And The Award Goes To…

2015 Silver Award 2.12015 Silver Award 1.1Samuel (Sammy) Eisenberg was awarded the 2015 Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award yesterday morning at the Calgary JCC.  Sammy was presented the award by Mark Shilling (Treasurer/Board Member of the Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary), and in the company of his parents, Marla & Cliff, Mrs. Maxine Silver, and Wendy Kennelly (Foundation Manager).

At the age of sixteen, Sammy is an accomplished basketball player.  He started playing while attending the Calgary Jewish Academy, continued through junior high school and now as a guard with the Western Canada High School team.  Sammy is also playing on club teams that take him to a variety of locations around north America and was recently selected for the junior Maccabi Canada team that will compete in the 2015 Europe Games in Berlin this August.

This ‘rising star’ was nominated by Maccabi Canada athlete and board representative, Jordan Balaban.  Jordan nominated Sammy based on his intensity for the sport, his engagement in community and his desire to represent Canada in the European Maccabi Games.

Please join us in congratulating Sammy on his recent accomplishments.  And visit Maccabi Canada for more details on Canada’s teams in Berlin this summer!

This memorial award is managed by the Foundation through an endowment fund created by Norman’s parents, Maxine and Dr. Edward Silver, in 1997. The Norman Ronald Silver Sports Leadership Award is to be presented to an athlete who exemplifies the true meaning of team spirit and sportsmanship by serving as a leader and role model for others.



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Celebrating the 2015 Chetner Essay Contest at the JCC Seniors Luncheon

Dr. Bettina Liverant Zeisler, JCFC Chair (back left), Mrs. Arlein Chetner (front left), William Katz (right)

Dr. Bettina Liverant Zeisler, JCFC Chair (back left), Mrs. Arlein Chetner (front left), William Katz (right)

On Tuesday June 9th the Dov and Arlein Chetner Family Endowment Fund sponsored the Calgary JCC Seniors Luncheon to celebrate the Chetner Chai Essay Contest.  It was coincidence that all three prize winning essays were written by Calgary students, but it gave the Foundation, and the family, an opportunity to present the first prize cheque to William Katz.

Here is a short video of Arlein’s presentation to William “Kol Hakavod William Katz!“.

To read William’s essay click here.

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