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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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1175
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
1175
Material Format
moving images
sound recording
Date
24 Nov.-25 Nov. 1990
Physical Description
3 videocassettes (120 min.) : VHS 2 audio cassettes (3 hrs.) :
Scope and Content
File consists of three videocassette recordings of the planning and events and addresses by staff at the 27th Central Region Regional Plenary, held Saturday, November 24, 1990 to Sunday, NOvember 25, 1990, including a segment "In Appreiciation: Eli Rubinstein", and presentations from the Small Community Committee and a presentation on education. ALso includes two audio cassettes labelled "27th Regional Plenary Planning Committee Meeting April 5, 1990"; and "27th Regional Plenary Planning Committee Meeting May 3, 1990".
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 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".
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".
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 1177
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
1177
Material Format
moving images
sound recording
Date
28 Nov. - 16 Dec. 1987
Physical Description
1 videocassettes (2 hrs.) : VHS 6 audio cassettes (9 hrs.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one VHS videocassette recording a segment on multiculturalism at the 26th Central Region Regional Plenary, held between Nov. 28 and 29, 1987, as well as six audio cassettes labelled "Luncheon Address 26th Regional Plenary SUnday 29/Nov."; "Plenary Sat. Nov. 28/87"; "26th Plenary Assimilation - Morninig 9:00- 10:30"; "Newspaper Workshop 26th Regional Plenary Sunday 29 November"; "Plenary Nov. 30/87 "Universal & Particular"; and "Regional Plenary Evaluation Dec. 16/87".
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
66
Material Format
graphic material
sound recording
Date
May 1966
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm and 21 x 26 cm + 1 business card
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs and one audio cassette documenting Toronto City Council's trip to Montreal in May 1966. Included are images of Mayor Phil Givens touring a construction site at Place Bonaventure and a recording of an Ontario Hydro broadcast on the Council's trip entitled "Spirit of '66 - A Tale of Two Cities".
Notes
Photographs are by CN.
Cassette recording is by Ontario Hydro.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1966-1987
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
ca. 200 photographs : b&w and col. 35 x 28 cm or smaller
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs, correspondence, programmes, and sound recordings documenting Mayor Phil Givens' official engagements.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
1
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1976-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of oral history interviews primarily documenting J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionist and political career. Included is one transcript of P. Pomerant's interview with J.B., one audio cassette recording of an interview conducted with J.B., and transcripts of interviews conducted by Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin with the following individuals: Al Hershkovitz, Norman Penner, Harry Simon, Robert Nixon, Sam Lipshitz, and Morris Biderman. Also included is correspondence regarding Ezrin's interviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Accession Number
2000-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-7-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
31 audio cassettes
18 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Date
[192-?]-1976
Scope and Content
This accession consists primarily of materials created during an oral history project with seniors from the Hamilton Jewish community. This project was coordinated by Sylvia Klein initially through funding from a government Local Initiative Programme and then on a volunteer basis. Klein conducted this work under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Speisman, then Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region Archives. The records include oral histories on audio cassettes, transcripts, notes, reports, programmes, handbooks, and photographs.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-12-5
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
8 audio microcassettes
1 folder of textual records
Date
1991
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 8 microcassettes of taped interviews, conducted by Marvin Ross in 1991 for research on his book about Toronto and the Jewish community. Interviewees include: Rabbi Schild; J.L. Burke - Associated Hebrew Schools; Harry Shore - Apter Centre; Joe Packman - UJPO; Irv Chapley; Milton Berger; S. Englander - ACWU; Allan Lamport; Stanley Grizzle; ILGW retirees; Allan Grossman; Ed Mirvish; Joe Goldwasser - Eitz Chaim; and Bill Bolton - St. Albans.
The accession also contains a copy of Ross's personal essay featuring remembrances of Toronto in the post-Second World War years.
Name Access
Ross, Marvin
Schild, Irwin
Burke, J. L.
Packman, Joe
Shore, Harry
Chapley, Irving
Berger, Milton S.
Lamport, Allan
Grizzle, Stanley
Grossman, Allan
Goldwasser, Joe
Bolton, Bill
Mirvish, Ed
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-4
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
7 audio cassettes (ca. 7 hrs.)
