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Accession Number
2016-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-1-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36 x 34 cm
Date
1935
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one black and white photograph of the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge, no. 836 installation dinner and dance, which took place at the Royal York Hotel, on January 14, 1935. Individuals identified in the photo include: Carl Kayfetz, Mel Bochner, Dr. Joseph Gollom, Sam Sable, Moe Palmer, Sam Bregman, Sam Staiman and Sol Staiman.
Subjects
Clubs
Name Access
B'nai Brith Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
1890-[ca. 1935]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three electronic scans of original photographs of Nathan Phillips' father Jacob, his mother Mary (nee Rosenbloom) and a group portrait of Nathan with his first son Lewis, his mother Mary and an unidentified older woman.
Custodial History
The original photographs are in the possession of the donor. They were loaned to the OJA for copying and then returned on Aug. 18, 2008.
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.
Subjects
Families
Places
Cornwall (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-102
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-102
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
56 photographs : b&w (48 negatives) ; 12 x 8 cm or smaller
Date
1947
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and negatives documenting campers, staff, and activities during the summer of 1947. At the time these photographs were taken, Camp B'nai Brith was located near Longford Mills, Ontario. In addition to the photographs and negatives the accession includes an envelope with the camp's name and location on the back flap.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1958-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of B'nai Brith Women Toronto cookbooks from 1958, 1960-1963, 1967-1972, and B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto yearbooks from 1973, 1975-1976. Each cookbook has a specific theme: Food for Fun; Dinner Dates; Chef's Choice; Gourmet Goodies; Around the World; Candlelight and Wine; Calories a la Carte; Gourmet's Gallery; Confessions of a Bala Busta; Dinner Magic; and People Helping People. The 1972 issue is both a yearbook and a cookbook. From 1973 on, the yearbooks, entitled Pledged to Serve, no longer contained any recipes and instead focused solely on the work of the B'nai Birth Women's Council of Toronto and its chapters.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this accession. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Subjects
Food
Women in charitable work
Name Access
B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto
B'nai Brith Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-3-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an election card for Nathan Phillips.
Administrative History
Nathan Phillips first ran for alderman in Toronto's Ward 4 in 1924. He won the position and was re-elected each year to 1951.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-10-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the B'nai Brith Hillel. Included is promotional material related to the Unite Jewish Appeal youth campaign, as well as Hillel-Lite newsletters from the 1940s and 1950s, other promotional material realted to the Free Jewish University, invitations to events including the burning of the mortgage ceremony for Hillel House on St. George St., as well as miscellaneous brochures and flyers.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition informaiton on these materials. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 certificates
Date
1956
Scope and Content
Accession contains two certificates given to the Jewish community on the occasion of the centenary of the founding of the Jewish community of Toronto. The certificates are hand-signed by Mayor Nathan Phillips.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1935
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a program from the installation dinner and dance of the Toronto Lodge B'nai Brith, held on 14 January 1935 at the Royal York Hotel.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of graphic material and textual records
Date
1963-2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Don Mills Lodge, B'nai Brith. Included are six issues of Planet Observer (2016, 2018--2019); seven issues of the Planet (1994-2008); a twenty-fifth anniversary publication (1982); a program for a fiftieth anniversary gala (2007); a bulletin (October 2015); a copy of the constitution and by-laws; three issues of 2131 News (March 1963, June 1963, and March 1964); a copy of the lodge's charter (1957); and seven albums containing letters, photographs, and printouts documenting events, achievements, and volunteer services (1977-2011).
Administrative History
In 1956, a group of men living in the newly developed area of Don Mills came together to establish a B'nai Brith lodge. On March 16, 1957, District Grand Lodge No. 1 granted a charter to Don Mills Lodge No. 2131 to operate in the city of Toronto. The lodge was one of several that belonged to B'nai Brith Canada; B'nai Brith Canada, in turn, belonged to B'nai Brith International.
