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Simon Belkin Dead at 80; Was a Pioneer in Organized Jewish Life in Canada

The death of Simon Belkin in retirement in California at the age of 80 has been reported here. He was a pioneer here in organized Jewish life in Canada. Emigrating from Kiev at 20, he settled in Montreal and helped establish the Canadian Jewish Congress. He was executive director of the Jewish Colonization Association of Canada for almost 30 years, helping to bring and settle Jews on Canadian farms. He retired to San Leandro, Calif, in 1954.