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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 342
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
342
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1957
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
Passenger Names
Richman, S.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Richman, S.
Page Number
301
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Goldberg left Brantford for Detroit in the 1920s and returned in 1971.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Sam Goldberg (on left) and Sam Paruchnikov (on right) of Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
The description originally written on the photo card read: Sam Goldberg (Theodore Bleinder or Bleender), Sam Paruchnikov (Paul), Brantford. It is unclear what the names in parenthesis are in reference to.
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.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3767
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3767
Material Format
graphic material
Date
February 1913
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sam Berger and either a friend or a family member taken at a local studio before the First World War.
Notes
Photo by Shapiro Multigraph, 101 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Berger, Sam
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 (Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
State of Israel Bonds sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-6; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
State of Israel Bonds sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-6
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Min and Phil Givens attending a State of Israel Bond dinner. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Min Givens, Phil Givens, Julie Robinson Belafonte, and Harry Belafonte.
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman of The Studio (Toronto)
Name Access
Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
Subjects
Singers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
World Festival of Youth and Students file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 2; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
World Festival of Youth and Students file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
2
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jul. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a portrait of Ella Fitzgerald performing onstage at the World Festival of Youth and Students.
Notes
This item has no proofs.
Name Access
Fitzgerald, Ella
Subjects
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Ed Sullivan Show in Moscow file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Ed Sullivan Show in Moscow file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Margaret Tynes is an African-American opera, concert and oratorio soprano and singing actress. She earned a Bachelors Degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Tynes continued her studies at Julliard School in New York City and later earned a Masters in Music Education from Columbia University. She has performed in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe. She has appeared with leading opera companies of the United States and Europe, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper. Her roles range from Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Carmen (Carmen), Aida (Aida) and Dido (Dido and Aeneas). She gained international acclaim for her role as Salome at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. She became the first American to perform behind the Iron Curtain when she went to Russia with Ed Sullivan for the U.S. State Department.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a portrait of Margaret Tynes performing onstage.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s6_f3_i4.
Name Access
Tynes, Margaret
Subjects
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Ed Sullivan Show in Moscow file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 3; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Ed Sullivan Show in Moscow file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
3
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 14 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Risë Stevens (b. 11 June 1913 – d. 20 March 2013) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano. Stevens was born Risë Steenberg in New York City, the daughter of Sarah "Sadie" (née Mechanic) and Christian Steenberg, an advertising salesman. Her father was of Norwegian Lutheran descent and her mother was Jewish (of Polish and Russian descent). She had a younger brother, Lewis "Bud" Steenberg, who died in World War II. She studied at New York's Juilliard School for three years, and with Anna Eugenie Schoen-René. She went to Vienna, where she was trained by Marie Gutheil-Schoder and Herbert Graf. She made her début as Mignon in Prague in 1936 and stayed there until 1938, also singing in guest appearances at the Vienna State Opera. She was engaged as a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble at the Teatro Colón in 1938 (as Octavian) and was invited to the Glyndebourne Festival in 1939 where she was heard as Dorabella and Cherubino. In 1938 she made her début with the Metropolitan Opera in Philadelphia as Mignon. Three days later at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, she sang Octavian opposite Lotte Lehmann. The film industry in Hollywood produced several films for her, including The Chocolate Soldier (1941) with Nelson Eddy. She played an opera singer in Going My Way (1944) with Bing Crosby, wherein she is credited as a contralto; she is featured performing Bizet's aria "Habanera," "Going My Way" with the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, and "Ave Maria" with Bing Crosby and the choir.
In 1939, Stevens married Walter Surovy, an Austrian stage and screen actor she met during her European years, after he fled the Nazis to New York. He took over the management of her career and skillfully planned publicity to move her into areas of the business they both felt would advance her career. One likely display of Surovy's finesse with publicity was the fact that Stevens' voice was insured by Lloyd's of London in 1945 for $1 million. The couple had one child, Nicholas, who followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an actor on Broadway, and in film and television. The marriage lasted for over 61 years, until Walter's death in 2001.
