The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Don’t Break the Chain: The Nemetz Family Journey from Svatatroiske to Vancouver published in collaboration with the Ben and Esther Dayson Charitable Foundation.
Fleeing persecution in Russia, the Nemetz family settled in Watrous, Saskatchewan. The Nemetz brothers refurbished electric generators and built the area’s first power plant. Beginning in 1922, all nine siblings moved to Vancouver, where they and their children had a tremendous impact on the growing Jewish Community.
The value of tzedakah ran deep for all nine siblings, and each contributed time and money to numerous causes, including: the Jewish Welfare Bureau (Jewish Family Service Agency), Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Jewish National Fund, Camps Hatikvah and Miriam, B’nai B’rith, Young Judea, and the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.
Don’t Break the Chain was written and compiled by Shirley Barnett and Philip Dayson, children of Ben and Esther Dayson. It is the first in the Family History book series to be produced by the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC in conjunction with families interested in this new joint venture. These books will celebrate families that helped to build the Jewish Community of BC.
With great pleasure, the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC invites the community to join us for a very special Book Launch.
The Ben & Esther Dayson Boardroom
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3G9
April 2, 2017
11:00 am – 1:30 pm