Fonds consists of photographs of Ruth Aaron and Irving Aaron as well as a small amount of material relating to the Chanukah Ball in 1989 and the gala (18th) birthday party for Beth Shalom which was held on April 21, 1974. An invitation to Benjamin Feinstein's (Ruth Aaron's father) 100th birthday pa…
Fonds consists of photographs of Ruth Aaron and Irving Aaron as well as a small amount of material relating to the Chanukah Ball in 1989 and the gala (18th) birthday party for Beth Shalom which was held on April 21, 1974. An invitation to Benjamin Feinstein's (Ruth Aaron's father) 100th birthday party is also included. In October 2010, Ruth Aaron celebrated 25 years as the co-ordinator in Ottawa of events for visiting Jewish war veterans. A speech that she made is included along with OJB article about the event. Article regarding marriage of Carol Irving to Gordon Sussman. Invitation to CHW Annual Spring Tea, June 9, 2013, in honor of Ruth Aaron (invitation contains information regarding Ruth's contribution to CHW.) Book, prayers, blessing and hymns, presented to Ruth and Irving Aaron on their wedding day June 2nd, 1953, and a second copy of the same Prayer, Blessing and Hymns book, presented to Stanley Gary Aaron on his bar-mitzvah, February 1st, 1969;
1969 - 1989
Irving Aaron and Ruth Feinstein were married on June 2, 1953 at B'nai Jacob synagogue on James Street. Irving Aaron was president of Beth Shalom congregation from 1974 - 1977. Jack and Irving Aaron donated land in the Craig Henry area for the construction of Beth Shalom West synagogue.
In his youth, Irving was an accomplished public speaker who won numerous trophies including the "Moses Bilsky Oratorial Trophy" in 1944. He won the Regional Oratorical championship and recieved this trophy at a convention in Montreal, which qualified him to go to New York to represent the Dr. Maurice Brodie Chapter of A.Z.A.
Irving Aaron was the son of Sarah and David Aaron. His brother Jack Aaron was also president of Beth Shalom. Both Irving and Jack were on the executive committee of the State of Israel Bonds organization in 1970. Irving was a contributor to the Holocaust Memorial erected in 1978.
Ruth Aaron was Chair of Beth Shalom's 18th Birthday gala celebration and participated in "Group of 35" activities concerned with the freedom of Soviet Jewry (see 8-005).
Irving and Ruth have three sons; Stanley (b. 1956), Jeffrey (b. 1959) and Leslie (b. 1963), and one daughter Carol (Sussman) (b. 1954) and several grandchildren.
1. Ruth's husband Irving Aaron was Beth Shalom President from 1974 - 1977.
2. L-R: Rose Konick, Rose Taylor, Edie Landau, Ruth Aaron (chair of Birthday committee), Ethel Malek, Dora Litwack, Inez Zelikovitz
1. Stored with textual files.
2. L-R: Akiva Aaron (great grandson of Benjamin Feinstein), Stanley Aaron, Benjamin Feinstein - lighting candle, Abe Feinstein, Shawna Feinstein, Susan Feinstein (children of Abe Feinstein).