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Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gordon Winthrop was a stock broker.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gordon Winthrop.
Subjects
Stockbrokers
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1979]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Milton Shier was born in 1918. With his wife Shoshana Shier, he parented two children: Joy-Anne and Joseph. Milton was the chairman of the Ontario Store Fixtures company and he was also a dedicated supporter of Jewish education. His wife Shoshana received her first bachelors degree when she was in her sixties and after her death, Milton created the Shoshana Shier Distinguished Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. He has also helped the University of Toronto promote the Jewish Studies Department, which has flourished to become an internationally recognized programme. Milton also sits on the Board of Governors for the Associated Hebrew Schools.
His second wife's name was Joyce.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Milton Shier.
Name Access
Shier, Milton
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (1918-1990) was born John Louis Weingarten in Toronto to Sarah and Charles Byron Weingarten. He was married to Beatrice Lokash and they had three children: Michael, Jamie and Brian.
Frank Shuster (1916-2002) was born to Bess and Jack Shuster in Toronto. The family moved to Niagara Falls where Jack Shuster ran a local theatre called the Colonial Theatre. Married in 1947, Frank and his wife, Ruth Burstyn, had two children named Rosalind and Steve. Frank's cousin Joe Shuster was the creator of the Superman comic strip.
Wayne and Shuster met in the tenth grade at Harbord Collegiate in Toronto. Both went to the University of Toronto for degrees in English Literature.
In 1941, they started a show called Wife Preservers for CFRB, after which they started writing and performing a comedy show called the Wayne and Shuster show for the CBC's Trans-Canada Network. In 1942, they both joined the infantry and were stationed to perform for the Army Show travelling across Canada to different military bases. They took the show to Normandy after D-Day and wrote a 52 week series for veterans and spent six weeks entertaining the Commonwealth Division in Korea. In 1946, they returned to the CBC performing the Wayne and Shuster Show on the radio. In 1958 they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States of America; in fact, they became a regular feature on Ed Sullivan, breaking the record for the number of appearances for any one guest. Wayne and Shuster created numerous hour long television shows for the CBC, and were a Sunday night fixture for many years to follow.
Wayne and Shuster's comedy has been described as literate slapstick. They used classical or Shakespearean settings and characters as the backdrop for their comic skits. When they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, they used the premise of Julius Caesar for their skit called Rinse the Blood off My Toga. In 1999, they were inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the comedians Wayne and Shuster in the CBC Television studio. This image was probably used for promoting one of the comedians' television specials hosted by the CBC.
Name Access
Wayne and Shuster
Subjects
Comedians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 22 for Wayne and Shuster scripts
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1979]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Albert Samuel Waxman was born on March 2, 1935. He had two children named Adam and Tobaron. A well-known Toronto actor, Al's most famous part was on the television series called the King of Kensington. He also appeared in numerous television films, feature films and as a guest on many television sitcoms. Al Waxman was also an adjunct professor of Theatre and Film at York University. He was actively involved with several different charities and community organizations including B'nai B'rith, Big Brothers, Variety Club, the Stratford Festival, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and many other professional associations.
Al Waxman received a Gemini, an ACTRA award, a Clio and an Emmy. Moreover, he was a recipient of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and was invited into the Order of Canada in 1997. He died in 2001 and a life sized cast bronze statue of Al Waxman was erected in Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of actor Al Waxman. The portrait is a black and white studio photograph.
Name Access
Waxman, Al
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Izzy [Isaac] Shopsowitz was co-owner, along with his brother Sam, of Shopsy's Delicatessan. He was a member of Toronto's Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
Woody (Woodrow) Charles Herman (1931-1987) was a well-known jazz musician and big band leader. He began playing saxophone at the age of 11 and turned professional at age 15. As a young man, he played with Tom Gervin, Harry Sosnik, and Gus Arnheim. In 1934, he joined the Isham Jones Orchestra, and in 1936, when the orchestra dissolved, Woody took over the group and changed the name to Woody Herman's Orchestra. In 1943, he renamed the group to Woody Herman and his Herd, which later became First Herd.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Izzy Shopsowitz and Woody Herman posing with a very long Shopsy's salami.
