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Adams, Robert, 1937-2017
Person · 1937-2017

Robert Adams was born in South Wales in 1937. He first studied at the London School of Economics, after which he moved to Montreal to continue his education and teaching career at Concordia University. In 1972 he received a position at College Bois-du-Boulogne where he taught for eight more years. It was during these years he wrote his first book, “The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch – Artist.” In the same year of its publication, 1988, the noted biography was short listed for the Quebec Society for the Promotion of English-Language Literature (QSPELL) award in non-fiction.
Robert Adams would later go on to be a recognized book reviewer, speaking regularly on CBC Radio’s “Talking Books” and TV Ontario’s “Big Ideas” on Book TV. He was also been a frequent guest-speaker at many literary functions, including those held by the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. Following an ALS diagnosis, he passed away on March 30, 2017.

Adler, Celia, 1899-1979 · Person · 1899-1979

Celia Adler was born Tzirele Adler in New York City on December 6, 1889, to Jacob Adler and Dinah Shtettin, who were both Yiddish theater actors. She was an American actress, known as the “First Lady of the Yiddish Theatre”. She was first and foremost a theater actress, but she also starred in several films. She toured North and South America, as well as Europe, and held leading roles in numerous Yiddish plays. She last appeared on stage in 1961.

Person · 1922-1989

Raymond Tait Affleck was a Canadian architect. He was born on 20 November 1922 in Penticton, British Columbia. He died in Montreal on 16 March 1989. One of the founders of Montreal-based architectural firm Arcop, he also taught at leading universities in Canada and the United States.

Afn Shvel
Periodical · 1941-

Started in 1941 by the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization (renamed the League for Yiddish in 1979), Afn Shvel ("On the Threshold") is the world's oldest continually published Yiddish-language magazine. It is the only all-Yiddish general interest magazine currently in print, and continues publishing two double issues each year.

Person · 1890-1971

Giuseppe Agostini was an Italian-born Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer.