Ten Post-Secondary Bursaries Awarded

The Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary recently awarded ten students post-secondary bursaries supporting them on their educational journey. A number of families with endowment funds at the foundation worked together to disperse $12,300. This year’s recipients are attending schools in Canada and the United States in programs ranging from religious studies to medical school.

As one recipient says, “Generosity like yours allows me to pursue an education that would not be otherwise possible.”

Bursary applications are accepted annually from March 1st to April 30th and the application is available on-line at www.jcfc.ca. The annual bursary program began in…. Bursaries are granted from a number of our endowment funds for students pursuing post-secondary education. Awards may be granted on the basis of need and/or merit, including academic merit, community leadership and future life plans. In past years awards varied from $180 – $2,500 with most grants ranging from $250 to $1,000.
Family funds that contributed to the 2012 bursary program this year include Jeff & Wendy Kohn Community Fund, Zeisler Family Endowment Fund, Nate & Lily Horodezky Endowment Fund, The Expatriate Fund, Rose Hallis Student Travel Bursary Fund, Kaganov Family Fund, and the Ann & Ralph Kalef Endowment Fund.
For more details about applying for a bursary, contact Wendy Kennelly at (403) 640.2273 or mail@jcfc.ca


The 8th Annual Dov & Arlein Chetner Chai Essay Contest – A Success!

Thank you to all of the participants of the 8th Annual Dov & Arlein Chetner Chai Essay Contest. It was another amazing year of thoughtful and
personal perspectives . This year’s topic was:


“Oh my G-d: Where are you?…What are you?…Are you?…What is the concept of G-d from the Jewish perspective? How does this affect or
contribute to your practice of Judaism?”

For eight years, Dov and Arlein have thoroughly enjoyed challenging post-secondary students with provocative questions on current issues
surrounding Israel, Judaism and personal beliefs. They very much appreciate the wonderful array of essays that are written each year, and
discussing the viewpoints as a family. Through the Arlein & Dov Chetner Family Endowment Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of
Calgary, the Chetner’s generously offer over $5000 in cash prizes every year. Entrants from across Canada are welcomed to submit an essay
if they are a Canadian, post-secondary student.

Winners of the 2012 contest are:

  • First Prize ($2700) awarded to Zvi Andrews-Pardes
  • Second Prize ($1800) awarded to Joseph Mandelbaum
  • Third Prize ($900) awarded to Courtney Firestone

The Jewish Community Foundation is happy to promote and support the essay contest because it offers another avenue for students to gain
financial support for higher learning. Chair of the JCFC Board of Directors, Dr. Bettina Liverant Zeisler says, “The Chetner family has found a
creative way to inspire students within the Jewish community and to continue their philanthropic focus on education and life-long learning.”

Mazel Tov to the winners and we look forward to next year’s contest!

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