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Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
105
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1914-1977
Physical Description
3.07 m of textual records
110 photographs : b&w and col. (hand-tinted) ; 51 x 41 cm or smaller
6 architectural drawings : 70 x 36 or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Folks Farein, also known as the Hebrew National Association, was established in 1914 by a group of Toronto Jewish immigrants as a society dedicated to anti-missionary and educational outreach. They were first located at 23 Cecil St. and moved to 37 Cecil St. around 1940.
In the early years of the Folks Farein's existence, Christian missions and a number of Jewish converts to Christianity sought to exploit the situation of poor Jews in the community through the distribution of direct relief, services of doctors and midwives and by street-corner preaching and proselytization. To counteract the work of the Toronto missionaries the Folks Farein offered a number of services including welfare for working mothers, a reading room, English language clases and translation services for Yiddish immigrants.
When the threat from missionary activity was no longer an issue, the Folks Farein transformed itself into a philantrophic society. Under its revised mandate the society looked after the sick and needy in hospitals, sanitoriums, mental health institutions and in their homes, and arranged for free doctor services, translation services, medicine, dentures, eyeglasses, orthopedic shoes and medical applicances. The Folks Farein guaranteed the full or partial payment of medical bills by maintaining a fund in several hospitals for the benefit of Jewish patients in need of assistance. They provided assistance to seniors applying for old age pensions, to widows and mothers applying for benefits, assisted needy famililes and patients with kosher meals, provided cash relief during Passover, and fed and billeted the unemployed and homeless at their premises at 37 Cecil St.
In the course of their work, the Folks Farein collaborated with many Jewish organizations and societies such as the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Relief Unemployment Fund, Jewish Joint Appliction Bureau, Jewish Children's Bureau, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, Canadian Jewish Congress and the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association.
Its basis of revenue came from its large membership, house-to-house contributions from the public and from special events such as it annual ball, Moas Chittin campaign, Purim ball, and beauty contest.
In addition to its regular activities the Folks Farein assumed responsibility for providing aid to refugees of the Second World War: the first group arriving from Europe in 1945 and in 1948 to a group of Jewish tailors liberated from the DP camps of Germany. In 1947, the Folks Farein established Hachnoses Orchim, a temporary shelter to accomodate refugees and displaced persons. The shelter was located at 37 Cecil St.
The Folks Farein's first officers were Mr. J. Graner (president), Mr. J. Meisniker (vice-president), Mr. Meyer Littner (superintendent), Chuna Mosoff and Mr. W. Welman (trustees), Miss Weiner and Mr. Cohen (board of education), Mr. A. Kaminsky (recording secretary) and Mr. Cohen (treasurer). Mr. Epstein refered to as "Grandfather" was one of the founders of the Folks Farein.
Other pioneers included Moshe Olebaum, and M. Spiegel (1st vice-president), J. Hurwitz (1st vice-president and president), Abraham Sher, S.M. Shapiro Shlesinger, Joseph Grenner, Mrs. Minna Winter (president of the Women's Auxillary) and Kalman Wagner. In 1930, David Green assumed the position of president of the Folks Farein and served as its exclusive president from 1934 until his passing on 13 May 1977. Sam Cohen was then elected the new president of the Folks Farein.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Folks Farein's philantrophic activities in the Toronto Jewish community from 1914 to 1977. Records include meeting minutes and agendas of the executive board and committees, resolutions of board of directors, newspaper clippings in both Yiddish and English, publicity material, photographs, general correspondence, architectural drawings, cemetery deeds, legal documents, records relating to David Green's personal interests, financial and fundraising records, wills and bequests, and client case files. The records have been arranged into nine series: Meeting minutes; Scrapbooks; Executive services; Celebrations and events; Building and operations; David Green; Finance and fundraising; and Case files.
Notes
Formerly cited as MG2 O1N.
Name Access
Folks Farein (Toronto, Ont.)
Hebrew National Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Social services
Community service
Health services and medicine
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
102
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1902-2002
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Saul Cowan (1910-2002) was the seventh of nine children born to Zvi Hirsh (Harris) Cohen (1872-1954) and Chana Leah (Annie) (née Gollom) Cohen (1873-1960). His siblings were Woolf Cowan (Colvin) (1896-1987), Kate Cowan (b.1898) (m. Wener), Jack Cowan (1900-1992), Rivka (Reva) Cowan (1902-ca.2002) (m. Lieberman), Moe Cowan (b.1904), Jeanne Cowan (b.1906) (m. Kallman), Norman Cowan (b. 1909) and Miriam Cowan (b. 1919) (m. Rose).