Date
1990-1991
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a talk by Salsberg to the "Brotherhood" (1 Apr. 1990), 2 interviews with Salsberg by Carol Rosenthall (13 Mar. 1990 and 16 Apr. 1991), and interviews with Rabbi Shemen (July 1991) and S. Lipshitz (1991?) about Salsberg by an unknown interviewer.
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-10
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
2 audio cassettes
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an interview and corresponding transcript, with Jack Shindman, past-president of JIAS, on immigration and his family.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Shindman, Jack
Drutz, Danny
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Rovno, Ukraine
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-7-3
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 sound disc : flexible plastic, analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 18 cm
Date
1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a sound disc labeled "side 1 - learning the Kiddush" and "side 2 - Ben Gurion at Beth Tzedec" from Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto.
Responsibility
Park Lane Recordings
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toornto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-142
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-142
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Date
1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 1972 recordings of Holocaust Remembrance.
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.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-16
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
Approx. 74 sound recordings
Date
1972-1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of audio reels, cassette tapes and accompanying finding aids documenting Yiddish folk songs as recalled by Toronto residents. The recordings were made as part of a pilot project initiated by Professor Dov Noy while a visiting professor at University of Toronto. Particpants were primarily residents at Baycrest's Jewish Home for the Aged. Participating organizations were the Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies at the National Museum of Man, the Eliakum Zunser Centre for the Study of East European Jewish Folklore at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region.
Administrative History
Dov Noy (1920-2013), renowned folklorist and ethnologist was born on October 20, 1920 in Kolomyja, Poland. He immigrated in 1938 to Palestine where he began his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He obtained his doctorate in folklore from Indiana University in 1954 with a dissertation on the motif-index of Talmudic-Midrashic tales (under the name Dov Neuman). In 1955 he began his teaching career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he taught aggadah, folk literature, general folklore, and Yiddish. He became professor and holder of the Max Grunwald Chair of Folklore and Hebrew Literature. From this post, he had a profound influence on the development of folklore studies in Israel, mentoring many students and colleagues to engage with folklore and ethnology. He taught and lectured all over the world, particularly on folk narrative and Jewish folklore. He founded and directed the Haifa Ethnological Museum and Folklore Archives (1956–82) and edited the Israel Folktale Archives Publications series until 1981. He founded the Israel Folktale Archives in 1955, now named after him. He was director of the Hebrew University Folklore Research Center from 1968 and edited its journal. He served as the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for folklore. He started the folklore section at Haifa University within the department of Hebrew Literature. From 1985 to 1992, he served as professor of Yiddish Folklore at Bar-Ilan University. In 1992–93 he served as professor of folk literature at Ben-Gurion University and in 1995–96 professor of folklore at Haifa University. In addition to teaching in Israeli universities, Noy devoted himself to spreading Jewish folk culture all over the world. He also wrote and edited about 60 books, including in English Folktales of Israel, Jewish Folktales from Morocco, and Studies In Biblical and Jewish Folklore. In 2004 he was awarded the Israel Prize for literary research. Biographies of Dov Noy can be found in the Encyclopedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore And Traditions (ed. Haya Bar-Itzhak), Who's Who In Israel and Jewish Personalities from All Over the World, and in the Hebrew Wikipedia.
Subjects
Songs, Yiddish
Name Access
Noy, Dov, 1920-2013
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-3-4
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 audio discs
Date
[ca. 1970]-1974
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a vinyl recording of Cantor Louis Danto, entitled "Songs of My People" and one by The Stan Hiltz Orchestra entitled "Kosher Style". Danto's recording was produced by Sound Path Productions Ltd. in Oakville, Ontario and was presented by the Committee for Yiddish of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region. The Hiltz recording was self-produced and packaged by World Records of Oshawa, Ontario. The group consisted of Stan Hiltz, Leonard Shacter, Arnie Wiskin, Lawrence Sereda, Len Lytwyn, Marty Hiltz, Danny Colomby and Cantor Louis Danto.
Custodial History
The recordings were originally in the custody of the Latner Library before being transferred to the Archives.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-4-8
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audio cassette
Date
22 Aug. 2007
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one copy audio cassette of an oral history of Karen Stekel, conducted by Doris Manetta. Karen's husband Moe can be heard making comments at the end of the interview.
