Fonds jhse-117 - Reichert family fonds

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Reichert family fonds

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JHSE jhse-117

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1 cm of textual records. -- 7 photographs. -- 2 videocassettes

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James (Jack) Taradash came to Edmonton in 1913 from Odessa, Russia. In 1923 he married Sarah Shugarman, who came to Edmonton in 1919 from Pischunka, Russia. They had three daughters: Reva, married Phillip Bernstein, son of Sarah and R.M. (Max). Reva and Phillip's children are Coral and Ari. Deby married Henry Bernstein, son of Kayla and Mendel. Deby and Henry's children are Jody, Marcy and Lance. Henry and Phillip were not related to each other until they married the Taradash sisters). Toby married Saul Reichert, son of Adina and Betzalel of Pabianice, Poland. Toby and Saul's children are Jerell, Adell and Bonny. Saul Reichert was born in Poland and came to Edmonton in 1948, the lone survivor of his family after the Holocaust. Saul spent the war years in Auschwitz and other concentration camps, and was brought to Canada after the war by the Canadian Jewish Congress, sponsored by the Wolfe Margolus family. Saul worked for Wolfe's father Charles at Canadian Bedding, and in 1953 bought "Teddy's" deli, an Edmonton landmark, and the Carousel Restaurant in 1955. Saul was chairman of State of Israel Bonds, a board member of the Canadian Zionist Federation, the Jewish Community Council, the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, and Edmonton's Jewish National Fund. Saul represented Edmonton at a UJA luncheon in New York with Golda Meir in 1971. Saul served on the Beth Shalom board twice, and is a founding member of the Jewish Community Centre; he is active on the Holocaust Remembrance Committee. Saul was the 1990 Negev Dinner Honoree. Saul has also been a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian/Hong Kong Businessmen's Association. Toby was active in Young Judea and the B'nai Br'ith Girls executive and was a member of the School of Home Economics Student Organization at the University of Alberta. Toby is a life member of the Hadassah-WIZO and National Council of Jewish Women; a member of the Women's League of Beth Shalom, and served on the board of the Jewish National Fund and the Mother's Auxiliary of Talmud Torah.

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Rose Chica Einesman Bernstein was born in Bodzentyn Poland on Dec. 20, 1903. Joseph Mayer Bornstein was born in Wzdol Poland, November 22, 1895. Max came to Canada in 1919, eventually settling in Edmonton. He and Rose were married in Edmonton on November 13, 1921. They opened a dry goods store on Jasper Avenue and 97th St. Their daughter Shirley Leah was born in 1928. They eventually moved to the South side, where they ran a business called Service Department Store. Rose was a founding member of Edmonton Pioneer Women and a member of the Magen David Club for 50 years, which raised funds for Talmud Torah. They were both members of the Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Burial Society), and the Beth Israel Synagogue. They also had two sons, Phillip and Martin. Max passed away in 1983, and Rose died in 1990.

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The fonds consists of materials collected and created by Saul and Toby Reichert and collected by JAHSENA from 1913-2006.

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The material was donated by Saul and Toby Reichert in 1999.

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  • The material is in English.

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Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. REI.99.1<br><br>

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