Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai Brith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division. Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai Brith in 1959.
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of Phil Givens attending a memorial in honour of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Identified in the photographs are Phil Givens and Max Shecter.
Photographs are by Jacob El-Baz (Toronto) and Benyas-Kaufman Photographers Inc. (Michigan, USA)
The file consists of correspondence concerning interviews with Hon. David Ben Gurion, Hon. Shimon Peres and other Members of the Knesset; correspondence concerning the Shalom television programme, the welfare of soldiers in Israel, guidelines for aliyah procedures and an invitation to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
The file consists of photographs taken at the art exhibition held during the 38th national convention in Toronto. Mr. Dov Safrai, director of the Safrai Art Gallery of Jerusalem supervised the exhibition of art that featured artists such as Yitzhak Pugatch, Yona Mach, Yossi Stern, Ruth Schloss, Isadore Ashhiem and Abraham Goldberg.
The file consists of general correspondence. The file includes correspondence regarding the Shalom television programme, Schlichim of Canadian Young Judaea, Rabbi Reuven Slonim, requests for information regarding a screening of the film "Hester Street" and memoranda concerning the 1972 national convention.