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Name
Sarah Green
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
7 Jan. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Sarah Green
Number
OH 4
Subject
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Neighborhoods
Interview Date
7 Jan. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
38 minutes 44 seconds
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contOHt the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Sarah Green (née Patlik) grew up living in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood. The family home and scrap yard business were both located on Maria Street, which served as the centre for Jewish life in the Junction during the early 1900s. Sarah Patlik was involved with numerous charitable organizations including the Ontario Hospital School of Orilla and the Rubinoff and Naftolin Mishpocha.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Green, Sarah
Geographic Access
Kingston (Ont.)
Maria Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Portland Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Stanley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
West Toronto Junction (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 4 - Green\OH4_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Passenger Names
Teitlebaum, Mechem
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Teitlebaum, Mechem
Page Number
567
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Scenes from The Ward in the early 20th century fonds
Level
Collection
ID
Fonds 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scenes from The Ward in the early 20th century fonds
Level
Collection
Fonds
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
15 glass slides : b&w ; 8 x 8 cm
26 slides : b&w ; 3.5 x 3.5 cm
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
St. John's Ward, popularly known as "the Ward", was an area in Toronto bounded by Queen Street to the south, Yonge Street to the east, College Street to the north, and University Avenue to the west. The Ward was considered to be one of the poorest and unhealthiest areas in the city.
By the turn of the 20th Century, the majority of the Ward's inhabitants were Eastern European Jewish immigrants, who took up residence in the small stuccoed frame cottages dating from the 1850s and 1860s. Initially, settlers chose the Ward because of the need for inexpensive accomodations close to the central business district where employment was available. However, later Jewish immigrants also settled in the Ward because previous settlers had reconstructed the amenities and the security of the shtetl.
By 1911, the Ward was a self-contained community of Jewish services and facilities, supporting education, religious, social and business institutions. But with the influx to the area came a higher demand for housing and as a result, rents increased, congestion became alarmingly high and living conditions deteriorated. Many cottages housed three or four families, plus a workshop, in fewer than five rooms with no plumbing or drainage.
By the onset of the First World War, civic and business development began encroaching on the residential area of the Ward and many Jewish residents began the move westward into the Kensington Market area. The war also brought with it greater opportunities for the small merchant and salvage trades and as the economic conditions of the immigrant improved, the confidence and expectations of the younger generation increased. By the end of the war, only a few Jewish residents remained in the Ward.
Custodial History
There is no information on the source or the acquisition of the images. The slides were probably used as part of a study and presentation on the conditions of the Ward and its immigrant inhabitants.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of 15 images depicting Jewish life in the Ward and Jewish religious practices during Rosh Hashana. The 15 glass slides are the original images, while the 26 slides and 1 negative are copies that were probably made for presentation purposes.
There are several images of Jewish children of the Ward, including one of Jewish newsboys, as well as two images of Jewish businesses, one streetscape and a typical St. John's Ward home. There are also several images depicting men and women engaged in the tradition/custom of Tashlich at theToronto waterfront on the first day of Rosh Hashana.
Subjects
Neighborhoods
Related Material
Speisman, Steven. St. John's Shtetl: the Ward in 1911.
1977-7-2
Places
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sarah (née Rawet) Mendly was born to Shapsa and Feiga Rawet. The family immigrated to Canada sometime around 1926. Sarah was the president of the Toronto Chapter of the B’nai Brith Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Herzl Zion Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Sarah Mendly was the wife of photographer, Gordon Mendly. She died on 31 December 1992.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sarah Mendly in her husband's studio on College Street.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
4 plaques
1 folder of textual records
Date
1966-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a four plaques awarded to Sarah Levine including a 94th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1976); a 90th birthday plaque from Baycrest (1966); a life membership plaque from Baycrest (1973); and 3 congratulatory telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday in 1970.
Name Access
Levine, Sarah
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Segel family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 12; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Segel family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
12
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sarah Segel taken at a studio in Midland, Ontario, during the early twentieth century.
Notes
Mounted in card frame.
Photographer: J. W. Bald, Midland, Canada.
