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Accession Number
2009-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-11-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1903-[ca.1960]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 13 photographs documenting the Wagman family as well as wedding photographs of Charlotte Wagman and Martin Levene at the Goel Tzedec Synagogue. There is also a programme for the Goel Tzedec Religious School graduation exercises of 1944, with Charlotte Wagman as a graduate.
The photographs are as follows:
1. Goel Tzedec Religious School Graduation Exercise Program, 1944.
2. Tel Aviv Hadassah Chapter in Garden, ca. 1957.
3. State of Israel Bond Information Service reception in honour of the Toronto Israel Bond Oheh Regel Tour, at the home of the Canadian Ambassador, Margaret Meagher, in Ramat Gan, ca. 1960
4. Goel Tzedec Sunday school class, 1941.
5. El Al flight in Israel, ca.1961. The image features Mayor Nathan Phillips and his wife.
6. Portrait of the Wagman family, 1903. Includes from bottom row, left to right: Charles, Joseph, Zelic, Etta, Ceril (seated). Top row includes: Myer (nephew), Peter, Isadore and William.
7. Paskowitz family, ca. 1940. Includes Mary, Sadie, Hilda and Fanny.
8. Wedding photograph of Charlotte Wagman and Martin Levene taken in Goel Tzedec, 14 June 1947.
9. Martin and Charlotte under the chuppah at their wedding at Goel Tzedec, 14 June 1947.
10. Goel Tzedec graduation class in robes with Rabbi Sachs (centre), 1944. Front row (left to right): [unidentified], [unidentified], Selma Green, Selma Stone, [unidentified], Hoodis Sidonsky, Charlotte Wagman, Estelle Yolles, Rhea Tishler. Back row (left to right): [unidentified], Murray Mendelson, David Buckstein, Richard Greisman, Sheldon Kert, [unidentified], [unidentified], Austin Cooper, [unidentified].
11. Israel Trip with David Ben Gurion (center), ca. 1952.
12. Trip to Israel with Nathan Philips at far right and Ambassador Meagher, taken in desert, ca. 1960.
13. Ladies Auxiliary from the Henry Street Synagogue, ca. 1908.
Custodial History
The photographs were donated by Charlotte (Wagman) Levine. She is the daughter of Charles Wagman.
Administrative History
The family patriarch, Zelick (also known as Zelig) Wagman, emigrated from Lodz, Poland to Canada around 1903. The following year, his wife Ceril, and six children joined him. They included: Charles, Joseph, Etta, Peter, Isadore and WIlliam. He arrived penniless and earned a living as a peddler. The family lived in the east end of Toronto at 34 Gerard Street.
Zelick founded Z. Wagman & Sons as well as Toronto Cadmium Plating. Joseph took over his father's business. Charles became a supplier of electrical products, establishing Revere Electric. William and Isadore, in turn, ran Industrial Wire & Cable as well and also owned the Fashion Building on Spadina Avenue. Finally, Peter owned his own business called P. Wagman & Sons and later Junior Maid Garment Company.
The family became extremely successful over the years. They also were very active in the Jewish community. Zelick was one of the founders of the Henry Street Synagogue, Beth Jacob. William was the co-founder of the YMHA and the Talmud Torah. His brother Joseph was also involved in many Jewish organizations such as Mount Sinai Hospital, Baycrest and the Primrose Club. Joseph and his wife Minnie were also major philanthropists, funding the Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre at Baycrest.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: Other records relating to the Wagman family can be found in Accessions 2017-7-6 and 2017-8-13.
Subjects
Families
Weddings
Name Access
Wagman family
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 85 x 15 cm or smaller
Date
[between 1930 and 1944]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of four black and white photos of the Radom Society and one photo of a Cook Clothing Co. annual picnic at Queenston Heights in July 1938. Officers for the 1944 photo on matte are listed as follows: Sitting left to right: M. Wagman, Treasurer; W. Brown, V.P.; J. Rosenberg, President; A. Glass, Financial Secretary; L. Swimmer, Recording Secretary.
Standing first row: A. Freedlander, Inside Guard; J. Schacher, Ex-President; I. Green, Ex-President; M. Glass, Ex-President, S. Rosenberg; H. Arbus.
Standing second Row: J. Ackerman, Soc. Committee; M. Doren, Hospitaler; C. Rose, H. Mintz, H. Goldenberg, J. Goodman, Auditor.
Many of above named are represented in three other group photos.
002: Photo taken has framed photo on wall, thirteen men in two rows. The first row is seated behind two small tables. Seated left to right: I. Green, R. Wagman, unidentified, M. Glass, J. Shacher, unidentified, unidentified.
