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Congregation Emanu-El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2012.004
  • Fonds
  • 1851-2012

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Emanu-El including: textual records; photographs; moving images; sound recordings; ledgers; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 22 series: Preschool and Hebrew School; Correspondence; Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia/Allan Klenman; Membership; Committees; Photographs and audio-visual; Publications; Restoration; Ben Levinson historical/archival files; Renovation (Matanah G’Dolah Project); Congregation Rabbi’s; Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conversion certificates; Jewish cemetery; Vancouver Island Jewish Community Directory (VIJCD); Financials; Holocaust Symposium; Board; Administration and operational records; Ephemera; Marriages and divorces; Scrapbooks; and Sylvester family.

Congregation Emanu-El

John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

  • CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John

Congregation Har El fonds

  • CA JHS A.2009.008
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2000

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records from Congregation Har El. Textual records include: minutes and correspondence, publications, and financials.

The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Publications; Synagogue construction; Fundraising; Board minutes; North Shore Jewish Centre (NSJC) records; Financial records; West Vancouver School Board dealings; and Congregation Har El miscellaneous files.

Congregation Har El

Congregation Beth Israel fonds

  • CA JHS A.2012.015
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1930-2011

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Beth Israel including: textual records; photographs; moving images; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 18 series: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs; Weddings and marriages; Jewish Divorce (Get); Deaths and cemetery; Ritual Committee; Publications; Financial Statements; Birth (brit milah and baby naming); Conversions; Beth Israel – Schools; 75th Anniversary; Staff administration; Building: Renovation, maintenance and construction; High Holidays; Congregation Beth Israel Board of Directors; Synagogue administration; Beth Israel Women’s League / Sisterhood; and Photographs, audio-visual and scrapbooks.

Congregation Beth Israel

Burquest Jewish Community Association fonds

  • CA JHS A.2011.035
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2002

Fonds is arranged into three series: Administrative and operational records; Newspaper clippings; Photographs and audio/visual.

Burquest Jewish Community Association

Altman family collection

  • CA JHS A.1999.013
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2001

The fonds consists of community publications, community ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and musical scores. The fonds is arranged into 3 series: Community publications; Altman family files; and Music collection which consists of scores of both Jewish and general popular songs that bear the name of Sari Corbin.

Altman (family)

Jewish communities of British Columbia historical collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.