What started out as a restoration project has led to the discovery of people and stories long forgotten. In October 2012, Shirley Barnett initiated the Jewish Restoration Project at Mountain View Cemetery with the backing of The Schara Tzedeck Cemetery Board. The purpose of the project was fourfold: research and document the names of all those interred in the cemetery, stabilize and restore the headstones, refurbish the grounds and add amenities and educate the community with walking tours and educational programming.
Welcome to the exciting new blog for this summer’s upcoming exhibit at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC! My name is Elana Wenner, and I will be updating this spot as we progress through our research here at the JMABC. But first, a little information on what this is all about…
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