For over two decades (until 1961) Stevens was the Met's leading mezzo-soprano and the only mezzo to command the top billing (and commensurate fees) normally awarded only to star sopranos and tenors. Her most successful roles there included Cherubino (recording on EMI), Octavian, Dalila (two separate discs of excerpts on RCA Victor), Laura, Hansel (complete recording on Columbia) and Marina. Above all, she was especially celebrated for her Carmen. She had an enormous personal triumph at the Metropolitan in the role in the famous Tyrone Guthrie production in 1951, becoming the Carmen of her generation. Her RCA Victor recording of the opera, conducted by Fritz Reiner and co-starring Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill and Licia Albanese, became a best seller and has never been out of print in some format. She also appeared in Paris, London, and at Glyndebourne. At La Scala in Milan, she had a great success in Virgilio Mortari's La Figlia del Diavolo in a version of the Salome story where Herodias is the leading character. Stevens sang, acted and danced the role in a notable tour de force. A hallmark of Stevens' career was versatility. She sang opera, excelled on radio and television singing from what came to be called The American Songbook (much of which was recorded), proved to be an accomplished film and television actress, and she handled Broadway material (Anna in The King and I, Lisa in Lady in the Dark) with glamour and star quality. She toured the U.S. annually for several decades singing recitals. In 1962, she recorded the voice of Glinda for Journey Back to Oz, but the production ran out of money and was halted for more than four years. It was only after the Filmation studio had made profits on their numerous television series that they were able to finish the project (which was copyrighted 1971, released in 1972 in the United Kingdom and in 1974 in the United States). After her retirement from the opera stage, Stevens served as General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera National Company until 1966 and later coached the new generation of singers at the Met. Stevens made occasional television appearances too, including a guest-starring role on NBC's The Martha Raye Show. On October 22, 1977, Stevens was awarded the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit. Established in 1964, this award sought "to bring a declaration of appreciation to an individual each year that has made a significant contribution to the world of music and helped to create a climate in which our talents may find valid expression". She was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1990.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a portrait of Rise Stevens onstage.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s6_f3_i8.
Name Access
Stevens, Risë, 1913-2013
Subjects
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Stern left Canada for Palestine in 1933. Upon his arrival, he joined the Degania Bet Kibbutz, where he stayed until 1934, when he moved to Tel Aviv and worked as a bookkeeper. In 1936, he helped found the Ginosar kibbutz. He was killed in 1939 while on guard duty.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of young people in Palestine just before leaving for the Ginosar kibbutz. Sam Stern is lying on the ground in front and standing in the back row second from the right is his girlfriend, Yael.
Subjects
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
Palestine
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait photograph of Sam Davis.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Davis, Sam
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4715
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4715
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Sam Levine, Toronto.
Name Access
Levine, Sam
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 3273
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3273
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Sam Spencer is shown, with a dog, in this photograph.
Name Access
Spencer, Sam
Subjects
Children
Dogs
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
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sam Black, Jewish community leader who operated the first dairy in Kirkland Lake.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Black, Sam
Subjects
Farmers
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2352
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2352
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Yehoash was the pen name for Solomon Blumgarten, also known as Solomon Bloomgarden (1870-1927), a Yiddish-language poet, scholar and Bible translator.
His work included verse, translations, poetry, short stories, essays and fables in Yiddish and some articles in English. His poetry was translated into Russian, Dutch, Polish, Finnish, German, Spanish, English and Hebrew. He was responsible for translating many works of world literature into Yiddish, including Longfellow's Hiawatha and a very popular translation of the Bible. His version was hailed as a contribution of national significance and perhaps the greatest masterpiece in the Yiddish language. His two volume edition became a standard work for Yiddish speaking homes throughout the world.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Yehoash, which is personally autographed to Samuel Kronick in Yiddish.
Name Access
Yehoash
Kronick, Samuel
Subjects
Poets, Yiddish
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.
Accession Number
1980-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Paul Robeson and Companions file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Paul Robeson and Companions file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 7 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isabelle Harriet Lucas (b. 3 December 1927) was a Canadian-born actress and singer who gained prominence in Britain after achieving some notoriety in Canada.
