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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur A. Chiel (1920-1983)

Rabbi, historian.

Born in 1920, he was a spiritual leader, Director of B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation at the University of Manitoba where he established the Department of Judaic Studies, and the author of two books and numerous articles about the history of Jews in Manitoba, based on research done from 1952 to 1957 under the auspices of the Manitoba Historical Society. He helped organize and establish Winnipeg’s Rosh Pina Congregation where he served as spiritual leader. He died in 1983.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Manitoba Jewish History - Early Times
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 10, 1953-54 Season

Jews in Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, September 1956


“Rabbi to get doctorate”, Winnipeg Tribune, 19 May 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 17]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2011

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