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Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
66
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1917-1939
Physical Description
49 cm of textual records
1 ruler : 6 in.
Admin History/Bio
For many years prior to 1917 Toronto Jewish community leaders had recognized the need to centralize fund-raising for all local Jewish charities. The 1912 creation of the Associated Hebrew Charities was a partial improvement, but it proved unable to cope with the pre-war rapid growth in immigration, the effects of the 1916 economic recession, and the funding requirements of many still-unaffiliated agencies. The positive experiences of newly established Jewish community federations in several American cities did, however, offer a better example for Toronto, where prominent Jewish leaders Edmund Scheuer, Abraham Cohen, and Ida Seigel provided the leadership that finally did result in the establishment of a Toronto federation.
The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto was chartered as a charitable organization under the laws of Ontario in September 1917. Its central goal was to end the frequent, uncontrolled, and competitive fund soliciting by a wide range of individual Toronto Jewish philanthropic and social service institutions and instead substitute a single coordinated city-wide community fundraising effort. This would ensure adequate and accountable funding for all its affiliated organizations and agencies in Toronto.
Original affiliated agencies of the FJPT were: the Ladies Co-operative Board, the Jewish Orphans' Home, the Jewish Girls Club, the Junior Council of Jewish Women, the Hebrew Ladies Maternity Aid and Sewing Circle, the Hebrew Young Ladies Boot and Shoe Society, the Jewish Branch of the Big Brotherhood Movement, the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Jewish Dispensary, and the Hebrew Burial Society.
The original officers were: President Edmund Scheuer, 1st Vice-President Joseph Singer, 2nd Vice-President Jay J. Allen, 3rd Vice-President Moses Gelber, 4th Vice-President Charles Draimin, Treasurer Eli Pullan, and Honorary Secretary Abraham Cohen. A board of trustees consisting of 45 members was also constituted, one-third of whose members were to be replaced each year.
Final decision powers of the federation were originally vested in the board, which met monthly and was responsible for funds distribution and the nomination of officers of the federation. The board also had the power to change, by a two-third vote, any federation by-laws, rules, or regulations. The president chaired all board meetings and had, along with the treasurer, signing authority for orders and cheques. In his absence, the president's responsibilities were transferred to the 1st, or other vice-presidents, in order. The treasurer was responsible for receiving all donations and depositing them in the bank. He also had signing authority for disbursals.
A system of committees was also established in order to deal with individual issues such as annual meetings, fund-raising, budgets, day-to-day administration, and policy, constitutional, and regulation changes. Recommendations from these committees were sent to an executive committee. When vetted, they were then forwarded to the board of trustees for final approval. By 1924, a new position of executive director was added to the list of officers in order to provide better management of the FJPT administration and to head up the executive committee. Also, by this time, six further agencies had become affiliated. These were: Mount Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Boys' and Girls' Camps, Jewish Big Sisters, the Family Welfare Bureau, the Federation Health Clinic, and the Federation Employment Bureau.
The first office of the FJPT was at 206 Beverly Street, but by 1924 it was headquartered at 218 Simcoe Street and by 1928 it had moved to 179 Beverley Street, which was renamed Scheuer House after the FJPT's first president.
The 1929 onset of the Great Depression created unprecedented and ever-growing service and monetary demands on the FJPT. Unable to cope, a major change was urgently required. In 1938 the FJPT was thus absorbed into a new and larger organization with an expanded mission and reorganized fund-raising operations, the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Although the FJPT was absorbed into the UJWF in 1938, meetings of the FJPT Board of Management (responsible for funds redistribution to the FJPT's affiliated agencies) continued to January, 1939 when these responsibilities were finally transferred to the UJWF.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the incorporation, public reporting, planning, financial, administration and operational records of the FJPT. Included are: the incorporation certificate, committee meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, budgets, annual reports and special reports. FJPT operational records document fund-raising, fund re-distribution and ongoing dialogues with member agencies. Records of specialized, short-lived committees document specific subjects such as salaries, a new community centre, funding of camps, and policies concerning the future of the organization are also included.
Series within this fonds are; 1. Incorporation, 2. Annual Meetings, 3. Annual Reports, 4. Board of Trustees, 5. Constitution Committee, 6. Executive Committee, 7. Budget Committee, 8. Sub-Committee Studying Salaries, 9. Policy Study Committee, 10. Fund-raising Campaign, 11. Federation and Camp Representative Group, 12. Committee on the Community Centre, and 13. Board of Management.
