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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Sept. 1971
Physical Description
9 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the welcoming reception for the incoming Israeli Consular-General in Toronto. The reception was held by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, at the Zionist building at 788 Marlee Avenue.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
6 Nov. 1971
Physical Description
10 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region's annual convention. The convention was held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Toronto. The images depict speakers at the podium, group photographs of convention delegates, and individuals seated at banquet and boardroom tables.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 June 1970
Physical Description
6 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Toronto airport, before the departure of a tour group to Israel. The tour was organized by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region. The images depict people at the registration desk, and participants in the airport, clearing customs and seated on the plane.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 July 1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region Executive.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organization series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organization series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 Jan. 1964
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the reception held for Gershon Avner, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada. The reception was held by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The images depict speakers at the podium, Ambassador Gershon seated at the head table with his wife and members of ZOC, and group photographs of invited guests.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957-1973
Physical Description
1371 negatives : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives documenting events hosted by various Toronto Jewish organizations, such as conventions, meetings and fundraising campaigns, as well as individuals from the Jewish community participating in social activities. The images have been arranged alphabetically by organization and chronologically by event and are described to the file or item level. There are six sub-series as part of this series, namely: B'nai Brith lodges, Israel Histadrut of Toronto, Herzl Zion Club of Toronto, Jewish Home for the Aged, Zionist Organization of Canada, and Benevolent societies.
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959-1968
Physical Description
12 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives documenting Jewish businesses in Toronto, such as butchers, kosher grocery stores and restaurants. The images have been described to the file and item levels and have been arranged alphabetically by business name.
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one Bar Mitzvah portrait of [Howard?] Reitapple. The boy is holding a prayer book and has a tallis wrapped around his shoulders.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the 50th anniversary party of Mr. and Mrs. [Sam and Bessie?] Papernick. The images include a portrait of family members and an image of the cake cutting ceremony.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
29 Dec. 1959
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the wedding of Bonnie Langbord to Sheldon M. Vogel. The wedding took place at Temple Sinai in Toronto. The images depict the interior of the synagogue during the ceremony, the family standing in front of the desert table, and several images of the bride and groom including the cutting of the cake.
Name Access
Langboard, Bonnie
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Vogel, Sheldon M.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]-[196-]
Physical Description
17 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of images of Jewish weddings, anniversary celebrations, and Bar Mitzvahs. Celebratory events such as these constituted a large percentage of Mendly's commissioned work, and most likely supported the operational expenses of his studio. This series represents a small sampling of his work in this area. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Bar mitzvah
Weddings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 June 1963
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Bar Mitzvah celebration for [?] Rotstein. The images depict the Rotstein family in their home, the Bar Mitzvah boy lighting the candles on his cake, and a group photograph of the invited children standing behind a beverage table.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]-1973
Physical Description
226 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
B’nai Brith is the oldest Jewish service organization in North America. It was founded on October 13, 1843 by a group of eleven men in New York City.
Originally called Bundes-Brueder [League of Brothers], with the alternate title of “The Independent Order of B’nai Brith”, they later shortened their name to simply “B’nai Brith”, meaning sons of the covenant.
In an attempt to unite Jewish communities, they developed an inclusive membership mandate that does not discriminate against ethnic or religious sects. The initial vision of the organization was to develop a national Jewish organization, which would provide aid to all Jewish citizens. These goals have long since been realized. The organization currently has lodges internationally and B’nai Brith membership is in the millions.
B’nai Brith cites its main goals to be: reaching out to those in need, fighting antisemitism and prejudice of any kind, and promoting human rights and world peace. One of their most recognized accomplishments is the formation of the Anti-Defamation League, which combats antisemitism and promotes human rights.
