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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

Sunday Genealogy Workshops

Sunday March 26, May 7, May 28 and June 25 7:00-9:00pm

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

Following the success of the Genealogy sessions offered last year, our Chair of Genealogy, Ken Drabinsky, has decided to offer a series of free, drop-in workshops on Sundays throughout the year. These will be more informal sessions with group and … Read More

Veteran’s Affairs Grant Completed: December 31, 2016

December 30, 2016

Our Southern Alberta Jewish Veterans of World War I & II Database has been significantly enhanced through a project completed thanks to grant funding from Veterans Affairs Canada. At the end of 2015, JHSSA received a Veterans Affairs grant to … Read More

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