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Max Zev Bankstein: Canada’s first registered Jewish architect

The Jewish Heritage Centre prides itself in preserving and promoting the history and culture of western Canadian and Winnipeg Jewry. The organization has brought to the fore the inestimable contributions of individuals and community organizations that have had a lasting impact on virtually every aspect of Winnipeg’s social and built environment.

Max Zev Blankstein (1874-1931) Canada’s first registered Jewish architect left an important legacy of structures, such as theatres, communal institutions, residences, commercial and manufacturing sites, that altered Winnipeg’s skyline, and provided spaces for Jews and non-Jews alike to carry out their everyday lives through a range of  cultural, recreational, economic and household activities. During his prolific and illustrious career Blankstein was issued 175 building permits by the City of Winnipeg. In 1929 he became a registered architect in Saskatchewan. 

In partnership with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation the Jewish Heritage Centre will present a Zoom program on the life and works of Max Zev Blankstein scheduled for 7:00pm, Thursday, March 23. Presenters Murray Peterson, Murray Blankstein and Gerry Posner will offer an enriching interpretation of the man, the historical context in which he operated, his creativity and commitment to his profession, family life and other aspects that made him a seminal figure in Winnipeg’s emergence as a major urban centre.

To register for this program: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v2_3TJRqTQyee2H9tjGr7g

If you would like more information, contact Stan Carbone at the Jewish Heritage Centre: mailto:SCarbone@jhcwc.org

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