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Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1984
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs of Phil Givens attending a Remembrance Day Ceremony for Jewish War veterans held by the General Wingate Branch 256 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also identified in the photographs is J. Sacks.
Related Material
Fonds No.74 (OJA): Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
91
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1945, the UJWF received two applications concerning capital needs -- one from the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and one from the General Wingate Branch. They suggested that a joint capital campaign for $750 000 be held for a Jewish War Memorial Centre, which would house the activities of the "Y" and the General Wingate Branch.
The campaign began in 1948, and was spearheaded by Samuel Godfrey, campaign chairman. The campaign raised approximately $350 000 which was later added to the $1 250 000 raised in the second campaign, to reach the "Y"s total Combined Building Campaign goal of $1 500 000. The legion never moved into the "Y" building, but the building was dedicated to the Jewish soldiers who fought for Canada in the world wars, during the cornerstone ceremony.
Scope and Content
This file contains a survey report of the Toronto Jewish community created by the National Welfare Board prior to the campaign launch, meeting minutes of the Wingate Branch, and general correspondence. There is also a copy of a "Victory" booklet from 1942, which contains a list of "Y" member names who were enlisted in the armed forces during the Second World War.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 v : 36 x 29 x 5 cm and 36 x 29 x 1.5 cm
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two volumes of the Canadian Jewish War Memorial Book of Remembrance. The first of these two volumes contains lists of Jewish soldiers who served in the Canadian military during the South African war, the First and Second World Wars and Korea. It also lists current day Jewish peacekeepers. There are photos and lists of Jewish chaplains who served in the military. For each war, it lists awards, casualties, soldiers' positions and identification numbers. The second volume contains lists of American soldiers who served in the Canadian military.
Custodial History
This book was presented by the Canadian Jewish War Memorial Association to the US Consulate who subsequently donated it to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Subjects
Korean War, 1950-1953
South African War, 1899-1902
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an operating budget and plan for the development of the Jewish Community Centre on Bloor street, which was erected in the 1950s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 74; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
74
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jewish war veterans at a World War One memorial service, City Hall, Toronto. The people identified in this photograph include: Judge Samuel Factor, Fred Hamilton, Mr. (?) Mazurkoff, Mr. (?) Mazurkoff, Mrs. Joshua Smith, Joe Moscoe, and John J. Glass. Joe Moscoe is located stading in the second row near the woman in the dark jacket.
Name Access
Factor, Samuel
Hamilton, Fred
Mazurkoff, Mr
Smith, Joshua
Glass, John J.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Veterans--Canada
World War, 1914-1918
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
1976-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of information about Canadian Jewish war heroes and includes information on their awards and decorations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of CJC Bureau of War Records reports listing individual Canadian Armed Forces Jewish casualties.
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 46
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
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Aug. 1965
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Mayor Phil Givens with Toronto Hydro officials in front of City Hall. Identified is (left to right): John McMechan, Phil Givens, and Harry Hyde.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Scope and Content
Third person from left is Mrs. Greenberg.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1947
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one publicity booklet created by the United Jewish Appeal in 1947 for the 1948 campaign. The booklet features a number of photographs and illustrations depicting the difficulties being faced by the Jews of Europe after the Second World War.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-6-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1978-1979
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 7 copies of meeting minutes of the National Executive and the Board of Directors of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada of which Ben Dunkelman was National Commander.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Ben Dunkelman
Administrative History
The Jewish War Veterans of Canada is an organization for Jewish veterans of all wars. It sponsors community events, annual dinners, and assists veterans.
Descriptive Notes
Veterans.
Jewish War Veterans of Canada.
Dunkelman, Ben.
