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Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Trustees series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 4-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Trustees series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
4-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[25 Mar. 1918?]-29 Dec.1919
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Board of Trustees meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1917-2011
Physical Description
2.82 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
As early as 1916 the Ezras Noshem Society (a mutual benefit society for Jewish women) started to raise funds to purchase and renovate what would become The Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner) after its members recognized the need for a home in Toronto where the Jewish elderly could receive kosher meals and communicate with staff in their own language. Property at 31 Cecil Street was purchased in 1917 and sometime between September 1918 and January 1920 the Home officially opened there. The Home was run by a small staff and the women of Ezras Noshem who volunteered their time to make beds, cook kosher meals, do laundry and sponsor fundraising events. By 1938 the Home had expanded into its neighboring houses at 29, 33, and 35 Cecil Street and was caring for 115 residents. It provided residents with synagogue services, a hospital ward and social activities. At this time the Home also became a member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
In 1946, the need for a larger and more modern building prompted a fundraising campaign, which was headed by Abe Posluns, to purchase and build a new facility. In December 1954, the new building opened at 3650 Bathurst Street and consisted of two new institutions: The Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. This location continued to expand over the years, including a new building for residents in 1968, an apartment building for seniors called the Baycrest Terrace in 1976, and a community centre known as The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre in 1977. These additions enabled Baycrest to expand its programs to include a day care program, recreational programs, and a Sheltered Workshop which was run in cooperation with the Jewish Vocational Service and provided residents with employment. In 1986 a new Baycrest Hospital was erected, and in 1989, the Rotman Research Institute, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, opened to create a research facility where top researchers could study and find new treatment methods for the elderly.
In recent years, Baycrest’s services and programs have continued to expand. In 2000, the Apotex Centre, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened to help residents with progressive dementia caused by vascular disorders. In 2001 a condominium building opened at 2 Neptune Drive for seniors, and in 2003 the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic was established to provide out-patient services for seniors with memory disorders. Baycrest Centre also provides numerous cultural and religious programs for the inhabitants and the greater community, including a heritage museum, art exhibits and a Holocaust program.
Custodial History
Records were donated to the OJA in a series of accessions from a variety of sources, including the Baycrest Women's Auxiliary and the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the history, governance, and activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, artifacts, constitutions, publications, press releases, financial records, event invitations, programs, a scrapbook, a poster, lists, theatrical scripts, newspaper clippings, brochures and booklets, flyers, a land deed, certificates, schedules, annual calendars, cards, questionnaires, and lists.
Fonds is arranged into eleven series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2. Annual General Meetings and Annual Reports; 3. Committees and meetings; 4. Women's Auxiliary; 5. Men's Service Group; 6. Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home; 7. Programs and services; 8. Religious services; 9. Fundraising; 10. Publications and publicity; and, 11. Events. Records are described to the file level with some item level descriptions.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1102 photographs, 4 coins, 2 posters, 1 badge, 1 pin, 1 key chain, 1 postcard, and 1 pen.
Associated material note: related material at Library and Archives Canada includes a small Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds, and the Eric Exton fonds. For architectural records see the Irving D. Boigon fonds 243 at the City of Toronto Archives (Boigon was an architect who designed many of Baycrest's buildings between the 1970s and 1990s). Contact Baycrest Centre's Heritage Museum for committee records from the 1930s, and consult Baycrest's website to access electronic copies of current issues of Baycrest's publications.
Name Access
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Baycrest Hospital
Ezras Noshem Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Hospitals
Old age homes
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18, series 3-4; Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds 75; United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67; accession # 2009-6-2; Dora Till Fonds 52; J. Irving Oelbaum Fonds 24; Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, series 1-1; Gilbert Studios fonds 37; Ben Kayfetz fonds 62, series 3, file 3; JFWB fonds 87, series 6, files 5 and 6; JIAS fonds 9, series 7, file 1; Harold S. Kaplan fonds 27, series 1-4, and Morris Norman fonds 22.
