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Accession Number
2010-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Date
1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one copy photograph of Joseph Warner and his school friends on Yonge Street while on leave from military service during the Second World War. Identified from left to right are: Joseph Warner (Royal Canadian Air Force), Murray Vernon (Royal Canadian Navy), and Joseph Oiffer (Canadian Army).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-6-1
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1 cup : metal ; 25 cm high mounted on stand 11 cm high
1 name tag : 2 x 6 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 19 cm mounted on board 43 x 36 cm
3 cm of textual records
Date
1938-1963
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Joseph Webber's membership in the Linitzer Sick Benefit Society. Included are four Linitzer Society jubilee books, one portrait of Joseph that was presented to him on the society's thirtieth anniversary, one "20 Year Member" name tag, and one cup that was awarded to Joseph in 1943 for not drawing benefits for 20 years.
Administrative History
Joseph Webber was born around 1890 in Pogrebishche, Ukraine to Hershel and (?) Webber. He had three siblings: Chisey, Arrona (?), and Esther. Joseph married Risa and together they had three children: Al, Sam, and Ann. Sometime prior to the First World War, Joseph immigrated to Canada with his family. Joseph's first wife likely passed away sometime after coming to Canada and he was re-married to Bella Citron in 1926. He and Bella had one daughter in 1926 named Florence.
Joseph worked as a furrier and was a founding member of the Linitzer Sick Benefit Society, which was formed in 1913. He passed away in Toronto in 1977.
Subjects
Societies
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1949-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created and accumulated by Rabbi Joseph Kelman. The records detail Kelman's involvement with a number of organizations particluarly Reena, She'arim Hebrew Day School and Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue. They also document the numerous awards and tributes he received in his life and detail his personal life. The records primarily consist of personal and professional correspondence, event invitations, photographs, newsclippings, and biographical material. There is also one file folder related to Sol Edell, the brother of the donor, and an oversized photograph of the Harbord Collegiate choral society and orchestra.
Photo Captions:
001: Portrait of Rabbi Joseph Kelman, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1950s.
002: Simcaht Torah celebrations, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St. (Toronto, ON), [197-].
003: Rabbi Kelman meets the chief of staff of the Israeli police, Mordecai Gur, [Israel], [197-].
004: Rabbi Joseph Kelman awarded with honorary Doctorate, [198-?].
005: James Harris, Rabbi Joseph Kelman, Liberal leader John Turner and [identified], Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St. (Toronto, ON), 1984.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Rabbi Joseph Kelman until his death in 2009. They were donated to the Archives by his wife, Sara Edell Shafler Kelman on Feb. 1, 2012.
Administrative History
Rabbi Kelman was born in Vienna, Austria in 1927, the son of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda and Mirl Kelman and the descendent of a long line of distinguished rabbis. He immigrated to Toronto with his family at the age of three in 1930. He attended Harbord Collegiate and was ordained at Yeshiva University in New York. Beginning in 1953, Kelman became seved as a rabbi in Sherbrooke, QC, Beverley, MA, and Suffern, NY vefore accepting the pulpit at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagoge in Torotno in 1959. At the time, Beth Emeth was a small congregation in the fledgling Bathurst Manor neighbourhood. He facilitated its merging with Bais Yehuda to form BEBY, and under his guidance it grew to become the third-largest Conservative synagogue in the GTA with a membership of approximately 1,500 families.
Kelman's life work was dedicated to providing opportunities for the developmentally disabled and learning challenged in the Jewish community. He was the founder of the Ezra and Kadima Schools, the Kadima Centre, the Camp Tikvah program, the Reena Foundation, Chai Tikvah and She'arim Hebrew Day School. He also served as a chaplain in Toronto hospitals and jails.
Rabbi Kelman was the recipeint of numerous awards for his contributions to Jewish education and community service, including a honourary doctorate from Ryerson University and Tel Aviv University. The Kelman School for Jewish Education at Tel Aviv University is named in his honour. Rabbi Kelman died on June 27, 2009 at the age of 82.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Includes approx. 50 photographs, 1 CD and 1 artifact.
