Leah Gittel, Rohama Lee, and David Isar were the first, second and third children born to Ida and Isidore Siegel.
Leah Gittel moved to the United States to study nursing. She met and married Rabbi Jerome Labovitz in Philadelphia.
Rohama graduated from the University of Toronto and became a writer. She was a journalist in Canada during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She then moved to the United States in the 1940s and lived in New York City. She co-wrote the 1943 film "Tonight We Raid Calais" and the 1938 film "We're Going to Be Rich" and several short film scripts for the Office of War Information during the Second World War. Later, she edited Film News, a leading film industry magazine.
David served in the Second World War as a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF. He graduated from McMaster University and the Ontario College of Education and became a public school teacher. He later moved to the United States and became executive director of several synagogues and Jewish centres in New York and New Jersey. David married Ada Steinberg.
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Item is a studio portrait of the Steinberg siblings. Identified from left, Shulamit, Ada and Leo Steinberg. Judging by the clothing, the photograph was likely taken around 1940.
Brothers and sisters
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