The Cowan family immigrated to Toronto from England with their six oldest children about 1908. Harris worked as a tailor in England and an operator in men's clothing factory Tip Top Tailors in Toronto.
Saul graduated from the University of Toronto in 1931 in Honours Philosophy.
In 1932, Cowan married Lillian Rosenthal (1910-1978) the daughter of Morris (1883-1967) and Nessie (Celia) (née Soren) Rosenthal (1881-1969). Together, they had two children, Michael (b. 1939) and Trudy (b. 1941). The Rosenthal family ran a boarding house on Hanlan's Point and had a place at Belle Ewart. In 1945, Morris and Celia purchased Wapaska Lodge on Muskoka Bay just outside Gravenhurst and ran it as a family resort from 1948-1965.
Lillian, who was a public school teacher, passed away in 1978 and the following year Saul married Libbie Aiken (d. 2006) Libbie had been the head physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital during the late 1940s.
Saul pursued a career with the North York Board of Education serving as both Trustee and Chairman from 1958 to 1976. He was also very involved with the Jewish community and the growing North York community, involved with organizations such as B'Nai Brith, Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (CPPNW), the North York Social Planning Committee, and was a founder of the York Finch General Hospital.
Trudy studied physical and occupational therapy at the University of Toronto but changed career direction when she moved to Calgary in 1969 and became involved in historical organizations such as the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, and the Lougheed House Conservation Society. She married Leonid Luker (b. 1937) in 1982.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Cowan (Cohen) family and their connected branches including the Rosenthal, Soren, Gollom, Aiken, and Altshuller families. The records originated from Saul Cowan, his first and second wives, Lillian Rosenthal and Libbie Aiken, and his daughter, Trudy Cowan Luker. Records include photographs of family members at graduations, weddings, school, religious events, camping activities, and milestone celebrations. Textual records include traditional and email correspondence, marriage certificates, passports, immigration documents, family histories, theatre and concert programmes, and newspaper clippings. Many of the records document Saul Cowan's personal and professional activities. The majority of the material relates to the Cowan and Rosenthal families.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes 386 photographs, 2 audiotapes, and 6 objects.
Four books from the collection have been removed and integrated into the OJA's library holdings. These include titles Have I Ever lied To You Before? by Jerry Goodis, My Outlook by Jack Cowan, When Partners Become Parents by Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A. Cowan, and Front Page Challenge - History of a Television Legend by Alex Barris.
Accession Number
2008-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Meeting minutes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 105; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Meeting minutes series
Level
Series
Fonds
105
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1977
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records (2 vol.)
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes and agendas of the executive board and officers, the membership campaign committee, board and welfare meetings, annual meetings, the contact committee, the constitution committee, the ladies auxiliary, and annual and general meetings. Also included are accompanying materials distributed at meetings such as the nomination of officers, monthly case work reports, financial and auditor reports, and campaign reports. Of note is David Green's resignation letter, records documenting the slander suit of Kirshenbaum vs David Green, the final order of foreclosure of lands and premises at 23 Cecil St., the establishment of Hachnoses Orchim (the shelter house for refugees), the discussion regarding the purchase of a cemetery, the sale of the Jewish Old Folks Home and Folks Farein's motion to purchase, and records documenting the Folks Farein merger with the Chaplaincy division of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 104; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
104
File
7
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
[ca. 1893]-1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 objects
Scope and Content
File consists of a correspondence between two friends carried on in verse after discovering both were "poets" in German and English written in 1893. It was sent to Edmund Scheuer of Holy Blossom Temple by Leo Frankel in 1938. There are also letters, certificates, a booklet, a membership coin and an ornate badge in a leather case documenting Carl Frankel's involvement with the Royal Arch Chapter of St. Andrew and St. John and the Palestine Lodge of the Masons beginning in the 1920s. In addition there are receipts and bills of sale for merchandise purchased by Carl Frankel from Levy Brothers, Wholesale and Manufacturing Jewellers in Hamilton, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Incorporation series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Incorporation series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
14 Sept. 1917
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of the original Province of Ontario letters patent legally incorporating the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto with the powers to collect and distribute funds for charitable or philanthropic purposes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
28
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1908-1979, predominant 1955-1976
Physical Description
7.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC adhered to the principles of the Jerusalem Programme of the World Zionist Movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1898 during the First Zionist Congress held in Basle Switzerland. These principles included: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada operated as an umbrella group that oversaw Zionist funds and administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) records span a 70 year period between 1908, with the formation of the Toronto Zionist Council (and its affiliated corporation, the United Zionists of Toronto) and the creation of the Zionist Organization of Canada in 1921, until 1978. The bulk of the records in the fonds were created after 1950.
