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Name
Fay (Haber) Gardner
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
19 November 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Fay (Haber) Gardner
Number
AC 003
Subject
Families
Interview Date
19 November 1974
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
Side one: 30 minutes Side two: 2 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Fay Gardner (nee Haber) was born in Toronto in December 1896. Her parents came from Austria. They met and married in New York and moved to Toronto in about 1894. As a child, Fay's family lived on King Street, LaPlante Street and Walton Street. She attended Elizabeth Street (later Hester Howe) Public School and Wellesley Street Public School. At age 16, Fay and her family moved to Margueretta Street. She got married at age 18.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Gardner, Fay
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
AC 003 Side A:
0.14: Fay was born in Toronto in 1896. Her parents came from Austria. They met and were married in New York.
1.11: Fay’s parents moved to Toronto. Her father was a fur cutter for Fairweather’s on Yonge St. for about 30 years and her mother looked after a second hand shop on King St. for a short time.
2.37: Fay’s family moved to LaPlante Ave. There were few Jewish families in the neighbourhood. Across the street from their home was a mission and the old Sick Children’s Hospital.
4.19: At around age 10, Fay’s family moved to Walton St.
4.33: Fay and her sister attended Elizabeth St. School (which later became Hester Howe School). Hester Howe was the Principal. Fay reminisces fondly about Hester Howe. Fay recalls that she experienced no incidents of antisemitism at school or in the neighbourhood.
6.40: Fay graduated to Wellesley School.
7.00: Fay warmly recalls a welcoming incident with a non-Jewish neighbour, Mrs. Denson.
7.54: Fay recalls that when she came down with diphtheria she was sent to an isolation hospital located next door to the Don Jail. She recalls that Sam Factor (later a Judge) was in the hospital with her at the same time.
8.50: Fay remembers other Jewish families in the area near her Walton St. home – the Factors, the Goldhars and the Baers (?). Gradually, more Jewish families moved into the area.
9.39: Fay reminisces about first meeting Esther Manilla (Rosen) who became a lifelong friend.
10.54: Fay’s family moved to Margueretta St.
11.06: While still living on Walton St., Fay’s family belonged to the Bond St. Synagogue. Fay and her sister attended Sunday school at Bond St. Shul (Holy Blossom) until they moved to Margueretta St.
11.45: Fay’s in-laws belonged to the Rumaneshe Shul on Centre Ave.
12.53: Fay’s sister worked in the millinery at Fairweather’s.
13.06: Fay recalls that the old Toronto Star building was next door to Fairweather’s. She identifies Greg Clark as a journalist & Jimmy Fries as a cartoonist at the time.
13.44: Fay stayed at home to help her mother look after her younger siblings (2 brothers and a sister). She then became an apprentice for Mrs. Holmes in a dressmaking shop on Queen St.
14.33: Fay recalls the few Jewish families near her Margueretta St. home – the Greenwoods (Sol. There were no synagogues in the area.)
16.41: Fay’s younger brothers and sisters attended Kent School at Dufferin and Bloor.
17.26: Fay recalls how she met her husband at age 18. His family lived around Dovercourt Road near Bloor.
19.16: Fay discusses the start of Temple Sinai. Fay’s daughter, Kay, married to Lorne Sandy joined Temple Sinai and Fay followed suit.
20.00: Fay reports no awareness of discrimination against Jews or Blacks when she lived on Margueretta St. Her family was friendly with the neighbours.
21.30: Fay continued to live with her parents after she was married. Her first daughter was born there. Then she and her husband moved to a house on Beatrice and College. Then they moved to Bloor and Gladstone Ave. for more than 30 years.
23.02: Fay recalls shopping on Thursdays in Kensington Market with her mother. (Kaplan’s Creamery, Permutter’s Bakery).
25.11: Fay recounts a visit to Hester Howe School.
26.36: Fay recalls her home on LaPlante St. – outdoor plumbing, potbelly stove, coal oil lamps, chimney lamps. On Walton St. they had indoor plumbing.
28.38: Fay recounts a story from her childhood. Her father purchased a goat to provide milk for her mother’s health. The goat that was kept in an empty neighbouring lot escaped and the neighbourhood ran after the goat to catch it.
AC 003 Side B:
0.0: Fay describes the condition of the sidewalks and roads from her childhood. She mentions an aunt and uncle living on Haggerman St. and Brenner’s Junk Shop.