Custodial History
The donor has the original copy of the cassette. She allowed the OJA to copy the original and donated the copy to the Archives.
Administrative History
Karen Stekel is the granddaughter of the Samuels family, who had a farm in Pontypool before moving to Toronto. After moving, the family went into the toy manufacturing business and started Reliable Toys.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-4
Material Format
graphic material
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
1 album
1 audio cassette
Date
1988-1997
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one album containing photographs, newsclippings, flyers and invitations related to the Temple Shalom community of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. The photographs depict members of the congregation celebrating various religious holidays and other communal events, as well as photos taken at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Temple Shalom's new building "The Cedars Worship Centre". There are also two photographs of the exterior of the former Church of the Good Shepherd, where the Temple originally held their services.
The audio cassette consists of 21 Shabbat songs recorded in 1998 by the Temple Shalom community and features Neshama, a local folk music group consisting of Mark Pancer, Ruth Shushan, Wendy Weinberg and Laura Wolfson.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the donor until they were donated to the Archives on July 22, 2008.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Temple Shalom (Waterloo, Ont.)
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Waterloo (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-12-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-12-15
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
3 videocassettes
10 optical discs (196 mins., 38 secs.)
1278 photographs (jpg)
Date
2000-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of programmes and invitations for Campaign events including Major Gifts, telethons, missions, the Ben Gurion Society, Women's Philanthropy and other divisions' events. There are also three videocassettes with videos for Campaign 2002 ("Israel is Calling"), Campaign 2000 ("The Campaign For Our Children"), and the Campaign 2000 Launch ("Wings of a Butterfly"). Also included in the accession are 10 DVDs, containing: campaign videos for the years 2003 to 2009; a video conference on Jewish morality held for lay leaders in 2003; an audio-only recording of remarks by Professor Alan Dershowitz in 2002; and a canvasser motivation video produced by Federation. There are additional CDs with photographs relating to Hineni, Vision, L.O.J.E., H.O.T. Toronto (Young Leadership Division), Ben Gurion Society, missions and United Israel Appeal Canada; finally, there are audio recordings of speakers from the 2008 2nd Annual UJA Federation Big Ideas Forum. For a detailed list, click here: file://s-oja01\data\Description\Campaign\Creative%20CDs.doc
Use Conditions
Copyright of campaign videos is owned by the production company and NOT by UJA Federation. Researchers must contact Len Pearl to obtain copyright clearance to reproduce these videos. Researchers must be able to specify the exact video and clip when requesting copyright permission.
Subjects
Charities
Fund raising
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-3-6
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 sound recording (31 min.) : mp3
Date
1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one audio recording of Heinz Warschauer's farewell speech entitled "Curtains." The address was made to Holy Blossom's Religious Education Committee on May 20, 1976.
Custodial History
Michael Cole gave the OJA an audio cassette recording of Warschauer's speech for digitization. He retains the original.
Administrative History
Heinz Warschauer was the Director of Education for Holy Blossom Temple from 1943 to 1973.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-4-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-4-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
1 CD
199 photographs (194 jpgs)
Date
1967-1981, 1996-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and a music CD from the Koffler Centre for the Arts. Records from the 1960s and 1970s concern the Koffler and the Northern Y.M.H.A./BJCC. These records include meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, budgets, programme proposals, booklets, flyers, clippings and brochures. A box list was provided by the donor and can be found in box 1. The later records from the 2000s document Koffler programs and governance and include invitations, programs, clippings, Board meeting minutes and brochures. Approximately one third of the records concern the Stars of the 21st Century dance gala held annually since 2001. These files are working files of correspondence, communications packages put together, and also include invitations, programs, sponsorship proposals, promotional material and the text of a speech by Koffler president Tina Koffler Boyman.
The CD of music is a recording of the Children of a Vanished World show, a production that was staged at the Koffler in 2004.
