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Name
Abe Posluns
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
16 Feb. 1988
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Abe Posluns
Number
AC 214
Subject
Baycrest
Interview Date
16 Feb. 1988
Quantity
1
Interviewer
N. Sherman
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Abe Posluns was born in 1908 to Sheindel and Abraham Isaac Posluns. Abe married Elsie Posluns and they had three children. Abe was a financier and was actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community. In 1946, he headed the fundraising campaign to purchase land and build a new facility to accommodate the Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner). Throughout the course of his career, he was President of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto, President of the Jewish Home for the Aged, President of Baycrest Hospital, Honorary Vice-President for United Jewish Welfare Fund, Director and Executive of New Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of YW-YMHA, Director of Canadian Welfare Council, and he was also a member of B'nai B'rith, Primrose Club, and the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Posluns, Abe
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Source
Oral Histories
Accession Number
2013-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-2-5
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
3 vinyl recordings : analog ; 33 1/3 rpm
Date
[ca. 1970]-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 3 vinyl recordings: Miusic for Passover for Mixed Choir and Strings by Srul Irving Glick, Conductor and Composer, recorded at a live concert at Beth Tzedec Synagogue; Winds of the Negev composed and conducted by Bill Berle with the BBC London Orchestra and Chorus; Toronto Pirchei Choir with Neginah Orchestra.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-8-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1930]-[ca. 2004]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by author Anne Dublin while she was conducting research on the athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld for her book, Bobbie Rosenfeld: the Olympian Who Could do Everything. Included are audio recordings of interviews she conducted with Judy Ghert (a relative of Bobbie's) and Bruce Beacock (archivist at the Simcoe County Archives), some research notes and newspaper clippings on Rosenfeld and the winners of the Bobbie Rosenfeld award, and slides created by Anne for a presentation related to her book. Of note is an image of Anne Dublin sitting next to a plaque dedicated to Bobbie Rosenfeld in Barrie as well as contemporary photos of the home where Rosenfeld lived in Toronto (496 Markham Street) and historical plaques dedicated to her. Finally, accession also includes a CD with audio recordings of Anne's book launch, and interviews that were likely conducted with Rosenfeld on radio or television programs throughout her life.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 2 audio cassettes, 1 CD, and 16 slides.
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Anne Edell and I.S. Edell
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
February 7, 1984
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Anne Edell and I.S. Edell
Number
AC 208
Subject
Recreation
Education
Occupations
Antisemitism
Interview Date
February 7, 1984
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
AC 208A: 40 minutes AC 208B: 18 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Anne Edell grew up in Toronto. She worked as a bookkeeper in several local Jewish businesses. During summer vacation, Anne would travel to Port Dalhousie, Crystal Beach and Jackson's Point. I.S. Edell grew up in Toronto. He graduated in education from OCE but was unable to find a teaching position. He worked at the post office for a short time and later in his father-in-law's business.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Edell, Anne
Edell, I.S.
Platnick, Phyllis
Geographic Access
Port Dalhousie
Crystal Beach
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Anne Edell shares memories of summer vacations.

In this clip, I.S. Edell discusses the antisemitism encountered by Jewish graduates in the field of education in Ontario in the 1930s.

Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 60
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
60
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
2 June 1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
83 photographs (32 negatives)
1 cassette
Admin History/Bio
The 1999 UJA Federation AGM was held 2 June, 1999 at the Atkinson branch of the Associated Hebrew Schools. The program included elections, the Council meeting, a fundraising report, incoming and outgoing presidents' remarks, a tribute to the Consul General of Israel, Jehudi Kinar, and his wife Ruti, and the presentation of volunteer recognition awards. The award recipients included Sandra Atlin, Richard Cummings, Igor Korenzvit, Sydney Loftus, Marilyn Raphael, Lawrence Smith and Edith Sobel. The Leadership Development Awards were presented to Tammy Anklewicz and Bruce Leboff; the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit winner was Harry Gorman; and the Phil Granovsky Award for Campaign Excellence went to Peter Ekstein.
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme and photographs from the 1999 Annual General Meeting of the UJA Federation. The images include a performance by the Associated Hebrew School choir; speakers at the podium; award winners; and many attendees. Identified individuals in the photographs include David Engel, co-chair of the 2000 Annual Campaign (Campaign for 50), Abe Glowinsky, Judy Gwartz, Marilyn Raphael, Peter Epstein, Tammy Anklewicz and Lisa Morrison.
Accession Number
2000-5-5
2009-12-10
2009-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
61
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
graphic material
Date
7 June 2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
15 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
1 cassette
Admin History/Bio
The UJA Federation AGM for 2000 was held on 7 June at the Lipa Green Building. The programme included: a Federation Council Business meeting wth elections for the Board of Directors, President and Board of Governors; president's remarks; and volunteer recognition awards. Recipients of the Shem Tov Awards were Bert Cohen, Alex Gorlick, Mark Jadd, Harvey G. Kotler, Q.C., Tom Lobel, Keith Ray, Nancy Ruth, Ralph Snow and Jeff Wagman. The Leadership Development Awards were presented to David Beron and Miriam Rosenberg; the Phil Granovsky Award for Campaign Excellence was awarded to Judy Engel.
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation, programme from and recording of the Annual General Meeting of the UJA Federation in 2000, along with 15 photographs from the event. The images are of recipients of the Shem Tov and other volunteer recognition award winners. Judy Engel is pictured with her husband David Engel and two of their sons. The file also contains a copy of the By-laws of UJA Federation, as amended for adoption by Council at the AGM.
Accession Number
2009-12-10
2009-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording
Date
1939-2008
Physical Description
27 cm of textual records
990 photographs (338 negatives, 489 jpgs)
13 cassettes
Admin History/Bio
United Jewish Welfare Fund's annual general meeting is the annual gathering of general delegates and members of the UJA Federation Council. In general, the Annual Meeting is adjourned after the introductory speeches, then the Council convenes for its meeting, adjourns and the Annual Meeting is re-convened. The Council is made up of delegates representing synagogues, agencies, schools, communal organizations, societies and landsmenshaften of the Toronto community. It is responsible for electing the Federation President, Governors and directors of UJA Federation, as well as appointing auditors, introducing and approving the by-laws of UJA Federation/UJWF. Until 2005, the AGM included the presentation of the Shem Tov volunteer recognition awards, the Leadership Development Awards, the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit for outstanding volunteer contributions, and beginning in 1997, the Phil Granovsky Award for Campaign Excellence. The AGM was usually followed by a reception.
