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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)

Tracy Ames collection

  • CA JHS A.2001.001
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1987

The fonds consist of correspondence, minutes, applications for funding, distribution lists, and draft material relating to the video. The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Photographs and sound recordings; and Research files.

Ames, Tracy

Nemetz family fonds

  • CA JHS A.2008.016, A.2011.018
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-2012]

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records from various members of the Nemetz family, including the Dayson family, the Barnett family, and the Fader family.

The fonds is arranged into four series: Nathan Nemetz scrapbooks and photograph albums (photocopies); Textual records; Photographs; Audio/Visual.

Nemetz family

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

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

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

Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection

  • CA JHS A.2014.007
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1920-1921

The fonds consists of a series of love-letters written between Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams. These letters were written in 1921 between Vancouver (where Morris lived) and Montreal (where Rose lived).

Soskin (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.