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Accession Number
2018-5-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-10
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 report (.doc)
Date
2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a report titled "LGBTQ Toronto Jewish Community Needs Assessment" that was led by Andi Yumansky and endorsed by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MCjcc) and Kulanu Toronto. Professor Randall Schnoor supervised the research. Additional supervisors included Sharoni Sibony of the MNjcc and Justine Apple of Kulanu Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Sexual minorities
Name Access
Apple, Justine
Kulanu Toronto
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Schnoor, Randal F.
Sibony, Sharoni
Yumansky, Andi
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
48 photographs (jpg) : col.
Date
[Taken in 2017]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of forty-nine photographs taken at the 2017 Pride Parade in Toronto. Rafi Yablonsky, the donor of the photographs, is visible in many of the pictures.
Administrative History
As of June 2019, Rashi Yablonsky was campaign director at the Jewish National Fund of Canada.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Gay Pride Day
Jewish sexual minorities
Parades
Name Access
Yablonsky, Rafi
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-17
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-17
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 DVD ( 58 mins., 41 secs.)
Date
2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 1 DVD titled "Reclaiming Our Pride: A documentary film about Pride and Prejudice" by Martin Gladstone. The film explores the controversy that surrounded the 2009 Gay Pride Parade generated by the inclusion of groups that branded Israel an apartheid state.
Descriptive Notes
Produced by Queer Films Corporation.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Israel
Jewish sexual minorities
Name Access
Gladstone, Martin
Pride Toronto
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
2005–2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Kulanu Toronto. Included are photographs taken Pride celebrations in Toronto in 2009 or 2010; a copy of Kulanu Toronto's constitution dated 12 February 2005; a list of synagogues and other Jewish organizations that marched with Kulanu at Pride in 2010; a letter addressed to Justine Apple from the Holocaust Centre of Toronto regarding the former's program for Holocaust Education Week in 2009; and a printout of a letter to the Kulanu listerve from Helen Zukerman, executive director of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, regarding the problematic pairing of two films.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: Photographs also available as TIFF files. The textual records are also available as PDF files.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Politicians
Sexual minorities
Name Access
Apple, Justine
Chow, Olivia, 1957-
Layton, Irving, 1912-2006
Kulanu Toronto
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-8
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
42 cm of textual records
ca. 400 photographs (jpg)
2 optical discs
Date
2009-2015
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Kulanu Toronto, the city's main Jewish LGBTQ+ social, educational, and cultural group. Included are: 209 photographs of Kulanu Toronto at the 2013 Pride parade; 194 photographs of the World Congress of GLBT Jews held in Winnipeg in 2013; newspaper clippings documenting various activities and initiatives of Kulanu Toronto including its opposition to the presence of the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAII) group at Pride; and material pertaining to the Eighteen: 22 LGBTQ Jewish gathering in Salzburg, Austria.
Administrative History
Kulanu Toronto was founded in 2000. It incorporated as a not-for-profit in 2014. Following its dissolution in 2018, some of its functions were taken over by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre LGBTQ Initiative.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Nonprofit organizations
Sexual minorities
Name Access
Kulanu Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-9-1
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
moving images (electronic)
Physical Description
ca. 2.26 GB of textual records and other material
Date
2007-2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Kulanu Toronto. Included are: meeting minutes, budgets, photographs, videos, Pride materials, and a copy of the letters patent incorporating Kulanu Toronto.
Custodial History
Former executive director Justine Apple kept the records on a USB flash drive. In September 2018, she transferred copies of the records to a computer belonging to the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre.
Administrative History
Kulanu Toronto was founded in 2000. It incorporated as a not-for-profit in 2014. Following its dissolution in 2018, some of its functions were taken over by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre LGBTQ Initiative.
Use Conditions
Conditional Access. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to accessing the records. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Nonprofit organizations
Sexual minorities
Name Access
Kulanu Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-12
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs (jpeg)
Date
[201-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs taken of Les Singer and Margaret Singer at a Pride parade in the 2010s. They are holding Kulanu Toronto signs in both photographs.
Photo Caption (001): Les Singer and Margaret Singer, [201-]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-5-12.
