AJA 50+ Creative Connections participants in an exercise class. L to R:
Lillan Silverberg, Laura Hoffman, Shirley Weiner, Millie Schaenfield, Edward Susser, Moishe Shapiro, Margo Royce (seated) Martin Tatz, Herb Cowan, David Fried (hidden), Moses Brajtman, Antoinette Capelle, Rose Kostiner, Miriam Levitin.
1. B'nai B'rith Ottawa Lodge 885 supported a Jewish Boy Scouts camp which was first located at Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario. It evolved into the first Ottawa B’nai B’rith summer camp for Jewish youth. In 1938 it was located at Dunrobin, Ontario and moved to Quyon, Quebec after WWII.
2. Inscribed on the photograph "E. Gluck riding for a fall."
3. The scout camp was sponsored by the Ottawa Lodge of B'nai B'rith but was run under the strict supervision of the District Boy Scouts Association.
4.. Related material in the Harold Rubin fonds.
Fonds consists of biographical information; news clippings of articles written by Elliott Gluck; correspondence, research material and three drafts of his Goldie Roberts’ exceptional war effort; and photocopies of Rabbi Samuel Cass collection, National Archives of Canada with Ottawa references, 194…
Fonds consists of biographical information; news clippings of articles written by Elliott Gluck; correspondence, research material and three drafts of his Goldie Roberts’ exceptional war effort; and photocopies of Rabbi Samuel Cass collection, National Archives of Canada with Ottawa references, 1945.
Elliott Gluck (June 14, 1918 - August 1, 1999) was born and raised in Ottawa, son of Samuel and Becky (Edelstein) Gluck.
After graduating from Glebe High School he entered Queen’s University, Kingston and earned his Bachelor of Commerce in 1938. He entered the family business (Premier Hat Shops) in 1939 after working for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Winnipeg.
During World War II he enrolled in Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC) at the University of Ottawa. He was commissioned at Brockville in May, 1943 and served in Canada and overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He was an officer in the Canadian Militia until 1965. Between 1954 and 1957 he commanded 130 Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps.
He returned to Premier Hat Shops until 1970, when he entered the Federal Public Service with Statistics Department. He retired in 1983 and afterwards worked as a consultant to private industry and government.
In later years he became interested in historical research. He was a member of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society Board.
1. Shops included Astor Chapeaux and Premier Hats (as related by Adele Sidney, November, 2006).