To mark Canada's 150th anniversary, a photography exhibition is being presented by the Ottawa Jewish Archives. The exhibition, Face to Face — Vis à Vis, will highlight the contributions made by notable Jewish Ottawans to Canada's public service and political landscape. Whether they were born in Ottawa or came to the city later in life, these individuals led storied lives and are part of the fabric of our community and our country.
The exhibit is comprised of framed photographs arranged in the style of a family photo wall. The proposed configuration serves to reinforce the elements of interconnection, community, family roots, togetherness, and the collective whole.
A modest catalog will accompany the photography installation. This catalog will reproduce the displayed photographs; will include a short biography for each individual, and when possible, reproduce the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article or editorial the photograph originally illustrated in order to effectively place the individual within the context of a story and Ottawa’s Jewish community history.
A computer workstation in the gallery will allow visitors access to new tools that facilitate discovery of Archives collections.
A Federation committee had final say in the creation of the list, not the Ottawa Jewish Archives. Please note also that this list is final, however at the exhibit there will be a special board where visitors can add names and anecdotes about people they wish to celebrate.
H. Carl Goldenberg
Lawrence “Lorry” Greenberg
Hon. Abraham Lieff
Freda L. Paltiel
The exhibit not only serves to celebrate the Canada’s 150th, it marks the culmination of three major modernization and collections accessibility projects that the Ottawa Jewish Archives has been working diligently to accomplish in the lead up to 2017.
These projects are:
To learn more about the exhibit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-798-4696 ext. 260.