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Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern in Celle, Germany with six other army and airforce servicemen. They are sitting in an army jeep, holding their rifles. Seated on the far right is Bill Stern and leaning against the jeep on the far left is Jimmy Thompson.
Notes
The photograph is mounted on cardboard.
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
Germany
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Fred Schaeffer
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
11 July 1980
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Fred Schaeffer
Number
AC 024
Subject
Communities
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
Synagogues
Interview Date
11 July 1980
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side 1: 31 minutes
Side 2: 9 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Fred Schaeffer's wife, Beverley, grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Beverley's grandfather, Hyman Kaplan, emigrated from Vilna, Lithuania in 1907, and after a few years in New York, moved to Toronto. Shortly afterwards he became the first Jew to settle in Kirkland Lake in 1914.
In the 1920s the Jewish community in Kirkland Lake built a permanent synagogue, and acquired the aron kodesh of eastern European design, its lamps, railings, pews and reader’s desk, from the disbanded Ukrainishe Shul in Montreal. In the 1970s the Kirkland Lake Synagogue disbanded and Fred and Beverly Schaeffer acquired the aron kodesh, all of its furnishings, the ner tamid and the parochet. They generously donated these Jewish artifacts to Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Toronto, in 1988, in memory of Isadore Kaplan, father of Beverly Schaeffer and Erich Schaeffer, father of Fred Schaeffer.
Fred, married Beverley in Toronto. Like many children from Kirkland Lake, Beverley had moved to the city to attend university. Fred and Beverley are keen collectors of Canadian art. He is a retired civil engineer and a former chairman of the Canadian art historical committee at the AGO.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Atkins (family)
Bucavetsky (family)
Cochrane (Ont.)
Etkins (family)
Mallins (family)
Purkiss (family)
Schaeffer, Fred
Geographic Access
Ansonville (Ont.)
Engelhart (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Krugerdorf (Ont.)
Ontario, Northern
Timmins (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
AC 024: Side A
0.14: Fred discusses the first Jews to settle in Northern Ontario in the area around Krugerdorf/Engelhart. He mentions Edith Atkinson (née Martin) as a good primary source of information. Edith’s father, a Russian Jew who came to Canada via Scotland was employed by Temagami and Northern Ontario Railway to bring Russian Jews to work on the railroad.
1.11: Atkinson is related to Atkins and Etkins families.
2.25: Jewish families received land patents in the area of Krugerdorf (north of Engelhart).
2.44: Kurtz family started a hotel in Engelhart in 1908.
3.07: Mentions some of the earliest Jewish settlers. Gurevitch, Korman, Martin, Henerovsky, Purkiss
4.18: Women farmed during the week while the men worked on the railroad. Men came home on weekend.
5.05: Mentions a diary written by Mr. Martin, Edith Atkinson’s father.
5.42: Earliest records in Jewish cemetery in Krugerdorf were 1906. Relates a story involving a canoe accident. Tells a brief history of the cemetery.
8.00: Railway started to develop in 1908/9 with the opening of the mines in Timmins. Many Jews followed the railroad.
8.45: Mentions that the Purkiss family opened a chain of stores in every town that opened.
9.25: Mentions that the Bucavetsky family was well-known in Timmins.
9.58: Jews had settled in Cochrane.
10.16: First Rabbi in Timmins was Shulman.
11.15: Fred discusses early community organizations. One synagogue on a farm in Krugerdorf area. One synagogue in Engelhart that burnt down. Synagogue in Kirkland Lake built in 1926. Minyans were held in Cochrane and Ansonville (1918/19). Timmins synagogue dates back to 1910/12.
17.15: Fred describes Iroquois Falls as an Abitibi company town. Jews who ran businesses lived in nearby Ansonville.
18.02: Fred notes that there were many prominent Jews in Northern Ontario. He names several and describes their positions. (e.g. Dave Korman as Mayor of Engelhart, Rothschild was alderman in Cochrane, Barnie (?) Nasoff was on council and was Reeve of Ansonville, Max Kaplan Kirkland Lake council, Nicky Korman was Mayor).
21.11: Fred relates anecdotes about Roza Brown, the first Jew in Swastika / Kirkland area.
23.36: Fred relates anecdotes about Hyman and Max Kaplan (brothers-in-law) who ran businesses in Kirkland Lake.
25.26: Rabbi Rabinowitch was a long-standing rabbi in Kirkland Lake.
