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Accession Number
2015-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-7
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
ca. 70 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1928-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the activities of Ben Zion Shapiro and his family. The bulk of the records document the Shapiro family's involvement in Young Judea. Young Judea material includes: yearbooks, photographs, correspondence, meeting minutes, event programmes, song books, newsletters, and two Camp Biluim flags made by Bunny Shapiro. One flag contains Camp Biluim's crest (1951) and the other one was created for Camp Biluim's colour war and contains the text "We will try and we will succeed Camp Biluim" (1954?). Also included is a VHS tape containing a copy of the Toronto Zionist Council's video about Camp Shalom (1991?). Of note are minute books maintained by Roy Shapiro for the Toronto Young Judea Administrative Board (1928-1934) and for the Leadership Club (1940-1948).
Accession also contains material relating to Roy and Ben Zion's involvement with the following organizations: the Coordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly (Circle of Care), B'nai Israel Beth David Congregation, Beth Tzedec's Mispacha Program, Beth Tzedec's Israel Action Program, Congregation Beth Haminyan, and Holy Blossom Temple's Department for Jewish Living. These records include, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and publications, evaluation reports and other reports. Also included is a demographic report entitied, "Rapid Growth and Transformation: Demographic Challenges Facing the Jewish Community of Greater Toronto" (1995), material from a conference at the University of Toronto on the university's partnership with Israel, CHAT alumni directories, and a CHAT book entitled, "Voices: Jewish Teens of the 90's". Of note are buttons, photographs, reports and correspondence documenting Bunny and Ben Zion's trip to the Soviet Union on behalf of the CJC's Committee for Soviet Jewry.
Finally accession includes material documenting family activities of the Shapiro and Sherman family. Included is a transcript of Bessie Sherman telling her life story (1978), haggadot, PowerPoint presentations created by Ben Zion for his grandchildren and for a family reunion outlining the family history of his family and Bunny's family. There is also a video of Ben Zion presenting his PowerPoint at the Michalski / Cohen family reunion. Also included are family films and videos containing footage of Bunny and Ben Zion's wedding and honeymoon, Camp Biluim, Young Judea events, Bunny on Machon, family wedding anniversaries and birthday parties, trips to Israel, the United States, and Europe as well as footage of the Cousin's Club. Also included is a VHS tape containing a recorded segment from CityPulse News featuring the family's Pesach festivities in 1995.
Photo identification: Back row, left to right: Ray Markus, Michelle Landsberg, Menachem ?, Frank Narrol. Front row, left to right: Gilda Mitchell, Bunny Shapiro, BenZion Shapiro, Malka Rabinowitz.
Administrative History
Ben Zion Shapiro was born in Toronto in 1931 to Roy and Beck (nee Cohen) Shapiro. He has a younger brother, Morden (Mort) Shapiro (b. 1940). His father worked as an office manager at Rotstein Furniture and Maple Leaf Cleaners and his mother worked as a legal secretary until marriage. Roy was active in a number of organizations including: Young Judea, Sons of Jacob Society, Toronto Camera Club, a founding member of Beth David Synagogue, Coordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly (Circle of Care) and President of the Association of Jewish Seniors. Beck was active in Young Judea and Pioneer Women (President of the Golda Meir Club).
Ben Zion received a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and attended the Jewish Agency Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad in Jerusalem, Israel (1951-1952). He has worked for a number of organizations throughout his career, including: Young Judea (he was Director of both Camp Shalom (1962-1969) and Camp Biluim (1954-1956)), B'nai Brith Youth Organization, University Settlement, St. Christopher's House and Director of the Novomeysky Centre in Jerusalem (1957-1961). He was also Professor and Associate Dean of Social Work at the University of Toronto and three times Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Ben married Bunny (Bernice) Shaprio in 1955. Bunny was born in 1934 in Noranda, Quebec to Irving and Bessie (nee Consky) Sherman. Bunny attended public school in Noranda, Noranda High School and Forest Hill Collegiate in Toronto, University of Toronto (BA), the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (M.Ed. in Special Education), and the Jewish Agency Institute for Jewish Leaders from Abroad (1952-1953).