An early accomplishment of the lodge was to raise funds for the purchase of North York's first ambulance, which provided the impetus for the development of the area's ambulance service. Other philanthropic endeavours over the years have included Monte Carlo nights, which raised funds for muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis associations, and an annual dinner draw run in cooperation with B'nai Brith Canada. Since the 1990s, the lodge has operated a bingo at two locations in Toronto to raise money for B'nai Brith and other communal activities. In addition, it has given thousands of dollars to a variety of organizations including Camp Oochigeas, the Canadian Association for the Riding Disabled, the Canadian International Scientific Exchange Program, CNIB, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, the International Schizophrenia Foundation, the Magen David Adom, the Pride of Israel Synagogue's Kosher Food Bank, Sheena's Place, and YouthLink.
In the mid-2010s, the Don Mills Lodge began operating with the Leonard Mayzel Ontario Lodge (LMOL) of B'nai Brith. Since beginning to operate jointly, the lodges have ceased to have their own presidents.
As of 2019, the lodge currently participates in and sponsors the following community programs: the Ride Programme, which delivers coffee and donuts to police vans; a Hanukkah party and summer picnic for the foster children of Jewish Family & Child (JF&CS); the Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow; a Shabbat service for veterans at Sunnybrook Hospital; apple-picking for Kadima residents; the ALS walkathon; and the Out of the Cold program.
The lodge's first president was Manny Widman, who served from 1957-1958. Subsequent presidents have included: Herbert Liebman (1958-1959), Joseph Skolnik (1959-1960), Allan N. Lewis (1960-1961), Harold Chapman (1961-1962), Irwin Borins (1962-1963), Gerald Rafelman (1963-1964), Morley Torgov (1964-1965), Murray Page (1965-1966), Lowell Biderman (1966-1967), Earl Segal (1967-1968), Leon Tessler (1968-1969), Sam Brown (1969-1970), Joe Feller (1970-1971), Dave Sugarman (1971-1972), Marvin Cohen (1972-1974), Allen Werger (1974-1975), Murray Stitsky (1975-1976), Syd Feldman (1976-1977), Maurice Wesfield (1977-1978), Michael Brodsky (1978-1979), Shelly Goldstein (1979-1980), David Grader (1980-1981), Howie Cohen (1981-1982), Tom Kolin (1982-1983), Gerry Rowan (1983-1984), Andrew Stevens (1984-1985), Harold Bricks (1985-1987), Jerry Freud (1987-1988), Vic Blackman (1988-1989), Gary Feldman (1989-1990), Charles Bleier (1990-1991), Lou Ginsberg (1991-1992), Len Berk (1992-1994), Debby Goldstein (1994-1995), Esther Saxe (1995-1997), Joanne Bleier (1997-1998), Hermy Gimpel (1998-2000), Allen Burke (2000-2001), Eli Goldberg (2001-2002), Henry Gimpel (2002-2003), Ken Waldman (2003-2005), David Grader (2005-2006), Sheldon Saxe (2006-2008), Allan Wilson (2008-2009), Ava Brodsky (2009-2011), and Brenda Stevens and Robbi Wilson (2012-2013).
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: One of the albums has been scanned and is available as a PDF file.
Name Access
L.M.O.L. Don Mills Lodge B'nai Brith
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Date
Aug. 1925
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of a group of boys from the Jewish Boys Club at Camp Bnai Brith. The boys are having their hands inspected for cleanliness. One of the counsellors in the background is reading from a merit book and another is setting up a tent. Pictured are:
Standing, third from the left: Sydney Blinick.
Inspecting the hands: Nadie Bronstein
Administrative History
The Jewish Boys’ Club was formed in 1921, under the leadership of M. M. Cohen, and was funded by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. The club operated out of a house on Simcoe Street, which had a games room, meeting rooms, library and offices. The Boys’ Club used various facilities around the city for its athletic programming.
The club primarily targeted disadvantaged boys from low income homes. It addressed the YMHA’s gap in programming, since their focus at the time was on young adults rather than boys. The club offered cultural programming, had basketball teams and ran a summer camp in cooperation with B’nai Brith
Name Access
Jewish Boys' Club.
Camp B'nai Brith.
Blinick, Sydney.