Subjects
Rabbis
Name Access
Kelman, Joseph, 1927-2009
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-6-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 30 cm + identification key
Date
[between Aug. 1916 and Aug. 1918]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one group photograph of the Bugle Band of the 108th Canadian Infantry Battalion (the Irish Canadians). Joseph Atkins is seated in the front row, 4th from the right.
Custodial History
The photograph was in the possession of Beryl Kofman, the niece of Joseph Atkins. She inherited it from her father, Benjamin Atkins.
Administrative History
Joseph Atkins was born in Russia to Sarah and Henry Atkins around 1900. He was the youngest of 8 children. His siblings include: Benjamin, Harry, Edelle, Lillian, and Francis. The family likely immigrated to Toronto prior to the outbreak of the First World War and Sarah ran a convenience store at 204 Gerrard Street. Joseph joined the Canadian army at age 16 in August 1916. He was killed in action on August 8th 1918 in France.
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Atkins, Joseph, 1900-1918
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
104 photographs : b&w and col. (3 slides) ; 30 x 23 cm and smaller
1 banner
Date
1919-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of handwritten Yiddish writings from the 1930s and 1940s; newspaper clippings about Salsberg's move away from the Communist Party; tributes to Dora Wilensky including newsletters and journals from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Ontario Welfare Council, and the Neighborhood Workers Association; correspondence and a newspaper clipping about the Dora Wilensky Fund; drafts and newspaper clippings of tributes to poet Melech Ravitch; and miscellany including a banner from the Labour Council of Kiryat Yam commemorating a medical centre named in honour of Salsberg, a floor plan of the 21st legislature of Ontario parliament, and a publication of the story The Young Wanderer by Eliezer Smoli and Moshe Smilansky 1945. In addition, the accession includes letters by J. B. Salsberg to his wife Dora Wilensky and various letters to Salsberg from individuals such as politician Leslie M. Frost, actor Lou Jacobi, and president of the Workmen's Circle Israel Breslow. Of particular note is a letter from the Consulate General of the United States, including a copy of an order from the Department of Justice confirming his defection from the Communist Party and granting entrance into the United States according to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. Also included are photographs of an art exhibition by Israel Kaplansky 1983; family photographs and portraits; photographs of J. B. Salsberg at various events; photographs of Dora Wilensky's family; and three 35 mm slides of J. B. Salsberg.
Administrative History
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, insurance salesman, and journalist. He was also active in various Jewish organizations, including: the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. He is well-remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a “champion of the people”, committed to social justice, the plight of the working class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
J. B. was born in Lagov, Poland on November 5, 1902 to Abraham and Sarah-Gittel Salsberg. Abraham immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and J. B. followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913. They settled at 73 Cecil Street. Abraham and Sarah-Gittel had additional children in Canada: Nathan (b. 1915), Reuven (Bob or Robert, b. 1917), Betty, and Thelma. Abraham worked as a peddler in Toronto.
J. B. briefly attended Landsdowne Public School, but dropped out around 1915, against his parents' wishes, and took a job in a leather goods factory to contribute to his family’s income. J. B.’s parents had hoped he would become a rabbi and, despite his full-time employment, J.B. continued to study the Torah with scholars at the synagogue on Centre Avenue.
In 1917, J. B. decided to pursue the ideas of Zionism and socialism and, abandoning his plans to become a rabbi, became involved in establishing the Young Poale Zion organization, a Labour Zionist youth group dedicated to secular aims. Around 1922, J. B. was made secretary general of the Young Poale Zion of America in New York, where he worked for one year. Shortly after returning to Toronto, he became the organizer for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union of North America in Chicago. J. B. married Dora Wilensky in 1927.
In 1926, J. B. joined the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). He was an active member of the CPC for 30 years, serving as the head of its Trade Union Department for two decades. In 1929 he was suspended from the party for one year as a dissenter. In 1932, he became the Southern Ontario District union organizer for the Communist Workers' Unity League.
