Visit of Sholom Aleichem to Montreal, 1915.

Visit of Sholom Aleichem to Montreal, 1915.

Group portrait with (first row, r to l) Moe Brainin, Hershl Reisler, (second row) M. Stein, J. Yawpolsky, Reuben Brainin, Sholom Aleichem, Mrs. R. Brainin, Dr. S. Ortenberg, [Sabina Landau], (third row) Yehuda Kaufman, I. D. Bercovitch, Mrs. Shiller, Mr. Shiller, Simon [Shaya Belkui], Joe Brainin, A. M. Maudelberg, unidentified man, and M. J. Yawpolsky, Sholom Aleichem’s visit to the Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Quebec, June 6, 1915.

3 Comments to “Visit of Sholom Aleichem to Montreal, 1915.”

  1. Stan Wagon says:

    Just went to the Sholem Aleichem movie tonight (in Minneapolis) and vaguely remembered hearing of his visit to Montreal. So I found your photo here. The unidentified woman in the second row, I am quite certain, is my grandmother Sadie (Landau) Idlovitch. I will double check with my sister re. whether she was married in 1915.

    Stan Wagon
    Born and raised in deepest downtown Montreal
    Went to school on Jeanne Mance…
    Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

  2. Stan Wagon says:

    Followup: My sister confirms that that is our grandmother and like me, she remembers seeing this photo as we were growing up. We suspect Sadie was unmarried at the time, so her name at the time was

    Sabina Landau [[Later (a year or two) to become Sabina Idlovitch as she married Morris Idlovitch.]]

  3. admin says:

    Fantastic! We love being able to identify unknown persons!

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