School Programs

School Programs with the JMABC
All school programs have been designed to complement the BC Provincial Social Studies Curriculum and can be adapted for grades 3-12.  These multi-sensory programs are led by experienced educators and can be used within the classroom.

Introduction to Jewish Culture
This program provides students an overview of Jewish customs, history, and concepts. It emphasizes Jewish arts and culture, incorporating music, folk dance, Yiddish and Hebrew vocabulary. Students will have an opportunity to view the JMABC Educational Torah and explore ritual objects.

None is Too Many: 1933-1948
According to official statistics, only 5,000 Jewish refugees entered Canada between 1933-1948, the lowest record of any Western country. This program explores the Canadian Immigration Policies enacted during WWII and the initiatives undertaken by Jewish communities across Canada to sponsor immigrants and Holocaust refugees. The program is based on the book None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948, written by Canadian historians Irving Abella and Harold Troper.

Making a Community
The first Jewish immigrants came to British Columbia in search of new opportunities and religious freedom. Many people worked as skilled tradesmen, loggers, merchants, grocers, homesteaders, and gold miners. Using storytelling, artifact reproductions and letters, students explore what life was like as a Jewish immigrant in early BC.

For more information on school programs, contact education_coordinator@jewishmuseum.ca

Historic Walking and Bus Tours
A tour-guide from the Jewish Museum & Archives will provide insight into the landmarks, architecture, events and evolution of the Jewish Community of Vancouver, while sharing anecdotes of Vancouver Jewish daily life.

 

Mountainview Cemetery – Jewish Section
Curriculum: Adaptable to all grades
Running time: 75 – 120 minutes
Cost: $5.00 per student

Have an idea or topic not covered by our programs? Contact the Education Coordinator at education_coordinator@jewishmuseum.ca