Accession consists of Sidney Freedman's testament regarding the funding of the Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks and its relationship to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Also included is a memorandum dated 3 Sep. 2020 written by Sidney Freedman and sent to the President and Board of Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks.
Sidney Freedman was born in 1928 in Ivansk (Iwanska) Poland. In 1929 the family of eight immigrated to Canada, first to Winnipeg, and then in 1933 to Toronto. He put himself through law school by working in construction jobs and opened a law firm after graduation. He later became president of Temple Sinai and became interested in the operation of cemeteries. In 1970 he purchased the land that would become Pardes Shalom Cemetery and later founded the Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks.
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