Temple News

Shabbat Services

Friday, May 19 Erev Shabbat service at 8:00 pm.
Saturday, May 20 Morning Shabbat service and Madison Bell’s Bat Mitzvah at 10:15 am.
PLEASE NOTE Chant Service has been rescheduled to May 27 at 12:45 pm.
Our lay-led Minyan on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:15 pm in the chapel.

Please see our calendar for our weekly service schedule.

Lunch & Learn Series – “Can Notley Win Again?”

Join us for our next Lunch & Learn in the library at noon on Thursday, May 18. The speakers are Don Braid and Sydney Sharpe speaking on the topic, “Can Notley Win Again?”

May-ga Mitzvah Meal at the Calgary Drop-In Centre

This month is Temple B’nai Tikvah’s Annual May-ga Mitzvah meal where we sponsor, help prepare and serve up a delicious meal for the homeless and less fortunate on Sunday, May 21. We need almost twice as many people as usual to serve hamburgers, fries and salad along with pie and whip cream with a cherry on top! First shift is 9:00 – 11:30 am and second shift is 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. Please email Paul Finkleman at pfinkleman@shaw.caif you can help and bring others if you can. Thank you!

Temple Garden Work Party

The Temple garden is built – now let’s have a party to fill it with soil and plants, do some planning and celebrate! We will meet at the garden on the west side of the building on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm.

Temple Volunteer Appreciation

Next Friday May 26 is Shabbat Shiraz where we will be honouring the volunteers at this time. We supply the cheese and crackers and you supply the wine. Hope to see you there! Any questions, contact Katie Baker.

Calling All Gardners!!

The Temple flower beds are in need of a spring clean up. If you have a passion for gardening and have some time to help out, please contact Natashia at intuitionworks@telus.net or the Temple office.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot – May 30

What’s Don Quixote got to do with Jewish thought? What’s the connection between Superman and the inability of Jewish writers to find work in 1930’s America? How does the Decalogue sound? Have you wondered about these and other questions? Never fear! We have answers! Join us for an inspiring and delightful night of learning as we celebrate Shavuot with a tradtional all-night learning session. Beginning with Yizkor at 8:00 pm, we will learn throughout the night with various teachers and end with a sunrise service at the cliffs above the Elbow River. Coffee, good food and short walks will help to keep you awake. Teachers: Rabbi Mark Glickman, Dr Ken Brown, Daniel Furst, Katie Baker and Jenny Laing.

Wanted — Torah Chanters for High Holidays

Congregants who wish to participate in the Torah portion of our High Holy Days services, please complete a Torah Chanters/Service Participation Form and return it to the Temple office by Wednesday, May 31. The High Holy Day Committee will contact you in June.

Next Lunch & Learn – “The horn, the horn, awakes me at morn” by Katie Baker

Join us June 15 at noon in the library for Lunch & Learn with Katie Baker, who will speak on the topic, “The horn, the horn, awakes me at morn: A Musical Tour of the History of the Orchestra’s Oddest Instrument, from the Shofar to the Concert Hall.”  Bring your lunch; Temple will provide beverages, a great talk, and good company.

Temple Calendar Goes On-line!

Check out the new online calendar. Go to our website and select Temple News > Calendar. 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.

May 2017 Issue of Kol Tikvah Now Online

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

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