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Ronnie Tessler

Oral history interview with Ronnie Tessler who was born 1944 in Saskatchewan. She volunteered for Louis Brier, Soviet Jewry Advocacy and Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre . She did a photography project called ‘Israel: Between Poetry and Reality’.

Joshua Wapp

Oral history interview with Joshua Wapp who was born in Ontario, 1969. His parents are both American but left for Canada due to politics. He works as a Cartoonist.

Jeffrey Barnett

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Barnett. Jeffrey arrived in Vancouver in 1957 at age seventeen, with seventy dollars to his name. He has led a life of hard work in the restaurant industry, with businesses such as Pizza Patio and Elephant and Castle, as well as ensuring the success of the British Pavilion at Expo '86. In more recent years he has helped to make the annual Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCCGV) Sports Dinner a success, sat on the JCCGV Board of Governors, and, with his wife Hildy, funded the JCCGV Teen Lounge.

Peter and Jeffrey Barnett are twin brothers who went into a number of business ventures including restaurants, clubs and property investments. They are best known for being the founders and owners of: Pizza Patio, Elephant and Castle, Ole Cantina, the first topless club in Canada, the first discothèque in Richmond, etc.

They are also very involved in community (both Jewish and non-Jewish) organizations. They were both heavily involved in the Variety Club telethon for years; Peter Barnett was the founder of Variety Club #1047 and past Variety Club World President (and the youngest world president of Variety Club). Jeffrey is very involved with the BC Restaurant Association and the JCC's (Jewish Community Centre) annual Sports Dinner.

They are both 2007 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductees in the Pioneer Category (Pioneers of the BC restaurant industry either retired or deceased).

Sharon Posner

Interview with Sharon Posner. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Sharon discusses her family history, her upbringing in Vancouver, and her involvement with B'nai Brith Girls. She talks in depth about her parents' restaurant, Oscar's.

Mark James

Interview with Mark James. Interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Mark describes the role food played in his childhood, Vancouver's changing food scene, and his own transition from the clothing business to food. He talks about the restaurants and brewpubs he opened in Vancouver, including FIASCO, Flying Beaver, Yaletown Brewing Co., and Red Truck.

Susan Mendelson

Interview with Susan Mendelson. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Susan talks about her family's history, her upbringing in Toronto, and her first baking ventures in Vancouver. She became a regular on CBC Radio before eventually opening her own catering company, Lazy Gourmet. Susan talks extensively about her experiences in the business.

Adam Granot

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.

Eppy Rappaport

Interview with Efrem (Eppy) Rappaport. Interviewed by Debby Freiman for The Scribe, 2018. Eppy talks about the foods he ate growing up, and how he came to own the original Omnitsky Kosher in Winnipeg before opening more stores in Vancouver. He compares the Jewish and non-Jewish clientele in Vancouver to Winnipeg and discusses the difficulties of operating a kosher deli.

Ivan and Lynette Buchman

Interview with Ivan and Lynette Buchman. Interviewed by Alysa Routtenberg for The Scribe, 2018. Prior to their immigration to Canada, Ivan and Lynette owned a franchise of 17 bakeries in South Africa named Bread Ahead. In Vancouver, the couple opened their restaurant Enigma, which they ran for 13 years before its sale in 2017. Post-retirement, Ivan and Lynette produce and sell sticky toffee pudding across specialty supermarkets.

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