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Accession Number
2014-2-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
Nov. 1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one dedication programme booklet for the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation at 840 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto.
Custodial History
Paul Gilmore, the Chair of the Archives Committee of Beth Israel in Kingston, found this programme as he was going through the synagogue's records. He mailed it to the OJA for our archives.
Subjects
Synagogue dedication services
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-5-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Date
[197-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Shaarei Shomayim's youth program. Included are bulletins, correspondence, ephemera, and other records.
MG_RG
MG3 A31
Subjects
Jewish youth--Religious life
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 191
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
191
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1946?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a notice announcing the broadcast by Rabbi Dr. Judah Washer sponsored by Shaarei Shomayim Congregation.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1979-11-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 volume
Date
1979
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Shaarei Shomayim jubilee book, the First Fifty Years.
MG_RG
MG3 A31
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 948
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
948
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Shaarei Shomayim School students and the teacher, Mr. Novak.
Subjects
Schools
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 949
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
949
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Mr. Prasov's grade three class at Shaarei Shomayim School.
Subjects
Students
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
90
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
63 photographs : col. slides, b&w and col. prints, b&w negatives ; 12 x 9 cm and smaller
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
3
File
52
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Subjects
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
Yorkton (Sask.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Dec. 1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending a Shaarei Shomayim Brotherhood event. Identified in the photograph are Phil Givens, Ben Stark, and Sam Sable.
Notes
Photograph is by L.E. Kernerman (Toronto)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 167
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
167
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
3
File
47
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 drawing ; 18 x 13 cm
Subjects
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
Winnipeg (Man.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Dec. 1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an event invitation.
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
150
Material Format
object
Date
[nd]
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Youth
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
39
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
25 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, (1) b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Subjects
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
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
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
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
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
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 435
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
435
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs
artifacts
Date
1908-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artifacts documenting the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in Fort William (Thunder Bay) and the Jewish community of Thunder Bay. The records include a brass menorah and shivisi from the Synagogue, along with a wooden tablet of the ten commandments (1920s); a marriage register (1908-1951); a minute book of the chevra kadisha (1913-1986); B'nai Brith Lodge membership registration books, minute books, a dues book, and a framed citation (1911-1970); and several photographs including the Jewish community's float for the coronation of King George VI, the turning of the sod for the new synagogue, the B'nai Brith Lodge annual picnic in Port Arthur and a meeting honouring Jewish servicemen of the Second World War, and three portraits of the Synagogue's honourary presidents.
MG_RG
MG 2 B 1ii
MG 3 B 23
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarey Shomayim Congregation (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1550
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1550
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print depicting the exterior of the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario.
Name Access
Shaarey Shomayim Congregation (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Original owned by Manitoba Archives, Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada collection. Please credit accordingly.
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai Brith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division. Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai Brith in 1959.
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of Phil Givens attending a memorial in honour of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Identified in the photographs are Phil Givens and Max Shecter.
Notes
Photographs are by Jacob El-Baz (Toronto) and Benyas-Kaufman Photographers Inc. (Michigan, USA)
Name Access
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-4
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 sign : metal ; 711 x 38 cm
Date
[between 1902 and 1936]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one metal sign with a brown border, green and black hebrew writing and a green and black Star of David. The sign is from the original Shaarei Tzedec Congregation on Centre Avenue in Toronto and reads: “Congregation Shaarei Tzedek, prayer services are held daily, morning and evening, everyone is welcome!”
Descriptive Notes
Shaarei Tzedek Congregation
Subjects
Signs and signboards
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Centre Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2011-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three "The Shofar" bulletins, dated September-October 2011, November-December 2011 and January-February 2012. Contents of the bulletins contain a list of the Board of Directors, message from the Rabbi, Youth Group news, Adult Education programs, calendar of events, updates from the Social Action Committee, yahrzeits, birthdays, anniversaries, birth announcements as well as paid advertisements.
Subjects
Synagogue bulletins
Name Access
Shaarei-Beth El Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-9-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 text
Date
1910, 1928
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two copies of the constitution of Congregation Shaarei Tzedec, printed in 1910 and 1928 and a copy of the book, Fun folks moil = 1000 Yiddish Proverbs.