Name Access
Segel, Sarah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Silvor mirroring around sides of photograph
Places
Midland (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 2000]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an artist statement and bio.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 116
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
116
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Koffler Gallery exhibits. Included in the file is a description of Smoke a work composed by Stevenson, an artist's statement and bio.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 168
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
168
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 219
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
219
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 241
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
241
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 372
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
372
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-4-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1923-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records doumenting Sarah Clodman's immigration to Canada. Included is Clodman's Certificate of Naturalization; Clodman's passport from the USSR; and landing card from Clodman's immigration to Canada as well as a Red Star Line Baths inspection card containing a final inspection stamp given in Antwerp.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Feinsilber, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Feinsilber, Sarah
Page Number
685
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldman, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldman, Sarah
Page Number
223
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Sarah
Page Number
656
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pozner, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pozner, Sarah
Page Number
311
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
1994-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-9-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1922
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a campaign postcard in Yiddish that reads: "Claude Pearce for Alderman- Ward 4". Ward 4 comprised Kensington Market and the Garment District and was known as "the Jewish Ward".
Administrative History
Claude Pearce ran for a positiion on the Toronto City Council in the Municipal Election of January 1, 1923. He came in third, losing to Ethel Small.
Subjects
Neighborhoods
Political campaigns
Name Access
Pearce, Claude
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Mary Soskin
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
15 Nov. 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Mary Soskin
Number
OH 1
Subject
Neighborhoods
Schools
Synagogues
Interview Date
15 Nov. 1974
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
001: 30.41 minutes 002: 20.58 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Mary Soskin (née Levine), daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine, was born in 1895 in Midland, Ontario. In 1895 the family moved to Toronto's Ward neighbourhood and lived in the vicinity of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. After completing her education, Mary worked as a bookeeper for her father in his grocery business. After her marriage Mary made her home in Los Angeles.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Levine, Moses
Levine, Sarah
Soskin, Mary
Geographic Access
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Midland (Ont.)
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 1 - Soskin\OH1_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 1 - Soskin\OH1_002_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
The image is a copy photograph of Wolf and Sarah Goldstick, taken on Toronto Centre Island around 1910.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Moses Levine's mother whose name was Sarah Levine (1832-1915).
Name Access
Levine, Sarah
Subjects
Mothers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Photograph is torn in half.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1548
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1548
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Mirochnick, Sarah
Subjects
Children
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4853
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4853
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Stein, Sarah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1989-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
115
Series
1-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1880-[194-]
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 15 x 20 cm on mat 23 x 30 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs documenting Samuel Harris Sr. and Sarah Harris (née Ruben) and their descendants.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-4-2
Material Format
object
graphic material
Physical Description
3 objects
32 photographs
Date
[ca. 1906]-[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
The records include three medals that were awarded to Private Samuel Sterin (J-5639) by the British government for his service during the First World War. They include the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Service at the Front Medal.
The accession also consists of 32 photographs documenting the family of the donor. This includes the following families: Sterin, Coldofsky, Horowitz, Chaplin and Novak.
Custodial History
The records belonged to Sarah Sterin Harvey, who is in a home for the aged in Arizona. Since she doesn't have any family left, Sarah entrusted her family treasures to her friend Molly Rose who passed them on to the OJA.
Administrative History
The Sterin family came from Kiev Russia to Canada during the 1880s. The first arrivals were two brothers Abe and Sam (b. 1886). Abe was a furrier who married Jenny. Sam, who became an upholsterer, married Leah Horowitz and they had two children: Sarah (m. Harvey), who was born in 1927, and Morris (Maurice). Maurice served in the Canadian military during the Second World War. Sarah married James Harvey in Los Angeles in 1972. Neither of the siblings had children. Maurice currently lives in Las Vegas.
The Horowitz family came from Palestine to Toronto during the 1920s. Leah's sister Rose married Percy and they had two children. Eva Horowitz married David Novak and they had one daughter, Honey.
Jack Sterin (b. 1890) was another brother who settled in the United States. He served in the United States military during World War One and became a musician. He played the cello for the Philadelphia Orchestra and died at the age of 43.
His sister Simi Sterin married Sam Coldofsky, who was a barber. He ran the Model Barber Shop at 336 Spadina Avenue. They had three children: Sarah (m. Dacks), Arthur (who changed his name to Coldoff) and David. Arthur (b. 1913) fought during the First World War and was killed in Pontecorvo, Italy on 2 May 1944. His brother David became a musician.
Jack's other sister was Rose Chaplin. She was married to Meyer Chaplin. He worked as a furrier in Toronto. They had nine children: Harold, Charles, Irwin, Norman, Lil, Joan, Sarah, Ruth and Dorothy. Dorothy was institutionalized as a child. Ruth, who was a twin with Norman, passed away at a young age. Lil married Ben and they had 3 girls: Helen, Karen and Nora who were born in the 1940s.
