Zorub, Alice (1906–1988)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

Alice Zorub, secretary, was born October 22, 1906, in the city of Alma el Chab, on the Syria coast.1 She was the daughter of Elias Thomé Zorub (?-1949)2 and Marta Zorub (1874-1966), both Syrian immigrants who moved to Brazil in 1911.3 Her father was an Adventist pioneer in Syria, where he was persecuted because of his faith.4 She had seven siblings: Emmanuel (1912-1981),5 Rangel, Adelina, Iracema (1902-1955),6 Maria, Rosa, and Israel Zorub.7

Alice moved to Brazil when she was a child. She grew up in an Adventist home and was taught biblical teachings by her parents.8 Her parents were willing for their children to receive a Christian education and had the goal that all of them would study at Brazil College. Six of the children reach that goal, including Alice,9 who finished college in 1930. After graduating she started to work as a secretary and assistant accountant at the college.10 Later she accepted an invitation to be a secretary at the South Brazil Union Conference,11 where she worked for 34 years (1934-1967). 12 Alice Zorub never married.13 She served the Adventist Church in the same office until her retirement in 1968.14

Alice Zorub died September 3, 1988, at the age of 81, in the district of Santo Amaro, São Paulo.15

Sources

Belz, Rodolpho. “Iracema Zorub Petrole.” Revista Adventista, year 50, n. 8, August 1955, 28. Accessed October 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Biografia Póstuma de Alice Zorub. In: Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf 02. Rack 14. Pasta “Zorub, Alice.” Accessed October 30, 2017.

Jimenes, Antônio. “Zorub.” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 5, May 1967. Accessed October 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Nigri, M. S. “Elias Thomé Zorub.” Revista Adventista, year 44, n. 12, December 1949. Accessed October 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

“Pastor Emmanuel Zorub (1912-1981).” Revista Adventista, year 76, n. 12, December 1981. Accessed October 30, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1935, 1968, 1969

Notes

  1. Biografia Póstuma de Alice Zorub In Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP. Shelf 02. Rack 14. Pasta “Zorub, Alice.” Accessed October 30, 2017.

  2. M. S. Nigri, “Elias Thomé Zorub,” Revista Adventista, year 44, n. 12, December 1949, 25; Antônio Jimenes, “Zorub,” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 5, May 1967, 33.

  3. Antônio Jimenes, “Zorub,” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 5, May 1967, 33.

  4. Nigri, 25; “Pastor Emmanuel Zorub (1912-1981),” Revista Adventista, year 76, n. 12, December 1981, 28.

  5. “Pastor Emmanuel Zorub (1912-1981),” Revista Adventista, 28.

  6. Rodolpho Belz, “Iracema Zorub Petrole,” Revista Adventista, year 50, n. 8, August 1955, 28.

  7. Paulo Lysias Zorub, interviewed by Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho - SP, January 29, 2017.

  8. Jimenes, 33; Nigri, 25.

  9. Nigri, 25; Jimenes, 33.

  10. Biografia Póstuma de Alice Zorub (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC).

  11. Paulo Lysias Zorub, interviewed by Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho - SP, January 29, 2017.

  12. “South Brazil Union Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1935), 175; and “South Brazil Union Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1968), 211.

  13. Biografia Póstuma de Alice Zorub (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC).

  14. Paulo Lysias Zorub, interviewed by Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho-SP, January 29, 2017; and “South Brazil Union Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1969), 218.

  15. Biografia Póstuma de Alice Zorub (Collection of the National Center of Adventist History/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC).

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