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Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the former Beth David Synagogue at the corner of Palace and Albion streets, in Brantford, Ontario.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the window of the former Beth David Synagogue at the corner of Palace and Albion streets, in Brantford, Ontario. The window features a Magen David.
Subjects
Synagogues
Windows
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item a copy photograph of the front entrance of the Beth David Synagogue on Waterloo Street in Brantford, Ontario.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1939 and 1945]
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 Flight Officer Sam Finkelstein of the RCAF, pictured in his military uniform.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the interior of Harry Wise's menswear store in Paris, Ontario. Harry is pictured standing at the counter.
Name Access
Wise, Harry
Subjects
Men's clothing
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.
Places
Paris (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
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 a group of Jewish teenagers on a picnic in Paris, Ontario. A few accompanying adults are also pictured. Identified are:
Back row, left to right: Harry Wise, Eva Lunenfeld, R. Bomberg, A. Pless, B. Joseph.
Second row, left to right: O. Strenkovsky, Max Noble, S. Strenkovsky, B. Stemeroff, R. Wise, P. Gomberg, C. Smookler.
Front row, left to right: A. Stemeroff, L. Stemeroff, A. Gazer.
Subjects
Picnics
Teenagers
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
Paris (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
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 the White family of Paris, Ontario. Pictured are the father, mother and three children in their living room.
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
Paris (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1967-1988
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
1238 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Activities undertaken by the Committee for Soviet Jewry in Ontario and its affiliated partner organizations included political lobbying, telephone and letter-writing campaigns, product boycotting, symposiums, public rallies, petitions, marches and demonstrations. Among the highest profile activities were the annual Simcha Torah rallies in October and the annual commemorations of the execution of twenty-four Soviet Jewish writers and intellectuals, which had occurred on August 12, 1952 at Moscow's Liubianka prison. As well as organizing public protest activities, the Committee for Soviet Jewry established, in the 1980s, the Ida Nudel Humanitarian Award which emphasized the humanitarian work of a number of prominent Canadian women. Other non-protest activities included bar/ bat mitzvah twinning, family and prisoner sponsorships, and holiday greetings, all programmes that tied the daily lives of Soviet Jews to their Canadian counterparts.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records documenting the wide range of above-listed protest activities in which the CJC and various affiliated organizations participated. The files include numerous photographs of mass rallies and group demonstrations, planning notes, correspondence, event notices and other promotional materials.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Arrangement
Records of protest activities in this sub-series have been organized chronologically and by event. Indicated date ranges at the file level are of the documents themselves and are not necessarily indicative of the dates of specific events, such as rallies or marches, though such dates are noted in the file description where known.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Herman Ladovsky and Elly Rotenberg with orphans in England in 1943.
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
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Herman Ladovsky and Elly Rotenberg with orphans in England in 1943.
Notes
Photograph is almost identical to item # 24.
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
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elly Rotenberg in England in 1943.
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
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm
Admin History/Bio
Solway notes in his autobiography that Ysaÿe encouraged his pupils to look beyond the study of music alone. He encouraged them to travel and to investigate other arts in order to enrich their understanding of the world.
Notes
Photo is signed with a stylized character, and inscribed on the back, "Vous avez connu ce lieue et vous y avez travaille avec le vrai [lu?]," roughly translated as "You have known this place and there understood its truth." In another hand it has been identified as "Ysaÿe's studio in Brussels." It is unclear who has made these inscriptions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This photo is taken outside the entrance of Ysaÿe's home. Gingold and Solway are arm in arm and posturing jovially. The word written across the gate is "la chanterelle", which is the colloquial name for the highest string on the violin (the E string).
