Collections

archival gloves Since it was incorporated in 1971, the Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia (JHSBC) has been acquiring the artifacts, records, photographs and oral histories of individuals, organizations and businesses in BC’s Jewish community. The mission of the JHSBC, through the operation of the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia (JMABC), is to preserve and tell the story of the Jewish people in British Columbia. Today the collection (inclusive dates 1860-2011) includes approximately 300 linear metres of textual records, 120,000 photographs and 700 oral history interviews. The Nemetz Jewish Community Archives also manages a resource library and provides records management services to various community agencies.

The Nemetz Jewish Community Archives and Reference Room (NJCA):

The NJCA Reference Room in the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia provides a quiet atmosphere for researchers.  The Reference Room contains a small but definitive resource library and is equipped with an oral history listening area and access to the Jewish Historical Society’s Oral History Collection.  Visitors can also access the Jewish Genealogical Institute of British Columbia’s reference library and the genealogical databases ancestry.com and findmypast.com.

Archival Holdings:

View the Nemetz Jewish Community Archives' holdings on Memory BC.

View the Yosef Wosk Online Photo Library on Flickr.

View the Yosef Wosk Online Photo Library on the JMABC website