Lucas was born in Toronto to a chef from Barbados who worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
After performing in amateur productions in Toronto, Isabelle Lucas moved to London in 1954. She made her first West End appearance in the show The Jazz Train in 1955. She also performed in Walk a Crooked Mile and Funny Girl. In addition to the theatre, she appeared in film and television roles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lucas' first major television role was in The Fosters, playing the role of Pearl Foster. Since then she appeared in several minor British dramas and films. In 1985 she appeared in EastEnders. At the end of the 1980s she joined the long-running BBC Schools' show You and Me, and remained with it as a presenter until it finished in 1992. Lucas made several guest appearances in May to December from 1989 to 1992 and 1989 appeared as Gertrude in the CBBC series Bluebirds.
Lucas died in 1997 after a heart attack.
Scope and Content
This is item consists of a portrait of an unidentified woman seated next to Isabelle Lucas.
Notes
This items has no proofs.
Name Access
Lucas, Isabelle, 1927-1997
Subjects
Actors
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 4 for more photographs of Isabelle Lucas by Schwartz.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Robert Todd Duncan (b. February 12, 1903) was an American baritone opera singer and actor.
Todd Duncan was born in Danville, Kentucky in 1903. He obtained his musical training at Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.A. in music followed by an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.
In 1933, Duncan debuted in Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana at the Mecca Temple in New York with the Aeolian Opera, a black opera company.
Duncan was George Gershwin's personal choice as the first performer of the role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess in 1935 and played the role more than 1,800 times. He led the cast during the Washington run of Porgy and Bess at the National Theatre in 1936, a staging which protested the theatre's policy of segregation. Duncan stated that he, "would never play in a theater which barred him from purchasing tickets to certain seats because of his race." Eventually management would give into the demands and allow for the first integrated performance at National Theatre. Duncan was also the first performer for the role of Stephen Kumalo in Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars.
In 1945, he became the first African American to sing with a major opera company, and the first black person to sing in an opera with an otherwise white cast, when he performed the role of Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci with the New York City Opera. In the same year he sang the role of Escamillo, the bullfighter, in Bizet's Carmen. In 1955, Duncan was the first to record Unchained Melody, a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. The recording was made for the soundtrack of the obscure prison film Unchained. Following Duncan's version, the song went on to become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.
Duncan taught voice at Howard University in Washington, D.C. for more than fifty years. While teaching at Howard, he continued touring as a soloist with pianists William Duncan Allen and George Malloy. He had a very successful career as a concert singer with over 2,000 performances in 56 countries. He retired from Howard and opened his own voice studio teaching privately and giving periodic recitals.
He died of a heart ailment at his home in Washington, D.C., in 1998.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Todd Duncan.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Singers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isabelle Harriet Lucas (b. 3 December 1927) was a Canadian-born actress and singer who gained prominence in Britain after achieving some notoriety in Canada.
Lucas was born in Toronto to a chef from Barbados who worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
After performing in amateur productions in Toronto, Isabelle Lucas moved to London in 1954. She made her first West End appearance in the show The Jazz Train in 1955. She also performed in Walk a Crooked Mile and Funny Girl. In addition to the theatre, she appeared in film and television roles during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lucas' first major television role was in The Fosters, playing the role of Pearl Foster. Since then she appeared in several minor British dramas and films. In 1985 she appeared in EastEnders. At the end of the 1980s she joined the long-running BBC Schools' show You and Me, and remained with it as a presenter until it finished in 1992. Lucas made several guest appearances in May to December from 1989 to 1992 and 1989 appeared as Gertrude in the CBBC series Bluebirds.
Lucas died in 1997 after a heart attack.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Isabelle Lucas.
Name Access
Lucas, Isabelle, 1927-1997
Subjects
Actors
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
50
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca.1976]-[ca.1996]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Rebecca Cowan is the daughter of Saul Cowan's son Michael and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Rebecca as an infant and a programme of a concert titled "Musica Orbium Requiem op. 9", in which she sung as a soprano.
Subjects
Sopranos (Singers)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1013
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1013
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Seated left to right: Sam Collis; Anne Collis (m. Pinsky).
Standing left to right: Eva Collis (m. Einhorn); Mac Collis.
