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Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
2-4
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs of Phil Givens at a celebration for musicians brought to Toronto by Johnny Lombardi. Included are two photographs of Phil with Nathan Phillips and unidentified Italian musicians, and one photograph of Givens in a car for a parade procession with Johnny Lombardi and Italian musicians.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (b. Louis Weingarten, May 28, 1918) was a Canadian comedian best known as a member of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster (with Frank Shuster).
Wayne was the son of a successful clothing manufacturer who spoke several languages and the eldest of seven children.
Wayne and Shuster met at Harbord Collegiate, Toronto, where they performed in annual revues. After receiving BAs in English from the University of Toronto, they were both studying for their masters when WWII intervened. After enlisting in the infantry, they were soon reunited, writing and performing for The Army Show.
Following the war, they returned to Canada and worked together on radio (by 1946 they had their own show on CBC) and later on television. In 1950 they began appearing as guests on various American TV programs, including a record sixty-seven performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Johnny Wayne died in 1990 of brain cancer.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Johnny Wayne.
Name Access
Wayne, Johnny, 1918-1990
Subjects
Comedians
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm x 13 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Johnny Shapiro, who had a men's tailoring shop on Eglinton Avenue.
Name Access
Shapiro, Johnny
Subjects
Tailors
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
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
2-4
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil and Min Givens at an unidentified Italian event.
Notes
Photograph is by Frank Cirillo.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
7
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1968?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil and Min Givens attending an event thrown by the Italian community in Toronto. Phil was most likely in attendance in his capacity as an MP. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): [?], John Yaremko (MPP), Mrs. Yaremko, [?], Phil Givens, and Min Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-8-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-16
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
ca. 20 cm textual records
1 audio cassette
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of files related to the musical careers of musicians and composers including John Weinzweig, Nathan Appleby, Cantor Norman Summers, and Boris Charloff. Materials include audio cassettes, sheet music, concert programmes, correspondence, and lyrics.
Custodial History
Found in storage with donor unknown, presumed to have been left in music room of Latner Jewish Public Library.
Subjects
Musicians
Name Access
Appleby, Nathan
Charloff, Boris
Summers, Norman
Weinzweig, John
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Park Plaza Hotel, originally called the Queen's Park Plaza, began construction in 1928. However, because of financial problems in the Depression it was not completed until 1936. Prior to its completion it was bought by the Park Plaza Company, a group of investors including Harry Rotenberg of Yolles and Rotenberg and Joseph Schwartz, Sylvia Schwartz's father. It was originally used as a hotel, residences and office space. Through the 1940s and 1950s it was a popular hot spot, acting as a venue for entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In the 1960s it became a popular location with the literary crowd, including Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler.
It was eventually bought by the Hyatt chain and re-named the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is a view of a guitarist, accordianist and organist performing on stage.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
Musicians
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
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (1918-1990) was born Louis Weingarten in Toronto to Sarah and Charles Byron Weingarten. He was married to Beatrice Lokash and they had three children: Michael, Jamie and Brian. He was one half of the famous Canadian comedy duo Wayne and Shuster.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Johnny Wayne holding a barbell in a field in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Wayne, Johnny
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
2-4
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 Oct. 1956
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm in folder 15 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one group portrait of Phil Givens with other guests at the 2nd Italian Festival in Toronto.
Notes
Photograph is by Corriere Canadese
Subjects
Festivals
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Certificates and awards sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-7; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Certificates and awards sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-7
File
2
Material Format
object
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 medallion : metal, silver ; 7.5 cm in diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of one medallion that was presented to Phil Givens by the Italian Canadian community on October 29, 1964 to commemorate the centennial of Italian settlement in Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 audio reels (ca. 60 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec.
Scope and Content
File consists of the programmes and order of services for the dedication of the Adas Israel synagogue as well as the speech given by Max Hoffman. In addition, the file contains lists of the dedication book advertisers and prospective members as well as audio recordings of the ceremony.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
8
Material Format
textual record
moving images
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Leo Jung of the Jewish Center in New York City was the guest speaker.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the dedication ceremonies of the Clanton Park Synagogue. Included are invitations, a programme and souvenir book, and audio-visual recordings of the event. Also included are the order of services and speeches that were delivered at the dedication ceremony and dinner.
Notes
Includes 3 cassette tapes, 3 audio reels, 2 film reels, 1 videocassette.