Name Access
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987
Shopsowitz, Izzy
Subjects
Businessmen
Jazz musicians
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the Gilbert Studios baseball team. Al Gilbert sponsored and coached the boys, who were between the ages of 9 and 11. He also arranged to get the International League's Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club and players to help coach the team.
The boy in the centre is Paul Godfrey.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios baseball team
Godfrey, Paul
International League's Toronto Maple Leafs
Subjects
Sports teams
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of E.P. Taylor being presented with an award with the following inscription: Presented to Edward Plunkett Taylor C.M.G. Honouring A Dedicated Canadian Benevolent Philanthropist & -- Sportsman Who Epitomizes the Highest Qualities and Ideals of Life. Sportsmen Lodge Celebrity Dinner 1966.
Name Access
Taylor, E. P. (Edward Plunket), 1901-1989
Subjects
Awards
Businessmen
Philanthropists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See also Fonds 37:2 Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a group of men dressed as women on stage at the Maple Downs Golf and Country Club; the costumes suggest that it might have been a Purim play.
Name Access
Maple Downs Golf and Country Club
Subjects
Costume
Purim
Theater
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Maple (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1954?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a groundbreaking ceremony that is likely for Baycrest Hospital, as the man standing 3rd from the left is Abe Posluns, President of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital.
Standing on the far left is J. Irving Oelbaum.
Name Access
Baycrest Hospital
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Posluns, Abe
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
Portraits, Group
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a group portrait consisting of several B'nai B'rith members.
Standing in back row: 3nd from left, Arthur Hershon; 6th from left, Ben Rosenberg; 9th from left Mayor Wm. Denison, Stan Alter and Herb Orliffe. Seated in the front from left to right are: [unknown], Morris Kaufman, Bobby Zweig, Murray Ehrlich, Phil Givens, E. P. Taylor, 2 unidentified, and Rabbi David Monson.
Notes
This photograph was probably taken at a B'nai B'rith event.
Name Access
Alter, Stan
B'nai B'rith
Denison, Mayor Wm.
Ehrlich, Murray
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Hershon, Arthur
Kaufman, Morris
Monson, Rabbi David
Orliffe, Herb
Rosenberg, Ben
Taylor, E.P.
Zweig, Bobby
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eitz Chaim school was founded by a group of boys who were concerned about the education of the Jewish youth. Some of the founding members included: Itsheh Meyer, Sam Korolnek; and Samuel and Louis Cooper. Together with a few other boys they started a small gathering in the Bes Medrash Shul on Elm Street in 1914. The official founding date for the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim School was in 1915, with the move to temporary quarters on Chestnut Street, and eventually moving to the newly rennovated building on D'Arcy Street in 1917.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a dedication ceremony at the Eitz Chaim School in Toronto.
In attendance were: Phil Givens (far left), Rabbi Itche Meyer Korolnek & Mrs. Korolnek (2nd & 3rd from left), and Joe Tanenbaum (standing behind the Korolnek's).
Name Access
Eitz Chaim School
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Korolnek, Rabbi Itche Meyer
Tanenbaum, Joe
Subjects
Dedication services
Portraits, Group
Schools
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a wedding ceremony with the bride and groom kissing at the front of the synagogue under the chuppah.
Subjects
Marriage service
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
5
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Gittelmacher was an immigrant from the Ukraine who moved to Toronto and first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios. In 1922, he opened up his own business called Elite Studios, located at 615 Queen Street West. He specialized in portraits and catered to a largely Jewish clientele.
Nathan Gittelmacher changed his family's name to Gilbert in the early 1940s and subsequently altered the family business name to Gilbert Studios. Nathan was married to Nina and they had four children named: Lou, Jack, Albert and Ruth.
Scope and Content
Image of Nina Gilbert with her three sons: Lou, Jack and Albert. The photograph was taken by Nathan Gilbert.
Name Access
Gilbert, Nina
Subjects
Mothers and sons
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Gittelmacher was an immigrant from the Ukraine who moved to Toronto and first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios. In 1922, he opened up his own business called Elite Studios, located at 615 Queen Street West. He specialized in portraits and catered to a largely Jewish clientele.
Nathan Gittelmacher changed his family's name to Gilbert in the early 1940s and subsequently altered the family business name to Gilbert Studios. Nathan was married to Nina and they had four children named: Lou, Jack, Albert and Ruth.
