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Now Hiring – Curatorial Assistant

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to invite applications for the position of Curatorial Assistant. We will be hiring two Curatorial Assistants for a three-month term of summer 2019 to aid in the development of exhibits documenting BC Jewish community history.   To apply, please review the Job Posting and submit your … Keep Reading

Celebrating the Diverse Histories of Strathcona

Celebrating the Diverse Histories of Strathcona

The neighbourhood of Strathcona is one of Vancouver’s earliest residential districts, and a place of great importance for many of the city’s communities. Over the years, the Jewish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Ukrainian, First Nations and Black communities have all made a home here, setting up shops, community halls, and houses of worship – all the … Keep Reading

Heritage Week explores Vancouver’s Jewish community in Oakridge

Heritage Week explores Vancouver’s Jewish community in Oakridge

Buildings such as the Jewish Community Centre, King David High School and Temple Sholom synagogue are among landmarks in the Oakridge neighbourhood, but alongside their architectural importance, it’s the history and stories associated with them that help imbue them with life and meaning. Michael Schwartz, director of community engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives … Keep Reading

The Scribe: The Food Issue Launches to a Packed House

The Scribe: The Food Issue Launches to a Packed House

One Hundred guests joined us November 28, 2018, filling the beautiful, historic Grand Luxe Hall at the Western Front, for the launch of the 2018 edition of The Scribe, the annual journal of the JMABC. This year’s edition, The Food Issue, is packed with excerpts from over 30 never-before-published interviews with community members involved in … Keep Reading

Inaugural Research Prize Awarded

Inaugural Research Prize Awarded

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to announce that the inaugural BC Jewish History Research Prize has been awarded to Nathan Lucky, for his article: British Columbia Newspaper Responses to Jewish Persecution in Europe, 1938-1939: A Call for Refugees and a Cause for Civilization This impressive undergraduate essay explores relations between the … Keep Reading