Fonds - Sarah Gottlieb fonds

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Sarah Gottlieb fonds

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  • 1935-1964 (Creation)
    Sarah Gotlieb

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30 cm of textual records

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Sarah Gottlieb was a leading Canadian Zionist and the National President of Canadian Hadassah.

Sarah Gottlieb (nee Schiller) was born in Eastern Europe in 1899. Her family emigrated to Philadelphia, moving to Winnipeg shortly thereafter. In 1922 she married David Gottlieb, with whom she had two children: Eunice and Allan.

In 1922 she was elected President of the Ezra Chapter of Hadassah in Winnipeg. She became President of the Winnipeg Hadassah Council in 1932, Western Vice-President of Canadian Hadassah in 1934 and finally National President in 1951. During this time she also served as the Chair of Haddassah Youth Aliyah. Gotlieb was the first representative of the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) to UNESCO. Gotlieb was also offered the presidency of World WIZO but declined. She also worked with the Canadian Zionist Federation and was Vice President of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Welfare Fund.

Sarah Gottlieb died in Winnipeg in 1998.

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Fonds consists of speeches, programs, newspaper clippings and correspondence from Sarah Gotlieb’s involvement with Hadassah and other Canadian Zionist organizations.

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