Scope and Content
Image is of Nathan and Nina Gilbert with their eldest child, Lou.
Notes
The archivist has made an informed guess about the identity of the child based on the date of the photograph.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
5
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Gittelmacher was an immigrant from the Ukraine who moved to Toronto and first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios. In 1922, he opened up his own business called Elite Studios, located at 615 Queen Street West. He specialized in portraits and catered to a largely Jewish clientele.
Nathan Gittelmacher changed his family's name to Gilbert in the early 1940s and subsequently altered the family business name to Gilbert Studios. Nathan was married to Nina and they had four children named: Lou, Jack, Albert and Ruth.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Gilbert family in swimming suits posing in front of their automobile with the Elite Studio insignia at Sunnyside Beach in Toronto.
Boris Waxer is lying on top of the car and Nina Gilbert is behind the wheel. In front of the car from left to right are: Nathan Gilbert, Albert Gilbert, Jack Gilbert, Lou Gilbert, Evelyn Stacker and reclining in front is Joe Gilbert. Standing at the far right is the driver.
Name Access
Stacker, Evelyn
Waxer, Boris
Subjects
Automobiles
Outdoor recreation
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a wedding ceremony inside Goel Tzedec Synagogue on University Avenue.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Marriage service
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Morris B. Kaufman was president and owner of Kaufman Metal Company. Rose Kaufman [née Bearg] was a member of Beth Tzedec Sisterhhod, State of Israel Bonds and Hadassah. Together they had three children named Linda Joy, Deena Karen, and Ira David.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose and Morris Kaufman on their wedding day taken by Nathan Gilbert.
Name Access
Kaufman, Morris
Kaufman, Rose
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
5
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rhuda was married to Jacob Goldhar and had a son named David. She was born in Poland and moved to Canada at the age of 16.
Jacob Goldhar was in the garment industry.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rhuda (Rose) Goldhar.
Name Access
Goldhar, Rhuda
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
5
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eva Cohen [née Mintz] was from Klimontov, Poland and migrated to Canada in 1912. She married Abe Cohen and they had two children: Annette Cohen Bearg and Bob Cohen.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Eva Cohen in formal attire.
Name Access
Cohen, Eve
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1890 and 1910]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jake Wolfe was related to Max and Maurice Wolfe who started the Ontario Produce Company, which was the forerunner of the IGA grocery franchise.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jake (Yael) Wolfe and Sarah Frieidel.
Name Access
Frieidel, Sarah
Wolfe, Jake
Subjects
Portraits
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Murray Bernard Koffler was born in a four-room flat over his father's drugstore on College Street on January 22, 1924. His parents' names were Leon and Tiana [née Reinhorn] Koffler. Murray married Marvelle Seligman and they had five children named: Leon, Theo, Tom, Adam and Tiana.
Following in his father's footsteps, Murray was educated as a pharmacist and eventually took over the family drugstore when he was twenty-two years old. After making some profitable real-estate investments, he helped to co-found the Four Seasons Hotel chain, and created the first self-serve pharmacy in Canada. His entrepreneurial talents led the way to the creation of the giant pharmacy franchise, Shoppers Drug Mart.
A world renowned philanthropist, Murray Koffler’s donations and commitments have helped fund the creation of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, the Koffler Institute of Pharmacy Management, the Canadian Council for Native Business, the Council on Drug Abuse, and, as well, he has also held positions on numerous boards and organizations. His tireless efforts and achievements have been recognized with many awards, including becoming a member of the Order of Canada in 1977.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Murray Koffler preparing pharmaceuticals in the Koffler Drug Store located on Bathurst Street.
Name Access
Koffler, Murray, 1924-
Subjects
Businessmen
Pharmacists
Philanthropists
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
S. Leon Mendelson was a QC advocate, barrister and solicitor who was born in Lithuania in 1902 to Maxwell and Rose Mendelson. Leon Mendelson married Edythe Rubin and they had a daughter, Paula Ruth. His affiliations included: Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, YW-YMHA (past-president), and Elmridge Golf and Country Club (president).
Scope and Content
Photograph of S. Leon Mendelson standing on a dock by the water in a bathing suit.