Creator
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 1917-
Accession Number
1982-11-1
1983-11-2
1988-2-7
1979-9-17
1979-9-23
1987-9-7
2004-5-50
MG 2 O 1A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Workmen's Circle / Arbeiter Ring fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Workmen's Circle / Arbeiter Ring fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919-1921
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Workmen's Circle / Arbeiter Ring was founded in 1900. It was originally created to protect the rights of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who were trying to enter the North American labour force. The Workmen's Circle's main purpose was to protect the labour movement and ensure economic justice for its members
Still strong today, the organization promotes Jewish and Yiddish culture through educational and cultural programs, and as well, is a leader against injustice in the Middle East. They also organize protests for a variety of causes, including unethical labour practices, abortion rights, and gun violence prevention
Some of their programs include adult lecture series, secular Jewish children's schools, summer camps, and dramatic and choral organizations
Workmen's Circle / Arbeiter Ring's call to action is "for all to create a more beautiful and better world"
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs depicting the Peretz Shule's students and staff members.
Name Access
Arbeòter-ring Y.L. Perets-Shuln
Workmen's Circle (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Schools
Creator
Workmen's Circle
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
55
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1919-1963
Physical Description
5.5 m of textual records
46 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 36 cm or smaller
10 objects
Admin History/Bio
Julius Pincus Katz (1884-1964) was a Toronto businessman who held important positions in many Jewish community organizations, and was a co-founder and president of Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi of Toronto, the religious Zionist organization. Katz was born in Rakow, Poland, on 12 Dec. 1884, the son of Abraham Mordecai and Tzivia Katz. In 1904, he married Anna Lea Sterenbach, and they moved to Toronto in 1907. Julius and Anna had four children: Rachel, Bernard, Morris, and Nathan.
Katz became a tobacconist in 1926, and was president of Reliable Tobacco Company, Toronto, which supplied tobacco products to small stores in the city. In the late 1920s, he served as president of Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, an orthodox Jewish school, and was a member of the executive committees of the Zionist Council of Toronto, the Jewish Old Folks Home, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund in the 1930s and 1940s. He also served as a director of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Throughout his life, Katz was heavily involved in fundraising for Zionist organizations and Jewish communities in Israel, for seminaries, and for other religious and educational institutions. He also served as president of his synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation. Mr. Katz died in Toronto on 23 Apr. 1964.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents Katz's work with Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi, the Toronto Zionist Council, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and other Jewish organizations in Toronto, as well as his fundraising efforts for various theological seminaries and the Jewish National Fund. The records include correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, subject files, financial records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks. The fonds also includes some family records and correspondence, and some business records from the Reliable Tobacco Company. The photographs in the fonds include family pictures and photographs of conferences and public events attended by Julius Katz, including events at which he received awards in recognition of his volunteer work. The objects in the fonds include award plaques received by Katz, and badges from conventions attended by Katz.
Name Access
Katz, Julius P., 1884-1964
Creator
Katz, Julius Pincus, 1884-1964
Accession Number
1980-4-6
1980-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Max (Motle) and Sarah (née Rovinsky) Moldaver, of Brantford, Ontario, with their sons David and Samuel and their daughter Bertha (Brucha).
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
This photograph is a copy of photo #1149.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Goldberg left Brantford for Detroit in the 1920s and returned in 1971.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Sam Goldberg (on left) and Sam Paruchnikov (on right) of Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
The description originally written on the photo card read: Sam Goldberg (Theodore Bleinder or Bleender), Sam Paruchnikov (Paul), Brantford. It is unclear what the names in parenthesis are in reference to.
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.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1151
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1151
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 11 cm on card 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a cabinet card of Sam Rovinsky (Rowen) of Brantford, Ontario with his girlfriend in Kiev, Ukraine. The photograph was taken before 1910.
Name Access
Rovinsky, Sam
Subjects
Couples
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
Ukraine
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1152
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1152
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1912]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 11 cm on card 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a cabinet card of the Moldaver family, of Brantford, Ontario in Kiev, Ukraine.
Name Access
Moldaver family
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Ukraine
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1153
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1153
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1912]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 11 cm on card 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is al cabinet card of Sam (Shoika) Rovinsky, of Brantford, Ontario, with two other Russian solders. Sam is pictured on the far right. The photograph was taken before 1912.
