2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Edward Elisha Gelber (1903-1970) was born on November 16th, 1903 in Toronto. His parents were Moses and Sophie Gelber. Eddie married Anna (nee David), who later became a prominent obstetrician. Eddie and Anna had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. Eddie died in Jerusalem in 1970.
Eddie received his BA from the University of Toronto in 1925 and his MA from Columbia University in 1929. He was also a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned his Masters of Hebrew Literature. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar, Osgoode Hall in 1934 and the Palestine Bar in 1937. A prominent communal worker, Eddie acted as President of the Zionist Council of Canada, President of the Hebrew Schools of Toronto, President of the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund and honourary vice-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress during his lifetime.
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
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See Fonds 80, Series 1-1, Item 14 for portrait of Eddie's wife, Dr. Anna Gelber