Name Access
Jung, Leo, Rabbi
Physical Condition
Audio-visual records require digitization. The VHS and audiocassettes are copies of the sound and film reels.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1993 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-19; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1993 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-19
File
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
68 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains notes on the barbecue and Festival by staff coordinator Ronit Climan; a list of corporate donors; a rental agreement for golf carts; and several different thank you letters. There are also 60 photographs of the Festival, most of which are of the entertainment. These include performers on stage, shots of audience members dancing, clowns, a cowboy magician and trampolinists. There are also some pictures of the petting zoo, of families and of Federation staff working at the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1954?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a groundbreaking ceremony that is likely for Baycrest Hospital, as the man standing 3rd from the left is Abe Posluns, President of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital.
Standing on the far left is J. Irving Oelbaum.
Name Access
Baycrest Hospital
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Posluns, Abe
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
Portraits, Group
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a wedding ceremony with the bride and groom kissing at the front of the synagogue under the chuppah.
Subjects
Marriage service
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Subjects
Challah (Bread)
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
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 film reel (ca. 15 min.) : col., si. ; 16 mm
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman's brother, David, was vice president of Adas Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of material relating to the turning of the sod ceremony for the Adas Israel synagogue. It contains an invitation to the membership and the programme as well as the speech Max Hoffman delivered at the ceremony. It also includes a letter outlining the duties that David Hoffman performed during the ceremony and a home movie film of the event.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, David
Physical Condition
The film should be digitized to improve access and needs to be housed in an archival canister.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
33 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the Clanton Park synagogue dedication ceremony and dinner. The bulk of the images are of the head table and speakers delivering speeches. Identified in the photographs is: Sol Edell, Dolly Edell, Sandor Hofstedter, Dr. N. W. Shaul, and Mrs. Fine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1996
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three individuals at a mezuzah affixing ceremony at Youthdale.
Name Access
Youthdale
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Mezuzah
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
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
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 8; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
8
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a photo of a group of youths participating in an outdoor ceremony, likely in Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 8; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
8
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 9 x 14 cm and 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of four photographs taken at a Torah ceremony in Jerusalem. Two photos show a group shot featuring Y. L. Maimon (Fischman), minister of religions, with Chief Rabbi Uziel, and J. P. Katz seated on the right. One photo is of a group seated around a table with J. P. Katz in the middle. The final photo is of J. P. Katz in a group.
Subjects
Torah scrolls
Places
Jerusalem
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1957
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w (12 negatives) ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Pidyon Ha'Ben in Hebrew means redemption of the first born son. In this ceremony it refers to the first born son. The Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony allows the father of his first born son to buy back his child from service to the priesthood. On the 31st day following the birth, the father brings the firstborn male to the Kohen (someone of priestly descent) and informs the Kohen that the child is the firstborn of the mother. The Kohen then asks if the father is giving the son to him, or does he wish to redeem him. The father then indicates that he wishes to redeem him. The father then gives the Kohen five silver coins (or its equivalent value) and recites a short prayer acknowledging the commandment of redemption of the firstborn male. The Kohen then passes the money over the child’s head, releasing the child from his service to the priesthood, and says the priestly benediction.
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken of the Schwartz family at the Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony for Gary Solway Images consist of photographs of family members taking part in this ceremony or mingling at the home of Alex Solway and of the ceremony itself with David Rotenberg acting as the Kohen.
Subjects
Redemption of the first-born
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-18; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-18
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and an outline of the proceedings for the closing ceremony of the Yom Yerushalayim Celebration following the Walk. The records include thank-you letters to the event's VIP's: M.P.P. Monte Kwinter, North York Mayor Mel Lastman, Premier Bob Rae, and Israel Consul General Oren David. There are also brief biographies of Oren David and Monte Kwinter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
1998 Israel 50 Fun Walk sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-24; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
1998 Israel 50 Fun Walk sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-24
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
24 May 1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a message in absentia of Mayor Mel Lastman and the speech of Walk co-chair Jeff Cohen.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and Yohanan Peltz, chairman of the 7th Brigade Benevolent Fund. Peltz invites Dunkelman to a 7th Brigade reunion as a guest of honour.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
90
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the raising of the Israeli flag at the United Nations.
Subjects
Flags--Israel
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 9
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
9
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
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 May 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Antonio Foto Studio.
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 523
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
523
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990 - 1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Religious sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Religious sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 July 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to a dedication ceremony in honour of the presentation of a sefer Torah to the Adas Iarael synagogue by the Welkovis family.
Name Access
Welkovics, Esther
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Discharge records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Discharge records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-8
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the manuscript of the recorded message given by A. MacNamara, Deputy Minister of Labor at the presentation ceremony, the permit for use of Central High School of Commerce as the location for the ceremony, an invitation to the public presentation ceremony, a ceremony itinerary and a ceremony attendee list.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1951]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1913 a charitable organization called the Ezras Noshim Society was formed to help elderly women. Ezras Noshim start collecting funds in 1917 to purchase a home that would be converted into Toronto's first Jewish Old Folks Home. The forerunner to Baycrest Centre opened in 1919 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home on Cecil Street in downtown Toronto where the women of Ezras Noshim made beds, cooked kosher meals, washed sheets and sponsored fund-raising events.