Name Access
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto
Subjects
Charities
Related Material
For records of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, successor to the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, see Fonds 67.
Creator
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (1917-1939)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 173
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
173
Material Format
object
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 items
Scope and Content
This item consists of two identitical coins.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1951-1960
Physical Description
3.3 cm of textual records
32 photographs : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm or smaller
3 objects
Scope and Content
Series consists of campaign materials, photographs and general correspondence related to Phil Givens’ role as alderman for the City of Toronto between 1951 and 1960. The photographs primarily document various city events attended by Givens; of note are images of Givens meeting with the Queen Mum, Johnny Lombardi, and Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
The series has been arranged into four sub-series: 2-1. City of Toronto Council; 2-2. Municipality of Metro Toronto Council; 2-3. Public works projects; and 2-4. Official engagements.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1960-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
57 photographs : b&w (32 contact sheet) ; 40 x 51 cm or smaller
2 objects
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to Phil Givens’ role as controller for the City of Toronto between 1960 and 1963. The records include correspondence, photographs, and campaign materials. Of note is a letter and signed photograph from Lester B. Pearson following his visit to Toronto in 1963.
The series has been arranged into five sub-series: 3-1. Campaign; 3-2. City of Toronto Board of Control; 3-3. City of Toronto Council; 3-4. Municipality of Metro Toronto Council; and 3-5. Official engagements.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
1 pamphlet
1 bandana
1 shirt
Date
[195-]-[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one pamphlet dated June 1963, entitled Scouting in the Churches, one boy scout bandana with Jewish insignia, and one Wolf Cubs green shirt from the 59th Toronto branch of the Boy Scout movement.
Subjects
Scouts (Youth organization members)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[194-]-1988
Physical Description
323 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material documenting Phil Givens' involvement with the Jewish community. In particular, the textual records include general correspondence, speeches and convention materials documenting his role as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and his involvement with many other Jewish organizations. The records also consist of certificates, scrapbooks, objects, photographs of various events within the community as well as photographic albums presented to Givens on the occasion of his 1968 Jewish National Fund Negev dinner and his 1985 Canadian Zionist Federation testimonial dinner.
The majority of the records has been arranged into nine sub-series: 9-1. B’nai Brith; 9-2. Canadian Zionist Federation; 9-3. Jewish National Fund; 9-4. Keren Hayesod; 9-5. Rho Pi Phi fraternity; 9-6. State of Israel Bonds; 9-7. United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal; and 9-8. Other Jewish organizations.
Notes
Includes 12.15 cm of textual records, 2 objects and 1 presentation piece.
Arrangement
Any files not clearly associated with a specific Jewish organization were attached to the Jewish communal service series itself.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1914-1993
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records (1 v.) and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement with various Jewish organizations, including: the I.L. Peretz School, the Canadian Jewish Congress, UJA Federation, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and the Canadian Zionist Federation. Included are medallions, pins, a coin, a poster, certificates, photographs, meeting minutes, a test, booklets, event programmes, a transcript, bulletins, notes, newspaper clippings, articles, reports, newsletters, a brochure, and a flyer.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 17 photographs, 4 pins, 4 medallions, 1 coin, 1 poster, and 1 certificate.
Related Material
For other records documenting the CJC's Committee for Soviet Jewry see also fonds 17, series 3.
For other NFJA records see MG 2B-1P and MG9 ("Fraternally Yours" publications).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
73
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
object
Date
1943-1954
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
1 drawing : blueprint ; 34 x 42 cm folded to 18 x 22 cm
2 artifacts
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Camp Council was formed in 1945 by five different groups running summer camps for Jewish youth: B’nai Brith, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Mothers’ and Babes’ Summer Rest Home Association, the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
The United Jewish Welfare Fund eventually assumed responsibility for all camp property, including Camp Northland in Haliburton, and programming for all camps was organized as a unified service. The Jewish Camp Council Board of Directors included representatives from all five organizations, while the executive director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. acted as executive director of the Jewish Camp Council. Initially, the head office was located at Camp B'nai Brith, near Orillia, and then moved into the new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building at Spadina and Bloor in 1953.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the operation of the Jewish Camp Council and the camps it oversaw. The records include reports, meeting minutes and agendas, executive and community correspondence, financial records, camp pamphlets, event invitations and flyers and an architectural blueprint of the grounds of the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Tollandale near Barrie, Ontario. There is also a parent's guide and two Y.M.H.A. cousellor badges from Camp Frailoch and Camp Northland.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1983-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
B'nai Brith Lodge No. 1154 fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 91; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
B'nai Brith Lodge No. 1154 fonds
Level
File
Fonds
91
File
3
Material Format
object
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 plaque
1 album
2 pins
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the lodge's support of the Jewish National Fund. Included is one tribute plaque that was presented to lodge President Maurie Stren, one "Let my People Go" pin, one Israel 46 pin, and one photo album presented by the Karen Kayemeth Leisrael. Photographs in the album document the Kibbutz Lakav.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-5-3
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 kippah : blue and silver ; 16 cm in diam.