Name Access
Collis, Anne
Collis, Sam
Collis, Eva
Einhorn, Eva
Collis, Mac
Pinsky, Anne
Subjects
Children
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1939 and 1945]
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 Flight Officer Sam Finkelstein of the RCAF, pictured in his military uniform.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1150
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 14 x 10 cm on mat 23 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Annie and Sam (Shoika) Rovinsky with their son Jack (Rowan), of Brantford, Ontario. The photograph is a studio portrait.
Name Access
Rovinsky, Annie
Rovinsky family
Rovinsky, Sam
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 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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 59
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
59
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the pamphlet "The Red Rabbi" containing numerous accusations against Rabbi Feinberg, The file also contains letters and newspaper articles related to this pamphlet.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Feinberg, Abraham L., 1899-
Subjects
Pacifists
Rabbis
Singers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Ed Sullivan Show in Moscow file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 3; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Ed Sullivan Show in Moscow file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
3
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 14 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Risë Stevens (b. 11 June 1913 – d. 20 March 2013) was an American operatic mezzo-soprano. Stevens was born Risë Steenberg in New York City, the daughter of Sarah "Sadie" (née Mechanic) and Christian Steenberg, an advertising salesman. Her father was of Norwegian Lutheran descent and her mother was Jewish (of Polish and Russian descent). She had a younger brother, Lewis "Bud" Steenberg, who died in World War II. She studied at New York's Juilliard School for three years, and with Anna Eugenie Schoen-René. She went to Vienna, where she was trained by Marie Gutheil-Schoder and Herbert Graf. She made her début as Mignon in Prague in 1936 and stayed there until 1938, also singing in guest appearances at the Vienna State Opera. She was engaged as a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble at the Teatro Colón in 1938 (as Octavian) and was invited to the Glyndebourne Festival in 1939 where she was heard as Dorabella and Cherubino. In 1938 she made her début with the Metropolitan Opera in Philadelphia as Mignon. Three days later at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, she sang Octavian opposite Lotte Lehmann. The film industry in Hollywood produced several films for her, including The Chocolate Soldier (1941) with Nelson Eddy. She played an opera singer in Going My Way (1944) with Bing Crosby, wherein she is credited as a contralto; she is featured performing Bizet's aria "Habanera," "Going My Way" with the Robert Mitchell Boys Choir, and "Ave Maria" with Bing Crosby and the choir.
In 1939, Stevens married Walter Surovy, an Austrian stage and screen actor she met during her European years, after he fled the Nazis to New York. He took over the management of her career and skillfully planned publicity to move her into areas of the business they both felt would advance her career. One likely display of Surovy's finesse with publicity was the fact that Stevens' voice was insured by Lloyd's of London in 1945 for $1 million. The couple had one child, Nicholas, who followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an actor on Broadway, and in film and television. The marriage lasted for over 61 years, until Walter's death in 2001.
For over two decades (until 1961) Stevens was the Met's leading mezzo-soprano and the only mezzo to command the top billing (and commensurate fees) normally awarded only to star sopranos and tenors. Her most successful roles there included Cherubino (recording on EMI), Octavian, Dalila (two separate discs of excerpts on RCA Victor), Laura, Hansel (complete recording on Columbia) and Marina. Above all, she was especially celebrated for her Carmen. She had an enormous personal triumph at the Metropolitan in the role in the famous Tyrone Guthrie production in 1951, becoming the Carmen of her generation. Her RCA Victor recording of the opera, conducted by Fritz Reiner and co-starring Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill and Licia Albanese, became a best seller and has never been out of print in some format. She also appeared in Paris, London, and at Glyndebourne. At La Scala in Milan, she had a great success in Virgilio Mortari's La Figlia del Diavolo in a version of the Salome story where Herodias is the leading character. Stevens sang, acted and danced the role in a notable tour de force. A hallmark of Stevens' career was versatility. She sang opera, excelled on radio and television singing from what came to be called The American Songbook (much of which was recorded), proved to be an accomplished film and television actress, and she handled Broadway material (Anna in The King and I, Lisa in Lady in the Dark) with glamour and star quality. She toured the U.S. annually for several decades singing recitals. In 1962, she recorded the voice of Glinda for Journey Back to Oz, but the production ran out of money and was halted for more than four years. It was only after the Filmation studio had made profits on their numerous television series that they were able to finish the project (which was copyrighted 1971, released in 1972 in the United Kingdom and in 1974 in the United States). After her retirement from the opera stage, Stevens served as General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera National Company until 1966 and later coached the new generation of singers at the Met. Stevens made occasional television appearances too, including a guest-starring role on NBC's The Martha Raye Show. On October 22, 1977, Stevens was awarded the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit. Established in 1964, this award sought "to bring a declaration of appreciation to an individual each year that has made a significant contribution to the world of music and helped to create a climate in which our talents may find valid expression". She was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1990.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a portrait of Rise Stevens and Ed Sullivan onstage.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s6_f3_i6.
