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Moe Cohen

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

Sally Osovsky

Oral history interview with Sally Osovsky who came to Vancouver from Toronto in 1913. She married Abraham Zlotnik and lived in the West End. She was involved with the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society and National Council of Jewish Women.

Rebecca Kemp

Oral history interview with Rebecca Kemp who was born in Manchester, 1885 and her husband Harry Kemp who was the founder of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Rebecca was involved with the Ladies Auxiliary, Talmud Torah, Schara Tzedeck and B'nai' B'rith'.

Rachel Morris

Oral history interview with Rachel Morris (nee Seidelman) who was born in Vancouver, B.C. She married Dr. William Morris, one of first Jewish physicians in city. Tape includes interviews with Rebecca Kemp and Jeannette Nuttall.

Harry Toban

Oral history interview with Harry Toban who was born in Lithuania in 1895, but family emigrated to Canada in 1911 because his uncle had gone to Montreal in 1895 and his aunts had come to Vancouver from Montreal in 1905. Mr. Toban primarily discusses being a business owner and helping the development of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue on Oak Street.

I.W. Chess and Jeanette Chess

Oral history interview with I.W. who started Chess Brothers Wholesale Fruit and Produce Company, which ran for almost 50 years. He lived in the East End of Vancouver, near Heatley Avenue. I.W. and his brother, were among the founders of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue.

Norman & Bernice Brown

Oral history interview with Norman Brown who arrived in Vancouver in 1907 and Bernice immigrated to Vancouver after marrying Norman in San Fransico in 1930. Norman attended Talmud Torah school when he was a child. Both were involved in a variety of Jewish community organizations. Bernice was president of both Federated Jewish Women and National Council of Jewish Women. Norman was president of the Canadian Jewish Council. He discusses memories of early life in Strathcona and Mount Pleasant. Interview ends with a discussion of photographs.

Ben Grossman

Oral history interview with Ben Grossman who was born in 1885 in Russia. He emigrated to Winnipeg with his family, moving later to Victoria and finding working as a car salesman. He served in the British Army during the First World War, notably in Libya as a mechanic.

Louis Zagin

An Oral history interview with Louis Zagin who was born in Vilna in 1885. He lived in many cities across Canada including: Montreal; Toronto; Brandon, Manitoba; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Trail, BC; and Vancouver. He was a Labour Zionist.

Goldie Angel

Oral history interview with Goldie Angel who was born in Poland and arrived in Winnipeg in 1909. She belonged to B'nai B'rith in Vancouver.

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