Name Access
Mendelson, S. Leon
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca 1915]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Tiana Koffler [née. Reinhorn] was born in Romania, but moved to Saskatchewan with her family while still a baby. She attended the University of Saskatchewan for liberal arts and married Leon Koffler in 1922. Together they parented their only child, Murray Koffler.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a sixteen year old Tiana Reinhorn Koffler.
Name Access
Koffler, Ernestiana (Mrs. Leon)
Koffler's drugstore
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Portraits
Teenagers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
see also photographs: 37-S4-3-item-2, 37-S4-3-item-3, 37-S4-3-item-9, 37-S4-3-item-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Abe Posluns was a financier and was actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community.
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 a member of B'nai B'rith, Primrose Club, and Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
The Posluns family was involved in many philanthropic ventures, which included a donation to the Baycrest Hospital to help fund a centre devoted to helping seniors who suffer from dementia as a result of strokes. The Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened in 2000. The Leah Posluns Theatre located at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre was also funded by the Poslun family.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Abe Posluns taken inside his house.
Subjects
Capitalists and financiers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See also photo #'s: 12, 28, 8, 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Tanenbaum was born on September 25, 1906 in Poland to parents Chippa Sarah and Abraham. The family moved to Canada. Joe became a bridge builder and industrialist, eventually taking over the family business--Runnymede Steel Construction. Two of the company's major accomplishments were the Burlington Skywayand the Hamer Bridge in St. Catharines.
He was a founder of the YW-YMHA, director of Israeli Bonds, an active member of UJA, B'nai B'rith, New Mount Sinai, Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital, Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University, Ner Israel Rabbinical College and Talmud Torah.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Leslie Troster and Joseph Tanenbaum shaking hands.
Name Access
Tanenbaum, Joseph M
Troster, Leslie
Subjects
Industrialists
Philanthropists
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Elias Pullan was born in Telz, Province of Kovno, Lithuania in 1865. He came to Canada in 1885 and started a waste paper and scrap business called E. Pullan Limited. He married Bertha Helner in 1890 and together they had 10 children named: Harry, Joe, Emanuel, Gordon, Martha, Dorothy, Bessie, Rita, Jennie and Helen. Elias Pullan was the president of the Kehilla in Toronto and President, Treasurer and Parnass of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. He was also the founder and first President of the Simcoe St. Talmud Torah.
Scope and Content
Image is of Elias Pullan.
Name Access
E. Pullan Limited
Pullan, Elias
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lou Turofsky was born in Chicago in 1892. His family moved to Toronto in 1900 and settled in the Beaches neighbourhood. In 1910, Lou purchased Alexandra Photography Company from his employer, Frank Spillar, and changed the name to Alexandra Studios. Lou's younger brother Nat came to work for him, and together they built up the business and their reputation as famous sports photographers. In 1917, they moved into a larger studio at 322 Queen Street West. Lou Turofsky married Ruth Seigel in 1936 and they had two daughters named Riki and Carol. Nat never married.
The brothers developed a reputation for photographing sports, although primarily hockey, and were often granted exclusive access to sports events; they were the only photographers allowed into the gates at the start of the British Empire Games held in Hamilton in 1930. Nat was the official photographer of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Turofsky Collection, currently housed at the Hockey Hall of Fame, is the world's largest collection of hockey photographs. Nat died in 1956 and Lou died shortly after in 1959.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of brothers Lou and Nat Turofsky holding the Turofsky Trophy.
Notes
It is not certain that Al Gilbert took this photograph.
The Turofsky Trophy may have been awarded within the Junior Hockey League.
Name Access
Turofsky, Lou
Turofsky, Nat, d. 1960
Subjects
Sports photographers
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Carl Keyfetz addressing City Council with Mayor Nathan Phillips seated at the head of the table.
Carl was born in 1907 to Leah and Mark Keyfetz who was a Toronto Jewish pioneer arriving in 1887.
Carl Keyfetz was co-founder of the 59th Toronto Troup in 1921, the 1st Jewish Boy Scout Troup in Ontario. He was the Superintendent at the McCaul Street Synagogue and first Principal at the St. Clair Avenue Synagogue. President of the Toronto Lodge, B'nai B'rith in 1939, he also founded Guelph Lodge in 1941 and Empire Lodge in 1946.
