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Ann Krieger

Oral history interview with Ann Krieger. Ann speaks on the Jewish community in Vancouver around the early turn of the century. She speaks of O’Bryan Hall and the two Jewish groups - orthodox and reform - that had no meeting place for High Holy Days, and rented O’Bryan Hall and held services together. They hired a rabbi (from Seattle).

Originally, David Oppenheimer and Ann's brother-in-law [Milton], were in business together, managing the Oppenheimer Brothers Ltd.. David's grandfather started the business, then David's father (Simon) and mother died, left two children -- mother's maiden name Leiser, an old Victoria family. Milton Oppenheimer was Simon's brother, he married his sister-in-law's sister, and adopted the two children, David and Ruth, and subsequently had Edith, who was Ann's sister-in-law.

Milton brought the business over to Vancouver, which became head office, with Victoria still in operation.

Ann remembers Milton as a very fine man, and felt sure he must have been active in the community. His wife Amy was Jewish (she was a Leiser), but anti-Semitic, and had no Jewish friends at all. David married a non-Jew, and Milton objected to the marriage. Edith had a few Jewish friends, but knew the Wassermans and the Evans family; she was sent to Berkeley to meet Jewish people.

Ann tells of a collection of Oppenheimer memorabilia that Edith had and suggests that Cyril contact her about seeing the material and copying some of it.

Anne Melul

Oral interview with Anne Melul. Interviewed by Rebecca Lahr for SLAIS Oral History class.
Anne Melul has been active in the Vancouver Jewish community since her arrival in 1962, and has been shaped by formative experiences in studying abroad, teaching, traveling, motherhood, and 52 years of marriage to her husband Albert Melul, She has also been an active member of the National Council of Jewish Women and the Sephardic Orthodox congregation Beth Hamidrash.

B'nai B'rith fonds

  • CA JMABC A.1999.001
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2005

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated by a variety of B’nai B’rith lodges and chapters, including: Victoria Lodge #365 and Victoria Lodge #758; Vancouver Lions’ Gate Vancouver Lodge #668 (Samuel Lodge #668 ; Vancouver Lodge #668); B’nai B’rith Women; Lions’ Gate Lodge #1716; B’nai B’rith Youth Organization; District 4; Alec Jackson; and Lions’ Gate B’nai B’rith Building Society.

The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Victoria Lodge #365 and Victoria Lodge #758; Vancouver Lions’ Gate Vancouver Lodge #668 (Samuel Lodge #668 ; Vancouver Lodge #668); B’nai B’rith Women; Lions’ Gate Lodge #1716; B’nai B’rith Youth Organization; District 4; Alec Jackson; and Lions’ Gate B’nai B’rith Building Society.

B'nai B'rith

Bea Goldberg

Oral interview with Bea Goldberg. Interviewed by Irene Dodeck. Bea has been involved with numerous Zionist organizations throughout her life such as Young Judaea and Canadian Hadassah-WIZO.

Bernie Simpson fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2014.017
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1957-2014]

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs related to Bernie Simpson as an MLA of Vancouver-Fraserview.

Simpson, Bernie

Board of Directors List

List of Board of Directors for 1991-1992. Item contains personal information and is restricted. Contact Archivist.

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