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Adam Granot

Number: CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.18-17
Name: Adam Granot
Interviewer: Debby Freiman
Date: May 28th, 2018
Place: Peretz Center
Project: The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia Oral History Project

Summary:
00:00: The interviewer, Debby Freiman, introduces herself and Adam Granot who is being interviewed.
00:21: Granot was born in Israel. He then goes on to describe his family and early childhood.
2:45: Granot describes the importance and role food played in his household and while growing up.
4:27: Freiman asks how Granot became involved in the food industry. Granot recounts his father’s career as a restaurant owner in Tel Aviv, Israel while Granot was a child. He then describes his father’s wish to build a business that sells burekas when they moved to Canada. Eventually they purchased the Fraser bakery and named it Breka Bakery which still exists in several locations today.
13:14: Granot was originally working at a car rental agency but left that job in order to take part in the family’s bakery when he was in his early twenties. He also recounts the opening of the other locations.
19:57: Granot is involved with the operations side of the business. His sister, brother-in-law, mother and mother’s partner are all also involved in the business in a variety of capacities. He also describes some of the tenets of the bakery related to product and growth.
25:26: Breka makes a variety of traditional Jewish and Eastern European breads, some of which are in keeping with the tradition of Fraser Bakery.
29:41: The bakeries are open twenty-four seven. Granot describes who the customers are that come in at all hours of the night.
33:18: Granot answers how Judaism has affected the business.
34:46: The speakers discuss the changes that have occurred in the food industry since Breka was first created. They discuss the changes in what customers are looking for in the products they purchase.
38:12: Freiman asks Granot what he sees as the future of Breka. At the time of the interview, Granot was beginning to plan for two more locations to be added to the business. They were also considering to expanding beyond Vancouver itself to other Lower Mainland cities. Granot recounts what he’s learned and what he’s loved about working in the food industry.

Adele Vernon

Oral History interview with Adele Vernon. Born in London, England. During the war her mother told her and her siblings “don’t let anyone know we’re Jewish” and leaving the Jewish faith for years. Talks about being sponsored to come to Canada by his father's aunt, arriving at Pier 41, arriving during the Calgary stampede. Went back to school as a mature student in 1973 for performing arts. Started the Shalom Dancers in 1978/79. Took Wednesday night classes with Rabbi Victor Reinstein and returned to the Jewish faith later in life.

Anne Wyne

Oral history interview with Anne Wyne who was born in Russia in 1907. She discusses her involvement with Peretz School and as Principal of Jewish Community Centre. Anne's father emigrated to Canada in 1924 and the family followed 1926 due to antisemitism and property confiscations.

Arrow 79

Photograph depicts a man falling sideways off of the side of a bull; a rodeo clown stands in the background.

Tessler, Ronnie

Banff Spring Hotel, Banff, Alberta

Photograph depicts the Banff Springs Hotel in Fairmont, Alberta, showing a summer view of the hotel and surrounding Rocky Mountains.

The hotel was commissioned by Cornelius Van Horne, the general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Designed in the Late Victorian chateau style by New York architect Bruce Price, the hotel opened on June 1, 1988 and was rebuilt in 1928 after a fire destroyed much of the original structure.

Barbara Lucas

Interview with Barbara Lucas. Interviewed by Debby Freiman on her father, Michael Wolochow, for the Scribe 2019. Barbara talks about her father's early life in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, meeting her mother at Talmud Torah in Edmonton, and family memories. The interview focuses on Dr. Wolochow's professional career as a family doctor and general practitioner. He worked for a long period with Stanley Sunshine. Dr. Wolochow cared deeply about making a difference, serving immigrant communities from the East Side of Vancouver. Barbara also discusses her father's personality and contributions to the Jewish community of Vancouver.

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