Name Access
Stevens, Risë, 1913-2013
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974
Subjects
Singers
Television personalities
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Portia May White (b. June 24, 1911), was a singer who achieved international fame because of her voice and stage presence. As a Black Canadian, her popularity helped to open previously closed doors for talented blacks who followed.
Portia White was born in the town of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Reverend William Andrew White and Izie Dora White,and was the third child in a family of 13. She made her musical debut at the age of six in her father's church choir. At the age of 17, while she was teaching school in Lucasville just outside of Halifax, she received her first break, winning a silver cup in the Nova Scotia Music Festival. From this experience, she qualified and received a scholarship from the Halifax Ladies Music Club, so she could attend the Halifax Conservatory of Music.
One of the great contralto vocalists in the history of Canadian classical music, Portia made her debut on the national stage in Toronto in 1941. By 1944 she had made her international debut in New York City and later toured the world. When a rasp in her voice appeared, it forced her to retire. She settled in Toronto and taught some of Canada’s foremost pop singers of the day.
Portia White was asked to perform for Queen Elizabeth II, at the opening of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1964. This was to be one of her last major concerts.
Her brother Bill was the first Canadian of African heritage to run for political office in Canada, standing as a candidate for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in the 1949 election, and her brother Jack was a noted Canadian labour union leader. In addition to Bill's children, politician Sheila White and folk musician Chris White, Portia White was also the aunt of Senator Donald Oliver and playwright George Elliott Clarke.
Also of note was her youngest brother, R. Lorne White, who was on the national television show, Singalong Jubilee which launched the career of Anne Murray.
Portia White has been declared "a person of national historic significance" by the Government of Canada, and she was featured in a special issue of Millennium postage stamps celebrating Canadian achievement.
She died in 1968.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Portia White.
Notes
There is no related negative for this proof
Name Access
White, Portia, 1911-1968
Subjects
Black Canadians
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-8-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-12
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
4 folders
2 audio discs (ca. 82 min.) : vinyl
Date
1903-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Nirenberg family. Included are four folders of textual and graphic material documenting folk singer Miriam Nirenberg (née Goldberg), her husband Eliezar Nirenberg, and their two sons, Les and Harvey Nirenberg. Included also are two copies of Miriam Nirenberg's Folksongs in the East European Jewish Tradition on vinyl.
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: Access copies (jpg) have been created for the photographs; preservation copies (tif) have been created for the most fragile documents.
Finding aids: Caption table available for photographs.
Asssociated material: Records of Mariam Nirenberg's niece, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,are located in the YIVO Archives and Library, including Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's field recordings of Mariam Nirenberg.
Accruals: Further accruals are expected.
Subjects
Families
Folk singers
Name Access
Nirenberg (family)
Nirenberg, Mariam
Places
Europe, Eastern
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
105
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Dr. Sam Hurwich giving a speech at a rally.
Name Access
Sam Hurwich
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
62
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Samuel Granatstein.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1995-1-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-1-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 album
16 posters
Date
1945-1946
Scope and Content
Accession includes a scrapbook entitled "Polish Jews in the time of the German occupation, 1939-1945", presented to Sam Lipshitz and H.M. Caiserman by the Central Committee of Polish Jews during their tour of Poland in 1946 as delegates for the Canadian Jewish Congress and United Radomer Relief.