In 1954, the Jewish Home for the Aged opened on Bathurst Street to accomodate their expanding needs and a new feature -- Baycrest Hospital.
This location continued to expand including a new building for residents in 1968, the Baycrest Terrace and The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre in 1976. These additions enabled Baycrest to expand their services to include a community centre, an enhanced apartment building, a home for the aged, a day care service and a hospital.
In 1986 a new Baycrest Hospital was erected, and in 1989, the Rotman Research Institute, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, opened to create a research facility enabling top researchers to study and find new treatment methods for the elderly.
In recent years, Baycrest's research activities have expanded to include the Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit (est. 1995), which evaluates clinical programs and conducts long-term studies of health issues affecting older adults and the Kunin Lunenfeld Clinical Research Unit (est. 1996), which links researchers with Baycrest clinical departments to enable prompt implementation of research findings. These two programs merged in 1998 to become the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit.
Apotex Centre, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened in 2000. This centre is responsible for residents with progressive dementia and vascular dementia.
Baycrest Centre also provides numerous cultural and religious programs for the inhabitants and the greater community, including a heritage museum, art exhibits and a Holocaust program.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for Baycrest Hospital on Bathurst Street, which was erected along with the new building of the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Abe Posluns is on the far right.
Name Access
Baycrest Hospital
Posluns, Abe
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
21 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Centre's new building, home for the Toronto Zionist Council, was located at 788 Marlee Avenue.
The Toronto Zionist Council, the Toronto branch for the Zionist Organization of Canada, was founded in 1907.Their mandate was to promote the ideals of Z.O.C in Toronto, which necessitated the responsibility of heading up and organizing local programmes for the Toronto Jewish community.
This organization played a prominent role within the community, renting space to several Jewish organizations including: Ajalon Lodge, Camp Shalom, Canadian Zionist Federation, Hadassah Wizo, Herzl Zion Organization, Israel Medical Association, Jewish Agency, Jewish National Fund, Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, Keren Hatarbut, Linitzer Society, Sons of Abraham, Mozirer Society, Toronto Independent Benevolent Society, United Israel Appeal, Yavne Zion Congregation, Young Judaea, Youth & Hechalutz Zion Benevolent Society. The building also housed the Zionist Organization of Canada's national headquarters.
Many of these organizations were affiliated with the Toronto Zionist Council. Due to the volume of Zionist organizations operating out of the Zionist Centre, the building came to be regarded as the official centre for all Zionist activities in Toronto.
Plans for the new Zionist Centre of T.Z.C. were conceived in 1962 after the earlier building on Spadina Ave. was sold to the St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Institute.
Ground was broken on November 1, 1962 and a drawing of the building was put on display at the Diamond Jubilee Convention of the Zionist Organization of Canada held in Toronto.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sunday December 23, 1962 at 11:00 am. The ceremony was officiated by members of the Toronto Zionist Council's building committee, which was comprised of: Louis L. Lockshin, Stephen E. Berger, John R. Devor, Controller Philip G. Givens, and Julius Hayman. Phil Givens--president--and Louis L. Lockshin--chairman of the building committee--conducted the ceremony.
Also present were Eliezer N. Dembitz, Consul of Israel; Joseph N. Frank, National President of the Zionist Organization of Canada; and Julius Hayman, President of the Central Division of Z.O.C.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the negatives documenting the laying of the cornerstone ceremony for the new Zionist Centre of the Toronto Zionist Council.
Notes
Selection for this series was based on the following criteria: site building, ceremonial, and members of the building committee.
Name Access
Zionist Centre
Toronto Zionist Council
Lockshin, Louis L.
Berger, Stephen E.
Devor, John R.
Givens, Philip G.
Hayman, Julius
Dembitz, Eliezer N.
Frank, Joseph N.
Zionist Organization of Canada
Ajalon Lodge
Camp Shalom
Canadian Zionist Federation
Hadassah-Wizo
Herzl Zion
Israel Medical Association
Jewish Agency
Jewish National Fund
Keltzer Sick Benefit Society
Keren Hatarbut
Linitzer Society
Sons of Abraham
Mozirer Society
Toronto Independent Benevolent Society
United Israel Appeal
Yavne Zion Congregation
Young Judeae
Youth & Hechalutz
Zion Benevolent Society
Subjects
Building
Zionism
Physical Condition
Negatives are cellulose triacetate.
Related Material
see also Zionist Organization of Canada fonds [fonds 28]
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of the swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Summerville. Identified is (left to right): Herb Orliffe, Phil Givens, Donald Summerville, Chief Justice McRuer (?), and William Dennison.