2 ribbons : green, blue and gold ; 16 cm long
Date
1999, 2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one kippah, one Executive member ribbon, and one general member ribbon documenting the 100th and 110th anniversaries of the Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-8-1
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact
Date
1900
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a lodge pin from the Toronto Independent Benevolent Association dated September 20, 1900.
Name Access
Toronto Independent Benevolent Association
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-14
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records
11 artifacts
Date
[ca. 1967]-2007
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records created by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, including the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, Jewish Toronto Tomorrow and other affiliated departments, committees and agencies. Included is publicity material such as pamphlets, flyers and brochures from various UJA Federation sponsored events, Foundation annual reports, proposals on new developments in Vaughan, demographic surveys, newsletters, campaign materials, Walk With Israel buttons and clothing.
Custodial History
This accession consists of items that were transferred to the OJA over the course of one year by UJA Federation President, Ted Sokolsky. With exception is most of the pamphlets, flyers and brochures, which originated from the Communications Department (now Creative) and were contained in several binders as examples of past projects. All the records were pulled together into this one accession.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 medallion : bronze ; 5 cm in diam. + 1 cardboard box
Scope and Content
Item is a JNF Canada Park medallion.
Notes
Artifact number 142.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
15
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1970-1988, predominant 1987-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 medallion : copper ; mounted on white marble block 7 cm in length
1 coin : 5 cm in diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J. B. Salsberg's involvement in the UJA Federation. Included are UJA Day event programmes, Executive Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, a Holocaust Remembrance Committee report, a schedule of budgets, a 1988 campaign plan, and a Board of Jewish Education memo. Also included is a UJA medallion and Ben Sadowski Award of Merit that were given to J. B. Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
85
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
88
Material Format
object
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 items
Scope and Content
This item consists of two identical pins.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1917-[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
16 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Jewish Old Folks' Home. Included are photographs, annual calendars, a badge, coins, a land deed, and a donation receipt.
Notes
Includes 3 folders of textual records, 1 badge, and 2 coins.
Name Access
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Related Material
For additional photographs of the Jewish Old Folks' Home see Fonds 61, series 6.
For minutes of the Jewish Old Folks' Home Committee (1934-1935) see Fonds 62, series 3, file 3.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-7
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
1 object
1 folder of textual records
Date
[197-?]-2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Beth Torah Congregation in Toronto. Included are a stole (sash) from the synagogue choir and the summer 2017 issue of the Jewish Review, which features a profile of Yossi Sapirman, the senior rabbi of Beth Torah.
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Rabbis
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Torah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Sapirman, Yossi
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 170
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
170
Material Format
object
Date
[nd]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
89
Material Format
object
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
15
Material Format
object
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 167
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
167
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 item
Notes
This item was used for display in the Taking Care of Business exhibit.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-6-21
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-21
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 glass jar : glass ; 8 cm in diam. x 15 cm in height
Date
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a clear glass jar with a star of David, the company name "Toronto Hebrew Association of Butter Dealers," and the price of the jar (5 cents) embossed on it.
Custodial History
This item was found in the reading room.
