Miriam Creemer

By April 21, 20151930s, oral history

Miriam CreemerMiriam Creemer was born in Calgary in 1936 to Polish immigrant parents. Miriam grew up in a very close-knit family and later attended the University of Alberta, where she graduated with a degree in teaching. She became a teacher in one of the largest elementary schools in Calgary and later was head of the English Department at the Jewish day school that she had attended when she was a young child. Miriam met her husband, Al, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and they moved to the United States in the late 1970s. When she first arrived, she worked at an old age home and really grew to love working with seniors. After moving to Dallas, she eventually became the Director of the JCC Senior Adult Program, where she worked for 20 years. Miriam instituted a senior drama group, choir, reading club, and many other programs that she led. As a speaker of Yiddish, she shares her passion for the language and translates and teaches it as well.

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