In Canada, the first B'nai Brith lodge was founded in Toronto, the Canada Lodge, in 1875, but it folded in 1894. Other lodges were formed in Montreal, in 1881, and Victoria, in 1886. These lodges were disbanded around the turn of the century and the organization did not have much of a presence in Canada until the outbreak of the first World War. Shortly afterwards, in Toronto, B’nai Brith had fifteen lodges and eleven chapters. The lodges were the men’s groups and the chapters were for the women; in addition, there was also the B’nai Brith Youth Organization, called the Hillel Foundation, which was located at the University of Toronto.
The lodges primarily work in the community in a fundraising capacity, but many of the lodges also support various causes, such as youth and senior programs.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of several B'nai Brith lodges in Toronto. The images depict meetings, installation banquets, special events, theatrical productions, and group photographs of the executive and officers of the various lodges. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Israel Histadrut of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Israel Histadrut of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
82 negatives : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Israel Histadrut of Toronto was a fundraising organization, whose annual campaign raised money for the Israel Histadrut in Israel (the Federation of Labour in Israel). The Federation was founded in 1920 by Labour Zionist parties in Palestine. The campaign money was used to fund economic, trade union, military, social, and cultural activities in Israel, as well as to provide a comprehensive system of health insurance and hospital services to workers.
The Israel Histadrut campaign in Toronto had an autonomous executive board, however its activities were overseen by the Labour Zionist Movement, who also operated the Bialik Hebrew Day School, their educational arm; and the Labour Zionist Alliance or Farband, their mutual benefit society (formally known as the Jewish National Workers Alliance, Farband Labour Zionist Order).
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of the Israel Histadrut campaigns. The images depict members at banquets and meetings, special events, and campaign fundraisers. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Fund raising
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Herzl Zion Club of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Herzl Zion Club of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1970
Physical Description
27 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Herzl Zion Club of Toronto was organized in 1910 by John Shayne, as a Jewish boys fraternal club. Members of the club engaged in athletic activates, minstrel shows, debates and lecture series and other cultural activities such as dances and theatrical productions. They were famous for their staged follies at the Loew's Winter Garden Theatre on Yonge Street.
The Club originally met on Sundays at the Zionist Institute, until they purchased their own clubhouse at 210 Beverley Street after the First World War. By the end of the 1920s, as many of the boys entered the professions and got married, the club experienced a waning in membership and was eventually forced to disband.
In May 1943, a reunion was organized by former members Jack Samuel and Nat Gollom. The following year the club re-formed, but this time with a greater emphasis placed on fundraising, specifically for the Combined Palestine Appeal (later the United Jewish Appeal) and the Hebrew University. The Club also began publishing an internal newsletter entitled the Herzl Zion Digest. They later affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, and often sent delegates to ZOC conferences.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of the Herzl Zion Club of Toronto. The images depict members at installation banquets and officers' meetings, bowling league events, and various campaign fundraisers. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959-[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
216 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
In 1913, a mutual benefit society for women called the Ezras Noshim Society was formed in Toronto. Ezras Noshim started collecting funds around 1916 to purchase a home that would be converted into Toronto's first Jewish Old Folks Home. The forerunner to Baycrest Centre opened in 1919 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home. It was located on Cecil Street in downtown Toronto and the women of Ezras Noshim made beds, cooked kosher meals, washed sheets and sponsored fund-raising events.
In 1954, the Jewish Home for the Aged opened on Bathurst Street to accommodate their expanding needs with the addition of a new feature -- Baycrest Hospital. This location, known as the Baycrest Centre, expanded to include several new buildings that were better able to meet the needs of the Jewish community in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of several Jewish Home for the Aged groups, including the men's service group, the women's auxiliary, and the staff and residents. The images depict meetings and banquets, fundraising campaigns, images of the interior of the building, the residents partaking in daily activities and classes, and special visits by dignitaries. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957-1971
Physical Description
261 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC mandate was: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the activities of the Zionist Organization of Canada. The images depict members at meetings, conventions and banquets, reception dinners, as well as sponsored events involving dignitaries and foreign diplomats. The images have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file and item level.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1971
Physical Description
88 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Benevolent societies, or landsmenshaften, were formed in the early part of the twentieth-centurey along shtetl lines by Eastern European Jewish immigrants to Toronto. The societies served to unite members of the community who originated from the same town or region, and also helped to secure passage to Toronto for those who were still in Europe. The societies also provided services to its dues-paying membership such as: aid in finding employment or accomodation, hospital and special medical care, doctor's visitation, sick benefit payments, funeral benefits and arrangements, and in many cases a burial plot. Some societies also provided a loans to its membership through a credit society. In later years, many benevlent societies also began to act as fraternal organizations that engaged in cultural and philanthropic programming.