He was extremely involved in the Toronto Jewish community and sat on numerous committees and boards.
Name Access
City Council
Keyfetz, Carl
Phillips, Nathan, 1892-1976
Subjects
Politicians
Speeches, addresses, etc
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (1918-1990) was born John Louis Weingarten in Toronto to Sarah and Charles Byron Weingarten. He was married to Beatrice Lokash and they had three children: Michael, Jamie and Brian.
Frank Shuster (1916-2002) was born to Bess and Jack Shuster in Toronto. The family moved to Niagara Falls where Jack Shuster ran a local theatre called the Colonial Theatre. Married in 1947, Frank and his wife, Ruth Burstyn, had two children named Rosalind and Steve. Frank's cousin Joe Shuster was the creator of the Superman comic strip.
Wayne and Shuster met in the tenth grade at Harbord Collegiate in Toronto. Both went to the University of Toronto for degrees in English Literature.
In 1941, they started a show called Wife Preservers for CFRB, after which they started writing and performing a comedy show called the Wayne and Shuster show for the CBC's Trans-Canada Network. In 1942, they both joined the infantry and were stationed to perform for the Army Show travelling across Canada to different military bases. They took the show to Normandy after D-Day and wrote a 52 week series for veterans and spent six weeks entertaining the Commonwealth Division in Korea. In 1946, they returned to the CBC performing the Wayne and Shuster Show on the radio. In 1958 they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States of America; in fact, they became a regular feature on Ed Sullivan, breaking the record for the number of appearances for any one guest. Wayne and Shuster created numerous hour long television shows for the CBC, and were a Sunday night fixture for many years to follow.
Wayne and Shuster's comedy has been described as literate slapstick. They used classical or Shakespearean settings and characters as the backdrop for their comic skits. When they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, they used the premise of Julius Caesar for their skit called Rinse the Blood off My Toga. In 1999, they were inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the comedians Wayne and Shuster posing inside a picture frame.
Name Access
Wayne and Shuster
Subjects
Comedians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
see also photographs: 37-S4-1-Item-40; 37-S4-1-Item-41; 37-S4-1-Item-42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Goody Rosen was born in Toronto on August 28, 1912. He played baseball in Toronto for the Lizzies and debuted as a professional ball player in 1937. He was one of the first Jewish boys in North America to play for the major leagues. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers for most of his career, moving to the New York Giants for one year, before retiring in 1946.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Goody (Goodwin) George Rosen (1912-1994) carrying a baseball trophy.
Notes
This photograph was probably taken by Al Gilbert, but it is not certain.
Name Access
Brooklyn Dodgers
Lizzies
Rosen, Goody
New York Giants
Subjects
Athletes
Baseball
Portraits
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Union Kosher Delicatessan was owned by H. Garelick and D. Bernholtz; they were also owners of the Union Kosher Sausage Company located at 266 Parliament Street.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a woman standing outside the Union Kosher Delicatessan located at 797 Dundas Street in Toronto. The woman was most likely either Mrs. Garelick or Mrs. Bernholtz.
Name Access
Bernholtz, Mrs.
Garelick, Mrs.
Union Kosher Delicatessan
Subjects
Delicatessens
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Murray Bernard Koffler was born in a four-room flat over his father's drugstore on College Street on January 22, 1924. His parents' names were Leon and Tiana [née Reinhorn] Koffler. Murray married Marvelle Seligman and they had five children named: Leon, Theo, Tom, Adam and Tiana.
Following in his father's footsteps, Murray was educated as a pharmacist and eventually took over the family drugstore when he was twenty-two years old. After making some profitable real-estate investments, he helped to co-found the Four Seasons Hotel chain, and created the first self-serve pharmacy in Canada. His entrepreneurial talents led the way to the creation of the giant pharmacy franchise, Shoppers Drug Mart.
A world renowned philanthropist, Murray Koffler’s donations and commitments have helped fund the creation of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, the Koffler Institute of Pharmacy Management, the Canadian Council for Native Business, the Council on Drug Abuse, and, as well, he has also held positions on numerous boards and organizations. His tireless efforts and achievements have been recognized with many awards including becoming a member of the Order of Canada in 1977.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Murray Koffler with his Aunt Anne, outside of Koffler's Drug Store, located at 376 College Street in Toronto.