MG_RG
MG 3 A 36
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 photographs : (13 col. slides) ; 12 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Subjects
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
Calgary (Alta.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one photograph (page from a book).
Subjects
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
Calgary (Alta.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1962?]-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains an information brochure and copied pictures from The Canadian Architect.
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 291
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
291
Material Format
textual record
Date
14 Aug. 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
397 Markham Street
Source
Landmarks

The Shaarei Tzedek Congregation was founded by new Russian immigrants around 1901. The congregation’s first shul was situated originally on 29 Centre Avenue, south of Dundas on the east side of the street, in the vicinity of present-day Nathan Philips Square. Louis Gurofsky (1871-1934), a prominent member of the Jewish community and a business man, lived in a house at 397 Markham Street with his family. In 1937, following Gurofsky’s death in 1934, Shaarei Tzedek occupied the Markham Street house of the Gurofsky family and renovations were soon undertaken to convert the residence into a synagogue, designed by Benjamin Swartz.
Address
397 Markham Street
Time Period
1937-present
Scope Note
The Shaarei Tzedek Congregation was founded by new Russian immigrants around 1901. The congregation’s first shul was situated originally on 29 Centre Avenue, south of Dundas on the east side of the street, in the vicinity of present-day Nathan Philips Square. Louis Gurofsky (1871-1934), a prominent member of the Jewish community and a business man, lived in a house at 397 Markham Street with his family. In 1937, following Gurofsky’s death in 1934, Shaarei Tzedek occupied the Markham Street house of the Gurofsky family and renovations were soon undertaken to convert the residence into a synagogue, designed by Benjamin Swartz.
History
Following the Second World War, a second wave of Russian immigrants, many of whom were Holocaust survivors, found spiritual refuge at the Markham Street shul, and membership again began to rise. In the 1950s the shul employed the services of Rabbi Israel Frankel, a prominent Jewish scholar and one of the founders of the Toronto Jewish Public Library. As the Jewish community increasingly moved to the northern and outlying suburbs of Toronto, this general trend began to take its toll on the membership of the Shaarei Tzedek into the 1960s. The congregation was obliged to declare bankruptcy in 1968. However, a concerted fund-raising effort by Jewish community leaders in the area re-established the congregation in 1970, under the spiritual and administrative leadership of the shul’s president, Dr. Joseph Greenberg.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
High Holidays
Synagogues
Women
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 117
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-10-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-10-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Bulletins
Date
1981-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of bulletins from Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto for the years 1981-1982.
MG_RG
MG3 A51
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
91
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
54 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
93
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Zion Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 111
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
111
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
54 photographs : col. slides, b&w negatives ; 35 mm
Subjects
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
Windsor (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
3
File
48
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
16 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, negatives ; 13 x 9 cm and smaller
Subjects
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
Winnipeg (Man.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
92
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
68 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Clanton Park synagogue purchased cemetery land from several synagogues and societies that had cemetery property that they did need. John Glass was the lawyer representing the Shaarei Zion Society and David Newman was Clanton Park's attorney.
Scope and Content
File consists of legal agreements and lawyers' correspondence relating to the purchase of Sharrei Zion Society's cemetery lands by Clanton Park synagogue.
Name Access
Glass, John
Newman, David
Subjects
Cemeteries
Places
North York (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-11-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[1999?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of A guide to Shabbat and Yom Tov Morning Services by Kehillat Shaarei Torah. It is designed to inform attendees of the order and proceedings of the prayers and dedicated to Haim and Riva Ziv by The Ziv families and with thanks to Emmy Gershon. This 11 page booklet has been laminated.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-1
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Date
1987, 1998-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the history and events of the Kehillat Shaarei Torah. Included are event invitations, programs, and booklets. Of note is the synagogue's 18th anniversary booklet. Also included are VHS tapes and DVDs of the following events: a Purim celebration featuring a mock wedding (2007), the farewell tribute dinner to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Reuven and Joyce Tradburks and family (2009), the Flo Urbach tribute dinner, the synagogue's 18th anniversary celebrations (1999) and an event honouring Margaret Klompas (2004). Finally, accession includes a CD with images from the Abe Goldberg Torah Dedication (2006).
