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.

Contact the JMABC office to order a copy of any past issue: info@jewishmuseum.ca or 604.257.5199.

Vol 26.1


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


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.

Vol 23.2


The Scribe Volume 23 Issue 2: Founding Fathers

Founding Fathers

Celebrating the life and work of David Oppenheimer and Max Zack, civic leaders half a century apart.

Vol 23.1


The Scribe Volume 23 Issue 1: The West Kootenays Jewish Community

The Trail-Rossland area of BC had a booming Jewish community in the mid-20th Century, the largest behind Vancouver and Victoria.

Vol 22


The Scribe Volume 22: A Mensch on Defense

A Mensch on Defense

Hy Buller played five seasons in the National Hockey League, first for the Detroit Red Wings and then for the New York Rangers. His professional hockey career ran from 1943 to 1953, during which time he was one of only two Jewish players in the league.

Vol 21


The Scribe Volume 21: Vancouver and Outlying Communities

Vancouver and Outlying Jewish Communities

Featured in this edition of the Scribe are the Jewish communities of the Metro Vancouver Regional District and Lower Mainland.  Included in this edition are pictures and description of notable Jewish communities, families and Jewish owned such as Beth Tikvah Synagogue, the Gold Family and the Petersky General Store.