Calgary

Due to the rapidly changing situation in the attempt to "Flatten the Curve" for COVID-19, most events are either being postponed or changed to an online version.  For more information - please send an email to  calgary.info@naamat.com 

 

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Monday, March 1st  2021  7:30 - 9:30 pm. LET MY PEOPLE GO! Passover baking and  cooking demo. 

 

scholarship-invite-v6Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2 PM - Join Na'amat Canada and Na'amat USA at a Virtual Scholarship Gala with Dr Ruth Westheimer. Meet some of our scholarship recipients, followed by a Q & A with Dr Ruth. Minimum donation to attend is $50.00 Our most generous donors will be invited to a pre-Gala intimate conversation with Dr. Ruth at 1 PM. Click here to register

Photographs taken at any virtual or in person event may be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print, online publications and Social Media.

Sunday, March 7th   ANNUAL PASSOVER E-MAIL CAMPAIGN 

Monday, April 5th @ 7:30 - 9:30 pm. UNDER THE B FOR BINGO Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

 

Na'amat Hamilton presents: The 35th Annual Celebrity Author Luncheon (Virtual). Sunday April 18th Noon EST.  National Best seller Terry Fallis.  Two time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Tickets $25/ person (tax receipt provided).               Click here to register  Questions: hamilton.info@naamat.com       

 

 

 

 

Real Talk Poster

 

Monday, May 3rd @ 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Real Talk 

Break the cycle of domestic violence with just a few words.

Presented by: Sagesse Calgary & Jewish Family Services Calgary

Email: calgary.info@naamat.com  for more information.

 

 

 

Sunday, June 6th @ 1:00 pm.  ART AUCTION To raise funds for our School Supplies for Kids program.

Monday, July 12th @ 6:30 - 9:30 pm. STAMPEDE BBQ  Put on your western duds for our Stampede BBQ.  Hostess: TBA Address: TBA

Sunday,  August 15th @ 12:30-4:00 pm School Supplies for Kids organizing day.  Location: TBA

Wednesday, August 18th @ 7:30 - 9:30 pm. I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM  Enjoy a McKay ice cream & a visit & a walk at the Glenmore Reservoir.  Location: Harvey's Confectionery at Heritage Town Square. (outside the Heritage Park's gates)

Sunday, August 29th @ 12:30-4:00 pm School Supplies for Kids packing day.  Location: TBA

 

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

 

Calgary Annual Fundraiser 2021 (previously Phone-a-thon)

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The need has never been greater. The Na'amat Canada Glickman Centre for Domestic Violence in Tel Aviv has received so many cries for help that Na'amat Israel has opened a new hotline to help women in need.  These women and their children are at great risk, in some cases this has become a life or death situation.

We urge you to please continue your support in any way you can.  To donate by phone 1-888-278-0792 or click here to donate online.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Chapter

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Our Yachad chapter is comprised of a dynamic group  of women from their 30's to 60's.  They come from a variety of backgrounds, interested in fun activities and the Na'amat cause.  This friendly group welcomes members of all ages.  They hold monthly meetings at which they enjoy programs that cover the spectrum- from health issues, potlucks, packing skills and yoga to leadership workshops.  These women plan and execute one major fundraiser per year.  They are also responsible for School Supplies for Kids - a program providing backpacks for children in area domestic violence shelters.

 

President's Message

Stephanie Sacks

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, Phone-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.

Since the inception of our local School Supplies for Kids program in 1998, more than 22,000 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 and BFK 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?

Warmest wishes,
Stephanie Sacks
President, Na'amat Canada Calgary

 

Other Information

Annual Bursary

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. 

https://bowvalleycollege.ca/

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Each fall, Na'amat Calgary packs over 1000 backpacks for children in fifteen Calgary area 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 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.

 

Email: calgary.info@naamat.com for more information