Welcome to Jewish Victoria.

This website is focused on describing various aspects of the Victoria’s history from a Jewish perspective.  Unless otherwise, noted Amber Woods wrote all or the articles, with deep appreciation, gratitude and respect for the work done by Sarah Tobe and with thanks to the Levy and Davies descendants.

sylvester-ladies-2Daughters of pioneers Frank and Cecelia Sylvester:
Louise Miriam Sylvester, Rachel (Ray) Campbell,
Rebecca (Ruby) Macrae


A_2014_004sm“We the undersigned hereby agree to pay to the Congregation Emanu-el of Victoria Y. P. for the purpose of erecting a brick synagogue the sums sett opposite to our respective names. Payments to be made on call of the Committee in four installments.”


Hebrew Ladies Hall which stood beside Congregation Emanu-el from 1893-1970