27.26: Discusses the demise /closure of the synagogue in Kirkland Lake. Remained open until 1979. Last Rosh HaShana services were held in 1977.
28.05: Discusses the situation with the Timmins Jewish community.
30.05: Discusses the plight of a poor Jewish family, the Mallins.
AC 024: Side B
0.15: Fred suggests some reference material. “Northland Post” – good source for info about Jewish community in Northern Ontario. “Silverland” – book that describes Kurt’s Hotel. Special edition of a newspaper that published an article on the history of the Jewish community.
1.48: The Jews of the North have themselves as self-sufficient community during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. They were represented in the first Jewish Congress.
3.33: Fred notes that there was a Jewish presence in most towns in Northern Ontario. He suggest that Haileybury may have been the exception due to antisemitic sentiments.
4.10: Mentions a fire in Haileybury in 1916/17 and the Jewish contribution to fire relief.
4.25: Relates an anecdote re. Hyman Kaplan and Haileybury.
5.48: Describes the location of a few small communities (Elk Lake, Charlton)
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Fred Schaeffer and Stephen Speisman discuss some of the earliest synagogues established in Northern Ontario.

In this clip, Fred Schaeffer relates colourful anecdotes about the first Jewish settler in the Swastika-Kirkland area, Roza Brown.

Name
Max Federman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
March 19, 1976
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Max Federman
Number
AC 149
AC 150
Subject
Labor
Labor unions
Occupations
Industries
Interview Date
March 19, 1976
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Ben Schneider
Total Running Time
AC149A: 30. minutes AC149B: 30. minutes AC150A: 1. minute
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Max Federman was born in Poland. In 1919, Max moved to Germany where he attended school. He joined his father in Toronto in 1920. A union leader, labour Zionist and ardent-Communist, Max became actively involved in the union movement and served as representative of the Local Fur Workers Union. He was involved in a twenty year battle with the Communist leadership of the International Furrier Union until they disbanded and merged with the International Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. Max was involved in Jewish community organizations including the Histadrut, Borochov School, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Goldman, Emma
Federman, Max
Schneider, Ben
Geographic Access
Toronto
Germany
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 149, 150, Max Federman\AC 149, 150 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Max Federman describes the conflict between the Federation of Labour (F of L) and Communist International Union (CIU) from 1938-1956. He discusses the steps in which the International Fur and Leather Union disaffiliated with the International Union to join the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union in 1956.

In this clip, Max Federman discusses his early involvement with a trade union while living in Germany in 1919.

Name
Edna Jacobs
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
December and March 1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Edna Jacobs
Number
AC 125
Subject
Families
Travel
Education
Occupations
Antisemitism
Girl Guides
Religion
Volunteers
Interview Date
December and March 1986
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Nancy Draper
Total Running Time
Side 1: 36 minutes Side 2: 46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Edna (nee Frankel) Jacobs was born March 20, 1904 in Toronto, Her parents, Sigmund and Paula Frankel, were early immigrants from Germany. Edna attended Havergal from kindergarten through high school. She studied general arts for two years at the University of Toronto. She married Arthur Jacobs, the son of Rabbi Solomon Jacobs, in 1936. Together, they had one daughter, Patsy and a baby who died during infancy. Edna was involved with the Girls Club and the Junior Council of Jewish Women.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Toronto Girl's Club
Toronto Council of Jewish Women
Geographic Access
Toronto
Germany
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 125 Jacobs\AC 125 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Edna Jacobs shares memories from a trip she and her family took to Biblis, Germany to celebrate her grandparents’ golden anniversary.

In this clip, Edna Jacobs reminisces about several prominent Toronto Jewish families.

Accession Number
2015-9-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of letters to and from Dr. Joseph Klinghofer, the Educational Director of Canadian Jewish Congress. The correspondence relates to the search for ritual and educational leaders for placement in Jewish communities outside of Toronto such as St. Catharines, Timmins, Belleville, Peterborough, Kirkland Lake, Guelph, Hamilton, Bramalea, North Bay, Windsor, Maritimes, Manitoba and the USA.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Education
Religion
Communities
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Klinghofer, Joseph
Places
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Timmins (Ont.)
Belleville (Ont.)
Peterborough (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Guelph (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
Bramalea (Brampton, Ont.)
North Bay (Ont.)
Windsor (Ont.)