Notes
Photograph is by the Telegram.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6089
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6089
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sue Wiengarten with her children Elizabeth and Johnny (Wayne) with a pony in Toronto. Johnny is seated on the pony.
Name Access
Weingarten, Sue
Weingarten, Elizabeth
Weingarten, Johnny (Wayne)
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
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of the groundbreaking ceremonies for the northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. held in the winter of 1958. The photographs depict invited dignitaries and members of the executive reciting speeches at the podium. The photographs were used in the Y-Time newspaper.
Identified individuals in the photographs include Fred Gardiner, Rabbi Abraham Feinberg, Charles Draimin, Vernon Singer, Sam Granatstein, Ellis I. Shapiro, Samuel Factor M.P., H. Max Swartz and Nathan Phillips.
Subjects
Building
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
83
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1972-May 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of tentative agendas.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
89
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of images taken at the Northern Building Completion Program dedication ceremonies. The images include the ribbon cutting, on-stage sport, dance and gymnastics presentations, speeches and several shots of the completion campaign leadership and the guest of honour, Premier William Davis. The images also include contact sheets taken during the exhibitions and demonstrations in the Leah Posluns Theatre.
Identified individuals include Wilfred Posluns, William Davis, Murray and Marvelle Koffler, Lou Posluns, Rabbi Ben Friedberg, John Wahl, Isaac Balshevis Singer, Martin Park, Abby Hoffman, John Roberts, Bert Fine, Alex Grossman, Al Tobias, Hersh Fogel, [?] Granek, Barney Dales, Daniel Kert, Rich Lorie, and Harold Green.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
91
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1975
Physical Description
35 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the Northern Building Completion Program groundbreaking ceremonies on Sunday, 20 April 1975. The photos include images of the groundbreaking, plaque and flower presentations and the arrival and unveiling of the Jerusalem cornerstone flown in from Israel.
Identified individuals include invited guest Premier William Davis and Mrs. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Posluns, Murray and Marvelle Koffler, Amnon Gilad, John Wahl, Harold Green, Alex Fisher, Sam Granatstein, David Andrews, and Bert Fine.
Subjects
Building
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 May 1964
Physical Description
12 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the graduation ceremonies of the Ner Israel Yeshiva College's first graduating class. The images depict speakers at the podium and students accepting their diplomas.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 June 1967
Physical Description
12 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Ner Israel Yeshiva College graduation ceremonies. The images depict speakers at the podium, graduates accepting their diplomas, and a plaque of honour being presented to Mrs. Faige Rotenberg in appreciation for establishing the Rotenberg-[Climans?] educational scholarship.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
21 Apr. 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
file consists of invitations and a programme.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Synagogue dedication and laying of the cornerstone file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 5; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Synagogue dedication and laying of the cornerstone file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
5
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 Oct. 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Aron Studio.
Subjects
Synagogue dedication services
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
90
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of the dance, sport and gymnastics groups rehearsing for the Northern Building Completion Program dedication ceremonies.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-8; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-8
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 Sept. 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of volunteers and their roles for the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-5-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-13
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm
Date
2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the unveiling ceremony for a plaque commemorating the Christie Pitts riot held on August 17, 2008.
Administrative History
Judy Stoffman was born in Hungary and immigrated to Vancouver with her family after the 1956 revolution. She worked for the Toronto Star newspaper as a book review editor and literary reporter for a number of years, and was editor for a number of other Canadian newspapers and magazines.
Judy convened the Christie Pitts Plaque Committee in September 2007. With guidance from Heritage Toronto, this committee raised funds for the plaque and organized its unveiling ceremony.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1947
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the cornerstone setting ceremonies of the new Beth David Synagogue in Brantford, Ontario. Pictured in the photograph are:
F. Wallace, Mrs. Celia Henkle, Louis Henkle, Rabbi Gedalia Felder, Mayor Matthews, David Miller, and W. Ross MacDonald.
Subjects
Rites and ceremonies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
9 Mar. 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens delivering a speech at the Canadian Restaurant Association's annual exhibition opening ceremonies in the Automotive Building of Exhibition Place. Identified is (left to right): Gordon Feddelson, Phil Givens, Harvey S. Smith (Association President), and Mrs. Harvey Smith.
Notes
Photograph is by Richard Mathews Photos.
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 128
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
128
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-6-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one program booklet created for the UJA Federation's awards ceremony entitled "celebrating the stars". The event, which honoured the philanthropic work of individuals within the Jewish community, took place on June 11, 2008. The booklet features a description of the various awards given out at the ceremony, as well as a short biography on the recipients.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Source
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