Starting in 1975, when the merger of CJC's Central Region and UJWF was initiated, there continued to be multiple annual meetings for the organizations that today are encompassed by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. In the second half of the 1970s, during the interim period before the adoption of a constitution for the new Toronto Jewish Congress, CJC and UJWF, though they began to have joint meetings and programs, continued to operate separately with separate executives. Once the establishment of TJC was finalized, UJWF "ceas[ed] to exist as a functional community organization" but remained as a "wholly owned subsidiary" of TJC. UJWF remained a legal entity and a partner in the United Jewish Appeal campaign, and was separate insofar as it produced its own financial reports and held its own annual meetings. Similarly, the UJA, as a program of UJWF, held its own annual meetings.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting agendas, minutes, programmes, speeches, delegate and nominee lists, correspondence and audio recordings of annual meetings of the United Jewish Welfare Fund/Toronto Jewish Congress/Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto/UJA Federation from 1939 to 2009, and photographs from annual meetings and awards receptions from 1978 to 2004.
Related Material
See Fonds 66, Series 2 for minutes of the annual meetings of the predecessor organization, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
See Series 2 for the Annual Reports of UJWF, produced each year in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
2005-2-10
1993-6-3
1994-5-1
2002-10-63
2009-7-10
1996-2-1
2000-5-5
2009-12-10
2009-9-9
2010-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
52
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
graphic material
Date
10 Jan. 1991-6 June 1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 cassettes
7 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
The 1991 AGM included the awarding of the Ben Sadowski Award for community leadership and the Shem Tov volunteer recognition awards. The guest speaker was Michael Schneider, executive vice-president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Scope and Content
File consists of a set of unofficial minutes from the AGM of United Jewish Welfare Fund on 10 January 1991. The file also includes an audio recording of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Toronto Jewish Congress. Leaders present at that meeting include Herb Rosenfeld, past president; Sheila Engel, vice-president; Steve Ain, TJC executive director; Jack Chisvin, incoming president; Dr. Gerald Albert, winner of the Ben Sadowski Award; and Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein, chair of the Sadowski Award committee. In addition, the file includes photographs of Herb Rosenfeld, Jack Chisvin, Ronald Appleby at the podium, the volunteer recognition award winners and Leadership Development Award winners Elaine Lightstone and David Engel.
Physical Condition
The recordings are in good condition.
Accession Number
1993-6-3
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
51
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
25 Jan. 1990-20 June 1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
16 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
1 cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of a set of unofficial minutes from the 1990 Annual Meeting of United Jewish Welfare Fund on 25 January 1990. The file also contains photographs from the Toronto Jewish Congress AGM and a recording of the proceedings. Many of the photographs are of Volunteer Recognition Award winners. There are also images of Irving Feldman and other speakers at the podium and a wide shot of the audience. Among those seated in the audience are past honourary vice-president Morris B. Kaufman, Sam Sable, and Madeleine Epstein.
Accession Number
2005-2-10
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
53
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
7 Jan 1992, 2 June 1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 cassette
Admin History/Bio
The 1992 AGM celebrated United Jewish Welfare Fund's 75th anniversary. It included the awarding of the Leadership Development and the Shem Tov volunteer recognition awards.
Scope and Content
File consists of a set of unofficial minutes from the AGM of United Jewish Welfare Fund on 10 January 1991. File also contains a cassette recording of the 1992 Annual Meeting of the newly-renamed Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto on 2 June 1992, and that body's first AGM.
Physical Condition
The recording is in good condition.
Accession Number
1993-6-3
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
54
Material Format
sound recording
Date
19 Jan. 1993, 8 June 1993
Physical Description
2 cassettes
Admin History/Bio
The 1993 AGM was the second annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (the 76th year as a Federation). Leaders at this time included Federation president Dr. Gerald Albert, president, and Steven Ain, executive vice-president.
Scope and Content
File consists of a set of unofficial minutes of the AGM of the United Jewish Welfare Fund on 19 January 1993. The file also includes a recording of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (UJWF) on 8 June 1993.
Physical Condition
The recordings are in good condition.
Accession Number
1994-5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
55
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
21 June 1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 cassettes
28 photographs (negatives)
Admin History/Bio
The 1994 AGM of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto was held on 21 June, 1994, in the Leah Posluns Theatre at the Bathurst JCC. At the meeting, outgoing President Bernard Ghert delivered his report, members of the Executive Board and officers were elected and volunteer recognition awards were given out. There was also a preview of the report from the Task Force on Jewish Continuity, Assimilation and Intermarriage. Award recipients included: Judy Gwartz, who was honoured with the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit; Leadership Development Award winners Jill Goldberg Reitman and Les Klein; and Wilfred Posluns, who was recognized with a special Distinguished Service Award. Recipients of the Shem Tov volunteer awards were Lewis J. Moses, Elliott Peranson, Jack Schwartz, Michael Steele, Rabbi Dr. Sol Tanenzapf and Cyrel Troster.
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme from and a recording of the Third Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. It also includes 28 photographs taken at the event, including speakers at the podium and winners of the Leadership Development Awards.
Notes
Photographs by Steven Epstein.
Accession Number
1994-5-1
2002-10-63
2009-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
56
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
7 June 1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 cassettes
Admin History/Bio
The 1995 AGM of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto was held on 7 June, 1995 at the Leah Posluns Theatre at the Bathurst JCC. The program highlights included the election of the Federation Council for 1995-1996, a Council business meeting, an update from the Continuity Committee and a presentation on "Demographic Highlights" of the dramatically expanded Toronto community. As well, the Distinguished Volunteer Recognition Awards were given out. Recipients included Rosanne Ain, Robert Berkovitz, Garry Foster, Elly Gotz, David Green, Aaron Landau, Beverly Lyons and Dr. Marvin Nash. Barbara Bank and David Barkin received the Leadership Development Awards and Professor Sydney Eisen was honoured with the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit.
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme from and recording of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (the 78th year as a Federation).
Accession Number
1996-2-1
2009-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
57
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
4 June 1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
49 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
2 cassettes
Admin History/Bio
The 1996 AGM of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto was held Tuesday, 4 June, 1996, at the Leah Posluns Theatre. The meeting included the elections for the Federation Council, Board of Governors and Board of Directors, a Council Business meeting, president's address and a presentation of the Community Vision Campaign. The Distinguished Volunteer Service Awards were also given out. Recipients of the Shem Tov Awards were Karen Chisvin, David Herlick, Harold Hertzman, Jessica Pelt and Dorothy Shoichet. Heather Milstein and Robert Furman received the Leadership Development Awards, and the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit was given to Jack Chisvin.
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme from and a recording of the fifth Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (the 79th year as an organized community). The images include a reception with refreshments and awards at the Lipa Green Building and the meeting at the Leah Posluns Theatre, which included a performance by the Bialik Day School choir. The images include speakers at the podium, gifts and awards being presented, people around the refreshment table, pairs and groups of attendees and nine photographs of the choir.
Physical Condition
The records are in good condition.
Accession Number
1996-9-2
2009-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
12
Material Format
sound recording
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 audio cassette (ca. 90 min.)
