Category Archives: News

Building Community: A walking tour of historic Jewish Calgary

Sunday July 30, 2017 10:30 am and Thursday August 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Meet in the Municipal Plaza outside of City Hall

JHSSA will unveil the prototype of its Canada 150 project — a walking tour of some of our community’s founding businesses, families and organizations — during Historic Calgary Week this summer.   The tour is being developed as a self-guided experience, … Read More

Historic Calgary Week- July 28 to August 7

July 10, 2017

The highlight of every history buff’s calendar, Historic Calgary Week is fast approaching. The 11 day event is organized by Chinook Country Historical Society, and includes the participation of over 40 organizations in and around Calgary, including JHSSA. A full … Read More

Celebrating the Canadian Jewish Experience

Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Calgary JCC

Join us for this Canada 150 tribute event featuring the Calgary opening of the national traveling exhibit, The Canadian Jewish Experience. The afternoon will feature the Calgary JCC Klezmer band, guest speaker Sandra Morton Weizman, and stations with stories of … Read More

Last genealogy workshop of the year

June 25, 2017 7:00-9:00

Temple B'nai Tikvah: 900 47 Ave SW (West Door)

Catch the last of this year’s informal Sunday Genealogy workshops, hosted by JHSSA Genealogy Chair, Ken Drabinsky. The free workshops are open to all levels of genealogist, from novice through experienced researcher, and offer an opportunity to  discuss issues in … Read More

New Office Hours

June 8, 2017

We have shifted our office hours slightly, to better reflect the times our office sees the most traffic. As always, it is possible to book appointments outside of our office hours if needed. The new hours are as follows: MONDAY        … Read More

Building Community: HCW Walking tour of Historic Jewish Calgary

Join us this year at Historic Calgary Week for an exciting walking tour. Harry Sanders will be our guide to the early Jewish presence in Calgary. His illustrated tour will highlight locations and stories important to the community from the … Read More

Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah

March 29, 2017 7:00 pm

Calgary JCC

We are delighted to join with the Calgary Council of Christians and Jews to present Rabbi Mark Glickman of Temple B’nai Tikvah for a talk about his book Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah.  In 1896, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge … Read More

2014 AGM video: Sacred Service

October 27, 2014

Calgary JCC

Drum roll please… the video from our 2014 AGM, Sacred Service, honouring the work of the Calgary Chevra Kadisha, is up on youtube. We hope you enjoy!   To play the video, click on the image below.

All in the Family: The Genealogy Edition

February 14, 2017 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Calgary JCC Lobby

Drop by the Calgary JCC lobby, JHSSA genealogy guru, Ken Drabinsky, will be on hand to answer questions and give guidance in family history research, just in time for family day!

Journey of Discovery with Izak Paul

February 5, 2017 2:00pm

Calgary JCC

In his illustrated presentation, Izak Paul will recount how a vacation trip to Prague and Vienna developed into an emotional journey, a “journey of discovery” about the fate of his paternal grandparents and great-grandparents who were murdered in the Holocaust. … Read More