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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

The Betty Averbach Foundation
National Council of Jewish Women – Vancouver
The Lutsky Families
Daniella Givon & Bernard Pinsky
Ian and Sandy Penn
Weinberg Residence


Heather & Jonathan Berkowitz
Esther Chetner
Charlotte Crystal
Eldad Goldfarb
Gershon Growe
Bella & Ami Haasz
Ellen Hamer and Gerald Hamer
Dana Camil Hewitt & Dave Hewitt
Bess & Morley Hirsch
Rikki Jacobson
Karen James
Gaynor & Ivor Levin
Janice Masur
Ellen Miller
Meite Moser
Helen Pinsky
Deborah Roitberg
Harley & Eleanor Rothstein
Tamir Schlanger
Julie & Michael Seelig
Deborah Setton Tabenkin & Yair Tabenkin
Anita & Earl Winestock
Yosef Wosk

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