Category Archives: News

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

Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah

March 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Calgary JCC

We are delighted to join with the Calgary Council of Christians and Jews to present Rabbi Mark Glickman of Temple B’nai Tikvah for a talk about his book Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah.  In 1896, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge … Read More

2014 AGM video: Sacred Service

October 27, 2014

Calgary JCC

Drum roll please… the video from our 2014 AGM, Sacred Service, honouring the work of the Calgary Chevra Kadisha, is up on youtube. We hope you enjoy!   To play the video, click on the image below.

All in the Family: The Genealogy Edition

February 14, 2017 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Calgary JCC Lobby

Drop by the Calgary JCC lobby, JHSSA genealogy guru, Ken Drabinsky, will be on hand to answer questions and give guidance in family history research, just in time for family day!

Journey of Discovery with Izak Paul

February 5, 2017 2:00pm

Calgary JCC

In his illustrated presentation, Izak Paul will recount how a vacation trip to Prague and Vienna developed into an emotional journey, a “journey of discovery” about the fate of his paternal grandparents and great-grandparents who were murdered in the Holocaust. … Read More

Sunday Genealogy Workshops

Sunday March 26, May 7, May 28 and June 25 7:00-9:00pm

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

Following the success of the Genealogy sessions offered last year, our Chair of Genealogy, Ken Drabinsky, has decided to offer a series of free, drop-in workshops on Sundays throughout the year. These will be more informal sessions with group and … Read More

Veteran’s Affairs Grant Completed: December 31, 2016

December 30, 2016

Our Southern Alberta Jewish Veterans of World War I & II Database has been significantly enhanced through a project completed thanks to grant funding from Veterans Affairs Canada. At the end of 2015, JHSSA received a Veterans Affairs grant to … Read More