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Doncaster Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3N 2B2
P: 204.477.7460 F: 204.477.7465
Office Hours: Mon to Thu 9-4
For archival or genealogical requests, please email Ava at
. For all other requests, please email Ilana Abrams, General Manager at
Here is What's Happening at the JHCWC
“Indifference and the Fragility of Civilization”
May 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Shaarey Zedeck Synagogue
With Father Patrick Desbois, Lt. General Romeo Dallaire and Naomi Azrieli
“Growing Up Jewish on the Prairies - Rural MB and SK”
The 2012 Switzer-Cooperstock Lecture Prize Winner
Author: Chana Thau
The Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program 2013
for Grade 9 Jewish students not enrolled in Gray Academy
is now underway
The program comprises the following four components:
Education Sessions - weekly from mid-February to end of April 2013
16 hours of Community Volunteer Service
Trip to Washington DC from May 11-14, 2013
Memorandum for Personal Responsibility Graduation Ceremony upon return
To participate in and graduate from the program, participants must complete all of these requirements.
For more information, please contact Renee Kaplan, Program Coordinator at 204.477-7458 or email .
Major Exhibit Planned for 2013
Jews In Winnipeg's Garment Industry
Oral History Project
The Jewish Heritage Centre is embarking on the development of an exhibit on the history of the contributions of Jews to Winnipeg’s garment industry. The first phase consists essentially of an oral history component which encompasses interviews with individuals representative of the industry’s various sectors. Sharon Chisvin and Mona Rich have been recruited to carry out the interviews and to date have acquired an impressive amount of information which will be used for the exhibit and future research purposes. The Heritage Centre gratefully acknowledges the Province of Manitoba’s Heritage Grants Program, the Winnipeg Foundation and Jewish Foundation for providing the financial assistance needed to carry out this initiative.
The Lipton Jewish Agricultural Colony
1901-1951: Pioneering on Canada's Prairies
The inaugural lecture of the Switzer-Cooperstock Lecture Series
By Theodore H. Friedgut, Hebrew University
The lecture was originally presented to the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada on September 8, 2008. The pages from the book (78 pages, 1.77 MB) can now be downloaded.
The Jewish People of Manitoba
Now on Display - Asper Campus
This is the exhibit currently on display at the Marion & Ed Vickar Jewish Museum of Western Canada. View the exhibits anytime during Asper Campus hours.
Expanding Our Archives
This is an ever-ongoing activity of the JHC, but is once again being actively acted on by our Archives and Acquisitions Committee. The JHC will preserve your family's collections and artifacts as they pertain to the Jewish history of Western Canada. Monty Hall recently pledged his collection to us. Preserve your history with us.
Our Digitization Project
Plans are underway to digitize all our material and make it available from our website.
If you would like more information about any of our programs or projects, please .
Preserving the Past. A Gift to the Future
Remember the Jewish Heritage Centre the next time you want to send out a commemorative card for a special occasion or in memory of a family member
or acquaintance. Call: (204) 477-7460
DVD of: Mr Justice Samuel Freedman Exhibit and Opening
This DVD is available for $25 from the JHC Office.
Jewish Radicalism in Winnipeg 1905-1960
Following up on our very successful Radicalism Conference, we have produced a book of papers
from the Conference. This first-of-its-kind documentation of local Manitoba Jewish Radicalism is part of the JHC's Jewish Life and Times series. See our Radicalism Conference page for more details and the complete Table of Contents.
Price: $15 JHC members, $20 non-members.
Our Musical Heritage Project Book
"100 Years of Jewish Musicians and Music in Winnipeg" is still available from the , as well as synagogue gift shops in Winnipeg, the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre and McNally Robinson's Grant Park Location. Available online for $19.95 plus shipping from McNally Robinson.
Paid membership is the lifeblood of our organization. It shows that you are committed in helping to preserve, promote and present the tangible and
visible records of our Jewish heritage. Your membership support strengthens our position in applying for grants from funding agencies and in raising additional funds in the
community. Please join us!
Without our history, we have no future.
Together, we can ensure our heritage is preserved -
the greatest gift we can give to future generations.