The benevolent societies included in this sub-series were founded on the following dates: Chenstochover, 1914; Chmelnicker, ?; Drildzer, 1934; Hebrew Sick Benefit, 1910; Ivansker, 1931; Keltzer, 1913; Lagover, 1932; Lubliner, ?; Ostrovtzer Independent, 1925; Pride of Israel, 1905; Radomer, 1935; Stashiver, 1918; Warshaver Lodzer, 1929.
[Dates taken from: Rosenberg, Louis. "Jewish Mutual Benefit & Friendly Societies in Toronto: The First Fifty Ayears. 1896-1945"]
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of images documenting several sick benefit and mutual benefit societies in Toronto, such as: the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein, the Chmelnicker Society, the Drildzer Young Society, the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society, the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society, the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society, the Lubliner Society, the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society, the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society, the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society, the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society, and the Warshaver Lodzer and Mutual Benefit Society. The images include members at banquets, dinners and meetings, members partaking in fundraising campaigns, and group photographs of the officers and ladies' auxiliaries.
The images have been arranged alphabetically by society and chronologically by event. They have been described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]-1973
Physical Description
1453 negatives ; b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Gordon Mendly (1904-1998) was born Gordon Gimpel Mendlevich in Kielce, Poland on 3 May 1904. He was the son of Israel and Masha Mendlevich. He immigrated to Canada in 1924, as a photographic apprentice and immediately began working out of his home at 305A Queen Street West. This first studio was called International Studio. In 1932, he started Famous Studios, which was located at his residence at 285 College Street. His final studio was at 3145 Bathurst Street, which he sold to fellow photographer Nir Bareket, upon his retirement in 1977. Mendly was married to Sarah (née Rawet) Mendly. He died on 5 January 1998, at the age of 93.
As a studio photographer, Mendly photographed many members of the Jewish community in Toronto. He was also commissioned for weddings and special occasions, along with various events organized by Jewish organizations and agencies. In particular, it is the latter of these commissions that are most illustrative of the Toronto Jewish community. These include events such as the Zionist Organization of Canada's conventions, Cloakmaker Union rallies, and Jewish Old Folks’ Home bingo nights. His work has won awards in both Canada and the United States.
Mendly was also involved in many of the organizations that he photographed. He was the past president of the Herzl Zion Club; an executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region, JIAS and Toronto B’nai Brith Central Region; board member of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital; vice-president of the Men’s Service Group of the Jewish Home for the Aged; on the executive of the Judaea Lodge, Knights of Phythias No. 52 and the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society; chairman of Jewish National Fund; affiliated with the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah and the American Society of Photographers; and co-chairman of the 1956-1961 UJA Metropolitan Division.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of approximately 1449 black and white and colour cellulose acetate negatives, dating from circa 1955 to 1973. The negatives consist of individual and group portraits, Toronto Jewish businesses, special events, meetings and conferences held by various Jewish organizations and agencies in Toronto, and a small sampling of commissioned wedding, anniversary and Bar Mitzvah portraits. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Portraits, Events and organizations, Businesses, and Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs. The series have been described to the file and/or item level.