Scope and Content
File consists of an audio recording of an archives cooperation and coordination meeting.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Associations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Associations series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1980-1995
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
30 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, minutes and other materials accumulated by Ben Kayfetz during his involvement with various organizations, including the Toronto Jewish Historical Society, Canadian Jewish Historical Society, Learned Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Aubrey and Lucille Groll
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
28 June 2011
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Aubrey and Lucille Groll
Number
AC 432
Subject
Canada--Emigration and immigration
Jews--South Africa
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Interview Date
28 June 2011
Interviewer
Jessica Parker
Total Running Time
South African Oral History 1, Part I - 30 min.
South African Oral History 1, Part II - 21 min.
South African Oral History 1, Part III - 1 min.
Biography
Aubrey and Lucille both grew up Jewish in South Africa, but in many respects their experiences of Yiddishkeit were quite different. The son of Orthodox Eastern European parents, Aubrey grew up in a kosher household that took religion very seriously, even if his parents, who owned a small business, had to work Friday evenings in order to make ends meet. Lucille, on the other hand, was the daughter of German immigrants to South Africa who belonged to a Reform synagogue; as a result, she was less familiar with the nuances of kashrut. After meeting Lucille, Aubrey’s mother made several phone calls to verify that her future daughter-in-law was, in fact, Jewish.
Lucille tells a story related to her lack of familiarity with kashrut that illustrates several aspects of Jewish life under apartheid South Africa. When Aubrey was fourteen years old, his family employed a servant of the same age who went on to work for the family for decades. Years later, when Lucille was staying with Aubrey’s family, the servant, despite being non-Jewish, would inquire whether Lucille would be giving her child meat or milk that night and would then proceed to put out the food along with the appropriate plates. Immediately after doing so, he would tell Lucille not to touch anything until he returned in the morning lest she inadvertently violate kashrut!
Aubrey and Lucille left South Africa in 1965, ending up in Kingston after a two-year stay in Birmingham, Alabama. Aubrey became one of the first Jewish academics to teach at Queen’s University while Lucille found interesting jobs in social work, ending her career at Kingston General Hospital. Initially, they had some difficulty integrating into the local Jewish community, but the situation improved as they slowly became more integrated into the Jewish community and more Jewish academics settled in Kingston. Aubrey and Lucille have four children and are the proud grandparents of ten grandchildren. Aubrey passed away in February, 2018.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Groll, Aubrey
Groll, Lucille
Geographic Access
Kingston (Ont.)
South Africa
Original Format
Digital file
Copy Format
Digital file
Transcript
Part 1:
01:07 Lucille Groll (née Godfrey) shares some of her family history. Her parents were born in Germany. Her father (né Gothelf) came to South Africa in the late 1920s as an adult. Her mother came to Johannesburg as an infant and was educated in a convent.
02:36 Lucille describes her Jewish upbringing as Reform and liberal with minimal Zionism.
03:10 Lucille's brother attended a Reform summer camp with Zionist leanings.
03:34 Lucille discusses her Jewish education, practice of Jewish holidays, and her Jewish social life.
06:50 Lucille's parents and other elders spoke German at home.
07:14 Lucille recalls the German-style food eaten at her home.
09:34 Lucille's maternal grandfather came to South Africa in 1910, returned to Germany, and then returned to South Africa after the First World War.
10:41 Aubrey shares some of his family history. His parents were married in Lithuania and migrated to Furrow, a farming community. His parents ran a general store. He had two brothers.
13:38 Aubrey discusses his upbringing in Somerset West such as going to school and Jewish practices (Shabbat, kashrut, holidays, Zionism).
15:44 Aubrey discusses her father's affiliation with the Revisionist Zionism. He relates an anecdote involving a visit by Menachem Begin to their town.
16:35 Aubrey discusses her parents' involvement with the synagogue.
17:28 Aubrey reminisces about his education, bar mitzvah, foods, the Jewish community, synagogue life, Hebrew school, and keeping kashrut.
22:00 Aubrey notes that his parents did not discuss the Holocaust or their family's history, despite losing all of the family that remained behind in Lithuania.
23:20 Aubrey's parents spoke Yiddish with one another and friends but not with their children.
25:35 Lucille recalls first meeting Aubrey and his family.
26:45 Aubrey discusses antisemitism during his school years.
27:48 Lucille relates a humorous about Aubrey's mother confirming Lucille's Jewish background.
28:38 Lucille and Aubrey discuss how they met.
Aubrey explains how they ultimately moved to Kingston, Ontario in 1967 via Birmingham, Alabama.
Part 2:
01:36 Lucille discusses her work as a social worker in psychiatry.
02:10 Aubrey and Lucille discuss their relationships with Lynne and David Ginsburg and their role in helping David find work in Kingston.
03:24 Lucille explains how she assumed there would be a Jewish community in Kingston. She shares her impressions of the Jewish community when they arrived. Aubrey shares his impressions as well.
06:20 Aubrey and Lucille were the first Jewish South Africans in Kingston. Other South Africans came to Kingston in 1969 and the 1970s. Aubrey discusses the involvement of South African Jews in the Kingston Jewish community.
08:23 Lucille discusses her family's involvement in the Jewish community in Kingston.
09:22 Lucille discusses her children and grandchildren and their practice.
14:10 ?Joyce (Aubrey's relative?) relates an anecdote about finding and repairing some old candlesticks.
15:45 Lucille discusses changes in Jewish practice over time in Canada versus South Africa.
16:50 Aubrey shares comments about the strong sense of Zionism and Jewish identity in South Africa during his youth.
19:35 Lucille notes that most South African Jews in Toronto have been affiliated with an Orthodox synagogue on Bayview Avenue and the Reform Temple Emanu-El.
Part 3:
00:00 Aubrey briefly discusses the prominence of Zionist movements and camps in South Africa.
00:48 Mention some prayer books.
Source
Oral Histories

Holiday Celebrations

Not Marrying Jewish

Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 371
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
371
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1985 - 1986
Physical Description
30 audiocassettes (90 hrs.)
Scope and Content
File consists of thirty audiocassettes of recordings of meetings for various committees, including Cultural Services Committee, and Regional Officer Committee meetings and Executive Committee meetings. Labels on audiocassettes include:
Montreal Cultural Visit Dec. 18
85
Library Study June 10
Library Study July 24
85
Library Study Cte Aug 28
85
Library Study Cte Oct 16
85
CFC Exec. Sept 23
8
Cult Sess 25 June
85
Library Cte Nov 29
85
Cultural Services Cte Task Force July 23
85
Cult Serv Study July 23
85
Cult Serv Sept 5
85
TJC Cult Serv Study Oct 23
85
Cult Serv Oct 28
85
Cultural Study Task Force - Nov 20
85 Rabbi [Wi--?]
CJC exec Oct 22
85
Exec Nov 26
CJC Officers July 23
85
CJC Officers Sept 3
85
Montreal Visit Dec 18
85
CJC Off. Oct 9
85
CJC Off Nov 2
85
CJC Off Dec 10
85
Personnel Cte Oct 10
85
CJC Officers Oct 14
86
Cult Serv. Dec 20
85
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; Series 1; File 6; Item 1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
File
Fonds
22
Series
1
File
6
Item
1-7
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1957-[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
7 audio reels
Scope and Content
This file consists of seven open-track audio reels containing concerts performed by Berul Sugarman or the Galant Chamber Music Players under his direction. All seven reels are in mono format and were recorded at 7.5 inches per second (IPS) on either plastic or mylar tape. They are as follows:
1) 3" reel, plastic tape, approx. 2 mins. Violin solo at end of orchestra piece, 1964. Physical condition good. Sound quality is fairly good.