Standing: S. Rosenberg, J. Goodman, unidentified, J. Rosenberg, A. Glass, W. Brown, unidentified.
003: Three rows of men (fifteen in total) taken in front of curtain. Seated left to right: unidentified, J. Shacher, M. Glass, I. Green, unidentified.
Standing first row: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, J. Goodman.
Standing second row: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, M. Wagman.
004: Two rows of men (twelve in total) taken in front of curtain. Seated left to right: unidentified, M. Glass, J. Shacher(?), unidentified, I. Green.
Standing: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, J. Goodman, M. Wagman, H. Arus, unidentified.
005: Annual picnic of Cook Clothing Co. taken in Queenston Heights, July 1938.
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-7-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
65 photographs : b&w and col. (tiff)
Date
1948-1964
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Gary Wagman and his family. Included are: 65 photographs of the Gold-Wagman family. 28 of the photographs were taken at Gary's bar mitzvah party, which was held on 8 March 1964 at the North Bathurst Talmud Torah.
Administrative History
Gary Irving Wagman (1951-) was born 19 March 1951 and is the youngest son of Ann Wagman (née Gold, 1926-2017) and Sollie Wagman (1921-2014). His older brother Howard, known as Hushy (1947-2001), was born 9 October 1947. Gary is the grandson of David and Rose Gold (his maternal grandparents) and Celia and Jacob Wagman (his paternal grandparents).
Photo Caption (027): Gary Wagman holding chumash given to him by his grandmother, 8 Mar. 1964. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-7-6.
Photo Caption (017): Gary Wagman swinging baseball bat, 1964. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-7-6.
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
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: Other records relating to the Wagman family can be found in Accessions 2009-11-1 and 2017-8-13.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Families
Name Access
North Bathurst Talmud Torah
Wagman family
Wagman, Gary, 1951-
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-8-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-8-13
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
object
Physical Description
45 photographs (tif) : b&w and col.
2 objects : 7 x 38 or smaller
Date
[192-?]-2015
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Gary Wagman and his family. Included are: a commemorative key commemorating the grand opening of the Apter Centre on 13 Mar. 1949, a key to the Apter Centre, and 45 photographs in TIF format. The photographs are largely of members of the extended Gold-Wagman family including Gary Wagman, Gary's brother Howard "Hushy" Wagman, Gary's mother Ann Wagman (née Gold), and Gary's father Sollie Wagman along with various cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles. The photographs also depict several unidentified individuals who may be related to Gary.
Photo Caption (007): Ann Gold, [194-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-8-11.
Photo Caption (008): Jack Gold with friends, [194-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-8-11.
Photo Caption (010): Howard “Hushy” Wagman and Gary Wagman waiting for their grandparents at Union Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, [195-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-8-11.
Photo Caption (013): Leonard Walker, Mrs. Leonard Walker, Bryan Davidson, Rosalie, Charles Davidson, Aaron Miller, and Marry Miller (née Davidson), [197-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-8-11.
Photo Caption (014): Ann Gold, [193-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-8-11.
Administrative History
Gary Irving Wagman (1951-) was born 19 March 1951 and is the youngest son of Ann Wagman (née Gold, 1926-2017) and Sollie Wagman (1921-2014). His older brother Howard, known as Hushy (1947-2001), was born 9 October 1947. Gary is the grandson of David and Rose Gold (his maternal grandparents) and Celia and Jacob Wagman (his paternal grandparents).
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
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: Other records relating to the Wagman family can be found in Accessions 2009-11-1 and 2017-7-6.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Apter Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Gold family
Wagman, Gary, 1951-
Wagman family
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Wagman, David
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, David
Page Number
207
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Israel
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Israel
Page Number
253
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Z.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Z.
Page Number
426
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Zelik
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Zelik
Page Number
213
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Zelik
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wagman, Zelik
Page Number
694
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
14 Dec. 2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an event invitation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Committees and meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Committees and meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an agenda and meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-18; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-18
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains minutes from a meeting of the Arts and Crafts Committee for the Yom Yerushalayim Celebration, along with a flyer asking for donations of craft supplies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966, 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Scope and Content
This file contains a program book for the Children of Terezin and the Toronto Collects art exhbits held at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
71
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1969]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of students completing projects in their art class.
Notes
Photograph is by Graphic Artists Photographers.
