The Scribe

The Scribe is the annual journal published by the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC. This anthology seeks to document all aspects of the 150 year Jewish experience in British Columbia, from history, culture, and art, to literature, religion, and contributions to the development and progress of Canada.

Click on the cover of any issue to read that issue online.

Vol 31

2011

The Scribe Volume 31: Focus on Organizational Life

Focus on Organizational Life

The BC Jewish community is held together by the active work of its numerous organizations. From the service work of National Council of Jewish Women to the campus advocacy of Hillel, these organizations have provided support and stability for decades.

Vol 30

2010

The Scribe Volume 30: Focus on the Community Newspaper

Focus on the Community Newspaper

Through its various incarnations as the Centre Bulletin, the Jewish Western Bulletin, and currently as the Jewish Independent, the community newspaper has been indispensable as a forum for discussion, debate, and keeping us informed. For almost a hundred years, it has held us together.

Vol 29

2009

The Scribe Volume 29: Religion and the Arts / Focus on Sports

Religion and the Arts / Focus on Sports

 

Vol 28

2008

The Scribe Volume 28: The Rise of Jewish Life and Religion in British Columbia, 1858-1948

The Rise of Jewish Life and Religion in BC, 1858-1948

In this extended essay, JMABC founder Cyril Leonoff surveys the growth and development of the BC Jewish community from the earliest arrivals during the Klondike Gold Rush through the population boom following World War II. Immigrants become industrialists, Synagogues and schools are established, and pioneers leave their mark on a young city.

Vol 26.1

2007

The Scribe Volume 26 Issue 1: Links to the Past

Links to the Past

Members of the Vancouver Jewish community respond to latent antisemitism by founding their own golf course in the early 1950s.

Vol 24

2004

The Scribe Volume 24: The Hebrew Ladies of Victoria, Vancouver Island

The Hebrew Ladies of Victoria, Vancouver Island

The women of the early Victoria Jewish community played an important role in the establishment of their pioneer community. Their impact has been overlooked by the historical record for many years, something this issue seeks to remedy.