Oral interview with Cheryl Kalmek. Interviewed by Debby Freiman. Cheryl talks about her family's immigration to South Africa and their involvement in the Jewish community. Cheryl was particularly involved with the Jewish Women's Benevolent Society before immigrating to Vancouver.
The fonds consists of community publications, community ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and musical scores. The fonds is arranged into 3 series: Community publications; Altman family files; and Music collection which consists of scores of both Jewish and general popular songs that bear the name of Sari Corbin.
Series consists of an extensive number of community publications of a variety of community organizations and events.
Community publications were removed and filed into the JHSBC Community Publications collection. Each publication from this collection was labeled with its accession number prior to removal from the Altman family collection.
The collection consists of sound recordings of Jewish pioneer and community figures relating to travel to and life in British Columbia and the Yukon from the Gold Rush era to the present. The memories chronicle Jewish life, community and organization development, and the transition from Jewish old world existence to that of the new world . Judaism and cultural elements, rural and urban life are explored in the interviews.
The fonds consists of administrative and operational records generated mainly by the local section including: textual records; photographs; sound recordings; and moving images. Records generated by the National Council for Jewish Women Canada are included as the policies, procedures and activities of the local branch influenced, and were influenced by the larger administrative body. The records were generated by members of the Board of Directors and members at large. Series 1, minutes, contains a fairly complete record of proceedings from the 1950s to the 1990s while earlier minutes may be found embedded in Series 3, President’s subject files and Series 12, Program, project and subject files.
The fonds is arranged into 16 series: Minutes; Correspondence; President’s subject files; Annual reports; Local publications; Financial statements; Clippings; Directories; Membership lists; Ephemera; National publications; Program, project and subject files; Scrapbooks; Audio recordings; Moving Images; and Photographs.
National Council of Jewish Women, Vancouver Section