Manitoba
United States
Maritime Provinces
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-2-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-2-12
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records and other material
230 photographs : sepia and b&w ; 23 x 30 cm and smaller
8 sound recordings (50 wav files; 1 microcassette)
1 artifact
Date
1937-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and audio recordings documenting the lives of Dick Steele, his wife Esther and friend Bill Walsh. The materials are mostly correspondences between Dick and Esther during his internment at the Don Jail and Ontario Reformatory in Guelph, and from Dick and Bill's military service overseas during the Second World War. They also include correspondences between Esther and Bill, Bill and Anne Walsh, "Jack" and Esther, and other family and friends. Some of the letters show evidence of being censored. There are news clippings in English and Yiddish about the family from various newspapers including the Canadian Tribune (a Communist Party paper). There is a letter Esther wrote to campaign for Dick's release from internment, part of women's activism in this period. There is also a photocopy of a memoir written by Moses Kosowatsky and Moses Wolofsky "From the Land of Despair to the Land of Promise" ca. 1930s. The photographs include Dick and Bill in the army during the Second World War, a signed picture of Tim Buck addressed to Esther and the twins and a photo of Dick delivering a speech related to the Steel Workers. Also included is a recording of edited sound clips of Bill and Esther talking about Dick, Esther speaking about the letters, (how she received letters and flowers from Dick after he had already been killed), Bill reading a letter Dick wrote to Esther that he left with friends in England to send her in the case that he was killed (which he was), recordings of "Bill Walsh Oral history" Vols.1 and 2 compiled by Leib Wolofsky's (Bill's nephew), and 5 audio recordings by Adrianna Steele-Card with her grandparents Bill and Esther. There is also a microcassette labelled "Joe Levitt." The accession also includes the stripe of a German corporal that Bill captured as a prisoner, peace stamps and an early copy of Cy Gonick's A Very Red Life: The Story of Bill Walsh, edited by Bill.
Administrative History
Richard (Dick) Kennilworth Steele is the name adopted by Moses Kosowatsky. He was born in 1909 in Montreal to Samuel Kosowatsky and Fanny Held. He lived in a laneway off Clark Street below Sherbrooke where his father collected and recycled bottles. He grew up with his siblings Joseph, Mortimer, Matthew, Gertrude and Edward. Bill Walsh (Moishe Wolofsky) was born in 1910, to Sarah and Herschel Wolofsky, the Editor of the Keneder Adler (Montreal's prominent Yiddish newspaper). He attended Baron Byng and then Commercial High School where he met Dick Steele. Bill recalled that Dick denounced militarism in the school when a teacher tried to recruit students to be cadets. Bill moved to New York City in 1927. His brother, who was living there, helped him get a job as a messenger on Wall Street. He also worked in the drug department at Macy's while attending courses at Columbia University in the evening. Dick worked on a ship for a year and then joined Bill in New York City in 1928. Dick worked at a chemical plant called Linde Air Products while also studying in the evenings at Columbia University. In 1931 Dick and Bill boarded a ship together in New York bound for Copenhagen. Together they travelled across Europe, witnessed a Nazi demonstration in Breslau, Germany and found work in Minsk and Moscow, Russia. This trip inspired them to become Communists. In 1933 Bill's father was on a Canadian trade mission to Poland, which he left to "rescue" his son from the Bolsheviks. Bill agreed to return to Canada after being advised to do so by the Comintern. He then changed his name to Bill Walsh to protect his family. In 1934 Bill moved to Toronto. He worked as the Educational Director for the Industrial Union of Needle Trade Workers and the Communist Party where he met Esther Slominsky/Silver, the organization's office manager. Dick joined Bill in Toronto soon after. Bill introduced Dick and Esther who then married. In 1940, Esther gave birth to twin sons Michael and John Steele. Esther was born in Toronto in 1914 to Joseph Slominsky and Fanny (Blackersany?). Her siblings were Bella, Eileen, Morris and step-sister Eva. Her father Joseph was a cloak maker and Esther also worked in the garment industry. Her mother Fanny passed away in 1920 at the age of 26 from tuberculosis. Dick was a metal worker and became a union organizer in the east end of Toronto. He was the head organizer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee of Canada (SWOC) until 1940 when he was dismissed for being a Communist. Bill helped organize Kitchener's rubber workers into an industrial union and was also an organizer for the United Auto Workers of Windsor, Ontario. Jack Steele, an alias for Dick's brother Mortimer, fought with the Mackenzie-Papineau Brigade in the Spanish Civil War. Jack Steele was recalled to Canada in October 1937 to rally support for the efforts in Spain, returned to the front in June 1938 and was killed in action in August. Some of Dick's letters to his wife Esther are signed "Salud, Jack" and were likely written in 1940 when the Communist Party (CP) was banned by the Canadian Government under the War Measures Act. In November 1941, after Mackenzie King's call for enlistment, Dick wrote to the Department of Justice to ask permission to join the army. He never received a reply. On 1 April 1942 Dick's home was raided and he was interned at the Don Jail until September 1942 when he was moved to the Ontario Reformatory in