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Members of CCCA committee

The community service committee of B'nai B'rith Lion's Gate Lodge presented a 21-inch 1958 Console Philco TV set to the Jericho Hill School for the deaf. Dr. C. MacDonald, director of the school, reported that the TV set would give his pupils both entertainment and practice with their lip-reading. Photograph is attached to a scrapbook. It depicts those who participated in the presentation (left to right): Chuck Kemp, Paul Tyre, Maurice Lifchus, Dr. C. MacDonald, Alec Jackson, Mr. Cardinall (school recreation officer), and Sam Gordon. Kneeling are two pupils of the school, Ronald Thorpe and Doug Lambert.

[Easter party entertainment]

Photograph attached to scrapbook. It depicts children from a Children's Aid Society receiving home enjoying some entertainment at an Easter party.

[B'nai B'rith blood bank]

Photograph attached to scrapbook. It depicts three unknown B'nai B'rith members helping to unload a Canadian Red Cross blood transfusion service truck. B'nai B'rith Lion's Gate Lodge organized a blood bank clinic at Beth Israel synagogue in May 1958. Corresponding photos of this event can be found in other scrapbooks.

[Donating to Home for the Aged]

Photograph attached to scrapbook. It depicts Sam Gordon (President of B'nai B'rith Lion's Gate Lodge) presenting Abe Wosk with a $500 cheque for the new Jewish Home for the Aged. Also pictured are Dave Chertkow (second from left), Myer Moscovitch (second from right), and Maurice Lifchus (right).

Children perform at Chanuka party

Photograph attached to scrapbook. It depicts a group of children performing a play at a Chanuka party hosted by B'nai B'rith Lion's Gate Lodge in the Schara Tzedeck auditorium.

Morris Saltzman

Oral history interview with Morris Saltzman who was born in Winnipeg, 1918. Morris's father brought the family to Vancouver because he was became a successful merchant, eventually owning two grocery stores; 1st in wholesale potato business; second on corner of Nelson and Bute St. Morris was involved in and or speaks of B'nai B'rith, Jewish Community Fund and Council, Zionist Organization, Community Fund and Council, Vancouver Lodge and St. John's Shaughnessy Men's Club.

Moe Cohen

Oral history interview with Moe Cohen who was born in 1896 in Montreal.

Elaine Charkow

Oral History interview with Elaine Charkow. Elaine was born in Russia. Her family emigrated when she was 8. They first stopped in Winnipeg where her father worked in the grain business. They moved to Vancouver in 1926. During the 1930's Her mother took in 2 refugees from China. Her father was one of the founders of the Vancouver Free Loan Association. Elaine talks about the importance of the Jewish Community Center on 11th and Oak. Elaine instrumental in finding housing for Polish immigrants. She worked with B’nai B’rith Girls, United Jewish Appeal, and Hadassah.

Louis Zimmerman

Oral history interview with Louis Zimmerman who was born in Toronto in 1911. He was stationed overseas in England and Scotland, operating England's coastal radar chain between 1941 - 1945. He discusses Vancouver's Jewish Community Centre and the start of his career in Vancouver in 1948. Was recognized as a "servant and master" of the Jewish community in Vancouver for his outstanding record of service.

David Freeman

Oral history interview with David Freeman who was born in Vancouver, 1913. He recalls the importance of B’nai B’rith's Anti-Defamation League in combating antisemitism in the first half of the century. He went to Law school, starting Freeman & Co. in 1935, which now numbers sixty associates. Has remained involved in the Jewish community with the Canadian Council of Christians & Jews, the Weitzman Institute and Young Judaea.

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