Name Access
Mendly, Gordon, 1904-1998
Subjects
Photographers
Physical Condition
Approximately 100 negatives, predominantly from the 1950s, are suffering from vinegar syndrome, as is evident from the odour emanating from them, as well as the general visual conditions. These negatives have been segregated from the rest of the collection and have been housed in boxes CS14-CS16
Some of the negatives are also suffering from “bluing” or “silver mirroring” -- the consequence of oxidative-reductive deterioration. Although this is a slow process, eventually the silver ions will create a fogged effect on the photograph, drastically reducing the quality of the image.
Creator
Mendly, Gordon, 1904-1998
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
53 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
These portraits were commissioned by the various individuals photographed, generally to be used as headshots in promotional material. They were taken by Gordon Mendly at his studio, Famous Studios.
Scope and Content
Series consists of portraits of various individuals associated with Jewish communal organizations in Toronto. The portraits are arranged alphabetically and have been scanned and linked to the item level descriptions.
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jacob Adler was born circa 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Adler. He was married to Rose Adler. Adler was originally from Guelph, Ontario where he worked in the clothing business, and was a founding member of Guelph's Beth Isaiah Synagogue. In the 1950s, Jacob and Rose moved to Toronto. He was the Gabbai of Beth David Synagogue in Toronto for over twenty-five years and a supporter of Jewish and non-Jewish charities, schools and hospitals. Adler died on 15 November 1989, at the age of 93.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Jacob (Jack) Adler.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jacob Adler was born in circa 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Adler. He was married to Rose Adler (ca. 1899-1998). Jacob was originally from Guelph, Ontario where he worked in the clothing business, and was a founding member of Guelph's Beth Isaiah Synagogue. In the 1950s, Jacob and Rose moved to Toronto. He was the Gabbai of Beth David Synagogue in Toronto for over twenty-five years and both Jacob and Rose were supporters of Jewish and non-Jewish charities, schools and hospitals. Jacob died on 15 November 1989, at the age of 93, and Rose died on 30 October 1998, at the age of 99.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Jacob (Jack) and Rose Adler.
Subjects
Married people
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Isaac Aronoff was born in Bialistock, Poland in 1908. He came to Canada in 1933 and was active in the Toronto Jewish community until his death in December 2004.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Isaac Aronoff.
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Irving Chapley was a North York city councillor and member of Metropolitan Toronto Council from 1974 until his death, making him one of the city's longest running representatives. He was born in 1924 and was married to Norma (née Levinson) and had two children: David and Rosanne. He was an active member of B'nai B'rith before entering into the political sphere. The Irving Chapley Community Centre and Park is located in his former North York ward on Wilmington Avenue. Chapley died on 21 June 1992, at the age of 68.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Irving Chapley.
Subjects
Politicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Caplan was born on 4 February 1888, in Russia, to David and Ida Caplan. He settled in Canada in 1905. He married Sophie (née Gold) in 1910 and had four children: Arthur, Harold, Leonard and Evelyn (Herschorn).
Isadore was president of I. Caplan Limited, his realty company, which was located in the Caplan Building on Duncan Street. He was a founding member of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation and was on the board of directors for the Toronto Talmud Torah and the Mount Sinai Hospital. He was president of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Toronto, and was affiliated with other organizations such as the Jewish Home for the Aged, Baycrest Hospital, the Primrose Club and the Mount Sinai Lodge AF & AM.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Isadore Caplan, which was used in the 1967 edition of the Who's Who in Canadian Jewry.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jacob Egit was born 27 August 1912, in Poland, the son of Moses and Shindel Egit. He married Clara (née Schwartzbard) and had three children: Mary (Betel), Ryszard and Mark.
After completing his schooling in Poland, he became a journalist and was a staff member of the Polish and Jewish press and active in communal work in pre-war Poland. After the Second World War, Egit became associated with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRA) and the Joint Distribution Committee, and took part in the rehabilitation of Jewish persons from DP camps. He later became director of a book publishing firm.
