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.
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.
Oral history interview with Max Poplack who was born in Vilna, Russia in 1898. The family emigrated to the United States between 1909 to 1910, landing on the East Coast than moving further west and settling in Washington. Max speaks of his father's involvement in the meat industry in Russia and Washington and his own involvement as a butcher in Vancouver.
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.