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Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000-2013
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of program guides for the School of Music Concert and Special Performances series.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
[200-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a mailer requesting financial support for the Gift of Music event.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program guide for Resa's Pieces presented by the School of Music.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-4-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 100 photographs : b&w and col. ; 61 x 27 or smaller
3 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1900]-1994, predominent 1920-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scrapbook compiled by Edward J. Levy documenting the personal lives and musical careers of Sidney Levy and Philip and Elie Spivak. The scrapbook primarily consists of photographs of the Spivak and Levy families but also includes the musical score for Dirge for Orchestra composed by Oskar Morawetz in memory of Elie Spivak, naturalization papers for Philip Spivak and Bella Spivak, bulletins of the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, photographs of other musicians including Zara Nelsova, newsclippings, Ed Levy's bar mitzvah certificate, postcards and invitations. There is also an oversized photograph of the 19th Season of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, featuring Elie Spivak, Philip Spivak and Sidney Levy.
Administrative History
Sidney (Solomon) Levy (1898-1971) was born in London, England in 1898, the son of Elizabeth (nee Goldstein) Levy. He was the oldest brother to six younger sisters. Sidney was a violist who first played in movie houses in East London, where he met Phillip and Elie Spivak. During the 1920s, he played on touring ocean liners. He immigrated to Toronto in 1929 where he again played movie theatres and then built a career with the CBC radio orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He also played the O'Keefe Centre's opening night performance of Camelot.
Elie (2 Feb. 1902-23 July 1960) and Phillip (1906-ca. 1962) Spivak were born in Uman, Ukraine, the sons of Reverend Joseph (d. 1965) and Bella (nee Finkler) (d. 1962) Spivak. They were two of five children: Elie, Clara (1904-1984), Philip, Siam (d. ca. 1964, New York) and Thelma (m. Heller) (1917-2008).Their paternal grandfather, Yankel Spivak, was a famous chazzan. Their maternal grandfather, Ezra Finkler, was a successful wheat merchant in Ukraine, who was killed during the pogroms. Joseph and Bella Spivak, who were living with their children on the Finkler's large estate at the time, managed to escape through Poland and Germany, eventually arriving in Paris in 1910. At this time, Elie entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of seven and studied violin with Henri Berthelier from 1910-1915. Around 1915, the Spivak family immigrated to England, where Clara later met Sidney Levy through her brothers, who at the time was a theatre musician. Elie continued his studies at the Royal College of Manchester with Adolphe Brodsky in 1916. In 1923, he founded the Elie Spivak String Quartet in Manchester, the first ensemble to give chamber music concerts over the new BBC network.
The Spivak family left London for Canada in the late 1920s. Elie was the first of the siblings to immigrate and after resideing for one year in New York City, he moved to Toronto in 1926. Philip and Clara followed in 1929, as did Sidney Levy. Joseph and Bella Spivak, along with their children Siam and Thelma, ended up settling in New York City. Sidney married Clara Spivak in a ceremony in New York in the year they immigrated. They had one son, Edward (b. 1934). Clara was active in the TSO's Women's Committee.
In Toronto, Elie Spivak was first violin (1929-1942) of the Conservatory String Quartet and concertmaster (1931-1948) of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 1945, he gave the North American premiere of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He was the first Canadian musician invited to Israel, touring the country for five months in 1950 as guest of the Jerusalem String Quartet. He led the Spivak String Quartet (1951-1956) and was heard frequently over CBC radio. He examined for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in Toronto and adjudicated for Kiwanis Festivals and the Canadian National Exhibition. He taught violin at the RCM from 1922 until his death. He also taught in the University Settlement Music School. Elie was a member of Goel Tzedec Synagogue and was married to Hilda (nee Narrol) Spivak. He had two sons, David and Michael.
Philip Spivak played the cello and was first stand with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He also played in a chamber orchestra. He married the famous cellist Zara Nelsova, later divorced and remarried Iris Cooper. Philip was a member of Holy Blossom Temple.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Name Access
Spivak, Elie, 1902-1960
Spivak, Phillip, 1906-ca. 1962
Levy, Sidney, 1898-1971
Levy, Edward, 1934-
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records related to the Music School Committe of the YM-YWHA. This committee predated the establishment of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Records include memebership lists, a member description for the music committee, correspondence regarding co-operation between the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation and the YMHA, meeting minutes and agendas, outline for further development of the existing music school, program guide for the music school, proposals for the establishment of music school scholarships, and the Co-Opera Theatre Proposal.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of program guides for the Koffler School of Music for babies to adults.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 499
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
499
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950-1999
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the CJC Committee for Jewish Music Month in Kitchener, Ontario
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Committees
Jews--Music
Repro Restriction
Credit Kitchener-Waterloo Record
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
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-20
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca.1960]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a program 'Festival of Song' put on by Toronto Hadassah. The guest of honour was Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg.
