Category Archives: News

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

Getting to the Land of Promise: Using Canadian Immigration and Census Records

March 23, 2014 1:00 to 4:00

CJCC 1607 90th Ave SW Calgary AB

Genealogist David Obee’s one hour presentation will be followed by an opportunity to consult with local experts on locating ancestral towns, translating European documents, deciphering Hebrew dates and names and creating family trees. Light Refreshments. Admission: $5 at the door. … Read More

Creating Our Community Album

Wednesday, Janaury 22, 2014 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Make your family story a part of the Community Album: bring up to 3 of your important family photos or family documents to the JCC and we will add them to the JHSSA collections. Items can be donated to JHSSA … Read More

None Is Too Many: The Untold Story

Monday, January 20, 2014 1:00pm

Calgary JCC

A free talk by author Dr. Irving Abella, author of None is too Many. Presented by the JHSSA and Calgary Jewish Federation in conjunction with the visiting exhibit: Jews: A Canadian Story in Pictures. Poster for Abella Talk Poster for … Read More