Sybil and Saul Cherniack family

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Saul Cherniack was a lawyer and politician active in municipal, provincial and federal politics and prominent in many Jewish organizations in Canada. Saul and Sybil (Zeal) Cherniack were married in 1938. The couple had two children: Howard and Lawrence Cherniack.

Saul Cherniack was born in 1917 to Joseph Alter Cherniack and Fanya (Golden) Cherniack in Winnipeg. He graduated with a Law degree from the University of Manitoba. He worked as a lawyer until World War Two when he served in in the army in Artillery and Intelligence. During the war he worked with Japanese Canadians in internment camps.

Cherniack held a number of elected political positions including Winnipeg School Board Trustee (1950-1954), Town of Winnipeg Beach Councillor (1958-1959), Winnipeg City Council Alderman (1959-1960), Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg Councillor (60-6), Member of the Legislative Assembly (1962-1981), and Minister of Finance (1969-1972, 1973-1975).

He also served as Board Chair Manitoba Hydro and as a Member Security Intelligence Review Committee. Cherniack held a number of prominent positions with Jewish organizations in Canada, including Vice President of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Sybil Cherniack was born in 1916 to Joseph and Mary (Litman) Zeal in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts.

Sybil Cherniack died in Winnipeg in 1997. Saul Cherniack died in Winnipeg in 2018.


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