Faith Jones received her Master's of Library Science at the University of British Columbia, and is currently working at the New York Public Library, in the Dorot Jewish Division. Her thesis was on the history of the Peretz Institute in Vancouver.


Bella Briansky Kalter was born in Poland and emigrated to a small town in northern Ontario with her family when she was eight years old. Ida Maza’s home was her refuge when she came to Montreal to train and work as a registered nurse. She has been writing since the age of nine, and has had stories and articles published in various Canadian and American journals, and several of her plays have been performed in Cincinnati, where she currently resides.


A Montreal native, Yedidia 'Eddy' Kaplansky was an RCAF pilot in WW2, and an active participant in Israel's War of Independence. In the 1960s he was prominent in Chomedey community affairs. Residing in Israel since 1971, he is a volunteer researcher of the 1948 era with the Israel Air Force Historical Branch.


Ira Robinson is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia University, as is currently serving as the President of the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies. He has published widely on aspects of the religious life of Montreal Jewry.


Martin Sable received his doctorate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto after serving as a lawyer in private practice. He has long been active in Jewish community affairs, especially in matters relating to Jewish education.


Belarie Zatzman is Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Atkinson College, York University. Zatzman taught in the Department of Theatre, Dalhousie University for seven years and now teaches Theatre at York University in Toronto. Her research focuses on Arts Education and issues of Jewish identity, with special expertise in topics relating to Holocaust Education and the Fine Arts.