Basketball

Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00074

Hebrew Athletic Club basketball team, Vancouver. L-R: Sam Pelman, guard; Max Bobroff, forward;  Mikey Spaner, guard; Harry Snider, guard;  Sam Izen, centre and captain;  Peter Kantor, centre and forward. Missing: Dave Bergman, forward.     

Date: 
1926
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.08864

Back row, left to right: Charles Flader, Myron Golden, Gordon Biely, Bill Wolfman (coach), Benny Kurtz, Norm Archeck.
Middle row, left to right: Bernard Lotzkar, Allan Barad, Aaron Moscovich, Phil Schwartz, Harold Rozen.
Front row, left to right: Bev Oculist, Sally Creemer.    

Date: 
1948
Source: 
Dodek, Irene
Posted by jyuhasz
 
 
                MF:        Max, when you were growing up in Vancouver in this area what kind of activities did you get involved in? Were you active in sports?
 
                MP:        Yes, quite a bit. Swimming quite a bit in summertime and then springtime we used to do quite a bit of hiking.
 
                MF:        There was a Jewish athletic club at one time which I’m not familiar with. Do you remember who was the president or who was involved?
 
MP:        We didn’t have such…We had a group called the Jewish Athletic Club and we had a basketball team and we formed a basketball team that joined the church league. And we used to practice in the Japanese gym on Powell, on Jackson and Powell Street, on Jackson, it was near Powell.
 
MF:        Jackson Avenue. How many teams were in this league?
 
MP:        Well, there was at least six or eight teams in the league, oh yes.
 
MF:        It was a popular thing, so it was kind of an ethnic thing. There was a Japanese team, and a Jewish team…
 
MP:        No, there was nothing about no Japanese team. But it was Jewish only…but there was different kinds of churches [had] teams.
 
MF:        Included in that group.
 
MP:        Yeah.
 
MF:        And there was a popular thing for young people in those days to go to Bowen Island?
 
MP:        In the summertime B’nai B’rith used to put on picnics and of course other societies used to put on…and that was the popular thing to take a boat to Bowen Island for a good outing for the day.

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Hebrew Athletic Club basketball team, Vancouver, BC. L-R: Sam Pelman, guard; Max Bobroff, forward; Mikey Spaner, guard; Harry Snider, guard; Sam Izen, centre and captain; Peter Kantor, centre and forward. Missing: Dave Bergman, forward.
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Posted by jyuhasz
 
 
               MB:       Some of kids I guess still have [the photo], I kept it around for years, and years, and years. The basketball team that we had, not that we won anything in particular, but at that particular time Benny Pastinsky was a cub reporter for the Vancouver Province and he arranged for us to have a picture taken. We became a little bit infamous. We were amateurs, and to do anything outside of BC for instance, you have to get permission from the amateur association. We used to go down to Seattle and Portland and play the Jewish boys down there, the YMHA, or if it wasn’t YMHA, it was still...[Tape cuts out]...or whether we had a little publicity about it or what, I don’t recall. They were going to suspend us. Big deal. We were all 15 years old, but anyway, that blew over in any case.

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Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.01057

B&W copy print depicts girls basketball team, Britannia High School, Rachel Seidelman second from left.

Date: 
[c.1913]
Source: 
Grad, Dorothy
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.08864

Black and white image of basketball team.

Source: 
Swartz, Phil
Date: 
1948