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Lubavitch students visit city on Torah spreading mission

Photograph depicts (l-r) Schnayer Goodman, Rabbi Y. Wineberg, and Nehemia Kessler with religious artifacts.
Original article in the Jewish Western Bulletin July 31, 1975: Lubavitch students who visited the city last week, Schnayer Goodman and Nehemia Kessler, are shown with Rabbi Y. Wineberg (centre) Vancouver Lubavitch director. Senior students at Lubavitcher Yeshiva in New York, their visit was part of an annual Torah-spreading mission conducted by 200 classmates throughout North and South America. In foreground, religious artifacts representing various Mitzvas being brought to communities include Tefillin, Mezuza, New Soncino edition of Tanya, Shabbat candle, Mitzva brochure and Pushka.

Rabbi Wineberg, Dr. Judah Landes, and Rabbi Fellig

Photograph depicts Rabbi Wineberg, Dr. Judah Landes, and Rabbi Fellig looking at books.
From envelope of images noted: 'Bob' to Edna Oberman re: Judah Landes, Chanuka Menorah, & Rabbis Winberg, Landes, & Fellig; print removed from mount with caption

Interview with Sonia Rose

  • CA JMABC A.1998.010, A.2008.007, A.1968.001, A.1971.002, A.2007.017, A.2007.009, A.2011.007, A.2010.055-OH.19.72-03
  • Stuk
  • March 26, 1972
  • Part of Cyril E. Leonoff fonds

An interview with Sonia Rose, who was born in England and arrived in Victoria in 1918. She describes her involvement in Jewish community life in Victoria. Sonia was active in Eastern Star and B'nai B'rith, a charter member of Hadassah, member of Red Cross, Canadian Club, Musical Arts Society, Hospital Auxiliary, and Council of Canadian Citizenship. She also wrote a Victoria column for the Jewish Western Bulletin. Sonia begins the interview discussing her family hosting Rabbi J.H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, during his visit to Victoria in 1921.

Dayson family [- Ben Dayson's 90th at Schara Tzedeck]

Photograph depicts from L-R Rebbetzin Hadley Baumol, Ben Dayson and Rabbi Baumol. Rabbi Baumol was the Rabbi of Congregation Schara Tzedeck at the time the image was taken. The image was taken at Ben Dayson's 90th birthday held at Schara Tzedeck.

Yosef Wosk

Interview with Yosef Wosk, interviewed by Carol Herbert. Yosef speaks about his family’s history in Ukraine and Russia and how pogroms and anti-Semitism led to their immigration to Vancouver, Canada. Yosef discusses his father’s beginnings in Vancouver and the growth of the Wosk business as peddlers in the furniture business, primarily in South Granville. He talks about his upbringing and relationship to his family and their immense presence in both the Jewish and business community. He speaks about his lengthy education at numerous secular institutions and rabbinic schooling at two Yeshivas and with scholars in North America and Israel. Yosef discusses his career as a rabbi in North America and his directing of interdisciplinary programs at Simon Fraser University.

Rabbi Victor Reinstein

Oral history interview with Rabbi Victor Reinstein who discusses rabbinical studies and the importance of adjusting to contemporary shifts in attitudes, views and societal understanding. Rabbi Reinstein is supportive of and has tried a number of times to increase interfaith connections, not just at the public level, but administrative or religious officials.

Stan Shear

Interview with Stan Shear. Interviewed by Michelle Mina. Stan talks about his family's history and Jewish heritage, and compares life in Canada to South Africa. Now a retired electrical engineer, Stan frequently contributes to the Vancouver Jewish community through his music.

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