Search Results

New Search Photo Search Audiovisual Search
50 records – page 1 of 1.
Address
194 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects--Jewish history and Yiddish language.
Address
194 Beverley Street
Time Period
1911-1960
Scope Note
The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects--Jewish history and Yiddish language.
History
Due to financial problems, in 1916 the school was taken over by the Workman’s Circle (Arbeiter Ring) and renamed the I.L. Peretz School after the well-known Yiddish author and playwright Isaac Leib Peretz. After seeing great popularity and strong attendance, the school expanded to other branches around the city. After around 50 years as an educational institution, the I.L Peretz School saw a decline and eventually closed its doors. Isaac Matenko (1874-1960) was one of the founding teachers and later, the principal of the Toronto Yiddish National Radical School. He was later affiliated with the Junction branch of the Peretz School, where he was a teacher and principal. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language in Toronto.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 4233
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4233
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Ladies' Auxiliary
Workmen's Circle
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
I.L. Peretz
Subjects
Education
Women
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
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
131 Maria Street
Source
Landmarks

The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects - Jewish history and Yiddish language.
Address
131 Maria Street
Time Period
1911-1960
Scope Note
The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects - Jewish history and Yiddish language.
History
Due to financial problems, in 1916 the school was taken over by the Workman’s Circle (Arbeiter Ring) and renamed the I.L. Peretz School after the well-known Yiddish author and playwright Isaac Leib Peretz. After seeing great popularity and strong attendance, the school expanded to other branches around the city, including this branch at 131 Maria Street in the west Toronto Junction. After about 50 years as an educational institution, the I.L. Peretz School closed its doors. Isaac Matenko (1874-1960) was one of the founding teachers and later, the principal of the Toronto Yiddish National Radical School. He was later affiliated with the Junction branch of the Peretz School, where he was a teacher and principal. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language in Toronto.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 25 cm mounted on board 25 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of the Women's Auxiliary of the I.L. Peretz Workmen's Circle Schools. Individuals identified are (top row, left to right): ?, ?, Gluskin, Farber, Goldberg, Matenko, ?, ?, ?
(second row, left to right): ?, Saretsky, Goldstein, Soboloff, ?, ?, Lipchitz, ?, ?
(third row, left to right): ?, Nelson, ?, Ginsberg, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Rose
(fourth row, left to right): Lipman, Glazer, Soboloff, Sable, Gordon, Epstein, Seltzer, Frumhartz, ?, ?
(front row, lef to right): ?, Carson, Gerrard, Solway, Gelberg
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Women
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
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 196
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
196
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 197
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
197
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
40
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of four programme books for annual concerts performed by the Workmen's Circle Peretz School for 1972-1974 and 1976, and a letter written on paper with Lipa Green's letterhead in Yiddish.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 223
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
223
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3961
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3961
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Photo by Simon.
For identification see accession record.
Name Access
I.L. Peretz
Workmen's Circle
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
Subjects
Education
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
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3963
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3963
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Photo by Schlochter.
Name Access
I.L. Peretz
Workmen's Circle
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
Subjects
Education
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
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3962
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3962
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
For identification see accession record.
Photo by Simon.
Name Access
I.L. Peretz
Workmen's Circle
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
Subjects
Education
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
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 21 cm mounted on board 25 x 30 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of teachers and students of the Toronto Yiddish National-Radical School, taken during a picnic in High Park in 1915.
Individuals identified are (top row): Paul Frumhartz, Aaron Bromberg, Abraham Rhinewine
(man in centre with school bell): Isaac Matenko - Principal
(front row, 15th person from right, in jacket): Abraham Matenko
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 1786
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1786
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
I. H. Chapnick Painters and Decorators
