Calgary City Happenings

New friends are always welcome at Na’amat

Why should you join us? That’s easy. You can have fun while making a difference.

If you haven't yet paid your $50 dues for the 2018-2019 year, please have them ready for our treasurer. Or you can pay online at www.naamat.com . If you are a newcomer, we welcome you with no dues commitment for the first few months.

For more information, please email us at Calgary.info@naamat.com .

Check out our Facebook page at Na’amat Canada Calgary. Like us and Follow us to be kept in the loop.

Stop by our table at the Beth Tzedec’s Film Festival beginning in November.

For more information or to RSVP please email us at Calgary.info@naamat.com  .

School Supplies for Kids Events:
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Mega Packing Day 

Thank you to the volunteers who have already responded. Interested in helping or making a donation? Please  email Calgary.info@naamat.com     

Upcoming Programs and Events 

Our season of fun, friendship, food and fundraising started on September 4, 2018 with our opening dairy/parve potluck supper. We were happy to rejoin and regroup with friends both old and new.
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm - Mega Packing Day

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM - Sharing our Stories  We will each share a short story or anecdote from our life......one that we think no one in the room would know about us. In "game show" fashion, we will try to match the title or words of each story to our participants before the stories are shared.  Lots of laughs in store! Fun is the name of the game!  Please email Calgary.info@naamat.com  to RSVP or for further information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -  7:30 PM - TBD

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM - TBD

Monday, February 11. 2019 - 6:30 PM - TBD

Tuesday, March 20. 2019 - 7:30 – Madhatter Tea Party # 3 & Hamantashen Making 

Sunday, April 28, 2019  – 11:00 AM – Leadership / Phone-Thon
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM - TBD

Tuesday June 18, 2019 - 7:30-  TBD

Tuesday, July 16, 2019  - 7:00 PM - BBQ / Bonfire Potluck

Upcoming programs also include:

  • A Challah Bake
  • Woman of Inspiration
  • An Escape Room
  • Learn how to Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Table
  • And more!

For more information or to RSVP please email us at Calgary.info@naamat.com 

Photographs taken at these events will be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print and online publications.

Annual Bursary

Also designed to mirror our work in Israel as the largest provider of childcare services, Na’amat Canada Calgary is pleased to have set up an annual bursary at Bow Valley College. Based on financial need, this bursary is open to female students in their final year of study in the Early Learning and Child Care Diploma program. By empowering these women, children will be well taken care of in the future- just as they are in Israel.

Bow Valley College’s Mission Statement: To include all learners. To challenge our thinking. To remove barriers. To provide opportunity. To make all learning count.

https://bowvalleycollege.ca/

Our Last Fundraiser  - SPRING PHONE-A-THON

NO EVENT, NO EXPENSES - MORE FOR US TO SEND TO OUR PROJECTS IN ISRAEL 

Please continue your generous support of Na'amat.

Never been a donor? Please consider becoming one now.

A Na’amat Canada Calgary volunteer will call past supporters starting on April 15th.

If you prefer, you can donate online by clicking here or

give us a call at our Montreal national office- 1-888-278-0792.

You can also email us at calgary.info@naamat.com 

Donors who so chose, will be acknowledged in the June 15th edition of the Jewish Free Press.

*Tax receipt will be issued at the end of the calendar year for donations of $18.00 and up.

Online donations are receipted immediately.

Charitable Registration #107758096RR0001

 

Past Fundraising Events

Monday, June 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Cardel Theatre. Straight from New York   - Red Hot Mama: A Sophie Tucker Cabaret.  Starring Melanie Gall, an internationally acclaimed vocalist and world renowned performer. Check her out!  http://www.redhotmamacabaret.com/   Join us for a marvelous night at the cabaret!  Enjoy a stunning 60-minute performance highlighting the life, humour and music of Sophie Tucker. Following the performance there will be a dessert reception.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Susan at calgary.info@naamat.com

 

Soup for Seniors

IMG4204 Calgary Soup groupSoups for Seniors was co-sponsored by Na'amat Canada Calgary and the Beth Tzedec Synagogue. The program was in support of Jewish Family Service (JFS) and was held on  Tuesday, December 10, 2013..  The Na'amat members used the kitchen at Beth Tzedec's to prepare the Kosher soups, which were given to people in need in our community through JFS.

A very cold, stormy and icy evening on December 10th turned into an extremely gratifying experience for our Na'amat members knowing we were providing healthy soups for people in need in our community.  It was also a really fun team building experience.  When we were finished preparing the four delicious Parve soups, we had packaged 97 containers.  We prepared a Tomato Soup a Pea Soup, a Red Lentil Soup and a Minestrone Soup, which we are sure will be enjoyed by all.  Click here to download the recipes.

School Supplies for Kids

photo3Each fall, Na'amat Calgary packs over 1000 backpacks for children in thirteen Calgary area shelters. Members of Na'amat Calgary liaise with the shelters, sponsors, schools, and the media and they purchase the supplies and arrange for the packing and the delivery of the completed backpacks.

For a feature video of our 18th Annual Packing Day with the Calgary Roughnecks, click here.

This well-known project gives us much needed exposure in Calgary, however; it is also very labour intensive and we are always looking for more assistance. A committee has been struck and your help would be appreciated. Click here for more information about School Supplies for Kids.

Leadership Retreat

Western leadership seminarThis past May, National president Orit Tobe-Nusbaum joined members of Na’amat Canada Calgary and Na’amat Canada Edmonton for a leadership retreat held at the Tim Hortons Ranch in beautiful Kananaskis country. Fifteen ladies joined together to form new bonds and to learn more about the valuable work that Na’amat does in Israel and Canada. Great discussions were had and the weather was amazing. We had such a fabulous time that it was decided by all in attendance, that we would make this an annual event at Tim Hortons.