The fonds is organized into two sous-fonds and eight record series. The sous-fonds contain records of the ZOC Central Region and the Toronto Zionist Council, which exercised considerable autonomy in their work under the ZOC umbrella. The record series include records relating to: ZOC's executive bodies, the National Administrative Council and Executive Board, and their predecessor, the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1976); the National Camps Association, responsible for overseeing the administration of summer camps owned by ZOC (1961-1968); Canadian Young Judaea, the youth wing of ZOC which was also responsible for the operation of ZOC summer camps (1957-1978); the ZOC Department of Education and Culture's cable television programme, Shalom (1971-1977); ZOC national conventions (1946-1975); the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada, of which ZOC became a member organization on its formation in 1967 (1972-1978); and the 28th World Zionist Congress held in 1972. The fonds also includes a series of subject files, the primary recordkeeping system for ZOC's administration, and a series of photographs of prominant persons and events maintained by ZOC for its public relations work.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes: ca. 1100 photographs (b&w and col.; some negatives), 24 embossed prints, 3 film reels (col., Super 8 mm), and 1 videocassette (col., VHS).
Associated material note: Additional records of the Zionist Organization of Canada can be found at the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives (Montreal), Library & Archives Canada (Ottawa), and the World Zionist Organization's Central Zionist Archives (Jerusalem)
Name Access
Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada
Zionist Organization of Canada. Central Region
Toronto Zionist Council
Canadian Young Judaea
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Zionist Organization of Canada (1921-1978)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Minutes of meetings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1970
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of the minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1921) and of the National Administrative Council and Executive Board (1919-1970).
Prior to 1947, minutes of the National Administrative Council and the Executive Board were interfiled by date. Beginning in 1947 Council and Board minutes were kept in separate binders, and only the minutes of the Executive Board have survived.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 267
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
267
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Kaufman family settled in Galt, Ontario after immigrating from Kraackow, Poland.
Scope and Content
Item is a formal studio portrait of the Kaufman family.
Name Access
Kraackow
Kaufman
Poland
Rotenberg, Mattie
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 262
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
262
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of the Workmen's Circle Peretz Shule in Montreal. The photo features the students and teachers on the front steps of the school.
Notes
Acquired May 1974.
Name Access
Peretz Shule
Workmen's Circle
I.L. Peretz
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
Subjects
Education
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 292
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
292
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Dr. Harry Myer Jolley and Mrs. Eva Jolefsky (Geller) as children.
Name Access
Berstein, Ida
Jolley, Harry Myer
Jolefsky, Eva
Geller, Eva
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 3757
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3757
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
See also: photo # 3758, #3759, #3760.
Subjects
Business and commerce
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3759
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3759
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isaac Sorosky was an early member of Knesseth Israel synagogue.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Isaac and Layka Sorosky and family. Boy standing in center is Daniel Serott and children from left to right are cousins Morris Cait, Sadie Sorosky, and Sophie Cait.
Notes
See also: photos #3757, #3758, and #3760.
Name Access
Sorosky, Isaac
Sorosky, Layka
Sorosky, Sadie
Cait, Morris
Cait, Sophie
Subjects
Children and youth
Personal and family life
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
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3760
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3760
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916-1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Two copy photographs of a Folk Shule, probably on Beverley Street, Toronto. Sadie Sorosky (Roebuck) is in the front row, second from right.
Notes
See also: photos #3757, #3758, and #3759.
Name Access
Sorosky, Sadie
Subjects
Children and youth
Education
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
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6057
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6057
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
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 photograph and corresponding negative of Samuel and Gittel (Gertrude) Rosenthal of London, Ontario. Samuel and Gittel were the grandparents of Judge Mayer Lerner.
Notes
Original photograph by Edy Bros., London.
