The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum will open for visitors from Monday, June 29 to Friday, September 4. Guided tours will be available.
On arrival visitors will be asked to self-assess for COVID symptoms and will be required to leave their name, town of residence and telephone number in the event that contact tracing will be required. All visitors will be asked to sanitize their hands, be encouraged to wear a cloth mask and maintain physical distancing from Museum staff and other visitors during their visit.
Please note that the number of visitors or groups in the building will be limited to ensure that distancing can be maintained
We urge our members and friends to take all necessary precautions and wish all of you well as we continue to make our way through the precautions put in place for the ongoing pandemic.
L'hitraot / See you soon.
Executive Director / Curator
Welcome to the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, the centre of Jewish heritage, culture, and history in the heart of Uptown Saint John, New Brunswick. We tell the story of the Jewish community of Saint John from its beginning in 1783 to the present day.
Follow the waves of immigration to Saint John and explore Jewish traditions and customs. A series of changing exhibits recall the richness of family, business and organizational life that flourished from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Museum tours led by members of the Jewish community give visitors a unique first-person view of local history and cultural experience.
Connect to your roots - meet your neighbours - share your stories.
The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum is located in Uptown Saint John, just two blocks from Kings Square.
We hope you are well in these challenging times. This year COVID-19 has resulted in many changes, both in what we do and in how we interact with the public.
The Saint John Jewish Film Festival is adapting to these changes by presenting our Festival in a new, on-line format. If you have email and internet access, you will be able to view our films from the comfort and safety of your own home, and from anywhere in the world. This new format will allow us to provide an added feature. Following each film, we will now provide a discussion with a guest speaker using Zoom.
The support we receive from our sponsors and ticket holders for the Film Festival is crucial. It will allow us to continue the work of chronicling the history of the Jewish community of Saint John at our Jewish Historical Museum.
This past year we were able to bring in speakers, have book launches and develop a lecture series. Our purpose is to educate the general public about Judaism and the tragedy of the Holocaust, as well as to develop and expand on our many exhibits. We are asking for your support to help us continue this work. Without your generosity and passion, it will not be possible.
You will find a list of our films on our film festival page. Please select the ones that you would like to view and return the order form together with your payment. You will need to reply by October 1, 2020 to allow time for processing. We will send a unique, non-transferable link for each selected film to your email, approximately one week prior to their showing.
The 2020 Saint John Jewish Film Festival will run from October 17 to October 22. We lookforward to "seeing you at the movies".
Lorie Cohen Hackett Hackett Richard Osepchook
Co-Chairs Saint John Jewish Film Festival
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91 Leinster Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2L 1J2