This file consists of a collection of birthday greetings to commemorate J.P. Katz's 60th birthday. Some of the greetings were sent directly from various organizations and others were sent in response to contributions donated to organizations to honour Katz's birthday. Katz's date of birth was December 12, 1884. Also included are thank you letters sent by Katz.
This file consists of a collection of charitable donation slips, receipts and bills from 1946. Included are receipts for membership dues, receipts for services (e.g. utilities, taxes, mortgage payments, insurance, subscriptions, labour, medical bills, etc.) and receipts for donations to philanthropic organizations. Also included are correspondence from several philanthropic organizations (e.g. Canadian Jewish Congress, Shomrei Ha'dat, Jewish National Fund, Jewish Welfare Fund, YIVO, Toronto Hebrew Free School), a report to shareholders from Nakhshon Limited and three letters written in Yiddish from Brussels and Sweden sent to Katz asking for help.
This file consists of a collection of charitable donation slips, receipts and bills from 1947. Included are receipts for membership dues (Toronto Lodge, B'nai Brith), receipts for services (e.g. utilities, taxes, mortgage payments, subscriptions, labour, etc.) and a list comprised of donations to philanthropic organizations and medical vouchers for 1946. Also included is a list of collections for Jewish National Fund by J.P. Katz in Bronte, ON; a letter from Singer & Kert, Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries concerning a codicil to Katz's will; a Canadian Pacific Railway train ticket receipt; letters of solicitation (Grand Rabbi Epstein, Grand Rabbi Silver, Rabbinical Academy), New Year's greeting cards and a wedding invitation.
File consists of various documents, including the Constitution for the Co-operative Summer Colony (English and Yiddish versions), general release forms, cash receipts, and a legal document retaining M. W. Kellermann to act as solicitor for the Co-operative in all matters relating to the colony.
This file consists of general correspondence in English and Yiddish. Some of the correspondence includes copies of letters written by Katz and to Katz concerning his involvement with various philanthropic organizations (e.g. Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, Mizrachi, Talmud Torah, Batei Avoth, Ezras Torah, St. Michael's Hospital, State of Israel Bonds, Mount Zion Committee, The Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, JNF). Also included is copy of an advertisement placed in the 25th Anniversary Issue of "Masmid", Yeshiva University publication; a postcard from R. Besser and a blank address book alphabetized with Hebrew letters.
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Edell family. Included are articles regarding Clanton Park Synagogue, Belle Ewart, and Oshawa's B'nai Brith Lodge. Also included is a death notice for Malka Edell.
This file consists of Katz's delegate kit for the National Keren Kayemeth Conference held in Detroit, Michigan in December 1942. Included are copies of the program; a booklet of information outlining finances of the Jewish National Fund (e.g. balance sheet, statement of receipts and disbursements, a list of J.N.F. growth over a decade, list of income by state and by city,etc. and topics for round table discussion; an informational Jewish National Fund pamphlet and a "Land for Freedom" delegate's ribbon. Also included is letter in Yiddish and English from the Mizrachi Organization of America concerning sponsorship of the Mizrachi Jubilee book.
This file consists of general correspondence. Included is correspondence pertaining to Mizrachi business; Katz's involvement with the start of the" Hebrew Journal"; correspondence pertaining to arrangements for summers spent in Bronte, ON. (e.g. notifying Toronto police of his absence, rerouting The Jewish Morning Journal, gardening services); a letter from Toronto G'millath Chasidim Association contacting Katz as guarantor or a loan; correspondence concerning properties owned by Katz (e.g. rent owning, property assessment, utilities, purchase of property in Bronte, ON in 1931, notice from the Department of Buildings requesting a repair of a chimney, insurance); a postcard in Yiddish; a personal letter of thanks from Samuel Factor, M.P.; a bill of sale for plumbing supplies; birthday greetings; correspondence with Horowitz Bros. & Margareten concerting information regarding the Customs Division of Canada and correspondence sent form Poland (e.g. a copy of a marriage certificate written in Hebrew and Yiddish, a wedding invitation) and miscellaneous correspondence in Yiddish. Also included are two letters sent by Katz to business associates requesting they not do business with his son, Ben, following Ben's decision to leave Reliable Tobacco once he got engaged in 1936. Also included is a medical report by Dr. A. I. Willinsky.
Sol Edell had a large family and a large circle of friends and aquaintenances. Consequently, he was invited to many circumcisions, weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. He also set up several memorial funds in memory of his sister and wives.There are also documents in this sub-series that relate to family members.
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Sub-series consists of correspondence, receipts, diplomas, photographs and films documenting various family celebrations, vacations and home life. There is a selection of invitations, cards and benchers sent by the Edell, Weinstock and Hoffman families as well as ones that they received from family and friends. In addition, there are newspaper clippings and notices of the deaths of Edell family members and friends as well as correspondence and receipts relating to memorial funds set up in their memory. The sub-series also contains films of family and friends taken at home, on vacation and at family celebrations.
Physical description note: includes 10 photographs, 7 film reels, and 1 audio reel.
Series consists of a variety of personal records including: medical reports, certificates and plaques recognizing Katz's service; mementos from conferences and trips; personal receipts from charitable donations to Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund and B'nai Zion; general correspondence, bill payments for services and taxes for his home, cottage and business; and 60th birthday greetings.
