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Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Bill Cass in San Francisco, California taken sometime before 1920.
Notes
Photographer: Alisky, S.F.
Mounted on card frame.
Name Access
Cass, Bill
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
San Francisco (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Bill Cass taken at a studio in Tacoma, Washington.
Notes
Photographer: A. Freuck (?), Tacoma, Washington.
Name Access
Cass, Bill
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
Tacoma (Wash.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1906
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Bill Cass in San Francisco in 1906.
Notes
Mounted on card.
Name Access
Cass, Bill
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
Poor condition.
The photograph is faded and stained.
Places
San Francisco (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 4 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a small photograph of David Cass taken in Toronto.
Notes
Photographer: Ewing's Sunbeam, 538 Queen St. West, Toronto.
Name Access
Cass, David
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1894
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. Hannah Cass taken in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Photographer: Reger, 1106 11th St., Altoona, Pa.
Name Access
Cass, Hannah
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 cabinet card is coming apart and the image is scratched.
Places
Altoona (Pa.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914-1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phillip Cass taken at a studio in Detroit.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Photographer: F. D. Brooks, Detroit.
Name Access
Cass, Phillip
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
Detroit (Mich.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Garfield Cass was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Forces during the Second World War. He married Dorothy Willinsky, the daughter of Abraham Willinsky.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Garfield Cass.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Navy
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1894-[192-]
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Abraham Cass (1840-1897) married Rachel Rebecca Cass (née [Cowart?]) (1837-1903). They were both born in Russia and immigrated to Canada in 1892 to join their eldest children who had already immigrated to Ontario. The children of Abraham and Rachel Rebecca Cass were: daughters: Fayge (m.Sax) (1861-1942), Hannah (m.Segel) (1863-1930), Martha (m.Soskin) (1866-1946), Dora (m.Levy) (b.1871?), Sarah (m.Levine) (1876-1978), and Annie (m.Smith) (1880- 1952); and, sons: David M. Cass (1869-1959), Bill Cass (b.1874?), and Phillip Cass.
Their son David Mitchell Cass had immigrated to Canada earlier than his parents, in 1889. His wife, Hannah (née Kleiman) (1870-1935), immigrated to Canada in 1890, and they were married in 1894. David Cass worked for Pregger's Grocery Dealer as a salesman and gave Moses Levine work-related advice in this area. David and Hannah lived, in Waubaushene and Tey Township, in Simcoe County, where they were neighbours of the Soskins and where most of their children were born. By 1911, however, they had moved back to Toronto. They had eleven children: Ethel I. (m.Gold) (1894-[1998?]), Infant Cass (unnamed, died at 7 weeks, 1895), "Abe" Abraham B. (1897-1987), Leah G. (m.Harser) (1899-1975), Sarah "Sec" Marie (m.Rogers) (1901-1932), Ely "Hilly" (b.1902), "Reuben" Garfield P. (1904-1991), Dorothy (m.Sandler) (b.1906), Anne (m.Solway) (1907-1994), Rita (m.Appleby), and Libby (m.Balick).
As a new immigrant to Canada, having emigrated from Russia in 1896, Louis Smith (1873-1945) was registered as a tailor in the 1901 federal census. He later worked as a contractor in Toronto. He was married to Annie Cass, Sarah Levine's sister, in 1901 and they lived together at 5 Edward Street, along with Rachel Rebecca Cass, with whom they cohabitated following the death of Abraham Cass.
David and Hannah's son, Abraham Cass, was married to Carrie (née Waldman) in 1922. Garfield married Dorothy (née Simon) and had two children, Donna and Danny. Anne Solway was married to a prominent Toronto violinist and music teacher, Maurice Solway (1906-2001), and they had one son, Stephen.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Cass family.
Name Access
Cass family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three Cass children standing with a pony on Atlas Avenue in Toronto. There are two girls, a boy, and a man in this photograph. The boy is seated on the pony and is wearing a cowboy hat and kerchief and the two girls are standing on either side of the pony. They are standing on the mud street by the sidewalk in front of a house at 145 Atlas and there is a man standing on the front balcony. It is likely the children are the younger children of David Cass, left to right: Anne, Garfield, and Dora.
