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This Week in JPL History: An Evening with Rochel Korn

This Week in JPL History: An Evening with Rochel Korn

On April 8th, 1951 the Library hosted an evening with Rochl Korn, a heavyweight of Yiddish literature who called Montreal home for many years. Korn was also a longtime participant in the cultural activities of the Library. First publishing her writing in 1918, Korn held a long career producing both short stories and poetry. In these early years she was known for her use of imagery from the natural world and later the rich internal landscapes she was able to create for readers. Her later [...]



This Week in JPL History: The Women of the Archives

This Week in JPL History: The Women of the Archives

On March 26th, 1990 JPL Archivist Carol Katz wrote a paper on the women of the JPL-Archives. These women were Yiddish and English speaking personalities of Montreal who had contributed to the literary, social, cultural, and educational life of Montreal`s Jewish community. They included Ruth C. Rotman, Sarah E. Fisher, Chayele Grober, Rochel Korn, Ida Maze, Una Shecter, Ethel Stark, Dora Wasserman, and Irene Rachel Wolff. Since the publication the JPL-Archives has been fortunate to receive donations from two other important Montrealers : Lea Roback [...]