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Lillooet Nördlinger McDonnell, Ph.D, is a scholar of modern Jewish and Israeli history. Originally from British Columbia, she is currently a research fellow at the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies in Ottawa. Her book Raincoast Jews: Integration in British Columbia (Midtown 2014) recounts the lives and accomplishments of five important Jews in B.C. between 1860 and 1970. Cecelia Davies is remembered for her charity work in Victoria; Hannah Director became head of the school board in Prince George; as a refugee from Czechoslovakia, Leon Koerner was a progressive figure from the B.C. lumber industry; founder of UBC's school of music, Harry Adaskin is revered as an outstanding musician; Nathan Nemetz was an outstanding lawyer who became the first Jewish Chief Justice of British Columbia.
Raincoast Jews: Integration in British Columbia (Midtown Press 2014) $22.95 978-0-9881101-2-0