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
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
Series
Fonds
100
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1969-2013
Physical Description
66 cm of textual records
56 photographs : col. (20 slides) : 21 x 6 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the Koffler Centre art exhibitions. Included are catalogues highlighting works by the artist, artist statements, bios and CVs, promotional material for Koffler Gallery and off-site exhibits, press releases and clippings, art reviews, exhibit program guides, exhibit proposals, program overviews, correspondence, legal contracts with artists, photographs and slides of works by the artist.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for Artful Dish, an extraordinary evening of provocative conversation and tantalizing cuisine held in 6 homes with Margaret Atwood, Theodore Bikel, Edward Burtynsky, Bruce Mau, John Ralston Saul, Norman Jewison and leading chefs from across Canada.
Name Access
Artful Dish
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Bikel, Theodore
Burtynsky, Edward, 1955-
Jewison, Norman
Mau, Bruce
Saul, John Ralston, 1947-
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 2; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
2
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
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
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning participation in an art auction held during an art exhibition and requests for interview times on the Shalom television programme. The file also includes price lists of art works donated to the exhibition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of memoranda regarding the production of promotional material, price lists, booklet samples, and information concerning the insurance of art.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Programs and services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 7; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Programs and services series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
7
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the programs and services of the Jospeh E. and Minnie Wagman Centre. Included are brochures, invitations, a physical fitness report, a parking pass, program schedules, pool rules, and a membership fee schedule for the fitness centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-2-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one program book produced by the Koffler Centre of the Arts for a Nina Levitt exhibit they hosted called Thin Air. The booklet is entitled: Nina Levitt: And She Was: Installations Inspired by Women in WWII.
Custodial History
This item was in the possession of Gary Siepser, Senior Vice-President of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, before it was transferred to the Archives on February 10, 2008.
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-4-3 [Processed]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-4-3 [Processed]
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
1 CD
199 photographs (194 jpgs)
Date
1967-1981, 1996-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and a music CD from the Koffler Centre for the Arts. Records from the 1960s and 1970s concern the Koffler and the Northern Y.M.H.A./BJCC. These records include meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, budgets, programme proposals, booklets, flyers, clippings and brochures. A box list was provided by the donor and can be found in box 1. The later records from the 2000s document Koffler programs and governance and include invitations, programs, clippings, Board meeting minutes and brochures. Approximately one third of the records concern the Stars of the 21st Century dance gala held annually since 2001. These files are working files of correspondence, communications packages put together, and also include invitations, programs, sponsorship proposals, promotional material and the text of a speech by Koffler president Tina Koffler Boyman.
The CD of music is a recording of the Children of a Vanished World show, a production that was staged at the Koffler in 2004.
The accession also includes two CDs with digital photographs, including a double set of the 2003 gala performance of Stars of the 21st Century, 40 images from the gala reception, and 58 images taken at Koffler art and dance classes.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2008-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the events and programs of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Included are annual program guides, Jewish Book Fair brochures, invitations, and event programmes.
Custodial History
No donor information available. Archivist has assigned this accession number.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-6 [Processed]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-6 [Processed]
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records
Date
2002-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the operations and activities of the Koffler Center of the Arts. Records include programming and exhibitions materials and catalogues; records related to the Jewish Book Awards; prombotion material in print and AV and assembled into media binders; meeting minutes and general correspondence.
Custodial History
These records were left for the Archives when Koffler moved from the Prosserman JCC to the Artscape Youngplace.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-64
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-64
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a spiral bound proposal of renovation specifications for the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Project No. 7908, submitted May 1980 by Jerome Markson Architects, 161 Davenport Rd., Toronto. The number "24" is stamped on the lower right corner of the front cover. Included in the specifications are Instructions to Bidders, Tender Information, General Requirements, the Specifications for Technical Specs, which include Demolition & Patching, Masonry, Metals, Wood & Plastics, Thermal & Moisture Protection, Windows & Doors, Finishes, Specialties, Equipment, Furnishings, Special Construction, Conveying Systems, Door Schedule, Room Finish Schedule and detail sketches. Also included are the specifications for the Mechanical & Electrical Tender. A tri-fold advertising leaflet from Specialty Chemical Limited, specialist in boiler and cooling water treatment is included.
Subjects
Architecture
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
371 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Hyman's Books and Art was a popular locale for the literary crowd. Hebraists were known to spend time here, discussing the latest trends in the world of literature. The owner Ben Zimon Hyman was also a Hebrew teacher but had originally trained as an engineer both in Russia and at the University of Toronto.
Address
371 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1925-1973
Scope Note
Hyman's Books and Art was a popular locale for the literary crowd. Hebraists were known to spend time here, discussing the latest trends in the world of literature. The owner Ben Zimon Hyman was also a Hebrew teacher but had originally trained as an engineer both in Russia and at the University of Toronto.
