Each of the following thematic exhibits documents a slice of our community’s rich 150 year history. New exhibits are added each year.
Dispatches from the Frontlines of World War One
Jewish Pioneers of Early Victoria
Jewish Architects in Vancouver, 1955-1975
On January 8, 2012, over a thousand people gathered for a vigil in Victoria’s Emanu-El Jewish Cemetery. This gathering was a community-wide response to an incident of desecration just a week prior, when anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled across five headstones, including those of two Holocaust survivors.
This exhibit reports on this event, and delves into other community responses to the desecration of sacred sites.
The women of Hadassah, Na’amat, and National Council made a tremendous impact on the local community and the state of Israel.
Click the photo above to explore the exhibit recounting their notable accomplishments.