The accession also includes 16 posters created for an exhibition to document their trip and the Holocaust in Poland.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
56 photographs : b&w and col. (27 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 postcard
Date
1909-[ca. 1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a collection of copy and original photographs documenting the life of the Dime family and their relatives in locations including Belleville, Oshawa, Toronto, the Muskoka Sanitorium, and Goose Bay, Labrador.
Photo Captions:
001: Sam and Dorothy Dime, Dime’s Drug Store, 568 Jarvis Street, Toronto, [1957?].
002: Street view of Dime’s Pharmacy, 568 Jarvis Street, Toronto, 1960.
003: Sgt. Sam Dime, Pharmacy, Goose Bay Labrador, 1944.
004: Ada Dime, with Ben [Safe] and Sam Dime, secondhand furniture, 56 King St. West, Oshawa, ON, 1921.
005: Sam Dime with dog [4F], Goose Bay, Labrador, 1944.
006: Sam Dime, 56 King St. W., Oshawa, ON, ca. 1920-21.
007: Rabbi Isaac Stein with grandchildren Izzie (left) and Donna, Toronto, 1930.
008: Portrait of Ada Dime (née Aronson) with her brother Sammy Aronson, 273 Yonge Street, Toronto, ca. 1915.
009: Portrait of David and Sammy Tobe, Belleville, ON, [1909]. Photograph by R. McCormick Belleville.
010: Morris Bernard of Belleville, Overseas, First World War, ca. 1918.
011: David Dime, (age 25), 1914. The Dutch Studio Vander Feen, 318 Yonge St. Toronto, ON, [192-?].
012: Unidentified group of children, [19--?].
013: Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Tobe with their children David and Sammy, Belleville, ON, [1920]. Photograph by R. McCormick Belleville.
014: Portrait of David and Ada Dime with daughter Anne, Belleville, ON, ca. 1915.
015: Mickey and Riva Marcus, Belleville, ON, ca. 1917-18.
016: Ada Dime, 30 Simcoe Street, Oshawa, ON, 1930.
017: Tobie Green (m. Dime), her brother Hershel Goldman and Goldie Fryman, St. Patrick Street Between Elm & Dundas, [Toronto], ON, 1924.
018: Cheder class, Oshawa Hebrew Congregation, Beth Zion,45 Albert Street in Oshawa, Ontario, 1922. Back row (L to R): Simma Engel, Rabbi Primack's son, Rabbi Primack's daughter, Annie Dime, Annie Hennick, Sara Rainish. Front row (L to R): Clara Engel (m. Rubin), Maxie Rainish, Irving Oilgissor, Becky Rainish, Sam Dime, [Primack child?], Rabbi Primack.
019: David Dime (back row, right), Muskoka Sands, July ca. 1922
020: Oshawa Belleville group, Belleville, Ontario, ca. 1930. Back row: Mr. Diamond, Goldie Engel, Abe Swartz, [unidentified], Faige Swartz, Sarah Golub, Sue [Sape], Hymie Golub. Front row: Mrs. Lepofsky, Mildred Golub.
021: National Council of Jewish Women, 44 St. George Street, ca. 1943. Also pictured is Betty Stone and Dora Stein (4th left).
022: Sam Dime, Dime’s Pharmacy, 568 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ca. 1951.
023: Dorothy Stein (m. Dime) at closing of canteen, 44 St. George Street, Toronto, 1945. Photographer Globe & Mail.
024: Ada and David Dime, Muskoka Sands, Gravenhurst, ca. 1922.
025: Canadian Jewish Congress Service Mens Club postcard, ca. 1940s.
026: Mrs. Ada Dime, Dime’s Dry Goods, 30 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, ON, 1926.
027: David Dime (left), with orphans in Baron de Hirsch Farm in Saskatchewan, ca. 1906.
Administrative History
The donor Sam Dime served in the Second World War. In 1947 Sam and his wife Dorothy Dime (née Stein) opened Dime's Drug Store at 568 Jarvis Street in Toronto. The pair operated the Jarvis Street institution for thirty-nine years and officially closed their store in 1986.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Belleville (Ont.)
