Documents and Resources



Papers Relating to Hebrew Burial Ground, 1862 – 1941
(The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC)

Records of Graves in Cemetery, 1862-1943
(The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC)


Vancouver Island Masonic History Project

Jewish Museum of the American West

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC

Jewish Victoria: A Historical Perspective

U-Vic Heritage and Historical Archaeology Field Course at Emanu-El Cemetery:
Picturing Cemeteries

an image of the book's cover

“Guide to Victoria’s Historic Jewish Cemetery” by Amber Woods.
Winner of the Jewish Museum and Archives’ 2019 BC Jewish History Research Prize
Available from the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.

Special Thanks to:

  • Sarah Tobe and the late Cyril Edel Leonoff for their groundbreaking historical research
  • Rabbi Victor Hillel Reinstein (Rabbi Victor) and Rabbi Lynn Greenhough for providing copies of their eulogies
  • Wor. Brother Mark Anderson, historian at Temple Lodge, No. 33 in Duncan B.C. for his continued support in all things Masonic
  • Contributions from family and friends, particularly from the descendants of pioneer families: Elizabeth Bensted, Carolyn Hahn, Bruce Campbell, Brent Sylvester and Diana Levy Lofstrom

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