Administrative History
Kehillat Shaarei Torah is a modern Orthodox congregation that was founded in Toronto in 1980. Most of the early founders and members were recent immigrants from South Africa who had settled in the Bayview-Leslie-York Mills-Shepard area. Unable to find a congregation in their area that reflected their Orthodox traditions from South Africa, they formed their own minyan. They initially met in living rooms and basements and in 1987 opened the synagogue's building at 2640 Bayview Avenue.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: Includes 3 videocassettes (VHS), 2 DVDs, and 1 CD (103 photographs)
Subjects
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Synagogues
Name Access
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.3 m. of textual records and other material
Date
1973-2005
Scope and Content
The records in this accession consist of early minutes of the Executive Committee, high holiday sermons, sidureem (booklets) that were produced by the synagogue for Shabbat and the holidays, a cassette containing instructions for bar/bat mitzvah children, a CD of music entitled "Solel Sings "Kids" Songs!", and a videotaped recording of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the shul.
Custodial History
The records were donated to the OJA from their archives committee. This committee will be responsible for overseeing future transfers and for helping to establish an information management program within the synagogue.
Administrative History
Solel Congregation was established in1973. It is a reform synagogue, situated in Mississauga, that currently has a membership of 300 families.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Solel Congregation (Mississauga, Ont.)
Places
Mississauga (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one news clipping regarding the antisemitic behaviour of residents of Cocksfield Avenue during a sod turning ceremony for the Habonim Congregation's synagogue.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Places
Cocksfield Ave. (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-3-27
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-27
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1981-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of the Congregation Habonim. Included are synagogue bulletins, general correspondence with the membership, event programs and flyers, three financial statements from 1981 and 1987, and records related to invited speakers at the synagogue's breakfast club.
Administrative History
Congregation Habonim Toronto, founded in 1954, is a liberal synagogue located at 5 Glen Park Avenue in Toronto, and one of the first Holocaust refugee/survivor congregations to develop in Canada. Although currently independent of any official denomination, its early founders modeled the synagogue on the example of early Reform Judaism in Germany.
Most of the early members were refugees from Central Europe: some were Holocaust survivors; some were part of the Kindertransport. All arrived in Canada after the Second World War and began to frequent the New World Club, an organization that was dedicated to helping these newcomers settle into Canadian life. In 1953, they organized High Holiday services, and in 1954, they began to hold regular religious services. In 1955, the Congregation was officially chartered. They began holding services in rented premises at 44 St. George Street, Toronto and then moved to the Borochov Centre on Lippincott Street. In 1958, the present building at 5 Glen Park Avenue was rented, and then purchased in 1968.
One of its founders and first President was George Spitz, a Jewish refugee from Berlin, who unsuccessfully attempted to bring over his family from Germany in 1939 on the ill-fated MS St. Louis. Paul Alexander, also a refugee of Berlin, was an early Vice-President of the synagogue. Some of the notable figures associated with the Congregation are Esther Ghan Firestone, the first female cantor in Canada; Rabbi Reuben Slonim (author, and also associate editor of The Toronto Telegram), known for his outspoken views on the Israeli-Arab conflict; Cantor Henry Weingluck, a well known artist who was a pupil of Max Liebermann; and Avrum Rosensweig, founder of Ve’ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian Relief Organization.
The synagogue makes its facilities available to a number of other organizations, including Ve’ahavta, co-sponsoring a Passover Seder for the Homeless every year and the Toronto Partnership Minyan, an Orthodox egalitarian initiative in Toronto spearheaded by Professor Martin Lockshin, and has co-sponsored events with other organizations outside the Jewish community such as Free the Children and Me to We. The Congregation supports a choir, the Habonim Youth Choir and is also home to Canada's only multi-denominational introductory conversion course.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation Habonim of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
Fonds
22
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto
Subjects
Fund raising
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 108
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
108
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950, 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a photocopy of the 1950 dedication program and a newspaper clipping, "And it came to pass -- Shaarey Zedek 1890-1970," from The Western Jewish News (1975).
Name Access
Congregation Shaarey Zedek (Winnipeg, Man.)
Subjects
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
Winnipeg (Man.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
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
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
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
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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