|Born||Irving Martin Abella
July 2, 1940
|Occupation||writer, historian and academic|
|Awards||Order of Canada|
His books have included Coat of Many Colours: Two Centuries of Jewish Life in Canada (1990) and None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948 (1982). He is a professor at York University and is a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress (1992 to 1995).
In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. In 2014, he was made a Member of the Order of Ontario "for his contribution to documenting the story of Jewish Canadians, and his commitment to the principles of social justice and tolerance.".
He is married to Canadian jurist Rosalie Silberman Abella, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in August, 2004. They have two sons, Jacob and Zachary. Irving Abella is the cousin of Isaac Abella.
- York University Curriculum Vitae
- Elizabeth Lumley (Editor),Canadian Who's Who 2006 University of Toronto Press, 2006, ISBN 978-0-8020-4054-1
|President of the Canadian Jewish Congress
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