Category Archives: News

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

AGM: Sacred Service

October 27, 2014 7:30pm

Calgary JCC

100 years of Calgary’s Chevra Kadisha Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta invites everyone to join us for our AGM, Monday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., at the Calgary JCC.  The evening will start with a short business meeting: please … Read More

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