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Jewish Leader Named Judge of Supreme Court of British Columbia

Nathan T. Nemetz, a Vancouver lawyer and communal leader, has been named a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The last previous appointment of a Jewish judge to the British Columbia bench was that of Samuel Shultz in 1914. He was the first Jew to be named to such a post in Canada at that time.

The new judge is a past president of the Vancouver B’nai B’rith lodge and for 16 years served as chairman of the Joint Community Relations Committee of the Pacific region of the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith.