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Newspaper Clipping - January 29, 19[20]

Newspaper clipping from an unknown source, about a poultry course at the University of British Columbia, and Harry Seidelman is listed as one of the attendees. The clipping also includes a photograph of the attendees of the course. Clipping is possibly from January 29, 1920.

Sonia Sara Bellas

Oral History interview with Sonia Sara Bellas, who immigrated to Canada in November, 1925, from a small town near Kiev, in Russia. Her family, unable to move to the United States, settled in Winnipeg. The purpose of immigration was to live closer to family that had settled in Philadelphia. Sonia attended school until grade 11, after which she went on to work in laundry and dry cleaning. She met her husband in 1940, and they were married on December 26, 1942, at his parents' home in Vancouver. They had several children together. Whilst living in Vancouver, Sonia worked in clothing retail. After her retirement, she spent much of her time with her husband and children and fondly remembers entertaining guests at her home. At the time of the interview, she enjoys attending services with her family for high holidays, having lunch with her children and grandchildren weekly, and was a member of Seniors Club. Her son is also present at the interview and offers additional insight to his mother's life as well as his experience growing up with his mother and father.

Leila Getz

Oral history interview with Leila Getz. Leila Getz was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1940. Leila is a musician who helped develop the Vancouver Recital Society and had previously established the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival - defunct as of 2006.

Carla Nemiroff

Oral history interview with Carla (nee Malgena) Nemiroff who was born in Montreal in 1957, her parents had been born in Quebec in the 1930's. Carla's grandparents came from Austria and the Ukraine and left Europe for Canada due to the wars and pogroms in Europe.

Tessler, Ronnie

Minnie Toft (née Toban) fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2007.014
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1910-2005]

The fond consists of textual records and photographs related to Minnie Toban and later Minnie Toft, including recipes, certificates, correspondence, newspaper clippings, school certificate and report cards, material on congregation Schara Tzedeck, and other related ephemera.

Toft (née Toban), Minnie

Anat Grebler

Oral history interview with Anat Grebler - and her families' history - who was born in the U.S.S.R in 1945 to parents who were active in the Polish Underground during the Second World War. Her father was born in Stanislaw (now Ivano-Frankivsk), Poland and her mother was born in Gdansk, Poland. The family emigrated to Israel in 1957 to escape the Hungarian Revolution.

Tessler, Ronnie

Dvori Balshine

Oral history interview with Dvori Balshine, who emmirgated to Canada in 1969 when her husband, Michael Balshine, was accepted to do his Ph.D at the University of British Columbia. She grew up in Rehovot surrounded by a large family. She was part of Tzofim (similar to scouts) while growing up. Her family was originally from Russia. When in Vancouver Dvori taught Hebrew at Talmud Torah and the community college. She was the cultural art director at JCC. She was the executive director of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University. Talks about being welcomed by the community in Vancouver and becoming involved with the community.

Benjamin Dayson (Baruch Dezick)

Oral history interview with Benjamin Dayson (Baruch Dezick). Interviewed by Irene Dodek. Benjamin speaks about coming to Canada, where his name was changed from Dezick to Dayson,in Alberta. He details an interesting story in which he received his citizenship after only three years in Canada. He also speaks about his adolescent life and trials in Russia, prior to immigrating. He explains how after many complications, and being unable to move to Canada as he had wished, he made his way to Rotterdam to take a boat to Mexico, when fortunately, he was able to move to Canada after all. He talks about this travel and immigration process in great detail. He also speaks on his work over the years and moving to Vancouver, where he was married, as well as his life and his family in Canada. His wife, Esther, is also present during this interview.

Mollie Korsch fonds

  • CA JMABC A.2014.015
  • Archief
  • 2014

The fonds consist of family photographs and portraits; a high school yearbook; a newspaper obituary clipping for Chaia Faigen; a souvenir drawing of Theodore [Ted] Cohen + Bertha [Babs] Cohen [nee Faigen] from a trip to Hawaii in 1990 ; Ted Cohen AZA membership certificate ; photo album contents of [David Beckerman unveiling Nahala sign at Tashur, Israel] ; [Len] Korsch’s V.R.E.B golf trophy, Leonard Korsch’s Inter High debate finalist trophy; a masonic ring; and a ZBT fraternity pin.

This fonds is arranged into two series: textual records, photographs and ephemera; and objects.

Korsch, Mollie

Personal life

The series consists of personal records from Ben Kopelow including correspondence, family documents and photographs.

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