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Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
39
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1896-1979
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
28 photographs : b&w (11 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
2 scrapbooks
Admin History/Bio
Rose Dunkelman (1889-1949) was born Rose Miller in Philadelphia to Mr. Harry Miller and Mrs. Dora (Belkin) Miller. At the age of 13 she moved to Toronto where she received her education and where she resided with her family until her death in 1949 at the age of 59. Rose Dunkelman devoted her life to helping the less fortunate, particularly children and orphans, and to championing the cause of Zionism at home and abroad. She was internationally known and respected for her philanthropic work and for her knowledge of, and dedication to, Zionist causes. She was a leader in the Canadian Jewish community for more than 30 years.
On 19 January 1910 she married David Dunkelman (1883-1978), founder and president of Tip Top Tailors Ltd. The couple had 6 children: Joseph, Ernest, Benajamin, Theodora, Veronica (Annenberg) (Ourisman) and Zelda (Wilner).
Rose was a founding member of the Zionist Organization of Canada, vice-president of the Ontario Zionist Region, and founded and chaired the Canadian branch of Youth Aliyah in 1933. For over 25 years, Rose held various positions within the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, including president of the Toronto Council of Hadassah (1921), honourary president on the executive board (1938-40), joint chairman of the war effort (1941), president of the Hadassah Organization of Canada Central Chapter of Toronto (1937-8; 1945-6), and honourary national vice-president. Rose also founded the Hadassah Bazaar in 1924. There is currently a Canadian Hadassah day care centre in Neve Sharett named in her honour as well as the Rose Dunkelman Memorial Community Center in Hadassim erected in 1950 in her memory.
In 1930, prompted by the 1929 attack on Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and in Hebron, Rose and David Dunkelman founded the magazine, the Jewish Standard, as a Zionist forum for the English-speaking Jewish population of Canada. She was the periodical's first publisher and managing editor.
After the First World War, Rose worked as an officer with the Canadian Red Cross, bringing war orphans to Canada from Eastern Europe, for which she was presented with the Coronation Medal by King George VI in 1937. She was also active in the rehabilitation of First World War veterans.
During the Second World War, as chair of Ontario Youth Aliyah, Rose helped rescue children from Nazi persecution at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps and helped secure their passage to and resettlement in Palestine. Dunkelman held leadership positions in many domestic and international Jewish and Zionist programs and projects -- many focused on the welfare of Jewish children -- including the Jewish National Fund, Karen Hayesod, Karen Kayemeth, Young Judaea, the Toronto Hebrew Free Schools, and the YM-YWHA. She also served on the Canadian Family Allowance Board after the Second World War.
After a lengthy illness, Rose died on 20 October 1949 in Toronto at the age of 59. She was buried at Goel Tzedec's cemetery on Dawes Rd. and was later re-interred in Israel's national cemetery at Degania on 14 January 1953, as she requested in her will.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, family letters, newsclippings, event invitations, articles, two scrapbook albums and other textual material relating to Dunkelman's death and re-interment in Israel, her philanthropic activities with Hadassah and Youth Aliyah, and her business activities with the Jewish Standard.
One scrapbook contains a testimonial certificate presented to Rose by Toronto Hadassah on her recovery from ill health (1926), while the other was presented to her by Toronto Hadassah on the occasion of her 57th birthday in 1946. This scrapbook contains photographs of the banquet along with several pages of signatures from members of local Hadassah chapters.
The photographs include: Rose Dunkelman's re-interment in Israel (1953), a birthday banquet for Rose hosted by Hadassah (date uncertain), a portrait of Rose as a young woman (ca. 1905), David Dunkelman as a young boy in Brooklyn, NY (1896), the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto) extension (1966), a portrait of Benjamin Dunkelman in Israel (1953), and one photograph of Rose Dunkelman with Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt (1941).
Name Access
Cohen, Israel
Dunkelman, Ben, 1913-1997
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Ernest
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Dunkelman, Theodore
Dunkelman, Veronica
Dunkelman, Zelda
Dunkelman, Joseph
Family Allowance Board
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada
Hebrew Free Schools
Jewish Federated Charities
Jewish National Fund
Jewish Standard
Karen Hayesod
Karen Kayemeth
Red Cross
Steinglass, Meyer F.
