Category Archives: News

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 or 403-444-3171 if you have any names … 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

Genealogy – What is the Point?

June 22, 2015 7:30 pm

Calgary JCC

Save the date! This informative talk will be given by Ken Drabinsky.

Pesach Hours 2015

March 25, 2015

The JHSSA office will be closed for Pesach from April 3 to April 12. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 13th. Chag Sameach!  

Postcards from the Past: Insights into history, technology and popular culture

Monday April 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Calgary JCC

We are pleased to host this presentation by David Daley, a mixed collections conservator with Archives and Special collections at the University of Calgary,  He will talk about the preservation of vintage postcards and about what they can reveal about our … Read More

All in the Family

Tuesday February 10 and Wednesday February 18, 2015 9 am to noon

Calgary JCC Lobby

In honour of Family Day this February, we are inviting people to share cherished family stories, family photo or family tree with our community. JHSSA staff will be in the JCC lobby from 9am to noon on both days to … Read More

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 stories about the Jewish community’s connections to the Palliser Hotel, gleaned from his research for … Read More