Name Access
Anne
Koffler, Murray, 1924-2017
Koffler's Drug Store
Subjects
Drugstores
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1944]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Louis Ruben standing outside of his tailoring store, which was located at 248 Royce Avenue in Toronto.
Name Access
Louis Ruben Hand Tailored Clothes
Ruben, Louis
Subjects
Storefronts
Tailors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Royce Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leon Koffler was born in Romania. He moved to Canada and settled in the Toronto area at the age of fifteen with his mother and his three sisters. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1921, and two years later, opened his first pharmacy on College Street. Leon lived in the apartment above his store with his wife Tiana [née. Reinhorn] and their son Murray.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Leon Koffler standing inside Koffler's Drug Store preparing pharmaceuticals.
Name Access
Koffler's Drug Store
Koffler, Leon
Subjects
Drugstores
Pharmacists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
see also photographs: 37-S4-3-item-2, 37-S4-3-item-3, 37-S4-3-item-15, 37-S4-3-item-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leon Koffler was born in Romania. He moved to Canada and settled in the Toronto area at the age of fifteen with his mother and his three sisters. Leon Koffler worked for Nelson's when he first moved to Canada as a fruit peddler. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1921 and two years later opened his first pharmacy on College Street. Leon lived in the apartment above his store with his wife Tiana [née. Reinhorn] and their son Murray.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Leon Koffler seated in a horse-drawn buggy, peddling fruit and vegetables at age 18.
The buggy has a Nelson's sign on it and the address for 460 Yonge Street.
Name Access
Koffler, Leon
Nelson's
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Peddlers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
see also photographs: 37-S4-3-item-2, 37-S4-3-item-3, 37-S4-3-item-9, 37-S4-3-item-15
Places
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1941
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Lizzies were a collection of sports teams that played amateur baseball and basketball in Toronto starting in 1912. They started playing in the school yard of the Hester Howe School, more commonly known as the Elizabeth Street School. A recreation centre was built at the north end of Bickford Park and was named in their honour, the Elizabethan Recreational Centre in 1913.
Bob Abate was coach of the Lizzies' teams for 26 years; In 1990, the centre was renamed in his honour to the Bob Abate Recreation Centre. Mr. Armstrong was the superintendent of the playground for the City of Toronto.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Lizzies bantam basketball team after they won the city championships.
Members included: B. Hillier, N. Henick, A. Rotman, B. Sherky, H. Dembrofsky, D. Greenberg, J. Cooperbloom, R. Abate, S. Linzon, M.Stern, D. Sugar, R. Strom, Mr. Armstrong.
Notes
Title was assigned by archivist using information taken from photo inscription.
Subjects
Basketball teams
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1951]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1913 a charitable organization called the Ezras Noshim Society was formed to help elderly women. Ezras Noshim start collecting funds in 1917 to purchase a home that would be converted into Toronto's first Jewish Old Folks Home. The forerunner to Baycrest Centre opened in 1919 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home on Cecil Street in downtown Toronto where the women of Ezras Noshim made beds, cooked kosher meals, washed sheets and sponsored fund-raising events.
In 1954, the Jewish Home for the Aged opened on Bathurst Street to accomodate their expanding needs and a new feature -- Baycrest Hospital.
This location continued to expand including a new building for residents in 1968, the Baycrest Terrace and The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre in 1976. These additions enabled Baycrest to expand their services to include a community centre, an enhanced apartment building, a home for the aged, a day care service and a hospital.
In 1986 a new Baycrest Hospital was erected, and in 1989, the Rotman Research Institute, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, opened to create a research facility enabling top researchers to study and find new treatment methods for the elderly.
In recent years, Baycrest's research activities have expanded to include the Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation Unit (est. 1995), which evaluates clinical programs and conducts long-term studies of health issues affecting older adults and the Kunin Lunenfeld Clinical Research Unit (est. 1996), which links researchers with Baycrest clinical departments to enable prompt implementation of research findings. These two programs merged in 1998 to become the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit.
Apotex Centre, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened in 2000. This centre is responsible for residents with progressive dementia and vascular dementia.