It was as a member of the CPC that J. B. entered electoral politics. After a series of failed bids in municipal and provincial elections between 1935 and 1937, J. B. was elected alderman of Ward 4 in Toronto in 1938. He only held the position for one year. In 1943, J. B. was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the representative for the St. Andrew riding. J. B. sat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Labor-Progressive Party (the provincial wing of the CPC) for 12 years. For several years, he was the only elected Communist in North America. As MPP, he helped create legislation banning discrimination in public places and introduced a bill that would ensure fair employment practices in the province. He lost his seat to Allan Grossman in 1955 and unsuccessfully ran in the federal election later that year. Remembered by journalist Gordon Sinclair as “one of the best debaters in the house”, J. B. was well-respected by members of all political parties. Out of admiration for J. B., Conservative Premier Leslie Frost named Salsberg Township in Northern Ontario in his honour.
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, J. B. had grown increasingly concerned about reports of Soviet antisemitism and privately urged party leaders to pursue the issue. In 1956, when Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev exposed the transgressions of Stalin’s regime, J. B. went to Moscow as part of a CPC delegation. After meeting with Khrushchev himself, it became clear to J. B. that antisemitism was indeed a problem in the USSR and that his efforts to probe the situation were being stonewalled.
J. B. publicly expressed his concerns about Soviet antisemitism in a series of articles published in the Vochenblatt from October 25, 1956 to December 13, 1956. He finally left the Communist Party in 1957. However, he remained a member of the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), a Communist Jewish fraternal organization.
Entering the business world, J. B. established the Model Insurance Agency Limited in 1957, where he served as president for several years. In 1959 J. B.’s wife, Dora, passed away. Around this time J. B. also resigned from the UJPO, along with other members who felt the organization needed to be more critical of the Soviet Union. They founded an alternative, non-Communist left-wing Jewish organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, where J. B. served as president for several terms and edited its publication “Fraternally Yours”.
In his later life, J. B. was active as an executive member of organizations, such as the CJC and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was the first chairman for the CJC Ontario Region’s Soviet Jewry Committee and the Committee for Yiddish. He also began writing an award-winning weekly column for the Canadian Jewish News. J. B. was awarded the CJC’s Samuel Bronfman Medal for distinguished service, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto’s Ben Sadowski Award of Merit. A strong supporter of Israel, he was involved in the creation of two Israeli medical centres that are named in his honour. He also helped establish the J. B. and Dora Salsberg Fund and the J. B. Salsberg Fund for Yiddish at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. J. B. passed away in 1998.
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-19
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-19
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
4 audio cassettes
2 videocassettes
1 optical disc
Date
1991-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting J. B. Salsberg. Included are: tributes to him on his ninetieth birthday, his death in 1998, and the ten-year anniversary of his death in 2008. These include descriptions of his accomplishments and recorded interviews, including transcripts, with a number of his colleagues and friends. Included also are five microcassettes of interviews held in June 1991 with Norman Penner, Harry Simon (two tapes), Morris Biderman, Bob Nixon, and Ethel Harris.
Administrative History
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, insurance salesman, and journalist. He was also active in various Jewish organizations, including: the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. He is well-remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a “champion of the people”, committed to social justice, the plight of the working class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
J. B. was born in Lagov, Poland on November 5, 1902 to Abraham and Sarah-Gittel Salsberg. Abraham immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and J. B. followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913. They settled at 73 Cecil Street. Abraham and Sarah-Gittel had additional children in Canada: Nathan (b. 1915), Reuven (Bob or Robert, b. 1917), Betty, and Thelma. Abraham worked as a peddler in Toronto.
J. B. briefly attended Landsdowne Public School, but dropped out around 1915, against his parents' wishes, and took a job in a leather goods factory to contribute to his family’s income. J. B.’s parents had hoped he would become a rabbi and, despite his full-time employment, J.B. continued to study the Torah with scholars at the synagogue on Centre Avenue.
In 1917, J. B. decided to pursue the ideas of Zionism and socialism and, abandoning his plans to become a rabbi, became involved in establishing the Young Poale Zion organization, a Labour Zionist youth group dedicated to secular aims. Around 1922, J. B. was made secretary general of the Young Poale Zion of America in New York, where he worked for one year. Shortly after returning to Toronto, he became the organizer for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union of North America in Chicago. J. B. married Dora Wilensky in 1927.
In 1926, J. B. joined the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). He was an active member of the CPC for 30 years, serving as the head of its Trade Union Department for two decades. In 1929 he was suspended from the party for one year as a dissenter. In 1932, he became the Southern Ontario District union organizer for the Communist Workers' Unity League.
