Category Archives: News

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

Veterans Affairs Grant for our Database!

March 2, 2016

We would like to thank Veterans Affairs Canada for their grant of $4800 supporting the further development of the Jewish Veterans of Southern Alberta Database. This money is primarily being used to request copies of the military records for Calgary and … Read More

Genealogy Workshop Series: Presented by Ken Drabinsky

February 10, 2016

Co-sponsored by JHSSA and Temple B’nai Tikvah Our first workshop, on January 28th, brought together participants of widely varied backgrounds and areas of interest. It began with discussion on the importance of pursuing family history, setting goals, collecting objects and … 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

Honouring our Octogenarians

July 21, 2015

Once again, we hope to acknowledge those in our community who have celebrated their 80th birthday in the past year at our AGM on October 26, 2015. Please contact our office at jhssa@shaw.ca or 403-444-3171 if you have any names … Read More