Bronstein, Nadie.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-11-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-11-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 scrapbooks
Date
2003-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two scrapbooks documenting Carson Phillips' work in the field of Holocaust education. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles; promotional postcards; Yom HaShoah remembrance cards; newsletters; and correspondence, much of it related to an exhibition titled Janusz Korczak and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. The latter was presented by the Regional Jewish Communities of Ontario, a partnership between UJA Federations Canada and Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region. Holocaust survivor Max Eisen features prominently in many of the articles.
Administrative History
Carson Phillips earned his doctor of philosophy degree from York University. Since 2008, he has served as managing director of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. He is the recipient of several awards including the 2013 BMW Canada Award from the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University. He also serves on the editorial board of Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators.
Subjects
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Eisen, Max
Phillips, Carson
Regional Jewish Communities of Ontario
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Date
1955-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one BBYO Naomi Chapter (BBG) scrapbook, which documents the chapter's activities in its first few years. Included are photographs of the chapter's first meeting, conventions, Carmelite Orphanage parties, mother and daughter teas, the chapter's anniversary parties and other events. Also included are event programmes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and lists of the chapter's executive membership. Individuals identified in the photographs include: Shirley (nee Feldman) Worth, Morty Wagman, Rochelle King, Marlene Lipson, Marcia Blumenthal, Honey Silverman, and Thelma Tash.
Custodial History
Shirley Worth, a member of BBG Naomi Chapter, stored the scrapbook in her home until donating it to the OJA.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Date
[1930-?]-[198-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of the B'nai Brith Lord Melchett Lodge in St. Catharines, Ontario. Included is correspondence, booklets, ledgers, financial records, and lists.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-11-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group photo of men of B'nai Brith A.Z.A. Chapter 103 (BBYO) and a reunion card featuring a photo of the same group in 1929.
Some individuals have been identified. They include: Morris Mink, Sam Solway, Hart Wintrob, Percy Kopman, Larry Pifko, and Joe Lokach.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
22 photographs : col. (11 negatives) ; 10 x 15 cm and 35 mm
Date
1989
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and negatives docmenting a B'Nai Brith "Never Again" rally in Minden, Ontario against white supremacists, and thanking the Minden United Church and other concerned citizens for their support.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1943-1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two audited reports for N. Reingewertz of Toronto, who appears to have been in the paint supply or painting business.
Custodial History
These reports were found in a box labelled CJN in the vault. They were removed and accessioned on 15 February 2012.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-1
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
95 cm of textual records
42 photographs : b&w and col. ; 9 x 13 cm and 10 x 15 cm
5 audiocassettes
Date
1974-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records documenting Nathan Leipciger's role as the Chairman of the Holocaust Remembrace Committee, as well as his affiliation with other Holocaust commemoration organizations in Poland and Toronto. Organizations documented in this collection include: the Canadian Jewish Congress Holocaust Remembrance Committee and its Education Sub-Committee, the March of the Living, Yad Vashem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the International Council to the Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto, the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, the Board of Education of North York, and the Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre (now Neuberger). Events documented include Yom HaShoah programs, the Canadian Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and Their Children, and Holocaust Education Week. Records include Holocaust Remembrance Committee meeting minutes, correspondence (including correspondence between Mr. Leipciger and the director of the museum at Auschwitz), programming material, curriculum development material, event flyers, newsclippings, synagogue newsletters featuring published memoirs by Mr. Leipciger. Also included are architectural drawings of the Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre (now Neuberger), one copy of a small book entitled, "60 Days for 6 Million," published by Tribe UK, and five audiocasettes of recordings from the 22nd International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference on the topic of the shared history of Poles and Jews (August 2002, Toronto, Ont.).