It was as a member of the CPC that J. B. entered electoral politics. After a series of failed bids in municipal and provincial elections between 1935 and 1937, J. B. was elected alderman of Ward 4 in Toronto in 1938. He only held the position for one year. In 1943, J. B. was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the representative for the St. Andrew riding. J. B. sat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Labor-Progressive Party (the provincial wing of the CPC) for 12 years. For several years, he was the only elected Communist in North America. As MPP, he helped create legislation banning discrimination in public places and introduced a bill that would ensure fair employment practices in the province. He lost his seat to Allan Grossman in 1955 and unsuccessfully ran in the federal election later that year. Remembered by journalist Gordon Sinclair as “one of the best debaters in the house”, J. B. was well-respected by members of all political parties. Out of admiration for J. B., Conservative Premier Leslie Frost named Salsberg Township in Northern Ontario in his honour.
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, J. B. had grown increasingly concerned about reports of Soviet antisemitism and privately urged party leaders to pursue the issue. In 1956, when Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev exposed the transgressions of Stalin’s regime, J. B. went to Moscow as part of a CPC delegation. After meeting with Khrushchev himself, it became clear to J. B. that antisemitism was indeed a problem in the USSR and that his efforts to probe the situation were being stonewalled.
J. B. publicly expressed his concerns about Soviet antisemitism in a series of articles published in the Vochenblatt from October 25, 1956 to December 13, 1956. He finally left the Communist Party in 1957. However, he remained a member of the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), a Communist Jewish fraternal organization.
Entering the business world, J. B. established the Model Insurance Agency Limited in 1957, where he served as president for several years. In 1959 J. B.’s wife, Dora, passed away. Around this time J. B. also resigned from the UJPO, along with other members who felt the organization needed to be more critical of the Soviet Union. They founded an alternative, non-Communist left-wing Jewish organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, where J. B. served as president for several terms and edited its publication “Fraternally Yours”.
In his later life, J. B. was active as an executive member of organizations, such as the CJC and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was the first chairman for the CJC Ontario Region’s Soviet Jewry Committee and the Committee for Yiddish. He also began writing an award-winning weekly column for the Canadian Jewish News. J. B. was awarded the CJC’s Samuel Bronfman Medal for distinguished service, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto’s Ben Sadowski Award of Merit. A strong supporter of Israel, he was involved in the creation of two Israeli medical centres that are named in his honour. He also helped establish the J. B. and Dora Salsberg Fund and the J. B. Salsberg Fund for Yiddish at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. J. B. passed away in 1998.
Subjects
Labor leaders
Politicians
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
420 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Joseph Gary and Goldie (nee Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. They owned and operated a grocery store on College Street. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Address
420 College Street
Scope Note
Joseph Gary and Goldie (nee Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. They owned and operated a grocery store on College Street. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm on matte 21 x 25 cm or smaller
8 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and records relating to the Fox, Goldberg, and Dennis families, with the bulk of the materials relating to Joseph H. Fox, a storekeeper in Orillia and Toronto. Accession includes a photograph of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society picnic at Port Dalhousie Park on July 23, 1939. Documents include translations in English of birth registrations for Chaim Fuchs and Rose Bleich, an affadavit by a police magistrate in Orillia, Ontario for Joseph Fox, deed of sale for a seat in the University Avenue Synagogue (Goel Tzedec) by Z. Shore to Joseph Fox, and a biography of Joseph Fox by his grandson Melville Goldberg. In addition there is a military passport in German for Chaim Frichs.
Name Access
Fox, Joseph H.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-8-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-8-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1920
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Canadian Certificate of Naturalization for Joseph Rosenberg dated March 8, 1920.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1941-1990
Scope and Content
The accession consists of 1 photograph of the 1941-42 officers of Viceroy Reading Lodge, B'nai Brith, Hamilton; correspondence between Joseph Alexandroff and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Lincoln M. Alexander, 1985; a bencher for the bar mitzvah of Joseph Alexandroff's great nephew, Brandon Alexandroff, May 19, 1990 at Congregation Knesseth Israel; and photocopies of letters written to, and newspaper clippings from, the Hamilton Spectator.
