Born in 1904, Monroe Abbey was a barrister/solicitor by profession. He was honourary president of Canadian Jewish Congress, Combined Jewish Appeal, and the Baron de Hirsch Institute as well as being governor, director, or member of many Canadian Jewish and non-Jewish organizations: Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, Zionist Organization of Canada, United Jewish Refugee, and World Relief Agencies. He died in 1993.
Michael Garber, born in 1892, was a barrister-solicitor, community leader, and Zionist. He was also a founder and former president of Canadian Jewish Congress, a civil libertarian, and early fighter for human rights. He was president of the Zionist Organization of Canada. For several years he wrote a column for the Canadian Jewish Chronicle and was a contributor to the Keneder Adler. He died in 1977.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a black-and-white photograph taken of Monroe Abbey and Michael Garber on 20 May 1968 at the plenary in Toronto, where Monroe Abbey assumed the national presidency for the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Photographed by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Canadian Jewish Congress
Congresses and conventions
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