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Do a World of Good . . . Make a World of Difference 2011 UJA Campaign Begins in Calgary
Friday, 09 September 2011 20:57

Micah Libin is asking a lot.

He is asking a lot of people to do their bit for our community’s largest fundraising campaign.

“When you support UJA, you announce that you are part of the Calgary Jewish community.  I believe in Calgary’s Jewish community.  I believe that we care about our responsibilities.  I believe that together we can make a world of difference,” says Libin.

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UJAplus Launches in Calgary
Friday, 09 September 2011 20:59

The Annual UJA Campaign has begun.  And as Jewish Calgarians prepare to welcome the New Year, they are also welcoming a fresh new approach to charitable giving.

“The UJA Campaign is special because it is how we take care of what is important to Jewish Calgarians. Our priorities are formally set by the board of Calgary Jewish Federation and are based on the recommendations of the talented and committed volunteers on the Programs and Allocations Committee (PAC).  But community members also have their own favourite UJA partner agencies that are close to their heart,” says Micah Libin, UJA Chair.

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Jewish Family Service to honour Anna Steinberg at AGM
Friday, 09 September 2011 20:53

 

a 0033The spontaneous outpouring of emotion over the untimely death of New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton is not only a reflection of the man’s decency and honesty, but it also speaks to the deep seated feeling among many Canadians that life is not just about a forever expanding GDP, but that the true measure of life must be counted in social justice and well being for all.

Layton was one of those rare individuals who had the charisma to lead. As much as he deserves merit for taking bold steps in the public arena, perhaps his passing is an opportunity to remember countless others across the country who take small steps to ensure social justice.

Among those you would include in that category are the people who make up the backbone of one of the most important institutions in the Calgary Jewish community – Jewish Family Service Calgary.

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Participants urge friends and peers to enroll in Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies
Friday, 09 September 2011 20:49

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(Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program participants from Calgary Academy, Calgary Jewish Academy, Elboya School, Calgary French & International School, Strathmore High School and Westmount Charter School on the steps of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on May 11, 2011.  The embassy visit, one of many Washington highlights, was arranged by Justin Meyers, a graduate of Calgary Jewish Academy and former Canadian Embassy staffer.)

 

“…I learned that remembering was one of the biggest parts of this trip. I realized this at the Vietnam War Memorial. Our job is to remember people who are dead, like Lincoln and Jefferson. And our job is to remember wars, mistakes, like Vietnam and Korea. Our job is to remember Darfur, the Holocaust, and Rwanda. Our job is to remember,” said Rebecca Silver, now a grade nine student at Calgary Jewish Academy.

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Hebrew U. prof in Calgary to share medical science developments
Friday, 09 September 2011 20:43

david lichtstein1By Basya Laye

 

“There is a constant increase in scientific knowledge. The increment is made up of numerous findings, discoveries and advances,” said Dr. David Lichtstein of the potential for medical breakthroughs.

Chair of the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) and professor in the department of physiology at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Lichtstein is visiting Vancouver and Calgary this month with several other scholars to participate in Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Best of Hebrew U: Stretch Your Mind series.

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