YOU! - PJ Goes South - Shawnessy

Sunday, March 3

12:15 - 1:45pm | Shawnessy Library

We're bringing PJ Library to you! Join our parent connector, Andrea at the Shawnessy Library for a fun afternoon of crafts, snacks, and meeting other families in your neighbourhood! Register here and/or for more information email Andrea.

PJ Library comes to YOU! - PJ Goes North

Sunday, March 3

3:00 - 4:30pm | Crowfoot Library

We're bringing PJ Library to you! Join our parent connector, Alexis at the Crowfoot Library for a fun afternoon of crafts, snacks, and meeting other families in your neighborhood! Register Here.

Contact Alexis at for more information.

JDAIM 2024

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month. Please join us in this unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide, celebrating diversity and fostering acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. 

Inclusion Information Fair

Sunday, February 25

1:00 - 3:00pm and 5:30 - 6:30pm | Paperny Family JCC

In conjunction with JDAIM, join us for a collective of Inclusion champion agencies before and after our Normal Schmormal event. This resource fair and networking session will feature vendors from various service groups and non-profit organizations who make Calgary a welcoming place for all. For additional information email Karina Szulc or call her at 403-444-3158.

Normal Schmormal

Sunday, February 25

3:00 - 5:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Join us for a stand-up comedy event with Ashley Blaker! He will share the challenges and joys of parenting children with additional needs, and inspire us all and make us all feel "Normal Schmormal". Childcare provided, plus fun activities for the kids – Lego, art, and more! It's a free, family-friendly experience you won't want to miss! Register here and/or email Karina Szulc for more information.

Sensory Friendly Purim

Sunday, March 24

1:00 - 3:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Celebrate Purim in a welcoming, sensory-friendly environment for all ages and stages! Enjoy sensory games, music, Hamentashen, crafts, and more. Limited spots are available, so register now at Don't miss out on this special event! Come dress up or make your own Purim Mask.

Tot Shabbat

Friday, March 1

10:00am | Paperny Family JCC

Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library® and join us for an interactive half-hour of songs, stories, and brachot (blessings). Registration is no longer required. We look forward to seeing you! For more information email Sydney Truax or call 403-537-8592.

In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust

Thursday, March 7

7:00 - 8:30pm | Virtual or Central Public Library

Join author Max Wallace as he reveals an incredible story involving secret negotiations of an unlikely trio – a former fascist President of Switzerland, a courageous Orthodox Jewish woman, and a Finnish Osteopath – to end the Holocaust. He shares their efforts to deceive Heinrich Himmler and prevent the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews in the last months of WWII. Register here.


Kol Yisrael: Pluralism 

Join Hillel for a six-week Israel education program. We will be looking at pluralism within Israel. Register here and/or email Hannah Giesinger for more information.

Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary - JCFC

2024 Post Secondary Scholarship applications and Community Grant applications are now open. For more information and deadlines, please visit our website or email Brena Sapoznikow, Foundation Manager at 403-640-2273.

TBT Gallery Featuring the Works of Lily Rosenberg

Now through to April 8

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm | Temple Temple B'nai Tikvah

Friday 8:30am - 2:00pm | Temple Temple B'nai Tikvah

Light Will Win Over Darkness works of Lily Rosenberg.

A Musical Hug from Israel

Monday, April 1

7:00pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Join Josh Shron for this FREE event as he takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Be inspired by the remarkable spirit of the Israeli people as you deepen your understanding and love for Israel one song at a time.

Boilermaker's Bash Honouring Al Osten

Saturday, May 4

Temple Temple B'nai Tikvah

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening! Save the date for our highly-anticipated major fundraiser, featuring an exciting live auction and sumptuous dinner event. Join us for a night of elegance and generosity, as we come together to support our community's future.

Yarns of Unity for the IDF

Thursday, February 22

6:30 - 9:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Are you a knitter? Would you like to be? Join us monthly at Beth Tzedec to knit together as we make hats to send to Israel for IDF soldiers. Whether you’re an experienced stitcher or a complete beginner looking to learn, you’re welcome to join us in community and creation. Learn more on the Beth Tzedec website.

Thursday Night Live

Thursday, February 22

6:30 - 9:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Showcase your talents at the ultimate open mic experience at Beth Tzedec! Join us monthly for a dynamic showcase of local talent like you’ve never seen before. Learn more on the Beth Tzedec website.

Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 1

5:30 - 8:00pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Share the fun of Shabbat with your friends and community at our monthly Family Shabbat Dinner! Join us at 5:30pm for an interactive Shabbat-inspired program with singing, games, and stories for all ages. Then at 6:00pm, we’ll share a delicious kosher dinner from the Beth Tzedec kitchen. Learn more on the Beth Tzedec website.

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Spring Programs Registration

JCC Members: Opens on Sunday, February 25

Public: Opens on Wednesday, February 28

Register online or by calling the JCC Customer Service Desk at 403-253-8600 x0. View our program guide to discover all the ways you can stay fit, celebrate holidays, learn something new, and stay connected and engaged!

