A Joyful Harvest:

Celebrating the Jewish contribution
to Southern Alberta Life

August 1 – 31, 2010

in the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

From their start as homesteaders – drawn by the $10 land claims at the turn of the 20th century – 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 and written and researched by Naomi and Roberta Kerr, Agi Romersegal and Maxine Fischbein, A Joyful Harvest celebrates the Jewish contribution to Southern Alberta life.