2) 5" reel, plastic tape, approx. 7 mins. Orchestra performance, ca. 1963. Has tape break at the 1 min. mark which needs splicing. Sound quality is fairly good.
3) 5" reel, mylar tape, 15 mins. CBC radio broadcast of "Chamber Music" featuring the Galant Chamber Music Players, directed by Berul Sugarman, performing works by 18th century composers Enrico Albicasto and George Phillip Telleman. Flute soloist Nicholas Fiore. Produced in Toronto by Irving Glick. Announcer is George McLean, ca. 1965. Fair physical condition. Sound quality is poor due to tape warping.
4) 5" reel, mylar tape, 12 mins. Continuation of reel 3. Physical condition and sound quality are both good.
5) 7" reel, plastic tape, 30 mins. CBC radio broadcast of a special program of Christmas music performed by the Galant Chamber Music Players, directed by Berul Sugarman, performing music by Corelli, Franke, Bardell and Handel, 23 Feb. 1957. Physical condition and sound quality is good.
6) 7" reel, plastic tape, 30 mins. CBC radio broadcast of "Chamber Music" featuring the Galant Chamber Music Players, directed by Berul Sugarman, performing Telleman's Suite in A Minor for flute and strings. Flute soloist Nicholas Fiore. Produced in Toronto by Irving Glick. Announcer is George McLean, ca. 1965. Has tape break at the 10 min. mark which needs splicing. Sound quality is fair to good.
7) 7" reel, plastic tape, 30 mins. CBC radio broadcast including Berul Sugarman on piano playing Mozart's 2nd piano quartet on strings, ca. 1960. Physical condition and sound quality is good.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1179
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1179
Material Format
sound recording
Date
[between 1980 and 1990?]
Physical Description
24 audio cassettes (36 hrs.)
Scope and Content
File consists of twenty-four audiocassettes recording meetings of various CJC events and committee meetings including: a Regional Council meeting held December 12, 1983; a Music Committee meeting held November 28, 1988; a National Joint Community Relations Committee event (no date); a Claude Watson School for the Arts (CWSA) concert of children from grades 4 through 8, held in December, 1987; a Library Committee meeting held April 22, 1985; a Toronto Jewish Cultural Council (TJCC) Continuing Education Committee held November 17, 1988; a Session on Assimilation (no date); a National OFficers' Committee meeting held November 28, 1983 to discuss the 1984 budget; a speech on multiculturalism (no date); a Toronto Jewish Congress Cultural Study Committee event (no date); a Jewish Community Centre meeting (no date); a National CJC Conference held April 19, [no year]; a National CJC Officers' meeting held October, 6, 1989; a National Education Conference held April 27, [no year]; an event held Sept. 20, 1989; a cassette labelled "Alti Podal"; a cassette labelled "Canadian Gathering"; a cassette labelled "Prog. Cte." (Programing Committee?); a cassette labeled "CJC Ex." (CJC Executive Meeting?); a cassette labelled Toronto Chorus 1/14"; a cassette labelled "[Mervin Verblat?] at Toronto Jewish Congress Annual meeting May 25, 1988"; a cassette labelled "Seder Melodies" and two cassettes labelled "Original."
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1180
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1180
Material Format
sound recording
Date
[between 1987 and 1991]
Physical Description
26 audio cassettes (39 hrs.)
Scope and Content
File consists of twenty-six audiocassettes of various CJC events and committee meetings : including a CJC Officers' Committee meeting of October 6, 1987; an address by Rabbi Witty dated May 9, 1988; an address by Bronfman dated December 5, 1988; three cassettes labelled reel 1 and 2 of "Jewish Culture As Shaper As Jewish Identity by Atik, Butovsky and Turgov dated June 6, 1988; two cassettes labelled "Special Offficers Meeting at Azbeth Israel Congreation" dated September 25, 1991; a cassette labelled "Gulf War Classroom Discussion Metro Morning Nov. 23" on one side and "March 20 Rae on Throne SPeech" on the other; a cassette labelled "Education Exec. Jewish - Zionist Advisory"; a cassette labelled "Film Society"; a cassette labelled "Jewish Choral Concert", dated March 8, 1988; a cassette labelled JESNA [Jewish Education Service of North America] Conference Montreal, 87"; a cassette labelled "Education Council"; a cassette labelled "Music Committee" and "Evaluation Meeting" dated May 4, 1988 and March 8, 1988; a cassette labelled "Rabbi Rosensweig Seminary of Shpiro's speech ; Shapiro's questions and answers"; two cassettes labelled "R&D Evaluation Meeting", dated May 30, 1988 and December 15, 1988; one cassette labelled "NEC Evaluation Meeting" dated November 28, 1988; one cassette labelled "JTA Taling Books" dated November 11, 1983; a cassette labelled "Communicating with Kids"; a cassette labelled "Library Study" dated January 28 (no year); a cassette labelled "Distortion of Holocaust"; a cassette labelled "Farber Chez FM"; a cassette labelled Soviet Jewry; and a casette labelled "Dr. Bernard Shapiro".
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
33
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
7 audio reels : ca. 300 min.
Scope and Content
File includes 7 audio reels documenting: the reception for Ida's 80th birthday; memoirs on Zionism; synagogue affairs; board of education; and family history.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Barney and Tillie Nosov [with Wilfred Kideckel]
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
22 September 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Barney and Tillie Nosov [with Wilfred Kideckel]
Number
AC 011
Subject
Families
Religion
Interview Date
22 September 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Fred Schaeffer
Total Running Time
side 1: 43:39 minutes
side 2: 43:36 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Most of the interview is conducted with Barney Nosov. Wilfred Kideckel is also featured on the tape, and Tillie Nosov is interviewed briefly.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Biography
Barney Nosov arrived in Canada in 1916. Nosov lived in Ansonville, Ontario. He was a merchant, owned a store, and was also in politics for many years.
Wilfred Kideckel was born in Kreugerdorf on a farm in 1917. His father was one of the first immigrants to the area. Kideckel had 10 people in his family. He moved to Ansonville and got married. Kideckel moved to Toronto in 1942.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Nosov, Barney
Nosov, Tillie
Kideckel, Wilfred
Geographic Access
Kriegerdorf, Ont.
Cochrane, Ont.
Cobalt, Ont.
Ansonville, Ont.
