Category Archives: Events

Historic Calgary Week 2016

August 1, 2016 2:00pm

Fort Calgary Burnswest Theatre

Calgary Songs- From the Hysterical to the Historical This year, JHSSA is pleased to co-sponsor the wrap up event for Historic Calgary Week. Calgary songster, poet and historian, Paul Finkleman will perform a lively, family friendly mix of original material, highlighting … Read More

ACJS Community Day: Registration Open

May 29, 2016

Calgary JCC and Heritage Park

The ACJS Community day features varied and intriguing historical presentations from morning until night on May 29th, 2016. It will open with panel discussions on Southern Alberta Jewish History and Montefiore Institute. Dr Ira Robinson will launch his new book  A History … Read More

Save the date: Community Day, a fabulous full serving of fascinating history

Sunday May 29, 2016

Calgary JCC and Heritage Park

Forgive the alliteration, but this event will merit every excited adjective we can give it. The JHSSA is pleased to be a co-sponsor for ACJS Conference Community Day. More information on registration will follow soon, but save the date for this … Read More

ACJS Conference in Calgary!

May 29- May 31, 2016

Invitation to Attend the 2016 ACJS Conference The 2016 Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS) national conference will be held in Calgary from May 29 to May 31, and everyone is invited to attend! The ACJS was founded in 1976 … Read More

Genealogy Workshop III- Skype Lecture

Sunday April 3, 4:00-6:00 pm

Temple B'nai Tikvah

Overview of JRI-Poland & Benefits for the Jewish Researcher Skype Lecture by Stanley Diamond, Executive Director JRI-Poland Sponsored by JHSSA, Temple Bnai Tikvah & presented by Ken Drabinsky Genealogy Research Cost $15 Deadline March 31 Register: 403-252-1654 Jewish Records Indexing-Poland – … Read More

All in the Family

Wednesday February 10 and Tuesday February 16, 9:00-11:30am

JCC Lobby

To celebrate Family Day this year, JHSSA will again be setting up our scanner and laptop in the JCC lobby.  If you have a family photo, your family tree, your family history or a favourite family anecdote you’ve been meaning to share, … Read More

Capture Family History & Build Your Family Tree

Sunday January 31, 2016, 4:00-5:30pm

Yedlin Library, Temple B’nai Tikvah, 900-47th Ave SW

JHSSA and Temple B’nai Tikvah are presenting a workshop by Ken Drabinsky for beginner historians seeking to record their own family history and initiate a family tree. It covers topics on how to collect and preserve family documents and stories, … Read More

AGM A Few Among Many: Remembering 25 Community Volunteers

October 26, 2015 7:30pm

Calgary JCC

Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta invites everyone to join us for our AGM. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, this program will share 25 stories of volunteers and their contributions to Jewish life in southern Alberta. As always, we … Read More

Historic Calgary Week Program: For Freedom and Country

2:30pm Wednesday July 29, 2015

The Military Museums, 4500 Crowchild Trail SW.

Our 2015 Historic Calgary Week program will feature The Southern Alberta Jewish Veterans of WWI and WWII Database, launched by the JHSSA in 2013 and dedicated to Val Rimer and the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, Post 2. The project has … Read More

Genealogy – What’s the Point?

June 22, 2015 7:30

Calgary JCC

Each and every one of us has the capacity to learn more about and utilize Jewish Genealogy as a valuable tool for understanding your family history and for Jewish Heritage. Ken Drabinsky will discuss the true value of genealogical research … Read More