MG_RG
MG 7 D
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of Jewish newspapers that included articles on the war effort in Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two copies of minutes of the executive meeting of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada on 13 March 1977, which Dunkelman attended. The file also contains related correspondence and a 7-page newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document entitled National Convention 1977 of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, held at Beth Sholom Synagogue.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
Jewish War Veterans of Canada
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
War Crimes and Criminals sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-7
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consist of a brochure for the unveiling of memorial at Mount Sinai Cemetery to victims of the Holocaust.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Holocaust victims
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of the Women's Auxiliary's Memorial Book, which memorialized contributions made to Baycrest in honour of loved ones or special anniversaries and occasions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, notes, and invoices relating to memorial plaques at Clanton Park Synagogue.
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 34
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
34
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
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie Scheuer Jr. standing on a beach which is most likely Sunnyside Beach in Toronto. He is wearing a suit and hat and is holding a cigar.
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
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence concerning the need to properly identify the war graves of Jewish soldiers with Star of David, not Cross, monuments.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 13 photographs depicting Dunkelman at a convention of the Association of Jewish War Veterans at which he was a speaker. The photographs also show Yael Dunkelman, Barney Danson, Phil Givens, and Min Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 74; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
File
Fonds
74
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documeting meetings of the World Assembly of Jewish War Veterans. Included is a list of resolutions adopted at the January 1976 gathering and a booklet containing excerpts of keynote speeches from the February 1979 meeting.
Physical Condition
Good
Accession Number
1987-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports about war graves of Jewish soldiers.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 109; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
Fonds
109
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 medal : silver ; 5 cm long
Scope and Content
Item is a silver coin with a loop at the top for the ribbon to attach the coin to the pin. On one side of the coin is a profile of King George V with the following writing around the circumference: "GEORGIVS V BRITT. OMN REX ET IND. IMP." On the coin's other side, there is an image of a man on a horse with the years 1914-1918 above him.
Physical Condition
Fair. Missing ribbon. Tarnished around lettering.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of clippings from such newspapers as the Jerusalem Post about Dunkelman's involvement in the 7th Brigade during the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an article by Eric Margolis in the Toronto Sun dated 16 February 1989. The article refers to Ben Dunkelman's refusal to drive the Arab population out of Nazareth after his conquest of Nazareth during Operation Dekel in 1948.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal sub-series
United Jewish Appeal Mission to Israel file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
9-7
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[Dec. 1967?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens (far left) and other UJA members standing near the Western Wall with the Jewish Quarter visible in the background.
Notes
The photograph is by Zev Radovan (Jerusalem).
Subjects
Western Wall (Jerusalem)
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
Jerusalem
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1942?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
46 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Custodial History
This chapel was formerly Adath Jeshuran.
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains 2 copied pages from synagogue documents.
Name Access
Jewish Community Memorial Chapel
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Philip Givens with Harold Carrel.
Name Access
Philip Givens
Harold Carrel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Philip Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
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 Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
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 Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
3
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
3
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-8
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 50 x 40 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one mayoral portrait of Phil Givens standing with a model of New City Hall.
Notes
Photograph is by Gerald Campbell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs
Date
1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs, two of which are of Phil Givens and one of which is of Phil Givens with two young men likely taken in Israel. Also included in the folder is a document commemorating the centennial of the founding of the Jewish Community in Toronto, issued by Mayor Nathan Phillips.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Name Access
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-6
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1925]-1995
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Jewish communal and public service activities of Phil Givens. Included are textual records and photographs as well as a small number of artifacts. Included are numerous speeches, municipal, provincial and federal election materials, professional records related to Givens' legal career, Jewish communal records including the Canadian Zionist Federation, the Upper Canada Lodge B'nai Brith chapter, and the Yiddish Committee, biographical materials, letters of thanks, certificates and honours, school graduation composite photographs, and photographs of various events and of the Givens and Rubins families. Artifacts include a Metropolitan Toronto Police Commissioners badge, a City of Toronto Council member pin, a Wingate Legion felt patch, and notably, a Canadian flag and an Israeli flag. The Canadian flag flew over the Canadian parliament, while the Israel flag was raised in the Knesset. Both flags were requested by Givens and were draped on his casket at his funeral. Accompanying documentation is also in the accession.
