Festival Supporters

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 and family
Annette Rothstein (z’l) and family

The Betty Averbach Foundation
PJ Library
The Weinberg Residence
The Ben and Esther Dayson Charitable Foundation
The Kirman Foundation for Yiddish Culture
National Council of Jewish Women – Vancouver Na’amat – Vancouver Chapter
The Lutsky Families
Elie & Zev Shafran
Esther Chetner
Ellen Hamer and Gerald Hamer
Ami & Bella Haasz
Rikki Jacobson

Miri & Larry Garaway
Karen James
Harley & Eleanore Rothstein
Beverley Kort & Ray Schachter
Daniella Givon & Bernard Pinsky

Eldad Goldfarb
Nancy Brown Halpern
Dana Camil Hewitt & David Hewitt
Bess and Morley Hirsch
Janos & Noni Mate
Julie & Michael Seelig
Yosef Wosk

Linda Bonder
Miriam Clavir
Frieda Miller & Danny Shapiro
Anita & Earl Winestock
Tamara Frankel

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