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David Kaplan

Oral interview with David Kaplan. Interviewed by Bill Gruenthal. David talks about his family's involvement with the steel industry and the Jewish Botanical Gardens. Eventually settling in Vancouver, David opened a very successful R&D tax consultation firm and later on became heavily involved with the Jewish Family Services Agency. He also discusses Jewish education in South Africa.

David Rome

Oral history interview with David Rome, who was born in Russia. His family emigrated to Vancouver in 1921 by contacting David's uncle.

Debbie Tabenkin

Oral history interview with Debbie Tabenkin who was born in Jamaica in 1954. The family moved to Panama in 1970 because of rioting in Jamaica and a lack of Jewish life.

Deborah Riverbend

Oral history interview with Deborah Riverbend who was born in New York City in 1944, the same as her mother, although her father was born in Russia in 1902.

Tessler, Ronnie

Description of the town Akademgorodok

Colour Kodachrome 35mm slide depicts a description of the town Akademgorodok, outside of Novosibirsk.

Note for this slide reads: "Academy City - one of the largest research centres in the world. Head of USSR Academy of Sciences. 40,000 students and teachers and 1/7 in research. Admittance standards are very high but rewards are great. People in Siberia get 40% more salary than rest of Russia. There are 22 research institutes."

Dora Roseman

Oral history interview with Dora Roseman who was born in Poland, 1895 and emigrated to Canada. She lived in Toronto and later moved to Vancouver. Dora describes the small Jewish community in the East End, providing the names and occupations of the people she knew.

Doris Gould

Oral history interview with Doris Gould who was born in Winnipeg , her parents came from Russia and San Paulo, South America. Her father was a founder of the Jewish Masonic Order. She and her husband moved to Vancouver in 1947. Active in Hassadah and the United Jewish Appeal and helped organize the first e Vancouver community calendar to deal with the competing organizations.

Dorothy Grad

Oral history interview with Dorothy Grad who was born in Vancouver and active in Bazaar, Beth Israel Sisterhood, Hadassah and Jewish television programming. She married Irving Grad in 1955.

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