The Jewish Museum & Archives of BC's Intersections program is a series of high-level, public conversations which promote open and meaningful dialogue. Once a month, expert moderators spark discussions with pre-determined topics designed to incite debate and thoughtful cross-disciplinary discussions.

$5.00 suggested donation/person at the door | Light refreshments and coffee are served
6184 Ash Street (unless otherwise noted)

Upcoming Sessions:

Excavating the Bible: The Book of Genesis in the Dead Sea Scrolls
with Daniel Falk
Wednesday, March 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewish Life in Shanghai during World War Two
with Daniel Kalla
Wendesday, May 13 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewish Cultural Life in Vancouver: Past/Present/Future
at Congregation Beth Israel - 989 W 28th Avenue
panelists TBA
Thursday, June 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Past Sessions:

Being Heard: Immigrants and Accent Reduction
with Andy Krieger
February 18, 2014 

Jews By Choice: What We Can Learn From Those Who Choose Us
with Rabbi Dan Moskovitz
January 21, 2014

The Archaeology of the Maccabees: How do Jews deal with the Outside World?
with Gregg Gardner
December 10, 2014

Past and Future Landscapes
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander in dialogue with Susan Herrington and Scott Hein 
October 23, 2014
at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street

Jewish Museums of the World
with Michael Geller
November 19, 2014

Ethical Reflections for the New Year
with Mark Wexler
September 17th, 2014

Creating Accessible Spaces 
Debbie Havusha & Roger Jones
June 18th, 2014

Issues of Immigration
with Richard Kurland
May 21st, 2014

Right to Food
with Surindra Sugrim of Quest Food Services & Andrew Christie of Gordon Neighbourhood House
April 23rd, 2014

Reflections on the Federal Prison System
with Esther Caldes & Walter Gumprich
February 19th, 2014

Generation Squeeze
with Paul Kershaw, UBC
January 16th, 2014

The Ethics of Genealogy
with Cissie Eppel and Catherine Youngren, Jewish Genealogical Institute of BC
December 18, 2013

Where Are the Boundaries of My Community?
with Rabbi Dr. Robert Daum, Vancouver School of Theology
Novermber 20, 2013

Sleepwalking into a Global Warming Catastrophe
with Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA
October 16, 2013

Is There a Blueprint for the Universe? 
with Daniel Freidmann
July 17, 2013

Fact of Fantasy: Is Teen Bullying Really So Bad? 
with Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock, Dr. Brenda Morrison, and Jonathan Lerner
June 19, 2013

A Hand UP! Not: A Hand Out
with Amanda Pollicino, Vancouver Rent Bank
April 17, 2013

Why Have we Forgotten Israel's Ellis Island?
with Dr. Rhona Seidelman
March 21, 2013

Why do we Worry about Heritage?
with John Atkin
February 20, 2013

Kabalistic Customs of Tu B'Shvat
with Rabbi Shmulik Yeshayahu
January 16, 2013

Money and Happiness
with Dr. Lara Aknin
December 19, 2012

Who is a Jew?
with Jeff Lieberman 
November 21, 2012

Cashing In: Is Jewish Charity Altruistic?
with Dr. Gregg Gardner
October 17, 2012

Parenting, Power, and Control: A Philosophy of Parenting 
with Christopher Burt
September 19, 2012

A Philosophy of Mental Illness in Vancouver's Jewish Community
with Rebecca Denham
August 15, 2012

The Nature of Evil
with Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani
July 18, 2012

Dirty Laundry: The Role of a Jewish Community Newspaper
with Cynthia Ramsay - Editor, The Jewish Independent
June 20, 2012

What We Mean When We Talk About God: Gaining Clarity in Our Own Jewish Theologies
with Rabbi David Mivasair
May 16, 2012

Why the Youth: How Concentrating on Gen Y Benefits the Spread of Education
with Yael Cohen, Founder of FCancer
March 21, 2012

A Romance Novelist, Rabbi, and Millennial Walk into a Café: Three Takes on "Jewish Love"
Dr. Pamela Peled, Rabbi Shmulik, and Rayka Kumru
February 15, 2012
Co-hosted by Vancouver Hillel Foundation

Bearing Witness to Witness Testimony: A Skeptic's Approach
with Ethan Clow, Vancouver Centre for Inquiry
January 18, 2012

Occupy Judaism: Jewish Teachings on Economic Equality
with Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan, Or Shalom
December 21, 2011

Are Comics the Most Jewish Medium?
with Miriam Libicki
September 14, 2011

Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in the 'new South Africa'
Cecil Hershler in Conversation with Milton Shain
July 13, 2011

What is Jewish Humour?
with Jeffrey Groberman, writer and producer DR. BUNDOLO'S PANDEMONIUM MEDICINE SHOW
April 13, 2011

Lost in Translation? What Are We Missing When We Read The Bible in English?
with Dr. Robert Daum, Vancouver School of Theology
March 16, 2011

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Jewish Life Around the World
with Michael Geller, SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development
February 16, 2011

Who Owns Cultural Objects? The Ethics and Politics of Collecting Historical Artifacts
with Dr. Chris Friedrichs, UBC Department of History
January 19, 2011

Art as Expression: Personal, Collective or Universal?
with Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, Dept. of Art History, Capilano University
June 16, 2010

Why are texts so important in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
Guest moderator: Dr. Robert Daum, Vancouver School of Theology
May 12, 2010

Storytelling - From Generation to Generation, Are We Really Bridging the Gap?
with Naomi Steinberg, Chair of Vancouver Society of Storytelling
March 17, 2010

What Can I Do? Personal Choices and Environmental Responsibilities
with Dr. Mark Winston, SFU Dept. of Biological Sciences
February 10, 2010

Collecting Paper in a Paperless Society
with Jennifer Yuhasz, MAS Archivist Jewish Museum & Archives of BC
January 13, 2010

Tattoos - Body Modification or Mutilation?
with Vince Hemingson,
December 9, 2009

Are Arts & Culture Relevant in an Economic Recession?
with Dr. Yosef Wosk
October 21, 2009