Exhibit: A Joyful Harvest

A Joyful Harvest: Celebrating the Jewish Contribution to Southern Alberta Life, 1889 – 2005
on display August 5 – 31, 2010
in the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

Exhibit Overview: From their start as homesteaders and small business owners, Jewish immigrants have made their mark on Alberta society. There are 50 people, along with 25 places and organizations profiled in the centennial exhibition A Joyful Harvest. The title of the exhibit, A Joyful Harvest, is based on a verse from Psalm 126: “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.” It is sung on festive occasions before the Grace after meals, and is quite applicable to the Jewish immigrant experience in Alberta.

Produced by the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta. Written and researched by Naomi and Roberta Kerr, Agi Romer Segal and Maxine Fischbein.

The exhibition in Vancouver has been made possible by:
Leslie and Gordon Diamond, Lola and Norm Pawer, Byron Aceman and Family, Herb and Shirley Fitterman.

Rumsey First Threshing, Calgary, AB. 1919. Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta.

Display in the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC. July 2010.