British Columbia

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L.2006.07.009

Awarded to Cyril Leonoff by the National Council of Jewish Women

Date: 
1966
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L.2006.07.004

Hebrew inscription reads "present given for the blessing of Meir Son of Leiser Wolf from Society Cheschvank, Wednesday, March 8, 1650." The plate was brought to Vancouver from Vienna, Austria, in 1938, by Mrs. F. Bloch-Bauer.

Date: 
circa 1800
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L.2006.07.005

Dr. Irving Ziskrout received this gift from the Whitehorse-Atlin community in appreciation for the medical services he provided. Made from fossil mastodon ivory and Yukon gold nugget.

Date: 
1900s
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L.2006.07.008

Bowling Cup, Vancouver Hebrew Athletic Club. Won by A.M. Silverson.

Date: 
1929
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L.2006.04.001

A special menorah with eight lights (plus an additional one that lights the others) is used during the holiday of Hannukah. Hanukiahs come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. The hand, also called a hamsa, is a typical Sephardic decorative symbol, meaning protection from the evil eye. This hanukiah is lit using oil and wicks.

Date: 
1950
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L.2006.01.001

Max and Mandel Dodek immigrated from Poland to Canada in the mid-1920s and moved to Vancouver in the mid-1930s. They established Dodek Brothers Furriers in 1939. Eventually, each brother operated a separate fur business.

Date: 
1960
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2007.03.001

Given to Margaret Segal at the Zeta Beta Tau spring formal, February 1964. Zeta Beta Tau, a Jewish fraternity, was established on the campus of the University of British Columbia in 1934.

Date: 
1964
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2006.33.001

Founded in 1935 by Isadore Flader, the Vancouver Umbrella Manufacturing Co. brought its umbrella manufacturing parts from Austria at the time.

Date: 
20th century
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2006.34.001

Lianna Kayha was born in Iran, moved to Spain, Turkey, Italy, and then Vancouver in 1983. This hanukiah is from Turkey, and was originally her grandmother's.

Date: 
20th century
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2007.02.001

Trophy won by William Morris at Tennis Tournament, engraved Phil Brotman Cup, Concordia Club, Tennis Championship, Singles.

Date: 
1922