Summer Camp Kickoff

Sunday, March 3

9:00 - 11:00am | Paperny Family JCC

Come be the first to register into one or more of this summer's amazing camp weeks. You will also receive a 5% early bird discount on mini, junior, general, and sports camps. This is a family event with fun games, bouncy castle, face painting, and fun giveaways. Meet some of the camp counsellors, grab some camp swag, and enjoy snacks and refreshment. View the camp website.

Roaring 20s High Tea

Sunday, March 24

2:00 - 4:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon, dressed up (or not) in your 20s style and have fun eating and socializing. Register online or at the Customer Service Desk before March 21. $10 for members and $15 for public.


Pottery Painting Afternoon

Sunday, February 25

1:00pm | Color Me Mine (Canyon Meadows)

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of pottery painting. Challenge your creativity – perhaps paint a piece to use on your Seder table this Passover! For more information email Naamat.


Monthly Drop-in Caregiver Discussions Groups

Thursday, February 29

1:00 - 2:00pm | Paperny Family JCC

Facilitated by a registered social worker from JFSC's Caregiver Support Program, this is a space for caregivers of seniors and/or persons living with dementia to exchange caregiving and coping strategies and resources. For more information, winter dates and locations, click here. There is no charge for these groups. Pre-Registration is required – please call 403-287-3510.

Pizza, Booze, and Schmooze at HOJMI

Sunday, March 3

6:30pm | HOJMI

HOJMI's Pizza, Booze, and Schmooze annual event is coming up! There will be delectable pizza, a variety of drinks, and an atmosphere with animated conversations and laughter. It's the ultimate chance to mingle, forge new friendships, and revel in the infectious energy. Don't let the excitement pass you by – secure your spot now by RSVPing for this unforgettable event! RSVP today.

Rabbi's Series with Rabbi Andrews


7:30pm | HOJMI & Online

Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Rabbi Andrews as he delves into thought-provoking topics in his engaging series. Join us for the next instalment where Rabbi Andrews will lead insightful discussions and provide fresh perspectives. It's an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connect with others in the community. Don't miss out on this enriching experience!

Daf Yomi with Rabbi Andrews

Every Day

Mornings | HOJMI

Join us for Daf Yomi sessions led by Rabbi Andrews at HOJMI. Dive into the depths of Talmudic wisdom every weekday morning following Shacharit, and an hour before Mincha on Shabbat. Explore ancient texts and enrich your understanding of Jewish tradition with our vibrant community.

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Save a Life, Save a World: Certified Lifesaving/ CPR Course with Proceeds to Canadian Magen David Adom

Sunday, March 10 | 1:00 - 4:00pm

Beth Tzedec Congregation

Join instructor Dawid Karczeski, RN (BScN Hons, MD, MSc FamMed), for a Heartsaver CPR/AED Level C course certified by the Canadian Heart & Stroke and American Heart Associations. Learn CPR techniques, AED usage, and essential skills for responding to cardiac arrest and other emergencies through hands-on and scenario-based training. Learn more and register here.

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Surviving Nova: An Evening with Or Elmakias

Monday, March 11

7:00 - 8:30pm | Beth Tzedec Congregation

Join SSI Calgary for an unforgettable evening featuring Or Elmakias, a remarkable survivor of the Nova Music Festival. Get ready to be inspired and uplifted as Or shares her incredible story. Register here. Special thanks to StandWithUs Canada, Allied Voices for Israel, CJSU, Hillel Calgary, Chabad Alberta, Hasbara Fellowships, and Beth Tzedec Congregation.

Purim in Israel

Sunday, March 24

4:30pm | Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta

Stay tuned for details and registration to experience the joy of Purim "Israel style"! 

Leonard & Faigel Shapiro Community Playground Grand Opening & Lag B'Omer Family Celebration

Sunday, May 26

Entertainment, delicious food, ribbon cutting ceremony, donor recognition, fun for the whole family! Playground opens for public use!

JNF Mission to Israel 

Monday, April 1-8

You can help Israelis at this difficult time by doing manual labour on farms, packing food for those in need, and preparing kibbutzim for the return of residents. Come hear from security experts and meet the people impacted by October 7 and the war. If you're interested, contact Elliott Steinberg at 403-255-0297 or by email.

JNF Calgary 2024 Negev Gala

Thursday, May 9

7:30 - 9:30pm | Temple B'nai Tikvah

Help us rebuild Kibbutz Kissufim near Gaza by joining us for a meaningful evening with inspiring actor and activist Yuval David and stellar Israeli musicians Guy Mintus and Naama Nachum. Registration will open soon.


CMDA Annual Event - Save the Date

Sunday, June 2

6:00pm | Carriage House Hotel & Conference Center

An evening not to be missed – come out in support of Canadian Magen David Adom! For more information email Sharon Fraiman, Western Region Director or call 587-435-5808.

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