Guelph. Esther wrote a letter to Louis St. Laurent, Minister of Justice to appeal on his behalf. Major public campaigning by communists and the wartime alliance with the USSR after 1941 shifted public opinion toward the CP and the Canadian Government slowly began releasing internees in January 1942. Dick was released in October 1942 and enlisted at the end of the month. Dick died on August 17, 1944 in Normandy, France. He was a tank driver in the Canadian Army. Bill was similarly arrested in 1941, spending time in jail and then an internment camp with other members of the CP. He joined the Canadian army in 1943 and fought in Holland and Belgium. Bill was first married to Anne Weir who died of a brain hemorrhage in 1943 just before he enlisted. The family believes this may have been due to drinking unpasteurized milk. Encouraged by Dick Steele to take care of his family should he pass in the war, Bill married Esther Steele in 1946. They had a daughter named Sheri and were members of the United Jewish People's Order. For 20 years Walsh worked for the Hamilton region of the United Electrical Workers (UE). Bill remained a member of the CP until 1967 when we was expelled for criticizing another union leader. He died in 2004. Esther passed away in 2010 at age 96.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
RELATED MATERIAL NOTE: Library and Archives Canada has the William Walsh fonds and MG 28, ser. I 268, USWA, vol.4, SWOC Correspondence, has various letters from Dick Steele ca. 1938. Museum of Jewish Montreal has an oral history with Leila Mustachi (daughter of Max Wolofsky, Bill's brother) where she speaks about Bill, Dick and Esther. USE CONDITION NOTES: For "Bill Walsh Oral history" Vols.1 and 2, some contributors stipulate that recordings are restricted to personal use only and must not be used for any commercial purpose.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Politics and government
Labour and unions
Name Access
Steele, Michael
Steele, Dick
Walsh, Bill
Walsh, Esther Steele
Places
Guelph, Ont.
Toronto, Ont.
Hamilton, Ont.
Oshawa, Ont.
Ottawa, Ont.
Montreal, Que.
Fort William/Thunder Bay, Ont.
Germany
England
Holland
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[187-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Benno Scheuer as a young boy taken in a studio in Stuttgart.
Notes
Albument print mounted on cartes-de-visite.
Studio: F. Willmann, Stuttgart.
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.
Physical Condition
One corner of the card is chipped.
The print has started to lift off its support.
Places
Germany
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3042
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3042
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a passport photograph of Zelig Nisker, taken in Troisdorf, Germany.
Name Access
Nisker, Zelig
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
Germany
Accession Number
1974-001
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 142
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
142
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between alderman J.B. Salsberg and the Canadian Jewish Congress regarding a lumber strike in Timmins, Ontario and the potential for antisemitic propaganda to be spread in the region since one lumber company was Jewish (Feldman's).
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Subjects
City council members
Lumber trade
Strikes and lockouts
Places
Timmins (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Hate Crimes and Hate Literature sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-6
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the German Statute of Limitation on Nazi War Criminals. Also included are other correspondence related to Germany including information on a CBC program about Jewish survivors living in Germany, and the treatment of a Jewish grave.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Places
Germany
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 942
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
942
Material Format
graphic material
Date
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 Charles Pierce standing in front of his store, which sold mining and prospecting supplies in Timmins, Ontario.
Name Access
Pierce, Charles
Subjects
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1186
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1186
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
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 Bucovetsky store window in Timmins, Ontario. Affixed to the window is a flyer for a grand opening sale. There are also several signs with slogans which read: meet our manager Mr. Seely; come in, get aquainted (sic), bargains that are real bargains, truly the working man's stores.
Name Access
Bucovetsky
Subjects
Special sales
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1187
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1187
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
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 Sam Bucovetsky's first delivery wagon on the north-east corner of Pine Street in Timmins, Ontario. Four men are pictured standing on the wagon, which has the name Bucovetsky Bros. on the side. Sam is pictured second from the left.
Name Access
Bucovetsky, Sam
Subjects
Wagons
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1382
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1382
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
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 man seated on a large pile of lumber, being pulled on a horse-drawn sleigh, owned by Feldman's Lumbering, near Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Photo taken from the Timmins Porcupine News.