Name Access
Rovinsky, Sam
Subjects
Soldiers--Russia
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1157
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1157
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max Moldaver, of Brantford, Ontario, with his Russian army band. He is pictured holding a brass instrument in the back row, on the far right.
Notes
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Name Access
Moldaver, Max
Subjects
Bands (Music)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Rapoport family of Brantford, Ontario.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Michael and Zelda Sborovsky (Sky) homestead on St. George's Road in Brantford, Ontario. Their son Harry is also pictured (standing).
Subjects
Dwellings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
78-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Religious programs and services series
Beth David Hebrew School file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 88; Series 2; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Religious programs and services series
Beth David Hebrew School file
Level
Item
Fonds
88
Series
2
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs (1 negative) : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a Brantford Hebrew Association (later Congregation Beth David) Cheder class. Pictured is Rabbi Jack Corsonsky (Corson) surrounded by his students. Pictured in the front, second and third from the left are Ida and Alice Gazer.
Subjects
Heder
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1976-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1597
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1597
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the charter for the Shalom Aleichem Zion Society of Brantford, Ontario, stating their affiliation with the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada.
Name Access
Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada
Shalom Aleichem Zion Society
Subjects
Charters
Societies
Zionism
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
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Sam Nyman (behind counter) and Ben Foster (at the back) inside Nyman's store on Market Street in Brantford, Ontario.
Name Access
Foster, Ben
Nyman, Sam
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1150
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 14 x 10 cm on mat 23 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Annie and Sam (Shoika) Rovinsky with their son Jack (Rowan), of Brantford, Ontario. The photograph is a studio portrait.
Name Access
Rovinsky, Annie
Rovinsky family
Rovinsky, Sam
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1149
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 15 x 10 cm on matte 23 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max (Motle) and Sarah (née Rovinsky) Moldaver of Brantford, Ontario, with their sons David and Samuel and their daughter Bertha (Brucha). The photograph is a studio portrait.
Name Access
Moldaver, Bertha
Moldaver, Brucha
Moldaver, David
Moldaver family
Moldaver, Max
Moldaver, Samuel
Moldaver, Sarah
Rovinsky, Sarah
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1148
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1148
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia and b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 10 cm on mat 23 x 15 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original portait and copy negative of Sam Rovinsky of Brantford, Ontario.
Name Access
Rovinsky, Sam
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
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1147
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia and b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 10 cm on mat 23 x 15 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative of Jack Corsonsky (Corson) and David Moldaver of Brantford, Ontario.
Name Access
Corson, Jack
Corsonsky, Jack
Moldaver, David
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
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1146
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1146
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
3 photographs : sepia and b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
This item is an original and copy photograph and corresponding negative of Mike and Sheva (née Moldaver) Corsonsky (Corson), of Brantford, Ontario, with their son Jack. The three are dressed in formal attire and Mike is seated in a chair.
Name Access
Corson family
Corson, Jack
Corson, Mike
Corson, Sheva
Corsonsky family
Corsonsky, Mike
Corsonsky, Sheva
Moldaver, Sheva
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1134
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1134
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Luis and Bayla (Trayanko) Rapoport of Brantford, Ontario, with their sons Max and Sam.
Name Access
Rapoport family
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1129
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1129
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Louis and Bayla (Trayanko) Rapoport, of Brantford, Ontario, with their sons Max, Sam and Karl.
Name Access
Rapoport, Bayla
Rapoport family
Rapoport, Karl
Rapoport, Louis
Rapoport, Max
Rapoport, Sam
Trayanko, Bayla
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 437
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
437
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) 21 x 26 cm and 17 x 22 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Davidovitch (Davidson) family were the only Jewish family in Burks Falls. They owned a general store and lived there for five years. A Rabbi, a Mohel and a Shoichet would visit Burks Falls for the benefit of their family only.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and two corresponding negatives of the Davidovitch (Davidson) family seated around the Seder table. Pictured are:
Standing, left to right: Hym Davidson, Harry Davidson, Isaac Davidson, Rabbi.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Gert Sher, Mrs. Lillian Fink, Irving Fink, Ada Davidson, Mohel, Shoichet, Mrs. Davidson's father.
Notes
Scope and content note: It has been pointed out that the sideboard mirror is covered with a cloth, indicating that this may be a family sitting shiva.