Bunny graduated from the first Camp Biluim Institute for leadership training in 1951 and worked with Ben Zion at Camp Shalom as Camp Mother in 1962 and from 1964-1969. She also worked at Camp Biluim from 1955-1956. In 1983, Bunny and Ben Zion went to the Soviet Union to visit Refuseniks on behalf of the Soviet Jewry Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region.
Bunny and Ben have two children: Ayala and Ilan. Since Ben Zion's retirement in 1996, he and Bunny have been living in Jerusalem for half of each year. In 2015, they moved full-time to Jerusalem.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 300 photographs (256 tiff), 2 PowerPoint presentations, 1 textual record (doc), 4 buttons, 2 flags, 5 VHS tapes, and 18 film reels (8 mm).
Subjects
Camps
Youth
Zionism
Name Access
Shapiro, Ben Zion, 1931-
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 570
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
570
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 22 x 17 cm on matte 32 x 29 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Chaim Weizmann, taken in Montreal, Quebec.
Name Access
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
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
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1008
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1008
Material Format
graphic material
Date
10 July 1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Anne Collis (m. Pinsky) standing on the back of a truck in Rouge Hill, Ontario near Oshawa. She is wearing a summer dress and is holding an umbrella.
Name Access
Pinsky, Anne
Subjects
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.
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1012
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1012
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Helen Berg (m. Sacks) and Anne Collis (m. PInsky) standing on the street in Oshawa, Ontario.
Notes
.
Name Access
Pinsky, Anne
Sacks, Helen
Subjects
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.
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1678
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1678
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mrs. Dora Saxe (standing on left) with a group of women at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Identified standing in the back row (left to right) is: Mrs. Dora Saxe, Sonia Goldfarb, Rivka (?), Sura Liba Goldman, and Esther Barnett.
Name Access
Barnett, Esther
Canadian Jewish Farm School
Goldfarb, Sonia
Goldman, Sura Liba
Rivka
Saxe, Dora
Subjects
Farms
Women
Orphans
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1726
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1726
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Young Women's Hebrew Choral Society was directed by Rigel Haupt.
Name Access
Haupt, Rigel
Young Women's Hebrew Choral Society
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1856
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1856
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are Ethel Sherman (centre) and Sarah Zeidenberg (right).
Name Access
Sherman, Ethel
Zeidenberg, Sarah
Subjects
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 35 x 35 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative depicting a group of women from the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society in Kitchener, Ontario. They are assembled around a long banquet table.
Name Access
Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society
Subjects
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.
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-16A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1929?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm on matte 30 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of the members of Club One, Pioneer Women. The women are assembled in the backyard of a member's home.
Front row, seated on left: Mrs. Gordon. Seated on far right: Sylvia Mirsky.
Second row, seated fifth from left: Goldie Myerson.
Back row: standing eighth from the left Nachumah Zuker
Notes
Goldie Myerson is Golda Meir.
Name Access
First Toronto Pioneer Women Club
Gordon, Mrs.
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Mirsky, Sylvia
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2956
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2956
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by Schlachter.
Name Access
Sons of Jacob Benevolent Society Ladies' Auxiliary
Subjects
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3367
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3367
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Lena Wichefsky Magder, a cousin from Philadelphia named Mirka, Esther Wichefsky and Annie Moses of Sudbury, Ontario. The women are standing on a front porch.
Notes
Wichefsky also spelled as Witchefsky.
Subjects
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.
Places
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3770
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3770
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Esther Berger Bernard and her daughter Beatrice (m. Snitman) and sister Minnie Berger Lieberman.
Name Access
Bernard, Esther Berger
Snitman, Beatrice
Minnie Lieberman
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3965
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3965
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Founded in the 1920s, Camp Yungvelt was originally situated on Lake Wilcox. It later moved to Pickering, where it operated until it closed in the 1950s. It was established by the Workmen's Circle, as a Yiddish summer camp for Jewish children. Camp Yungvelt was known for accepting the children of poor immigrants for a small fraction of the regular fee.
Scope and Content
This item is an original postcard that features an image of a clean-up day at Camp Yungvelt in Pickering, Ontario. The image depicts a row of tents being inspected by two young girls. There is Yiddish type on the postcard which reads: the cleaning committee controlling the cleanliness of the sleeping quarters and beds in Arbeiter Ring Camp Yungvelt.