Notes
This photo is posed in virtually the same manner as photo # 10, from Fonds 11 (Rebecca Kamarner family fonds).
Name Access
Cass, Anne
Cass, Dora
Cass, Garfield
Subjects
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.
Places
Atlas Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of David Cass standing with his horse and cart in Waubaushene, Ontario.
Notes
Post card.
There is a corresponding 4 x 5 negative for this photograph and duplicate prints of the photograph.
Name Access
Cass, David
Subjects
Horses
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 original photograph has faded and is torn at the upper right corner. Copies have been made.
Places
Waubaushene (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
25
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[188-]-1973
Physical Description
188 photographs : b&w, some sepia toned ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Aaron and Sarah (née Snider) Levine (1832-1915) were from Minsk. Sarah immigrated to Toronto with her children in 1887. In 1892, Abraham (1940-1897) and Rachel Cass (1838-1903) came to Toronto with their younger chilldren, following their elder children who had immigrated before them.
The Levine children consisted of the following individuals: Annie (m. Salamansky) (1861-1931); Moses (Moishe) Joseph (1864-1919); Michael (1869-1918); Abraham; Sam; and Rebecca (m. Samuels) (b. 1875).
The Cass children consisted of: Fayge (m. Sax) (1861-1942); Anna (Hannah) (m. Segel) (1863-1930); Martha (m. Soskin) (1866-1946); Dave Cass (1869-1959); Dora (m. Levy) (b.1870); Sarah (m. Levine) (1876-1978); Annie (m. Smith) (1880-1952); Bill Cass; and Phillip Cass.
Sarah Snider Levine lived with her son, Moses, and daughter-in-law Sarah for thirteen years. The couple first lived on Chestnut Street and then moved to Centre Avenue. They later relocated to Spadina Avenue near Dundas around 1903, and finally, moved to 224 Beverley Street near College.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of family photographs that document the Cass and Levine families of Toronto. The records were donated by Mary Soskin, who was the daugher of Moses and Sarah (née Cass) Levine. The records document the donor's matriarchal and patriarchal families. In turn, the records also include photographs of her own family, as well as families related to her or her parents through marriage, such as: the Salamansky (Salem), Thuna, Bliss, Samuels, Soskin, Cass, Segel, Sax, Weiner, Levy, and Rosenbes families. The photographs date from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. The fonds also contains one file of textual records
The fonds has been arranged into 18 series by family, as well as one series for photographs that cannot be linked to an individual family and another for images that could not be identified. The series consist of the following: Series 1, Moses Levine family; Series 2, Michael Levine family; Series 3, Abraham Levine family; Series 4, Abe Levine family; Series 5, Harry Levine family; Series 6, Salamansky (Salem) family; Series 7, Thuna family; Series 8, Bliss family; Series 9, Samuels family; Series 10, Soskin family; Series 11, Cass family; Series 12, Segel family; Series 13, Sax family; Series 14, Weiner family; Series 15, Levy family; Series 16, Rosenbes family; Series 17, Miscellaneous family members; Series 18, Unidentified photographs.
The items have been arranged chronologically within each series.
Name Access
Cass (family)
Levine (family)
Subjects
Families
Related Material
1982-8-3
AC 1: Soskin, Mary (Levine)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
File
Fonds
25
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
object
textual record
Date
1966-1976
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a certificate granting Sarah Levine (née Cass) life membership at the Women's Auxiliary Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care (1973); 1 small box containing plaque honouring occasion of 90th birthday (1966); a 94th birthday certificate from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday certificate from the Government of Ontario (1976) and, three telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday (1970).