Name Access
Feldman's Lumbering
Subjects
Log transportation
Sleighs
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1383
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1383
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
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 the interior of the Bucovetsky's store in Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Photo taken from the Timmins Porcupine News.
Name Access
Bucovetsky
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.
Places
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1601
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1601
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
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 children dressed up for Purim celebrations, alongside Rabbi Shulman of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario.
Pictured in the back row, left to right: Rabbi Shulman (behind boys), Sam Kideckel, Izzie Kokotow, Harry Martin, Bill Shub, Barney Shulman (Rabbi Shulman's son - seated), Sam Katz, Sadie Gurevitch (half-sister to Manny), Sadie Shub (m. Pomerantz), Esther Shinehoft, Abe Shub, Mr. Nissen Katz (parent).
Front row, left to right: Ethel Martin, Fanny Kideckel, [unidentified], Esther Greenberg, Bertha Katz, Ann Gurevitch, Esther Shub.
Notes
This photo is identical to photo #1316.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Subjects
Children's costumes
Parties
Purim
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1336
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1336
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
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 Cantor Linder of Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Original portrait by Royal Studio, A. Tomkinson, 5 Balsam Street, Timmins.
Name Access
Linder, Cantor
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1335
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1335
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
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 Cantor Linder, standing in front of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Linder, Cantor
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1337
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1337
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
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 Sylvia Kroch standing on the steps of the Congregation B'nai Israel with the Hebrew teacher.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Kroch, Sylvia
Subjects
Synagogues
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
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 children dressed up for Purim celebrations, alongside Rabbi Shulman of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Rabbi Shulman (behind boys), Sam Kideckel, Izzie Kokotow, Harry Martin, Bill Shub, Barney Shulman (Rabbi Shulman's son - seated), Sam Katz, Sadie Gurevitch (half-sister to Manny), Sadie Shub (m. Pomerantz), Esther Shinehoft, Abe Shub, Mr. Nissen Katz (parent).
Front row, left to right: Ethel Martin, Fanny Kideckel, [unidentified], Esther Greenberg, Bertha Katz, Ann Gurevitch, Esther Shub.
Notes
This photo is identical to photo #1601.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Subjects
Purim
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1317
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1317
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
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 young adults dressed up for Purim celebrations in Timmins, Ontario. Identified individuals include: Sam Martin, Nat Shankman, Pearl Greenberg, Sol Sky, Mrs. Shaeffer, Sol Silver, Max Greenberg, Tommy Feldman, Louis Cohen, Kelly Abrams, Manny Shinehoft, Nachman Korman, Bert Levinson, Frank Shub, Lil Feldman, Sam Finkleman, Dave Pierce, Fanny Shankman, Sol Shankman, Sofie Levine, Max Martin, Ann Greenberg, Sadie Feldman, Sara Slotnick, Sara Martin, Ray Shinehoft, Max Gurevitch.
Notes
See photo for location of identified individuals.
Finkelman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkleman.
Subjects
Purim
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1338
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1338
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
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 exterior front entrance of Sky's store in Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Original photo by The Royal Studio, Timmins.
Name Access
Sky family
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1190
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1190
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings store exterior, located on 3rd Avenue, between Balsam and Cedar Streets in Timmins, Ontario. There are three men standing in front of the store.
Name Access
G:\Digital Assets\1189.jpg
Subjects
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1188
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1188
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings store exterior in Timmins, Ontario. The photograph was taken after the Timmins explosion. Several men are standing in front of the store, which has one window boarded up and the other missing its glass.
Name Access
Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings
Subjects
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1189
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1189
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings store exterior in Timmins, Ontario. The photograph was taken after the Timmins explosion. Several men are standing in front of the store, which has one window boarded up and the other missing its glass. The Belanger Shaving Parlour can be seen next door. Several garments are hanging on the wood that is covering the broken window.
Name Access
Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings
Subjects
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1193
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1193
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 126 x 21 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Feldman Timber Co. Ltd. office exterior. The sign on the building reads: Feldman Timber Co. Ltd., general contractors, builders' supplies.
Name Access
Feldman Timber Co. Ltd.
Subjects
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 939
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
939
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
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 Tommy Feldman (centre) and Max Levine (right) leaning up against a car in Timmins, Ontario.
