Jewish Historical Society of B.C. photograph collection
Leith Bros. Hardware (1914-1966) in Prince George, BC. Mr. Jacob Leith was prominant in the Prince George community. He was involved in the Chamber of Commerce, and after the Second World War he was a recipient of a certificate of appreciation by the Government of Canada for his contribution to militia, civil defence and victory loan sales. At age 93, he was still reading the Torah at religous services in the Prince George community.
The first Vancouver Peretz School opened in 1945 at Thirteenth Avenue and Birch, with the objectives of providing a secular education in Jewish history, literature, culture and traditions with an emphasis on Yiddish (See the Jewish Western Bulletin, 22 September 1960, p. 20). Back L-R: Lil Slobod, Matilda Porte, Rachel Korn, Susie Dodek, Sara Sarkin, Bernice Abramson. Front L-R: Anne Wyne, Sarah Stone, Sara Rubin, Lucy Lacterman, Bunny Braverman, Galya Chud.
Vancouver's oldest extant pharmacy, located at 15 East Hastings Street.
Located in Vancouver's East side at 504 East Hastings, Ferrara Court was the residence of Mary Livingston and many other Jewish families. Mary first met Benny Kubelsky (Jack Benny), a vaudeville performer, at a Passover seder at her family's home at Ferrara Court.