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Mystery Photos

Each week we publish a few photos in the Jewish Independent, hoping you’ll be able to help us identify the people featured. Here is our latest round of Mystery Photos! As we receive information identifying these folks, we’ll add it here. Check back regularly!   Back row, (left to right): Joel Buller, Sylvia Cristall, unidentified, … Keep Reading

Searching the New Archives Catalogue

Searching the New Archives Catalogue

With the launch of our new website, you will notice a new archives catalogue, a searchable database called Access to Memory (AtoM). AtoM is a web-based, open source application for standards-based archival description and access that makes it easy for archival institutions worldwide to put their archival holdings online. AtoM, developed and implemented by local … Keep Reading

The Morris Soskin & Rose Hyams Collection

The Morris Soskin & Rose Hyams Collection

The complete Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection has been digitized and is now available online in the Archives. In this collection, you’ll find a fascinating series of approximately 275 love letters written between Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams from February 1921 to July 1921. The couple met at a Zionist meeting in Montreal and … Keep Reading

An Afternoon with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

An Afternoon with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

I have been researching for the upcoming online exhibition on Jewish involvement in mid-century modern architecture in Vancouver for the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC for 8 weeks. It has been extraordinary to meet and interview figures such as Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Bill Pechet, Judah Shumiatcher, Leslie van Duzer, Andrew Gruft and Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe. … Keep Reading