The accession also includes two CDs with digital photographs, including a double set of the 2003 gala performance of Stars of the 21st Century, 40 images from the gala reception, and 58 images taken at Koffler art and dance classes.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-16
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audio disc (6 min.) : 45 rpm, vinyl ; 18 cm
Date
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one record titled "The Unknown Band: Live at the Unknown Auditorium," which features the songs "Lubavitcher Twist" and "Shake it up Zayde". The Unknown Band members are Zale Newman, Chaim Shainhouse, Uncle Milty (Moishe Tanenbaum), and Richard Levine. The album was recorded at Stakar Studios, Toronto and Saul Helman was the Studio Engineer.
Custodial History
The origin of the record is unknown.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-9
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
3 CDs
Date
[ca. 1930]-[ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
The accession includes 3 CDs containing recordings that the donor made of his grandfather and other relatives' cantorial music that was originally on 78 RMP records.
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
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
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
13 audio cassettes
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The oral history program was one part of the archives program. The interviewers were Molly Willer, Gay Lokash and Frances Gotkin, volunteers working under the direction of the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee.
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of twelve oral histories of various past and present members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. in Toronto and the signed release forms. The interviewees include Judge Joe Addison, Harvey Blackstein, Lou Borsook, Bert Godfrey, Mrs. Sara Godfrey, Stan Kivy, Jack Oelbaum, Abe Posluns, Harry Pullen, Anne Roher, Max Swartz, Alex Winick and Lou Zimmerman. The interviewees discuss different aspects of their association with the "Y", including the history and structure of the organization, the various sports teams and clubs, social events and other reminiscences.
The recordings are in cassette format and are located in three separate file folders. The signed release forms are located in a fourth file folder.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
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
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Speeches series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Speeches series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1962-1999
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of transcripts, drafts and audio recordings of addresses delivered by Ben Kayfetz to various audiences and organizations as well as a brochure for a speech he gave at a Brotherhood breakfast.
Notes
Audio tapes A16 and A20 are part of this series.
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
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Published and unpublished works and research series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Published and unpublished works and research series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1974-2000
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records
34 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of articles, book reviews and works written in Yiddish and English by Ben Kayfetz for various publications, including the Jewish Western Bulletin, Jewish Standard, Fraternally Yours and others. This series also consists of biographical and autobiographical works he composed and translated. These include a first person account of the Kielce pogrom as experienced by Moses Kwasnievski and a biographical work on J.B. Salsberg. Also included in this series are various interviews conducted by Kayfetz with members of the Jewish community, many of which he used as source material to compose his written works.
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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 1; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
1
File
52
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
sound recording
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
41 photographs : col. slides, (3) b&w prints ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
1 audio cassette (ca. 45 min.)
Scope and Content
File includes an audio cassette with a recorded interview with Rabbi Stern.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1977
Physical Description
350 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of 52 synagogues in communities west of Winnipeg. The records include black and white Polaroid prints, some with negatives, of the exterior and interior of synagogues, and 35 mm colour slides of the same. Series also contains forms filled out for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings. These forms detail the buildings' architectural details such as size, shape, construction, windows, doors, trim, stairs, etc. As well, most files contain an inventory sheet of resources gathered (eg. articles, synagogue booklets), including a listing of photographs taken. The series also include two audio cassettes containing recorded interviews and shul tours in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The series is arranged alphabetically by city, then synagogue.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 16 cm of textual records, 2 audio cassettes, and 1 drawing.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Canada, Western
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
3
File
53
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1977
Physical Description
2 audio cassettes (ca. 135 min.)
Scope and Content
File consists of two cassette tapes of recorded interviews and shul tours. Unfortunately not all persons are identified. Tape 1 includes an interview with Mr. Harry Lifshitz in Prince Albert. Tape 2 contains a conversation with (Charles or Norman?) Vickar of Edenbridge, Saskatchewan in which they discuss the researchers' planned route and itinerary in the province. Side 2 of tape 2 contains several interviews in Portage, Manitoba, with Rabbi Polonsky, (Mr. William) Glesby, and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Greenberg.
Notes
Title based on sampled content of recordings.
