#200, 10220 156 Street, Edmonton
The Society exists to preserve and protect the Jewish heritage of Edmonton and Northern Alberta through the collection of archival documents, artifacts and audiovisual materials for the use of present and future generations.
JAHSENA has established a permanent office for the Society within the Edmonton Jewish Community Centre, where a director, archivist, board of directors, and supporters carry out its diverse activities. These include the publication of both a tri-annual newsletter, Heritage (Yerusha), and The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. The Society has also produced two documentary films on the history of the community, “From Pedlars to Patriarchs: A Legacy Remembered,” and “Bittersweet Memories: The War Years.” It has also photographed and described the Edmonton Jewish Cemetery, as included on the Jewish Online World Burial Registry.
An active member of Edmonton’s heritage community, JAHSENA also participates in the Edmonton and District Historical Society’s Historic Edmonton Week through open houses. Moreover, JAHSENA has developed a presence on the Archives Network of Alberta databases and established an institutional membership in the Archives Society of Alberta, where it has participated in several online exhibits entitled:
Growing Up Albertan
Archival High Tech
Alberta’s Built Heritage
Alberta: Celebrating 100 Years
Women who Made a Difference
Feast: Food in Archives
In Defence of Alberta
Archives in the Classroom