Unless otherwise credited, the information on these pages was compiled and written by Amber Woods. Amber is a Tour Guide at Congregation Emanu-el, author of the Old Cemeteries Society’s publication about the Jewish Cemetery, and helps with the walking tours of Jewish Victoria (

Various sources were used in collecting the information including:

Special Thanks to:

Diana Levy Lofstrom and Elizabeth Bensted wrote biographies about their ancestors.

The Jewish Cemetery is managed by Congregation Emanu-el, Canada’s oldest synagogue in continuous use.

We invite contributions by family members, friends and descendants.

This website was created and is maintained by Amber Woods and Leah Freedman.