File consists of two copies of an episode of “Our World” (narrated by Charles Templeton) documenting Phil Givens’ day-to-day experiences as a Member of Parliament. Included is footage of Givens in committee meetings and in private discussions with other back-benchers, as well as footage of private interviews of Givens in his office.
John G. Diefenbaker was born in Neustadt, Ontario on Sept. 18, 1895 to William and Mary. He joined the Canadian Officers' Training Corps and served as lieutenant with the 105th Saskatoon Fusiliers' Regiment between the years 1916-1917. Afterwards, he returned to school in Saskatchewan and became a lawyer starting up a practice in Wakaw.
He married Edna Brauer, then after her death, he remarried in 1953 to Olive E. Freeman Palmer. He had no children.
John G. Diefenbaker was elected to the house of Parliament in 1940 and won the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1956. The Party won the 1957 election and John G. Diefenbaker became Canada's 13th Prime Minister. He was defeated in 1963 by the Liberals, and in 1967 Diefenbaker was replaced as the P.C. leader by Robert Stansfield.
During his reign as Prime Minister, he initiated the Canadian Bill of Rights, which was later adopted in 1960. John G. Diefenbaker died on Aug. 16, 1979.
The 1973 Negev dinner, along with the erection of the John G. Diefenbaker Parkway in Israel, was the Toronto Jewish Community's recognition of his humanitarian efforts and his commitment to Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the Negev dinner held in honour of John G. Diefenbaker at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
The programme for the evening included speeches and presentations from the following guests: Robert R. Hall, Rabbi David Monson, Leona Finkler, Cantor Joseph Cooper, Hon. Allan Grossman, Ambassador Theodor Meron, James F. Kay, Bernard M. Bloomfield, Philip G. Givens, Murray B. Koffler, and David L. Dennis.
Accession consists of a program for a Grand Masquerade and Fancy Dress Roller Skating Carnival held at the Princess Roller Skating Rink on December 3, 1885, and a dance card from a Purim Ball that took place at Union Hall on March 22, 1886. In addition, there is a copy of a newspaper clipping about the Purim Ball.
This accession consists of 22 photographs taken by the prominent architectural photographer, Robert Burley. They document the interior and exterior features of six of Toronto's original synagogues, including: the Kiever, Knesseth Israel, the First Narayever, Anshei Minsk, Shaarei Tzedec and the Beach Hebrew Institute.
These photographs were part of an exhibit held at the Arthur Anderson Gallery, that ran from February to May 2005. Burley selected these synagogues for his project because they were the only synagogues in the city still operating in their original buildings. His images reveal the architectural details of the buildings as well as the rich interiors, highlighting the murals, religious artifacts and interior structure of each building.
Robert Burley graduated with a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the School of Art Institute in Chicago in 1986. He is an accomplished architectural photographer who has exhibited his work around the world. He is a professor at the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University.
Robert Hall was born on September 4, 1927 to Maurice and Rose. He married Edith Heisler and they had four children: Lon Jason, Daniel David, Barbara Ann and Andrew Philip. He was a partner in the legal firm Gordon, Keyfetz, Hall and Baker.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Robert Hall.
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession consists of one letter written by Max Greenberg to Bill Rubinstein inviting him to participate in the planning meeting for a new synagogue on North Bathurst Street, which was eventually Shaarei Teffilah founded by Max Greenberg. The letter is written on Max Greenberg's company Ideal Electric (Ontario) Ltd. letterhead.
This letter was given to Robert Rubinstein from his father Bill Rubinstein.
Bill Rubinstein (born 1908 in Szentistvan, Hungary) immigrated to Canada in September 1948 from a DP camp in Torino, Italy.
20 film reels (ca. 131 mins) : pos., col., si, ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 20 colour home movie reels documenting the Cherniak family from Windsor, Ontario. Pictured in the films are Bob Cherniak, his sisters Ellen and Donna and their parents Biddy and Archie. Contents of the films include family trips to Banff, Alberta, Boston, and Florida; the three children playing at home; various birthday parties; Ellen's sweet sixteen party; summer camp; Bob's first day of school; ice-skating at the park; bringing Donna home from the hosptial; and a New Year's Eve party at the Kate's home. There are also eight films featuring unknown content.
Robert Cherniak is the son of Biddy Cherniak (née Rotenberg) and Archie Cherniak. He has two siblings; an older sister Ellen and a younger sister Donna.
Conditional Use. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to publication. 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.
The file consists of correspondence concerning the activities of the Zionist Organization of Canada, lists of contributions to the Robert Soren Memorial Fund and a press release announcing the dedication of a room a the Toronto Zionist Centre.
File consists of correspondence, a conference program, an extract from the Standing Committee on External Affairs, and an House of Commons Debates official report (12 Nov. 1968) regarding John Beattie's use of abusive language during his various appearances at Allan Gardens.