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

Family Stories

- first hand stories of life in Saint John

Open for Business: Jewish Businesses in Saint John

- remembering business through stories, photographs and artifacts

Shaarei Zedek Synagogue (Conservative and Egalitarian) -

Events in 2020:

Many events scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled or 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 - cancelled

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

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

Saturday, October 17 to Thursday, October 22 - The Seventh Annual Saint John Jewish Film Festival - a virtual event - see home page and film festival page for details

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 Zedek Synagogue building on Carleton Street, Saint John