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Aaron Devor

Interview with Aaron Devor as part of the BC Jewish Queer & Trans Oral History Project, in collaboration with JQT Vancouver. Aaron shares his experience being both transgender and Jewish in BC. He also discusses his earlier experiences as a lesbian in the Jewish community, prior to transitioning. He experienced both friction and support. Aaron discusses leaving the Jewish community early in life because he felt there was no place for him as a woman. He returned later in life. He talks about same-sex marriage in the Jewish community, and shares stories about his transitioning ceremony. Aaron discusses anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic sentiments in the LGBTQ+ community. He talks about his career in academic, including his current position as chair of transgender studies at UVic.

Ann Daskal

Interview with Ann Daskal as part of the BC Jewish Queer & Trans Oral History Project, in collaboration with JQT Vancouver. Ann shares her experience being both bisexual and Jewish in BC and the US. In the interview, Ann identifies as a "bisexual non-monogamous celibate." Ann discusses the women's movement in Vancouver and WAVAW. She talks about same-sex marriage at Or Shalom, as well as an event with the lesbian theoretician Sandra Butler at Temple Sholom. Ann reflects on her involvement in the group, Glowing Alefs, and in lesbian and/or feminist Seders.

Arthur Guttman

Interview with Arthur Guttman. Interviewed by Debby Freiman. Interview discusses early history of Temple Sholom and Arthur and wife Glenda's involvement its formation.

Barbara Weiser

Oral history interview with Barbara Weiser, born in 1946 in Quebec. She worked for Eaton's and a number of other companies as a Buyer, travelling across Canada. She is a prolific writer and researcher, having published 4 books / papers on the Jewish community with focuses on Synagogues and Holocaust memorials.

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