Sol Edell, the son of Paul and Mollie Edell, was one of five siblings. He and Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock, had two daughters and two sons and lived in Toronto. After Dolly died in 1961, he married Celia (nee Rogen) Hoffman, a widow, in 1966. He became the stepfather to the two sons of Max and Celia Hoffman who had been residents of Hamilton. Some members of the family remained in Toronto while others moved to other parts of Canada, the United States and Israel. Sol Edell was actively involved in or provided financial support to many educational, professional and religious organizations.
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Series includes correspondence, invitations, publications, photographs, family films and a sound recording. The series is made up of seven sub-series: Associations, Charities, Community Activities, Education and Extra-Curricular Activities, Life Cycle and Family Events, Religious, and Residence.
Physical description note: includes 12 photographs, 7 film reels, 1 audio reel, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 47 architectural drawings.
68 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
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Series consists of records documenting Lipa Green's personal life. Included are donation receipts, greeting and bereavement cards, event invitations, personal correspondence, speeches and writings, photographs and a scrapbook.
File consists of an assortment of correspondence, most of which is in Yiddish. English written correspondence include personal letters to family members, a Mothers day card, a poem to Zadie Green, a Bar Mitzvah speech and legal papers.
Series consists of biographical materials and memorabilia relating to Ben Kayfetz and his family. Materials include newspaper articles, a taped interview, certificates, awards, university examinations, personal memorabilia from his service in Germany and materials relating to the Bronfman Medal and Order of Canada he received. This series also contains the video "The Life and the Times of Ben Kayfetz".
Audio tape A14 is part of this series.
Physical description note: includes 1 photograph, 1 audio tape and 1 Beta video cassette.
During his lifetime Sol Edell regularly attended or maintained membership in a number of different synagogues. As a child Sol Edell’s family were members of Shomrai Shabbos. After he married he became a founding member of Clanton Park. His second wife Celia was a member of Adas Israel prior to their marriage. The Edell’s also had a cottage in Belle Ewart and they attended the synagogue which the Jewish cottagers had established for the summer.
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Sub-series consists of correspondence, receipts and newspaper clippings relating to the religious activities of the Edell family. This includes dues and donations to Adas Israel, Clanton Park and Shomrai Shabbos synagogues. As well there are newspaper clippings about the synagogue in Belle Ewart. Also included are contracts for the sale of chametz for Passover.
This file consists of a scrapbook with newspaper clippings and communications in English and Yiddish concerning the Mizrachi Organization. Included are: articles in Yiddish and English pertaining to the Fourth Biennial Assembly of the Canadian Jewish Congress listing the names of the elected representatives; announcements/communications concerning visiting speakers (e.g. Leon Gelman, Rabbi Shmuel Tsvi Weiss, Rabbi Meyer Berlin, Mrs. Shulamit Wald, Rabbi Ze'ev Gold, Rabbi Yaakov Blumenkrantz, Rabbi Yaakov Yehuda), a copy of a program from a JNF event honouring M. M. Ussishkin' 75th anniversary; notices marking the 20th Jubilee of Torah V'avodah; printed literature abd articles in Yiddish and English from Mizrachi'; letters and articles publicizing the Canadian Mizrachi convention; a copy of a program from the First Mizrachi Convention in Canada; articles written by Katz while serving as President of Mizrachi; articles about J.P. Katz; a copy in Yiddish of a complete report from the first Canadian Mizrachi Conference; a notice/article concerning British royalty on their visit to Canada; a letter /article in Yiddish concerning the Central Relief Committee.
This file consists of a scrapbook with newspaper clippings and communications in English and Yiddish concerning the Mizrachi Organization. Included are: letters, notices and articles in Yiddish and English from Mizrachi; notices/forms concerning fundraising efforts for the Rabbi Meyer Berlin Forest; announcements/communications concerning visiting speakers (e.g. Rabbi Meyer Berlin, Rabbi Shmuel Mirsky, Rabbi Pinchas Graubart, Rabbi Shmuel Levin, Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Bension. Rabbi Ze'ev Gold, Rabbi M Kirschblum, Rabbi Moshe Gold, Dr. Shaskes, Mr. B. Winter); articles written by Katz; articles/notices concerning Mizrachi conventions; a notice of concolence and a remembrance event in memory of Zeev Jabotinsky; articles concerning the Federation of Polish Jews in Canada; a letter from United Jewish Relief Conference; and notices of condolence in memory of Rabbi Moshe Gelber.
This file consists of a scrapbook with newspaper clippings and communications in English and Yiddish concerning the Mizrachi Organization. Included are: letters/notices/articles in Yiddish and English from Mizrachi; notices and forms concerning fundraising efforts for the Rabbi Meyer Berlin Forest; announcements/communications concerning visiting speakers (e.g. Rabbi Meyer Berlin, Rabbi Shmuel Mirsky, Rabbi Pinchas Graubart, Rabbi Shmuel Levin, Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Bension. Rabbi Ze'ev Gold, Rabbi M Kirschblum, Rabbi Moshe Gold, Dr. Shaskes, Mr. B. Winter); articles written by Katz; articles/notices concerning Mizrachi convention; a notice of concolence and a remembrance event in memory of Zeev Jabotinsky; articles concerning the Federation of Polish Jews in Canada; a letter from United Jewish Relief Conference; notices of condolence in memory of Rabbi Moshe Gelber.
File consists of a scrapbook containing various newspaper clippings and letters from organizations such as the Bergen Belsen Association, the Canadian Jewish Review, the Labour Zionist Order and Farband.