Sol Edell was involved in a variety of religious, educational and cultural organizations. Not only did he make financial donations to organizations, but he also became personally involved and organized specific projects. As well, representatives of foreign institutions would stay at his home when they came to Toronto on speaking engagements or fundraising missions.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of awards that relate to Sol Edell’s fundraising efforts on behalf of “Yeshiva Hatalmid” and for hosting speakers and fundraisers who were visiting Toronto. Also included is a day book listing community meetings as well as family events. As well, there is correspondence relating to an item loaned to the Baycrest Heritage Museum, and a plaque.
Sol Edell attended Harbord Collegiate and was an honours student winning awards in several extra curricular activities. His children and grandchildren also excelled scholastically while attending a variety various Jewish parochial schools in Toronto such as the Associated Hebrew Day Schools, Eitz Chaim, Netivot Hatorah and Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of material relating to the educational and recreational activities of the Edell family. There are newspaper clippings relating to Sol Edell’s participation in the Harbord Collegiate’s First Aid team and a University of Toronto graduation photograph. Sub-series includes correspondence, notices and booklets from his sisters’ and children’s elementary, high school and university graduation commencement exercises. In addition, sub-series consists of correspondence with the Associated Hebrew Day Schools relating to a scholarship awarded in memory of Sol Edell's grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb.
File consists of letters of congratulation to Max Hoffman relating to his role in the establishment and dedication of the Adas Israel synagogue. Also included is a key presented to him in recognition of his services to the synagogue.
File consists of records documenting Sol and Sara Edell's high school education. Included are newspaper clippings regarding Sol Edell's membership on Harbord Collegiate's First Aid Team, Sol Edell's diploma, various Harbord Collegiate badges likely belonging to Sol and Sara Edell, and a Harbord Review yearbook documenting Sara Edell's time at the school. File also consists of correspondence regarding contributions to Harbord Collegiate as an alumni.
Sol Edell's diploma is rolled and should be flattened. The cover of the issue of Harbord Review has torn apart from the rest of the book.