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Adele Vernon

Oral History interview with Adele Vernon. Born in London, England. During the war her mother told her and her siblings “don’t let anyone know we’re Jewish” and leaving the Jewish faith for years. Talks about being sponsored to come to Canada by his father's aunt, arriving at Pier 41, arriving during the Calgary stampede. Went back to school as a mature student in 1973 for performing arts. Started the Shalom Dancers in 1978/79. Took Wednesday night classes with Rabbi Victor Reinstein and returned to the Jewish faith later in life.

Bernie Simpson

Oral history interview with Bernie Simpson who was born in Vancouver in 1942. He started work as a Social Worker influenced by his time at Camp Habonim, than becoming a lawyer and latter a MLA for Fraser View and he worked with Camp Miriam. Bernie was involved in a number of organizations: The Canadian Council of Christians & Jews; UNICEF; BC Paraplegics Association; Trial Lawyers Association; Brain Injury Association of America; The Canadian Bar Association and The Canadian Cancer Society.

Dr. Richard Rosenberg

Oral history interview with Dr. Richard Rosenberg. He has been an active member of Peretz Centre, including President and teaching. Richard is a board member of the BC Civil Liberties Association and has his doctorate in Physics and Engineering.

Gertrude Zivot

Oral history interview with Gertrude Zivot who was born in Alberta. Gertrude discusses growing up and the importance of being a part of a Jewish community.

Robert Krell

Oral history interview with Robert Krell in preparation of Betty Nitkin writing an article for the Scribe on the beginnings of the Jewish Studies Program at UBC.

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