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Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Silver (c1872-1960)

Community activist.

He came to Winnipeg in 1905, where he was one of the founders of the B’nai Abraham Synagogue and the Knesset Israel Synagogue. He was also President of the Roumanian Sick Benefit and the B’nai Abraham Synagogue. He died at Winnipeg on 15 March 1960 and was buried in the Independent B’nai Abraham Cemetery.


“Synagogue founder dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 1]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 December 2011

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