Rothstein, Samuel

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b. 1889, Babruysk, Belarus - d. 1971, Vancouver, BC

Accompanied by his Uncle Abraham, Sam Rothstein immigrated to the United States in 1905 at the age of 16. Sam lived in Montreal and New York City before immigrating to Vancouver in 1911. He lived in Vancouver’s East End neighbourhood. In the sixty years following his arrival in the city, Sam Rothstein helped to plan and sustain nearly every major institution in the organized Jewish community of Vancouver.