Administrative History
Nathan Leipciger was born in Chorzów, Poland, in 1928. He survived the Sosnowiec Ghetto and the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Funfteichen, GrossRosen, Flossenberg, Leonberg, and Dachau. Nate and his father were liberated in May 1945, and immigrated to Canada in 1948. In Toronto Nate attended high school and eventually obtained a university degree in engineering. He later established an engineering firm with several partners. In 1982, Nate chaired the Toronto Holocaust Remembrance Committee, later becoming an executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress National Holocaust Remembrance Committee. Nate was a member of the International Council to the Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau for fifteen years and has been an educator on March of the Living trips to Poland and Israel for fifteen years. In 2015, The Azrieli Foundation published Nate's 280-page memoir "The Weight of Freedom" as part of their series of Holocaust memoirs by survivors in Canada. In 2016, Mr. Leipciger guided Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Leipciger, Nathan, 1928-
Places
Poland
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-13
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records and other material
3 objects
Date
[194-]-[201-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Nathan Isaacs. Included are letters, photographs, service records, a sight log, a book with photographs of fighter planes active in the Second World War, and telegrams congratulating Nathan's family on Nathan coming home. Also included are a number of objects: Nathan's dog tags, navigator wings, and crest; a flask with Nathan's initials on it; another item with Nathan's initials that he received upon enlisting in 1942 and which would have held a mirror, nail file, and possibly a comb; a cigarette lighter made from an empty shell by ground crew; and, finally, a Bomber Command bar that was issued to Nathan in 2013.
Administrative History
Nathan Isaacs (né Isaacovitch) was born on November 20, 1922. He enlisted on August 5, 1942. After training, Nathan worked in the kitchen at a Royal Canadian Air Force base in Aylmer, Ontario, while awaiting deployment to Europe. After being flown to Yorkshire, England, Nathan went on to fly thirty-five missions. He was twenty-one when he flew his first.
Following the war, bombers like Nathan received little in the way of recognition on account of the heavy civilian casualties caused by bombing. In 2013, Julian Fantino, minister of veterans affairs, gave out the Bomber Command bar to recognize Second World Bombers, including Nathan. That same year, thanks to a photograph that accompanied a Toronto Star article about Second World War bombers, Nathan was reunited with John Mulholland, the pilot with whom he flew his final mission.
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: Six of the photographs and four of the textual records have been scanned and are available as JPEG, TIFF, and/or PDF files.
Subjects
Bomber pilots
Jewish veterans--Canada
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Isaacs, Nathan, 1922-
Places
Canada
Europe
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
52 photographs : b&w (26 negatives) ; 16 x 22 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1920]-[ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a business card and stationary with letterhead of Nat Kane's Associated Radio, TV, & Sound Company, Dundas Street West, Toronto. In addition, there are original and copy photographs of the exterior of Kane Radio and Sound Service, a group photo of the Mozirer Girls Club, and photographs taken at Sunnyside Beach, Camp Naivelt, "Pontypool Pond," and "Lotus Farm". As well, there is a photo of Nathan Eliezer Kane at the age of ten.
Descriptive Notes
Identification is provided on the back of some of the photographs.
Name Access
Kane, Nathan
Places
Pontypool, Ont.
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-10
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Date
1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Jewish members of the Royal Canadian Air Force at a seder in London, England. Standing at the head of the table is Rabbi I. Eisen of Holy Blossom Temple. Seated on the far right with his head bowed is Squadron Leader Al Glazer. The photograph was taken by the donor.
Subjects
Jewish fighter pilots
Portraits, Group
Seder
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Glazer, Al
Isaacs, Nathan
Places
London, England
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-1-5
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 DVD ( ca. 96 min.)
Date
2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one DVD recording of the Rally for Truth, Light and Freedom. The DVD covers the entire presentation, including speakers Linda Frum Sokolowski, Father Raymond De Souza, Peter Van Loan, Michael Bryant, Martin Maxwell, Max Eisen, and William McBurney; keynote speaker Professer Alan Dershowitz; and archival footage of a concentration camp liberation that was screened at the rally.
Administrative History
The Rally for Truth, Light and Freedom: Iran Exposed was held at Beth Tzedec Congregation on Thursday December 21, 2006 to express opposition to Iran's Holocaust denial conference. It was sponsored by a coalition of more than 120 Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, including the Archdiocese of Toronto's Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs, the National Congress of Italian-Canadians, the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, and the Hindu Conference of Canada. Organizational support was provided by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto; Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region; and the Holocaust Centre of Toronto. Mark Anshan of UJA coordinated the event.
