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8 Archival description results for Quebec

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.

Betty Nitkin

Oral history interview with Betty Nitkin, who was born in Montreal, 1941. He parents studied and met at the University of Lwow. Working in between Montreal and England during the 1960's but due to a combination of Montreal's winters and the political situation in Quebec convinced the family to move to Vancouver in 1968. Mrs. Nitkin was involved in the National Council of Jewish Woman for many years chairing the Committee for Soviet Jewry during the 1970's. Mrs. Nitkin volunteered the Vancouver Jewish Centre helping settle Bosnian refugee families during the 1990's.

Edwina Heller

Oral history interview with Edwina Heller who was born in 1914 in Warsaw. She taught music for a number of years at the University of British Columbia.

Ian Zack

An Oral history interview with Ian Zack who was born in Montreal in 1945 to Ruth Steirman (Montreal, June 20th, 1924) and Harris Ferenly (England, September 19th, 1922). Involved in engineering in the Israeli army. Ian was a tree planter in Ottawa for 26 years.

Tessler, Ronnie

Irving Max Nitkin

Oral history interview with Irving Max Nitkin who was born in Montreal in 1937. His father came to Canada in 1909 and his mother came in 1922 and they met in Montreal. He studied and has a degree in engineering. Irving joined Beth Israel's Men's Club after moving to Vancouver and served on every board and committee position except Treasurer. Now they are part of Har El, a much smaller and younger congregation. "Mr. Nitkin view on density is that he is all for it but his problem is with the fact that Vancouver is being superimposed onto a grid that was never laid out with density in mind. Irving states that the roads are too narrow, creating 'narrow canyons' between the buildings."

Kiva Katznelson

Oral history interview with Kiva Katznelson who was born in Minsk,1892 (under Russian control) and emigrated to Montreal in 1914 to avoid being drafted into Russian army. Operated his own business in Vancouver and was involved in the Zionist Organization of Canada, Schara Tzedeck Synagogue and Peretz School.

Naomi Katz

Oral history interview with Naomi Katz who was born in Durban, 1924. Her mother, Rachel Newman, was born in 1900 and her father, Emphram Levey, was born in 1895. Naomi's first job was as a stenographer in Vancouver, later she took courses in teaching English as a Second Language, where Naomi found work at the Vancouver School Board. Was head of Directions ESL conference and helped produce 'Blue Brief', presented to the government in 1981, it focused on settlement services in multicultural societies. Naomi participated in the Parent-Teacher conferences ,Canadian Jewish Congress forum, the Jewish Historical Society and started the West Coast Reader for non-native English speakers.