Category Archives: News

Upcoming Genealogy Workshops- Updated

November 21, 2016

Ken Drabinsky, our board’s Genealogy chair, is once again offering winter workshops in partnership with Temple B’nai Tikvah. These will be open workshops to assist people with their family trees using Online resources. Workshops will take place on the last … Read More

Archives Grant and Project!

Thanks to a grant from the Government of Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program, the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta Archives Backlog project is under way! Each organization, institution and individual/family included in our holdings is represented by a “fonds”.   … Read More

2015 Calgary Award for Community Achievement in Heritage goes to…

September 27, 2016

Harry Sanders! Our long-time board member, Harry Sanders, is being recognized with a Calgary Award. He is a historian and author of many hats, presenting programs all over Calgary, including many for the JHSSA. The Ceremony will take place at … Read More

Save the Date: October 31 JHSSA AGM

October 31, 2016 7:30

Calgary JCC

Everyone is welcome to our AGM followed by program “Music, Music, Music” highlighting Jewish involvement in the early Calgary cultural scene. The evening will include a short musical performance.

Historic Calgary Week 2016

August 1, 2016 2:00pm

Fort Calgary Burnswest Theatre

Calgary Songs- From the Hysterical to the Historical This year, JHSSA is pleased to co-sponsor the wrap up event for Historic Calgary Week. Calgary songster, poet and historian, Paul Finkleman will perform a lively, family friendly mix of original material, highlighting … Read More

Honouring our Octogenarians

June 15, 2016

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 31, 2016. Please contact our office at jhssa@shaw.ca or 403-444-3171 if you have any names … Read More

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