May is Jewish Heritage Month and a time to celebrate the Jewish community’s significant contributions to British Columbia’s collective success, social welfare, cultural achievements, politics, growth and prosperity.

Jewish Canadians have been part of B.C.’s cultural fabric since the first settlers arrived here in the late 1800s, and they have made significant contributions to the province ever since. Unfortunately, reported anti-Semitic incidents have increased significantly in recent years. This is why it is as important as ever to not only stand up against these unjust acts, but to educate ourselves about the many contributions Jewish British Columbians have made to our province’s diversity and strength.

We continue to see significant contributions by Jewish communities and individuals in helping B.C. grow and thrive.


Resources and Events for Jewish Heritage Month:

For more information about the Jewish community in Canada, visit:

For more information about Jewish history in B.C., visit:

For information about Lower Mainland Jewish community organizations, including schools, synagogues, and cultural and social service organizations, visit:

NFB Jewish Heritage Month selections:

Jewish Book Festival

Book Launch in the Zack Gallery Ellen Schwartz – Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflections of a Hippie Homesteader Tuesday, May 2, 7:00pm Register here