Custodial History
There is no information of the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
Rabbi Feinberg was the lead rabbi of Holy Blosom Temple from 1943 to 1961.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Nonprofit organizations
Rabbis
Name Access
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 13; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
File
Fonds
13
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1922-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Concert programmes for this file are gathered in two accessions. Together these records document Solway's performance career as a soloist and in the New Symphony, the TSO, the Joyce Trio, the Solway String Quartet, and with various other ensembles in Toronto and throughout Ontario. The programme bills are arranged chronologically in each of two separate folders, separated according to the original accessions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
File
Fonds
22
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of concert programs for performances by Berul Sugarman while a violinist with the Modern Art String Quartet, and as the leader of the Galant Chamber Music Players and the Pro Arte Orchestra. The concerts were performed at a variety of locations such as Malloney's Art Gallery, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Art Gallery of Toronto, Hart House Theatre and York University.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
27
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs and a report documenting the Thursday afternoon concerts put on for residents by professional entertainers, Mr. and Mrs. George Frank.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1981]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 26 x 21 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program and portraits of members of the Canadian chamber ensemble known as, Camerata. Included are images of Coenraad Bloemendal, Kathryn Root, Suzanne Shulman, Adele Armin, and Moshe Hammer.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for the concert of Canadian pianist Robert Silverman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-165
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-165
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
22 April 1932
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an ad for a Yiddish Concert by the Grafstein Sisters at the Standard Theatre in Toronto.
Use Conditions
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 Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-9
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
1 audio cassette
Date
1960-1997
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to Gordon Kushner's activities as music director of Beth Tzedec Congregation. The accession includes Kushner's compositions for V'al Kulam (1982), Mi Sheberach (1983), and Tikanta (1987) along with a collection of compositions by Srul Irving Glick, Paul Kowarsky, and Sid Robinovitch. Of particular note is a composition commissioned by the Canadian Jewish Congress for the Jewish Music Festival 1960. Recordings of selections from Robonvitch's compositions are included in an audio cassette. Also included are correspondence, meeting minutes, repertoire and music lists, and choir membership lists, and program books related to the activities of the Beth Tzedec choir and its performances, such as its participation in various Jewish music festivals. In addition, there are records related to Mel Sach's resignation from the Toronto Jewish Cultural Council as program coordinator; bulletins of Beth Tzedec Congregation, and Jewish Music Committee meeting minutes.
Administrative History
Gordon Kushner (1916-2007) was the music director of the Beth Tzedec Congregation (previously Goel Tzedec) in Toronto from 1948 to 1999. Born in Winnipeg, Kushner trained as a pianist under Gwendda Owen Davies and appeared with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 1940. After serving as a bandsman in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, he resumed his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under John Weinzweig in theory and conducting in 1946. As music director for Beth Tzedec Congregation, he composed several choral compositions for the synagogue and coordinated the Beth Tzedec Choir's participation in various concerts and events across Toronto, including the Jewish Music Festival sponsored by the Music Committee of the Toronto Jewish Cultural Council of Toronto Jewish Congress. Kushner was active in the cultural activities of the Toronto Jewish community. He was a member of the education and cultural committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1950 and became co-chair of the central region music committee in 1967. Kushner was also a music educator and during the 1960s taught at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music Summer School, which he became director of in 1969. He served as the Principal and Vice-Principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music from 1978 to 1991.
Subjects
Music festivals
Synagogue music
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Kushner, Gordon, 1916-2007
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-[1951?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Nioma Waldman and Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky regarding Kusevitsky's performances in 1950 and 1951.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of tickets, invoices, newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, and correspondence related to Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky's performances in 1950, 1951, and 1952.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1157
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1157
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max Moldaver, of Brantford, Ontario, with his Russian army band. He is pictured holding a brass instrument in the back row, on the far right.
Name Access
Moldaver, Max
Subjects
Bands (Music)
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
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Steinberg was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. He is well known across Canada and the U.S. for his lecture-recitals on Jewish music history and style, and has conducted and lectured overseas in such places as Israel, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.
A professional composer of both sacred and secular music, he is perhaps the most widely commissioned composer of Jewish music worldwide. His works have been published in the U.S., Canada and Israel.
Ben has served as director of music at Temple Sinai since 1970, and was appointed composer-in-residence in 1996. The University of Calgary (Alberta) Special Collections currently houses his original manuscripts, scores and papers.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ben Steinberg and the Hamilton Jewish choir, during a performance on stage. Ben Steinberg is bowing to the audience. Standing second from the left in the back row is Marion Bennett.
