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Memorable Manitobans: David Barish (c1876-1941)

Merchant.

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.

Sources:

“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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