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Address
216 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

The Apter Synagogue was formed by a group of people who came to Toronto from the area of Opatow (Apt) in Poland around the turn of the century. They first established a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in the Ward. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. Both the synagogue members and the Apter Friendly Society met there.
Address
216 Beverley Street
Time Period
1918-unknown
Scope Note
The Apter Synagogue was formed by a group of people who came to Toronto from the area of Opatow (Apt) in Poland around the turn of the century. They first established a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in the Ward. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. Both the synagogue members and the Apter Friendly Society met there.
History
In later years, a bitter controversy between the synagogue and society erupted and the building was sold.
Category
Political
Religious
Private Clubs
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
2007-6-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-38
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
6 documents (13 jpgs)
Date
1948-1991
Scope and Content
This accession consists of electronic copies of original textual records, documenting the Jewish community of Owen Sound, Ontario. The records include a community draw ticket (1959); the Canadian Jewish Congress Educational Department code of practice, for discussion at the sixth regional conference on Jewish education (1957); a page from a donation ledger for the United Palestine Appeal (1948); the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue historic plaquing program book (1991); and an employment contract between the Synagogue and Rabbi H. Lasher (1962).
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the documents in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-11.
Administrative History
Jeff Elie is the current president of Beth Ezekiel Synagogue in Owen Sound. For a history of the Synagogue and the Owen Sound Jewish community, see the OJA's Small Communities Exhbit: http://ontariojewisharchives.org/exhibits/osjc/communities/owensound/index.html
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
Beth Ezekiel Synagogue
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-35
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-35
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
1965, 1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two scanned photographs documenting Ruth Gorbet in two Little Theatre productions. The first photograph is of Ruth playing Sherry in a local production of Bus Stop in 1965. The second image is of Ruth playing Yenta in Fiddler on the Ruth in 1980.
Custodial History
These photographs were donated as part of the Small Jewish Ontario Communities initiative. The donor kept the originals and provided the OJA with the scans.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Theater
Name Access
Gorbet, Ruth
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 folder of textual records
Date
1902-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of electronic photographs of the Levison family from Owen Sound, Ontario. Included in the photos are Rabbi Manfred Levison and his wife Rega, their daughters Miriam and Lottie and their son Benny. Also pictured are Miriam's husband Mike Rabovsky and daughter Goldie; Lottie's husband Ralph Glass and their daughters Rochelle and Janice. The photographs depict the family in China, Medicine Hat, Owen Sound, Sauble Beach, Belle Ewart, and Toronto after the family moved to Palmerston Avenue in 1952.
The textual records consist of a German birth certificate for Rabbi Levison, a marriage certificate for Rabbi Levison and Rega Wolf and a marriage certificate for his parents Leib Levisohn and Josefine (née Kaufmann) Levisohn.
Photo Captions:
001: Rochelle Glass and Janice Glass with their grandfather Manfred Levison, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1979.
002: Goldie Ronald, Miriam Rabovsky, Bruce Ronald and Mike Rabovsky (front), (Owen Sound, ON), ca. 1982
003: Goldie Ronald, Bruce Ronald, Miriam Rabovsky, and Mike Rabovsky at the wedding of Craig Levinson, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1990.
004: Mike Rabovsky, Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison), Lottie Glass (née Levison) & Ralph Glass, (Owen Sound, ON), ca. 1989.
005: [Unidentified], Lottie Levison, [unidentified] and Miriam Levison, China, ca. 1940.
006: Benny and Lottie Levison, China, ca. 1940
007: Rega Levison (née Wolf), (Medicine Hat, AB), ca. 1948
008: Miriam Levison, (Medicine Hat, AB), ca. 1948
009: Benny and Lottie Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1949.
010: Mike Rabovsky, Miriam Levison, [unknown Cadesky], [unknown Cadesky] and Benny Levision (front), Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
011: Mike Rabovsky and Miriam Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
012: Siblings Lottie, Miriam and Benny Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
013: Miriam and Lottie Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
014: Mike Rabovsky and Lottie Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
015: Rega Levison (née Wolf), (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
016: Lottie Levision, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
017: Rega and her daughter Lottie Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
018: Lottie Levison, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1952.
019: Rega Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
020: Benny Levison, (Toronto, ON), 1952.
021: Benny Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1952.
022: Benny Levison, Mike Rabovsky and Lottie Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
023: Rega and Manfred Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
024: Manfred, Rega, Lottie and: Studio portrait of Ralph Glass, ca. 1935. Benny Levison (front), (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
025: Lottie and Benny Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
026: Levison family at Sauble Beach. Back row: Manfred Levison, Rega Levison and Mike Rabovsky. Front row: Lottie and Benny Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
027: Goldie Rabovsky held by her grandmother Rega Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
028: Mike Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky, Rega Levison and Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison),Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
029: Lottie Levison, Goldie Rabovsky, Rega Levison , Benny Levison and Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison),Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
030: Goldie and Mike Rabovsky, Victoria Day Weekend, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1954.
031: Miriam and Goldie Rabovsky, Victoria Day Weekend, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1954.
032: Lottie Levison, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
033: Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
034: Lottie Levison, Ralph Glass and Arlene Glass (front), Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
035: Arlene and Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
036: Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
037: Sally White and Lottie Levison, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), November 1955.
038: Lottie Levison and Ralph Glass, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), November 1955.
039: Miriam, Mike and Goldie Rabovsky, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
040: Goldie Rabovsky, backyard garden, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
041: Goldie Rabovsky, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
042: Studio portrait of Ralph Glass, ca. 1935.
Administrative History
Lottie Glass is the daughter of Rabbi Manfred Levison and Rega (née Wolf) Levison. The Glass family including Lottie's siblings Miriam (m. Rabovsky) and Benny moved to Canada in 1947. They emigrated from China where they had been living since 1939. In Canada, the family first settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta and moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1949. In 1950 they settled in Ontario first moving to Welland and then Owen Sound (1950-1952). In the summer of 1952, the family moved to Toronto and lived on Palmerston Avenue. Miriam and her husband Mike Rabovsky remained in Owen Sound. In 1954 after the death of his wife Rega, Rabbi Levison travelled to the United States in search of work and eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Levison, Rabbi Manfred
Levison, Rega (née Wolf)
Levison, Benny
Glass, Lottie
Glass, Ralph
Glass, Rochelle
Glass, Janice
Rabovsky, Miriam
Rabovsky, Mike
Ronald, Goldie (née Rabovsky)
Ronald, Bruce
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
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