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Memorable Manitobans: David Barish (c1876-1941)


Born in Russia, he was educated in England then came to North America around 1896, first settling at Butte, Montana but soon moving to Winnipeg where he became a wholesale dry goods and shoe merchant. He served as President of the Jewish Orphanage, President of the United Hebrew Relief, a charter member of the B’nai Brith, a Mason (Mount Sinai Lodge), and a member of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. He died at Winnipeg on 27 May 1941 and was buried in Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.


“D. Barish dies suddenly Tuesday”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1941, page 2.

This profile was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2010

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