Muskoka (Ont. : District municipality)
Saskatchewan
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
21 photographs : b&w ; 22 x 30 cm or smaller
Date
1895-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the life, career and activities of Sam Factor and his family. Textual material include correspondence, press clippings, and Factor's education and law school records.
Administrative History
Sam Factor (1892 -1962) was a Liberal member of parliament for Spadina, served in the armed forces in the Second World War, and was appointed a judge in the County of York.
Descriptive Notes
Idenification is provided for the photographs.
Subjects
Politicians
Name Access
Factor, Sam
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-5-7
Material Format
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1 coin
16 photographs : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Date
1939-1945
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one Mount Sinai Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 522 G.R.C. 25th anniversary coin. The coin has the lodge's coat of arms on the recto and a set of tablets with the words "keep these and good fortune will be yours" on the verso.
Also included are 16 photographs of the Allied Forces (including the Canadian Army) at Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 following the liberation of the camp. Pictured are the general grounds, mass graves with sign markers, a group of (local German?) women crowded around the back of an army truck, army personnel observing and taking photographs of a deceased victim, a crematoria, and Sam Pizel (standing right) and other servicemen with a box of human ashes.
Administrative History
Sam Pizel (?-29 Sept. 2004) was married to Lily and was the brother of Irving Pizel.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Pizel, Sam
Bergen-Belsen
Places
Germany
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Date
[1928?]-[1985?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one scrapbook documenting the personal and athletic (boxing) activities of Sam Cynamon. The majority of the material relates to life in Winnipeg and Montreal.
Subjects
Athletes
Boxers (Sports)
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Winnipeg (Man.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-11-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and sepia (1 negative) ; 19 x 43 cm or smaller
Date
1917-[195-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of four photographs, one copy photograph and one negative of Sam Kronick, his negev dinner and the famous Yiddish poet Yehoash. The textual records include copies of correspondence and newsclippings related to Kronick's community involvement with various Jewish organizations, the Negev dinner booklet as well as an article from the Canadian Jewish Review pertaining to the painting of Kronick by Toronto Artist Soboloff.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-4-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (tif)
5 documents (tif)
1 folder of textual records
1 DVD
1 videocassette
Date
1941-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of copies of electronic copies of photographs, postcards and telegrams as well as newsclippings, a video and a DVD documenting the career of Sam Shapiro in the RCAF and his time as a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft 3 in Poland.
Administrative History
Sam Shapiro enlisted as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force in September 1940. He received his wings in Brantford and was sent overseas in April 1941 as a sergeant pilot. He was in Squadron ten and flew eight successful missions before his plane was shot down over Holland in August 1941, killing two of the crew.
Shapiro was captured by German forces on 17 August 1941 and was taken to Stalag Luft 3 camp in Poland, where the "Great Escape" took place. Shapiro was not part of the breakout, but did help dig the tunnel that allowed seventy-six of his fellow prisoners to escape.
While a Prisoner of War, Shapiro was promoted to Warrant Officer. He was liberated on 16 April 1945 and arrived in England five days later. Shortly after arriving home in 1945, Shapiro received the YMCA sports badge for his conduct in the POW camp and the Canadian Volunteer Service medal. He married his fiance Geraldine Perlman in 1945.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Shapiro, Sam.
Stalag Luft 3
Perlman, Geraldine
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4685
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4685
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
No place specified.
Name Access
Newman, David E.
Newman, Sam
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm, 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Gotfrid (1907-2007) was born 20 October 1907 in Toronto. His parents were Louis and Fannie. Sam had 3 siblings: Nathan, Sadie (Berg) and Harold. Sam studied at the University of Toronto, receiving a BA in Political Science and Economics in 1928. He also graduated from Osgood Hall in 1931 and received his QC in 1955. Sam practiced law for nearly 60 years, including many years as part of Gotfrid, Noble & Dennis. He specialized in commercial law, real estate and general corporation law. Sam was also heavily involved in communal work. He acted as a board member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and as a member executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress (Central Region).
He married Freda (nee Birnhaum). They had two children: Peter H. and Mona Ellen. Sam died in his home on December 3, 2007.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sam Gotfrid.
