The Calgary JLI (Jewish Learning Institute) Presents


High Holiday Classes


5779 / 2018


The Need to be Needy


 Thursday Sep. 6th, 7:30pm


Complacency is the
Graveyard of Growth

As we turn our eyes to a new year, the liturgy and practices of Rosh Hashanah emphasize time and again how needy, how humble, and how downtrodden we are. Why the depression?

Jews in Shoes


Thursday Sep. 13th, 7:30pm 

Grounded Below, Turned Above

Of course we need shoes. It’s no fun walking barefoot over rocks or around the kitchen after that glass pitcher shatters. Shoes are just a part of life. But all of a sudden, when it comes to holy days, places, and times, shoes are literally flying off our feet. What’s behind these mandated shoe removals?



Thursday Sep. 20th, 7:30pm 


Religion Isn't Just about Feeling Good

Avraham serves angels and is rewarded with a Sukkah. We sit in a Sukkah and are to be rewarded in Messianic times with a Sukkah of Leviathan skin. The Gentiles kick their Sukkah when it’s too hot, and the Jews calmly walk out. Discover the meaning behind this bizarre Sukkah medley.



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Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta
134 Forge Road SE Calgary AB T2H 0S8


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