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Remembering Cherie Smith 
Cherie Smith founded the Jewish Book Festival in Vancouver in 1984. She passed away in July 1999. Cherie served as the Festival’s chairperson, literary inspiration and tireless worker for many years. Her lifelong love of books was evident in her career as an editor, publisher and author of her own family history, Mendel’s Children: A Family Chronicle. Cherie’s legacy lives on through the thousands of people who flock to the Festival each year.


Julian (Buddy) Smith(z’l) and family

Annette Rothstein(z’l) and family


Heather & Jonathan Berkowitz
Esther Chetner
Beverley Corber
Charlotte Crystal
Melenie Fleischer Wilson
Linda Dayan Frimer
Daniella Givon & Bernard Pinsky
Ginger Tea Book Club in fond
memory of Linda Miles
Ellen Hamer
Dana Camil Hewitt & David Hewitt
Bess & Morley Hirsch
Rikki Jacobson
Karen James
Jenny Lackstone
Gaynor & Ivor Levin
The Lutsky Families
Moshe Mastai
Dr. Andrew and Shawna Merkur
Helen Pinsky
Harley & Eleanor Rothstein
Julie & Michael Seelig
Elie & Zev Shafran
Tamir Schlanger
The Weinberg Residence

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