Notes
The photo is taped with transparent tape at the top and has been written upon the back in pencil. An earlier message appears to have been erased from under the newer identifying inscription.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Solway leads a procession with his violin on a crowded city sidewalk, in Toronto. The event is the 20th anniversary (4 Jun. 1989) of the Inner City Angels. The day involved performing works by and for inner city youths.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Maurice Solway is depicted playing his violin for a group of spectators and is surrounded by children. Most of these children are wearing white t-shirts that have "[?ing] Hands for the Arts 1989" written on them. The event is the 20th anniversary (4 Jun. 1989) of the Inner City Angels. The day involved performing works by and for inner city youths.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The photograph was taken on 9 Sept. 1949. Pictured are members of the Solway String Quartet: Maurice Solway and Jacob Groob (violins), Robert Warburton (viola) and Marcus Adeney (cello). On the back of the photograph the personnel are written in pencil, along with the inscription "Solway String Quartet - played at the Exhibition Shell before 40 000 people".
Notes
Photograph by the Toronto Star.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This photo is taken from the Canadian debut of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco quintet for guitar and strings. The players visible in this photograph are, left to right: Ivan Romanoff (viola), Andres Segovia (guitar) and Maurice Solway (violin).
Notes
The photo is signed and dated by Andres Segovia in pen. The date and identification are written on the back in pencil.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 35 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
Maurice Solway is on the far right hand side of the photo. In the centre is Ysaÿe with his hands upon Viola Mitchell's shoulders. Beside her is Nathan Milstein. Other people depicted in the photograph, but not identified, are: Nina-Magda Lavanchy, Mary Lotte, Mozia Novomist, Jeannette Dincin (who became Ysaÿe's wife three years later, after the death of his first wife), Robert Velton, and Grish Monasevitch.
Notes
Not an original photograph. Oversize print and negative from original photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Depicted, left to right, are: Leon Weinstein (obscured), Maurice Solway, Aaron Waife, and Jack Benny.
Notes
Not an original photograph. Print and negative from original photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Boris Hambourg was one of Michael Hambourg's sons and a teacher at the Hambourg Conservatory, a private music school in Toronto, Ontario that operated from 1911-1951. The Hambourgs brought many European performers and music teachers to Toronto and their school was regarded as a cultural centre for the emerging artistic community of early 20th century Toronto. Maurice Solway studied at the conservatory with Henri Czaplinsky, before travelling to Europe.
Scope and Content
Dedication on the photograph reads: "To the gifted violinist Maurice Solway wishing him much success. Boris Hambourg. June 23 1924. [Marrall?] Toronto, Ont."
Notes
The negative is a copy taken from the original photograph. The print is a copy from the new negative.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
The photograph is of Maurice Solway from a performance in London, Ontario.
Notes
The photograph is mounted on a cardstock and inscribed on the back: "[Novack?] Residence, London/ 76. To Maurice, With my compliments and appreciation for a memorable evening of music and conversation. [Shirly?] Brownstone."
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm
Notes
Photo by Tony Hauser.
Black and white print is a copy from a colour negative.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1949]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Members of the quartet in this photograph are, left to right: Jack Groob (violin), Maurice Solway (violin), Marcus Adeney (cello), and Robert Warburton (viola).
Notes
Photograph by John Steele: 22 Sackville St. - Toronto 5 - Canada.
Stamped with a credit line copyright stamp No 49157-7.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The quartet is posed, looking over a musical score, and holding their instruments. Members of the quartet are, left to right: Eugene Hudson (viola), Charles Dobias (violin), Marcus Adeney (cello), and leader Maurice Solway (holding the score).
Notes
Photo by Donald McKague.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1949]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Featured personnel of the quartet are, left to right: Maurice Solway and Jack Groob (violins), Marcus Adeney (cello), and Robert Warburton (viola).
Notes
Photograph is by Alex Gray, 90 Carlton St., Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
The photo depicts Solway with his teacher, circa his debut of Ysaÿe's "Kreisler" Sonata for solo violin.
Notes
The photo is signed, "[K. Lonthie?], Bruselles" [note: original French spelling], possibly indicating the photographer.
