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October 2020

Mike Leven

Book Festival 2020 – Mike Leven

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October 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year’s virtual Book Festival. Can’t Do It Yourself: How Commitment to Others Leads to Personal Prosperity ZOOM Webinar Author Talk and Q&A | Click for Tickets $11USD for one virtual ticket or $36USD for one virtual ticket and copy of book (shipping included) Mike Leven, a storied hotel executive and respected Jewish leader, served at the helm of the Days Inn, Holiday Inn,…

November 2020

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication

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One event on November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM

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November 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication $66 ($22 per session) Join us for these interactive workshops facilitated by David Leach, Professor of Creative Non-Fiction Writing at the University of Victoria, author, and past presenter at the 2019 Calgary Jewish Book Festival. Share your ideas, skills, and prose – from first draft to publication. Learn to hook your reader, set your scene, create your characters, and revise and publish.

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

Book Festival 2020 – Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

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November 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year’s virtual Book Festival. Never Alone ZOOM Webinar Author Talk and Q&A | Click for Tickets $6 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (shipping included) Never Alone is a classic account of courage, integrity and belonging. In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist for the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement…

Building the Jewish& Cookbook

Pizza Napoletana, a sheet-pan pizza topped with tomatoes, parsley and parmesan, was one of the most popular offerings at Corona Bakery in Montreal. This bakery was opened in 1932 by Kat’s great-grandfather, Donato Monaco, after he immigrated to Canada from Italy. While learning to make this pizza, Kat decided to replace the lard traditionally included in the recipe with vegetable shortening. This was a way to honour both her Italian and Jewish identities, and carry a tradition rooted in her…

Joan Lunden

Book Festival 2020 – Joan Lunden

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November 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year’s virtual Book Festival. Why Did I Come Into This Room? A Candid Conversation About Aging In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Journalist ZOOM Webinar Author Talk and Q&A | Click for Tickets $11USD for one event ticket or $36USD for one event ticket and copy of book (includes shipping) A funny “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” for the aging woman, acclaimed…

Esther Safran Foer

Book Festival 2020 – Esther Safran Foer

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November 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year’s virtual Book Festival. I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post Holocaust Memoir In conversation with one of her sons — TBD 5:45pm: Opens with Kristallnacht Commemoration — Rabbi Brian Glusman | Click for Tickets Free virtual ticket or one virtual ticket and one copy of book for $35USD (includes shipping) Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where…

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication

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One event on November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM

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November 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication $66 ($22 per session) Join us for these interactive workshops facilitated by David Leach, Professor of Creative Non-Fiction Writing at the University of Victoria, author, and past presenter at the 2019 Calgary Jewish Book Festival. Share your ideas, skills, and prose – from first draft to publication. Learn to hook your reader, set your scene, create your characters, and revise and publish.

Building Hours – Remembrance Day

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November 11 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Calgary JCC will be open from 8:00am-4:00pm on Remembrance Day. Our weight room and aquatics centre will close at 3:30pm.

Cameron Douglas

Book Festival 2020 – Cameron Douglas

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November 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year’s virtual Book Festival. Long Way Home In Conversation with Mara Davis, Local Atlanta Media Maven ZOOM Webinar Author Talk and Q&A $11USD for one virtual ticket or $24USD for one virtual ticket and paperback copy of book (shipping included) From the scion of Hollywood royalty–son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas–a moving, often shocking, ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to…

Lawrence Wright

Book Festival 2020 – Lawrence Wright

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November 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calgary JCC has joined with the Marcus JCC in Atlanta to offer premium literary programming through this year’s virtual Book Festival. The End of October: A Novel ZOOM Webinar Author Talk and Q&A $11USD for one virtual ticket or $35USD for one virtual ticket and copy of book (shipping included) “An eerily prescient novel about a devastating virus that begins in Asia before going global… A page-turner that has the earmarks of an instant bestseller.” — New York Post In…