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Bertha Baron

Oral history with Bertha Baron who arrived in Canada 1907 from Minsk, Russia; settled in Rumsey, Alberta. In this interview she discusses her involvement in the Victoria Jewish community and reflects on Zionism.

Bessie Diamond

Oral history interview with Bessie Diamond who was born in London, England in 1899 but her family emigrated in 1905 to Canada. Bessie worked throughout the Jewish Community in Vancouver such as setting up the Well-Baby Clinic and during the Second World War worked with refugees. Bessie built the Joseph J. and Bessie Diamond Hospital in Israel to her late husband (1964).

Boris Chenkis

Oral history interview with Boris Chenkis in preparation for the 2015 Scribe on Jewish clothiers. Boris’ parents were born in Chernovke, Ukraine. Boris was born in Belarus in 1952. His family moved to Canada in 1959, when he was 7 years old. His Father was an x-ray technician and got a job in Nanaimo. His mother was a cook. They loved in Nanaimo until 1967 when they moved to Vancouver so his mother could open a clothing store. He talks about going to camp Miriam and Habonim. He went to Israel during his gap year on a Habonim program then went to UBC. In 1984, he opened After Five, a clothing store, with his wife. He talks about running the store and fashion.

David Freeman

Oral history interview with David Freeman who was born in Vancouver, 1913. He recalls the importance of B’nai B’rith's Anti-Defamation League in combating antisemitism in the first half of the century. He went to Law school, starting Freeman & Co. in 1935, which now numbers sixty associates. Has remained involved in the Jewish community with the Canadian Council of Christians & Jews, the Weitzman Institute and Young Judaea.

Dr. Bluma Tischler

Oral history interview with Dr. Bluma Tischler, who was born 1924 in Baranowicz, Poland - now Baranavichy in Belarus. Bluma and her husband Issac attended medical school at the University of Odessa, than studied in Munich, Germany. Bulma and Issac wanted to emigrate to the United States but due to their quota's being full they decided to come to Canada.

Dr. Isaac Stoffman

Oral history interview with Dr. Isaac Stoffman who was born in Winnipeg, 1916. He graduated from the University of Manitoba, began his Doctor's practice in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. He than enlisted in the Canadian army in 1943 as a medical officer, stationed in Regina Military Hospital and Dundern military training camp than as a psychiatrist in London Ontario.

Edwina Heller

Oral history interview with Edwina Heller who was born in 1914 in Warsaw. She taught music for a number of years at the University of British Columbia.

Elliot Dainow

Number: CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.18-44
Name: Elliot Dainow
Interviewer: Victor Neuman
Date: October 25th, 2018
Place: Peretz Centre
Project: The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia Oral History Project
00:00: The interviewer, Victor Neuman, introduces himself and Elliot Dainow who is being interviewed. Dainow was born in Montreal to parents who had immigrated from what is now Belarus. Dainow also describes his education.
4:07: Dainow describes his career path up until the time of the interview and includes a description of how he came to be part of the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir. Neuman also asks Dainow about his history with music and being a pianist.
9:34: Dainow recalls some of his most prominent memories of being in the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir.
12:55: Neuman asks Dainow what he believes is the importance of the Choir to its members and the community in general. Dainow replies that is has an important role in keeping Secular Jewish and Yiddish culture alive. Dainow occasionally still plays or sings for the Choir.
14:55: End of interview.

Fred & Fannie Horodezky

Oral history interview with Fred & Fannie Horodezky. Fred was born Belarus,1887 and Fannie (nee , Applebaum) was born in Kiev, 1890. The Horodezky's speak of growing up in Eastern Europe and farming in the early twentieth century. Fred took Boy Scouts to meet Lieutenant General Baden Powell, founder of the Scouting movement.

Gyda Chud

Number: CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.20-08
Name: Gyda Chud
Interviewer: Debby Freiman
Date: May 12th, 2020
Place: Vancouver, BC, via Zoom
Project: The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia Oral History Project

00:00: Debby Freiman begins to introduce Gyda Chud, a male voice interrupts her.
00:37: Freiman introduces herself and Chud who are meeting over Zoom. Gyda was born in 1947 and has lived in Vancouver all of her life.
1:53: Gyda has a sister named Rita who kept the full version of their last name, Chudnovsky. Her mother, Gallia Chud was ninety-seven at the time of the interview but her father, Ben Chud had died many years prior. Gallia’s family came from Belarus while Ben’s came from Russia. Gallia’s family lived in Winnipeg. Ben and Gallia met in Toronto and married before coming to Vancouver.
3:56: Chud describes how her parents came to Vancouver and were met by several other community members at the train station. The Chuds arrived to help start the new Peretz school in Vancouver.
6:15: Chud mentions several families that were influential in the beginning of the Peretz school such as the Sarkins, Wynes, [Oberbachs]. The Peretz school was initially in an old Tudor style house on Broadway.
8:20: Gallia Chud was involved in parent’s organizations at Peretz. The students used to be at Peretz school twice a week and on Sunday mornings.
10:03: Chud explains the original secular humanist approach of the Peretz school. The children were taught Yiddish rather than Hebrew. Chud was an early childhood education professional.
13:23: Chud recalls performing plays in the auditorium of the old Peretz school building on the holidays.
16:14: Chud describes having her father as a teacher and his teaching style that attempted to be more interactive and engaging for the students.
18:00: Ben Chud left Peretz school in order to complete his high school education. He then went on to get his Master’s of Social Work and taught at the School of Social Work at UBC.
19:42: The two speakers discuss their memories of Ben Chud’s successor, [Label Bossman].
21:40: Chud describes a group she is part of called the Exploring Jewish Authors Group.
23:30: Chud describes making latkes for the holidays while attending Peretz. She also describes a secular humanist Haggadah that was developed at Peretz.
28:10: Chud tells the story of how the P’nei Mitzvah program and celebration came about.
35:35: The speakers discuss their memories and knowledge of Sara Sarkin.
37:06: Chud discusses the adult programming at Peretz including the Sholom Aleichem Speaker Series. She also discusses the other regular activities and classes that go on at the Peretz Centre.
41:06: The speakers discuss the rumours about the Peretz Centre being a place for communists. Chud rationalizes that people who saw the photo of I.L. Peretz on the wall may have thought he was a Russian man and a communist influencer.
44:30: Chud mentions her son and that he and his wife were married in the Peretz auditorium.
46:31: Freiman asks Chud about the population of Jewish people in Vancouver and how many are regularly involved in the Peretz Centre. Chud mentions that many local Jewish people don’t even know that Peretz exists.
49:18: Chud describes her happiness that the Peretz Centre has become a gathering place for the Jewish community and its organizations.
50:52: The Peretz Centre has several levels of Yiddish classes.
51:44: Chud describes how one of the teachers visited several Jewish families in the Squamish area and described the Peretz services and programs. She also tells of a program where children in the P’nei Mitzvah program gather with students from an Islamic school to learn from each other and cook for the poor of the area.
54:50: End of interview.

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