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Congregation Emanu-El fonds
CA JHS A.2012.004 · Fonds · 1851-2012

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by Congregation Emanu-El including: textual records; photographs; moving images; sound recordings; ledgers; and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into 22 series: Preschool and Hebrew School; Correspondence; Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia/Allan Klenman; Membership; Committees; Photographs and audio-visual; Publications; Restoration; Ben Levinson historical/archival files; Renovation (Matanah G’Dolah Project); Congregation Rabbi’s; Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conversion certificates; Jewish cemetery; Vancouver Island Jewish Community Directory (VIJCD); Financials; Holocaust Symposium; Board; Administration and operational records; Ephemera; Marriages and divorces; Scrapbooks; and Sylvester family.

Congregation Emanu-El
Fonds · [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.

CA JHS A.2006.001 · Collection · 1862 - 2003; primarily 1960s - 2003

Fonds is arranged into 7 series: Congregation Emanu-El board minutes; Congregation Emanu-El financial matters and synagogue constitution; Congregation Emanu-El correspondence; Congregation Emanu-El publications; Fundraising; Victoria BC Jewish Federation; Synagogue matters.

Barer, Ralph David
CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018 · Fonds · 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John
CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018-001-1 · File · 22 November 1862
Part of John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

File contains the first report by the Secretary, A. Hoffman, to the congregation. Manuscript of five pages, dated and docketed 22 November 1862, Victoria, Vancouver Island, folded, docketed on outside as “Secretary’s Report Nov. 22/62”. Reports on meetings, efforts to raise funds, etc.

CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018-001-4 · File · 7 July 1864
Part of John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

Summary Suit in Supreme Court of Civil Justice, Victoria, 7 July 1864, two pages part printed and part manuscript, recording claim for loss on non-fulfillment of contract for supplying lumber for the new synagogue. Summary Suit #1459, J.G. Jackson, Plaintiff vs. Hoffman, Sr.

CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018-001-6 · File · 1864
Part of John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

File contains the "Act to Incorporate the Israelite Congregation named 'The Emanuel of Victoria, Vancouver Island'". Passed the Legislative Assembly 2d June, 1864, R. W. Torrens, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. Passed the Legislative Council 16th June, 1864, E. J. Nesbitt, Clerk of the Legislative Council. Received my Assent this 7th day of July, 1864, A. E. Kennedy, Governor. Victoria, Vancouver Island: printed by authority of the government by Harries and Company, 1864.

Folio, 29.3 cm, pp. [3] on single folded sheet of cream paper. Near fine. Original folio printings, never bound, of the draft and final act legally establishing the first Jewish Congregation in western Canada, the oldest surviving synagogue in Canada, housed in what is now the oldest surviving synagogue building on the West Coast of North America. The synagogue was founded in 1859 and the present synagogue building was built in 1863. Unrecorded original printed acts, the Harries imprint very rare indeed.

CA JHS A.2009.003-002 · Series · 1889 - 1975
Part of Seidelman family fonds

This series contains letters to and from members of the Seidelman family, especially members in Winnipeg and Minneapolis; records relating to Harry Seidelman’s career; financial records; receipts; published articles concerning Seidelman family members; and schooling records. The series also includes letters to and from William Seidelman, Sr. from the 1889 and 1890s; some of the letters come from Seattle. The CD-R contains family records digitized by the family ca. 2007. Some of the originals of the digitized records on CD-R are part of the fonds.

Seidelman family fonds
CA JHS A.2009.003 · Fonds · 1889 - 1975

The fonds contains records from various Seidelman family members, including Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, Harry Seidelman, and William Seidelman Sr. The records reflect the family’s daily life. The fonds includes photographs of the Seidelman family members and friends. The textual material includes letters written by Private Edward Joseph Seidelman while in the Army from 1916 to 1917. Also included are correspondence of Harry Seidelman and records relating to his employment as a sailor and as a partner at United Grain and Milling Co. Ltd. Other records include receipts, financial records, school certificates, newspaper clippings, and records relating to the family’s involvement in the Vancouver Jewish community.

Seidelman (family)
CA JHS A.1993.005, A.2008.008, A.1999.006, A.2000.012, A.2000.015, A.2009.006-016 · Series · ca. 1890 – 2007; primarily 1950s - 2000s
Part of Hadassah-WIZO Council of Vancouver fonds

Series contain black and white and colour photographs, colour slides, and colour negatives which document Hadassah-WIZO Vancouver activities, such as the Bazaar, Chapter Meetings, Conventions, Conferences, Events such as Youth Aliyah sponsored events, Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Dinners, Luncheons, as well as Openings, Closings and Honourings.

CA JHS A.2009.003-002-34 · File · 1896 - ?
Part of Seidelman family fonds

This file contains an interim contract for insurance on a store and dwelling, taken out by William Seidelman. Contract is dated July 18, 1896.