Exhibits for 2020:

Immigration to Saint John

- there were four waves of immigration - from England, Eastern Europe, post Second World War and from Israel

Preparing for the Sabbath

- antique stove and video showing the making of bagels, ca. 1974

From the Cradle to the Grave

- explore Jewish holy days, customs and lifecycle events

Starting a New Life: Holocaust Survivors in New Brunswick

- ten family stories

Open for Business: Jewish Businesses in Saint John
Journey to the Holy Land /Palestine in the 19th Century
Shaarei Zedek Synagogue (Conservative and Egalitarian) -

- history and memorabilia from 1860s to 2000s

-  connections between Saint John and Israel from the 19th to 21st century

Events in 2020:

Please note that events scheduled for April, May and June will be rescheduled.

Sunday, January 26 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm - Book Reading – Dan Elman - Chess Concepts

The book is arranged as a series of lectures for chess educators, chess players and 'kibitzers' as a 'Chess Appreciation" course. Dan Elman begins with some basic ideas, then we are introduced to the evolution of ideas from the 6th century to the 21st century.

Monday, April 20 - 7:30 to 9:00 pm - Yom Hashoah / Holocaust Remembrance Day

The programme will feature a keynote address by Mr. Leonard Vis who was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1930. His family had roots in Holland date from well before the French Revolution. The family went into hiding in the summer of 1942, with each child -  Leonard (age 11), Arthur (age 8) and Anita (age 6) - sheltered separately. The parents stayed together. In a raid on Leonard's hiding place at Yom Kippur in 1943 by the Gestapo and the local police, he was arrested. During his transport to the Westerbork Transit Camp he managed to jump from the train. He subsequently made his way back to his caregivers and went back into hiding. The whole family survived.

Thursday, May 14 - 7:30 to 9:00 pm - The Eighth Annual Spring Variety Concert

Sunday, May 17, 24 and 31 - Lecture Series – Judaism in Context, part two– presented by Dan Elman

Saturday, October 17 to Thursday, October 22 - The Sixth Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival

Virtual Exhibits:

Past to Present: Generations of Jewish Life in Saint John


The Changing Role of Jewish Women in Saint John


Celebrating 150 Years of Jewish Life in Saint John, New Brunswick


Virtual Tour of the former Shaarei Synagogue building on Carleton Street, Saint John