VHF WALKING TOURS: Foundations of the Jewish Community in Gastown & Strathcona
10:00am — 12:00pm
About the event
Strathcona and Gastown contain some of the oldest homes and commercial buildings in the city and were where many immigrant communities got their start, including Vancouver’s Jewish community. Join Michael Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC for a tour of these historic areas. Hear about the men and women who made a new home here, started businesses and laid the foundations of a tight-knit community. We will visit the city’s earliest synagogue and learn about schools, social service organizations, and pioneers in business and politics who rose from humble beginnings to make their mark on the city and province.