Pam Rosenberg (former Marketing Manager at the SJCC)
1. The majority of photographs are the mitzvah knitters delivering their afghans to Hillel Lodge (October 25, 2000) where each resident was presented with an afghan.
2. The Mitzvah knitters meet every Wednesday at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre to knit.
3. Photographs include: Bluma Dieks, Bessie Taller, Naomi Pearlman, Laura Greenberg, Fay Shulman, Ilsa Lutzow, Sylvia Pasher, Lynda Haddon, Thelma Steinman, Sylvia Kershman and others.
4. In this particular photograph Lynda Haddon is kneeling in the front in the red shirt and grey sweater.
Fonds consists of World War II photographs of Joseph and Fay Shulman; A Canadian Jewish Congress Canada War Saving Certificates pamphlet with Joseph Shulman in a group photograph on the cover; Jack Shulman’s Discharge Certificate; National Defence documents and passport; Dorothy’s passport and othe…
Fonds consists of World War II photographs of Joseph and Fay Shulman; A Canadian Jewish Congress Canada War Saving Certificates pamphlet with Joseph Shulman in a group photograph on the cover; Jack Shulman’s Discharge Certificate; National Defence documents and passport; Dorothy’s passport and other immigration documents; Certificate of Retirement to J. Shulman for 35 years of service - December 29, 1976 (see 1-985).
Joseph Shulman (1913 - 1973) was born in Ottawa, son of Rose and Max Shulman. He enlisted in 1939 for military service with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and met his future wife, Fay Moskovitch (b. Soho, London, 1923 - ) in London when her family invited Jewish servicemen to share Rosh Hashanah at their home. Fay worked as a milliner until the shop began making uniforms for servicemen. They were married in London in 1942. Fay, with one son, Steven, came to Ottawa in December, 1944 and started her new life as a war bride. She came ahead of her husband, fully expecting that he could obtain Rotation Leave. However, that was not possible because of the European Campaign in 1944.
Joseph Shulman worked in Supply Transport for the Dieppe Raid and continued in Supply Transport of cigarettes and liquor for officers and men’s clubs in England. When her husband returned in 1946, he joined his parents in the Shulman Fruit business, located in the Byward Market.
Fay Shulman raised three children and also worked in the Shulman fruit business.
Joseph Shulman died prematurely in 1973.
When Bayshore opened in 1973, the Shulmans opened a beautiful store. A son, Barry Shulman was involved, and he moved from the fruit business to fish at Lapointes.
Other children of Rose and Max Shulman included Jack, Dorothy, Ettie and Morris. Jack served in World War II and then was employed by the Department of National Defence, Ottawa. Dorothy married Harold Yoblong, an American, and lived most of her married life in the United States.
Fay Moskovitch was born in Soho, London, the youngest of seven children. Her father was a tailor, and her mother often helped him with buttons and button holes when time permitted. Shopping, laundry and housekeeping were all labour intensive in a small two bedroom tenement with shared bathroom facilities. The family attended Dean St. synagogue in Soho. She started working as a milliner around the time World War II started, in a building just behind Liberty’s on Regent Street, London.
Fay’s brothers served in World War II, Navy, Air Force and Army. They each took a different surname, Moss, Martin and Marshall, to mask their Jewish origins in case they fell into German hands.
Her family moved to Holborn, and then to Cricklewood, London N. W. Edgeware Road. Her family name was given in at the Canadian Beaver Club, Trafalgar Square. Joseph Shulman responded to the invitation for two days of Rosh Hashanah and romance bloomed. They married in June, 1942 at Dollis Hill, Nesden Synagogue.
Fay and her baby son Steven sailed from Liverpool, England, through the dangerous Irish Sea with German U-boats, and arrived at Pier 21, Halifax. It was a two week voyage in a ship with completely blackened windows. They arrived at the Ottawa station at 4:00am, to be met by the Red Cross and her in-laws, Rose and Max Shulman.
Fay Shulman has resided in Ottawa since that time, working in the family fruit business, first in the Byward market and then at Bayshore.
Her husband suffered from rheumatic fever during the war, and the result had a weakened heart. He died at the early age of 60 years.
In January, 2006, Fay Shulman attended a movie entitled, "Mrs. Henderson Presents." The film was set in London and revolves around the World War II history of the owner and manager of the Windmill Theatre. Fay Shulman lived very near the Windmill Theatre in Soho and would hang about the stage door, etc... The film was very evocative for Mrs. Shulman.
1. Donated by Fay Shulman, 1999 and 2001.
2. Other Shulman material (other than Joseph and Fay) donated by Marcia Rak (Shulman) in 2007.
3. Marcia worked as Assistant Archivist at the Ottawa Jewish Archives from 1999 to 2007.