The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collecting and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia. The ever-growing collection includes documents, photos, and oral histories that recount the history of our community. Through innovative exhibits and programming, the JMABC builds bridges with the diverse communities of BC and heightens awareness of the rich 150 year history of Jews in BC.
Founded in 1971 as the Jewish Historical Society of BC, the JMABC collects and cares for documents, photographs, artifacts and oral histories chronicling all facets of our community’s history.
Our archives are housed in dedicated facilities and comprise over 315 linear metres of textual records, 300,000 photographs and 760 oral history interviews. To explore the full archives, click here.
The archives are available to researchers and form the basis of much of our public programming, including walking tours; online, travelling, and temporary exhibits; and our annual journal, The Scribe.
To learn more about the JMABC or to inquire about opportunities to volunteer with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.257.5199
6184 Ash Street
By appointment only
Michael Schwartz – Director of Community Engagement
Alysa Routtenberg – Archivist
Marcy Babins – Administrator
Cyril Leonoff, z”l (1925 – 2016)
Josephine Margolis Nadel
The work of the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is funded in large part through our community’s generous contributions to Federation Annual Campaign and through the support of the Province of British Columbia.
We would like to thank the numerous foundations and individuals who sponsored the creation of this website.