June 23, July 21, & August 5
On June 28, 2009, the Montefiore Institute, one of the last surviving prairie synagogues, officially opened its doors to Heritage Park visitors, helping to tell a more diverse story of early Alberta settlement.
The little synagogue has become one of the Park’s most popular exhibits. Its warm and inviting atmosphere draws visitors in and gives them an opportunity to engage in fascinating conversations about a different religious tradition and culture with the knowledgeable interpreters.
We couldn’t let an anniversary go by without doing something special, so we have planned a few of wonderful events. We hope you’ll visit us during our anniversary year!
Sun. Jun 23 at 1 p.m.
Lively Musical Entertainment
Location: Didsbury Bandstand
Sun. Jul 21 at 1 p.m.
How a Torah Scroll is Written (with Rabbi Menachem Matusof)
Location: Montefiore Institute
Mon. Aug 5 at 11 a.m.
The Montefiore Institute Celebrates Ten Years at Heritage Park (with Irena Karshenbaum*)
Location: Railway Orientation Centre
The Montefiore Institute is the most well travelled synagogue in history. On its tenth anniversary at Heritage Park, hear stories of how one of the last surviving prairie synagogues was brought here. Irena Karshenbaum, the founder and president of The Little Synagogue on the Prairie Project Society, brings its story to life and illustrates the Little Synagogue’s cultural and historic significance.
*Irena Karshenbaum is the founder and president of The Little Synagogue on the Prairie Project Society that gifted the Montefiore Institute to Heritage Park. She volunteers as an interpreter in the historic building.