The BC Jewish History Research Prize

The Jewish Museum and Archives is pleased to announce the establishment of a new history research prize for works of scholarship and public history projects making substantial use of the BC Jewish Community Archives.

Such works can include but are not limited to: a published or unpublished essay of up to 10,000 words, an exhibit (either online or physical), or a documentary film. All entries must have been produced in the year preceding the submissions deadline.

This competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and independent scholars.

All submissions will be reviewed and winners selected by an anonymous jury with relevant expertise.

If there are no worthy submissions in a given year, no prize will be rewarded. If this occurs, it is possible two prizes will be awarded in a subsequent year.


Submission Deadline: October 1, 2021
The winning entry will be announced at the 2021 JMABC Annual General Meeting, November 18, 2021.

Prize: $500

Enter via email to: info@jewishmuseum.ca


For further information about the prize, contact JMABC Director of Community Engagement, Michael Schwartz at: mschwartz@jewishmuseum.ca

Access the BC Jewish Community Archives here.
Or contact JMABC Archivist Alysa Routtenberg at: archives@jewishmuseum.ca


Past Winners

2019: Amber Woods: Guide to Victoria’s Historic Jewish Cemetery

2018: Nathan Lucky: British Columbia Newspaper Responses to Jewish Persecution in Europe, 1938-1939: A Call for Refugees and a Cause for Civilization


About the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collection and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia. With 320 linear metres of textual records, 325,000 photographs and over 900 oral history interviews, the JMABC chronicles all facets of our community’s history. Through innovative exhibits and public programming, the JMABC builds bridges with the diverse communities of BC and heightens awareness of the rich 150 year history of Jews in BC.