Shalom Life | May 05, 2015

B.C. Museum Welcomes Alberta Exhibit

The venue is set to celebrate cross-province Jewish history.

By: Christal Gardiola

Published: June 29th, 2010 in Culture » Art » News

B.C. Museum Welcomes Alberta Exhibit

Psalm 126: “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.” That is the inspiration behind the latest exhibit opening in the The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia in August. Titled A Joyful Harvest, the exhibit is an ode to Jewish contribution in southern Alberta.

As part of The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia's theme, "The Ties that Bind," A Joyful Harvest will take visitors on a historical tour of Jewish immigration in Alberta and the people's lifestyles dating as far back as 1889. Molly Winston, education coordinator of the museum, says the exhibit highlight events, institutions and personalities that have made an impact in Western Canada's Jewish history. The exhibit will also include snapshots of Alberta farming life in the early 1900s (pictured above). Winston says, "There are also many gems within the exhibit, such as a display of homesteader Horse Brands from 1916 registered to Jewish cattle dealers, farmers and ranchers in southern Alberta."

A Joyful Harvest was originally created by the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta in 2005 to celebrate the province's centennial. It was first displayed at the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta before it was brought to other parts of Calgary. The B.C. museum, which has had a close relationship with Alberta organization, decided to acquire A Joyful Harvest due to its history of Jewish residents who have roots in Alberta.

Winston reveals that the impact of Jewish immigrantion in Alberta to other Jews today attracted the museum to bring the exhibit in B.C. "What affects one Jewish community affects another, and it is important to explore other community histories in order understand our collective Canadian-Jewish identity," she says. "Bringing the exhibit from Alberta is another opportunity to explore where we came from and how that has impacted Canadian history."

A Joyful Harvest will have an opening reception on August 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver. The exhibit will run at The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia from August 5-31. For more information, visit www.jewishmuseum.ca.

Lauryn Hill Succumbs to BDS Pressure, Cancels Israel Show Lauryn Hill Succumbs to BDS Pressure, Cancels Israel Show TrendingIsraeli Restaurant in London Named Best in the United Kingdom Israeli Restaurant in London Named Best in the United Kingdom TrendingJames Corden Wants to Host YOUR Bar or Bat Mitzvah [VIDEO] James Corden Wants to Host YOUR Bar or Bat Mitzvah [VIDEO] Trending
 

Reports: Dave Goldberg Died of Head Trauma at Four Seasons

May 04, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Reports: Dave Goldberg Died of Head Trauma at Four Seasons

The CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband to Sheryl Sandberg was 47

Read More

Did You Know? Owner of Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharaoh is Jewish

May 04, 2015 | By Sy Berg
Did You Know? Owner of Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharaoh is Jewish

Over a decade ago, Egyptian-Jewish Ahmed Zayat sold an alcohol company to Heineken for $280 million

Read More

From Israel with Love: President Rivlin Sends Gift to Royal Baby

May 04, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
From Israel with Love: President Rivlin Sends Gift to Royal Baby

Israeli President has specialty dress made for Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Read More

Lauryn Hill Succumbs to BDS Pressure, Cancels Israel Show

May 04, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Lauryn Hill Succumbs to BDS Pressure, Cancels Israel Show

#KillingMeSoftly social media campaign likely reason Ms. Hill has decided to cancel her Thursday performance in Rishon Lezion

Read More

Baltimore ‘Riot Mom’ Needed in Jerusalem

May 04, 2015 | By Rafael Medoff, JNS.org
Baltimore ‘Riot Mom’ Needed in Jerusalem

The contrast between the famous Baltimore mother and relatives of young Palestinian rock throwers in Jerusalem could not be more striking

Read More

FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas

May 04, 2015 | By JNS.org
FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas

The gunman, one of two who were shot dead after opening fire at a free speech event, has ties to radical Islam

Read More

Israeli Restaurant in London Named Best in the United Kingdom

May 04, 2015 | By Roy Yerushalmi
Israeli Restaurant in London Named Best in the United Kingdom

GQ says The Palomar has 'the most chutzpah of any food and drink establishment operating in the country right now'

Read More

Jewish Toronto Honours Community Leaders Ted and Elizabeth Sokolsky

May 04, 2015 | By Dan Horowitz
Jewish Toronto Honours Community Leaders Ted and Elizabeth Sokolsky

Some 250 people, including politicians, community leaders and philanthropists, arrived to pay tribute to the Jewish power couple

Read More

More Headlines