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Actor Sassi Keshet and Mrs. Miriam Benny

Photograph depicts Sassi Keshet and Mrs. Miriam Benny.
Original article in the Jewish Western Bulletin May 19, 1988: It was Shalom time in Vancouver...when old friends meet it can sometimes be halfway round the world...Localite Miriam Benny is seen with 'Life Begins at Forty' entertainer Sassi Keshet following the recent Lag B'Omer show brought here by Vancouver's Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University...Benny and Keshet were reunited 20 years after they appeared together in Nahal the Israel-Army Entertainment Troupe.

Adele Vernon

Oral History interview with Adele Vernon. Born in London, England. During the war her mother told her and her siblings “don’t let anyone know we’re Jewish” and leaving the Jewish faith for years. Talks about being sponsored to come to Canada by his father's aunt, arriving at Pier 41, arriving during the Calgary stampede. Went back to school as a mature student in 1973 for performing arts. Started the Shalom Dancers in 1978/79. Took Wednesday night classes with Rabbi Victor Reinstein and returned to the Jewish faith later in life.

Alex Kliner

Oral interview with Alex Kliner. Interviewed by Peter Doolan for SLAIS Oral History class. Kliner was born in Philadelphia in 1930. His parents were from Rusia and he talks about his parent’s life and growing up in Philadelphia. At 20 he was drafted to fight in the Korean War. He came back and studied acting at Hedgerow. After he graduated, he went to New York to work on Broadway. Morris Schwartz told him not to go into Yiddish Theatre because it was dying. He talks about McCarthyism and the blacklist in Hollywood and on Broadway. A friend convinced him to move to Hollywood. Here he went to Los Angeles Community College and UCLA and got a master’s degree. His teachers told him not to get his PhD and got into teaching instead. He moved to Vancouver to work at the Peretz School. He then became the program director at JCC. With Tova Sneider he started the Jewish Heritage Theatre Company. Later he became the Executive Director of State of Israel Bond. He also worked with Chelm Cultural Club

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