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Friendly Visitor Training

Sunday, September 11, 2:00 pm

Jewish Family Service Calgary

420, 5920 – 1A Street  SW

A training workshop for Jewish community volunteers interested in
 conducting friendly visits to Jewish seniors in their homes or to Jewish 
patients in the hospitals or nursing homes. The workshop will be about 
three hours. There is no charge. Facilitated by Jewish Family Service Calgary and the Community Chaplain of the Calgary Jewish Federation. Please register by calling Gahl Pratt at
 JFSC at 403-287-3510. For more information about hospital visitation, contact 
Sari Shernofsky at 403-251-6507.


Kaballah – Jewish mystical texts

 Three talks by Rabbi Yisroel Miller of the House of Jacob.

September 13, 20, and 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Calgary JCC

No charge, everyone welcome.  For information please contact Susan Rose at 403-259-3230.


Just Jew It

A series of talks by Rabbi Skobac from Jews for Judaism focusing on strengthening Judaism, messianic intimidation tactics, High Holidays soul preparation and more.

Sept. 14, 7:30 pm – House of Jacob – Is Religion Killing Judaism?

Sept. 15, 7:00 pm – Temple B’nai Tikvah – Evangelicals and Israel: Knight in Shining Armor or Trojan Horse?

Sept. 16 – 5:00 pm – Calgary JCC – Missionary Impossible: Judaism

Sept. 16 – 6:00 pm – Calgary JCC – Eatin’ in Eden: Judaism & Vegetarianism

Sept. 17 – 12:30 pm – Chabad Lubavitch – Meeting Today’s Challenges to Jewish Survival

Sept. 18 – 11:00 am – Calgary JCC – The Mussar Path of Personal Growth and Spirituality

Sept. 18 – 4:00 pm – Beth Tzedec Synagogue - Battle for the Jewish Soul

Tickets at Calgary JCC front desk at 403-253-8600 of email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Na’amat Canada Calgary


Sunday, September 18, 2:00 pm

Na’amat Yachad Friends invite members and friends for afternoon tea to kick off the 2011-2012 season. Featured speakers Lenny Shapiro and Jessica Murphy share their experiences with Tamar, a victim of domestic violence, who is now studying to become a police officer through assistance provided by Na’amat scholarship program. Please RSVP to 403-238-1014 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



How to achieve medical breakthroughs


Monday, September 19, 7:30 pm

Beth Tzedec Synagogue

Featured speaker is Prof. David Lichtstein, Jacob Gitlin Chair of Physiology at the Hebrew University and chairman of the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada. Countries spend billions on medical research, although major breakthroughs are rare. What are the lessons? For registration and information please call 403-297-0605.




Jewish Family Service Calgary


September 19, 7:00 pm, Calgary CC

Annual General Meeting and special tribute to Anna Steinberg, retiring Resettlement and Integration Coordinator.  Dessert Reception to follow.






Jewish Book & Arts Festival 2011

Call for Submissions from Local Authors

Have you published a book during the past year? The Calgary JCC is planning to showcase works by local authors at this year’s Jewish Book Festival (Nov. 28-Dec. 5).

For guidelines and further information, please contact Shula Banchik at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





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