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Rachel Morris and Harry Seidelman

Oral history interview with the Seidelman family who emigrated to Canada from Russia. Rachel Morris (nee Seidelman) and her brother Harry Seidelman describe being relatively isolated from the Jewish community as young people but they met more Jewish people in high school and became increasingly involved in community activities. Rachel's husband William Morris trained as doctor and had a private practice for a time. Rachel was involved with the Council of Jewish Women, served on the Vancouver Jewish Community Chest board. The CJW worked with the Red Cross during the Second World War.

Booklet

Amusement guide booklet for the week of February 18th (Monday), in Sydney, Australia. The guide lists plays and attractions.

Naomi Katz

Oral history interview with Naomi Katz who was born in Durban, 1924. Her mother, Rachel Newman, was born in 1900 and her father, Emphram Levey, was born in 1895. Naomi's first job was as a stenographer in Vancouver, later she took courses in teaching English as a Second Language, where Naomi found work at the Vancouver School Board. Was head of Directions ESL conference and helped produce 'Blue Brief', presented to the government in 1981, it focused on settlement services in multicultural societies. Naomi participated in the Parent-Teacher conferences ,Canadian Jewish Congress forum, the Jewish Historical Society and started the West Coast Reader for non-native English speakers.

Elizabeth Wolak

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Wolak, interviewed by Jennifer Yuhasz. Elizabeth reflects on her childhood in Poland, while discussing her family’s history, including her experience living through WWII. She details her education both ordinary and musical, from which she graduated with honours and after which she was recommended to assist a conductor. Elizabeth started her own professional career conducting in 1952. When it was time for her and her mother to immigrate, they moved to Sydney, Australia, where they had some relatives. It was here that Elizabeth became truly interested in Jewish music. She and her husband, who she’d known in Poland, married in Australia before moving to Vancouver in 1963, where he had eventually settled after the war. Once in Vancouver, she ran a large choir with the Jewish Community Centre. She also speaks about her passion for music and how it has intertwined with her involvement in both Jewish and choral communities in Vancouver, since her immigration. Finally, she speaks about her family.

Interview with Dr. Irving Snider

  • CA JMABC A.1998.010, A.2008.007, A.1968.001, A.1971.002, A.2007.017, A.2007.009, A.2011.007, A.2010.055-OH.19.75-13
  • Unidad documental simple
  • August 10, 1975
  • Parte deCyril E. Leonoff fonds

An Interview with Dr. Irving Snider, who was born in England, 1903.