For Immediate Release
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to announce the hiring of a new archivist, Alysa Routtenberg, who will oversee the ongoing growth of the BC Jewish Community Archives.
Alysa holds a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from McGill University and has had experience working at the McGill Education Curriculum Resource Centre and here at the JMABC.
“I am thrilled to be returning to the JMABC and to have the opportunity to take over the role of archivist,” said Alysa. “There are many exciting projects already on the go, and with many more coming up I know this will be a busy and enriching experience.”
JMABC Board President Perry Seidelman was happy to welcome Alysa, remarking, “On behalf of the board, I’m very excited to welcome Alysa back to the JMABC. Her contributions were essential to making our Fred Schiffer exhibit a great success and we know she will propel us forward to new heights.”
Alysa inherits the position of Archivist from Jennifer Yuhasz, who recently completed her sixth year at the JMABC. The staff and board were sad to see her go but wish her the greatest success at her new position as Archivist for the City of Richmond.
About the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collection and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia. With 300 linear metres of textual records, 300,000 photographs and 725 oral history interviews, the JMABC chronicles all facets of our community’s history. Through innovative exhibits and public programming, the JMABC builds bridges with the diverse communities of BC and heightens awareness of the rich 150 year history of Jews in BC.