Subjects
Employees
Picnics
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
High Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-11-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1914-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 v.)
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement with the I.L. Peretz school in Toronto. Included is a minute book of the National Radical School Pupil's Council (the Peretz School's predecessor) from 1914-1916, a test, an anniversary book that is either for the school's 25th or 50th anniversary, a program for the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Jewish People's Schools and Peretz Schools, and two copies of a photograph of Salsberg delivering a speech at the school's 60th anniversary celebration.
Physical Condition
Minute book is in fragile condition, with a weak spine and loose pages.
Anniversary souvenir book is also in fragile condition with loose pages.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 184
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
184
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4285
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4285
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Dec. 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by Modern Studio, 452 Queen St. W.
Subjects
Education
Children
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 262
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
262
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
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 photograph and corresponding negative of the Workmen's Circle Peretz Shule in Montreal. The photo features the students and teachers on the front steps of the school.
Notes
Acquired May 1974.
Name Access
Peretz Shule
Workmen's Circle
I.L. Peretz
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
Subjects
Students
Teachers
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
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926, Mar. 1928
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an I.L. Peretz School graduation certificate (class of 1926) and graduation yearbook (class of 1928).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Yiddish songbook, which was compiled by Michel Gelbart to be used in the I.L. Peretz School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1897
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1897
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 27, 1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative)
Name Access
Superior Cloak Company
Subjects
Picnics
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
1980-3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1910
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1910
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 24, 1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 83 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals and families sitting outside at the Superior Cloak Company's annual picnic, 1926.
Notes
There are two copies of the photograph.
Name Access
Superior Cloak Company
Subjects
Picnics
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.
Creator
Toronto Panoramic Company
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1273
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1273
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[before 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: Mr Causen, Mr Frankel, Zalman Cohen, Dave Gold, Mr Mitchell, Lewis Freedman, Gittel Shapiro
Name Access
Farband
Subjects
Picnics
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
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
31 May 1954-18 Aug. 1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
118
Material Format
textual record
Date
7 Jan. 1954-4 Mar. 1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1998-3-32
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-32
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs: b&w (negatives) ; 23 x 28 cm
Date
1922
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three black and white photographs depicting the Peretz School at 194 Beverly Street and another location at 131 Maria Street in the West Toronto Junction. Both were actually close-ups of segments of the cover of the 1922 Anniversary Book and are NOT original prints. There is also a class photograph taken in front of the Maria Street school. Standing second from the right in the back row is I. Matenko.
All three photographs were originally produced in a 1922 Workmen's Circle Anniversary Book
Administrative History
The Peretz Shules were affiliated with the Workmen's Circle, Arbeter Ring
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.
Name Access
Workmen's Circle.
Arbeter Ring.
Peretz Shule.
Peretz School
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-2-2
Material Format
text
graphic material
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1940-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Workmen's Circle (Arbeiter Ring). Included are: three architectural drawings of the summer cottage for Camp Yunvelt (Pickering, Ont.); two group portraits (one with identification and one without); a bound periodical/journal from 1935; a hardcopy of Fertsik yor arbeter-ring: a geshikhte in bilder (English: Forty Years Workmen's Circle: A History in Pictures) put out by the National Executive Committee of the Workmen's Circle in 1940; a bound periodical/journal of Kultur un dertsiung (English: Culture and Education) for the year 1942; a bound periodical/journal of Der freynd (English: The Friend) for the year 1942; a booklet by Rev. Nathan Stolnitz's titled Some of the Numerous Comments and Reviews on Music in Jewish Life (1957?); a newspaper clipping titled "A bukh vom oyngt" (English: A Book That Opens) that was published in 1957; a hardcopy of Workmen's Circle, Pioneers and Builders put out by the Workmen's Circle Pioneers and Builders Committee in 1962; and two other Yiddish-language publications that have not been identified.
