Whether you attended I.L. Peretz School, Calgary Hebrew School, or Calgary Jewish Academy last year or decades past, you’ll always be part of the CJA family. At the CJA, you’ll find the more things change, the more they stay the same. So, although our campus may be remarkably different from when you attended classes, our commitment to academic excellence, good character, and strong Jewish values as well as that family feeling and our dedication to each student are as strong as ever.

The Calgary Jewish Academy is moving forward in exciting ways, and we encourage you to climb aboard and join us on our journey. Come for a visit, drop a line, give a call, or send an email. The door is always open, and we eagerly look forward to hearing from you.

Stay Informed

The best way to stay informed is by making sure that we have your most recent and accurate contact information. This will ensure that you receive important updates about the school, invitations to our alumni events, and our alumni newsletter. Update your information by emailing Director of Marketing & Advancement, Joseph Tappenden at

Please forward this to your classmates for whom we may not have information.

Stay Connected

As a valued member of the CJA community, it’s easy to stay connected! You can:

  • Share your life news by submitting a class note to be featured in our alumni newsletter.
  • Join our Alumni Facebook Group for up-to-date information from your fellow alumni and our school.
  • Sign up as a class captain to keep your classmates informed.
  • Take part in one of our impactful volunteer opportunities.

Contact CJA’s Director of Marketing & Advancement, Joseph Tappenden at to get involved.


CJA Alumni

Rabbi Matthew Ponak

December 7, 2022

Rabbi Matthew Ponak

Grade 9 Class of 2000 In 2020, Matthew Ponak was ordained as a rabbi. He lives in Victoria, BC where he is an author, a spiritual counsellor, and a teacher…

Joel Zimmerman

September 28, 2022

Joel Zimmerman

Joel Zimmerman is a CJA alumnus from the graduating class of 2006 where he attended the school from nursery all the way to grade nine.

Forrest Zeisler

August 12, 2022

Forrest Zeisler

Grade 6 Class of 97’ If you are familiar with working alongside home and field service companies, then you may have heard of Jobber. CJA Alumni Forrest Zeisler, Jobber’s CTO…