Baycrest Centre also provides numerous cultural and religious programs for the inhabitants and the greater community, including a heritage museum, art exhibits and a Holocaust program.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for Baycrest Hospital on Bathurst Street, which was erected along with the new building of the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Abe Posluns is on the far right.
Name Access
Baycrest Hospital
Posluns, Abe
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1936]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society was founded in 1905 to provide assistance to newly arrived immigrants and to promote a prosperous Jewish community. The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society's Ladies Auxiliary was founded in 1922 with Mrs. Sophie Torno as the first Chairlady. The Ladies Auxiliary assisted the Society in collecting funds for various philanthropic causes. Moreover, they organized lectures and entertainment.
Scope and Content
Item is a negative of the the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society's Ladies' Auxiliary parade. The image depicts a group of women walking down a street carrying a large banner with the inscription: "Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society Ladies Auxiliary, Friendship, Established 1921." The women have sashes with Pride of Israel across them and 15th Jubilee.
Name Access
Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary
Subjects
Parade
Societies
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Army Servicemen, Jewish Legion during the First World War. The Israeli flag has been superimposed onto the original image.
Name Access
Jewish Legion
Subjects
Flags--Israel
Portraits, Group
Soldiers--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Miriam and Moishe Oelbaum were the parents of Sidney, Chas, Irv, Babe and Jack.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Miriam and Moishe Oelbaum's wedding portrait.
Name Access
Oelbaum, Miriam
Oelbaum, Moishe
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
J.Irving Oelbaum was born in New York City to Mary Jacoby and Morris Oelbaum. He married Sadie Marulies and they had two daughters. J. Irving was educated in social work and worked in the profession for ten years, after which he left the profession to enter the family business, Acme Paper Products Company Limited. He was very active within the Jewish Community and held posts at numerous organizations including: President of B'nai B'rith, Toronto Lodge; President of United Jewish Welfare Fund; President Jewish Family Welfare Bureau; and moreover, he was an officer for: Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association; Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services; Jewish Camp Council; United Jewish Refugee War Relief Agencies; Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home; Mount Sinai; and Hillel.
In 1954, J. Irving Oelbaum was honoured with a Negev Testimonial dinner and a Nachla in his name.
Scope and Content
Photograph is a group portrait of the Oelbaum family in formal attire.
J. Irving Oelbaum is standing in the centre of the back row with Leonard Simpson on the left and Jack Koven on the right. In the centre front row is Sadie Oelbaum with Helen (née Oelbaum) Simpson on the left and Dorothy (née Oelbaum) Koven on the right.
Name Access
Oelbaum (family)
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See also photo #'s: 3709, 5005, 37-S1-1-Item-1, 37-S5-2-Item-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Wolfe began peddling fruit and vegetables as a young man; he purchased a horse and wagon and would buy his produce from the Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market. In 1909, he bought a building at 613 Queen St. and starting selling wholesale produce with his cousin Osher Weinstein. After this business folded, Max and his brother Maurice started a new business selling oats, hay, grains and potatoes. In 1914, this business expanded and they began selling general produce under the name of Ontario Produce Company. After the Second World War, they expanded the business again into a grocery firm and changed the name to the Oshawa Wholesale Limited. This business was very successful, and eventually the brothers acquired the IGA franchise.
Max was married to Beatrice Albert in 1936. They had two children named Phyllis and Harold.
Max was a long time member of Beth Tzedec Congregation and the predecessor Beth Hamidrash Hagadol. An annual scholarship is awarded in his name through the Hy Cooper Trust Fund of Beth Tzedec's Men's Club to a student seeking to pursue Jewish Studies.
In 1966, Max and Maurice were honoured at a testimonial dinner by the Toronto Wholesale Fruit Produce Merchants Association. They were awarded the Celebrity of the Year Award in 1969 by the Sportsmen's Lodge, B'nai B'rith.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a photograph of Max and Maurice Wolfe inside the Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market. The Wolfe brothers are positioned in the forefront, and appear to be engaged in a business transaction concerning a crate of strawberries. The portrait looks staged and may have been used for an advertisement or a newspaper article featuring the Wolfe brothers.
Name Access
Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market
Wolfe
Subjects
Brothers
Markets
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Bert Godfrey
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2; Item 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Bert Godfrey
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Item
50
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
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
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