Back in the early spring of 1979, a small group of people met in Ron and Judy Bing’s living room with the vision of bringing a Reform Jewish congregation to Calgary. Look how far we have come!
We will be celebrating the Temple’s 36th birthday with a number of special events to be held over the next year. Here’s a look at some of the events we have had so far. Please check back for more 36th anniversary celebration news and events!
Visit of Rabbi Rick Jacobs: On March 28th, URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs spent Shabbat morning with us and led Torah study services. After a congregational Kiddush lunch, Rabbi Jacobs helped with unveiling of our building’s new cornerstone.
Family Birthday Party: On April 28th, members of our community of all ages joined in the fun of a birthday party that included live music, a face painter, a magician, and cake.
Founders Shabbat: The founding families of Temple B’nai Tikvah were honoured a special Shabbat Service on May 2nd.
36th Anniversary Gala: The evening of May 3rd was both a celebration of the past 36 years and an opportunity to raise funds for a much needed new roof for our Temple’s building. Guests enjoyed dinner and performances comedian Simon Rakoff and the Mika Karni Kol Dodi Trio.