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, and to promote knowledge of and use of those materials through outreach activities such as exhibitions and educational programs.
- Preservation of the Jewish heritage of these communities through proper archival acquisition, housing, arrangement, cataloguing, preservation, restoration and access of collected materials;
- Educational and publication projects encouraging interest in the history of these communities and their archives;
- An archival collection of items from members and organizations of the community;
- Sufficient funding to continue the programs of the society on a permanent basis;
- A working relationship with the Provincial Archives of Alberta to support JAHSENA and its projects on an ongoing basis, and to permanently house the archives;
- A collaborative relationship with the Archives Society of Alberta to catalogue our materials according to RAD and include them on the databases provided on the ASA website, namely Alberta on Record, and ultimately, CAIN-Archives Canada (Canadian Archival Information Network);
- Liasons with the larger Archives and historical communities within Alberta and Canada, and throughout the world, both Jewish and non-Jewish in scope;
- The protection of valuable historical resources within the community.