Category: Public Programs

Innovative JMABC Program Awarded

Innovative JMABC Program Awarded

The JMABC is thrilled to announce that we and our partners in the Cross Cultural Strathcona Walking Tour Working Group have been awarded an Award of Merit for Excellence in Community Engagement from the BC Museums Association. This award is a tremendous honour and we deeply appreciate this recognition by our colleagues. Each year, inspiring and innovative museum programs … 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 Britannia Sukkot Festival

The Britannia Sukkot Festival

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, Grandview Woodlands Food Connection, and Or Shalom are pleased to present the inaugural Britannia Sukkot Festival. The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot celebrates the fall harvest and commemorates the exodus from Egypt. To celebrate, Jews gather in a “sukkah”, or temporary shelter, to dine with family and friends. Join us … Keep Reading