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Foster, Mrs. Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foster, Mrs. Sarah
Page Number
543
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Freedman, Sarah, Libe
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Freedman, Sarah, Libe
Page Number
267
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kurtz, Bunny & Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kurtz, Bunny & Sarah
Page Number
368
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Roth, Mary & Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Roth, Mary & Sarah
Page Number
202
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 1155
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1155
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sarah (née Rovinsky) Moldaver seated with her children, in Brantford, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: David, Sam, Sarah Moldaver.
Front row, left to right: Bertha, Isaac (Jack), Daniel, Abraham.
Name Access
Moldaver, Abraham
Moldaver, Bertha
Moldaver, David
Moldaver, Isaac
Moldaver, Jack
Moldaver, Sam
Moldaver, Sarah
Rovinsky, Sarah
Subjects
Mother and child
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1890 and 1910]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jake Wolfe was related to Max and Maurice Wolfe who started the Ontario Produce Company, which was the forerunner of the IGA grocery franchise.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jake (Yael) Wolfe and Sarah Frieidel.
Name Access
Frieidel, Sarah
Wolfe, Jake
Subjects
Portraits
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 10 x 15 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File contains two photographs of Sarah and her brother Harry Ruben. The first is a studio portrait of Sarah and the second is copy print of a studio photograph featuring both Harry and Sarah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
File
Fonds
25
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
object
textual record
Date
1966-1976
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a certificate granting Sarah Levine (née Cass) life membership at the Women's Auxiliary Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care (1973); 1 small box containing plaque honouring occasion of 90th birthday (1966); a 94th birthday certificate from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday certificate from the Government of Ontario (1976) and, three telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday (1970).
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Cox, Arthur, Sarah, Ruby
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cox, Arthur, Sarah, Ruby
Page Number
676
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2019-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 folders
Date
1911-1987
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting two generations of the Singer family. Included are: a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario certificate for Bessie Thelma Pullan (1911), a Law Society of Upper Canada certificate for Burrell Milton Singer (1937), a Department of National Defense (Army) certificate for Burrell Milton Singer (1946), a Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons (RAM) of Canada constitution (1952), a Mount Sinai Chapter RAM by-law booklet (1952), a Mount Sinai Chapter RAM invitation to its sixty-first convocation (1954), and a Law Society of Upper Canada certificate for Burrell Milton Singer (1987).
Custodial History
Records were donated by Burrel and Carolyn Singer's son Tom.
Administrative History
Louis Michael Singer, K.C. was born in Austria in 1885. When he was three, Louis and his family immigrated to Canada. In Toronto, he attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute. He went on to study law at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 1908. Afterwards, he set up the Singer and Singer law office. In 1914, Louis ran for Toronto City Council, representing Ward 4, and became Toronto's second Jewish alderman. He was re-elected in 1915, 1916, and 1917 only to be defeated in the 1918 election. Thereafter, he returned to his law practice full-time. Louis died on September 23, 1959.
Dr. Bessie Thelma Singer (née Pullan) was born in Russia on July 28, 1890. On July 6, 1911, she married Louis Singer. Two days later, on July 8, 1911, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario admitted her as a member, entitling her to practice physic, surgery, and midwifery in the province. Bessie never practiced medicine; instead, she became a homemaker. She died on January 4, 1947, surived by her husband, Louis, and two sons, Burrell and Ralph.
Burrell Milton Singer, Q.C. was born in Toronto on November 1, 1912. On September 7, 1937, the Law Society of Upper Canada called him to the bar. Burell and his wife Carolyn had two sons: Jeff and Tom. Burrell died on September 26, 1989.
Descriptive Notes
Conservation: Certificates deframed.
General: An annotated copy of Burrell M. Singer's Handbook of Canadian Military Law, which the former co-authored with Lieutenant-Colonel R. J. S. Langford, is available in the OJA's library.
Subjects
Jewish lawyers
Jewish politicians
Jewish women physicians
Name Access
Singer (family)
Singer, Bessie Thelma, 1890-1947
Singer, Burrell M., 1912-1989
Singer, Louis, 1885-1959
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4691
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4691
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1936 and 1938]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Levine is Nancy Lusher's maternal grandfather.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of the family of Sam and Sarah Levine, Toronto.