The print and negative are copies from the original.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
3 photographs ; b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
The photograph is of Maurice Solway with his pupils, who have formed a string orchestra with piano. The caption under the photograph indicates that the concert was a violin recital at the Canadian Forester's Hall on May 10th, 1934. Maurice Solway is conducting and the concert was assisted by the Musical Arts College String Orchestra. Two prints were made from the original by the archives.
Notes
Photographed by A.E. Mackintosh, commercial press, 58 Carlton St., Toronto, Ontario.
The original print is 19 x 26 cm.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Solway and Koldofsky are pictured in a pension residence in Brussels.
Notes
Print and negative are copies from the original made by the archives.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 13; File 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
13
File
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph was taken at Blackwell School in Sarnia, Ontario.
Notes
The print and negative were created by the archives from the original.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 1; File 5; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
1
File
5
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Berul Sugarman seated in front of fourteen unidentified members of an orchestra. The members are holding their instruments.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 1; File 5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
1
File
5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Berul Sugarman standing with unidentified members of the Pro Arte Orchestra. The members are holding their instruments and Sugarman is holding his baton.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]-1986
Physical Description
127 photographs : b&w and col. and sepia (10 negatives, 4 slides) ; 26 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of family photographs taken in Toronto, Poland and England, photos of various organizations that Ladovskys belonged to as well as photos of the United Bakers restaurant.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and two postcard photographs of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their two staff members in front of United Bakers on Spadina.
Name Access
Hanford, Rose
Ladovsky, Aaron
Lieberman, Rose
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
Storefronts
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
47
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1951, 1963-1964
Physical Description
1.18 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In late 1947 and early 1948 representatives of the Canadian garment industry organized what became known as the Tailor Project, an immigration program planned to select more than 2,200 skilled tailors from the Displaced Person camps of Europe, facilitate their immigration, and give them jobs in the garment trade and housing in Canada. The Tailor Project was based on similar schemes that had alleviated labour shortages in the logging and mining industries. Canadian Jewish Congress, eager to rescue Holocaust survivors from the DP camps, knew the government would approve a plan to bring in skilled workers to fill a shortage in the garment trades. Recognizing the plan had to come from within the garment industry itself, Congress provided guidance from behind the scenes.
The Tailor Project was the first program that permitted large numbers of Jewish adults to immigrate to Canada following the Second World War. More than half of the immigrants were Jewish. Max E. Enkin (men's clothing), Max Federman (fur workers), Joe Mack and others were sent by the Commission to Europe as part of the selection team. Provided they had the requisite skills, both single and married displaced persons were eligible to come to Canada.
Hundreds of tailoring firms in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver were canvassed and many agreed to hire DP workers on 12-month contracts. The Canadian Overseas Commission, the industry's co-coordinating body, had to ensure proper housing for the expected workers. In response to Max Enkin's emphasis on providing accommodation, many individuals and community organizations reached out to those in need. Under the direction of the United Jewish Relief Agency, the office of the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission attended to the many and varying needs of the immigrant tailors, both Jewish and non-Jewish. In addition to providing financial assistance, the Commission gave attention to problems of landlord-tenant relationships, hospital, medical and dental care, gave direction and made referrals to other agencies for specialized services and co-operated with other organizations in their programs for immigrants.
The Tailor Project became the template for the Furrier Project that followed and spurred the formation in 1947 of the Jewish Vocational Service of Toronto, the original purpose of which was to help survivors of the Holocaust find employment.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the operational records of the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission. Records include agreements between garment industry manufacturers (employers) and employees, immigration records and passenger lists, general correspondence relating to the operation of the program, financial records, employee payroll records, contact and membership lists, the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission Toronto program report, statistical summaries, employee certificates of merit, discharge certificates, meeting minutes of the Toronto Program Steering Committee, employee worker cards and employee housing records. Also included is a hand drawn map locating the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada at 455 Spadina Ave., Toronto, circa 1947.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG291.
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Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
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