Oral interview with Brett Silberg. Interviewed by Debby Freiman. Brett talks about his family's history in South Africa, education, and the Apartheid. He arrived in Canada as a student before eventually immigrating and finding a renewed interest in Judaism.
Photograph depicts George Zukerman an internationally acclaimed Solo Bassoonist. Zuckerman came to the US during WWII where his father was a correspondent for several Yiddish newspapers. He first played with the Vancouver Symphony in 1950 on invitation from New York, where he met and married Netta Karmel, a social worker with the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau. Zukerman took up permanent residence in Vancouver in 1953.
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.
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
Series contains photographs and some letters of the Langer family, beginning with the marriage of Fritz and Olga. Materials were created on Fritz and Olga's travels before having children, in daily life in Vienna, throughout the family's journey to Canada through France and Palestine, in daily life in Vancouver, and when visiting family in St. Louis. Series also includes photographs of friends of the Langer family.