Name Access
Gotfrid, Sam, 1907-2007 (subject)
Subjects
Lawyers
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
Accession Number
2010-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1909-1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records that document Sam's involvement in the Russian army and his immigration to Canada. Included is a copy of his naturalization certificate (1919), a JIAS shipping receipt for a package sent to Russia (1939), Russian army documents, and a temporary Russian passport (1914).
Administrative History
Sam Levine was born in Postov, Vilna, Russia on April 10th, 1885 to Mr. and Mrs. Eliahu Levine. Prior to immigrating to Canada, he received training as a blacksmith in the Russian army and had two daughters with his wife Sarah (d. 1968): Bessie (b. 1909) and Betty (b. 1913). His wife and daughters joined him in Canada around 1921; a year after he became a naturalized Canadian. After their arrival, Sam and his wife had two more daughters: Ethel (b. 1922) and Sylvia (b. 1924).
The Levine family resided at 11 Euclid and owned a stable at 22 Euclid, which Sam used as a place to shoe horses for profit. Throughout his career, Sam took on various metal work jobs, including building gates for residences and cemeteries, such as Roselawn Lambton. He often did the metal work at home and soldered the completed pieces together on site. During the Second World War, Sam had a contract with Lincoln Electric to build casings for motors.
Sam was part of the Grand Order of Israel and Sarah was a member of Folks Farein. Sam taught himself how to read English, and regularly frequented horse races. Sam passed away in 1976.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: some documents are in Russian and Yiddish
Related material note: see also accession #1988-11-12.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-11-2
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 sound recordings (ca. 45 min.) : mp3
Date
25 Apr. 1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of sound recordings of an interview conducted by Maxine Cadsby with her mother Fanny (nee Shapero) Lichtman. They discuss the life of Maxine's father, Sam Lichtman.
Custodial History
The original oral history recording is on a cassette tape and is in the possession of Maxine Cadsby. It was returned to her after it was copied.
Administrative History
Sam Lichtman was born in 1888 in Galicia. He immigrated to Canada on his own in 1901 with 25 cents in his pocket. He started out as a newsboy selling daily papers and comic papers in Toronto. He later opened his own news store, Lichtman's, and became a newspaper distributor. Around 1918, he married Fanny (nee Shapero) and they had four daughters together: Grace Hillman, Marjorie Rosenfield, Eileen Hertzman, and Maxine Cadsby. Sam passed away in 1958.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1909-1938
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photocopied pages of a scrapbook assembled by Sam Lichtman related to Toronto Jewish newsboys. Included are articles on Jewish newsies football and rugby matches, the election of officers to the Toronto Newsboys' Association (of which Lichtman was President), and the conviction of three newsboys for theft.
Administrative History
Sam Lichtman was the father of the donor. He started his career in the newspaper business as a newsboy, then as the employer of newsboys. He later founded and operated Lichtman's, a book and magaine store.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-5
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
8-9 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two born-digital photographs documenting the donor's Passover seder via Zoom. The donor submitted the following information with the photographs:
A Passover on Zoom. From our small apartment in Toronto we were able to connect with our friends and family. This was a special Seder and for many friends it was their first.
Passover 1 - Larry Mogelonsky, Maureen Wright Passover 2 - Sam Mogelonsky, Mat Calverley, Ruby Carolan, Mark Lush, Eva Kolzce, Spencer Barclay, Ellen Bleiwas, Amanda Gotlieb, Montana Kimmel, Ruth Jones, Jon Sasaki, Rob Cumming, Jesse Carliner, Marcos Armstrong.
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via the OJA website.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Subjects
Passover
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Berlin, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Berlin, Sam
Page Number
217
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cohen, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cohen, Sam
Page Number
760
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Elster, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Elster, Sam
Page Number
638
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Girrari, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Girrari, Sam
Page Number
244
Comments
Name crossed out.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Golden, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Golden, Sam
Page Number
732
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldhar, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldhar, Sam
Page Number
688
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gurari, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gurari, Sam
Page Number
244
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Guzlik, Sam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Guzlik, Sam
Page Number
243
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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