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
AC 011: SIDE 1
BARNEY NOSOV
0.24: Nosov talks about how he came to Ansonville, Ontario. Talks about his aunt, Mrs. Perkiss?
1.14: Nosov talks about the families in Cochrane – was about 6 families. Rothchild, Kurtzer? Perkiss, Bernstein. Rothchild’s son was mayor at that time.
2.16: First Jewish people in Cochrane were peddlers. Cochrane is close to Cobalt, which had more Jews.
3.29: Nosov arrived in Canada in 1916. Opened a store in 1917.
4.37: Nosov talks about other Jewish families who were there when he arrived, and who came later. Mentions Korman.
5.18: There was religious instruction at that time; was a cheder; Korman was a teacher.
5.46: 1922 Korman decided to build a synagogue. Was about 16 Jewish families at that time.
6.44: Rabbi Gordon donated a sefer Torah .
7.25: Nosov tells a story about the Lubachitcher Rabbi.
8.10: Nosov talks about children being sent (conscripted?) into the army [unsure where this took place]. When the children were allowed to leave the army, they all prayed at a specific synagogue.
9.56: Nosov talks about a synagogue located on Synagogue Street.
10.52: Nosov talks about the synagogue they built. Rabbi was named Rabinovitch.
11.44: Congregation functioned until 1930, and then Nosov sold the building.
11.55: Nosov talks about himself – he was a merchant, owned a general store, was in politics. Nosov was a councilor for many years from 1930 to 1944.
13.43: Nosov explains how he got started in politics – he felt discriminated against in business, so he decided to tell the public what was going on. He ran for fun; never believed he would even get elected.
16.25: Nosov talks about antisemitism
19.43: Nosov tells a story to describe the antisemitism. a Jewish dentist wanted to go to a small town (Hansville?). Came to Nosov’s store and Nosov told him he had no chance of getting a job, because he was Jewish. No Jewish dentists allowed in that time. They would rather have no dentist at all in town.
22.23: Nosov talks about the first mayor of Ansonville who was a gentile; used to hire Jews in early 1920s.
23.18: Nosov talks about talked about a farming settlement in Kreugerdorf (most settlers there were Russian immigrants)
25.25: Kreuger was a German (not Jewish), and he taught people how to work the land. That’s why the land is named Kreugerdorf
WILFRED KIDECKEL
Born in Kreugerdorf on a farm in 1917. His father was one of the original immigrants. Family of 10. Doesn’t have too many memories of the farm.
26.57: Kideckel talks about how his father got to Krugerdorf (thought he would get free land).
27.45: Kideckel talks about Jewish life in Kriegerdorf. Talks about how his father used to chop wood in return for someone teaching his children to read Hebrew. Still a cemetery there, but no people living there.
28.57: Kideckel moved to Ansonville, got married, moved to Toronto in 1942.
30.17: [no sound audible for the rest of the recording]
43.39: End
AC 011: SIDE 2
TILLIE NOSOV
0.08: Nosov came to farm in Kreugerdorf in 1906. Maiden name Abromson?, 11 children in her family.
0.59: Nosov talks about her childhood and her family; what her house looked like.
2.15: Nosov talks about her father working on the railroad and on the farm.
2.54: Nosov talks about what she did on the farm; life on the farm; religious life on the farm. People kept kosher; women’s roles on the farm equal to men.
WILFRED KIDECKEL
4.33: Kideckel talks about inter-dating – the Jewish mayor used to discourage it.
5.05: [no sound audible for the rest of the recording]
43.36: End
Source
Oral Histories
Accession Number
2009-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-7
Material Format
architectural drawing (electronic)
Physical Description
5 architectural drawings (pdf)
Date
[1992?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of five pdf files of architectural drawings for the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Three files show the floorplans for the 3 floors of the Centre, and two files show the renovations to the building.
Custodial History
The original plans are in the possession of Makrimichalos Cugini Architects.
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Belle James
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
21 April 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Belle James
Number
AC 016
Subject
Families
Rabbis
Interview Date
21 April 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side One: 46 minutes
Side Two: 5 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Belle James (nee Levy) was born in Toronto in 1908. Her father, Rabbi Meyer Levy became chief rabbi of Toronto in 1905/6.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
James, Belle
Levy, Meyer
Weiss, Lottie
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ont.
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
AC 16: Side A.
0.00 - 1.57: Sound quality is poor.
2.04: Belle refers to an autobiography written by her father, Rabbi Meyer H. Levy. Her father was ordained at age 22 in 1891 in Vilna. He immigrated to New York in 1892. He worked in Syracuse as a rabbi for 5 years. He left the rabbinate and entered business but business failed.
5.58: Rabbi Levy returned to the rabbinate to serve as Chief Rabbi in Toronto in 1905/6.
6.18: While in business, Rabbi Levy worked in Rochester and Detroit and knew Henry Ford.
7.18: Belle’s parents were married in Europe.
7.54: Belle was born in 1908.
7.59: Rabbi Levy came originally to the Chestnut Street Synagogue and then went to the Russishe Shul.
8.50: Belle recalls where the family lived. She was born on University Ave., next door to Mary Pickford. They then moved to 2 homes on Alice Street, 2 homes on Baldwin, 288 Bathurst St. and 2 homes on Palmerston St.
11.35: Belle’s sister is Lottie Weiss.
11.52: Belle recounts the synagogues with which Rabbi Levy was affiliated. Russishe Shul, Adath Israel, Rumainishe Shul, Hebrew Men of England, Berkley Street Shul, Palmerston Avenue Shul.
12.44: Belle explains how Rabbi Levy was remunerated for his services.
13.18: Belle describes her mother’s charitable acts. She was a founder of the Home for the Aged.
14.16: Belle recalls travelling with her father to open synagogues in Niagara Falls, St. Catharine and Welland, ON.
14.51: Belle recalls Rabbi Levy’s visits to Kingston to visit Jewish in-mates and to the jail farm north on Yonge Street.
16.04: Belle recalls the good relationships between her father and other rabbis in the city. e.g. Rabbi Jacob, Rabbi Brickner and Rabbi Isserman.
18.00: Belle describes the controversies concerning kashrut.
20.00: Rabbi Levy gave hashgacha (supervisory overseer) for some products. Belle recalls his relationship with George Weston.
21.07: Rabbi Levy had some political influence.
22.58: Belle describes her father as charismatic and more liberal in behaviour. Other orthodox rabbis tended to be less approachable.
25.58: Belle describes her Jewish education.
29.40: Belle’s brothers studied at the Simcoe Street Talmud Torah with Nathanson.
30.42: Belle recalls that her father was close with other Orthodox rabbis.
31.40: Rabbi Levy remained active in the rabbinate until 1951, when Belle’s mother passed away.
32.43: Belle and Stephen Speisman discuss the names and locations of some of the downtown synagogues.
33.37: Belle relates a story involving Rabbi Levy and a mashgiach, Reverend Margolis.