In 1958 he came to Toronto with his family and became the associate executive director of the Israel Histadrut Campaign, a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Canadian Jewish Congress, secretary of the Organization of the Jews from Poland and a member of the Executive of the Toronto Jewish Cultural Association.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Jacob Egit.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Factor was born 26 October 1892, in Russia to Morris Factor and Rivka (née Sprincen) Factor. He came to Canada in 1902 with his family and attended McCaul Street School, Jarvis Collegiate Institute and went on to study law at Osgoode Law School. In 1917, he left his law practice to enlist in the University Officers' Training Corps and served with the Canadian Army in the First World War, attaining the rank of Lieutenant in 1918.
In 1922, he married Ida (née Levine) and had two children: Martin and Shera (Abrams). After Ida's death in 1953, he married Florence Factor.
In 1923, he was elected as a trustee to the Board of Education and was subsequently elected Alderman for Toronto's Ward Four in 1926, and again in 1929. In 1930, he became Ontario's first Jewish M.P., winning the Spadina riding for the Liberal Party. He was re-elected in 1935 and 1940. In 1945, he was appointed County Court Judge for York County, after serving as squadron leader during the Second World War. He died while still a practicing judge on 21 August 1962 at the age of 69.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Judge Samuel Factor, Q.C.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Judges
Politicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Federman was born 18 September 1902, in Poland, the son of Issie and Hinda Federman. His father moved to Canada in 1911, but it wasn't until he finished his education in Germany in 1920 that Max joined his family in Toronto. He later married Evelyn (née Raisberg) and had one child, Lillian (Skopit).
A union leader, Labour Zionist and ardent anti-Communist, Federman was the manager of the Fur Workers Union of Toronto, Local 82 and Local 68. He was involved in a twenty-year battle with the Communist leadership of the International Fur and Leather Union, until they disbanded and merged with the International Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. He then became a member of the Board of the Fur and Leather Department, International Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. He was an executive of the Toronto District Trades and Labour Council and the Trade Union Committee, and an active leader in the CCF, and later, the New Democratic Party.
Federman was involved with many Jewish community organizations and held several positions such as board member of Histadrut; board member of the Jewish Labour Committee; board member of the Borochov School; chairman of the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion in Toronto and actively involved with the State of Israel Bonds. In 1948, he was instrumental in bringing to Canada over 500 furriers and their families from displaced persons camps in Germany, Austria and Italy.
Federman died on 8 August 1991, at the age of 88.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Max Federman.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Labor leaders
Labor Zionists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See oral history #149 and #150 and CJC fonds 17, series 1 and 2, for more information on Federman's efforts in helping bring refugees into Canada following the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Carl Fenwick was born to Sam and Dora Fenik. He had four brothers: Joseph, Martin, Earl and Reuben.
Scope and Content
Item is a portait of Carl Fenwick.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Reuben Fenwick was born on 15 March 1925, to Sam and Dora Fenik. He had four brothers: Joseph, Martin, Carl and Earl. In 1952, he married his wife, Florence, and had five children: Gordon, Karen (Unterman), Paul, Stanley, and Joel. He was the founder and president of Fenwick Automotive Products, a manufacturing company founded in 1949. He was instrumental in developing the family-owned organization into one of North America's leading remanufacturers, with a production facility employing 800 people in Toronto, as well as six Canadian satellite warehouses and one in the United States. As a philanthropist, he supported over forty charities, including Baycrest Hospital and the Starlight Foundation.
He was a founding member of Beth Torah Congregation in Toronto. Fenwick died on 17 March 2004, at the age of 79.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Reuben Fenwick.
Subjects
Businesspeople
Philanthropists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Dr. Israel Frankel was born 7 March 1909, in Stryj, Galicia to Rabbi Asher Isaiah and Bath Sheva Frankel. He moved to Dublin, Ireland where he was ordained in 1929. He married Faygie (née Steinberg) and together had four children: Bath-Sheba, Joshua, Asher and Esther. In 1950, the family immigrated to Toronto.