Administrative History
Joseph Alexandroff was born on October 19, 1907, the first-born son of Boris and Rebecca Alexandroff and one of the first Jewish children born in the Junction. He was a long-time member and supporter of Congregation Knesseth Israel.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 8 cm and 2 x 4 cm
Date
[ca. 1912]-[ca.1945]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a copy negative of Joseph and Annie Levine and Family, Toronto, ca. 1912 and one mounted photograph of Manny Pullan in RCAF uniform, early 1940s.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents related to Joseph Skulko including two copies of an engagement certificate, a ketuba and a Canadian Certificate of Naturalization.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-3-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-3-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1898
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the donor's grandfather Joseph Harris Prager's Canadian Certificate of Naturalization. This document was issued by the Court of General Sessions of the County of York.
Administrative History
Joseph Prager came to Canada from Austria.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1910-1950
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the business career and community involvement of Joseph Graner. Included are receipts, insurance release foms, bills, and an auditor's financial report. His company is decribed on letterheads as dealing with steamship tickets, real estate, foreign exchange, insurance, loans, mortgages, valuations, and rent collection. There are three items of historic paper foreign currency from Germany and Russia. As well there are order forms for Universal Garment Company Sportswear Specialists, and a seal for Joseph Graner, Justice of the Peace for Toronto and the County of York. Finally there are press clippings and correspondence pertaining to his community activities with organizations such as Associated Hebrew Schools, Goel Tzedec Synagogue, Ontario Zionist Association, the Conservative Association, and committees protesting the persecution of Jews in Poland and Gemany before the Second World War.
Administrative History
Joseph Graner was one of the founders of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the Jewish Dispensary (the forerunner of Mount Sinai Hospital). A biography is included with the Instrument of Donation.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-12-5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4 cm
Date
1921
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents and a passport photograph pertaining to the immigration of Joseph Kalman Wainryb (Wajnryb) age 17 from Warsaw, Poland to Toronto in 1921.These include his passport, legal and medical certificates, and ship's cabin and landing cards.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Wainryb, Joseph Kalman
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : 22 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1920]-1929
Scope and Content
This accession consists of two photographs taken of members of the Kirkland Lake community. One photograph is of the Kaplan family, including Sime Kaplan and her children Abraham, Nathan, Fannie and Isadore. This photograph was taken around 1920 in Lithuania. The second photograph was taken at the Kirkland Lake Fireman's Ball in the late 1920s. Included in the photograph are Harry Atkins, Max Kaplan, Albert Kokotow, Faye Atkins, Sonia Kaplan, and Anne Black
Administrative History
Hyman Kaplan moved to Kirkland Lake from Lithuania in 1914. The rest of his family followed in 1923
Name Access
Joseph Atkins.
Kaplan family.
Places
Kirkland Lake.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
140 photographs : b&w; 30 x 24 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[between 1930 and 1975]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Jewish entertainers, including Yiddish theatre actors, comedians, singers and screen actors. Most of the entertainers depicted were American, however, several photographs have been autographed indicating that they may have performed in Toronto at one of the early Jewish theatres. Records are predominantly photographs, with a few pamplets and a movie publicity brochure.
Administrative History
Joseph Eisenberg's was born in Poland on March 4, 1895. He came to Canada with his father Alexander and mother Rebeccah Eisenberg in 1906.
Joseph Eisenberg married Sadie Schwartz and had three children named Ted, Thelma, and Julius.
Both Alexander and Joseph became prominant members of the Conservative Party, each dedicating fifty odd years to the promotion and support of the party within Canada. In fact the Eisenberg home was known as the unofficial headquarters of the Ward 4 Conservatives.
Joseph was involved with Jewish theatre in Toronto as the representative of the Hebrew Actors Union of America.
He was also one of the first members of the Farband Labour Zionist Movements, and was actively involved the labour movement in Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-4
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 plaques
Date
1 Jan. 1931
Scope and Content
Included in this accession is a Jewish National Fund certificate given to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinberg of Sudbury, Ontario on the occasion of their 15th wedding anniversary on 1 Jan. 1931. There are also four plaques.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photocopy of the memoir of Joseph Martin, written in Yiddish with an English translation.
Places
Timmins.