34.43: Belle recalls the shachtim of the time in Toronto. Mittel Farber, Yankel David Farber, Garfinkel.
35.18: Belle recalls accompanying her father to the cemetery to an event that seemed like a party.
36.18: Belle explains why Rabbi Levy is buried in the Lubavicher section of Mount Sinai Cemetery.
37.08: Belle notes that her parents did not eat meat for many years because they did not recognize the hashgacha. Belle recounts a story involving her mother tempted to eat meat immediately before she died but in the end not succumbing.
41.42: Rabbi Levy was responsible for the Yiddish Hebrew Journal. Helped to bring Hirsch.
42.18: Belle recalls her father dancing on the table in response to the signing of the Balfour Declaration
43.05: Rabbi Levy requested in his will to be buried in Israel.
43.40: Belle reminisces about mishalachim from Rishon LeTzion in Palestine staying with her family.
AC 16: Side B
0.20: Rabbi Levy was instrumental in starting a matzah factory in Toronto on Dundas Street.
1.50: Rabbi Levy secured a permit for Jews to buy Passover wine during the Prohibition. Additionally, he got a wine permit for Rabbi Gordon who later sold the permit to Parkdale wines.
3.49: Rabbi Levy had connections with Hirsch-Manischewitz.
End
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
Jan 24, 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Number
AC 135
Subject
Education
Fraternal organizations
Labor unions
Zionism
Interview Date
Jan 24, 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
135A: 26:40 minutes 135B: 29:20 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Interview does not start at beginning.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ben Himel was Vice President and founder of the Borochov School and Kindergarten. Himel was affliated with the Poale Zion,Jewish National Workers Alliance (Farband), the Independent Workers Circle and The Board of Jewish Education
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Speisman, Stephen
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the ideologies of Canada's Labor Movements during the 1930s and 1940s.

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the Zionist movement within the Toronto Jewish community during the 1930s and 40s.

Accession Number
2010-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
ca. 60 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1930] - 2002
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the personal and professional activities of Ben Kayfetz. Personal records include correspondence with family and friends, including letters home while serving overseas, Kayfetz's marriage and high school certificates, Kayfetz's memoirs, tributes and obituaries written about Kayfetz, as well as a portrait of him. Personal records also include audio cassettes of Yiddish music by Toronto musicians Honey Novick and Faye Kellerstein.
Professional records include articles, book reviews and newspaper clippings written by Kayfetz, event invitations, correspondence, lecture notes, and speeches. Professional records also include an Order of Canada membership book and event programme, meeting minutes for various organizations Kayfetz was involved in, such as, the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies, photographs of Kayfetz receiving various awards, and photographs of various Canadian Jewish Congress and B'Nai Zion Club events. Finally, professional records include sound recordings of interviews, lectures given at various events, and the meeting minutes of various organizations, such as, CJC, JCRC and the Yiddish Dialects in Toronto.
Administrative History
Benjamin Gershon Kayfetz was born on December 24, 1916 in Toronto, graduating from the University of Toronto in 1939, with a B.A. in modern languages. 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 as the Executive (National) 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, to study and report on the state of these Jewish Communities. 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 wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym, Gershon B. Newman, and gave a weekly radio address on CHIN radio addressing various contemporary Jewish issues. He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (serving as its president), Canadian Jewish Historical Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle. Ben Kayfetz died in 2002 and is survived by his wife Eva.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 20 audio cassettes, 1 audio reel, and ca. 25 photographs (4 negatives)
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-11
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
sound recording
Physical Description
1 box of textual records
1 audio cassette
1 CD
Date
1932-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the personal and professional activities of Ben Kayfetz. Personal records include correspondence with family and friends, Kayfetz's high school examination reports, and speeches, invitations and other material relating to a tribute dinner for Kayfetz. Personal records also include correspondence about the Ben Kayfetz Scholarship Fund at the University of Toronto.
Professional records include articles, book reviews and newspaper clippings written by Kayfetz, correspondence, lecture notes, speeches and transcripts for Kayfetz's CHIN Radio broadcasts. Professional records also include notes from Kayfetz's interview of Arthur Gelber, obituaries written by Kayfetz for Frank Shuster and Ben Lappin, and early teaching contracts with the Huntsville Board of Education. Finally, professional records include a CD that contains records transferred over from Kayfetz's old computer floppy disks and one audio recording of a CBC Radio broadcast featuring the Yiddish Luncheon Club.
Administrative History
Benjamin Gershon Kayfetz was born on December 24, 1916 in Toronto, graduating from the University of Toronto in 1939, with a B.A. in modern languages. 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 as the Executive (National) 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, to study and report on the state of these Jewish Communities. 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 wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym, Gershon B. Newman, and gave a weekly radio address on CHIN radio addressing various contemporary Jewish issues. He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (serving as its president), Canadian Jewish Historical Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle. Ben Kayfetz died in 2002 and is survived by his wife Eva.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: some records are in Yiddish.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Ben Kayfetz
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
March 4, 1984
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Kayfetz
Number
AC 210
Subject
Antisemitism
Human rights
Law
Nonprofit organizations
Interview Date
March 4, 1984
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Christie Pits riot at approximately minute 16:00
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Benjamin Gershon Kayfetz was born on December 24, 1916 in Toronto. He married Eva Silver and had two children. Ben graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939, with a B.A. in modern languages. He worked as a high school teacher in Huntsville and Niagara Falls between 1941 and 1943. 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 as the Executive (National) 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. He worked 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. He was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal by the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1985 and the Order of Canada in 1986. In addition to his professional activities, Kayfetz wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym, Gershon B. Newman, and gave a weekly radio address on CHIN radio addressing various contemporary Jewish issues. He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (serving as its president), Canadian Jewish Historical Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle. Ben Kayfetz died in 2002.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Balmy Beach Swastika Club
Canadian Jewish Congress
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Geographic Access
Toronto
Kew Beach
Christie Pits
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 210, Ben Kayfetz\AC 210 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Ben Kayfetz describes the skirmish between antisemitic and Jewish youths at Kew Beach in July 1933.

In this clip, Ben Kayfetz discusses the laws that restricted “Jews or other objectionable races” from purchasing, owning or renting properties in Toronto and summer resort areas. He describes the steps taken to change the law.

Accession Number
1992-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
1 audio disc
12 photographs (6 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1922]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Marc Bernstein. Included are the following records: audio cassettes, a Sacred Service record by Ernest Bloch with Leonard Bernstein conducting, some individual scrapbook pages, photographs, and textual files from Canor Bernstein's Summer Hotel at Lake Shore House and Cabins in Orillia.
The audio cassettes contain recordings of Cantors Akiba Bernstein, Pinchos Borenstein and Haynach Borenstein; a recording of Mary Simmons in early broadcasts, plus Cantors Akiva, Haynach, Hershal and Archie Borenstein.
