April 21

7:00 PM

Film Launch: Crackin’ Out – The Ronnie Tessler Photo Collection

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. This documentary explores how rodeo culture in B.C. existed at the time and how it continues to exist.

Join us for a screening of this film, followed by a conversation between Genge and Tessler.

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May 4

7:00 PM

Building BC: The Photography of Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer

Join us for an online lecture offered in partnership with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

Few collections capture the early development history of British Columbia as comprehensively as the photography of Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. From mining and logging camps to major construction projects, historic events, and the natural beauty of the landscapes, Leonard Frank documented all corners of the province from 1900 until his death in 1944. Otto Landauer, who purchased the studio after Frank’s death, carried on his legacy documenting the post-war growth of Vancouver, including the construction of many landmark buildings and structures, including the Second Narrows Bridge and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

In this virtual lecture during Jewish Heritage Month, Michael Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, will explore some of these extraordinary images that captured moments in the history of Vancouver and BC. He will also discuss how Frank and Landauer came to take such remarkable photos and how those images came to be preserved as a collection.



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May 19

7:00 PM

Launch Event: The Scribe – Jewish Education in BC

Join us for the launch of The Scribe, our annual journal. This issue honours the teachers and educators of our community, covering elementary, secondary and supplementary programs.

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