Back row, left to right: Sylvia Levine (youngest sister), Bessy Levine (oldest sister), Max Bloomberg (Bessy's husband), Percy Brenzel (Betty/Rifka's husband), Betty Levine (Nancy's mother), Ethel Levine (2nd youngest sister).
Middle row: Eli Levine (Sam Levine's father, Nancy's great-grandfather), Unknown relative, Sarah Levine (Sam's wife, Nancy's grandmother), Sam Levine (blacksmith, Nancy's grandfather).
Children: Jack Bloomberg (Max and Bessy's oldest son), Irving Bloomberg (Max and Bessy's second son), Miriam Brenzel (Percy and Betty's daughter, Nancy's half sister).
Name Access
Levine, Sam (1885-1976)
Levine, Sarah
Levine, Sylvia
Levine, Bessy
Bloomberg, Max
Brenzel, Percy
Levine, Betty
Levine, Ethel
Levine, Eli
Bloomberg, Jack
Bloomberg, Irving
Brenzel, Miriam
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-11-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Max (Motle) and Sarah (née Rovinsky) Moldaver, of Brantford, Ontario, with their sons David and Samuel and their daughter Bertha (Brucha).
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
This photograph is a copy of photo #1149.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1149
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15 x 10 cm on matte 23 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max (Motle) and Sarah (née Rovinsky) Moldaver of Brantford, Ontario, with their sons David and Samuel and their daughter Bertha (Brucha). The photograph is a studio portrait.
Name Access
Moldaver, Bertha
Moldaver, Brucha
Moldaver, David
Moldaver family
Moldaver, Max
Moldaver, Samuel
Moldaver, Sarah
Rovinsky, Sarah
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4847
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4847
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1908 and 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by Barrett, 224 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Stein, Sarah
Stein, Etta
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1989-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-1
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1880-[194-]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 15 x 20 cm on mat 23 x 30 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File includes portraits of the Sarah (née Ruben) Harris and Samuel Harris Sr. and their children Samuel Aaron and Louis.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Lapidus, M., Sarah. Judah, Polly
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Lapidus, M., Sarah. Judah, Polly
Page Number
203
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sigal, Israel, Abraham, Moses, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sigal, Israel, Abraham, Moses, Sarah
Page Number
494
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Name
Nathan Cassels
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
7 Nov. 1988
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Nathan Cassels
Number
OH 207
Subject
Jewish musicians
Interview Date
7 Nov. 1988
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Carol Rosenthal
Total Running Time
Side 1 30 minutes 30 seconds Side 2 13 minutes 30 seconds
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Nathan Cassels was born in Montreal in 1903. When he was a child, his family moved to Toronto. He studied clarinet with Mr. Glass and performed with the Russian Juvenile Concert Band for two years. He left school after grade three and started working as a plumber at age thirteen. He played clarinet with the 110th Regimental Band during the First World War. His music career spanned sixty years. He moved to Detroit in 1926 because of the many big band opportunities. He returned to Toronto in the 1930s, where he played with the Romanelli Band for eighteen years and freelanced as a studio musician. He later divided his time between work as a travelling textile salesman and musician. He was married and had one daughter, who was born in 1937.
Material Format
sound recording
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 207 Cassels\OH 207 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Nathan Cassels recalls a trip taken by the Russian Juvenile Concert Band to Detroit, Michigan.

In this clip, Nathan Cassels reminisces about his early career as a musician with various bands.

Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
150
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding Rev. A.U. Michelson, a California radio Hebrew Christian missionary who was accused of financial fraud.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Michelson, A. U.
