Some Calgary area events are in person (using Covid 19 protocols). Other events have been changed to an online format. Stay tuned and we'll update you as soon as we have additional information. For more information - please send an email to email@example.com
Photographs taken at any virtual or in person event may be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print, online publications and on social media.
Our chapter includes dynamic women of all ages ranging from early-thirties to mid-eighty, many with careers, and with families in varying stages of life. We share enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the values and ideals of Na’amat through generous volunteering of both time and energy. We meet monthly to enjoy interesting speakers and presentations, and to plan fundraising and special events or projects. Our warm and inclusive members always welcome new members to our chapter, whether you’re a long time Calgarian or new to our city.
A great start to our 2022-23 year with wonderful friends, a delicious brunch and Mimosas. Even the neighbourhood deer came for a visit.
New Date & Time
The Mussar Pathway-Value Ethics in Judaism. Monday, January 30th 7:45 p.m. MT Back by popular demand! “Rocky Mountain Rabbi” Ilana Krygier-Lepides will present this stimulating zoom program. Open to all. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Members: No Charge Non-Members: $10 Click here Applied to membership dues if you choose to join Na’amat Canada.
Sunday, March 26th 1:30 p.m. MT The Story of Sisters who Survived the First Jewish Girls' Transport to Auschwitz. Rosette Rutman will share the story of her mother and aunt who in March 1942 were on the first transport of young girls to Auschwitz. Everyone welcome. Register here
Donations appreciated. Donate here.
If you want to be a part of a sisterhood, a club, a family, a network of inspiring women and friends, or even if you just want a girls’ night out – Na’amat Canada Calgary has what you are looking for. We are welcoming and fun! Not only are we here to support women, children, and families in Israel and Canada, but our members are also here to support each other.
Members typically meet once a month at a member’s home. In this social setting, members may take part in a program such as a guest speaker; games night; craft project; cooking class; potlucks, movie night or whatever the group decides to plan.
We will also take on fundraising projects such as a casino, E-Mail-A-Thon, concert, movie, etc… where the members plan and execute an event to raise money to support Na’amat’s programs in Israel. Our domestic violence shelter provides a safe refuge and counselling for women and their children, our technological and agricultural schools give a second chance to students who were not able to succeed in the mainstream educational system, and our daycares allow parents to go to work knowing their children are being looked after in a loving and nurturing environment. To keep these facilities functioning we need your help.
School Supplies for Kids - 2022
Since the inception of our local School Supplies for Kids program in 1998, more than 24,000 children who have taken refuge in Calgary and Southern Alberta domestic violence and homeless shelters have received a new backpack filled with essential learning supplies. For a child staying at a shelter, this gift offers a bright spot during a dark and difficult time. Oftentimes, children escaping violence or homelessness not only change homes, but schools as well, leaving behind their friends, necessities and routines. We have been told the backpacks we provide make the transition a little easier by giving them the basic necessities and enabling these children to pursue their education with hope and dignity. These young victims of domestic violence and homelessness have experienced great trauma, and together with your support we can make a meaningful difference in their lives.
We encourage our members to be enthusiastic leaders within the chapter and the community, but you can take on whatever role you are comfortable with. All members in good standing receive the national e-newsletter, and the satisfaction that the work that they do and the funds that are raised are greatly needed and appreciated.
Na’amat Canada, Empowering women and children in Israel and Canada since 1925.
Won’t you join us?
President, Na'amat Canada Calgary
Annual Email-A-Thon Fundraiser
To donate online, please click here.
If you prefer to send a cheque, please mail it to the address below or call 403-240-0830.
Na’amat Canada Calgary
C/O Susan Inhaber
225 Signal Hill Court SW
Calgary, Alberta T3H 2G8
Na’amat Canada Calgary has set up an annual bursary at Bow Valley College, known for its career-focussed, practical learning. The 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, we believe children in Calgary will be well taken care of in the future.
This program is designed to mirror Na’amat’s work in Israel as the largest provider of childcare services.
Check out the bursary here: Bow Valley College
School Supplies for Kids
Each year, Na'amat Calgary packs approximately 1000 backpacks for children in 17 Calgary and Southern Alberta domestic violence and homeless 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 article on our 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.
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