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
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports about a proposed federal Bill of Rights.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence about the values and short-comings of the proposed federal Bill of Rights. Also discussed is whether the recommending of further amendments by the CJC and/or the CRC are appropriate.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1997-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 23 cm
Date
1936-1972
Scope and Content
Accession includes material pertaining to Morris Stern including a business card "M. Stern Agency for Fresh Milk and Cream ' (1936), correspondence with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee concerning the contribution by the Lagower Hilfa Verein (Lagover Hilfs Farein) of Toronto toward the establishment of a Gemiloth Chessed Kassa in Lagov, Poland (1938).There are 2 documents associated with Morris' activities with the J.L. Peretz Branch 26 of the Farband Labour Zionist Order, and the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society (1960).As well there is his son William Stern's bar mitzvah invitation (1934), a photo of Bill with a group in front of an El Al plane in Israel, and a letter from Sol Kanee of the Canadian Jewish Congress to Bill , the Executive Director of the Council of Jewish organizations of Hamilton (1972) Finally, there is a framed certificate from the Jewish National Fund of Hamilton, Ontario Negev Dinner honouring Harold Minden Q.C.
MG_RG
MG2A2A
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-9-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-9-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1940-1947
Scope and Content
Accession consists of letters to Bill Rotman from Hy Perkal and Lou Pusitz, a military postcard from Hy Perkal to Bill Rotman, a postcard from Bill Rotman (from the Belmont House, Lake Joseph, Ontario) to Goldie Shulman, and a letter to Goldie from Bill (at the Bel-Pines Lodge in Port Carling, Ontario). There is a souvenir booklet for a Chmelniker Hilfs Farein Banquet, and material from Club Anon including a membership list, newsletters and memorabilia from social events.
Administrative History
Bill Rotman was in the Royal Canadian Air Force stationed at Pendleton, Ontario.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
10 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1932-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of copy photographs and negatives of the extended Gladstone, Naftolin and Rubinoff families and of the opening of the Mildred Arnoff Hebrew Day School at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Also included are photocopies of the 10th, 45th, and 50th Jubilee Books for the Agudas Hamishpocha (United Families) organization, and a photocopy of the Jewish Boys Club News with a story about Russell Gladstone's election as a Commissioner of the organization.
Administrative History
Agudas Hamishpocha was founded in Toronto in 1928 by members of the vast Rubinoff-Naftolin cousinhood, and was modeled after the mutual benefit societies, landsmanshaft organizations and similar associations founded by other local Jewish groups in the early twentieth century. As of 2013, this organization is still active.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-20
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 9 cm
Date
1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph and negative of a family, possibly the Legov family.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-21; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-21
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a line item budget comparing 1992, 1993 and 1994 expenditures with proposed 1995 costs; a copy of a job description for a contract position for administrative assistance for the March; memos exchanged with Federation's finance department; an expense report for July 1993-June 1994; memos recording amounts received from sponsors; and other correspondence regarding finances.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a bar mitzvah portrait of Bill Stern at age thirteen. The portrait was used on the front of his invitation card.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
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
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Drevnick was married to Dorothy Menkis and was the president of Pennington's Woman's Clothing Store. He was born in Canada and attended Old Street Public School and Jarvis Collegiate Secondary School.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Drevnick.
Name Access
Drevnick, Bill
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
William Jacob Prager was born in Toronto in 1924 and attended Oakwood Collegiate. Prager enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army in December 1942 and went overseas as a private in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry in July 1944. He was reported wounded on 25 March 1945 and was hospitalized in Belgium.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Bill Prager.
Name Access
Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)
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
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
54
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a catalogue entitled Dreams Deliriums and Delusions
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2011-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-6-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]–2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created and collected by Bill Gladstone during the course of his research for a book, The History of the Jewish Community of London Ontario from the 1850s to the Present Day. The book was commissioned by the Rubinoff family. The records document several long-standing families of the London Jewish community, as well as business and religious and social institutions. Included are vital statistics, correpsondence, demographic reports and surveys, photographs, and other related material.
