Immigration to Saint John
- there were four waves of immigration - from England, Eastern Europe, post Second World War and from Israel
Preparing for the Sabbath
- antique stove and video showing the making of bagels, ca. 1974
From the Cradle to the Grave
- explore Jewish holy days, customs and lifecycle events
Starting a New Life: Holocaust Survivors in New Brunswick
- ten family stories
Open for Business: Jewish Businesses in Saint John
Journey to the Holy Land /Palestine in the 19th Century
Shaarei Zedek Synagogue (Conservative and Egalitarian) -
- history and memorabilia from 1860s to 2000s
- connections between Saint John and Israel from the 19th to 21st century
Please note that events scheduled for April, May and June will be rescheduled.
The book is arranged as a series of lectures for chess educators, chess players and 'kibitzers' as a 'Chess Appreciation" course. Dan Elman begins with some basic ideas, then we are introduced to the evolution of ideas from the 6th century to the 21st century.
The programme will feature a keynote address by Mr. Leonard Vis who was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1930. His family had roots in Holland date from well before the French Revolution. The family went into hiding in the summer of 1942, with each child - Leonard (age 11), Arthur (age 8) and Anita (age 6) - sheltered separately. The parents stayed together. In a raid on Leonard's hiding place at Yom Kippur in 1943 by the Gestapo and the local police, he was arrested. During his transport to the Westerbork Transit Camp he managed to jump from the train. He subsequently made his way back to his caregivers and went back into hiding. The whole family survived.
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