31 2015

Outside the (Archival) Box: Bringing Canadian Jewish History to the Public

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Soloway Jewish Community Centre 21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9
613-798-4696 ext 260

Contact Saara Mortensen
613-798-4696 ext 260

$ Cost $ 18.00

Part of the Association of Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015, this Open Archives Panel will explore how education fits into the mandate of 6 different Canadian Jewish Archives. A brief overview of each institution will be provided and archivist representing each institution will give a short presentation on the ways we have made our collections available to a wider audience - either to the Jewish or the general community. This session will have a twofold purpose, it will serve to introduce the operations of our archives to the general public and it will be an opportunity to share information about our archival collections and programs.

The panel will feature Saara Mortensen of the Ottawa Jewish Archives, Paul Gifford of the Jewish Archives & Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta (JAHSENA, Edmonton), Shannon Hodge of the Jewish Public Library Archives (JPL, Montreal), Agi Romer Segal of the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta (JHSSA, Calgary), Donna Bernardo-Ceriz of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA, Toronto), and as the session chair, Janice Rosen of Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives (CJCCC, Montreal).

The day is open to the public at a cost of $18.00 (cash or cheque), which includes lunch and refreshments as well as an introductory one-year membership to the ACJS. Tickets will be available at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre on Sunday, May 31 starting at 9:00 AM. To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact Prof.Rebecca Margolis at For the full programme, Please visit

Sponsor: Association of Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015