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“When The Tide Goes Out, The Table Is Set”

When you come from a background of varying food traditions, which ones will you choose? Carol Swartz’s family came from diverse origins. Her father, David Chertkow, born in Ukraine, came to Winnipeg as a boy in 1908. His older siblings got jobs and made sure the younger ones, like her father, could go to school. A … Keep Reading

A Report from the Archives

A Report from the Archives

Every summer, the JMABC hires Archives Assistants through the support of Young Canada Works. This summer’s Archival Assistant is Alexa Barran, a student of Archival studies and Library Information studies at UBC’s iSchool. Alexa is working on processing three collections: the Canadian Jewish Outlook fonds, the Fromson Family fonds, and the Fred Schiffer Photography Studio fonds. … Keep Reading

“Don’t Count Calories On Shabbat… Catch Up On Sunday!”

  “The dining table is a holy place. It connects us not only with the people seated around it, but also with the past.”   On a drizzly Thursday in the Community Kollel located above the infamous Kosher restaurant, Maple Grill, Alisa and I sat down with Rabbi Shmulik to talk about his experiences with food. … Keep Reading

How Golriz and Haideh Kept Persian Food a Part of their Lives

How Golriz and Haideh Kept Persian Food a Part of their Lives

With cheesecake in one hand and Iranian tea in the other, my co-worker April and I felt extremely welcome as we sat with Golriz Boroomand and her mother Haideh on Monday afternoon. “What brought your family to Vancouver?” I asked. This question sparked what turned out to be hours of shared stories on their history, … Keep Reading

Announcing… Feeding Community

Feeding Community begins with a simple question: how does food serve to strengthen identity? A simple temporary exhibit couldn’t do justice to such a rich and deliciously complex topic, and so, the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC (JMABC) will delve into this topic through a range of media over the course of the next two … Keep Reading