Photo Caption (002): Margaret Singer with sign, [201-]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-5-12.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Name Access
Kulanu Toronto
Singer, Les
Singer, Margaret
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-7-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs (jpg) : col.
Date
2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two colour photographs. The first photograph is of Jewish Family & Child marching at Pride in 2019. The second photograph is of the JF&CS staff meeting in 2019.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Meetings
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 newsletter
Date
Apr. 1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the first newsletter issued by Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto. Only the first two pages have survived.
Administrative History
Congregation B'nai Kehillah ("Children of the Communtiy") was the successor group to Toronto's first gay Jewish group, Ha' Mishpachah ("The Family"). The group met for approximately two years in the late 1980s, holding Friday night services downtown at Holy Trinity Church. The group also held High Holiday services one year. In addition to holding religious services, the congregation printed newsletters in 1978 and 1979. And, in conjunction with the World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations, it hosted a Shabbaton in Toronto with visiting members of gay Jewish groups from the United States.
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: Also available as a PDF.
Associated material: Other records documenting Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto can be found at the Arquives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives.
Subjects
Sexual minorities
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-7-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-7-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of items gathered to comprise the time capsule commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Miles Nadal JCC. Documents include event programmes, ticket stubs, a timeline, a summary of the history of the Miles Nadal JCC, and several newspaper clippings.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Name Access
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-3-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-3-8
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
21.1 MB of textual records
Date
2016-2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Kulanu Toronto. Included are minutes, agendas, information on upcoming events, posters, and instructions for volunteers.
Custodial History
Former executive director Sheri Krell emailed records in electronic format to an OJA archivist in March 2019.
Administrative History
Kulanu Toronto was founded in 2000. It incorporated as a not-for-profit in 2014. Following its dissolution in 2018, some of its functions were taken over by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre LGBTQ Initiative.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Sexual minorities
Name Access
Kulanu Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 418
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
418
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a group of children in white dresses marching down the street alongside several men and women.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 419
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
419
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a marching band and a group of men carrying a banner thanking Great Britain.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a decorated car leading the parade down the street.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 417
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
417
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Jewish community on parade in St. Catharines, in celebration of the Balfour Declaration. The photo depicts a group of young girls dressed in white, marching down the street alongside several men and women.
Notes
Credit photographer Franklin Caplan when used.
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Subjects
Parades
Access 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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 6 Feb. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2384
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2384
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a community parade in Kirkland Lake, in honour of the silver jubilee celebration of King George V and Queen Mary. The photograph depicts members of the Kirkland Lake Jewish community marching up a street. Tip Top Tailors can be seen in the background.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Communities
Parades
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1979-9-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one 25th Anniversary book for the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre.
MG_RG
MG 2 N2A
Subjects
Anniversaries
Name Access
Hamilton Jewish Community Centre
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-7
Material Format
architectural drawing (electronic)
Physical Description
5 architectural drawings (pdf)
Date
[1992?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of five pdf files of architectural drawings for the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Three files show the floorplans for the 3 floors of the Centre, and two files show the renovations to the building.
Custodial History
The original plans are in the possession of Makrimichalos Cugini Architects.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning programming at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 14; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
14
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935, 1937-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Community Centre Association (JCCA) was formed in the fall of 1936 through the coordination of the Jewish Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs to provide cultural, social, educational and athletic programming for members of the Jewish community. Located at 44 St. George Street, the JCCA offered a variety of classes; including, cooking, sewing, journalism, language, dance and art classes. It also ran a home camp and summer nursery school and organized celebrations for Jewish festivals and holidays.
However, many similar organizations existed in Toronto at the time and the JCCA was absorbed into the larger and growing Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association around 1941. The YM-YWHA initially continued to operate many of the JCCA's programs at 44 St. George Street. Today, the YM-YWHA has evolved into the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (BJCC) and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC).
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and client lists documenting the relationship between the JCWA and the Jewish Community Centre Association of Toronto (JCCA).
