Mac Lifshitz told me about his family on July 24, 2008.
His father was Eli Lifshitz, his mother's name was Rachel. Eli was a rabbi, and came from Russia in 1914.
His wife waited there with 3 children, pregnant with Mac. About 8 years later, Rachel and the children came over,
and lived in Papineau for five years. He could not get work as a rabbi, but taught kids, preparing them for their
Bar Mitzvahs. They ran a stationery store across the street from the Letofsky butcher shop, at 6592 Papineau,
between Beaubien and St Zotique. It was a place where a lot of locals liked to hang out.
The family was a member of the White Shul. Mac named the following families, which I believed he said were
White Shul members: Aaronson, Ship, Fishman, Sambad, Kerner, Stevens, Kligman, and Rimer. He told me
that Jack Kligman was still living.
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