Photographs include some portraits of family members and several group portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Bertha (Herbert) Allen
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
January 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Bertha (Herbert) Allen
Number
AC 007
Subject
Business
Motion picture theaters
Interview Date
January 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Lillian Bernstein
Total Running Time
Side 1: 36 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Bertha Allen was married to Herbert Allen. Herbert, his brothers, Jule and J. J., and his brother-in-law, Louis Rosenfeld were pioneers in the motion picture industry in Canada. They opened a chain of theatres across Canada in the 1910s and 1920s. In Toronto, they built several theatres including the Tivoli Theatre, Bloor Theatre, College Theatre, Parkdale Theatre, Beach Theatre, St. Clair Theatre, Danforth Theatre and Hollywood Theatre.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Allen, Bertha
Allen, Jule
Allen, J. J.
Rosenfeld, Louis
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ont.
Brantford, Ont.
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
0.00: Bertha is the widow of Herbert Allen
0.43: Herbert’s father was Barney Allen. Herbert and his brothers were born in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Barney sent his older sons, Jule and J.J., to Brantford, Ontario in 1907 where they opened up a theatre called The Gem.
3.44: Jule married Bertha’s sister, Sarah.
3.55: Jule and J.J. opened up another theatre called The Theatorium.
5.00: Barney, his wife, Goldie and their 2 remaining children, Herbert and Sol, moved to Brantford around 1907.
5.58: Jule and Sarah moved to Calgary where they opened other theatres.
7.05: Bertha was not aware of any antisemitic encounters.
7.52: Bertha recalls her in-laws as very generous and charitable.
9.24: The brothers formed a company in Western Canada called The First National Film Exchange of Canada.
10.07: The brothers came to Toronto and built the Canada Theatre which later became the Tivoli circa 1916. Herbert became a manager at The Tivoli.
12.39: The Allen brothers built several theatres including the Bloor Theatre, College Theatre, Parkdale Theatre, Beach Theatre, St. Clair Theatre and Danforth Theatre. Leon Yolles was the architect for Bloor and College Theatres.
13.20: The Allen brothers became bankrupt in 1923 or 1924.
13:40: The Allen brothers built the Allen Theatre in Cleveland, a building in Detroit. They had a representative in England. Wanted to expand through Europe.
16.20: Bertha suggests bankruptcy was due in part to a conflict with Paramount Pictures.
17.08: Herbert and Bertha’s brother, Louis Rosenfeld, joined Jule and J.J. to re-establish the business. Herbert was able to secure theatres in Kitchener. Louis was able to secure the Columbia franchise to distribute Columbia pictures. They became distributors and exhibitors.
19.16: Bertha refers to an article discussing a proposed deal between Adolph Zucker and the Allen brothers.
19.38: Famous Players became partners with the Allens circa 1927.
21.10: The Hollywood Theatre was the first theatre in Canada to run a double theatre.
21.45: Bertha discusses the family’s contributions to the community e.g. donation to a hospital, contributing films during both wars.
23.43: Bertha refers to an article that cites Herbert Allen’s efforts in organizing a motion picture company for war services.
25.00: Bertha describes some of Herbert’s involvement in community service.
26.45: The family belonged to Goel Tzedek which became the Beth Tzedec Synagogue and later belonged to Holy Blossom.
29.33: Bertha describes the involvement of the Allen brothers’ offspring in the business.
30.40: Bertha explains the history of the various buy-outs and reoranization of the business. At the time of the interview, Bertha & Herbert’s son, Barry, was the owner of the business.
32.29: Bertha describes Herbert’s actions to support Canada’s war effort in both world wars (e.g. officers training corps, fund-raising, working in the reserves).
34.34: Herbert was dedicated to serving the Variety Club.
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 22; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
Series
Fonds
22
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1933-1982
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
2 photographs
7 audio reels
Admin History/Bio
Berul Sugarman was a well-known Canadian violinist and concertmaster, whose career spanned from the 1940s until the 1980s. He was associated with the Toronto Symphony for many years and was concert master of the Singing Stars program on the CBC. He played with the Modern Art String Quartet, the Marcus Adeney String Quartet and was the leader of the Galant Chamber Music Players, the Pro Arte Orchestra and The Little Symphonette.
Scope and Content
This series consists of material related to the musical life of Berul Sugarman. It includes concert programs, handwritten sheet music, advertisements, sound recordings and two photographs.
The series has been arranged and described at the file level, with the two photographs described at the item level.
Accession Number
2003-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Bess Maltinsky Shockett
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
November 18, 2004
December 7, 2004
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Bess Maltinsky Shockett
Number
AC 288
Subject
Committees
Labor
Labor unions
Interview Date
November 18, 2004
December 7, 2004
Quantity
4
Interviewer
Jillian Gould
Total Running Time
AC 288A: 31 minutes
AC 288B: 31 minutes
Conservation
Copies made for Bess' son Michael on four 90 minute tapes
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Bess was born in the Ukraine in 1920. She immigrated to Montreal in 1925 with her parents and two brothers. She married Barry Shockett in 1952 and had three children. As an adolescent, Bess became very active in the Jewish community and joined the United Jewish People's Order. She helped organize a union for workers in the knitting industry and later did the same for fur workers. She also travelled to Winnipeg to organize a laundry workers union. She helped found the New Fraternal Jewish Association in 1960 and was actively involved in the organization. She became very active in the Toronto Jewish community, particularly in regards to supporting and launching several innovative Yiddish programs. She staffed the office of the CJC's Committee for Yiddish in its early years, and was Director from 1974 to 1989.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
United Jewish People's Order
New Fraternal Jewish Association
Committee for Yiddish
Geographic Access
Montreal
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

Bess became President of the Youth Division of the United Jewish People’s Order in Montreal in 1946. In this clip, Bess shares some of her memories and experiences as a representative to the First International Conference of Youth held in Prague in 1947.

In this clip, Bess discusses the events that led up to the formation of a new left-leaning organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, which broke away from the United Jewish People’s Order in 1960.

Name
Blanche Haber
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
December 18, 1987
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Blanche Haber
Number
AC 189
Subject
Families
Occupations
Immigrants--Canada
Food
Antisemitism
Interview Date
December 18, 1987
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Kaylee Gollom Miller
Total Running Time
Side 1 - 31 minutes Side 2 - 31 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Blanche Haber (nee Heller) was born in a small town in Russia in 1893. She came to Toronto at age 8. Her father worked as a peddler. She married Isadore Haber in 1915. Three of her five children died from illnesses in their childhood. Before her marriage, Blanche worked as a seamstress. Isadore worked as a tailor, primarily for Eaton's. Like her mother, once married, Blanche took boarders into their home at 112 Parliament Street.
Material Format
sound recording
Geographic Access
Toronto
Halifax
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 189 Haber\AC 189 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Blanche Haber describes taking boarders into her mother’s and her own home at 112 Parliament Street.

In this clip, Blanche Haber fondly remembers the warm relationship that developed between her family and the Manischewitz family. She explains that Joe Manischewitz boarded at her family’s home while his family built a matzah factory in Toronto.