Tip Top Tailors
Weisgal, Meyer
YM-YWHA
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Businesspeople
Philanthropists
Zionists
Physical Condition
Some of the documents are very brittle.
Related Material
Ben Dunkelman fonds 2: (accession 2000-3-4)
Ben Dunkelman accession: 1978-6-6
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds 28, series 6, file 27
photo #4690
Hadassah accession: 1978-1-2, 1984-12-3, 2003-3-1, MG2 J1I
The Jewish Standard: MG9
Creator
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Accession Number
1988-5-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
21
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1937-[197-?]
Physical Description
37 cm of textual records
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
2 posters : 36 x 28 cm
Admin History/Bio
Yeshivah Torath Chaim was incorporated in December 1937 and was in operation until the mid-1980s. It was the first yeshivah in Canada. Following the Orthodox tradition, the yeshivah offered rabbinical training and ordination, after-school Jewish education for boys in elementary and high school, and operated Gan Yelodim, a day nursery and kindergarten for boys and girls. The yeshivah had a synagogue and banquet hall. Many graduates of the yeshivah went on to occupy rabbinical positions in the United States and Canada, including Rabbis Erwin Schild of Adath Israel Congregation, Gedalia Felder, Joseph Kelman, and Bernard Rosensweig.
The yeshiva's history can be traced to 1935, when Rabbi Nachman Shemen organized a small class in the attic of the Chevra Shass building on Cecil Street. Soon thereafter, lessons were relocated to a small rented home on College street. Philanthropist Moses Oelbaum, first president of the yeshivah, purchased a building for the yeshivah at 414 Markham Street in 1938. In 1942 the yeshivah took possession of a second building at 399 Markham to use as a dormitory for out of town students and refugees, and a chapel. In 1946 the yeshivah bought a new facility at 709 College Street. In 1949 they opened Gan Yelodim Hebrew Day Nursery and Kindergarten for boys and girls. In September 1959, the yeshivah moved to 475 Lawrence Avenue, where they remained until they closed. Yeshivah Torath Chaim received financial support from the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1944 to 1960, and was affiliated with the Bureau of Jewish Education for many years.
The yeshivah had a board of directors with elected officers. Moses Oelbaum was the first president, succeeded after his death by his son J. Irving Oelbaum, who served from 1942 until 1946. J.I. Oelbaum served as president from 1942 To 1946. Louis Zuker took over as acting president, until elected to the position of president in 1948. Zuker was president until at least the mid-1970s. Rabbi Abraham Price served as dean of the yeshivah from its founding until his death in 1994.
The yeshivah was involved in several instances of refugee sponsorship. In 1942, Rabbi Price orchestrated the release of around 50 refugee students from European Yeshivas who were being interned at a camp in Quebec, and brought them to Yeshivah Torath Chaim. In 1949 the yeshivah collaborated with the Canadian Jewish Congress to bring over around 55 Holocaust survivors from a yeshivah in Prague. These students worked in Toronto while studying at Torath Chaim.
Custodial History
The custodial history for this fonds is unclear. No accession records exists for this fonds.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents the administrative, educational, and religious functions of Yeshivah Torath Chaim from 1942 to 1977. The 38 files include minutes, financial reports, correspondence, legal documents, and enrollment records. Most of the records relate to the school, but there is some documentation and financial records relating to the yeshivah synagogue, and a very little relating to Gan Yelodim kindergarten. The fonds also includes some personal correspondence of Rabbi Price.
Also included are 8 photographs, including two of the building on College Street.
Name Access
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada
Subjects
Yeshivas
Related Material
See accession 1995-8-1.
Creator
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary
Accession Number
2005-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1973
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains annual and interim financial reports for Yeshivah Torath Chaim and its capital account prepared by Eisenberg, Dworkin, Katz, Kirsh & Young Chartered Accountants, Jordan and Jordan Chartered Accountants, and Seymour B. Brudner Chartered Accountant.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains annual reports prepared for the Torath Chaim Congregation by Eisenberg, Dworkin, Katz, Kirsh & Young Chartered Accountants.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains two folded brochures and two advertising cards for Yeshivah Torath Chaim's school, synagogue and kindergarten.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains Yeshivah Torath Chaim's letters patent, indicating the first directors of the yeshivah.
