Simon Goldenberg is a longtime member with his family of Havurah Shalom in Portland, Oregon. He is a fourth-year student at the University of British Columbia currently pursuing a major in First Nations Studies and English Literature. During his third-year, Simon enrolled in a BC history course that offered the opportunity to research Jewish history in Vancouver. His term paper focused on the Jewish immigration patterns into Vancouver pre-WWII and the challenges of documenting the history of a minority community. He expanded and restructured this paper independently over the summer in order to submit it to the The Scribe, an annual journal on BC Jewish history, which plans to publish the essay in February 2012.