1.41: Sophie Milgram clarifies a few points made in the interview. Fay was born in December 1896. Her family moved to Margueretta St. when she was age 16. The club she mentioned was the Nordau Club. Fay recalled that while living on Walton St., there was a convert named Singer who attempted to proselytize in the neighbourhood and operated out of the mission.
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of (left to right) Mary, Fanny and Anne Levine as young children in Toronto.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card frame.
Name Access
Levine, Anne
Levine, Fanny
Levine, Mary
Subjects
Children
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.
Physical Condition
Photograph has a small tear, the image has faded, and it is lifting off of the card frame.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-2; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-2
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains one report created for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3-1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
3-1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of three issues of the Y-Time newspaper.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 95
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
95
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3-1; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
3-1
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
This file consists of one bound volume of Y-Time newspapers from 1963 to 1974.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walkathon 1974 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walkathon 1974 sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 Apr. 1974
Physical Description
5 photographs (negatives) : 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
The 1974 Walk for Israel was "a family affair" that attracted 5,000 participants, including a busload of students from Kingston. It took place on Sunday, May 12. The route started at Lawrence and Bathurst, went downtown and then north again to the BJCC. Walk pledges were collected on a per-mile basis, with money being collected after the walk took place.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of the Walk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 1-2; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-2
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning Canadian Young Judaea and summer camps, the 41st national convention and membership.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Mrs. Martha Soskin taken in a studio in Hamilton in 1924.
Notes
Gelatin silver-print.
Photographer: Max Beube, King Studio, 181 King East, Hamilton, Ontario.
Mounted in card frame.
Name Access
Soskin, Martha
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Physical Condition
Silver mirroring
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3 x 3 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a small photograph of Mrs. Martha Soskin taken in Toronto in the 1920's.
Notes
Photographer: Chic Photo, 293 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Soskin, Martha
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Freddy Soskin probably taken in California in the early 1930's.
Notes
Photographer: Ronald Kasmith.
Inscribed in bottom right-hand corner: "To Grandma with Love Freddy".
Mounted in card frame.
Name Access
Soskin, Freddy
Subjects
Children
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
California
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fred Soskin at two and a half years of age. He is standing in front of a door and is wearing a coat and hat. He has his hands in his pockets and is smiling. The photograph was taken in Los Angeles in 1932.
Notes
Mounted in card frame.
Name Access
Soskin, Fred
Subjects
Children
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
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lee and Bud Soskin's newborn baby. The baby is crying.
Name Access
Soskin, Bud
Soskin, Lee
Subjects
Infants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lee and Bud Soskin's newborn baby taken in 1946.
Name Access
Soskin, Bud
Soskin, Lee
Subjects
Infants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]-1951
Physical Description
23 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Martha Soskin (née Cass) (1866-1946), Sarah Levine's sister, was married to George Soskin (b.1858), a storekeeper in Waubaushene, Ontario. George was born in Poland and had been previously married. Martha and George were already married when they immigrated to Canada in 1888, via the U.S., where their first child was born, in St. Louis, Missouri. They had as many as ten children: Isaac (1886-1976); Libby (m.Rothbart) (b.1888); Minnie “Hannah” (m.Rotenberg) (b.1891); Benjamin (1894); Beulah (m.Cole) (1896-1953); Sarah Mary (m.Mendel) (b.1898); Lobe Yente “Tesa” (m.Narrol) (b.1900); Abram Benjamin (b.1902); Aaron (b.1905); and “Ralph” Ruben (b.1907). The family moved from Waubaushene after 1901, and were listed as residents at 16 Lansdowne Ave. in the Toronto West region in the 1911 Census.
Isaac married Channah Aungene Abramson (d.1979) in Saskatchewan in 1913. They lived in Los Angeles, where Isaac worked as a clothing merchant, and the couple later moved to San Francisco, where they lived until their deaths. Libby married Maurice Rothbart in 1912 and they moved to Chicago. Beulah married Al Cole in 1916, and the younger Soskin daughters, Sarah and Tesa, were both married in 1919, to Paul Mendel and Albert Narrol respectively. George retired and moved with Martha and the other adult children to Los Angeles, where Benjamin worked in the real estate business. The 1930 US Census record also lists Aaron, Tesa (then divorced), and her son, Albert Narrol (b.1921) as residing in the same Los Angeles household.