Rabbi Frankel was director of Camp Galil, former lecturer at Midrashah L'Morim, on the executive of Mizrachi and Hapoel Hamizrachi and executive director of the Toronto Jewish Public Library. He was the Rabbi at Shaarei Tzedec Synagogue for many years.
Rabbi Frankel died in 1977, at the age of 68.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Dr. Israel Frankel.
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Frankel, Israel
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
John Judah Glass was born 31 October 1897, in England, the son of Morris and Pearl Glass. In 1907, Glass immigrated to Toronto, two years after his father. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1917 and received his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1921. He married Anne Ethel (née Horowitz) and had two children: George and Jesse.
Glass was a practicing barrister and solicitor and a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He served with the Canadian army during the First and Second World Wars. He was a member of the Toronto Board of Education (1928-1930), was Alderman with the Toronto City Council (1931-1934), and was a Liberal MPP for St. Andrew's Riding (1934-1943).
He was on the Board of Governors of Beth Tzedec Congregation; was the past president of the Toronto Zionist Council; was on the national and regional executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada; was a founder of the Canadian Jewish Congress; was the past president of Toronto B'nai B'rith; was a founder and first president of the General Wingate Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; and was affiliated with the Toronto Council of Christians and Jews, the Palestine Lodge, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital, the Jewish Historical Society, United Jewish Appeal, Jewish National Fund, and the State of Israel Bonds.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of John J.Glass.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Lawyers
Politicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He emigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, Lipa married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). In 1948, with partner, Arthur Weinstock, he founded the Greenview Construction Company, later to be renamed Greenwin. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business.
Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader and philanthropist in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services.
Lipa Green died in December 1976, at the age of 77.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Lipa Green.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Philanthropists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See accessions 1978-1-4 and 2004-5-150 for more images of Lipa Green.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Green was born 22 September 1898, in Poland, the son of Younison and Rivka Green. He married Toby (née Goldman) and had three children: Goldie, Carl and Jerry.
Green was an active member of the Toronto Jewish community. He was the past president and secretary of the Ostrovtzer Congregation; president of the Adeth Israel Congregation in Oshawa; president of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society; founder and secretary of the Radomer Co-operative Credit Association Ltd.; founder and treasurer of the Canadian Polish Farband; executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress Board; national recording secretary of the United Radomer Relief, USA and Canada; founder of the Warsaw Lodzer; founder of the Toronto branch of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society; founder of Beth Radom Congregation, and an active Israel Bonds salesman.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Isadore Green.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1962]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Green was born 22 September 1898, in Poland, the son of Younison and Rivka Green. He married Toby (née Goldman) and had three children: Goldie, Carl and Jerry.
Green was an active member of the Toronto Jewish community. He was the past president and secretary of the Ostrovtzer Congregation; president of the Adeth Israel Congregation in Oshawa; president of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society; founder and secretary of the Radomer Co-operative Credit Association Ltd.; founder and treasurer of the Canadian Polish Farband; executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress Board; national recording secretary of the United Radomer Relief, USA and Canada; founder of the Warsaw Lodzer; founder of the Toronto branch of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society; founder of Beth Radom Congregation, and an active Israel Bonds salesman.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Isadore and Toby Green.
Subjects
Married people
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, he married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services. Lipa Green died in December 1976, at the age of 77.
Arthur Weinstock was born in Poland on 10 May 1904. He was married to Lily (née Weinper) and had two daughters: Renée (Hardoon) and Temmy (Latner). He was instrumental in founding the Delight Dress Manufacturing Company, in later years known as Delight Textiles. Weinstock was active in supporting many Jewish organizations in Toronto. He was a founding member of the Toronto chapter of the Israel Bonds Prime Minister's Club, and was a member of the Toronto Bonds Board of Governors. Weinstock died in May 1976, at the age of 72.
