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Two Jews Elected to High Offices

Muni Evers, 64, a pharmacist, has been elected to his seventh two-year term as mayor of New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver. He was born in Winnipeg, where his late father, Meyer Auerbach, was educational director of the Canadian Jewish Congress and principal of the Talmud Torah in Winnipeg.

Nathan Divinsky, a mathematics professor at the University of British Columbia, was elected Alderman of Vancouver in a recent election. He served six years as Vancouver School Trustee and the last two years as School Board Chairman. A native of Winnipeg, Divinsky was active in Hillel at Vancouver University as a student.

Evers told the Jewish Western Bulletin that he was happy to be entering his “Bar Mitzvah” year as New Westminster’s mayor.