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Local Entrepreneur Supports JMABC

Local Entrepreneur Supports JMABC

Local entrepreneur Max Dodek has created a series of greeting cards celebrating the beautiful synagogue historic B’nei Yehuda in Strathcona. Built in 1911 and expanded in 1921, this synagogue was the early home of Schara Tzedek Congregation. To learn the full history of this building, join us on one of our Strathcona walking tours. Max … Keep Reading

Southern Africa Diaspora Part II: Apartheid

This is the second post in a three-part series exploring some of the common themes raised in the interviews of the JMABC’s Southern African Diaspora Oral History Collection. Read the first post here. Merle Linde spoke to the JMABC about the realities faced by ‘black’ and ‘coloured’ people employed by homes in South Africa’s cities, … Keep Reading

Southern Africa Diaspora Part I: Growing Up

Within the Jewish community in British Columbia, there is a large contingent of folks who have immigrated from South Africa and the surrounding countries, a unique community whose experiences the JMABC has had the opportunity to document through oral history interviews. These interviews cover both their experiences in BC and those during their time prior … Keep Reading