Administrative History
Bill Gladstone is a researcher, writer and genealogist living in Toronto. He has written and edited numerous books on Canadian Jewish history and is a frequent contributor to the Canadian Jewish News, the Globe and Mail and other publications. He is often asked to give community presentations on a variety of topics related to the history of Jewish Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright for original written work and photographs is maintained by the donor. Permission is granted to the OJA for use of photographs with proper credit.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 300 photographs : b&w, sepia and col. (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
40 cm of textual records
Date
[189-]-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by Bill Gladstone in the course of researching his book on the genealogical lineage of the Naftolin and Rubinoff families. Included are photographs of the Shmuel Chaim and Rachel Rubinoff branch, the Aaron Rubinowitz branch, the Benjamin Rubinoff branch, the Arnoff branch and the Naftolin branch. The photographs are in the form of family and individual portraits, candid snapshots, event photographs, Rubinoff store exteriors, and photographs of various life event celebrations. The textual records consist of research notes and copied material from various sources detailing the lives of individual family members.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
FINDING AID NOTE: It is recommended that researchers consult the book "One Hundred Years in Canada: the Rubinoff-Naftolin Family Tree" for more context when viewing the material.
USE CONDITIONS NOTE: Donor retains copyright for all original research and writing. Donor wishes to be notified prior to publication. Publication requests must receive permission from donor, if possible.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Gladstone, Bill
Naftolin family
Rubinoff family
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-15
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 m of textual records
ca. 200 photographs
Date
[189-]-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Bill Gladstone during the course of his research into the family history and genealogy of the Naftolin and Rubinoff families and their various branches. Included are Gladstone's extensive research files on each member of the family, which consist of hand-written research notes, correspondence with family members and government officials, newsclippings, copies of vital statistics, immigration and citizenship records, certificates, bereavement and sympathy cards, telegrams and congratulatory anniversary cards, invitations, and photographs.
Accession also consists of records related to the Agudas Hamishpocha, the family mutual benefit society and social club that was formed in 1928 by the Naftolin and Rubinoff families. These records include meeting invitations and flyers, anniversary and jubilee books, membership lists, photographs, loan society materials, newsclippings and articles, research notes, and a copy of the letters of incorporation.
Administrative History
Bill Gladstone is a direct decendent of the Naftolin-Rubinoff family. The five branches of the family as researched by Gladstone are the Rachel Rubinowitz and Shmuel Chaim Rubinowitz branch; Riva Rishe Rubinowitz and Itsha Maisha Naftolin branch; Binyamin (Benjamin) Rubinoff and Esther Dobin branch; Minya Rubinowitz and Elimelech Arnoff branch; and Aaron Rubinowtiz and Esther Cahansky branch. Rachel, Riva Rishe, Binyamin, Minya and Aaron were all siblings. Other family names include Cohen, Slovin, Rosensweig, Patlik and Alter.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
FINDING AID NOTE: It is recommended that researchers consult the book "One Hundred Years in Canada: the Rubinoff-Naftolin Family Tree" for more context when viewing the material.
USE CONDITION NOTE: Donor retains copyright for all original research and writing. Donor wishes to be notified prior to publication. Publication requests must receive permission from donor, if possible.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Gladstone, Bill
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-4-5
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
23 photographs : b&w and col. ; 17 x 24 cm or smaller
345 photographs (electronic) : jpgs
70 sound recordings : (WAV)
1 VHS : 1:00:28 min.
1 CD : 00 61:10 min.
Date
1937-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material collected and created by Bill Gladstone. Included are: photos and textual records of J.B. Salsberg and Dora Wilensky, oral histories and interviews conducted by Bill, family Bar Mitzvah cards and telegrams, a book of Yehoash poetry (signed), Beth Tzedec Synagogue research materials, a CD recording of an Agudas Mishpoche breakfast from 1968, a DVD of photos of the Rubinoff family from London, a DVD of photographs of the 80th anniversary of the Agudas Mishpoche, a VHS tape and poster for "Coat of Many Colours", newspaper supplements documenting 100 years of Jewish life in Western Canada (1867-1967) and 100 years of the London Jewish community (1867-1967), a photo of the grave site of Lionel Cohen and a manuscript written by Sam Shapiro entitled The Rise of the Toronto Jewish Community.
Administrative History
Bill Gladstone is a researcher, writer and genealogist living in Toronto. He has written and edited numerous books on Canadian Jewish history and is a frequent contributor to the Canadian Jewish News, the Globe and Mail and other publications. He is often asked to give community presentations on a variety of topics related to the history of Jewish Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-3
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 silver plate
Date
1926
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one silver plate given to Mr. & Mrs. Arnoff from the Pride of Israel Ladies' Auxiliary in 1926.
