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Memorable Manitobans: Rivka Soronow (c1883-1959)

Community activist.

One of eight Winnipeg women who organized the city’s first chapter of Hadassah, she was a member of House of Jacob and Rosh Pina congregations. She died at Winnipeg on 15 August 1959 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. She was survived by her son, Robert I. Soronow, and three daughters.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Mrs. Soronow, Hadassah organizer, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 August 1959, page 31.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2013

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