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LAPIDUS, Steven = Information about Montreal's ultra-Orthodox community.

Date Range 1910s-2009.
Description Level Fonds
Collection LAPIDUS, Steven = Information about Montreal's ultra-Orthodox community.
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Fonds No. P0225
Physical Description Env. 0.02 metres of textual records. - 57 records in electronic form.
History/Biographical Steven Lapidus is a graduate student at Concordia University whose ties to Montreal's ultra-Orthodox and Hassidic community, acquired in the course of his Ph.D.-level research, have resulted in the acquisition of some rare items for the Archives. He also has ties to the history of Montreal's mainstream Ashkenazi Jewish community through his parents and grandparents. Harav Yohanan Wosner is the head of Skver of Montreal and also of the New Square Skver community of New York. He was seriously injured in a car accident in November 2008 in a car heading from New Square to Montreal, a factor that led to the tribute event represented by the volume described below. The Skver Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish Boys School in the Montreal district of Outremont was firebombed at midnight, Sept. 2, 2006. This incident is not related to the present volume. His grandfather was Joseph and his father is Louis.
Custodial History The digital photos were donated by Steven Lapidus on Feb. 9, April 28, and Aug. 13, 2009. The documents were donated on Feb 26 and March 11, 2009. An addition to the collection was made on Nov. 5, 2009.
Scope & Content 14 scanned documents related to the military career of Jack LEWIS during WWI and WWII (Steven Lapidus' grandfather). 7 digital photos of tombstone from famous Back River cemetery. 36 digital photos of the Chasidic community, mainly of Montreal and Boisbriand as well as a few from New York. Skver Hasidim tribute book to Rabbi Wosner, an event held at Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in February 2009, approximately 250 pages. Several issues of the newspaper Vos iz nayis/ What's New in Montreal - published by Quality Shopping and directed at the Orthodox community.Addition: 5 issues of newspaper Vos iz nayis/ What's New in Montreal, published by Quality Shopping and directed at the Orthodox community. 4 photos from Louis Lapidus: 1 mounted photo of the YMHA's Spartans, 1947. 1 mounted photo of the Baron Byng High School graduating class, June 1946. Mounted photo of the B'nai Brith Young Men William Nelson Chapter, 1949-1950. Framed photo of the District 1 Conference of the B'nai Brith Youth, Hotel Somerset, April 19, 1953.
Notes P09/06 and P09/25.Yiddish and English.Deepens understanding of Orthodox community structure in Montreal and adds to information in other collections.
Repository Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

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