Part Of
B'nai Brith Youth Organization, Lake Ontario Region fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 98
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
B'nai Brith Youth Organization, Lake Ontario Region fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
98
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1932-2001, predominant 1990-1996
Physical Description
86 cm of textual records
ca. 300 photographs
2 wire recordings
Admin History/Bio
In accordance with the mandate and ideals of the International B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO), the Lake Ontario Region (LOR) is dedicated to helping Jewish youth understand their history and culture while developing leadership skills through various activities and community service programs. BBYO was first introduced in Ontario as early as the 1920s but LOR was not officially established until after the Second World War. In 1929 the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge sponsored the first youth chapter with 35 young men as bearers. Membership steadily grew overtime and new chapters began opening throughout the province. By the end of the Second World War, the rapid growth of new lodges and chapters resulted in the formal creation of the Southern Ontario Region (SOR), LOR's precursor. SOR included chapters in Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Guelph, and Peterborough. By the 1990s, its name had changed to LOR and chapters from Buffalo, Rochester, and Upstate New York were added to its jurisdiction.
LOR is organized into a series of chapters comprised of AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph) for boys and BBG (B'nai Brith Girls) for girls with a focus on teens from grades 8-12. Chapters are supervised by an adult board and are youth-led. Members are democratically elected to office by their peers and have control over planning and organizing programs, which include dances, sports activities, festivals, fundraisers, group discussions, community services, trips abroad, and weekend conventions with other BBYO members. Summer camp programs are also offered with the goal of building interpersonal and leadership skills. LOR remains faithful to its original purpose of providing learning experiences for its youth and instilling within them the desire to contribute to their communities as confident and responsible adults.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities and programs of the B'nai Brith Youth Organization Lake Ontario Region. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, reports and evaluations, constitutions and by-laws, policies, financial records, membership statistics, brochures and booklets, scholarship and award applications, manuals, grant requests, photographs, scrapbooks, event invitations,newspaper clippings, programs, lists, publications, and flyers. Records such as statistics and by-laws also document the Laurentian Region, Red River Region, North Star Region, Evergreen Region and Northwest Canada Region.
Fonds is arranged into sixteen series: 1. BBYO Canada; 2. Regional Board of Directors; 3. Administration; 4. Relations; 5. Correspondence; 6. Reports and Evaluations; 7. Financial Accounts; 8. BBYO Youth Groups; 9. Chapter Advisors; 10. Chapters; 11. Membership; 12. Fundraising; 13. Scholarships and Awards; 14. Programs and Events; 15. Published Material; and 16. Photographs. There are two files attached to the fonds level.
Notes
Associated material note: additional material can be found in the B'nai Brith Canada fonds at Library and Archives Canada.
Name Access
B’nai Brith Youth Organization. Lake Ontario Region
Subjects
Youth movements
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Scrapbooks are in fragile condition with loose material inside. Some photographs are ripped, torn, and/or faded. The wire recordings need to be reveiwed and, if the contents are usable, digitized.
Creator
B'nai Brith Youth Organization, Lake Ontario Region
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1977-7-4
2005-9-8
2006-3-10
2007-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Canadian Jewish Congress and Joint Community Relations Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Canadian Jewish Congress and Joint Community Relations Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1948-1986
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
45 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, audio recordings of meetings and other materials relating to Ben Kayfetz’s tenure with the Canadian Jewish Congress and Joint Community Relations Committee. This series also includes records of the Joint Public Relations Committee, which was a precursor of the Joint Community Relations Committee.
Notes
Audio tapes 13-19, 26, 30-32, 36-37, 40-45, 50, 53-56, 58, 61, 64, 66, 70, 80, 85, A4, A8, A12, A14, A18, A23, A26, A34, A36, A38-A42 are part of this series. Materials in this series have been physically arranged into three categories: CJC materials, JCRC materials and correspondence. The files have been arranged chronologically within these categories.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-30
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 audiotapes
Date
1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two reel-to-reel audiotapes recording John Beattie at Allan Gardens on June 30, 1968.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Antisemitism
Demonstrations
Human rights
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Beattie, John
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-31
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-31
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 audiotapes
Date
1969
Scope and Content
Accession cosists of two audiotapes of a Regional Executive Meeting of January 1969 and a Community Town Hall Meeting of February 1969. The second tape may be of speeches at a plenary session.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
ca. 92 m of textual records and sound recordings
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by the CJC, Central Region. The records cover a variety of topics but primarily consist of general office files from E.Y. Lipsitz.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1959-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio cassette (ca. 120 min.)
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations, brochures, bulletins, correspondence, and an itinerary documenting various CJC plenaries. Also included is a sound recording likely from a plenary session on Education and Family (8 Nov. 1981).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
9
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1974-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 audio cassettes (ca. 3 hrs.)
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the establishment and activities of the Canadian Jewish Historical Society. Included is correspondence, newsletters, agendas for Learned Societies Conferences and sound recordings of CJHS meetings. Of note are proposals submitted by the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada and A.J. Arnold outlining the program for a National Jewish Historical Society.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
14
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
2004
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 sound recording
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for Children of a Vanished World and a sound recording with poetry and song selections with translation by Miriam Hartman Flacks.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
CHIN radio broadcasts series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
CHIN radio broadcasts series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1980-2001
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
11 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of transcripts and recordings of broadcasts that Ben Kayfetz delivered on CHIN radio, where he was a regular contributor. The broadcasts focused primarily on his opinions of current events as well as book reviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
7-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1951-1997
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
1 audio cassette
345 photographs : (342 slides)
Admin History/Bio
Toronto Section's executive historically incorporated five or six vice-presidents, each in charge of a portfolio made up of a group of related committees. The Communication portfolio was responsible for Toronto Section's public relations and publicity.
Scope and Content
This sub-series includes copies of the Toronto Section's Bulletin (1951-1975), and Council Communiques (1975-1988). It also contains parts of scrapbooks, slide shows, and audio-visual presentations created between the late 1970s and the mid-1980s in an effort to document and advertise the section's activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
13
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette related to an education session on learning disabilities at the Conference on the Jewish Disabled. Speaking on tape are Rabbi I. Witty (Chairman), Rabbi Ebstein from New York, Mrs. R Fleishman and Dr. Hillel Goelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
14
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette discussing social services at the Conference on the Jewish Disabled, with R. Shriar and others.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
15
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette discussing education at the Conference on the Jewish Disabled.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
16
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette of Ernie Ginsler giving the keynote speech at the Conference on the Jewish Disabled.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
19
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette recording of the religion session at the Conference on the Jewish Disabled.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 11; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Audio cassettes file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
11
Item
22
Material Format
sound recording
Date
25 Nov. 1981
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
Item is an audio cassette recording of the religion session, with Felder and Rose as speakers, at the Conference on the Jewish Disabled.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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