Elizabeth Wolak is a pioneer in building the musical tradition within Vancouver’s Jewish community. Since arriving in Vancouver in 1963, Elizabeth has continuously directed choirs, showcasing the traditions and beauty of Jewish choral music. In 1981, Elizabeth founded The Shiron Singers, a folk choir that has performed at concerts and in hospitals and seniors’ residences entertaining Jewish and multicultural audiences. As cultural ambassador for the Vancouver Jewish community, Elizabeth has been called ‘one of Canada’s national treasures’ for her contribution to choral work.
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