Category Archives: News

Attestations- The Vignettes

December 12, 2017

Our Attestations: A Military Mosaic of Unexpected Stories program has received “Alberta Canada 150 grant” funding from the Alberta Government’s Community Initiatives Program. The grant supports the research that went into our live presentation in November 2017, as well as the … Read More

Save the date: Attestations: A Military Mosaic of Unexpected Stories

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Calgary JCC Seniors’ Lounge

In honour of Remembrance Day in Canada’s sesquicentennial year, Roberta Kerr will present stories surrounding some of the individuals included in the Southern Alberta Jewish Veterans of World War I & II Database.  These stories are largely based on information … Read More

2017 AGM: Building Community

Monday, October 30, 2017 7:30 pm

Calgary JCC

Everyone is welcome to our Annual General Meeting. Our program will feature historian Harry Sanders’ dynamic presentation of stories and anecdotes of Calgary’s early places and people. Katie Baker will introduce the features of the online tour and highlight some … Read More

Shana Tova! – Holiday Hours

September 19, 2017

The JHSSA office will be closed for Rosh Hashana on Wednesday September 20 & Thursday September 21. We will reopen as usual on Monday September 25. We will close for Sukkot on Thursday October 5, and reopen on Monday October … Read More

Building Community: A walking tour of historic Jewish Calgary

Sunday July 30, 2017 10:30 am and Thursday August 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Meet in the Municipal Plaza outside of City Hall

JHSSA will unveil the prototype of its Canada 150 project — a walking tour of some of our community’s founding businesses, families and organizations — during Historic Calgary Week this summer.   The tour is being developed as a self-guided experience, … Read More

Historic Calgary Week- July 28 to August 7

July 10, 2017

The highlight of every history buff’s calendar, Historic Calgary Week is fast approaching. The 11 day event is organized by Chinook Country Historical Society, and includes the participation of over 40 organizations in and around Calgary, including JHSSA. A full … Read More

Celebrating the Canadian Jewish Experience

Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Calgary JCC

Join us for this Canada 150 tribute event featuring the Calgary opening of the national traveling exhibit, The Canadian Jewish Experience. The afternoon will feature the Calgary JCC Klezmer band, guest speaker Sandra Morton Weizman, and stations with stories of … Read More

Last genealogy workshop of the year

June 25, 2017 7:00-9:00

Temple B'nai Tikvah: 900 47 Ave SW (West Door)

Catch the last of this year’s informal Sunday Genealogy workshops, hosted by JHSSA Genealogy Chair, Ken Drabinsky. The free workshops are open to all levels of genealogist, from novice through experienced researcher, and offer an opportunity to  discuss issues in … Read More

New Office Hours

June 8, 2017

We have shifted our office hours slightly, to better reflect the times our office sees the most traffic. As always, it is possible to book appointments outside of our office hours if needed. The new hours are as follows: MONDAY        … Read More

Building Community: HCW Walking tour of Historic Jewish Calgary

Join us this year at Historic Calgary Week for an exciting walking tour. Harry Sanders will be our guide to the early Jewish presence in Calgary. His illustrated tour will highlight locations and stories important to the community from the … Read More