Englehart.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-11-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 19 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1936
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of a stag for Dr. Joseph Gollom held at the King Edward Hotel on the eve of his marriage. A list of attendees is also included.
Descriptive Notes
See list accompanying the photograph for the names of people attending the party.
Subjects
Bachelor parties
Name Access
Gollom, Joseph
King Edward Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 item
Date
1981
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one oversized portrait photograph of Joseph Shoham, the first director of the BJE Media and Resource Centre, from 1972 to 1980. The photograph is a print created in 1981 from an original negative and is fixed onto a matte. The original frame has been discarded.
Custodial History
The portrait was in the possession of the BJE Media Library until donated to the Archives on 2007-05-03.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-29
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-29
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
1 document : col. (jpg)
Date
1927, 1970
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a scanned photograph of Joe and Fanny Diamond and a digital image of the Belleville Fashion Show Program from 1970.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Diamond, Joe
Diamond, Fanny
Places
Belleville, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Joseph Fremar
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Joseph Fremar
Number
AC 021
Subject
Business
Food
Occupations
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Quantity
2 cassettes (1 copy)
1 MP3 file
Interviewer
Bess Shockett
Total Running Time
12:59 minutes
Conservation
Copied to cassette tape in August 2003.
Digitized in June 2010.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Joseph "Joe the Orange Man" Fremar was a produce merchant in Kensington Market and opened his location at 234 Augusta Avenue in 1938. Fremar, commonly referred to as the "Orange Man," was a member of the Kiever Synagogue.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fremar, Joseph
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Shockett, Bess
Geographic Access
Augusta Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Started at location at 234 Augusta Street in 1938.
Only one other merchant on Augusta at that time. He sold vegetables.
His home was on Oxford Street.
Since he arrived in 1938 most of the merchants have “changed around.”
When he arrived in 1938 the Anshe Lida Synagogue was located on Augusta. It was located at the current fish store location.
The congregants were originally from Romania.
There were no religious Jewish schools on Augusta at the time.
Synagogues at the time were: Lubavitcher on Grange, Kiever on Denison, and the Minsker.
A man by the name of Biasky (?) brought Joseph into the Kiever Synagogue, which he attended only on holidays. He also attend the Londoner Synagogue on Spadina.
Joseph is still a Kiever member. He does not attend, but he pays dues to in order to maintain his cemetery plot, which the Kiever holds at the Roselawn Cemetery.
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man," talks about the social politics and financial expectations around belonging to certain Toronto synagogues versus others.

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man," talks about the changing population of Toronto

Passenger Names
Allard, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Allard, Joseph
Page Number
761
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Arkwright, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Arkwright, Joseph
Page Number
715
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Baslow, Bertram Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Baslow, Bertram Joseph
Page Number
659
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Borg, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Borg, Joseph
Page Number
761
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Briffen, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Briffen, Joseph
Page Number
800
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Coffey, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Coffey, Joseph
Page Number
413
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Dickens, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Dickens, Joseph
Page Number
342
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foxcroft, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foxcroft, Joseph
Page Number
555
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Frenkel, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Frenkel, Joseph
Page Number
238
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Girrari, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Girrari, Joseph
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
Greenberg, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Greenberg, Joseph
Page Number
402
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gurari, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gurari, Joseph
Page Number
244
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Harodetsky, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Harodetsky, Joseph
Page Number
378
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kaleshchuk, G., & Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kaleshchuk, G., & Joseph
Page Number
417
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Lahdie, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Lahdie, Joseph
Page Number
310
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Meingarten, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Meingarten, Joseph
Page Number
716
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Mickeleff, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Mickeleff, Joseph
Page Number
800
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Miskmis, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Miskmis, Joseph
Page Number
421
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Munden, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Munden, Joseph
Page Number
683
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Ozzarpardi, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Ozzarpardi, Joseph
Page Number
766
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pachifko, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pachifko, Joseph
Page Number
248
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Parnes, Joseph & Simon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Parnes, Joseph & Simon
Page Number
380
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pietrgyk, Frank & Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pietrgyk, Frank & Joseph
Page Number
419
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Rowlands, Mary & Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Rowlands, Mary & Joseph
Page Number
715
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schatz, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schatz, Joseph
Page Number
616
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schliselheim, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schliselheim, Joseph
Page Number
242
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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