Administrative History
The Workmen's Circle (Yiddish: Arbeiter Ring) was founded in the United States by Jewish immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Circle branches were established in Canada in Montreal and Toronto in 1907 and 1908. In 1917, the Toronto branches incorporated as nonprofit organization called the Arbeiter Ring. The organization celebrated its centenery in 2017.
Descriptive Notes
Language: Most of the material in the accession is in Yiddish. The drawings are in English and a few of the publications are in English and Yiddish.
Subjects
Camps
Cottages
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Workmen's Circle (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Pickering (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-105
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-105
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1930]-[ca. 1958]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs pertaining to activities, committees,and schools affiliated with the Workmen's Circle in diverse locations such as Toronto, Montreal, St. Agathe, Quebec, and New York.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
Series
Fonds
89
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1911-1971
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records
13 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 23 cm mounted on board 30 x 34 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Workmen's Circle (Arbeiter Ring) is a radical left Jewish fraternal organization founded in 1900. It was originally established to protect the rights of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who were entering the North American labour force. The Workmen's Circle's main purpose was to promote the labour movement and ensure economic justice for its members. It also promoted secular Yiddish culture, and ran many schools and summer camps across North America, such as Camp Yungvelt in Pickering.
The I.L. Peretz School began as the Toronto Yiddish National-Radical School in 1911. It was founded by Socialist-Territorialist members Isaac Matenko, Abraham Rhinewine, Paul Frumhartz, Aaron Bromberg, H. Rigelhaupt, L. Goldman, and Louis Koldovsky in order to promote Yiddish culture and language. By 1916, it had been taken over by the Workmen’s Circle and renamed the I.L. Peretz School. The founders overcame many obstacles to establish the school, including opposition from religious groups (which preferred Hebrew over Yiddish); a lack of support from the Jewish community; and a serious lack of funds.
The school began in a rented room in the Zionist Institute on Simcoe St., with about forty students. By the following school year, the number had increased to 330, due to cheap tuition and a good reputation. The growing number of students necessitated several moves to larger spaces, among them 260 Richmond St. W. and 194 Beverley St. Later, other branches and other levels (kindergarten to mittelshul) were established on Maria St., Bellwoods Ave., and St. Clair Ave. The school flourished for about 50 years before its decline and ultimate closure.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Isaac Matenko's involvement in the Workmen's Circle and the affiliated I.L. Peretz School and Camp Yungvelt. Included are photographs, programmes, certificates, a yearbook, a songbook, and newsclippings.
Name Access
Arbeòter-ring Y.L. Perets-Shuln
Workmen's Circle (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Oct. 1936, 17 Oct. 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two programmes commemorating the 25th and 60th jubilees of the I.L. Peretz School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3638
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3638
Material Format
graphic material
Date
26 Jul. 1931
Physical Description
1 negative
Notes
Mounted panoramic.
Name Access
Toronto Independent Benevolent Society
Subjects
Picnics
Societies
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
Port Dalhousie (Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3642
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3642
Material Format
graphic material
Date
23 Aug. 1921
Name Access
High Park
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
1984-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4053
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4053
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 July 1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 90 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals and families standing outside at the Tip Top Tailor's annual picnic in 1925 at El Dorado park in Brampton, Ontario.
Notes
There is an 8 x 10 negative.
Credit: "Courtesy Lawrie Raskin".
Name Access
Tip Top Tailors
Subjects
Business
Picnics
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.
Creator
Toronto Panoramic Photography Company
Places
Brampton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-12-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Centre Island
Subjects
Picnics
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2317
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2317
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Centre Island
Subjects
Picnics
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911-1929
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 23 cm mounted on board 30 x 34 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting Isaac Matenko's involvement in the I.L. Peretz School, from its beginnings as the Yiddish National-Radical School. Included are group photographs of Matenko with his students, fellow teachers and school founders, and members of the West Toronto School Committee. Also included are portraits of his students.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 733
