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Anne & Jack Black

Oral history interview with Anne & Jack Black who were born in Toronto and Winnipeg respectively. Jack was an electrician and later worked in a number of local Vancouver businesses. Anne was involved in numerous organizations, she was the chairman of the Kinsmen Club; Heart Foundation; Diabetic Association and Young Judea.

Barb Druxerman

Oral Interview with Barb Druxerman. Interviewed by Alisa Lazear for Feeding Community podcast.

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.

Ben Kopelow

Oral history interview with Ben Kopelow who was born in Winnipeg, 1927. Ben was active in a number of organizations growing up, the AZA, Cubs, Boy Scouts & YMCA. His involvement at the YMCA coincided with him counselling, whereby he ended up being involved in Winnipeg's Boy’s Work program. When he came to Vancouver the lack of youth programs prompted him to create the 20-40 Club at Jewish Community Centre and youth-adult programs. Producer at Vancouver Little Theatre as it transformed from an amateur production into a professional program.

Ben Kopelow fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2014.016
  • Fonds
  • 1825, ca. 1930-2009

The fonds consists of business and family correspondence, production material, newspaper clippings, photographs and scrapbooks.

The fonds is arranged into eight series: Dolly Halpern; Personal life; Vancouver Little Theater Association; Barnstomers; Theater Under the Stars; Pacific Shows Productions Limited; Watercolors; and Scrapbooks

Kopelow, Ben

Bernard Victor

Oral interview with Bernard Victor who was born in Gomel, Russia in 1893 and came to Vancouver, on April 15, 1923, from Winnipeg. Bernard was involved with Talmud Torah, B'nai B'rith, and the Jewish Literary Club. He describes living through two pogroms in Russia. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in Europe from 1916 until 1919. His father worked for the Russian Vital Statistics Department and noticed large numbers of Jews leaving, encouraged Bernard and Bernard's brother to leave.

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