Category Archives: News

Call for stories about the Palliser Hotel

December 2, 2014

If you have memorable stories about the Palliser- whether they are about family celebrations, chance meetings or organizing community events such as the Angel’s Ball- please contact us.

Date Correction: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel and its Jewish History

Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:00 pm

Calgary JCC

Please note, contrary to our article in Discovery, this illustrated talk will be on February 22, not January 22. Local historian Harry Sanders will share some stories about the Jewish community’s connections to the Palliser Hotel which he gleaned from … Read More

AGM: Sacred Service

October 27, 2014 7:30pm

Calgary JCC

100 years of Calgary’s Chevra Kadisha Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta invites everyone to join us for our AGM, Monday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., at the Calgary JCC.  The evening will start with a short business meeting: please … Read More

On the Trail for Treasure:Sheldon Smithens shares stories from Canadian Pickers

Monday, September 15, 2014 6:30 doors open, 7:00 start

Calgary JCC

Admission: $10 at the door; Free for 2015 JHSSA members The Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta is pleased to host a special fall program featuring Sheldon Smithens, the co-star of the popular TV show Canadian Pickers. Sheldon is also … Read More

Call for Attic Treasure

July 16, 2014

Well, it doesn’t need to be from your attic… We are looking for donations of Western Canadiana and Judaica that can be included in a silent auction as part of our September 15th “On the Train for Treasure” program on auctions, … Read More

Cemetery Plaque Dedication: Updated

Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:00pm

Erlton Jewish Cemetery

Thank you to everyone who attended on Sunday! We have received a lot of positive feedback. There are some photos from the event below. In honour of the 2014 centenary of the Chevra Kadisha of Calgary, the Jewish Historical Society … Read More

Cemetery Tour with Harry Sanders

Monday, July 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Meet at the Cemetery gate on 30th Ave closest to Erlton Street

2014 marks the centenary of the Chevra Kadisha – and 110 years since the first burial in the Erlton Jewish cemetery. Join historian Harry Sanders for a tour of the cemetery and for some insights about its history and about … Read More

Call for Volunteers to join the Board

It is our society’s mandate to collect and preserve documents, oral histories and photographs that reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Southern Alberta and to use these materials to educate the Jewish community and the general public about … Read More

JHSSA office closed for Pesach

Monday April 14 through Tuesday April 22, 2014

The JHSSA office will be closed for Passover, Monday, April 14th through Tuesday, April 22th. We will resume normal office hours on Wednesday April 23rd. Please leave us a message or send us a note; our contact information is here. … Read More

Bubbies and Zaidas blogging

Wednesday April 30, 2014 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Calgary JCC

The Bubbies and Zaidas blogging project is the coordinated effort of the Calgary Jewish Community Centre, New Horizons for Seniors, the Jewish Academy, Jewish Family Services, The Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta and The Foundation Lab. The Blogging group … Read More