Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Inc.



Contact

  • Address
    C140-123 DONCASTER STREET
    WINNIPEG, MB, MB, R3N 2B2
  • Telephone: 204-295-3947
  • General Email:
  • Website: jhcwc.org
  • Executive Director : Belle Jarniewski
  • Charitable Organization: Yes

 

Organization Details

  • Organization Type: Charitable/Caritative
  • Focus of Activities
    To document, preserve and share information on the culture and historical formation of Jewish communities in Western Canada. The Centre also serves as an advocate for anti-racism and education on the Holocaust and Antisemitism.
  • Organization Mandate
    To collect and preserve the records, artefacts and traditions of our community. These treasures include more than 70,000 photographs and Jewish community newspapers from 1910 to the present, oral histories and other materials;

    To present programs and exhibits about the history, experiences, achievements and culture of the Jewish community;

    To maintain and expand a searchable and detailed database of Jewish gravestones in Manitoba and further afield;

    To promote the awareness and understanding of the history of the Holocaust through education—reaching thousands of students and educators each year. We address the fact that society continues to witness genocide due to continuing racism and hatred and that we must all be vigilant in opposing racism, antisemitism and other forms of bigotry.
  • Organization Capacity
    1 - 10
  • Geographic Mandate
    Regional