fbpx

Blog

Food Security Checkin

  A lot has happened since the three-part series on food security back in Season 1 of The Kitchen Stories, so for Season 2, we decided to check back in on the issue. The new three episode series has been released in the lead-up to Jewish Family Services of Vancouver’s new food hub’s Grand Opening … Keep Reading

Remembering Koffman Food Importers

  If you’re all caught up on Season 2 of The Kitchen Stories, the JMABC’s food podcast, then you’re at least a little bit familiar with Koffman Food Importers.   I learned about Koffman Foods from Myrna Koffman—the daughter-in-law of Jack Koffman, who started the business back in 1925. Newly arrived in Vancouver, Jack and … Keep Reading

Film Launch: Crackin’ Out

Film Launch: Crackin’ Out

The rodeos of the BC interior in the late-1970s were populated with people full of life and mischief. Photographer Ronnie Tessler captured these events and the communities surrounding them in a series of stunning photographs. Forty years later, filmmaker Sarah Genge revisited this collection, inviting responses from rodeo riders, community members, curators, and Tessler herself. … Keep Reading

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 III: Emigration

This is the final post in a three-part series distilling key themes from the JMABC’s Southern African Diaspora Oral History Collection. Here we hear about the often fraught decision to leave South Africa. Choosing to leave your home country, where you have family and roots, is never an easy decision; the process itself can be … 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