Name Access
Davidovitch family
Davidson, Ava
Davidson family
Davidson, Harry
Davidson, Hym
Davidson, Isaac
Fink, Irving
Fink, Lillian
Sher, Gert
Subjects
Families
Seder
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
Burk's Falls (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired June 3, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1002
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of Goldstein women with a horse and buggy outside of Goldstein's Butcher Shop and Ice Cream Parlour in Charlton, Ontario. Identified are Bessy Goldstein, Ida Goldstein, Mrs. Goldstein and [Rivi?] Levine.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Goldstein, Bessy
Goldstein, Ida
Subjects
Women
Small business
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
Charlton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1001
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1001
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of men and women on the front porch of Goldstein's Butcher Shop and Ice Cream Parlour, in Charlton, Ontario. Identified individuals include Ida Goldstein, Mrs. Goldstein, Dora Goldstein, Walter Goldstein and Sam Levine. The other individuals are the Goldstein's non-Jewish neighbours.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Goldstein, Ida
Goldstein, Dora
Goldstein, Walter
Levine, Sam
Subjects
Small business
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
Charlton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1606
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1606
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy portrait and corresponding negative of Sophie Kertzer from Cochrane, Ontario.
Name Access
Kertzer, Sophie
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1608
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1608
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of two women with their children standing in front of the J. Perkus general store in Cochrane, Ontario.
Name Access
Perkus, J.
Subjects
General stores
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1607
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1607
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of men and women standing in front of the J. Perkus general store in Cochrane, Ontario.
Name Access
Perkus, J.
Subjects
General stores
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1557
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1557
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the interior of Sam Kroch's General Store in Cochrane, Ontario. The photo depicts several men standing inside the store, which features shelving with hats, clothing and other items displayed on it.
Sam Kroch's brother-in-law, Nathan Hochman also appears in this photo.
Accession record has additional information about this family.
Name Access
Hochman, Nathan
Kroch, Sam
Sam Kroch's General Store
Subjects
General stores
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2311
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2311
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Dr. David I. Siegel, most likely taken in Cochrane, Ontario.
Name Access
Siegel, Dr. David I.
Subjects
Dentists
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3795
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3795
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Sam Kreiger with his brother Charles (on right) in front of the Kreiger Bros. store in Conn, Ontario.
Name Access
Kreiger Bros. Store
Kreiger, Charles
Kreiger, Sam
Subjects
Brothers
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
Ontario
Accession Number
1985-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1329
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1329
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Sol Sky (on left) with two unidentified men, from Elk Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Sky, Sol
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
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1318
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1318
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy portrait and corresponding negative of Sol Sky, from Elk Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Sky, Sol
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
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1319
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1319
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Jack Kushner, Joe Purkis, Sol Sky and a man named Victor, standing in front of the Elk City Clothing Store, owned by the Sky family.
Name Access
Elk City Clothing Store (Elk Lake, Ont.)
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
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
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1321
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1321
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This is item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of the Sky family of Elk Lake, Ontario. The photo was taken at Camp Custard (Custer?) in the United States. Pictured are:
Left to right: Sol Sky, Barney Sky, Fanny Sky.
Name Access
Camp Custard
Camp Custer
Sky, Barney
Sky family
Sky, Fanny
Sky, Sol
Subjects
Camps
Families
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
United States
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1322
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1322
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Sol Sky standing in front of the Elk City Clothing Co. that he owned in Elk Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Elk City Clothing Store (Elk Lake, Ont.)
Sky, Sol
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
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
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3659
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3659
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 15 cm on matte 18 x 23 cm and 12 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative of the Kert family standing on the front porch of the King Edward Hotel in Engelhart, Ontario.
Identified are Rachel Kert (centre) and Lawrence Kert (top left).
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 a crack in the centre of the matte.
Accession Number
1984-4-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1502
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1502
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a print of a group of Jewish men and women in Espanola, Ontario. Identified individuals include Sadie Minden and Sophie Goodman.
Name Access
Goodman, Sophie
Minden, Sadie
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
Espanola (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1551
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1551
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of a Purim carnival in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. The photo depicts many children and adults dressed in costume.
