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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
Charlotte Crystal
Daniella a Givon & Bernard Pinsky
Pnina Granirer
Ellen Hamer
Carol Herbert
Dana Camil Hewitt & Dave Hewitt
Bess & Morley Hirsch
Rikki Jacobson
Karen James
Gaynor & Ivor Levin
The Lutsky Families
Helen Pinsky
Natasha Press
Harley and Eleanor Rothstein
Julie & Michael Seelig
Elie & Zev Shafran
Michele Smolkin

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