Subjects
Societies
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 550 photographs : b&w & col.
1 folder of textual records
Date
1939-1971, predominant 1965-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material created and accumulated by Stephen Speisman during the course of his research into Jewish communities in Toronto. Included are photographs of Toronto synagogues and reproductions of photographs of St. John’s Ward and Kensington Market c. 1890s-1920s, as well as individual and group portraits. The photographs are accompanied by copies of excerpts of Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto and periodicals. There is also a photograph of the Trades Labour Congress in London, Ontario (1939).
Custodial History
Bill Gladstone acquired the materials contained in this accession from Stephen Speisman.
Use Conditions
Conditional Use. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to publication. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Subjects
Synagogue architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Speisman, Stephen A., 1943-2008
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 500 slides
1 cm textual records
Date
[1967?]-1981
Scope and Content
Accession consists of slides created and accumulated by Stephen Speisman in the course of his research into Jewish history in Toronto. Includes slides of synagogues in Toronto, Talmud Torah schools, Kensington Market, and St John's Ward, and written lists indicating slide contents.
Use Conditions
Conditional Use. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to publication. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Speisman, Stephen A., 1943-2008
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-1-6
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 pins
1 ring
1 optical disc
28 photographs : b&w and col. (1 contact sheet) ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Date
1925, 1950-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a binder of notes related to the Goldenberg Scroll, created by Sara Edell Shafler Kelman. The scroll was the project of Dr. Henry Goldenberg who captured the genealogical history of his patients with Galician roots on the paper that lined the exam table in his office. The notes are primarily anecdotes about Dr. Goldenberg rather than his patients. Also included is a photograph of Dr. Goldenberg, as well photographs of his wife and daughter Helen and Ricki with Sara Edell, and a photograph of a 25th wedding anniversary celebration for Avromtche Kurtz and Yente Goldenberg Kurtz.
This accession also includes clippings and photographs related to Ben Kayfetz including one of him with Meyer Sharzer and Danny Drutz; a Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society ring and pin owned by Harry Arnoff; a Sunnyside Lodge 449 pin owned by Harry Arnoff; as well as a recording of an interview with Barry Little.
Custodial History
The material in this accession was created and/or compiled by Sara Edell Shafler Kelman. It was later given to Bill Gladstone, who in turn donated the material to OJA. Many of the records are annotated, though it is not always clear whether the annotations were made by Kelman or Gladstone.
Subjects
Genealogy
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-2-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records and other materials
Date
1936-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Toronto's Jewish community. Included are records related to Beth Sholom Synagogue and Rabbi Monson, the Koronik family, the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival, the Holy Blossom Temple Stagecraft Company, the Jewish Genealogical Society, and Rabbi Joseph Kelman. Also included are an interview with Barry Caplan; letters to Harry Arnoff; research related to Beth Tzedec Congregation; a photograph of the Bornstein Choir; a copy of the Jewish Traveller's Guide to the City of Toronto, 5761; a photograph of a marriage at the Minsker taken in March 1945, photographs of the Cantor Bernstein choir, 1936-1940; and other miscellaneous photographs.
Subjects
Genealogists
Name Access
Gladstone, Bill
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dr. Isadore M. Cass fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Isadore M. Cass fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1909-1995
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
14 photographs : b&w (8 negatives) ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Isadore M. Cass (1916-1996), a well-known pathologist and practicing mohel--Jewish ritual circumcisor--for the Toronto Jewish community, was born and educated in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto's medical school. After serving with the army during the Second World War, Dr. Cass returned to Toronto to private practice. He began studying pathology in 1953, and performed research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Connaught Labs and the Ontario Department of Health throughout his career. He was chief of pathology at Ajax and Pickering hospitals for twenty-three years, until his retirement in 1986.
In 1945, Dr. Cass began doing ritual circumcisions and was the first medical doctor in Toronto to do so. He performed over 40,000 circumcisions throughout Canada and the eastern United States and trained many physicians to perform them as well.
