File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and Joseph (Yossie) Mann relating to the 7th Brigade. The correspondence also relates to Dunkelman's autobiography and to donations he made to the Brigade's Veterans Fund.
Records are in good condition, but fragile.
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information about Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
File consists of three pages of notes written by Joseph Eisen in connection with the 7th Brigade's actions during the Arab-Israeli War. The notes provide a brief chronological account of the war from 7 July 1948 to 29 October 1948 and mention Operations Dekel and Hiram.
A more recent note on the first of these three pages indicates Eisen wrote these notes while Ben Dunkelman was on a visit to Israel in August, 1973.
The accession consists of 1 photograph of the 1941-42 officers of Viceroy Reading Lodge, B'nai Brith, Hamilton; correspondence between Joseph Alexandroff and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Lincoln M. Alexander, 1985; a bencher for the bar mitzvah of Joseph Alexandroff's great nephew, Brandon Alexandroff, May 19, 1990 at Congregation Knesseth Israel; and photocopies of letters written to, and newspaper clippings from, the Hamilton Spectator.
Joseph Alexandroff was born on October 19, 1907, the first-born son of Boris and Rebecca Alexandroff and one of the first Jewish children born in the Junction. He was a long-time member and supporter of Congregation Knesseth Israel.
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession consists of material documenting the business career and community involvement of Joseph Graner. Included are receipts, insurance release foms, bills, and an auditor's financial report. His company is decribed on letterheads as dealing with steamship tickets, real estate, foreign exchange, insurance, loans, mortgages, valuations, and rent collection. There are three items of historic paper foreign currency from Germany and Russia. As well there are order forms for Universal Garment Company Sportswear Specialists, and a seal for Joseph Graner, Justice of the Peace for Toronto and the County of York. Finally there are press clippings and correspondence pertaining to his community activities with organizations such as Associated Hebrew Schools, Goel Tzedec Synagogue, Ontario Zionist Association, the Conservative Association, and committees protesting the persecution of Jews in Poland and Gemany before the Second World War.
Joseph Graner was one of the founders of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the Jewish Dispensary (the forerunner of Mount Sinai Hospital). A biography is included with the Instrument of Donation.
This accession consists of two photographs taken of members of the Kirkland Lake community. One photograph is of the Kaplan family, including Sime Kaplan and her children Abraham, Nathan, Fannie and Isadore. This photograph was taken around 1920 in Lithuania. The second photograph was taken at the Kirkland Lake Fireman's Ball in the late 1920s. Included in the photograph are Harry Atkins, Max Kaplan, Albert Kokotow, Faye Atkins, Sonia Kaplan, and Anne Black
Hyman Kaplan moved to Kirkland Lake from Lithuania in 1914. The rest of his family followed in 1923
Accession consists of records documenting Jewish entertainers, including Yiddish theatre actors, comedians, singers and screen actors. Most of the entertainers depicted were American, however, several photographs have been autographed indicating that they may have performed in Toronto at one of the early Jewish theatres. Records are predominantly photographs, with a few pamplets and a movie publicity brochure.
Joseph Eisenberg's was born in Poland on March 4, 1895. He came to Canada with his father Alexander and mother Rebeccah Eisenberg in 1906.
Joseph Eisenberg married Sadie Schwartz and had three children named Ted, Thelma, and Julius.
Both Alexander and Joseph became prominant members of the Conservative Party, each dedicating fifty odd years to the promotion and support of the party within Canada. In fact the Eisenberg home was known as the unofficial headquarters of the Ward 4 Conservatives.
Joseph was involved with Jewish theatre in Toronto as the representative of the Hebrew Actors Union of America.
He was also one of the first members of the Farband Labour Zionist Movements, and was actively involved the labour movement in Canada
Accession consists of one copy photograph of Joseph Warner and his school friends on Yonge Street while on leave from military service during the Second World War. Identified from left to right are: Joseph Warner (Royal Canadian Air Force), Murray Vernon (Royal Canadian Navy), and Joseph Oiffer (Canadian Army).
Joseph Schwartz was born in the United States. He was married to Gertrude Schwartz, and had four daughers, Sylvia, Helen, Fanny and Ruth. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Joseph Schwartz.
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-2_f5_i2.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
See Fonds 80, series 5 for more photographs of the Schwartz family.
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Joseph Bernard Dunkelman was born on 18 December 1911 in Toronto. His parents, David (1883-1978) and Rose (nee Miller), were married on 19 January 1910. Originally from Poland, David came to Canada with his parents in 1895 and settled in Toronto. Rose was born in Philadelphia in 1889 and moved to Canada at the age of 13 and resided there until her death in 1949 at the age of 59. Her father, Harry, was an entrepreneur in the menswear business and it was through his business contacts that she met and married David at the age of 20. They had 6 children : Joseph, Ernest, Zelda, Veronica, Theodora and Benjamin, who fought in both the Second World War and the Israeli War of Independence.
In 1911, David Dunkelman founded Tip Top Tailors, a high end men's clothing store, which currently has about one hundred branches nationwide. Joseph ran Tip Top Tailors from the early 1940s until the late 1940s when Ben returned from the war and bought Joseph's shares of the business. The business was sold to Dylex who subsequently sold it to Grafton-Fraser in 2000. Joseph used the money he received from selling his share of the family business to invest in a television and movie production company (possibly Sony Screen Gems).
Joseph married Jean Lenore Samuels (born 25 February 1912). Joseph and Jean had 3 children, Richard Howard (Dick), Peter and a third child who was handicapped and institutionalized. After Joe and Jean's marriage ended, Joe married Claire Olsen and remained with her until his death. They had one son, Lex. Claire was a movie reviewer and television interviewer.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Joseph Dunkelman.
Dunkelman, Joseph, 1911- (subject)
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