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.
Interview with Stephen Greenham. Interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Stephen is the co-owner of Sweet Obsession alongside his business partner Lorne Tyczenski. He talks about how the two of them ended up opening Sweet Obsession and how their shop has grown since. Stephen also discusses the role Lorne's Judaism has played in the business.
Interview with Wayne Katz. Interviewed by Ronnie Tessler for The Scribe, 2018. Wayne recalls the Jewish foods of his childhood and the first restaurant he opened with his father in Edmonton, Halls Place Restaurant. He talks extensively about his Whistler restaurants and cafes, including Zogs, Moguls, and Gone. Wayne talks about the influence of the Jewish business community on him, Whistler`s changing food scene, and his roles as both employer and landlord.
Interview with Adam Granot. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Adam talks about how his family came to open Breka, a chain of bakeries across Vancouver. He describes the challenges they faced in starting and growing the business, and reflects upon Vancouver's changing food scene.
Interview with Leah Markovitch. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Leah describes the foods of her childhood and talks in depth about her bagel shop, Solly's Bagels. She recalls the start up and operation of their shop, the tweaking of Jewish recipes, and the changing population and food scene in Vancouver. Leah talks extensively about evolving Jewish cuisine, culture, and identity.
Interview with Jane Cherry. Interviewed by Alyssa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Jane talks about her father Sam's restaurants, including Fruit Bowl, Fish and Oyster Bar, and Love's Cafe. She describes each business's concept and menu, and discusses the shift in Vancouver's food scene.
Interview with Janna Ginsberg. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Janna talks about her family's history and her experiences growing up with Jewish food. She describes her background in horticulture and talks extensively about her catering business and restaurant, Janna's Select Catering and Tudor Rose. Janna reflects on the food scene in Victoria over the years.
Interview with Sheila Romalis. Interviewed by Debby Freiman. Sheila talks about her grandparents' immigration to Canada, her father's business acumen, and her mother's philanthropy. Her family was heavily involved in many Jewish organizations in Vancouver such as Hadassah-WIZO, Israel Bonds, B'nai B'rith Sisterhood, Jewish Family & Child, and Beth Israel.
Follow-up oral interview with Leah Levitt. Interviewed by Debby Freiman. Leah talks about her extended family, education, and her involvement with B'nai Brith Girls and the National Council of Jewish Women.
Oral interview with Leah Levitt. Interviewed by Debby Freiman. Leah talks about her grandparents' history with the Peretz School and Communist Party in Calgary, her family's experiences in World War I and II, her father's operation of hotels across Vancouver such as Stratford Hotel, and their family real estate company, Abbott Realty.