Together in 1948, Green and Weinstock founded the Greenview Construction Company. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business, which they renamed Greenwin. Weinstock remained on the board and was chairman of the company at the time of his death.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Lipa Green and Arthur Weinstock.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See accessions 1978-1-4 and 2004-5-150 for more images of Lipa Green.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Harry Harris.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Benjamin J. Hollander was born in 1936, in New York City. He was the principal of the Beth Tzedec Congregational School during the early 1970s, until he was dismissed by Rabbi Stuart E. Rosenberg in 1972. This move led to the infamous lawsuit between the congregation's Board of Directors and Rabbi Rosenberg.
Rabbi Hollander made aliyah in 1972 and has lived in Jerusalem since, spending some time in a Negev development town and a Gush Etzion community. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Hollander is affiliated with Conservative, Reform and Orthodox institutions in Israel and holds advanced degrees in literature and education from NYU and Hebrew University, respectively. A founding member of Rabbis for Human Rights, Rabbi Hollander has, since the 1970s, taught Jewish studies in Jerusalem at Hebrew Union College, Machon Schechter, the Hebrew University School for Overseas Students and the Siegal (Cleveland) College of Jewish Studies. His field of specialization is Torah and classical commentary, which he learned, primarily, from the legendary Torah teacher, Nehama Leibowitz (z"l). He has also served as the weekly Torah commentator on Kol Yisrael radio and traveled the country as a tour educator. Over the past decade, Rabbi Hollander has regularly returned to North America as scholar-in-residence at Camp Ramah, as Rabbi of alternative High Holy day services at Congregation Beth Tzedec in Toronto and as teacher and speaker in over 200 synagogues, communities, schools and retreats.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Benjamin J. Hollander.
Name Access
Hollander, Rabbi Benjamin J.
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Beth Tzedec fonds for further information on Rabbi Benjamin J. Hollander.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Gershon Kayfetz was born in Toronto on 24 December 1916, the son of Max and Leah Kayfetz. He graduated with a B.A. in modern languages from the University of Toronto in 1939, and a B.E.D. from the Ontario College of Education in 1940. In 1955, he married Eva (née Silver) and had three daughters: Zena (Tanenbaum), Tamara (Kingston) and Rebecca (Hamill).
Between the years 1941 and 1943, he worked as a high school teacher in Huntsville and Niagara Falls. In 1943, he joined the war effort, working for the Department of National Defense in Postal Censorship and was responsible for reviewing prisoner of war mail. After the war, Kayfetz traveled to British-occupied Germany, where he worked as a censor of telecommunications with the Control Commission until 1947.
Upon returning to Toronto, he was hired as the national director of Community Relations by the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), and the national executive director of the Joint Community Relations Committee (JCRC), a CJC - B'nai B'rith cooperative organization. He also served as the central region executive director of the CJC between 1973 and 1978. During his tenure, he worked with various churches, unions and minority groups to develop anti-discrimination laws and for the protection of minority and religious rights.
Kayfetz was also actively involved in promoting the welfare of Jewish communities worldwide, and made visits to Cuba in 1962 and 1965, and Russia in 1985. After his retirement in 1985, he was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal by the Canadian Jewish Congress. In recognition of his efforts to promote human rights, he was also awarded the Order of Canada in 1986.
In addition to his professional activities, Kayfetz was a prolific writer, and wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym, Gershon B. Newman, and gave a weekly radio address on various contemporary Jewish issues on CHIN radio. He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society, serving as its president, the Canadian Jewish Historical Society and the Yiddish Luncheon Circle. Ben Kayfetz died on 15 February 2002, at the age of 85.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Ben Kayfetz.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Meir and Temma (née Winnerib) Kerbel.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Married people
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Daniel Edward Kert was married to Marion Kert and had three children: Roey, Ellen (Laan), and Robin (Foley). Kert was on the board of directors of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., was the vice-president of the Baycrest Hospital's Men's Service Group and was the first "Honour Roll" editor. Kert died on 14 October 1988.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Daniel E. Kert.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Hyman Kirshenbaum was born in Toronto in 1915. He was married to Esther Kirshenbaum and had two children: Martin and Mindy. He was also the cousin of Rabbi David Kirshenbaum of London, Ontario. He was in the printing business.
