Rosalie Wise Sharp

A Polish Jewish immigrant to Canada (North Toronto) in the 1930's, Rosalie Wise Sharp's life is storied with drama, comedy, tragedy but most of all triumph. From the cellars in her parents dry goods store on Yonge St., to marrying Isadore Sharp - owner of The Four Seasons Hotel, her memoirs, Rifke: An Improbable Life outline a life difficult at times, but one with lessons she has carried with her to this day. 

She is the co-editor of Growing Up Jewish and also the author of Ceramics, Ethics and Scandal.