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
See also: The Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds 87, series 16, file 9, and The Jewish Family and Child fonds 79.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-8-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs : col. ; 52 x 41 cm
Date
[195-]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 13 portrait photographs of past presidents of the YM-YWHA and the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Included are: Sam Granatstein; Bernard J. Kamen, Q.C., 1985-1989; Allan B. Zender, 1989-1992; Jack Wahl, 1972-1974; Wilfred Posluns, 1974-1978; Irwin Soren; Bert Fine; Louis Borsook; Alex Fisher; Martin Mendelow, 1982-1985; Ellis I. Shapiro; Bernard S. Dales, 1978-1982; and Max Schwartz.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these photographs. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist. It is likely that the photographs originated at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre.
Subjects
Community centers
Portraits
Name Access
Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4445
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4445
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm.
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of the float created by the Fort William (Thunder Bay) Jewish community for King George VI's coronation parade. The float is a car covered in a white fabric, simulating the King's robe, and is topped with a crown. On the side of the car is a Star of David with the words: "blessed be their reign".
Name Access
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Subjects
Parade floats
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
Fort William (Ont.)
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Miles, H.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Miles, H.
Page Number
775
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 839
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
839
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of several men assembled in front of a parade float, constructed by the Jewish community of Kirkland Lake in honour of King George V and Queen Mary's silver jubilee. The photograph depicts the men standing in front of the float, wearing white shirts and pants and desert hats.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Wedding anniversaries
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-5
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 m of textual records and other material
Date
[194-]-2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, and several felt badges and crests. The textual records include strategic planning documents, pedagogical and curriculum documents, meeting minutes, capital planning documents, fundraising records, school yearbooks, graduation programs, newsletters to parents and internal newsletters, and other operational documents. Photographs document the building and classrooms; school classes; sports teams; class outings; special guests; Jewish holiday celebrations; and Bialik groundbreakings, galas, and anniversary celebrations. The audio recordings include the school choir and an interview with Pearl Meckler. Moving images include graduations.
Custodial History
Records were stored in the Viewmount location. A committee of past alumni and parents formed to sort the archival material in preparation for donation to the OJA.
Administrative History
Bialik Hebrew Day School was established by the Labour Zionist Alliance, which also operated the Farband Folks Shule and The Borochov School. In the 1950s, the Labour Zionist Alliance sold its property on Cecil Street in order to finance the purchase of the 12 Viewmount Avenue, which housed both the offices of the Labour Zionist Alliance and Bialik Hebrew Day School. The school was intended to fill a gap in Jewish education in Toronto, namely by teaching Yiddish as well as Hebrew and by promoting Zionism. The school was named for Chaim Nachman Bialik, Israel’s national poet.
Bialik Hebrew Day School began with 29 pre-school and first grade students in 1961, and by the mid-2000s had grown to over 800 students in kindergarten through grade 8. Several renovations and expansions took place over the intervening decades, and in 2003 a new school was opened at 2760 Bathurst Street. In 2013, the school opened a northern campus (Bialik North, or the Ben and Edith Himel Education Centre) on the Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan to serve students in the York Region.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes ca. 1000 photographs, sound recordings, moving images, and several objects.
Subjects
Education
Jewish day schools
Name Access
Bialik Hebrew Day School
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1604
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1604
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Jewish community's parade float in honour of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V and Queen Mary. The float has a Zionist theme, celebrating Palestine being under British rule. The front of the float has a sign which reads: The Jewish united community of Kirkland Lake expresses its profound joy and happiness on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. On this day of rejoicing, it pledges to continue its unstinted support and efforts on behalf of Israel.
Photo by Duke Studio
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Zionism
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 135 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1948-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of approximately 135 photographs and one negative of youth programs and events at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre. Included are photographs of Camp Kadima, the JCC nursery, the group work program and the swimming pool. Photographs of the JCC building are also included. A guide describing the photographs is contained within.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several men engaged in a wrestling match while Max Rotman referees and spectators look on.
Subjects
Wrestling matches
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
61
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1920]-1994
Physical Description
3 m of textual records (19 v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Schwartz-Reisman Jewish Community Centre, the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre (formerly the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre or BJCC) and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) in Toronto are the current incarnations of what began, in 1919, as the Hebrew Association of Young Men's and Young Women's Clubs, later known as the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Toronto (Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.). The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., in turn, began as a merger between several other small athletic clubs operating in the city. The original mandate was strictly athletic, but soon broadened to include other areas of interest, in order to provide a sense of Jewish identity and camaraderie through physical, educational, cultural and community based programming. During the 1920s, the 'Y' became known simply as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (Y.M.H.A.) – the name under which it was incorporated in 1930.
