The Scribe

The Scribe is the annual journal published by the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC. This anthology seeks to document all aspects of the 150 year Jewish experience in British Columbia, from history, culture, and art, to literature, religion, and contributions to the development and progress of Canada.

Click on the cover of any issue to read that issue online.

Vol 30


The Scribe Volume 30: Focus on the Community Newspaper

Focus on the Community Newspaper

Through its various incarnations as the Centre Bulletin, the Jewish Western Bulletin, and currently as the Jewish Independent, the community newspaper has been indispensable as a forum for discussion, debate, and keeping us informed. For almost a hundred years, it has held us together.

Vol 29


The Scribe Volume 29: Religion and the Arts / Focus on Sports

Religion and the Arts / Focus on Sports


Vol 28


The Scribe Volume 28: The Rise of Jewish Life and Religion in British Columbia, 1858-1948

The Rise of Jewish Life and Religion in BC, 1858-1948

In this extended essay, JMABC founder Cyril Leonoff surveys the growth and development of the BC Jewish community from the earliest arrivals during the Klondike Gold Rush through the population boom following World War II. Immigrants become industrialists, Synagogues and schools are established, and pioneers leave their mark on a young city.

Vol 22


The Scribe Volume 22: A Mensch on Defense

A Mensch on Defense

Hy Buller played five seasons in the National Hockey League, first for the Detroit Red Wings and then for the New York Rangers. His professional hockey career ran from 1943 to 1953, during which time he was one of only two Jewish players in the league.