Notes
There is a stamp on the front of the photograph that reads "proof only, unretouched".
Name Access
Bennett, Marion
Steinberg, Ben
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 19 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Steinberg was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. He is well known across Canada and the U.S. for his lecture-recitals on Jewish music history and style, and has conducted and lectured overseas in such places as Israel, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.
A professional composer of both sacred and secular music, he is perhaps the most widely commissioned composer of Jewish music worldwide. His works have been published in the U.S., Canada and Israel.
Ben has served as director of music at Temple Sinai since 1970, and was appointed composer-in-residence in 1996. The University of Calgary (Alberta) Special Collections currently houses his original manuscripts, scores and papers.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ben Steinberg conducting the Hamilton Jewish choir. The photograph depicts several men and women singing on a stage.
Notes
There is a stamp on the front of the photograph that reads "proof only, unretouched".
Name Access
Steinberg, Ben
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1997-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-5-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[193-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Cantor Bornstein's Choir of boys and young men at Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue, Toronto .
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Name Access
Bornstein, Cantor
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1613
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1613
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Bensman Gezangs Farein
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2361
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2361
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The Bensman Gezangs Farein was the precurssor to the Jewish Folk Choir.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Bensman Gezangs Farein seated on a stage.
Name Access
Bensman Gezangs Farein
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4592
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4592
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Photo by Allan Walker.
Note on back of photograph reads: Papernick's clarinetist.
Name Access
Papernick
Subjects
Bands (Music)
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Level
Series
Fonds
103
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1993
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
35 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, originally called the Canadian Federation of Polish Jews (CFPJ), was established in 1933 to assist Jews in Poland who were victims of anti-Semitism as expressed in economic boycotts and political discrimination. The CFPJ provided political action and advocacy on behalf of Polish Jews, as well as social help, moral strength and material support. It was a constituent member of the World Federation of Polish Jews, established in 1935, which provided relief and economic assistance to Jews in Poland, and coordinated the assistance given to Jewish communal organizations in Poland. In addition, the CFPJ assisted Canadian landsmanshaften (mutual benefit societies) which were giving support to those communities from which their members had emigrated.
In 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War, the CFPJ was among those Canadian Jewish organizations which founded the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies, the purpose of which was to assist in the war effort and to aid war victims. At the conclusion of the war, the UJRWR was renamed the United Jewish Relief Agencies, with an aim to assist refugees in their effort to settle in Canada.
The scope and mandate of the CFPJ has changed over time as new challenges and projects have emerged. In January 1950, its activities expanded to include building homes in Israel for Polish Jewish immigrants, providing local relief to newly arrived Polish Jewish immigrants in Canada, locating relatives and providing legal advice on matters related to passports and visas, contributing to and participating in memorials honouring lost Jewish communities, and maintaining contact with its sister Farbands across the world.
In December 1951, the name of the organization was officially changed to Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, and as of March 1953, its priorities had shifted to focus increasingly on providing support to Israel.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel. Many records provide insight into the relief efforts carried out to assist Jews in Poland and Israel. Included are meeting minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, speeches, newspaper articles, financial records, conference material, a ledger book, posters and invitations, membership and donation lists, scrapbooks, leaflets, photographs of important events, letters of appeal, visa and identification applications, property claims applications, and letters from individuals requesting aid.
Name Access
Canadian Federation of Polish Jews
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel
Subjects
Jews--Israel
Jews, Polish
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4029
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4029
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1887
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of klezmorim assembled with their instruments.
Notes
See accession record for identification.
Subjects
Klezmer music
Musical groups
Portraits, Group
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
Poland
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Programming and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Programming and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Concert with the Franks file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 27; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Concert with the Franks file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
27
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Identified in the photograph is George Frank (holding the microphone) and Phyl Goldner (dancing with the resident).
Notes
Photograph is by the Toronto Star.
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
Accession Number
2011-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-11-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
13 May 1967
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one annual concert programme booklet for the Workmen's Circle Peretz School and Camp Yungvelt.
Subjects
Concerts
Camps
Schools
Name Access
Workmen's Circle (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Scrapbook file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4; File 2; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Scrapbook file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4
File
2
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1961]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a highland dancer entertaining resident Harry Applebaum at a weekly concert.
Notes
Photograph is by Seymour Green.
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 4436
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4436
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Leader: Ignatz Glass.
Notes
Photo by Alexandra Studios, Toronto.
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
1988-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4435
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4435
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1914 or 1915]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Probably on the steps of the Goel Tzedec Synagogue.
Leader: Ignatz Glass.
Notes
For identification, see accession record.