Notes
The letters patent are bound with a blue ribbon and red provincial wax seal in the corner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains lists of board members and the executive of Yeshivah Torath Chaim. They list members' addresses and positions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains chronological minutes for board of directors meetings from 1947 to 1966. Most of the minutes are typed, but some are handwritten.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains minutes of meetings to improve Yeshivah Torath Chaim's banquet hall. The committee dealt with painting, drapery, etc.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains minutes from two meetings of the board of education: one on November 5, 1952, and the second on June 15, 1953.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the minutes of a May 27, 1954 meeting of the parents teachers association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence documenting the administrative functions of Yeshivah Torath Chaim, and documenting the relationship of the yeshivah with both their staff and with other organizations in Toronto, including the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto. The correspondence includes both originals and copies, as well as the resignation letter of J.I. Oelbaum, president of the yeshivah from 1942-1946.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence documenting the relationship between Yeshivah Torath Chaim and the Bureau of Jewish Education between 1953 and 1962. Most of the correspondence is from the bureau to the yeshivah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Louis J. Zuker was a lawyer and president of the board of Yeshivah Torath Chaim from 1948 until at least the early 1970s.
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence from Louis J. Zuker, Barrister and Solicitor, who acted as Yeshivah Torath Chaim's lawyer. It documents real estate transactions, mortgages, etc. which Zuker undertook on behalf of the yeshivah.
Name Access
Zuker, Louis J.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1947?]-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains letters which Yeshivah Torath Chaim sent to supporters, dating from roughly 1947 to 1959. The letters ask for financial support, invite supporters to high holiday services, and alert them to special events and meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1947 and 1959]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains letters to parents from Yeshivah Torath Chaim, informing parents of school policies and meetings, and asking for support.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Abraham A. Price was a prominent Rabbi and Talmudic scholar in Toronto. He was born on December 10, 1900 in Stopnitz, Poland to Rabbi Joseph and Basia Price. He married Sarah Wine, and had two children: a son, Moshe Leib, who predeceased him, and a daughter, Leah (Lola) Zuchowsky. He also had a brother Lazar.
Price lived in Poland until 1923, when he moved to Berlin and became a banker. He left Berlin for Paris in 1931, and lived there for 6 years before fleeing to the United States in 1937. Rabbi Price originally went to New York City, but spent only ten days there before moving to Toronto.
Rabbi Price studied with world-famous scholars Rabbi Abraham Borenstein and Rabbi Sillman, by whom he was ordained at the Rabbinical Seminary Sochatzow (Sochatov), Poland in 1919. He was hired in 1937 by Moishe Oelbaum, Moishe Sigal, and W.J. Silverberg to head Yeshivah Torath Chaim and to act as the official rabbi of Chevra Shas Congregation. Price remained dean of the yeshivah until at least 1985. He published ten volumes of highly acclaimed rabbinical studies, including three volumes of Mishnath Avraham with commentaries of the Book of the Pious "Sefer Chasidim," which were awarded the Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook Award of Merit in 1965. It was the first time this prize was given to an author outside Israel.
Price was one of Toronto's most influential rabbinic authorities. He worked tirelessly to help European yeshivah students during and after the Second World War. In 1942 he orchestrated the release of over 50 German-Jewish men from an internment camp in Quebec, and brought them to study at the yeshivah. In 1948 he again intervened to sponsor 55 young yeshivah boys from Prague. He brought these boys to study at Torath Chaim as well.
Rabbi Price died on Thursday, March 31, 1994 in Toronto. His estate donated his collection of over 3000 printed rabbinical works to the University of Toronto Library, including over 300 items printed before 1800.
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence sent and received by Rabbi Abraham A. Price between 1942 and 1962. The letters relate to Rabbi Price's involvement in having Jewish-German internees released from internment camps in 1942, and Czechoslovakian refugees brought over to study at the yeshivah in 1948. It also includes inquiries made and references given about former students.
Name Access
Price, Abraham A., 1900-1994
Subjects
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1964
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains eight Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) class journals which were filled out by teachers at the yeshivah between 1954 and 1964. The journals give information on enrollment, attendance, as well as student names, ages, addresses, day-time public schools, and grades.