Administrative History
Jewish dairymen banded together to form the Toronto Hebrew Association of Butter Dealers for commercial protection and co-operative action; a counterpart by independent merchants to the trade union movement. These bottles contained a variety of dairy products (usually butter and sour cream) and were returnable for 5 cents.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: for additional Toronto Hebrew Association of Butter Dealers glass jars see accession 1985-8-2 and Fonds 22. These are all 10 cm in height.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
[1940?]-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 badge
Scope and Content
File contains a yellow star badge that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis and the letter Kayfetz sent along with it. He acquired the item while working in British-occupied Germany in 1946.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1995-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-2
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 pin
Date
[ca. 1940]-[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a lapel pin worn by persons who had close relatives serving in the military during the Second World War.The maple leaf shaped pin is inscribed with " Canadian Jewish Congress Next of Kin League" and "On Active Service".
Administrative History
Rabbi Monson and Mrs.Sadie Danson originated the idea of producing the pins. This one belonged to Min Rosenfeld.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-11
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 cup : silver ; 14.5 cm in height
Date
1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one silver Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society Cup in box from 1999.
Administrative History
As the first Jewish mutual benefit society in Ontario not to associate itself with a particular synagogue, the Toronto Hebrew Benefit Society, established in 1899, mostly consisted of members who recently immigrated from Eastern Europe. After their arrival in North America, many Jews wished to be a part of an organization where, for an annual fee, they could receive medical benefits, financial assistance if needed, cemetery privileges and even organized social programs for the community. However, once the federal government implemented these social programs, the society ceased to provide such services to its members. The Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society also prided itself on its involvement in philanthropic activities such as donating to various organizations and institutions in and around the Jewish community.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL NOTES: See Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society fonds 54, 12 Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society Artefacts, Artefact no. 416, Box 26 is also an 100th anniversary cup.
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Steele, Joyce
Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
43
Material Format
object
Date
[nd]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
90
Material Format
object
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
17
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
28 Aug. 1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 key chain : blue and gold ; 3 x 8 cm in box 2 x 17 x 2 cm
1 pen : blue and gold ; 14 cm long in box 2 x 17 x 2 cm
Scope and Content
file consists of an invitation, programme, agenda, and a commemorative key chain and pen. The key chain and pen are stored together in the same box.
Subjects
Building
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-3-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records
ca. 300 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 28 cm or smaller
2 objects
Date
1912-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Glen Eker's family, particularly the Hurowitz/Horwitz and Strachman/Strathman family lines.
Included are: ca. 300 photographs, mostly of friends and family, but also including numerous photographs of Banff, Alberta; certificates issued to members of the Horwitz family; family trees; letters from Elizabeth Gordon to Glen containing family history; a Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society member badge; a kiddush cup commemorating Pride of Israel's golden jubilee; print and microform copies of Glen's Jews Resident in ... series of indexes; medical records; a glass measuring cup with the logo of Bayview Pharmacy; and other assorted material.
Photo Caption (001): Joseph Horwitz and Rebecca Strachman, [ca. 1920]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (058): [Alice Moon?], 1944. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (189):Wanda Louise Gordon, 2 May 1942. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (190): [Unknown girl, 194-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (199): Rosh Hashanah card featuring portrait of Joseph Horwitz, [ca. 1920]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (200): Irving Howard, [19--]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Administrative History
Glen Eker was born in Toronto, Ontario to Paul Eker and Dorothy Horwitz. He grew up in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto before moving with his family to Hamilton. He received two master’s degrees (one in sociology, the other in political science) from McMaster University and a third master’s degree (in library science) from the University of Toronto.
Glen's wife, Deborah Pekilis, was born in Montreal and lived there until her parents moved to Toronto. She was the librarian for the Jewish Genealogical Society and sat on the Hamilton Historical Board. She is currently a writer.
Glen has worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at McMaster and has taught at Ryerson University and Mohawk College. At present, he works as an estate and genealogy researcher.
Glen has published a book on Karl Marx, five indexes of Jews in Canada, and one index of Amish and Mennonites in Canada. His genealogy articles have appeared in various magazines and his short stories and poems have appeared in print as well.
Glen has worked on his family genealogy for a number of years. His paternal family line derives from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland while his maternal line derives from Byelorussia and Romania. He is descended from the Horwitz and Strachman families on the latter.
Descriptive Notes
Associated materials: Other accessions donated by Glen Eker include 2018-4-1, 2018-4-2, 2018-4-16, and 2018-5-1.
Subjects
Genealogy
Rosh ha-Shanah cards
Vacations
Name Access
Eker (family)
Eker, Glen
Horwitz (family)
Hurowitz (family)
Strachman (family)
Strathman (family)
Places
Banff (Alta.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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