Posts Tagged ‘ Jewish People’s Schools ’

This Week in JPL History: Jacob Zipper speaks at the Jewish Public Library in 1974.

This Week in JPL History: Jacob Zipper speaks at the Jewish Public Library in 1974.

Yaacov Zipper is a name synonymous with Montreal Jewish education, with steadfastness, and drive. In addition to his long career as principal of Jewish Peretz Schools, Zipper was also a celebrated author who was awarded the Manger Prize for Yiddish Literature. Born Yaacov Shtern, he changed his name to Zipper in honour of the woman who sheltered him from being arrested during his youth in Poland. He arrived in Montreal in 1925 and quickly became involved in Montreal’s burgeoning Jewish school system. On February 9th [...]



Tongue tied – a look back through the JPL-A Photograph Collection

Tongue tied – a look back through the JPL-A Photograph Collection

By Daniela As part of McGill’s practicum program I am enjoying what is a graphic introduction to the history of Jewish Montreal through the JPL-A’s Photograph Collection. Two months into this practicum and I am afraid my post itself will soon be destined for the archives! My time spent combing the immense collection of photographs at the JPL-A has left me completely enchanted but with little time to jot down these present-day reflections from one of my first experiences working in an archive. The images [...]