Category: Public Programs

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