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John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

  • CA JMABC A.2012.017, A.2013.018
  • Collection
  • 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John

Joseph Zeev fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2010.038
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1966

122 black and white photographs donated by Joseph Zabensky (Joe Zeev), including family photographs, and photographs from Camp Hatikvah.

Zabensky, Joseph

Langer Family fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2019.009
  • Fonds
  • 1874 - 2019

The fonds consists of photographs, photo albums, and some miscellaneous textual records from the Langer family. Materials include portraits, travel photos, and other family memorabilia.

The fonds is organized into six series: Family background, the Langer family, the Spitzer family, the Lowy family, the Geyerhahn family, and assorted unidentified. The fonds also includes three photo albums at the file level: Max and Lucy baby album, [Spitzer family pre-WWI photo album], and Gibian family photo album.

Langer family

Leonard Frank Photos studio fonds

  • CA JMABC A.1985.001
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1944]

The fonds consists of records from three distinct sources: the Leonard Frank Photos studio, the Frank family , and the Landauer family. The records of Leonard Frank Photos studio constitute those that remained after the closure of the business in 1983. They consist of photographs and textual records. The photographs cover many significant events and developments in British Columbia's history. Their major subject areas include logging, lumbering, mining, shipping, fishing and transportation; the construction of bridges and buildings in the Vancouver area; famous people; aboriginal peoples; and scenic views of mountainous, coastal, and urban areas. The photographs were taken by Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. The textual records consist of photographic FindingAids, business correspondence, financial records, and historical and reference material. The records of the Frank family consist of the personal papers of Leonard and Bernard Frank. The records of the Landauer family consist of the personal papers of Otto Landauer and members of his family.

Frank, Leonard

M. Letcher fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2008.010
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1920-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs, photographic postcards and souvenirs, one photographic negative and one [ferrotype aka tintype], portraying the extended family and friends of Samuel and Dora Mann ; Bella and Max Goldstein ; Mary and Billy Sturman ; Ann and Murray Letcher, son Marshall ; Max and Bella [Dexall] ; Blanche and Jack Spartan ; and Eva Finegood.

Letcher, Marshall

Marjorie Groberman fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2010.033, A.2012.013
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2010

The fonds contains records from Marjorie Groberman's work with Hadassah Wizo in Vancouver. The fonds consists of textual materials including newspaper clippings and a manual on Hadassah Wizo's annual bazaars in Vancouver and elsewhere in Canada and Israel. Several files are dedicated to material prepared before, during and after the Hadassah Wizo general convention, which took place in Vancouver in 1997. Two files detail three awards given to Marjorie, two from the Jewish community of Vancouver and one from the government of BC, the BC Community Achievement Award in 2010. There are multiple copies of Hadassah Wizo's journal, Highlights Magazine, and Orah Magazine. Other records include letters and cables written to Marjorie by colleagues and friends from the organization and family members, as well as 7 photographs and approximately 250 slides

The fonds is arranged into three series: Marjorie Groberman's public life; Marjorie Groberman's private life; and Photographs.

Groberman, Marjorie

Minnie Toft (née Toban) fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2007.014
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-2005]

The fond consists of textual records and photographs related to Minnie Toban and later Minnie Toft, including recipes, certificates, correspondence, newspaper clippings, school certificate and report cards, material on congregation Schara Tzedeck, and other related ephemera.

Toft (née Toban), Minnie

Mollie Korsch fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2014.015
  • Fonds
  • 2014

The fonds consist of family photographs and portraits; a high school yearbook; a newspaper obituary clipping for Chaia Faigen; a souvenir drawing of Theodore [Ted] Cohen + Bertha [Babs] Cohen [nee Faigen] from a trip to Hawaii in 1990 ; Ted Cohen AZA membership certificate ; photo album contents of [David Beckerman unveiling Nahala sign at Tashur, Israel] ; [Len] Korsch’s V.R.E.B golf trophy, Leonard Korsch’s Inter High debate finalist trophy; a masonic ring; and a ZBT fraternity pin.

This fonds is arranged into two series: textual records, photographs and ephemera; and objects.

Korsch, Mollie

Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection

  • CA JMABC A.2014.007
  • Collection
  • 1911, 1920-1967, predominantly 1921

The fonds consists of two series of love-letters written between Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams. These letters were written in 1921 between Vancouver (where Morris lived) and Montreal (where Rose lived). The fonds also includes a series of records created by the Soskin and Coleman families between 1921 and 1967. The fonds is predominantly correspondence but also includes newspaper and magazine clippings, postcards, photographs, and dried flowers.

Soskin (family)

Mountain View Cemetery Restoration Committee fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2015.018
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2015

The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, newspaper clippings, and photographs from the Mountain View Cemetery Restoration Committee (under the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery Board). The fonds includes extensive records of all Jewish families buried in the cemetery, including pictures of their gravestones before and after being restored, family trees, and copies of birth, immigration, marriage, and death certificates when available.

Mountain View Cemetery Restoration Committee

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