Mary Levine (1895-1990), daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine, married Saul Soskin (d.1953), George Soskin's son from his first marriage. They lived in Toronto and later moved to Los Angeles. They had three children: Morton “Bud”, Estelle (b.1922), and Fred (1929-2000). Estelle was married to Irving Liss and worked as a secretary. They were married in Los Angeles in 1946 and lived in Toronto, while the other members of the family remained in California. Bud married Lee and had a son. Fred worked in production control for an aircraft company. He married Diane [?] and had four children: Scott, Christopher, Robin (m.Barnes), and Maria.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Soskin family.
Name Access
Soskin family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1946?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This photo appears to be a match with the other photos of Bud and Lee's baby.
Name Access
Soskin, Bud
Soskin, Lee
Subjects
Infants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Chronological correspondence and memoranda sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-1; File 77
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Chronological correspondence and memoranda sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-1
File
77
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1996-Nov. 1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Shalom series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 4; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Shalom series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
4
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of the format notes for taping of shows and news copy.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Residences sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-7; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Residences sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-7
File
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1963
Physical Description
11 technical drawings : 7 blueline prints and 4 brownline prints ; 54 x 86 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of technical drawings for the construction of Sol Edell's two storey house at 15 Ericka in North York. Included are floor plans, elevation drawings, cross sections, and heating system design drawings.
Physical Condition
Records have a lot of tears along the edges and are in general poor condition. They should be stored flat and encapsulated in melinx to protect them from further damage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Libby Soskin Rothbart taken at a studio in Chicago.
Notes
Mounted on card.
Photographer: N. L. Gordon, 663 W. Taylor St., Chicago.
Name Access
Rothbart, Libby Soskin
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
Chicago (Ill.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 June 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Lee and Bud Soskin taken in California in June 1945.
Notes
Photographer: Austin Studios, California.
Inscription on inside of card frame: "Love, Lee and Bud 6-24-45".
Name Access
Soskin, Bud
Soskin, Lee
Subjects
Portraits
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
California
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lee Soskin feeding her new born baby with a bottle. The picture was taken in Los Angeles in 1946.
Name Access
Soskin, Lee
Subjects
Mother and child
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
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Unknown.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three Soskin children in formal dress. There are two little boys standing on either side of their baby sibling who has been seated on a chair. The age of the photograph suggests that they are most likely from among the older children of George and Martha Soskin: perhaps Isaac, Benjamin and Beulah, however, they cannot be positively identified.
Notes
Mounted on card frame.
Name Access
Soskin, Benjamin
Soskin, Beulah
Soskin, Isaac
Subjects
Children
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.
Physical Condition
Photograph has faded and also has some stains on it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lee Soskin holding her newborn baby. The photograph was taken in 1946.
Name Access
Soskin, Lee
Subjects
Mother and child
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
Passenger Names
Gelberg, Mary
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelberg, Mary
Page Number
247
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Hunt, Mary
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Hunt, Mary
Page Number
728
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Reid, Mary
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Reid, Mary
Page Number
657
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 2; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
2
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of agenda, proceedings, and invitations from the meeting held 15 May 1974.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 2; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
2
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of agenda, programme, reports, programme and speeches from the meeting held 14 May 1975.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
193 Baldwin Street
Source
Landmarks

The Perlmutar Bakery was opened in 1911 by Arrin Perlmutar who had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine by way of London, England. He opened the bakery on the main floor of his home while his family of seven lived upstairs. The bakery had a wood-burning brick oven until the 1960s, when the city forced them to convert to electric.
Address
193 Baldwin Street
Time Period
1911-1974
Scope Note
The Perlmutar Bakery was opened in 1911 by Arrin Perlmutar who had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine by way of London, England. He opened the bakery on the main floor of his home while his family of seven lived upstairs. The bakery had a wood-burning brick oven until the 1960s, when the city forced them to convert to electric.
History
The bakery was best known for their onion buns and rye bread. Electric mixers were used for cakes and bread but almost every other step was done by hand. Bread baking was started by 10:00 pm so that there would be fresh bread to deliver in the morning. The bakery closed in 1974.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Residences sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-7; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Residences sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-7
File
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
5 technical drawings : blueline prints ; 75 cm x 59 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of floor plans, elevation drawings, and plot and roof drawings for the Edell residence at 15 Ericka Ave. in North York.
Physical Condition
Records are in poor condition and have tears on the right side. They should all be stored flat and encapsulated in melinex to protect them from damage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
4 plaques
1 folder of textual records
Date
1966-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a four plaques awarded to Sarah Levine including a 94th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1976); a 90th birthday plaque from Baycrest (1966); a life membership plaque from Baycrest (1973); and 3 congratulatory telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday in 1970.
