May 8

11:00 AM

Mountain View Cemetery Walking Tour

The recently restored Jewish section of Mountain View Cemetery is the final resting place of over 450 members of our community, including many early pioneers. Join one of our expert guides on a walk through through this community landmark.

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May 15

2:00 PM

From Shmata to Chic: Fashion through the Ages

Join the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC as we celebrate the launch of the latest issue of our annual journal, The Scribe. This year’s edition follows the history of Jewish clothiers in BC, so we’ll be kicking things off with an historic fashion show curated by local fashion historian, Ivan Sayers.

Come see the glamourous dresses and dapper suits from this timeless era, while savouring tasty canapés.

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May 19

7:00 PM

A Transcontinental Love

Morris Soskin met Rose Hyams on a trip to Montreal in 1921, and fell madly in love. Though he had to return home to Vancouver after just a few days, they maintained contact through post, sometimes writing multiple letters in a single day. Before the year was through, the two were married.

Two hundred and seventy six letters from this correspondence were donated to the JMABC by Morris and Rose’s daughter, Helen Coleman in 2014.

Cristen Polley digitized the collection in summer 2015 as our archives assistant, and has returned to develop an online exhibit based on the collection. Join us May 19th for a curator’s talk about the process of developing this exhibit.