Dr. Cass was a member of the following organizations: New York Academy of Sciences; the Academy of Medicine, Toronto; the Israel Medical Association; General Wingate Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; and many other associations and societies.
Dr. Cass studied Torah under Rabbi Jacob Gordon and was a Torah reader at Goel Tzedec Synagogue and later, Beth Tzedec. He also studied and taught Torah throughout his life, chairing the Canadian Jewish Congress' Tanach study group for many years, and leading weekly Gemara classes at Beth Tzedec. He belonged to Shaarei Shomayim and Beth Lida synagogues, as well as Lubavitch. In 1987, Dr. and Mrs. Cass were honoured as "Couple of the Year" by Machanaim, The Network of Educational Institutions in Kiryat Gat, Israel, for their great contributions to this charity over the years.
Dr. Cass was married to Miriam Cass and they had four daughters: Sharon, Hylah, Judy, and Elaine. He had four brothers: the late Rabbi Samuel Cass, Harry, Al, and Elie (who was a Reform mohel), and two sisters: Miriam Cass and Zelda Fink. He also had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dr. Cass died on January 24, 1996 of cancer.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of Dr. Isadore Cass. These records include appointment books documenting circumcisions he performed, correspondence, writings, Tanach study group notes, a Machanaim invitation and programme, prayer books, certificates, memorial cards, and photographs.
Name Access
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Subjects
Physicians
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
The prayer book is in poor condition and some of the early daytimers are in fair condition.
Related Material
See also the Ontario Jewish Archives' reference news clipping file under "Cass, Dr. Isadore".
Creator
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Accession Number
1997-5-1
1997-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's parents were not supposed to take the train with him, but they insisted, and travelled as far as Newcastle, Ontario with their son.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill and his mother Fanny Stern. The photograph was taken at Exhibition grounds before Bill boarded the train to Halifax, where he would sail overseas to the fighting in Europe. Bill is standing in front of the train with his arm around his mother's shoulder.
Subjects
Mothers and sons
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern in uniform holding a little dog. The photo was taken while he was in Holland during the Second World War. On the back of the photograph is a caption that reads, "the one on the left is the dog".
Name Access
Stern, Bill
Subjects
Dogs
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Netherlands
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1946]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 7 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and his first wife Laura (Rubinstein) Stern, standing in front of the Forestry building at St. George Street and College Street.
Subjects
Married people
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
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Saint George Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Civil and Human Rights Legislation sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-1
File
61
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, a proposal, and a brief regarding a Canadian Bill of Rights.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invoices and receipts for transportation and utilities, for both office and residence, and receipts for charitable donations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 7 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's parents were not supposed to take the train with him, but they insisted, and travelled as far as Newcastle, Ontario with their son.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern with his parents, Moishe and Fanny Stern. The photo was taken at Exhibition grounds, before Bill boarded the train for Halifax, where he would sail overseas to the fighting in Europe. Bill is dressed in his uniform and is standing in front of the train with his arms around his parents.
Subjects
Parent and child
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 35mm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Bill Stern at age three, standing outside 306 Crawford Street.
Subjects
Boys
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
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern in Celle, Germany with six other army and airforce servicemen. They are sitting in an army jeep, holding their rifles. Seated on the far right is Bill Stern and leaning against the jeep on the far left is Jimmy Thompson.
Notes
The photograph is mounted on cardboard.
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
Germany
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Mayor of Hamilton, Victor Copps, with Bill Stern and three unidentified ladies. Mayor Copps is wearing his chain of office and is seated at a desk.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern with two men. All three are dressed in tuxedos.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill Stern standing next to his spitfire during the Second World War.
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
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1951]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is Bill Stern's graduation portrait from the University of Toronto's School of Social Work.
Name Access
University of Toronto
Subjects
Social workers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1984]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a photograph of Bill Stern, standing with an unidentified man.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern standing with an unidentified man.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Camp photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 5; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Camp photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
5
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern in summer wear, standing in front of a cabin. He is holding a clipboard. The camp is probably Camp Northland, where Bill worked as a counselor.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern accepting a framed certificate, surrounded by a group of men and women.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
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