Physical Condition
The class journals are dirty and stained.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains student registration cards detailing students' names, birthdates, addreesses, bpublic schools, previous Jewish education and parents' birthplaces and occupations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the enrollment applications for Yeshivah Torath Chaim for 1955, and for 1960 through 1962. The forms detail students' birthdates, addresses, public schools, grades, parents' names and occupations, synagogue and society affiliations, previous Jewish education and tuition fees.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains carbon copies of Yeshivah Torath Chaim's monthly enrollment reports from 1952 through 1958. These reports were created for the Bureau of Jewish Education.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains left reports for the Yeshivah Torath Chaim, which were filled out for students leaving school. They cover from 1952 to 1956, and document students' reasons for not continuing their education with the yeshivah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1956
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains three Hebrew primers used at Yeshivah Torath Chaim.
Name Access
Indelman, Elchanan
Bachrach, Kalman
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains lists of Yeshivah Torath Chaim's students, indicating their names and addresses, parents' names and occupations, and the amount of tuition paid. It also includes list of those receiving free tuition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 10; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
10
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 10; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
10
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the curricula of Yeshivah Torath Chaim from the 1940s. It contains details in both Hebrew and English for each grade.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1947 and 1959]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a blank report card of the Yeshivah Torath Chaim at their College Street location.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a programme from Yeshivah Torath Chaim's ordination exercises in honour of Rabbi Benjamin Hauer, Rabbi S. Phyvle Rosensweig, and Rabbi Benjamin L. P. Urman. The exercises were held Sunday, March 8, 1953 at the yeshivah synagogue.
Name Access
Hauer, Benjamin
Rosensweig, Rabbi S. Phyvle
Urman, Rabbi Benjamin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-[197-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains an application form for Yeshivah Torath Chaim's Gan Yelodim Nursery School for the 1954-1955 school year, and an application form for membership at Yeshiva Torath Chaim Congregation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains lists of tickets sold for high holiday services at Yeshivah Torath Chaim.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains six tickets for high holiday services at Yeshivah Torath Chaim.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains signed contracts between Yeshivah Torath Chaim and contractors, caterer Mary Kirshenblatt, and a caretaker.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1900-1971
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
53 photographs : b&w (10 negatives) ; 23 x 30 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Dorothy Dworkin (1890-1976) was a prominent healthcare worker in the Toronto Jewish community and a founder of Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), whose family business, Dworkin Travel, assisted hundreds of European Jews immigrating to Canada. Dworkin was born in Latvia, one of ten children of William and Sarah Goldstick. She came to Canada in 1904, at fourteen years of age. She studied nursing in the United States by training at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. She then took her exams in midwifery, and in 1909, she received her diploma from the State Board of Ohio.
Ida Siegel and her brother Abe Lewis had set up a free Jewish dispensary in Toronto on Elizabeth Street. They hired Dorothy to take charge of it after her return. She ran the dispensary during the afternoon when it was open and made house calls the rest of the day. In 1910 she helped form the dispensary's women's auxiliary. This organization distributed pasteurized milk and offered other services. Later on, they organized an orphanage for Jewish children.
In 1911 she married Henry Dworkin, who was the founder of the Toronto Labor Lyceum. The dispensary soon closed after her departure. Henry opened a small variety store in 1917, which later became the tobacco and shipping agency business called Dworkin Travel, located at 525 Dundas Street West. Together, the Dworkins helped bring in hundreds of Jewish immigrants to Toronto. They would travel to Poland, Romania, and Latvia in order to help the family members of their clients settle in Toronto. The couple had a daughter, Ellen, whom they referred to as Honey. In 1928, Henry was tragically killed in an automobile accident. The newspaper articles of the time indicated that as many as 20,000 people honoured him by attending his funeral.
After her husband's death, Dorothy ran the travel business and continued committing a great deal of her time to charitable work. She helped open Mount Sinai Hospital in 1922, and was the president of Mount Sinai women's auxiliary. Throughout her life, Dorothy Dworkin played a pivotal role in helping to raise both public and financial support for this important institution.
