Historic Sites of Manitoba: I. L. Peretz School / I. L. Peretz Folk School (418 Aberdeen Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Acquired by the I. L. Peretz School in 1922 to replace a smaller site at 412 Burrows, this site was augmented with a $15,000 expansion wing in 1927. The parochial school grew in size, and by June 1934, school boasted a staff of 10 teachers, 19 classes, and 500 pupils. Known as Peretz Hall, the approximately 3,000 square foot adjacent auditorium and eight-room three-storey school were put on the market for $30,000 as of December 1957. The school then consolidated to their Aikins campus and new Jefferson location. By 1962, the building was the headquarters for the Ukrainian Catholic Council of Canada and home to the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League Museum. Since renovated, it is now the site of Inner City Youth Alive.







J. Zipper




Abraham Golomb


Dr. I. Schapira


Morris “Moishe” Cantor (c1899-1963)


Falek Zolf (1898-1961)


Dr. Isaac M. Fein


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

The former I. L. Peretz Folk School

The former I. L. Peretz Folk School (May 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91862, W97.13877
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: I. L. Peretz Folk School / St. John’s Leisure Centre (601 Aikins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: I. L. Peretz Folk School / Faith Academy / Faith Academy Middle School (600 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Organization: Jewish Radical School / I. L. Peretz School / I. L. Peretz Folk School / Talmud Torah I. L. Peretz Folk School / Gray Academy of Jewish Education / Asper Jewish Community Campus


“Peretz school will add wing,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 June 1927, page 5.

“Peretz Jewish School will stage exposition,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 June 1931, page 7.

“School to celebrate twentieth anniversary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 June 1934, page 19.

“Peretz School year’s report,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1940, page 2.

“Jews exhorted to have faith in future,” Winnipeg Tribune, 31 August 1944, page 11.

“Peretz-Folk School name officers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 September 1944, page 15.

“Peretz Folk School graduation held,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1945, page 10.

“Peretz School, grade six,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 April 1946, page 12.

“Jewish Labor to honor victims of oppression,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 1952, page 6.

“Auditorium or nearly 3,000 Sq.ft.” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1957, page 26.

“Kozoriz heads Ukrainian Catholic Council,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 1962, page 3.

“Peretz-Folk Enrolment grows to 450 from tiny 17,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 1964, page 11.

“The week in Winnipeg [St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League Museum],” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1977, page 29.

“Beneath contempt,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1980, page 6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 May 2019

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