Name Access
Levine, Sarah
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1909-1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records that document Sam's involvement in the Russian army and his immigration to Canada. Included is a copy of his naturalization certificate (1919), a JIAS shipping receipt for a package sent to Russia (1939), Russian army documents, and a temporary Russian passport (1914).
Administrative History
Sam Levine was born in Postov, Vilna, Russia on April 10th, 1885 to Mr. and Mrs. Eliahu Levine. Prior to immigrating to Canada, he received training as a blacksmith in the Russian army and had two daughters with his wife Sarah (d. 1968): Bessie (b. 1909) and Betty (b. 1913). His wife and daughters joined him in Canada around 1921; a year after he became a naturalized Canadian. After their arrival, Sam and his wife had two more daughters: Ethel (b. 1922) and Sylvia (b. 1924).
The Levine family resided at 11 Euclid and owned a stable at 22 Euclid, which Sam used as a place to shoe horses for profit. Throughout his career, Sam took on various metal work jobs, including building gates for residences and cemeteries, such as Roselawn Lambton. He often did the metal work at home and soldered the completed pieces together on site. During the Second World War, Sam had a contract with Lincoln Electric to build casings for motors.
Sam was part of the Grand Order of Israel and Sarah was a member of Folks Farein. Sam taught himself how to read English, and regularly frequented horse races. Sam passed away in 1976.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: some documents are in Russian and Yiddish
Related material note: see also accession #1988-11-12.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mr. Abraham Levine, taken in 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Abraham Levine. There are two identical copies.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Physical Condition
One photograph is bent and both are fading.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1900
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait identified as Abraham [Avram?] Levine.
Notes
Mounted on card.
Photographer: Shorey, 324 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abraham Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Levine taken in Toronto. He is wearing a tuxedo.
Notes
Mounted in cardboard oval frame.
Photographer: A. A. Gray and co., Toronto.
Name Access
Levine, Harry
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Michael Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Michael Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Martha Levine, eldest child of Michael Levine and Anne Woods Levine, taken at a studio in Toronto. She is standing, leaning against the back of a large chair.
Notes
Mounted in cardboard frame.
Photographer: Gledhill, 294 Queen St. West, Toronto.
Name Access
Levine, Martha
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Frances Levine when she was approximately five years old in Hanover, Ontario.
Notes
The photograph is inscribed in black script: "Love, Frances".
Mounted in cardboard frame. The frame has a silver border with flowers.
Photographer: N. Lorenz, Hanover.
Name Access
Levine, Frances
Subjects
Children
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
Hanover (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm (oval)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Emma Levine taken in Toronto. She is wearing a pearl necklace and has a flower in her hair.
Notes
Silver gelatin print.
Mounted in card frame.
See also photo #128.
Name Access
Levine, Emma
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Physical Condition
There is some silver mirroring.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm (oval)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Emma Levine taken in Toronto. Emma is facing away from the camera and has her head turned to one side. She is wearing a pearl necklace and has a flower in her hair.
Notes
See also photo #127.
Name Access
Levine, Emma
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Physical Condition
There is some silver mirroring.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Emma Levine wearing a white dress and pearl necklace. She is standing in front of a curtained backdrop and appears to be pregnant.
Notes
Inscribed in bottom right-hand corner: "Love, Emma".
Name Access
Levine, Emma
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.
Physical Condition
The photograph is scratched.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Abe Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm (oval)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Emma Levine. She is wearing a pearl necklace and is dressed in a coat with a fur collar.
Notes
Inscribed in the bottom righthand corner: "Love, Emma".
Name Access
Levine, Emma
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Harry Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 5; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Harry Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
5
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Richard Levine, which may have been taken in San Francisco.
Name Access
Levine, Richard
Subjects
Portraits
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
San Francisco (Calif.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Levine likely taken in Toronto.
Notes
Postcard photograph.
Name Access
Levine, Fanny
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Levine likely taken in Toronto. She is seated on a chair with her hands folded on her lap.
Notes
Postcard photograph.
There are four copies of this photograph.
Name Access
Levine, Fanny
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.
Physical Condition
Image is faded.
Photo #201 has been torn in half.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Moses Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Harry Levine taken in a Toronto studio when he was approximately twenty-two years old.
Notes
Photographer: Lyttle & Kennedy Studios.
Name Access
Levine, Harry
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Physical Condition
Photograph is in good condition.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 Mar. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 14 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eddie Levine served overseas during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Eddie Levine.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gordon Levine was a Group C Tradesmen for the Canadian Army during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Gordon Levine.
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
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