The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is dedicated to the collecting and sharing of community memories of Jewish life in British Columbia. The ever-growing collection includes documents, photos, and oral histories that recount the history of our community. Through innovative exhibits and programming, the JMABC builds bridges with the diverse communities of BC and heightens awareness of the rich 150 year history of Jews in BC.
Founded in 1971 as the Jewish Historical Society of BC, the JMABC collects and cares for documents, photographs, artifacts and oral histories chronicling all facets of our community’s history.
Our archives are housed in dedicated facilities and comprise over 300 linear metres of textual records, 300,000 photographs and 750 oral history interviews.
The archives are available to researchers and form the basis of much of our public programming, including walking tours; online, travelling, and temporary exhibits; and our annual journal, The Scribe.