For close to two decades, the ‘Y’ had rented rooms in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area, including the basement facilities of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. By the mid-1930s, these facilities were overcrowded and unable to support the growing membership, particularly when the young women’s programming was reintroduced in 1936.
As a result, in 1937, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. constructed its own athletic building at 15 Brunswick Avenue, next door to the Talmud Torah, to ease the overcrowding. However, the ‘Y’ still had to make use of five scattered buildings to meet its needs, including the Central Y.M.C.A. gym for its basketball teams. The early ‘Y’ was staffed by volunteers who were granted free memberships in exchange for their time and expertise.
On 3 February 1953, a new Jewish Community Centre was dedicated at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue. By the end of the 1950s, the ‘Y’ was providing services for all ages, ranging from a nursery school to their Good Age Club for seniors.
As the Jewish community moved northward, so too did the ‘Y’, with the dedication of a new northern branch on 1 May 1961. This new branch, located at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue, was created in order to address the athletic, educational, cultural and community needs of the expanding Jewish community in the north end of the city. Fourteen years later, an improved cultural and physical education wing was added as part of the completion campaign. This included the addition of the Leah Posluns Theatre and the Murray Koffler Centre of the Arts. In 1978, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. changed its name to the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto, in order to better reflect its broader role in the community. A new Northeast Valley branch was also established in Thornhill in the early 1980s and later closed in the late 1990s.
In 1994, the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto took over the operation of the northern branch, due to financial difficulties. At this point, all three branches became independent of one another and were no longer constituted as the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto. They each had independent boards of directors, while still receiving some of their operating funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto -- which included the Bloor branch and the northern Bathurst Jewish Community Centre -- and its predecessor, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The records include textual records maintained by the office of the executive director, financial reports, architectural plans, Y-Times newsletters, program material, photographs and oral histories.
The records have been arranged into the following series: Executive director, Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee, Publication Committee, Communications Department, Sports Celebrity Dinner, and Combined Building Campaign Committee.
Notes
Includes 2539 photographs, 42 drawings, 13 sound recordings, 4 artifacts and 2 posters.
Name Access
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Subjects
Community centers
Related Material
See photo #2369-2646, 3412, 3519, 3804, 4201, 5004, 6125, accession #1986-7-8, MG2 N1a
Creator
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-6-6
2004-5-13
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1988-4-9
1984-7-2
1983-12-1
1982-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
sound recording
textual record
Date
[ca. 1920]-1990
Physical Description
1866 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee was established in 1982, in order to document the history of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. of Toronto. The committee was chaired by Bert Fine and was mandated by the JCC of Toronto's Executive Committee to collect historical and archival material from the community, which was to be donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Scope and Content
This series consists of the records collected by the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee. The records are predominantly photographs, but also includes some textual records. This series also contains oral histories, created by the committee in order to document the experiences of some of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.'s original members.
The series contains a sub-series for the photograph collection, which is organized alphabetically by theme, event or person and is described at the file and item levels. There is also a sub-series for the oral history program, which is described at the sub-series level.
Notes
Includes 13 sound recordings, 3 cm of textual records, and 1 drawing.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
1982-12-2
2004-5-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 16; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
16
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Community Centre Association (JCCA) was formed in the fall of 1936 through the coordination of the Jewish Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs to provide cultural, social, educational and athletic programming for members of the Jewish community. Located at 44 St. George Street, the JCCA offered a variety of classes; including, cooking, sewing, journalism, language, dance and art classes. It also ran a home camp and summer nursery school and organized celebrations for Jewish festivals and holidays.
However, many similar organizations existed in Toronto at the time and the JCCA was absorbed into the larger and growing Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association around 1941. The YM-YWHA initially continued to operate many of the JCCA's programs at 44 St. George Street. Today, the YM-YWHA has evolved into the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (BJCC) and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC).