Subjects
Synagogues
Physical Condition
Side 1 of tape 2 was recorded with interfering background noise, making it difficult to hear.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Patricia Joy Alpert fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 77
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Patricia Joy Alpert fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
77
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
[ca. 1907]-2001, predominant 1990-2001
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Patricia Joy Alpert (1931-2001) was an internationally-acclaimed artist, a teacher, and a dynamic community leader, most notably serving as National President of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO from 1996 to 1999. Pat was born in Toronto in 1931 to parents Oscar and Gertrude Pattenick. Oscar Pattenick, the son of Benjamin Pattenick and Pauline Goldenberg, was born in 1892 in Galicia and immigrated to Canada with his brother as a young man. The brothers ran a retail clothing business that expanded to several locations around Ontario, including Toronto and Bowmanville. Oscar married Gertrude Breslin (1896-1988) in 1917. She was one of 14 children of Hyman Breslin and Sarah Pearl Papernick and had been raised in Toronto. Together the couple raised three children: Bernard (Boon), and twin girls Patricia and Pearl.
Pat and her sister showed artistic talent from an early age. After graduating from Oakwood Collegiate high school, Pat enrolled at the University of Miami and graduated with a B.A. in Art History in 1956. She started her career as a designer and display artist at Simpson’s department store, doing freelance artwork and volunteering at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Pat married Herbert S. Alpert in 1958 and they had two daughters, Lisa and Nancy. Pat went back to school at Toronto Teacher's College and then taught kindergarten for eleven years for the North York Board of Education. She also earned a Supervisor's Art Certificate and taught art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, North York Public Library, and Associated Hebrew Schools. Her artistic career took off in the 1970s, when her drawings were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around North America. She typically drew human figures using ink.
Pat Alpert’s volunteer work began soon after her marriage, when she joined Toronto's Carmel chapter of Hadassah as a way to make new friends. In 1983, she became president of Toronto Hadassah-WIZO, serving until 1985. She continued with Toronto Hadassah as vice-president and corresponding secretary. Pat was deeply committed to Jewish life and to the State of Israel. Choosing Hadassah as the focus of her passion, she left her professional career in the 1990s to become a full-time volunteer. She served as chair of the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO Foundation, Vice-president of National Hadassah, National President from 1996 to 1999 and president of Toronto Jewish National Fund from 1992 to 1994. Pat also held positions for Israel Bonds, Jewish Women’s Federation, B’nai Brith League for Human Rights, the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, Baycrest Women’s Auxiliary and Board of Governors, and Reena Foundation. Pat Alpert died on October 4, 2001, at the age of 70.
Custodial History
Donated by Herbert Alpert in late 2001 or early 2002. No documentation for this donation could be found when it was assigned an accession number in October 2002 during an inventory of the vault. Pat Alpert's daughter Nancy Spring was contacted in 2009 to sign a deed of gift.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains records documenting Patricia Joy Alpert's personal, professional and volunteer-related activities. The records include textual material, photographs, and a sound recording of a radio show announcing an exhibit of Alpert's work. The records of Alpert's professional career as an artist and a teacher are comprised of curriculum vitae and brief biographies, exhibit records and correspondence. Samples of Alpert's drawings are included, dating from the 1940s to the 1970s. The records relating to Alpert's community leadership include a large number of speeches, clippings, articles, correspondence, cards and letters, meeting minutes, and unique diary entries meticulously detailing Hadassah business, conversations and controversies. There are minutes from the following entities: Hadassah National Officers, Hadassah National Executive Board, World WIZO Executive and Canadian Hadassah Foundation. Other organizations represented in the records include the Jewish National Fund, Baycrest Women’s Auxiliary, Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, and State of Israel Bonds.
The personal records in the fonds include letters written by Pat to Herbert when he was working in England during parts of 1968-1970, letters exchanged between Pat and her daughters when the girls were at camp in 1971 and 1973, and a collection of clippings spanning twenty years in which Alpert appears. As well, there is a notebook of Pat's Torah observations, thoughts and quotations. The personal series also contains records of Gertrude Pattenick's: a handwritten homemaker's guide and recipe book, ca. 1907, and several letters exchanged between Gertrude and Oscar before and during their marriage. One file contains the obituary of Gertrude and the condolences received by Pat.