Name Access
Feldman, Tommy
Levine, Max
Subjects
Automobiles
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1197
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1197
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Shulman was the second Rabbi to serve the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins; Rabbi Berger being the first. Shulman came to Timmins in 1917 and stayed for several years before moving to Chicago.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Shulman and his family from Timmins, Ontario. Pictured are the Rabbi with his wife and four children.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Shulman family
Shulman, Rabbi
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Rabbis
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1192
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1192
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 9 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the town of Timmins, as seen atop the skating rink.
Notes
Title taken from writing on photograph.
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 685
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
685
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a banquet for the dedication of the new Torah scroll at the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario. The Torah was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin. Pictured is a large group seated at several banquet tables in the synagogue's basement. Identified individuals include:
Chava Shub, Bert Levinson, Lillian Rotstein (née Feldman), Mrs. Gurevitch, Mrs. Brovender, Alice Atkins (née Martin), Malka Martin, Esther Winikoff (née Martin), Harry Martin, Joseph Martin, Sheva Martin, Sam Bucovetsky, Mrs. Bucovetsky, Mrs. Linder, Rabbi Linder, Mrs. Levinson, Anita Parker (née Levinson), Bella Bucovetsky, S. I. Bucovetsky, Min Gram, Lil Kaplun, Mrs. Greenberg, Louis Halperin, Phillip Sheinhoft, Irving Bucovetsky, Levy Shub, P. Levine, Mrs. Levine, Saul Shankman, Sophy Shankman (née Levine), Mr. Cohn, Shirley Brovender, Sarah Finkelman, Sam Finkelman, Harry Verner, David Sky, Mr. Slotnick, Mrs. Slotnick, Sam Goldstein, Cully Abrams, Rose Mallin, Frank Feldman, John Feldman, Vera Silver, Mr. Mitchell, Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. Cantor, Mrs. Cantor, Mrs. Bucovetsky, Louis Feldman, Harry Gram, Mrs. Gurevitch, Miss. Gurevitch, Mr. Raphael, Mrs. Raphael, Esther Finkelman.
Notes
See photo for location of identified individuals. Finkleman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkelman.
Name Access
Abrams, Cully
Atkins, Alice
Brovender, Shirley
Bucovetsky, Bella
Bucovetsky, Irving
Bucovetsky, S. I.
Bucovetsky, Sam
Cantor
Cohn, Mr.
Feldman, Frank
Feldman, John
Feldman, Lillian
Feldman, Louis
Finkelman, Esther
Finkelman, Sam
Finkelman, Sarah
Goldstein, Sam
Gram, Harry
Gram, Min
Greenberg, Mrs.
Gurevitch, Mrs.
Halperin, Louis
Kaplun, Lil
Levine, P.
Levine, Sophy
Levinson, Anita
Levinson, Bert
Linder, Rabbi
Mallin, Rose
Martin, Alice
Martin, Esther
Martin, Harry
Martin, Joseph
Martin, Malka
Martin, Sheva
Mitchell
Parker, Anita
Raphael
Rotstein, Lillian
Shankman, Saul
Shankman, Sophy
Sheinhoft, Phillip
Shub, Chava
Shub, Levy
Silver, Vera
Sky, David
Slotnick
Vener, Harry
Winikoff, Esther
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Torah scrolls
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired in 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1253
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1253
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1898
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Frankel family on a visit to Biblis, Germany.
Front, left to right: Carl Frankel; Egmont Frankel; Beno Frankel. Lena Frankel is holding Roy Frankel.
Name Access
Frankel, Beno
Frankel, Carl
Frankel, Egmont
Frankel, Lena
Frankel, Roy
Subjects
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
Germany
Accession Number
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1984-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-5-7
Material Format
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1 coin
16 photographs : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Date
1939-1945
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one Mount Sinai Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 522 G.R.C. 25th anniversary coin. The coin has the lodge's coat of arms on the recto and a set of tablets with the words "keep these and good fortune will be yours" on the verso.
Also included are 16 photographs of the Allied Forces (including the Canadian Army) at Bergen-Belsen in April 1945 following the liberation of the camp. Pictured are the general grounds, mass graves with sign markers, a group of (local German?) women crowded around the back of an army truck, army personnel observing and taking photographs of a deceased victim, a crematoria, and Sam Pizel (standing right) and other servicemen with a box of human ashes.
Administrative History
Sam Pizel (?-29 Sept. 2004) was married to Lily and was the brother of Irving Pizel.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Pizel, Sam
Bergen-Belsen
Places
Germany
Source
Archival Accessions
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