Collection jhse-222 - Zalmanowitz family collection

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JHSE jhse-222

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1 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- 1 bound volume

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Noach (Norman) Zalmanowitz was born January 23, 1911 in Lachva, a shtetl in what is now Belorussia. One of five siblings, only three survived the war: Noach, Mayer and Feivel. Mayer Zalmanowitz left for Palestine in 1939 and Noach and Feivel Zalmanowitz immigrated to Canada, where all three were later reunited in Edmonton, Alberta in 1953. Mayer Zalmanowitz married Betty. Noach Zalmanowitz married Sara Woodrow and had four children: Barry, Danny, Hal and Deby. He was active in the Beth Israel Synagogue, serving as Gabbai from 1957. He and his brother, Feivel, along with Nate Siegel, ran the Kosher butcher shop in Edmonton for many years. Noach Zalmanowitz and Nate Siegel were honoured at the 85th Anniversary Gala Dinner for the Beth Israel Synagogue in 1991. Noach and Sarah Zalmanowitz died in 1998, Feivel Zalmanowitz died in 1994, Mayer Zalmanowitz died in 1992, and Betty Zalmanowitz died in 1995. Barry Zalmanowitz was born on March 21, 1952 in Edmonton, Alberta to Noach and Sara Zalmanowitz. He attended the University of Alberta and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1973, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in economics in 1975, and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree in 1979. He articled at Milner and Steer, and was made a partner in 1985, with the firm later becoming known as Fraser Milner Casgrain. He was secretary-treasurer and a member of the executive committee of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta, and was appointed Queen's Council in 2002. He married June Ross, who was also appointed Queen's Council in 2002 and later became a judge. Together they had three children, Joel, Hannah, and Rebecca (Becca). Barry Zalmanowitz was also involved in the Edmonton Jewish community as a member of United Jewish Appeal, Beth Israel Synagogue, and the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Danny Zalmanowitz was born on October 7, 1954 in Edmonton, Alberta to Noach and Sara Zalmanowitz. He received his early education in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta, graduating from there with a Bachelor of Arts and attending the University of Alberta law school. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario. He married Connie Pearlman and together they had a daughter Jana, and son Laurie. Zalmanowitz joined the law firm Witten, Vogel and Lyons in 1981 and served as the chair of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Canadian Franchise Association. He was also active in the Edmonton Jewish community and served on the boards of the Beth Israel Synagogue, Edmonton Jewish Federation, Edmonton Talmud Torah School, and Beit Horim. He also served as a director of the Northern Lights Alberta Wheelchair Basketball Society and as a volunteer instructor for the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers. Hal Zalmanowitz was born on September 10, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta to Noach and Sara Zalmanowitz. He received his early education in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He moved to Toronto, Ontario and completed his graduate studies at York University, returning to Edmonton in 1987. He began working as an economist for the Alberta Government Health and Wellness department, a position he held until 1994 when he began working as an economist for the Alberta Medical Association, eventually becoming director of economics. Zalmanowitz was also involved in the Edmonton Jewish community, serving on the Beth Israel Synagogue board of directors, the shul's Ritual, Programming, Youth, and Education committees, the Beth Israel Rabbi Search Committee, United Jewish Appeal, and the Jewish Federation of Edmonton board.

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Collection consists of records pertaining to the Zalmanowitz family and includes a Beth Israel Synagogue Gala Dinner programme, a magazine clipping, and a photograph of Barry Zalmanowitz, all dating from 2004.

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The material was collected by JAHSENA.

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Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the records.<br><br>Record No. ZAL.04.1<br><br>

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