Subjects
Holocaust denial
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1953, 1956-1957
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three cookbooks produced by the Toronto B'nai Brith Women. The first is entitled "Party Book", the second is "Oven Magic", and the third is "What's Cooking?".
Subjects
Food
Women
Name Access
Toronto B'nai B'rith Women
Source
Archival Accessions
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
Accession Number
2013-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1950-1989
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Bureau of Jewish Education (later the Board of Jewish Education). Included is the inaugural meeting invitation, general correspondence, commencement and festival programmes, newsletters, a report on the schools of Beth Tikvah Synagogue and a BJE Dropouts' Study performed in 1989.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these records. Cantor Stolnitz's stamp is visible on many of the records and some of the correspondence is addressed to him.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Stolnitz, Nathan
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-14
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[1963?]-[1975?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from the personal collection of Cantor Nathan Stolnitz taken at numerous functions including a board meeting of Associated Hebrew Schools, a meeting of Histadrut, an ORT Conference, a cantoral Chanukah party, a dinner honouring Archie Bennett for the Jewish Teachers Seminary and People's University at Beth Shalom Synogogue, the Lubliner Society executive, the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society, the Toronto Zionist Council (?), a reception for Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky arranged by the Cantors Council of Toronto, held at Torah Emit Educational Centre, and Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University. Identified in the photographs are: Morris Jackson, Joe Macks, Jacob Egit, George Steinhouse, Leo Moss, S. Kraisman, Kalman Berger, [Mrs. Israelson?], Sam Bierstone, Shammai Ogden, S. Rotman, L. Shurem, Joseph Levine, Richard Shiff, Wilferd Gordon, Sam Kurtz, Louis Lockshin, [William Leibel?], David E. Newman, Louis Mayzel, Jacob D. Pearlstein, Michael Garber, QC, Prof. Maxwel Cohen, A.B. Bernett, Jack Kosoy, S. Sable, Tobie Taback, Dr. I. Cass, David Newman, Louis Gelber, D. Green, Saul Sigler, J. Richard Shiff, Balfoura Gordon, Julius Weiner, A. Wantroff, Nathan Stolnitz, Murray Nixon, N. Adler, Ben Steinberg, Sam Stolnitz, Gordon Kushner, M. Alspector, M. Fridman, Anna Brom, J. Cukierfajn, M. Waksbaum, C. Fefferman, H. Sigelman, P. Yablonski, A. Laufer, M. Katz, M. Mandel, J. Ross, M. Pearl, M. Greenspan, A. Nightingale, C. Lax, M. Greenbaum, Rabbi Gershon Weiner, Archie Bennett, Sophie Bennett, Julius Hayman, Lazar Lifscutz, Anne Brown, Mrs. Mannie Brown, Mannie Brown, Dr. Mark Zimmerman, George Liban, Ben Nobelman, L. Schreipman, John J. Glass, Julius Marcus, H. Tulchnsky, Harry Ziffkin, Mary Barber, Sofee Hayman, Helen Smolack, Max Goodie, Mrs. Monte Simmons, Allan Bronfman, Mark Levy, Mrs. Mark Levy, Mrs. Edwin A. Goodman, Edwin A. Goodman, J. Cooper, J. Zigelman, L. Moses, Nathan Stolnitz, Moshe Koussevizky, M. Nixon, N. Adler, A. Wantroff, S. Stolnitz, N. Liberman, M. Meirovich, M. Diamond, S. Wortsman, J. Freedman, Chaim Bernikier, J.B. Salsberg, Rabbi A.L. Feinberg, H. Bergman, Reuven Madesker.
Name Access
Stolnitz, Nathan
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller + 1 identification key
Date
[195-]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of four photographs of Cantor Nathan Stolnitz. Pictured left to right in one photo are a group of officers of the Toronto Jewish Public Library following the close of Jewish Music Month: Cantor Nathan Stolnitz, Mrs. M. Reinharz, Julius Marcus, Lazar Weiner, Morris Baker, and Dr. A. G. Volpe. There is a photocopy of the photo with identifying information.