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
733
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a large group of children from the Hamilton Talmud Torah, on a picnic in a park with their teachers. The group is standing in front of a large flag.
Name Access
Talmud Torah
Subjects
Children
Picnics
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2477
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2477
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 July 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
See items #1271 and #2453 for similar image.
Name Access
Borochov
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Farband
Trafalgar
Subjects
Picnics
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1965
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one class photo of an I.L. Peretz school group, and one image of the interior of an I.L. Peretz classroom, with students seated at their desks.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2471
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2471
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1920 or 1921]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Farband, Borochov Branch 124 at a picnic in Toronto. Pictured back row sixth from left, [?] Krackover; [?] Freedman.
Pictured middle row, second from left: Joe Cash; Willie Silverberg.
Pictured middle row, third from right: [?] Hoffman; Jack Herzog; Benny Cohen.
Pictured first row, left: Benny Shatz; [?] Frankel; [?] Manson (third from right).
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Borochov
Cash, Joe
Cohen, Benny
Farband
Frankel
Freedman
Herzog, Jack
Hoffman
Krackover
Manson
Shatz, Benny
Silverberg, Willie
Subjects
Picnics
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and sepia ( 1 negative) ; 17 x 24 cm and 10 x 16 cm on matte 14 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an elementary school class at Hester Howe School on Elizabeth Street. Front row: David Wise (4th from left), Harry Greenberg (3rd from right).
Notes
Herman and Samuel Ladovsky are likely in the photograph as they attended the school in 1919, but have not been identified.
Originally cited as photo # 2487.
Name Access
Hester Howe School
Subjects
Children
Education
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
The top of the matte has been cut off and the existing corners are in poor condition.
Accession Number
1981-1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an address to the Workmen's Circle by Ben Kayfetz
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1911 and 1918]
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one certificate for a subscription of two shares to raise money for the Workmen's Circle Home, taken out by A. Nissnevitch.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
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 a group of students from the Beth David Synagogue Sunday school, on a summer picnic. The photograph depicts the students wearing funny hats and seated on the grass.
Subjects
Picnics
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.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1936]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of Eitz Chaim. Included are photographs, yearbooks, class lists and registers, teachers record books and student grade reports, curriculum materials, anniversary books and 2 DVDs from a gala dinner and fundraising event. Also included is the Beth Jacob High School dedication and founders dinner book.
Administrative History
Known then as the Poylishe Talmud Torah, Eitz Chaim began in 1915 with a few students in one classroom guided by one teacher. The school’s first premises were in the Elm Street Shul. Within a year, a second teacher, Reb Leibish Noble, was hired, and he remained actively involved in Eitz Chaim for 30 years. There were now 30 students in two classes. The four-hour nightly sessions were held at the end of the regular public school day with an additional six hours on Sunday. Classes continued throughout the summer as well.
The school’s first building on Chestnut Street was inaugurated in August 1916, with additional classes held at a branch on Simcoe Street. The second president of the school, Yosef Shidlowsky, in a move to be more inclusive of all Orthodox Jews, changed the name of the school to Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim.
In 1917, Mr. Shidlowsky, Itshe Meyer Korolnek, and Joseph Cooper managed not only to obtain a provincial charter to open a religious school, but were also instrumental in purchasing the Italian Club at 68 D’Arcy St. to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment.
In 1920, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart arrived from Stashow, Poland, and assumed the post of spiritual leader of the Talmud Torah. He introduced more Hebrew instruction and a more intensive Torah curriculum.
In 1926, Rabbi Pinchas Ravad became the next principal, a position he retained for the next nine years. During that time, a separate girls’ class was formed and the first female teacher was hired. Although a fire in 1927 destroyed the wooden school building on D’Arcy St., a new, larger school was constructed on the same site and dedicated on December 30, 1927. After moving into the new building, student enrollment increased dramatically. Beginning with 300 students in 1929, the student body grew to 400 in 1931, 503 in 1933, and 600 in 1938.
