8.00 metres of textual records + ca. 125 audio cassettes + ca. 1300 photographs + other material
Shulamis Yelin was born in Montreal on April 12, 1913 to Aaron and Vichna (Dobkin) Bordodensky. Educated at Jewish Peretz Scholl, 1925-1928, Baron Byng High School, 1927-1930, MacDonald College School for Teachers, 1939-1940, Sir George Williams University, B.A., 1954-1957, and Universite de Montreal, M.A. (Cum Laude) 1961. Married Ezra Yelin, 1941. Had one daughter, Gilah. During her 35 years of teaching, she taught every grade from nursery to university, the latter at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Much of her teaching was done with gifted children. In 1968, she was named Master Teacher by the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal. She contributed essays, reviews, poems, short stories and literary cirticisms to periodicals such as the Reconstructionist, Zynergy, Viewpoints, Canadian Author and Bookman, Jewish Digest, Montreal Times, Crossroads and Jewish Dialogue. Her published books include; Creative Camping in Jewish Life, 1954; The Jew In Canada 1760-1960; Seeded in Sinai, 1975; Shulamis: Stories From a Montreal Childhood, 1983; Au Soleil de Ma Nuit, 1985; Many Mirrors May Faces, 1986; Une Enfance Juive A Montreal, 1998; Where All Her Wars Are Marked, 2002. Her awards included The Bronfman Graduate Fellowship, 1957; LA Med Literary Prize, 1962; Certificate of Honour from Le Ministre Des Affaires Culturelles du Quebec, 1972; Canadian Confederation Medal, 1993. She served as Vice-President of the Canadian Authors Association, Cultural Chair for the Pioneer Women - Na'amat Organization and Judge of the J.I. Segal Literary Award. She died in Montreal on June 24, 2002.
English, French, and Yiddish
Donated directly by Shulamis Yelin
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