Custodial History
Rabbi Mayer S. Abramowitz is the nephew of Ben Gryfe and grandson of Cantor Stolnitz.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[194-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Cantor Nathan Stolnitz with a group of men and women dressed in black choir robes. The men are wearing tallisot.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-11-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Date
[ca. 1930]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Sadie and Nathan Friedman standing in a field at Crystal's Resort in Pontypool around the summer of 1930.
Administrative History
Nathan Friedman (b. 1906-d. 1954) was born in Poland and Sadie (Book) Friedman (b. 1911- d. 1991) was born in Hamilton, ON. They were married in Toronto in June 1929. Nathan worked as a furrier in Toronto. They began vacationing in Pontypool during the early 1930s and originally rented a loft in the Crystal's barn. Later they rented a cabin at Crystal's Resort. The donor, Jerry Friedman, is the son of Nathan and Sadie.
Pontypool was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station. Charlie and Surah Crystal were the owners of several resort cabins resort that was popular amongst the Jewish vacationers.
Subjects
Charities
Outdoor recreation
Vacations
Name Access
Friedman, Nathan
Friedman, Sadie
Places
Pontypool, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
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
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-58
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-58
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual reccords
Date
1926-[ca. 1936]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of letters patent and ledger of B'nai Israel Hushatine Kloise Synagogue, Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-49
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-49
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a brief prepared by Irving Paisley, interim chair of the York General Hospital, for the Reeve and Council of the Township of North York and documents, correspondence, financial records and newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of the B'Nai Brith Empire Lodge Charitable Foundation.
Administrative History
The Empire Lodge raised funds for medical research and hospital facilities in Toronto.
Irving Paisley was was active in politics in North York and Metropolitan Toronto from 1951-1984.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1951, 1968, 1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of publications produced by the Toronto Lodge B'nai B'rith, the Canadian District of the B'nai B'rith and the District Grand Lodge No. 22 of B'nai B'rith. Titles include the B'nai B'rith Digest, Notes to Leaders and the Covenant.
Custodial History
The provenance and custodial history for these publications is unknown. They were assigned the accession number by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-5
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[1955]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from a B'nai Israel Congregation Purim carnival.
Responsibility
Photographs by Lou Lessin, London, Ont.
Administrative History
In 1899, London established its first permanent synagogue at the corner of Richmond and Simcoe Streets. The B'nai Israel Congregation operated from this location until 1917. With the rapid influx of Jewish residents at the turn of century, the congregation eventually relocated to the site of a former church located at the corner of Wellington and Grey. B'nai Israel operated from this new home until 1960. On September 11, 1960, B'nai Israel Congregation consecrated its new purpose built synagogue at the then northern border of the city. Praised for its ultramodern design, the synagogue complex designed by architect Philip Carter Johnson, housed a school, social hall and youth centre.
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.
Descriptive Notes
HISTORY/BIO NOTE: A History of the Jewish Community of London Ontario by Bill Gladstone.
CONSERVATION NOTE: Photos were originally mounted on display boards. The photo backing has been removed where possible. All identifying information included in the photo captions was on the original display board.
Subjects
Synagogues
Purim
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records
1 photograph
Artifacts
Date
1918, 1940-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the B'nai Zion Association. Included are the pinkus, financial records, photographs, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, membership records, inviations and programs. Also included is a 1918 photograph of a manual training class at either the King Edward School or the Manning Ave. School.
Administrative History
In the years following the 1st Zionist Congress held in Basle, Switzerland in 1897, Zionist organizations were established around the world.
In Toronto one of the first Zionist societies to be founded was the B'nai Zion Association. This organization was established as a mutual benefit society in 1903. It provided sick, funeral and unemployment benefits to its members.
However, its main purpose was the promotion of Zionism. It was involved in the dissemination of Zionist material, and sponsored lectures and meetings, in addition to raising funds to suppo~t the establishment of Jewish settlements in Palestine. It continued to perform these same activities following the establishment of the state of Israel.
B'nai Zion has also been involved in local activities. It was active in anti-missionary efforts and also provided educational and cultural programming for children.