Subjects
Costume
Purim
Repro Restriction
Original owned by the Manitoba Archive, Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada collection. Please credit accordingly.
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1458
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1458
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Hirsh Enushevsky standing in a cornfield in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge).
Name Access
Enushevsky, Hirsh
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
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1460
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1460
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1913
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative ) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Maurice and Esther (née Gutfeild) Enushevsky in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge). The photograph was taken the day after their marriage.
Name Access
Enushevsky, Esther
Enushevsky, Maurice
Gutfeild, Esther
Subjects
Newlyweds
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
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
216 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

The Apter Synagogue was formed by a group of people who came to Toronto from the area of Opatow (Apt) in Poland around the turn of the century. They first established a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in the Ward. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. Both the synagogue members and the Apter Friendly Society met there.
Address
216 Beverley Street
Time Period
1918-unknown
Scope Note
The Apter Synagogue was formed by a group of people who came to Toronto from the area of Opatow (Apt) in Poland around the turn of the century. They first established a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in the Ward. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. Both the synagogue members and the Apter Friendly Society met there.
History
In later years, a bitter controversy between the synagogue and society erupted and the building was sold.
Category
Political
Religious
Private Clubs
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-?]-1961
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Toronto Cloakmakers Union was established in 1909 as an organized effort to assist and protect workers in the women's garment industry. Two years later they became affiliated with the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (I.L.G.W.U.) in Toronto and became Local 14. Today they are the oldest local still in existence and are now called Unite Here Canada.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of textual and graphic material documenting the activities and membership of the Toronto Cloakmakers Union and International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Included are I.L.G.W.U. membership dues and strike cards issued to Sara Clodman; letters and cards announcing I.L.G.W.U. meetings, celebrations, and other matters; an invitation to a dinner honouring A. Magerman's 25 years in the Cloakmaker's Union; copies of the Golden Jubilee Souvenir Journal and the 40th Jubilee Celebration book; a photocopy of the Constitution of the I.L.G.W.U.; Toronto Cloakmakers Union Local 14 Minute Book in Yiddish; and five black and white photographs of union members, events, and committees.
Name Access
Toronto Cloakmakers Union
Subjects
Labor unions
Creator
Toronto Cloakmakers Union, 1909-
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-12-6
1979-10-1
1998-3-18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
13
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1919-1989
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Maurice Solway (1906-2001) was a violinist, music teacher, composer, author and actor who lived and worked for most of his life in Toronto. Although he was highly respected as a musician in Toronto, and thoroughly immersed in the city’s musical culture from the 1920s until the 1980s, his greatest fame came to him later in life, as an actor in the Academy Award nominated NFB short film “The Violin”.
Maurice Solway's family lived at 164 York Street, Toronto, where he was born, in 1906. His parents, Jakob (b.1877) and Roza Solway (b.1877), had only just emigrated that year from Halofzen, Russia, where Jakob had been a musician and band leader. In Canada, Jakob adopted his father's trade and worked as a Kosher butcher, in Toronto’s St. John’s Ward. As a youth, Maurice played the violin in variety programmes with his sister, Dora, accompanying him on piano. His father was his first teacher, but he quickly showed enough promise to warrant private lessons with Harry Adaskin, and later with Dr. Luigi von Kunits, at the Canadian Academy of Music. He also studied at the Hambourg Conservatory in Toronto with Henri Czaplinsky and Geza de Kresz, starting in 1921.
Solway began his professional career with the New Symphony, which later became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). During the 1920s, he also played in the Famous Players Cinema orchestras that accompanied silent films, and performed lunch concerts in Toronto hotel and department store orchestras, professional venues that would disappear by the 1930s.
From 1926 to 1928, Solway left Canada to study in Brussels with the highly regarded violinist, Eugène Ysaÿe. There he befriended other students of Ysaÿe, such as Nathan Milstein, William Primrose, Viola Mitchell, Robert Velton, and Joseph Gingold.
Upon his return to Toronto, Solway gave several recitals that were both critically and publicly well-received. Few such opportunities, however, existed in Canada at the time, and Solway was obliged to find work in-between solo concerts. He also suffered an injury to his left hand while moving a piano in 1929 that required him to adjust his technique for three fingers and interfered with his being able to play comfortably for a number of years.
