Topic: The Great Jewish Fur Rush and Other Tales of the Early Jews in Victoria
Speaker: Amber Woods is one of the tour guides for Congregation Emanu-El and author of the recently published ‘Guide to Victoria’s Historic Jewish Cemetery’. In addition to being half of the musical duo ‘Kouskous’, Amber has also contributed to the ‘Spiritually Speaking’ column of the Times Colonist and to ‘The Scribe’ published by the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.
Peel back the layers of time to discover how a very small population of Jewish pioneers was so instrumental in shaping early Victoria. Their contributions include: the first Jewish Mayor in North America, the first Jewish Judge in Canada, and the first Jewish Member of the Legislature. Victoria’s synagogue is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in Canada and the Jewish Cemetery is the oldest non-Indigenous cemetery still in use in the province.
When: Monday, January 21st from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street
Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $15. $12 for JCCV members.
Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.