Over the years, she also became the honourary president of the Sinais, a member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Board, president of the Continental Steamship Ticket Agents Association, a trustee of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, and director of the Labor Lyceum. She continued to run the business and support the activities of Mount Sinai until her death in 1976, at the age of eighty-six.
Custodial History
The records were donated by Dorothy Dworkin's daughter, Honey Arthurs, on April 9th, 1973.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of material created and collected by Dorothy Dworkin. This includes documents relating to her work at Mount Sinai Hospital and at Dworkin Travel, personal papers, and family photographs.
Notes
33 photographs are originals and 10 are copy photographs. The negatives and copy photographs were made by the OJA after acquiring the photographs.
Name Access
Dworkin, Dorothy, 1890-1976
Subjects
Businesswomen
Nurses
Philanthropists
Related Material
See fonds #45, Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds. Her sister's fonds includes family photographs and records.
Creator
Dworkin, Dorothy, 1890-1976
Accession Number
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains: two statutory declarations in the matter of the 1942 sale of premises 399 Markham Street, Toronto to Yeshivah Torath Chaim the Deed of Land for 399 Markham St.; and an Offer to Purchase made by Yeshivah Torath Chaim to the Iwansker Mutual Benefit Society in 1946.
Name Access
First Hebrew Roumanian Congregation
Iwansker Mutual Benefit Society
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a guarantee made by Cudek Weinberg of Toronto to receive and maintain Moses Gerstner during his stay in Canada, and to assume financial responsibility for him. The guarantee is signed and dated April 22, 1954.
Name Access
Weinberg, Cudek
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Solelim sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 1-4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Solelim sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
1-4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence and memoranda regarding the finances of Camp Solelim, staff salaries and a site description.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains financial statements, budgets, and supporting records for Yeshivah Torath Chaim from 1945, and from 1952 to 1960. These records document teacher and office salaries, yeshivah activities, day-to-day administrative expenses, donations, enrollment, etc.
The record from 1945 shows food and clothing expenses incurred on behalf of internees released from German internment camps in Canada in 1942.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1942 and 1949]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1942, Rabbi Abraham A. Price of Yeshivah Torath Chaim orchestrated the release of around 50 German-Jews who were being interned in Canada and brought them to study at the yeshivah.
Scope and Content
This file contains a prospect card to raise money for internees studying at Yeshivah Torath Chaim.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1954, predominant 1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains monthly trial balances drawn up by Yeshivah Torath Chaim. These records document the yeshivah's operating costs. The balances from 1945 document the money spent on around 50 German-Jewish internees who were studying at the yeshivah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a certificate of award presented to Yeshiva Torath Chaim by the 1954 Yiskor Fund Campaign of the Jewish National Fund and the United Jewish Relief Agencies of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Physical Condition
The edges of the certificate are discoloured, perhaps from acid migration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 352
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
352
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1946-[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
ca. 25 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 19 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file contains images of daily life in Israel towns and kibbutzim, with some accompanying press releases.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 195-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains report cards created by the teachers of Yeshivah Torath Chaim. They provide information on enrollment and specific lessons and subjects taught.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Isadore M. Cass fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Isadore M. Cass fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1909-1995
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
14 photographs : b&w (8 negatives) ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Isadore M. Cass (1916-1996), a well-known pathologist and practicing mohel--Jewish ritual circumcisor--for the Toronto Jewish community, was born and educated in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto's medical school. After serving with the army during the Second World War, Dr. Cass returned to Toronto to private practice. He began studying pathology in 1953, and performed research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Connaught Labs and the Ontario Department of Health throughout his career. He was chief of pathology at Ajax and Pickering hospitals for twenty-three years, until his retirement in 1986.
In 1945, Dr. Cass began doing ritual circumcisions and was the first medical doctor in Toronto to do so. He performed over 40,000 circumcisions throughout Canada and the eastern United States and trained many physicians to perform them as well.
Dr. Cass was a member of the following organizations: New York Academy of Sciences; the Academy of Medicine, Toronto; the Israel Medical Association; General Wingate Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; and many other associations and societies.