He was married in 1930 to Anne Cass (1907-1994), and they had a son, Stephen. Facing his financial obligations to his new family, he opted for the more dependable income of orchestral playing versus the riskier and transitory life of a soloist. Besides classical music, he played with jazz groups like the Jolly Bachelor’s Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Jerome Kern, and Percy Faith, and on numerous recordings for the CBC, CFCA, and CKGW radio stations. He also played chamber music with the Joyce Trio, founded by Simeon Joyce (piano) and featuring Charles Mathe (cello).
In 1952, Solway retired from the TSO, dedicating himself to his chamber playing and radio work. He founded the Solway String Quartet (SSQ) in 1947, with Marcus Adeney (cello), Nathan Green (viola) and Jack Groob (violin). The quartet played a mixed repertoire that included standard classical music with more widely recognized popular songs and new compositions, especially works by Canadian composers such as Howard Cable, John Weinzweig and Jean Coulthard. Sponsored by the Ontario Board of Education and the CBC, the SSQ played rural Ontario towns and broadcast concerts for a wide demographic of music listeners. In 1955, they performed the Canadian debut of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Quintet for guitar and strings with Andres Segovia. The SSQ, with frequent changes in personnel, continued performing until 1968. Other players in the SSQ included Robert Warburton, Martin Chenhall, Murray Adaskin, Arthur Milligan, Charles Dobias, Eugene Hudson, Berul Sugerman, Joseph Pach and Ivan Romanoff.
In 1973, Solway was invited to act in a short children’s film “The Violin,” co-produced by George Pastic and Andrew Walsh. Solway also contributed the original music to the film, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1975. Following the success of the film, Solway also appeared on television, making guest appearances with Sharon, Lois and Bram, on the Elephant Show and Mr. Dressup. During this time, his wife Anne traveled with him and managed his appointments.
Solway was also a violin teacher throughout his career. In 1989, he published a preparatory book, Fiddling for Fun: the Visual and Aural Art of Violin Playing, in which he outlined a new theory for violin practice that proposed an easy to use visual system for familiarizing students with intervals and fingerboard positions.
He also wrote an autobiography, Recollections of a Violinist, in 1984, and continued to lecture and speak about music. In 1981 and 1983 he devised a lecture performance series to commemorate Ysaÿe, the proceeds of which went to the establishment of a music scholarship at the Royal Conservatory. As he began to play less frequently in the 1980s, he also began to compose more regularly, completing more than one hundred compositions, primarily works for solo violin and for violin and piano. As a composer, he returned frequently to folk themes and completed a series of songs based on his travels around the world. Among his folk themes are songs inspired by his visits to such diverse countries as Norway, Maui, Japan, Israel and Spain.
Maurice Solway was affiliated with the Beth Tzedec Synagogue and frequently contributed to charity concerts and fundraising efforts for organizations such as the Inner City Angels, a cultural society for disadvantaged children. He died in 2001 in Toronto.
Scope and Content
The Solway fonds is arranged into twelve files. The documents relate to Solway's professional activities as a musician, educator, composer, actor and author. These include printed texts, photographs, original music scores, promotional materials, programmes, audio cassettes, articles, correspondence, radioscripts and a video.
Notes
Includes 31 photographs, 2 v. of text, 1 videocassette (VHS) and 17 audio cassettes.
Name Access
Solway, Maurice, 1906-2001
Subjects
Musicians
Related Material
Fonds 25, Series 11, Item 9: Photo cabinet, photo #179 (oversized)
Photo cabinet, photo #501
Two titles in the archives library collection (1984-12-6) (1 title missing 15 Aug. 2006)
A vertical file has been created for Maurice Solway.
Creator
Solway, Maurice, 1906-2001
Accession Number
1988-10-9
1991-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 13; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
File
Fonds
13
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The correspondence includes reflections upon music, personal and professional recommendations and several personal letters of thanks. Most of these are originals but a few photocopies are included. The correspondents in this file include: Fanny Gottesman, Luigi von Kunits, Eugène Ysaÿe, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Henrietta Wilkinson, Grace Lerner, Lionel De May, Joseph Gingold, Nathan Milstein, Stephen Fry, Dorothy Soichet and [Theresa Mc-?].