There are approximately 3175 photographs (218 negs and 45 slides) in the fonds. These are of Hadassah conferences and annual conventions, meetings, social events, Hadassah projects in Israel (contact sheets) and images of Alpert's drawings. Many of the photographs were originally in four scrapbooks Alpert created: three to highlight the events of her Hadassah presidency and one she titled "Important Moments" that spans the 1980s and 1990s. The scrapbook files (in box 3) contain photographs, clippings and a number of event programs. The photographs include images of Alpert at special events and conventions, as a speaker, meeting people, socializing and travelling in Israel and to international Hadassah events around the world.
The poster in the fonds is for an event organized by the Women's Auxiliary of Baycrest Centre in 1981, the second annual Camerata concert and gala reception.
The fonds is arranged in 6 series: 1. Personal; 2. Professional; 3. Toronto Hadassah; 4. Hadassah-WIZO Canada; 5. Jewish National Fund; 5. Hadassah-WIZO of Canada Foundation; Other organizations.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes ca. 3175 photographs (218 negatives and 45 slides), 1 cassette tape and 1 poster.
Name Access
Alpert, Patricia Joy, 1931-2001
Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada (Subject)
Subjects
Artists
Teachers
Volunteers
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
The arrangement of the fonds was constructed by the archivist. The scrapbooks were taken apart and the captions for each event provided the titles for the files.
Creator
Alpert, Patricia Joy, 1931-2001
Accession Number
2002-10-65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 audio reels (ca. 60 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec.
Scope and Content
File consists of the programmes and order of services for the dedication of the Adas Israel synagogue as well as the speech given by Max Hoffman. In addition, the file contains lists of the dedication book advertisers and prospective members as well as audio recordings of the ceremony.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
8
Material Format
textual record
moving images
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Leo Jung of the Jewish Center in New York City was the guest speaker.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the dedication ceremonies of the Clanton Park Synagogue. Included are invitations, a programme and souvenir book, and audio-visual recordings of the event. Also included are the order of services and speeches that were delivered at the dedication ceremony and dinner.
Notes
Includes 3 cassette tapes, 3 audio reels, 2 film reels, 1 videocassette.
Name Access
Jung, Leo, Rabbi
Physical Condition
Audio-visual records require digitization. The VHS and audiocassettes are copies of the sound and film reels.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
20
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
moving images
Date
1972-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Kerzner served as spiritual leader of Clanton Park synagogue from 1973 until his retirement in 2002.
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to the installation dinner in honour of Rabbi Kerzner as well as the dinner programme and souvenir book. There also are letters congratulating Rabbi Kerzner on being appointed rabbi and a newspaper article about his previous position. In addition, there are speeches that were likely delivered at the dinner, and a film and sound recordings of the event.
Notes
Includes 2 audio cassettes, 1 audio reel, and 1 film reel (8 mm).
Physical Condition
Sound recordings and film reel should be digitized. The cassette tapes are likely copies of the audio reel, however, the audio reel has better sound quality.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
24
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio reel (ca. 1 hr., 10 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec., mono
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to Rabbi Rabinovitch's farewell dinner as well as an invitation and a programme relating to a farewell reception. In addition, there is a speech given by Meyer Feldman at another farewell banquet held when Rabbi Rabinovitch was leaving Toronto to take a rabbinical postion in London, England. Also included is a sound recording of this farewell banquet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
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
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
2
Material Format
sound recording
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 audio reel (ca. 20 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec., 1 track, mono
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Judah Goldwasser was a research chemist in the Synthesis and Formations Branch of the Naval Surface Weapons Centre in the United States of America. He earned his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He married Sol Edell's daughter, Ethel.
Scope and Content
Item is a sound recording documenting the orthodox Jewish wedding reception of Ethel and Judah Goldwasser. Ethel was Sol Edell's daughter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
1
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1982
Physical Description
3 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
File consists of three oral histories of Sara Godfrey, Lou Zimmerman and Alex Wineck.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
2
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1982
Physical Description
4 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
File consists of four oral histories of Harvey Blackstein, Lou Borsook, Harry Pullen and Bert Godfrey.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
3
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1982
Physical Description
5 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
File consists of five oral histories Joe Addison, Anne Roher, Abe Posluns, Jack Oelbaum, and Stan Krivy.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
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
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
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
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
174 records – page 1 of 4.

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