Families

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Object id: 
L.12840

Colour photograph depicts families singing together for Chanukah at Burquest.



Dorothy, Judy, Dr. Morris, Rabbi Samuel Cass, Lilian, at 5789 on Hudson Street
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AK:         At what point did you come to British Columbia?
 
GZ:         Let’s see, I got married and we were married a couple of years and my husband was working for the Army & Navy in Edmonton and he had worked for the Army & Navy also in Vancouver but he then decided he would like to have his own business and he was looking around and he found this store in Mission, British Columbia, that’s about forty miles from Vancouver. So we moved, I had at that time one child, he was nearly a year old and we moved to Mission, the only Jewish family in Mission.
 
AK:         That’s very interesting, so you met your husband in Edmonton.
 
GZ:         In Edmonton.
 
AK:         How did you meet?
 
GZ:         He was working across the street and I was working as a credit manager in this place and that’s how we met.
 
AK:         What’s his name?
 
GZ:         His name was Sam Zivot.
 
AK:         And so you were initially in Edmonton and then he found this opportunity in Mission and you pulled up your roots and came to British Columbia.
 
GZ:         Right, so then we were there for about seven years, I had two more children both of them born in Mission, one is a daughter and the other is a younger son who, when he was born, we had to bring in the mohel [person who performs circumcisions] from Bellingham, Washington State, [laughs] so we brought him in and he was circumcised there
 
AK:         So now you have three children.
 
GZ:         I had three children now and I felt very strongly about having them educated and being Jewish. We met a Jewish family in Abbotsford which was across, we met a Jewish family in Chilliwack and we sort of all got together for holidays, sort of, and then as time went on and my youngest was five, yeah five, seven and nine, I said to my husband “We cannot,”—because we were running into New Westminster on Sundays so that they would have Sunday school, we were running to Bellingham to go to synagogue.
 
AK:         How long was the drive to go to synagogue?
 
GZ:         Oh Bellingham, not very long, about an hour. 
 
AK:         Right, but it’s still quite a drive.
 
GZ:         So the funniest thing that happened was when my second child was born, and we were living in Mission of course, and it was Christmas time and we were driving into Vancouver and of course there were Christmas lights and Christmas lights and the oldest one said, “Oh I want Christmas lights,” and I said “Lou, you are Jewish, we don’t have Christmas lights and we don’t have Christmas trees.” “I want a Christmas tree and I want lights,” and I said “Lou, you’re Jewish, we don’t have those.” Fine, but now a week later I’m bathing the baby and the doorbell rings and I said to Lou, “Lou, go see who’s at the door,” because the doors were all…and he says, “A man says he’s selling Christmas trees.” And I hear this little voice that says, “Oh no, we’re Jewish.” So I was so excited that it got to him. Then I said to my husband, “We can’t do this.” I says, “We have to move somewhere where they can be with Jewish people and have a Jewish education.”
 
AK:         I think you said you were the only Jewish family in Mission?
 
GZ:         We were the only Jewish family in Mission but we had Jewish friends in Abbotsford and...So anyway my Dad at that time had a yard goods store, fabrics, in Edmonton and he suggested that we have a fabric store in Calgary. So that was fine, he went to Calgary to find out a location, etcetera, etcetera, and we moved to Calgary where the children had Jewish family also, I had two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law living there with their children…

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               HW:       I was always a good, good athlete. When, in the early years, when we used to go to the rink in Winnipeg. Do you know Winnipeg at all?
 
 
CL:         Oh yeah, born in Winnipeg, brought up in Winnipeg.
 
HW:       Oh yes, well, you know the Drewery’s? Yeah, right by Drewery, alongside of the brewery. We used to go there Saturday night, all the Jewish crowd at that time. We’d all skate together. The Weidmans, the Wodlingers, the Zimmermans, the whole flock. And we’d skate there until whatever time, 11, 11:30 and about every three or four weeks we’d have a hockey game between the Weidmans and the Wodlingers. We had a team each.
 
CL:         [There was enough of you].
 
HW:       We had to bring in one boy only from Selkirk that was one of Sam Wodlinger’s, he was a goalkeeper for the Selkirk team. He used to come and play goal for us. Weidmans had a full compliment. We used to play…and all these Jewish people stayed to see these games, you know, after the skating time was over we’d take over the ice and have a game.

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Mr. & Mrs. Freedman with son Myer Freedman
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Object id: 
L.17318

B&W original photograph (5x7 mounted on 8x10 board) of the Gold family circa 1915. Photo possibly taken at Stanley Park.
Back row L-R: Bernard Gold, Ida Gold (born 1913; married Bobroff; Len's mother), Sarah Gold, Emanuel Gold, Louis Gold.
Front row L-R: Tilly (Matilda) Gold, Samuel Gold (eldest), and Ethel Gold.   

Date: 
ca. 1915
Source: 
Bobroff, Leonard
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Object id: 
L.17174

Black and white photograph depicts Hal and Dina Orloff and their children Evan and Avril Orloff, taken in their backyard. Hal Orloff was active in Vancouver community and volunteer in Independence War (Air Force).

Date: 
1958
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Object id: 
L.17176

Black and white photograph depicts Abi and Gitit Cohen with children Nili and Eitan; family moved to Kibbutz Saad in Nager.

Date: 
1960
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Object id: 
L.16316

Black and white photograph depicts unidentified members of the Bluma Tadman family.

Date: 
[circa 1880]
Source: 
Osipov, Shelley
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Object id: 
LF.04052

Black and white image of Otto Landauer (fourth from left, top row) posing on a ski hill with various cousins and uncles.

Date: 
[1955]
Source: 
Landauer, Barbara