Notes
Much of the content of one of the photocopies is unclear, perhaps having been made from a particularly fragile original, and has been kept at the end of the folder, out of sequence with the other pieces of correspondence.
Arrangement
The records in this file are arranged chronologically.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
16
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[ca. 1915]-1994
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
14 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
8 artifacts
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Mimi Wise (1920-2004) was a native Torontonian and an active member and supporter of the city's Jewish community. She volunteered her time with a number of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, such as the Jewish Book Fair, the Reena Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the North York Harvest Food Bank. She was known and respected for her many years of work and involvement with Hadassah-Wizo. Her primary focus was on education, with specific emphasis placed on the promotion of Israel within Canada. Mimi travelled to Israel many times during her life, often working as a trip co-coordinator.
Mrs. Mimi Wise was born in Toronto in 1920 to Joseph Marin and Sonia (Stern) Marin. She had an older sister Ruth (Steiner) and a younger brother Jay. The family lived across from the Woodbine Racetrack in the east end of Toronto known as the Beach, until 1928, when they moved to the Christie Street and Davenport Road area. Joseph Marin was one of the founders of the Beach Hebrew Institute and the family were active members of the shul. Mimi's parents were ardent Zionists and their home was often used as a meeting place for Zionists around the world, which included a visit from Golda Meir. Sonia Marin was a supporter of Hadassah-Wizo and of Pioneer Women.
Mimi attended McMurrich Public School and then Oakwood Collegiate High School. In 1938, she met her future husband, Dr. Sydney Wise, and the following year, Sydney began his medical internship at the Columbus Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mimi stayed behind in Toronto and continued her studies at the University of Toronto. In 1941, she graduated with a degree in physiotherapy, although she never practiced. In 1942, Sydney and Mimi married and Mimi joined her new husband in the United States. In 1944, Sydney was sent overseas with the United States army and Mimi returned to Toronto and began work with the Combined Palestine Appeal. Upon his return to Toronto, Sydney became a pediatrician and opened his own practice. The couple later had two children, Mark and Joel.
In 1948, Mimi became the founding president of the Rishon Chapter of Hadassah-Wizo. During the 1950s and 1960s, she became further involved with Hadassah as the director of the Education Department, from 1957 to 1959, first vice-president from 1959 to 1961, and president of Hadassah Wizo of Toronto, from 1961 to 1963. Mimi also held the position of national co-chairman of the 1972 national convention in Toronto, and in 1973, organized the week-long "Shalom Israel" fair at Yorkdale Shopping Centre on the occasion of Israel's 25th anniversary.
In 2003, Mimi received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario, in honour of her commitment to volunteerism. Mrs. Mimi Wise passed away in 2004.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Mimi's husband, Dr. Sydney Wise, who donated them to the Archives in 2003, 2004 and 2006.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records related to Mimi Wise's personal life and organizational activities. It includes photographs, textual records and artifacts. The textual records relate to Mimi's work with Hadassah, including her installation speech as president, certificates, programs for conventions and luncheons, an invitation to meet Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and several speeches. There is also an electronic copy of a 1944 memorial card for Joseph Marin.
The artifacts include two pairs of Pierre Cardin silk stockings given to Mrs. Wise in 1967 by the Baroness Alix de Rothschild; a president's pin set with pearls, given to Mimi in 1963 at the end of her term; a gold maple leaf pin worn by participants on a Hadassah trip to Israel; a pin given to Mimi inscribed with Guardian of Youth Aliyah, given in exchange for a monetary donation; a pin given to Mimi inscribed with MDA, which is the Mogen Dovid Adom ambulance service; and a Canadian Hadassah-Wizo diamond jubilee gold medallion given to Mimi in Jerusalem in 1977.
There are item level descriptions for all fourteen photographs, which include images of the Rishon Chapter and the National Executive of Hadassah-Wizo, family photographs, and portraits of Mimi.
