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Upcoming Presentations by Amber Woods and Dr. Brian Pollick

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2 pm

Jewish Pioneers of Victoria and Our 160-Year-Old Architectural Gem


Jewish Pioneers and Community Leaders 1859-1900

Learn from Amber Woods about the Jewish founders and pioneers who established Congregation Emanu-El and contributed to the business, political, and cultural life of a young and vibrant Victoria.


The Building of Congregation Emanu-El: Architecture as a Sacred and Social Jewish Narrative in Early Victoria

Building our synagogue in 1863 was a bold statement about the religious and social aspirations of the small Victoria Jewish community. Dr. Brian Pollick will talk about the features of Romanesque Revival architecture, with specific focus on our building, and why this style may have been chosen for the synagogue.




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