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
1988-11-4
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 1066
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
1066
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Mission to Jews
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
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 1308
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
1308
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of nineteen photographs of window exhibits of photographs and Jewish artifacts in storefronts (some which may be Eatons', Simpsons' and Fairweather stores), as well as guests and speakers at a celebration of the National Bicentenary of Canadian Jewry, 1759 - 1959. Individuals depicted include: the Governor General of Canada, Georges Vanier; his wife Pauline Vanier; the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Keiller MacKay; the Premier of Ontario Leslie Frost; the Mayor of Toronto Nathan Phillips; Samuel Bronfman; J.I. Oelbaum; Myer Gasner; Monroe Abbey; Rabbi Reuben Slonim; Rabbi Albert Pappenhein; as well as a shot of a large audience seated in an auditorium; a young girl presenting Mrs. Vanier with a bouquet of roses and a man speaking to the crowd, possibly a rabbi, as he is holding a bible in his hand.
Notes
COPYRIGHT NOTE: Photographs have been annotated as Graphic Artists Photographers (Toronto, ON).
Subjects
Jews--Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
General office records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-5; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
General office records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-5
File
66
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence related to Christian Proselytizing of Jews
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Mission to Jews
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
110
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Anglican Church of Canada. Missionary Society
Subjects
Mission to Jews
Source
Archival Descriptions
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 57
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
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters of complaint regarding the racist stereotyping by the encyclopedia in its description of Jews in Canada
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Jews--Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-7-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-12
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
450 cm of textual records and other material
ca. 350 audio cassettes
164 audio discs : vinyl
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Cantor Harold Klein. Included are audio recordings that belonged to Klein, sheet music, and other textual records.
Administrative History
Cantor Harold Klein was born in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 1929. The child of eastern European immigrants, Klein was the second of three sons. When he was four, the family moved to Williamsburg. It was there that he attended yeshiva.
As a child, Klein was inspired by Rabbi Levi Greenwald, Rabbi Dovid Rabinowitz, and Earl Spero to pursue his vocation as a cantor. He studied with Cantor Noah Schall and [Frederick?] Pugel. In a 1984 interview with author Mark Slobin, Klein credited both with his later success.
In the course of his career, Klein sung for several congregations. The first was Sutton Place Synagogue, aka the U.N. Synagogue, where he introduced congregational singing. In 1968, he moved to Toronto and became cantor at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue. After several years at Beth Emeth, he went to Shaarei Shomayim, where he sung for many years.
In addition to regular singing, Klein occupied a number of important posts within the cantorial community. In the 1970s, he was elected to the executive council of the Cantors Assembly of America. At the time he was elected, Klein was serving as the president of the Toronto Council of Hazzanim.
Klein was also a published author. After a friend encouraged him to write a songbook, he formed Mydas Music Company, which published his Let's Sing and Daven songbook in 1985. The songbook, which was accompanied by a ninety-minute cassette of Klein singing to piano accompaniment, won praise from a number of cantors. A sequel, Let's Sing and Celebrate,was released in 1987.
In 1988, the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary inducted Klein as one of its honourary fellows.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Music by Jewish composers
Synagogue music
Name Access
Klein, Harold
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 6 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and his friends during Passover at Piccadilly Circus in London, England. All four men are in their airforce uniforms, standing on the street in front of several storefronts and billboards. Pictured from left to right are: Nicky Gluskin (Jack Gluskin's cousin), Bill Stern, Charlie "Chuck" Appel, and David Burman.
Subjects
Bands (Music)
Passover
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
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6619
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6619
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a workmen's choir during the ten year jubilee celebration for the A.A.C.T. organizations.
There are several Yiddish inscriptions on the photograph that are only partially translated. Translation includes, "Proletarian culture front, worthy member in Yiddishe Arbeiter Culture Centre, 10 year jubilee celebration with Ch' Shaffer, 12 May 1935, the two brothers".
Subjects
Anniversaries
Choirs (Music)
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 1726
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1726
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Young Women's Hebrew Choral Society was directed by Rigel Haupt.
Name Access
Haupt, Rigel
Young Women's Hebrew Choral Society
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ledger for the Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky concerts.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
Fonds
22
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942, 1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 986
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
986
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a concert ticket advertising a Hanukkah festival featuring Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky at Massey Music Hall on Wed. Dec. 4, 1912. The festival was for the benefit of the Hebrew Free School. Tickets were $100 each.
Name Access
Massey Music Hall (Toronto, Ont.)
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Benefit performances
Cantors (Judaism)
Hanukkah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 4; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
4
File
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of the programme brochure for the 1955 and 1956 concerts, the script for a 1 act play, and narration notes for the play.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4437
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4437
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Moffett: Chicago.
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
1988-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4274
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4274
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 April 1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Our holdings include the original poster.
Name Access
Standard Theatre
Grafstein family
Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
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
1987-11-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
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