Name Access
Wise, Mimi, 1920-2004
Subjects
Volunteers
Creator
Wise, Mimi, 1920-2004
Accession Number
2003-6-6
2003-9-3
2004-5-118
2006-3-13
2006-4-6
2006-7-2
2006-8-2
2006-8-14
2006-9-7
2010-1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Marin was the husband of Sonia (Stern) Marin and the parents of Mimi (Marin) Wise. Ruth Marin was Mimi's older sister. Sonia (Stern) Marin and Beckie (Stern) Marin were sisters and Joseph and Ben Marin were brothers. Ben Marin was the husband of Beckie (Stern) Marin. Sonia Brown was the wife of Peter Brown and the sister of Joseph Marin. Dr. Julius Levine was the husband of Mrs. Levine and a cousin of Joseph and Ben Marin.
Scope and Content
This item is an electronic copy photograph of the Marin family, originally taken at a portrait studio. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Sonia (Marin) Brown, Peter Brown (brother of architect Benjamin Brown), Joseph Marin, Mrs. Levine, Dr. Julius Levine, Ben Marin.
Front row, left to right: Grandmother Marin, Sonia Marin, Ruth Marin (baby), Grandfather Marin, Beckie Marin.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2006-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-]-1979
Physical Description
42 cm of textual records
69 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green (1899-1976) was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, Lipa married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). In 1948, with partner, Arthur Weinstock, he founded the Greenview Construction Company, later to be renamed Greenwin. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business.
Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader and philanthropist in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. He was a strong advocate of the Yiddish language and was involved with many Yiddish committees, both at the local and national levels. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Lipa's son Harold, before being donated to the OJA in January 1978.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting Lipa Green's personal life as well as his professional and philanthropic endeavours. Included are financial documents, event invitations and programs, meeting minutes, photographs, personal, business and organizational correspondence, speeches and writings, a scrapbook, records on a cooperative Jewish summer resort near Pickering, Ontario, as well as some material produced by other organizations and collected by Green during the course of his life. Most of the personal correspondence, speeches and other writings are in Yiddish, including Green's reminiscences on his life in Poland and his Bar Mitzvah. The files have been grouped according to personal records, business records, organizational records and ephemera.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Philanthropists
Physical Condition
Some of the photographs are in very poor condition and require conservation work.
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18 for a portrait of Lipa Green.
Arrangement
The records had been previously arranged as MG6 A. Many of the files were kept or combined, but several new files were also created to better reflect the records in the fonds. Several files were also culled as they did not relate to the mandate of the OJA. See the accession record for further information on the culled materials.
Creator
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Accession Number
1978-1-4
2004-5-150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Collection
ID
Fonds 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Collection
Fonds
22
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1856-1995
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Morris Norman (b. 1946) is a chartered accountant living and working in Toronto. He is an avid collector of Canadiana, specifically Judaica. He purchases lots at auction and donates them to the Ontario Jewish Archives, as well as other institutions.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of the individual items collected at auction by Morris Norman. The records relate to the Toronto Jewish community and Ontario Jewry and include textual documents, photographs, near-prints, publications, artifacts, posters and broadsheets, sound recordings, and ephemera. Most of the items relate to various Jewish organizations, businesses, synagogues and individuals, and to Christian missionary work in Toronto. The material has been described at the file level, or where appropriate, the item level.
There are also four distinct series of records which document Berul Sugarman, who was a concert violinist and orchestral leader; the Franklin family, who owned a large amount of property in Toronto in the late 1800s and early 1900s; radio and television scripts written by Wayne and Shuster, Henry Karpus and Russell Bradley; and a collection of Turofsky photographs.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 49 objects, 25 photographs, 7 audio recordings and 4 prints.
Name Access
Norman, Morris
Norman, Jessie
Creator
Norman, Morris (1946-)
Accession Number
1995-9-3
1995-9-4
1995-9-8
1996-6-3
1996-7-3
1996-9-1
1997-7-1
1998-1-1
1998-3-44
1998-7-2
1999-10-1
2000-7-4
2000-12-3
2001-3-3
2001-4-3
2001-8-5
2001-10-6
2001-11-1
2002-4-1
2002-5-1
2002-7-1
2002-9-1
2002-10-5
2002-10-58
2002-12-3
2003-5-3
2003-10-6
2004-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
2
Material Format
object
Date
[between 1912 and 1932]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
4366 records – page 1 of 88.

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