Dr. Cass studied Torah under Rabbi Jacob Gordon and was a Torah reader at Goel Tzedec Synagogue and later, Beth Tzedec. He also studied and taught Torah throughout his life, chairing the Canadian Jewish Congress' Tanach study group for many years, and leading weekly Gemara classes at Beth Tzedec. He belonged to Shaarei Shomayim and Beth Lida synagogues, as well as Lubavitch. In 1987, Dr. and Mrs. Cass were honoured as "Couple of the Year" by Machanaim, The Network of Educational Institutions in Kiryat Gat, Israel, for their great contributions to this charity over the years.
Dr. Cass was married to Miriam Cass and they had four daughters: Sharon, Hylah, Judy, and Elaine. He had four brothers: the late Rabbi Samuel Cass, Harry, Al, and Elie (who was a Reform mohel), and two sisters: Miriam Cass and Zelda Fink. He also had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dr. Cass died on January 24, 1996 of cancer.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of Dr. Isadore Cass. These records include appointment books documenting circumcisions he performed, correspondence, writings, Tanach study group notes, a Machanaim invitation and programme, prayer books, certificates, memorial cards, and photographs.
Name Access
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Subjects
Physicians
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
The prayer book is in poor condition and some of the early daytimers are in fair condition.
Related Material
See also the Ontario Jewish Archives' reference news clipping file under "Cass, Dr. Isadore".
Creator
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Accession Number
1997-5-1
1997-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
41
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[191-]-[ca. 1989]
Physical Description
29 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Maurice "Moishe" Berg (1913-1993) was a Toronto businessman who devoted much of his life to Jewish communal work and particularly to Zionist work. He was born on July 29th, 1913 in Russia to Rachel and Jacob Hochberg. He came to Canada in 1920, with his mother, two brothers, and one sister.
Berg was educated in Toronto and became president of Maple Leaf Press, a printing and office furniture company that was founded in 1945. He was also an active member and leader of Canadian Young Judaea and past president of Ajalon Lodge. He became president of the Central Region of Young Judaea, and later, national president. He was also chairman of the Regional Young Judaea Committee and chairman of the Biluim Committee. Berg was instrumental in starting up Camp Shalom. He also served on the Board of Directors of the YM & YWHA and was active with many other Jewish groups and organizations. He was affliliated with Adath Sholom Congregation. Maurice Berg died on February 27th, 1993.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records related to the personal and professional life of Maurice Berg and his involvement with various Zionist organizations. These organizations include Ajalon Lodge and Canadian Young Judaea. The records include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, certificates, programmes, ephemera, clippings, bulletins, and an award certificate.
Notes
Includes 111 photographs : b&w and col., 3 scrapbooks, 1 album of philatelic records, and 1 artifact (Artifact #291).
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Subjects
Zionism
Physical Condition
Good.
Related Material
See also photo #4627, 4628, and 4650
See also fonds 2 : 6 : 62 : Item 1
See also fonds 28-1 : 4 : 12
See also fonds 28-1 : 7 : 22
Arrangement
The fonds has been arranged and described as 21 files and 1 item by the archivist. The original order was maintained where it was discernible. The scrapbooks were kept intact though some were taken out of their original physical enclosure where possible for conservation purposes. The records have been placed in acid-free folders
Creator
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Accession Number
1988-11-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of one diary that belonged to Maurice Berg detailing his experience in the Weston Sanitorium and those who visited him there.
Subjects
Diaries
Physical Condition
The diary has no cover.
Fragile condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1965
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of programmes from various conventions and conferences including: the Eleventh National Convention of the Federation of Young Judaea of Canada; the Canadian Young Judaea Central Region Semi-Annual Convention; and the Central Ontario Regional Conference of Camp Shalom and the Service of Dedication of its chapel. This file also includes a programme from the Third Annual Musicale of the Young Judaea Leadership Club, as well as a Speakers' catalogue from the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Division.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1936-1950
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of membership cards belonging to Maurice Berg for Ajalon Lodge, the Gil Zimmerman Baby Minding Association, and as a registered delegate at the Eleventh National Convention of the Federation of Young Judaea of Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the Canadian Young Judaea budget for 1951-1952.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[193-?]-1977
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records and graphic material (1 scrapbook)
Scope and Content
This file consists of one scrapbook compiled by Maurice Berg of photographs, clippings, and certificates from the Jewish National Fund of Canada, Ajalon Lodge, Camp Shalom, and other Zionist organizations.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
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