Accession consists of forty-seven digital copies of family photographs and photocopied documents belonging to the Wichefsky (later Witchel) family of Sudbury, Ontario. The photographs are images of family members, the family's cabin near town, and their friends. There is also a Yiddish language letter from the yeshiva in Poland attesting to David Wichefsky's graduation and a family tree.
Doris Witchel Laskin is the daughter of Jacob Witchel and granddaughter of Rabbi David Wichefsky. David Wichefsky was Sudbury's first rabbi and Hebrew teacher. He arrived in 1894 and together with his wife Esther raised seven children. The family name was later changed to Witchel. David's son Jacob, the second eldest, was born before the family immigrated. Jacob married Bella Cohen in Montreal in 1918. They had six children: Doris, Jess, Shirley, David, Thora, and William (Bill). The Witchels are related to the Moses and Magder families of Sudbury.
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