Category Archives: News

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

Book Festival Presentation

Reel Time: The Jewish Community and Movie Exhibitors in Calgary A Presentation by Robert and Tamara Seiler Sunday November 24, 2013 2:00 pm at the Calgary JCC JHSSA is pleased to be able to participate in Jewish Book Fair. Drawing … Read More

Southern Alberta Jewish Veterans of World War I and II: Database Launch

7:30 November 4, 2013

Calgary JCC,1607 90th Ave SW, Calgary

JHSSA is pleased to announce the launch of our Southern Alberta Jewish Veterans of World War I & II Database. This project grew out of our 2011 AGM program honouring our living veterans. The database is dedicated to Val Rimer … Read More

Small Town Snap Shots: Jewish Life in Small Towns of Southern Alberta

7:30 pm October 21, 2013

Calgary JCC

JHSSA AGM Program From Alliance to Wetaskiwin, from Aisenstat to Zack, Jewish settlers played diverse roles in the early days of many of southern Alberta’s small towns. We will share stories and photos chronicling some of the amazing and amusing … Read More

Holiday Closures

September 3, 2013

Shana Tova! Our office will be closed for the holidays on September 4,5,19, and 26.

Finding My Prairie Roots: A presentation by Harriet Goodman Hoffman

7:00 pm Monday, August 19, 2013

Calgary JCC

Please join the JHSSA for a summer talk by Harriet Goodman Hoffman. The presentation will draw on Harriet’s experience editing Collected Writings by her grandfather Joseph J. Goodman who lived in Alberta for a while in the early 20th century. … Read More