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Please see our calendar for our weekly service schedule.

Temple B’nai Tikvah Shabbat School Open House

If you are looking for a fun, warm and inclusive weekly Jewish education for your 3 – 12 year old children, you can do no better than Temple B’nai Tikvah’s Shabbat School. From committed professional educators to a welcoming and involved parent group, your children will be surrounded by a community of Jewish adults that brings them through their school years knowing Temple is home and feeling proud of their Judaisim. A hamish, child-centered shul school, Temple’s Shabbat School is waiting for you to be a part of it all. Open House Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 – 10:30. Register at the Temple office 403-252-1654.

Mega Mitzvah Day!

Healing the world one mitzvah at a time. On Sunday, April 23, at 11:00 am, Temple will be fundraising for Social Action projects and conducting a bottle drive to support the Ghannam Family. We will also collect food items for Miriam’s Well (need not be kosher, distributed by Jewish Family Service Calgary) and collecting toiletries for Calgary’s homeless. Please bring your bottles and other donations, view the Social Action Showcase and participate in the Carnival and enjoy the Bake Sale. Bottle drive from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm all other activities from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. See you all there!

Next Lunch ‘n Learn Series with Rabbi Glickman & Sari Shernofsky

“Decisions at the End of Life:  Jewish, Legal, and Spiritual Perspectives”. This session will address a variety of topics having to do with the decisions that we make at the end of our own lives and those of our loved ones: Jewish and legal perspectives on medical assistance in dying, interventions at the end of life, advance directives, and much more. Come ready to address these and other important but often un-discussed questions concerning what happens when a person’s life approaches its concluding days on Tuesday, April 25 at noon in the Temple library.

SAVE THE DATE for Rabbi Benjie Gruber from ARZA Canada at Temple

Our special guest, Rabbi Benjie Gruber from Israel will be speaking at Temple on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm in the chapel. Rabbi Gruber is in Canada working as Sabbatical Rabbi at Temple Har Zion in Toronto and as scholar in residence for ARZA Canada speaking on How Israel is Changing (Reform) Judaism – the place of Israel in the Identity of Reform Jews. Mark your calendars and see you there!

Yom Hazikaron Commemoration at Temple

On Sunday, April 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, please join us here at Temple to honour those who have fallen in defense of Israel and the victims of terror. If you would like to be involved in the meaningful commemoration by reading at the ceremony, in Hebrew or in English, please contact Shula Banchik by April 13. We particularly encourage veterans of the IDF to share their story.

In Honour of Al Osten

Please join us Wednesday, May 10 at Beth Tzedec synagogue as we honour Temple member Al Osten in an evening of music and laughter. The Honourable Tommy Banks and comedian Simon Rakoff will provide the entertainment. Cocktails at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. To reserve your tickets, visit www.jnfcalgary.ca, email calgary@jnf.ca or call 403-255-0295.

Yahrzeit Wall Plaque Orders

If you are wishing to purchase a Yahrzeit Wall Plaque in memory of a loved one, please watch in the upcoming February issue of the Kol Tikvah for the order form. Just complete the form and return to the Temple office. Please contact the Temple office with any questions.

Temple Calendar goes On-line!

Check out the new online calendar. Go to our website and select Temple News > Calendar. Or just go to http://templebnaitikvah.org/calendar-4/. Then bookmark it!

The calendar has services, events, Jewish holidays, candle lightings, and parashot all integrated into one simple view. Point your mouse at an event to see the time (or tap it on a mobile device).

Send your feedback and events to editor@bnaitikvah.ca.

April 2017 Issue of Kol Tikvah Now Online

The latest issue of our monthly newsletter, Kol Tikvahis now available online.

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