MG_RG
MG20 J1F
Subjects
Zionism
Name Access
B'nai Zion Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Date
1973-1974
Scope and Content
Accession file consists of letters, posters, press releases, minutes of meeting and policy statements regarding Israeli prisoners of war in Syria. The documents are from many organizations such as the Labor Zionist Alliance, National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, Toronto Jewish Youth Council, and the Canada-Israel Committee.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Israel--Armed Forces
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-30
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 audiotapes
Date
1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two reel-to-reel audiotapes recording John Beattie at Allan Gardens on June 30, 1968.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Antisemitism
Demonstrations
Human rights
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Beattie, John
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-63
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-63
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[192-?]-1953
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material primarily documenting kosher meat scandals and strikes in Toronto in the 1920s and 1930s. There are complete pages of some documents and portions of others. The documents are flyers (public notices) in Yiddish (with some Hebrew in religious context and quotations) to do with a scandal or several scandals in which it became clear a number of butchers were operating outside Rabbinical Board supervision and therefore selling (assumed to be) treif meat to Toronto Jews. Secondary scandal with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart, who allegedly split off from the Rabbinical Board with six butchers to do business outside the union, with wholesalers, and gaining more money than union butchers and the rabbis working with them. Another thread relates to a strike for cheaper meat, including meetings of women picketers, and then for better conditions for local butchers. The flyers mostly fall between 1920-1940. All are from Toronto. Lists of local butchers’ shops with addresses and names are included.
Additional flyers cover Communist protests and protest meetings against German fascism and pogroms, specifically Hitler's government's prosecution of the Communist Party of Germany related to the Reichstag fire. Also included are a 1953 flyer for the tenth anniversary commemoration of the Lavian-Lithuanian Jews’ annihilation, and an open letter to Rabbi Abraham Aaron Price regarding his title.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material. However, retrieved from the original package in which the material was lodged was a note "Kashruth fliers from E. Miller" or Mitler.
Descriptive Notes
Language: Yiddish with some Hebrew (phrases and quotations).
Subjects
Demonstrations
Kosher food
Rabbis
Places
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
2 photographs
Date
[ca. 1968]-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings and other records of the Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Women's Organization of Toronto Minnie Etlin Chapter (ca.1972-ca.1978), and the B'nai Brith Young Adults Southern Ontario Region (BBYA SOR), ca.1968-1972. Accession also includes two polaroid photographs taken at a BBYA social event (ca. 1970).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
April 1977-March 1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one Information Bulletin on Soviet Jewry (vol. 3, issue 4) and two Communique (No. 10, No. 21), both produced by the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry.
Subjects
Human rights
Name Access
Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one invitation to a Y.M.H.A. youth Chanukah candle lighting ceremony, one Lubavitch Youth Organization flyer, and one Toronto Committee for Soviet Jewry worldwide solidarity flyer.
Subjects
Habad
Hanukkah
Human rights
Youth
Name Access
Dorenman, Alexander
Young Men's Hebrew Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Toronto Committee for Soviet Jewry
Lubavitch Youth Organization
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1952]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Rosenthal family's activities in the Sudbury Jewish community and at Camp Biluim. Included is a copy photo of a Chanukah celebration and an original photo of an unidentified celebration at the Cedar Street shul in Sudbury. Also included is a photograph of Rosenthal family members relaxing on a beach at the original Camp Biluim at Clear Lake.
Custodial History
Photographs were donated by Lilian Rosenthal.
Subjects
Hanukkah
Camps
Families
Outdoor recreation
Synagogues
Name Access
Camp Biluim
Rosenthal family
Places
Sudbury, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1972-1984
Scope and Content
This accession consists of meeting minutes and correspondence relating to Congregation B'nai Israel and the Cambridge Jewish community, as well as a plan for a synagogue to be built in Moshav Bar-Giora in the Jerusalem corridor.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Cambridge, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1974-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of Congregation B'Nai Israel in Galt, Ontario. Included are minutes of general and executive meetings, letters to the congregation from the executive, a list of congregation members and non- members in the community, a list of the executive, sisterhood,and committee chairs, and information about religious services and cultural activities.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1940-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material from B'nai Jacob Congregation in Niagara Falls, Ontario. These include bank cheques, utility and hardware bills, insurance policy statements from the 1940s, general correspondence, as well as a report on the dedication of the rebuilt synagogue.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-38
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Date
1953-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of synagogue material including minutes of meetings, a list of members, bulletins, school information, correspondence, and a JNF tree order application form.