Administrative History
Philip Gerard Givens (1922-1995) was a municipal, provincial and federal politician, a judge, a police commissioner and an active Jewish communal leader. He is largely remembered as the 54th Mayor of Toronto. Phil Givens was born in Toronto on April 24th, 1922, the only son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz (Gewercz). As a youth, he attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in political science and economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. In 1947, he married Minnie "Min" Rubin (born February 7th, 1924) and together they had two children, Eleanor and Michael. Givens graduated as a lawyer from Osgoode Hall; however, shortly thereafter he decided to enter politics, running as a municipal school board trustee in 1950. In 1951 he was elected as alderman for Ward 5, serving in this capacity until 1960, when he was subsequently elected as a city Controller. Givens was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1962. Following the sudden death of Mayor David Summerville in 1963, Givens was appointed by City Council as the Mayor of Toronto and was officially elected to the position in 1964, winning a close race against the former mayor, Allan Lamport. As mayor, Givens was automatically a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Executive and Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Consumer’s Gas Company Executive, the Toronto Hydro Commission and the governing boards of Toronto’s major hospitals. Givens was publicly seen as an affable and populist mayor but his tenure was not without controversy. His support for the construction of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and his decision to acquire Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture “the Archer” for the new Nathan Phillips Square were both highly controversial during his term in office. In particular, the Moore sculpture sparked intense controversy and public debate amongst council members and citizens alike. Although ultimately purchased with private solicited donations, the controversy surrounding the statue’s purchase was still partly to blame for Givens’ 1966 election defeat to William Dennison. In 1967 Givens entered national politics for the second time, the first being a failed 1957 bid in Toronto’s Spadina riding, winning a seat as a Liberal in Toronto’s York West riding. In 1971 he stepped down before the end of his term to campaign for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. Again running under the Liberal banner, Givens won his seat in York-Forest Hill and after the elimination of this riding in 1975, was re-elected in the new riding of Armourdale. In 1977 he retired from politics. He also worked briefly as a current affairs commentator for local radio broadcaster CHUM 1050 AM. In 1977, Givens was appointed as a provincial court judge and chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, serving in both capacities until 1985, when he left the Commission but continued in the judiciary as a civil trial judge until officially retiring from public life in 1988. An ardent Zionist, Givens was also a prominent leader of several Jewish communal organizations. He was the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai Brith and sat on the executives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Toronto Zionist Council, Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was chairman of the United Israel Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal-Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was the national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and in the 1990s was the national chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Committee for Yiddish. Givens was honoured by Jewish community organizations, including the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Award in 1968 and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award in 1969. As well, in 1972, he received the Award of Honour from the Toronto Regional Council of B’nai Brith. Givens was also known to be a passionate sailor and was a member of both the Royal Canadian and the Island Yacht Clubs in Toronto. He died on November 30th, 1995 at the age of 73.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes ca. 300 photographs, 1 pin, 1 felt patch, 1 badge, 2 flags, 1 poster, and 2 paper bags.
Subjects
Politicians
Name Access
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3046
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3046
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of boy standing near the barn at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
URL
http://ontariojewisharchives.org/Exhibitions/Online/For-King-and-Country/Toronto-s-Jewish-War-Heroes
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
For King and Country
URL
http://ontariojewisharchives.org/Exhibitions/Online/For-King-and-Country/Toronto-s-Jewish-War-Heroes
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
Available Digital Content
Online Exhibits
Restrictions
No Restrictions
Source
For King and Country
Toronto's Jewish War Heroes | Ontario Jewish Archives
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
War Crimes and Criminals sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-7
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consist of a notice of a memorial meeting for Holocaust victims.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Holocaust victims
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of flyers and correspondence documenting the Women's Auxiliary's Memorial Book service and the various inscriptions made in it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of flyers and correspondence documenting the Women's Auxiliary's Memorial Book service and the various inscriptions made in it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960, 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of booklets describing various memorial and endowments opportunities at the Baycrest Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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