Item 20.20-10 - Romy Ritter

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Romy Ritter

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CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.20-10

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  • May 20, 2020 (Creation)

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Born-digital audio (1:03:32)

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Interview with Romy Ritter as part of the Canadian Jewish Congress oral history project, interviewed by David Schwartz. Romy speaks about her parent’s involvement with the Vancouver Jewish community. She discusses how her participation in March of the Living and hearing a Holocaust survivor speak at camp inspired her involvement in Canadian Jewish Congress. Romy talks about her career as community relations coordinator and regional director of CJC Pacific Region. She speaks about the successes of Canadian Jewish Congress, including inter-faith dialogue, Israeli issues, and being a role model for other organizations in Canada. Romy talks about Canadian Jewish Congress’ collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and provincial political parties. Romy also discusses the dissolvement of Canadian Jewish Congress due to it’s reorganization and it’s impact on the wider community. She states her present relationship with the Jewish community and her sentiment towards current Jewish advocacy organizations.

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Interview has been transcribed. Interview also available as video.

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Name of interviewer: David Schwartz

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Place of interview: Vancouver, BC

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Birthdate: 4 May 1973

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Birth place: Vancouver, BC

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