History
The store was operated by Ben Zion Hyman and his wife Fanny. Their hours were 8:30 a.m. to 1pm daily (except for Saturday). There was a mimeograph machine, pop cooler, newspapers and a bar mitzvah registry. They carried Yiddish and Hebrew books, Judaica, tickets for the Standard Theatre, stationary, and school supplies. The store later moved to 412 Spadina Ave. (Donegan, Spadina Ave., p.138)
Category
Education
Arts
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
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 2948
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2948
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned
Notes
Original by Elite Studios.
Name Access
Cooper, Art
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
1979-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the exhibition of Israeli art, pricing, and minutes of meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 122
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
122
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of lists of art and prices.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 156
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
156
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1969
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
1 poster ; 44 x 56 cm
Admin History/Bio
By the 1960s, the Cultural and Educational Department was running a program known as the Y-Arts Council. The council promoted education through the arts, providing both adult and children's classes, many of which were free to ‘Y’ members. The council comprised schools of dance, art, music, drama, Jewish Studies and recreational activities.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the operation of the Y-Arts Council. The records include program books, financial summaries, enrollment summaries, program publicity and correspondence. There is also a fold-out poster entitled "A day with the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Arts Council", originally printed as an insert with the Toronto Jewish Reporter.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto of fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 157
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto of fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
157
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1993
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
By the 1960s, the Cultural and Educational Department was running a program known as the Y-Arts Council. The council promoted education through the arts, providing both adult and children's classes, many of which were free to ‘Y’ members. The council comprised schools of dance, art, music, drama, Jewish Studies and recreational activities.
Scope and Content
This file contains program books for the Y-Arts Council and two program books from the Arts Person of the Year gala tribute dinners honouring Louis Applebaum in 1991 and Oscar Peterson in 1993.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Y-Arts Coucil. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence regarding the development of the Y-Arts Council and its future role, a "Y" programme guide from 1971-1972, a Y-Arts Council interim report from June 1971, and news clippings. Of note is a Y-Arts Council proposed five-year programme dated November 1970.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes of the Theatre Arts Committee of the YM-YWHA and correspondence regarding the proposed School of Theatre Arts. Included in the file is the Leah Posluns Theatre School programme guide and a proposal for library programming outlining the aim of the Leah Posluns Theatre School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records related to the Visual Arts Committee of the YM-YWHA, also known as the Fine Arts Committee. This committee predated the establishment of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Records include membership lists, correspondence, job descriptions, meeting minutes and agendas, background material for the planning of the Cultural Arts Centre, and a basic outline for the School of Fine Arts.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records related the the Visual Arts Committe of the YM-YWHA and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Records include meeting minutes and agendas, Visual Arts and Koffler Gallery list of classes, programs and special workshops, Koffler Centre fee recommendations, a summary of recommendations made by the Visual Arts Committee, Koffler Centre statement of long range goals, annual events five year projection, a letter from the ROM regarding the exhibition Danzig: Treasures from a Destroyed Community and a letter from Marvelle Koffler to the Jewish Museum in New York regarding their traveling exhibitions. Aslo included is a Koffler Centre of the Arts progam guide, invitations to exhibits at the Koffler Gallery for the artists, Anita Aarons, David Wright, John Phillips and contributing artists for the exhibit Raku and Smoke Fired Clay "1980".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Koffler Centre of the Arts Fundraising Committee. Included are meeting minutes and the fundraising list of committee members for 1997/98.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 60
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
60
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Terraces of Baycrest (Toronto, Ont.)
Wagman Centre
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]-1979
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w (12 contact sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Day Care residents engaged in arts and crafts activities, such as, tile art, knitting, and sewing. Identified in the photographs is: Mr. Tuchinsky, Mr. Pechenick, Miss Levy, Mrs. Bloom, Morris Swartz, Erna Leitner, Sheva Zamic, and William Silver.
Related Material
For other records related to the Day Care Program in this fonds, see series 7, file 8.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
51
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The cultural and education wing of the northern branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was supposed to be built as part of the original northern branch, opened in 1961. However, lack of funds caused the wing to be put on hold until the 1970 completion program began. The addition of the cultural and educational wing of the northern branch included the Koffler Centre for the Arts, the Leah Posluns Theatre and improved physical education facilities.
