Current Events

Date Correction: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel and its Jewish History

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 some stories about the Jewish community’s connections to the Palliser Hotel which he gleaned from his research for his forthcoming book, The Castle by the Tracks: Calgary’s Historic Fairmont Palliser Hotel. The book is being prepared in celebration of the renowned hotel’s centenary.

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 this history in a variety of ways.

We are currently looking for members of the community who have experience in such areas as writing, researching, editing, law, finances, communications, interviewing, public programming or genealogy to join our working Board.

In particular, we seeking someone with a flair for numbers to come forward, as our wonderful Treasurer, Lil Hershfield, will be stepping down this fall.

Please contact us for further information.