Kirshenbaum was involved in the Labour Zionist Movement, and his father was one of the Labour Zionist Alliance's (LZA) founders in 1910. He was a member of the executive committee and regional council of the Canadian Jewish Congress; was the associate treasurer of the Canadian Zionist Federation, Central Region; was on the board of the Israel-Histadrut campaign; and a member of the LZA's National Bond Committee.
Kirshenbaum died on 24 November 1975.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Hyman Kirshenbaum.
Subjects
Labor Zionists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w : 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Israel Sholom Langner was born in Toronto to Rabbi Solomon and Frimet (née Babad) Langner. He is in the trucking business and is currently active with the Shaarei Tzedec and Kiever Synagogues. He is also involved with the Jewish Education Program (JEP), affiliated with Ohr Somayach International.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Sholom Langner.
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Education Program (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Langner, Israel Sholom
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Lappin was born in Kielce, Poland, on 1 May 1916. He was the son of Leibish and Sarah Lapidus. Lappin moved with his family to Canada in 1924. He married Adah Auerbach and had four children: Shalom, David, Naomi and Daniel.
Lappin received his undergraduate degree from McMaster University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in social work from the University of Toronto. He spent several years at the Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service in New York and returned to the University of Toronto in 1958, where he was a professor in the School of Social Work until 1970. He then accepted an appointment at the School of Social Work at Bar Ilan University in Israel, later becoming its director. In 1963, he published The Redeemed Children: The story of the rescue of the war orphans by the Jewish community of Canada. He later wrote a number of other books, several humorous pieces for the CBC and Macleans Magazine, and served as editor of the Toronto Yiddisher Zhurnal’s English-language page.
From 1948 to 1958, he was the executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region and was involved with the national executive committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress; the Canadian Association of Social Workers; and the Farband Labour Zionist Organization of Canada. Ben Lappin died in January 2001, at the age of 84.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Ben Lappin.
Subjects
Authors
Immigrants--Canada
Social workers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Irwin Lightman was born on 22 October 1919, in Vienna, Austria. He was the son of Samuel and Sarah Lichtman of Galicia, Austria. On 20 July 1946, he married Selma (née Vise) and together they had three children: Bernard, Ellen and Jonathan. Lightman was a dentist by profession. He was an active supporter of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Dr. Irwin (Litch) Lightman.
Subjects
Dentists
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Martin Irwin Lockshin was born in Toronto in 1952, the son of Louis Leon and Sylvia (née Freedman) Lockshin. He received his PhD from Brandeis University in 1984 and is also an ordained Rabbi.
Currently, Professor Martin Lockshin is an Associate Professor of Humanities in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Linguistics at York University. He has published extensively and recently completed a term as Director of York's Centre for Jewish Studies.
Scope and Content
Item is a Bar Mitzvah portrait of Martin Lockshin.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Gordon Mendly.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Gordon Mendly in his studio on College Street.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sarah (née Rawet) Mendly was born to Shapsa and Feiga Rawet. The family immigrated to Canada sometime around 1926. Sarah was the president of the Toronto Chapter of the B’nai Brith Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Herzl Zion Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Sarah Mendly was the wife of photographer, Gordon Mendly. She died on 31 December 1992.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sarah Mendly in her husband's studio on College Street.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Henry Moos was born in 1922. He was the president and chairman of Kennedy Travel Bureau Limited/Kentours for forty-three years. He was married to Vera Moos and had two children: Tom and Cindy. He was a member of Temple Sinai Congregation. He died on 22 November 1997.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Henry Moos.
Name Access
Moos, Henry
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
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