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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 [...]