Name Access
Camp Yungvelt
Subjects
Camps
Postcards
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
Pickering (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3966
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3966
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Founded in the 1920s, Camp Yungvelt was originally situated on Lake Wilcox. It later moved to Pickering, where it operated until it closed in the 1950s. It was established by the Workmen's Circle, as a Yiddish summer camp for Jewish children. Camp Yungvelt was known for accepting the children of poor immigrants for a small fraction of the regular fee.
Scope and Content
This item is an original postcard that features an image of the children's bungalow at Camp Yungvelt in Pickering, Ontario. The image depicts a few children standing on the front porch. There is Yiddish type on the postcard that reads: a bungalow for small children in the Arbeiter Ring Camp Yungvelt.
Name Access
Camp Yungvelt
Subjects
Camps
Postcards
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
Pickering (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3967
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3967
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Founded in the 1920s, Camp Yungvelt was originally situated on Lake Wilcox. It later moved to Pickering, where it operated until it closed in the 1950s. It was established by the Workmen's Circle, as a Yiddish summer camp for Jewish children. Camp Yungvelt was known for accepting the children of poor immigrants for a small fraction of the regular fee.
Scope and Content
This item is an original postcard that features an image of the swimming area in Duffins Creek at Camp Yungvelt in Pickering, Ontario. The image depicts a large group gathered on the shore of the creek as well as several swimmers in the water and standing on the docks. There is Yiddish type on the postcard which reads: the swimming pool in the Arbeiter Ring Camp Yungvelt where the children bathe.
Name Access
Camp Yungvelt
Subjects
Camps
Postcards
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
Pickering (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4140
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4140
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The gymnasium was added onto Council House at 44 St. George Street in 1928.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Saint George Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-3-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4233
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4233
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Ladies' Auxiliary
Workmen's Circle
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
I.L. Peretz
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida Olidart was a second cousin of Vanek's mother. She was a member of the Winer family of Buffalo, New York and was married to Ben Olidart, who was a physician.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a photograph of Ida Olidart in front of a sign at "Cedarholm Camp Athletic and Picnic Grounds", which was located on Lake Wilcox.
Subjects
Camps
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
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mount Sinai Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary in the garden at Yorkville hospital. Dora Dworkin is sitting in the second row, fourth from the right, and Celia Goodman (née Goldstick) is in the top row on the far left.
Notes
Title taken from back of photograph.
Inscription, recto, lower right: "BY SIMON".
Name Access
Goodman, Celia
Goldstick, Celia
Mount Sinai Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary
Subjects
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.
Related Material
See also item 11 for another sitting of this group
Accession Number
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mount Sinai Ladies' Hospital Auxiliary in the garden of the hospital on Yorkville. Dora Dworkin is in the second row, fifth from the right.
Notes
Title taken from back of photograph.
Inscription, recto, lower right: BY SIMON.
Subjects
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.
Related Material
See fonds #10, item #10 for another sitting of this group.
Accession Number
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Simon, Leah
Simon, Rae
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10cm
Admin History/Bio
Etta Simon (1874-1967), and her husband Ephram Simon (1876-1938), moved to Canada in 1904. Their children include, Ben Simon (1905-1996), Rea (1902-?), Leah (1905-1976) and Helen (1911-?).
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait Leah Simon and her friends.
Left to right: Lena Gang, Fanny Taube, and Leah Simon.
Subjects
Friendship
Portraits, Group
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.
Physical Condition
Corners have been folded. Black paper is glued to the verso of the photograph. Indentations and markings seen thoughout.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
I.L. Peretz School photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 25 cm mounted on board 25 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of the Women's Auxiliary of the I.L. Peretz Workmen's Circle Schools. Individuals identified are (top row, left to right): ?, ?, Gluskin, Farber, Goldberg, Matenko, ?, ?, ?
(second row, left to right): ?, Saretsky, Goldstein, Soboloff, ?, ?, Lipchitz, ?, ?
(third row, left to right): ?, Nelson, ?, Ginsberg, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Rose
(fourth row, left to right): Lipman, Glazer, Soboloff, Sable, Gordon, Epstein, Seltzer, Frumhartz, ?, ?
(front row, lef to right): ?, Carson, Gerrard, Solway, Gelberg
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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
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