After the passing of Rabbi Graubart, an evening high school yeshiva, the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva, was founded in 1939 to serve boys 14 years of age and up with Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky acting as rosh yeshiva beginning in 1941. The building next door to the Talmud Torah, at 80 D’Arcy Street, was purchased to provide space for the yeshiva and was connected via a walkway to the Talmud Torah. As the students of Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah graduated from the elementary school, they would eventually attend the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva. That same year, Rabbi Jacob I. Wohlgelernter became principal of the Talmud Torah and a kindergarten was added in 1942.
Seven years later, Rabbi Chaim Nussbaum officially assumed the role of principal of Eitz Chaim Schools. Beginning with only a grade 1, new grades were added every year until grades 1 through 9 were in place. Eitz Chaim gradually broadened its scope, welcoming Jewish students from many diverse backgrounds and establishing afternoon and day classes beginning in 1950 at a branch on Burnside Ave. To meet the growing demand for classes, the Torath Emeth Jewish Centre was established at 1 Viewmount Avenue in 1956.
By 1958, in response to the geographical shift of the Jewish population northward, the Tanenbaum Building was added to the complex, followed by the Korolnek Building in 1961, both at 1 Viewmount Avenue. By this time, Eitz Chaim had two principals: Rabbi Nussbaum, who oversaw Hebrew studies, and Rabbi Shlomo Jakubovitz, who oversaw general studies.
The two buildings on D’Arcy St. were sold in 1966 and the proceeds were designated toward purchasing a new school building to the north of the city. Rabbi Shlomo Jakobovits, Avraham Bleeman, Joe Goldwasser and Sam Wortsman led the way in persuading the Board of Directors to purchase the land at Patricia and Bathurst Streets. Patricia and Bathurst Streets served as the temporary location for portable units until the large, permanent building was completed in 1970. This location evolved into the boys’ campus, servicing students from all areas of the city.
Rabbi Shneur Weinberg succeeded Rabbi Nussbaum in 1969 and served as the Hebrew principal until his retirement in 1995, when Rabbi Aaron Levine took over. The position of Hebrew studies principal for the girls’ school was created in 1974 and was held by Rabbi Leibish Adler for 26 years. Rabbi Mordechai Gewirts succeeded Rabbi Adler in 2002 and was principal of the girls’ school until 2012. Eitz Chaim Schools developed rapidly and acquired an excellent reputation among North American day schools.
The female graduates of Eitz Chaim, for the most part, attended public high school. To counter this trend, Beth Jacob High School, with the guidance of Eitz Chaim, was launched in 1963, with classes conducted near the Viewmount branch. In 1966, the Beth Jacob High School and Teacher’s Seminary was completed on Lawrence Avenue, culminating in the opening of a girls’ high school that became completely independent of Eitz Chaim. Today, many female graduates of Etiz Chaim continue their education at Beth Jacob High School.
The Spring Farm campus, named for the farm formerly on that site, opened its doors in 1988. Currently, Eitz Chaim serves primarily as an elementary educational institute under the guidance of Rabbi Isser Pliner.
History from http://www.eitzchaim.com/index.php?page=history (viewed Oct. 6, 2014)
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. 500 photographs, texts, 2 DVDs and 1 betacam cassette.
Use Conditions note: student grade reports are closed until 30 years after the death of the individual.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4329
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4329
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
There is a negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Ogden Schools
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1986-1-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2468
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2468
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the Ladies' auxiliary of Farband Borochov Branch 124, at a picnic in Toronto. Identified are Lillian Edelstein, Max Hoffman, Charlie Krackover; Ida Krackover; Joe Cash; [?] Frankel; Fanny Herzog; [?] Herzog; Willie Silverberg; [Leiblele?] Monson; Max Monson; Florence Monson; Chaika Levinsky; [Loyke?] Freedman; Penny Shatz; Mr. Freedman; Nachman Levinsky.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Borochov
Cash, Joe
Edelstein, Lillian
Farband
Frankel
Freedman, Loyke
Herzog, Fanny
Hoffman, Max
Krackover, Charlie
Krackover, Ida
Levinsky, Chaika
Levinsky, Nachman
Monson, Florence
Monson, Leiblele
Monson, Max
Shatz, Penny
Silverberg, Willie
Subjects
Picnics
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 3; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
3
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 23 cm mounted on board 30 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of the founders of the Toronto Yiddish National-Radical School, taken in its founding year. Individuals identified are (top row, left to right): Abraham Rhinewine, Aaron Bromberg, Paul Frumhartz, H. Rigelhaupt, A. Schmerler (?)
(second row, left to right): Louis Goldman, Isaac Matenko, Louis Koldofsky
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4230
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4230
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
For identification see accession record.
Name Access
National Radical School (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Schools
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
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

Narrow By

Collection Name

Source

Format

Date

Description Level

Subject

Name

Place

Language

Restrictions

Available Digital Content