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the relationship between the JFWB and the Jewish Community Centre Association of Toronto (JCCA). Included is correspondence, memos, lists of club members, case summaries, and the meeting minutes from a joint meeting between the JFWB, the Jewish Child Welfare Association, and the JCCA.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation and an issue of the "Shofar" newsletter (Apr. 1992).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Financial and administrative series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Financial and administrative series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001-2003
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Included is the BJCC budget for 2002-2003, and the director of finance's reports on the financial statements for 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967, 1975-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Community Centre, YM-YWHA. Included are meeting minutes of the Human Affairs Committee, a memo to Wilfred Posluns regarding the the direction of the YM-YWHA for the next decade, an evaluation report of the JCC volunteer department, programming and educational material prepared by the Centre for Human Affairs, Women's Resource Centre. Also included is a program guide for a one-day symposium presented by the New York Cultural Showcase Foundation in 1967 and a newspaper clipping recounting the story of a Toronto career woman who quits city life for life in the Yukon.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 146
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
146
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
147
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 148
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
148
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 840
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
840
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print featuring a group of Jewish community members from Kirkland Lake, standing in front of a parade float created by the community in honour of a King George V and Queen Mary's silver jubilee celebration. Identified individuals include:
S. Finkleman, Bill Harold, S. Akron, M. Dubin, Sam Goldstein, Louis Black, Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Crotin, Abe Kaplan, Morris Breland, H. Garshon, Percy Waxer, Ben Steinberg, Joe Garshon, Sam Black, Max Berjansky, Elia Dubinsky, Joe Rogow, Rabbi Rabinowitz, Joe Dash, Bill Harold, David Duke, Nissel Verner, Ben Atkins, Abraham Duke.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Wedding anniversaries
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 145
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1166
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1166
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979 - 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of students standing in front of the Jewish community center and Hebrew school in Sudbury, Ontario.
Front row, from left to right: Mitchell Speigel, Debbie Steinberg, Wally Greenspoon.
Second row, from left to right: Ethel Helpert, Claudia Greenspoon, Judy Leve, Brenda Rubin, Susan Stickles, Mort Grimmson, Rabbi Bereson.
Third row, from left to right: Steven Silverman, [identified], Billy Braverman, Jackie Greenspoon, Charles Schwartz.
Pictured in the back row, third from right: Judy Leve. Back row, from left to right: Douglas Stickles, Donnie Richmond, Frances Goodman, Miriam Rubin, [identified], Mrs. Stickles, Ester Nudleman, Bill Greenspoon, [identified].
Subjects
Community centers
Schools
Students
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
2005-2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the BJCC board of directors. Included are board of director meeting minutes and minutes for the Audit Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a qualitative research report produced by the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre entitled "A Dive into Consumer Attitudes."
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
2003
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report entitled "Advancement Program Review" prepared for the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of educational program guides for the BJCC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds: Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds: Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006-2008
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of educational program guides for the BJCC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Accession consists of design and publicity material for the Jewish community centres at Bloor and Spadina and Bathurst and Sheppard in Toronto.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 June 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
This very-short-lived committee was created to review plans for the future re-organization of the responsibilities of the Jewish Community Centre (YMHA) in providing social services by the Jewish Welfare Board.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one file of the committee meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-3-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-8
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
58 photographs (tif) and other material
Date
1945, 1965-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the establishment and activities of Toronto's Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre as well as the personal life and professional activities of Gerda Frieberg. Holocaust Education Centre records include audio-visual material, sound recordings, meeting minutes, financial records, booklets and brochures, photographs and flyers. Of note is a video of the opening and dedication of the Holocaust Museum in 1985, and the sheet music and sound recordings of the musical score Gerda commissioned for the Centre by Srul Glick.
Records in the Gerda Frieberg fonds document her involvement with the Holocaust Education Centre, the Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Canada, B'nai Brith Women, the Federation of Jewish Women's organizations, and her other activities. Included are photographs, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and correspondence. Also included is a sound recording from a Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations event and a DVD copy of the film "Mend the World", which is a CBC documentary that features Gerda and other Toronto Holocaust survivors. The electronic images were scanned from Gerda's personal scrapbooks.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Gerda Frieberg until she donated them to the OJA in 2012.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Includes 4 audio cassette tapes, 4 VHS tapes, 3 DVDs, 3 cm of textual records, and 8 photographs.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Frieberg, Gerda
Source
Archival Accessions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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