Scope and Content
This file consists of textual records relating to the dedication of the cultural and education wing of the northern branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. This includes an itinerary for events held during the dedication week along with two copies of a dedication week program book, a dedication ceremony pamphlet, and a newspaper article from the CJN.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
52
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The cultural and education wing of the northern branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was supposed to be built as part of the original northern branch, opened in 1961. However, lack of funds caused the wing to be put on hold until the 1970 completion program began. The addition of the cultural and educational wing of the northern branch included the Koffler Centre for the Arts, the Leah Posluns Theatre and improved physical education facilities.
Scope and Content
This file contains two groundbreaking ceremony program booklets from 20 April 1975.
Subjects
Building
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
2008
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material describing the teen summer arts program, a media release announcing the Koffler Centre of the Arts and the Ashkenaz Festival partner art camp, and camp registration forms.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
2008-2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Koffler Centre of the Arts perfomances and events. Included in the file is administrative material, budgets and promotional material for the Family Chanukah Party.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
100
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1967-2013
Physical Description
1.9 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Koffler Centre of the Arts was established in 1977, as part of the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue, to enrich the cultural life of Toronto through arts education and exhibitions. The Koffler exists to encourage and develop the creative and artistic potential of the diverse community it serves. The Koffler Gallery as a public gallery and member of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries exhibits, interprets, and documents works of excellence in the visual arts with a focus on contemporary Canadian art, including the work of visual artists, emerging artists, and programming of special interest in the Jewish community.
The Koffler has offered an array of programmatic, education, and learning programs, including national and international art exhibitions, educational tours, and workshops, literary arts programs, art classes, lectures, concerts, film screenings, and theatre performances. The Koffler has also served public and private school students and their teachers through Koffler Gallery exhibition tours and workshops.
The Koffler Centre is governed by an executive board and standing and ad-hoc committees and is funded by endowments, donations, and sponsorhips as its primary sources of funding. The Koffler also receives annual operating support from the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and all levels of government, including the City of Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council. The staff consists of an executive director, curators, and administrative support staff.
In 2013, after five years of off-site programs, the Koffler Centre of the Arts opened its administrative offices and the new Koffler Gallery at Artscape Youngplace on Shaw Street in downtown Toronto. The Artscape Youngplace facilities showcase Koffler Gallery exhibitions, public programs, and expanded school and education programs, as well as Koffler cross-disciplinary programs: literary events, theatre readings and performances, concerts, workshops, and more.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities and functions of the Koffler Centre of the Arts and its role in bringing Jewish-inspired visual, dance, dramatic and musical arts to the community. Included are records related to its board of directors and committees, its former affiliation with the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre and the YM-YWHA, building campaigns, financial operations, art exhibitions, the Jewish Book Fair and Bookmark Project, educational programming, performances, and special events. Records include meeting minutes, memoranda, correspondence, committee reports, budget and financial statements, press clippings and reviews, program guides, art exhibition catalogues, artist statements and CVs, promotional material, photographs, architectural drawings, a sound recording, and moving images. The fonds is arranged into the following ten series: Board of directors, Committees, Planning and development, Financial and administrative, Public relations, Educational programming, Book fair, Art exhibitions, Performances and events, and the Bookmark Project.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes 672 photographs, 3 architectural drawings, 1 sound recording, and 7 moving images.
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Subjects
Art centers
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
665 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
Address
665 College Street
Scope Note
Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
History
From 1933 to 1942, Weingluck lived in France and, during the Nazi occupation of France, was imprisoned in eight concentration camps from 1942 to 1945. The Nazis made use of his artistic talent as a barracks designer and portraitist. During this time, the Germans confiscated 375 of his paintings. After the war, Weingluck moved to Tangiers, Morocco, and then immigrated to Canada to join his brother in Toronto. Henry opened H. W. Art Gallery, at 665 College Street, around 1948, and then Weingluck's Art Gallery and Gift Shoppe at 623 College Street, in the 1950s. In 1950, he married his wife Rae (née Simon), whom he met in Canada. Henry died in Toronto in 1987.
Category
Arts
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
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
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of programmes, pamphlets, brochures and invitations for Israeli art exhibitions, lists of artists, lists of paintings and prices.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 23; Item 1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
23
Item
1-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1973-Apr. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, a press release, and photographs concerning the art exhibit at Holy Blossom Temple.
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
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 134
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
134
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959-1979
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 29 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of members of Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Visual Arts Department. The photographs depict individuals painting, drawing and working with clay.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
135
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963-1970
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of children enrolled in classes through the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Visual Arts Department. The photographs depict children painting, drawing, working with clay and looking at artwork in the halls of the northern building.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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