This accession consists of material documenting the donor, Carol Hamilton's grandparents, Dora and Bernard Coffler. It includes portraits of her grandparents as well as an exterior photograph of the Coffler Bedding Co., activities and 50th wedding celebration. This accession also includes: documents such as their passports, wedding certificate and identification cards; correspondence from David Croll; press clippings relating to their wedding and anniversary; an Ezras Noshem Society pin (1927); an Adath Israel Congregation Golden Jubilee Book and key chain (1952); and a Mount Sinai Hospital Auziliary 25th Anniversary Year Book.
Bernard and Dora Coffler arrived in Canada from Roumania in 1900 and 1901 respectively. They met in 1902 and married on 21 May 1904 in Toronto. They reportedly were the first couple to be married on a Sunday in Toronto. They had three children: Myer (1905), Goldie (1910), and Sam (1914).
The Coffler's opened up a business called Coffler Bedding Co., which was located at 391 Parliament Street.
Dora Coffler was very active in two organizations, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) as well as the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary called the Ezras Noshem Society.
Bernard and Dora Coffler passed away in 1960 and 1971 respectively.
Physical description note: includes 7 photographs, 1 key chain, 1 pin and 1 coin.
The file consists of correspondence with the speakers scheduled during the convention and letters inviting individuals to the convention as speakers or seminar leaders. Correspondence includes letters to Hon. Abba Eban MK, Minister of Education for the Government of Israel and a photostat of the handwritten reply letter, Hon. Dr. Dov Joseph MK, Minister of Justice for the Government of Israel, Hon. John Robarts, Premier of Ontario. Hon. Senator David Croll, and the Right Hon. Lester Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada.
File consists of documents related to the issue of censorship and anti-Communist broadcasts at the CBC, as well as the mandate of Radio Canada International to present Canadian issues via shortwave radio to the Soviet Union. The file contains primarily correspondence of the CJC and National Committee for Soviet Jewry executive, as well as documents related to Felix Yaroshevsky's broadcasts concerning the issue of Soviet Jewry in the U.S.S.R. The file also includes newspaper articles and transcriptions of telephone conversations.
File contains photographs of Anatoly Scharansky meeting with dignitaries and speaking in Ottawa. Included is a meeting with Joe Clark, the then Secretary of State for External Affairs, and one with Senator David Croll.
Photographs by Ben Lechtman.
Clark, Joe, 1939-
Croll, David, 1900-1991
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ca. 78 cm of graphic material, textual records, and 1 stamp
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting David Croll. Included are: forty photographs (military, political, and sport) of Croll; two scrapbooks (one a congratulatory scrapbook on Croll's appointment to the Ontario provincial cabinet, the other a scrapbook of the 1939 royal visit to Windsor, Ontario); several personal documents including Croll's marriage certificate and address book/phone book; and Croll's stamp.
Records were donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre by Croll's granddaughter.
Related groups of records external to the unit being described: Other records relating to David Croll can be found in the Rebecca Kamarner fonds; the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds; the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds; the Zionist Organization of Canada fonds; the Philip Givens fonds; the Dora Till fonds; Julius P. Katz fonds; the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds; the United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds; and the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds.