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Cemeteries - Jewish Cemetery

Markers"Bays Ha Chayim" (House of the Living) is the Hebrew phrase on the gatepost of Victoria's Jewish Cemetery, the oldest in western Canada.

The consecration of the Jewish Cemetery - still in use today - took place in 1860. The first Jewish burial, 20 March 1861, was that of Morris Price, a Freemason who was murdered at Cayoosh near the present town of Lillooet.

Jewish Historical Association of British Columbia

Monuments for the Oppenheimer family, well known in mercantile circles, and for Canada's first Jewish judge, are of particular interest. Near the entrance is the Holocaust memorial to the martyrs who died between 1933 and 1945.