Administrative History
In 1973 the City of Galt, the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair were amalgamated to form the City of Cambridge.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-006
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-006
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1912-1922
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a financial and meeting minute ledger book (1912-1922) and a photocopy of a financial and meeting minute ledger book (1914-1922) of the B'nai Zion Synagogue in Cobalt, Ontario.
MG_RG
MG3 B15
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Zion Synagogue (Cobalt, Ont.)
Places
Cobalt, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1901]-1952
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of B'nai Israel Congregation in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge, Ontario).
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.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Israel Congregation (Galt, Ont.)
Places
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
technical drawing
Physical Description
56 cm textual records
172 photographs
2 technical drawings
Date
[194?]-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings, ledgers, correspondence, notes and photographs documenting the former B'nai Jacob Congregation in Niagara Falls. The material includes records of the Rose Dunkelman chapter of Hadassah (1940s-1950s), Sisterhood (1970s), the merged Hadassah-Sisterhood (1977-1986), Lundy's Lane Cemetery and the Niagara Falls Jewish Federation (1943-1966). The records include a file with lists of Torah Fund donations, the constitutions of Sisterhood and of B'nai Jacob, many copied newspaper clippings about the Greenspans and Barbara Frum, and a copy of the 1953 CJC Community Self-Survey. There are also two copies of the 1977 Sisterhood New Year's community directory and textual and graphic material on the Holocaust Memorial at the cemetery. Records also include a photocopied chapter from a young adult book telling the story of Niagara Falls resident Irving Milchberg and how as an adolescent he survived World War II in Nazi-occupied Warsaw after escaping from the ghetto.
Accession includes 172 photographs; 96 are colour prints from the 1998 Holocaust Memorial dedication ceremony in the cemetery and the rest are special events and shul members in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition there is a collage of 12 photographs picturing music classes and performances. Finally, two oversized landscape technical drawings also relate to the proposed Holocaust Memorial.
Photo Caption 001-007: Festival of Holidays at B’nai Jacob Congregation, Niagara Falls, 1980.
Administrative History
B'nai Jacob Synagogue was a conservative shul founded in 1918. It amalgamated with the Reform congregation in St. Catharines and became B'nai Tikvah in 1998, and is still located in the original shul building in Niagara Falls.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-1
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 window : glass, wood ; 66 x 66 cm
Date
[1955?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one stained glass synagogue window. The wooden-framed window features a blue Star of David on a yellow background. The window was likely created when the building was extensively renovated in 1955. It is possible, however, that it was created for the 1924 building and was retained after the 1955 renovations.
Custodial History
Sidney Holtzkener, the donor's husband, was a house chairman and volunteered to take the window. The window was displayed in the donor's home until the couple moved in 2009.
Administrative History
The London Jewish community had a single congregation until disagreements led to Moses Leff organizing an alternative minyan. This became Congregation B'nai Moses Ben Judah, named after Moses Pollock. Their first synagogue building, a remodelled wooden church, opened in 1907. This building was supplanted by a new and enlarged structure in 1924. The building was renovated and enlarged again in 1955, but did retain some elements of the old structure. In 1966 B'nai Moses Ben Judah almagamated with B'nai Israel, and consequently Congregation Or Shalom was created. The B'nai Israel building was chosen to house the new congregation and the the B'nai Moses building was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese. Accordingly, its stained glass windows were removed. Edward's Glass Company Limited held on to the windows and later contacted the Holtzkeners to give them one. The Holtzkeners were members of B'nai Moses and later Congregation Or Sholom from at least 1944 until they moved to Toronto in 2009.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: see MG 3 B-7 for further Congregation Or Shalom records
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-13
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocassette (ca. 12 minutes)
Date
2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO Toronto) tribute video for the 75th anniversary of Aleph Zadik Aleph, B'nai B'rith Girls.
Source
Archival Accessions
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