Subjects
Jewish Christians
Places
California
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2013-2015
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the history of the Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks (THMP) and Sidney Freedman's role as founder. Included are writings created by Sid Freedman reflecting on mixed burial issues and the history of THMP (this writing accompanies audio recordings Freedman had created on this topic in 1997). Also included is correspondence between Freedman and Bill Draimin as well as a copy of Freedman's farewell letter to THMP's Board.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and donor prior to accessing the records.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: AC 237-240
Subjects
Jewish cemeteries
Name Access
Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
43 cm of graphic material and textual records
1 film reel
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 cm (sight) in frame 33 x 27 cm
Date
1962-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting events associasted with Ray and Rose Wolfe. Included are photo albums and scrapbooks, four photographs, one folder of certificates, one folder of correspondence, and a recording of a speech Abba Eban gave in 1975 to the Canadian Friends of Haifa University. The albums and scrapbooks document the following: the 1963 UJA campaign; a 1978 event held by the University of Haifa in appreciation of Ray Wolfe; a 1980 Negev Dinner tribute held in honour of Rose Wolfe; a 1981 Hineni conference in Montreal; and a 1982 Europe/Israel tour by a UJA delegation that includes the Belzbergs, the Fienbergs, the Hermans, and the Wolfes. There is also a 1970 memorial book of the official opening of the Samuel Bronfman House commemorating fifty years of service to the Canadian Jewish Congress. The book contains a personal note from Mr. Bronfman to Ray Wolfe.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Elizabeth Wolfe, daughter of Ray and Rose Wolfe, prior to donation.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Jewish philanthropists
Name Access
Wolfe, Ray, 1917-1990
Wolfe, Rose, 1916-2016
Places
Europe
Israel
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-2-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 letter
Date
[2018?]
Scope and Content
Item is a handwritten note written by Rosalie "Rosie" Abella and addressed to the donor.
Administrative History
Morley S. Wolfe was born in Winnipeg in 1928 to Cecil Wolfe (b. 1895) and Betty Wolfe (née Davidow). He spent his early childhood in various cities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba until moving to Toronto in 1940. Soon after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1955 he started his own practice as a senior member of the law firm Burt, Burt, Wolfe and Bowman. In 1971 he was appointed Queen’s Council, and from 1973 to 1977 he served as counsel for B’nai Brith Canada. After his retirement from practice in 1993, the Province of Ontario appointed him presiding justice of the peace for Ontario and deputy judge in small claims court. His first marriage was to Sandra Newman in 1958 and they had three children together: Leslie, Lee, and Melanie. He later married Joan and became the step-father to her daughter, Erin. Throughout his life Morley was passionate about fighting prejudice and discrimination and became involved with organizations such as the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations. He was also a member of the Toronto Police Services Board Committee on Race Relations, served as chair of the North York Committee on Community, Race and Ethnic Relations, and was appointed to the Canadian Multiculturalism Council. In addition, he was the founding president of Toronto Residents in Partnership (TRIP) from 2003 to 2006. His involvement extended to Jewish organizations. He served as national president of B’nai Brith Canada (BBC) from 1982 to 1983 and was a founding member of its League for Human Rights. He was also president of BBC’s Toronto Regional Council and Wilson Heights Lodge No. 1998, and of the Jewish Camp Council of Toronto as well as many other organizations. Morley’s hard work and involvement in the community earned him many awards, including: City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Race Relations Award, the YMCA Canada Peace Medal, B’nai Brith Canada Service Award, and the Province of Ontario’s Senior Achievement Award. Around 2002, Wilson Heights Lodge No. 1998 began filing a series of appeals with B’nai Brith International (BBI) over concerns that BBC’s national executive was governing undemocratically. Morley played a key role in filing these appeals and was the centre of one appeal filed after BBC censured him without advance notice or the opportunity for a hearing. These appeals were not all successful. Around 2006, Morley became involved in another appeal against BBC that was filed by a group of members who called themselves the Concerned Members of B’nai Brith Canada (CMOBBC). They alleged that BBC’s national executive had too much centralized power, was not governing transparently, failed to provide members with audited financial statements at multiple annual general meetings (AGMs), passed a constitution that members had defeated at the 2005 AGM, and was threatening and harassing some members. BBI’s appeal court rendered its verdict in 2007 in favour of BBC. Soon after this judgment was made BBC took steps to expel all the members of CMOBBC. In response, Morley resigned from the organization. Morley currently resides in Brampton.
Subjects
Jewish judges
Name Access
Abella, Irving, 1940-
Wolfe, Morley S., 1928-
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
87
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Herman Ladovsky and his mother Sarah Ladovsky behind a counter, most probably in United Bakers at 338 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Name Access
Ladovsky (family)
Subjects
Restaurants
Physical Condition
The photograph is in poor condition with many creases and tears at the top and right side.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2935
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2935
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1940 and 1942]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Salomon Hercberg. He was the commissioner of the Lodz Ghetto Jewish Police and commandant of the ghetto central prison. He is pictured in his uniform and cap, wearing an armband with a Star of David on it.
Name Access
Hercberg, Salomon
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Lódz
Jewish ghettos
Jewish police officers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Lódz (Poland)
Accession Number
1978-7-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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