Occupations

497 Archival description results for Occupations

A Lubavitch youth instructs Israeli soldiers in the performance of the 'lulav' and 'etrog' mitzvah

Photograph depicts a man showing the lulav and etrog to a group of soldiers.
Written on the verso: "5112 Hundreds of Lubavitch youth carried out the wishes of their leader, the Lubavitch Rebbe, and this succoth instructed Israelis in the performance of the 'luvav and etrog' mitzva. This year their efforts were concentrated on sol[...] [rest cut off].

Aaron Kafka

Interview with Aaron Kafka. Interviewed by Michael Schwartz for The Scribe, 2018. Aaron talks about his experiences with coffee shops and cafes before he decided to open Kafka's in Vancouver. He talks about how his coffee shop sets him apart from competition, the city's shifting food scene, and the importance of relationships in the Jewish community.

Adam Granot

Number: CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.18-17
Name: Adam Granot
Interviewer: Debby Freiman
Date: May 28th, 2018
Place: Peretz Center
Project: The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia Oral History Project

Summary:
00:00: The interviewer, Debby Freiman, introduces herself and Adam Granot who is being interviewed.
00:21: Granot was born in Israel. He then goes on to describe his family and early childhood.
2:45: Granot describes the importance and role food played in his household and while growing up.
4:27: Freiman asks how Granot became involved in the food industry. Granot recounts his father’s career as a restaurant owner in Tel Aviv, Israel while Granot was a child. He then describes his father’s wish to build a business that sells burekas when they moved to Canada. Eventually they purchased the Fraser bakery and named it Breka Bakery which still exists in several locations today.
13:14: Granot was originally working at a car rental agency but left that job in order to take part in the family’s bakery when he was in his early twenties. He also recounts the opening of the other locations.
19:57: Granot is involved with the operations side of the business. His sister, brother-in-law, mother and mother’s partner are all also involved in the business in a variety of capacities. He also describes some of the tenets of the bakery related to product and growth.
25:26: Breka makes a variety of traditional Jewish and Eastern European breads, some of which are in keeping with the tradition of Fraser Bakery.
29:41: The bakeries are open twenty-four seven. Granot describes who the customers are that come in at all hours of the night.
33:18: Granot answers how Judaism has affected the business.
34:46: The speakers discuss the changes that have occurred in the food industry since Breka was first created. They discuss the changes in what customers are looking for in the products they purchase.
38:12: Freiman asks Granot what he sees as the future of Breka. At the time of the interview, Granot was beginning to plan for two more locations to be added to the business. They were also considering to expanding beyond Vancouver itself to other Lower Mainland cities. Granot recounts what he’s learned and what he’s loved about working in the food industry.

Addition to St. George's School - facing northwest

Photograph depicts the construction of the addition to St. George's School.

Three story concrete building under construction; extensive wooden scaffolding on sides of building; metal crane tower and ladder near left side of building; two men standing at base of ladder; wood and wire mesh debris around perimeter of building.

White title box in bottom right corner of the duplicate print reads "ADDITION TO ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL", "HODGSON KING & MARBLE LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "C.B.K. VAN NORMAN - ARCHITECT", "No.5", "DATE APRIL 6, 1959", "FACING N.W."

Addition to St. George's School - facing south east

Photograph depicts construction on the addition to St. George's School. Other print does not have title box.

Foundation and structural construction for building; three construction workers in foreground of image; six construction workers in background of image; school boys in uniforms in back left of image; residential street behind construction site.

White title box in bottom right corner reads "ADDITION TO ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL", "HODGSON KING & MARBLE LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "C.B.K. VAN NORMAN - ARCHITECT", "No.2", "DATE FEB. 3, 1959", "FACING S.E."

Addition to St. George's School, facing northwest

Photograph depicts the construction of the addition to St. George's School. Other print does not have title box.

Two story concrete building under construction; framing built up on second story suggests addition of a third story; extensive wooden framing and scaffolding around sides of building; crane tower to left of building; existing school structure visible in far right of image.

White title box in bottom right corner reads "ADDITION TO ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL", "HODGSON KING & MARBLE LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "C.B.K. VAN NORMAN - ARCHITECT", "No.4", "DATE MARCH 4, 1959", "FACING N.W."

Addition to St. George's School, facing south-east

Photograph depicts the construction of the addition to St. George's School.

Foundation and structural construction for building; existing school structure in background of image; man in suit standing in front of existing school; three construction workers in far right of image.

White title box in bottom right corner of duplicate print reads "ADDITION TO ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL", "HODGSON KING & MARBLE LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "C.B.K. VAN NORMAN - ARCHITECT", "No.3", "DATE FEB. 3, 1959", "FACING N.E."

Addition to St. George's School, facing west

Photograph depicts the construction of the addition to St. George's School. Other print does not have the title box.

Initial stages of construction on building site; wood framing for foundation structure; five construction workers in middle site; man in suit standing behind construction site; residential streets in background.

White title box in bottom right corner reads "ADDITION TO ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL", "HODGSON KING & MARBLE LTD. GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "C.B.K. VAN NORMAN - ARCHITECT", "No.1", "DATE FEB. 3, 1959", "FACING W"

Al Kolberg

Oral history interview with Al Kolberg who was born in Saskatoon, 1919. His father came from Russia in 1905 where he worked as a shochet. Al recalls the reasons for Jewish assimilation in Vancouver in the early to mid twentieth century.

Alan Tapper

Oral history interview with Alan Tapper, interviewed by Matthew Graves and assisted by Alan’s wife, Daphne. Alan speaks on his family’s history as well as adolescence in the Jewish community of East London, England, including the artistic and political environment. Alan talks about his family’s experience during the Second World War in London where his neighborhood was heavily bombed and impoverished by rationing, leading to his family’s evacuation to Devon and Newcastle. Alan discusses his involvement in various youth groups and theatre during the war, such as the Brady’s Boy Club. He talks about his military training at Padgate and subsequent conscription into the Royal Air Force intelligence unit where he was stationed in Egypt to monitor conflict over the Suez Canal. Alan speaks about how his military experience impacted his life and also the anti-Semitism he observed. He discusses his immigration to Vancouver, Canada and his role in numerous Jewish and Zionist organizations and boards, including B’nai Brith and the Canadian Jewish Congress. He talks about his job in fundraising, teaching public speaking, and radio program hosting, as well as his children and marriage.

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