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
1993-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6060
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6060
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
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 photograph and corresponding negative of Mayer Lerner on the shoulders of his grandfather, Samuel Rosenthal. They are pictured on the front porch of the Lerner home at 502 Hill Street, London, Ontario.
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
1993-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original wedding portrait of Mrs. Percy Waxer (née Jessie Breland) of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph was likely taken in Cochrane, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
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
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
The image is a copy photograph of Wolf and Sarah Goldstick, taken on Toronto Centre Island around 1910.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 15 x 10 cm in mat 27 x 19 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dorothy Dworkin (Goldstick) married Henry Dworkin in 1911. They had one child named Ellen, whom they called Honey. She was born 12 June 1912. Ellen married Lewis Raxlan in 1932. They divorced, and she then married Leon Arthurs. They had two children Harry and Linda. Harry later became the Dean of Osgoode Law School.
Scope and Content
Potrait of the Dworkin family.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1915 and 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm (oval, sight) on mat 24 x 16 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jean Goldstick was the youngest child of Sarah and Wolf Goldstick. She was born in Latvia and came to Canada with her family in 1904. She completed a B.A. at the University of Toronto. Jean married Dr. Abraham Slone on 16 September 1921, and they had two children, Morton and Joel. The family lived in Ottawa.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Jean Goldstick as a young lady taken at the Rembrandt Studio in Toronto.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1918 and 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Betty Goldstick and friends on board either the Corona or the Chippewa ship going to the Niagara River.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1907 and 1920]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldstick family at a picnic held on Toronto Island. The image was taken by the Turofsky brothers studio. Harry Dworkin is 6th from the right and beside him is his wife Dorothy. Third from the right is Maurice, Dorothy's brother.
Notes
Since the Turofsky brothers started taking photographs in 1907, it was likely taken after this date.
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
Good.
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ellen Dworkin, the daughter of Dorothy and Henry, was called Honey by her parents. She was born on 19 June 1912. She married Lewis Raxlan in 1932. They divorced, and she then married Leon Arthurs. They had two children, Harry and Linda. Harry later became the Dean of Osgoode Law School.
Scope and Content
Postcard photograph of Honey Dworkin as a child. Her parents took studio photographs of her each year and she appears to be approximately three years old in this photograph.
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
Good.
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 8 cm on mat 20 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Anna Nathanson was the wife of Dr. Isadore Goldstick. She was born in New Jersey in 1893. She married Isadore in 1917 and they had two daughters, Reva and Esther. She organized the first Hadassah in London, Ontario and continued her involvement in that organization throughout her life. She also served the B'nai Israel Congregation in London and its Hebrew school.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Anna Nathanson as a teenager. The child in the photograph is likely her sibling or a cousin.
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
Other records for the Dr. Isadore Goldstick family can be found at the Ottawa Jewish Archives.
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on mat 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Isadore and David working in a jewellery store located at 304 Yonge St. David is on the left and Isadore on the right. The photograph was likely taken before Isadore completed his Ph.D. and David his law degree.
Subjects
Business and commerce
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm (sight) on mat 24 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Family portrait of Harry, Dora and Honey Dworkin taken at a photo studio in Toronto.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 cm on mat 15 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldstick family in what is likely the house they had on Manning Avenue, Toronto. Henry and Dorothy Dworkin are in the middle second and third from the right.
Notes
The photograph was taken at the same time as item #39.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 10 x 8 cm in mat 15 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldstick family at what is probably their Manning Avenue house in Toronto.
Notes
Photograph was taken at the same time and event as item #38.
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 945
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
945
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of three Penzner children, Toronto.
Name Access
Penzner
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
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4689
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4689
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[Nov. 1917?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Original and copy photographs of the Toronto Zionist parade to celebrate the signing of the Balfour Declaration, Toronto. From left to right: Mr. David Abramowitz, President of the Toronto Zionist Organization; Mr. Meyer Michalson, Secretary/Treasurer of the Toronto Zionist Organization; Esther Michalson (Cooper) representing "Britannia" flanked by two little girls representing "Palestine" and "Canada". The girl most pictured is Claire Bochner Palmer.
Notes
A copy negative for this photograph is available.
Photographer: James & Son Photographers.
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Organization
Abramowitz, David
Michalson, Meyer
Michalson, Esther
Subjects
Events and celebrations
Zionism
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
1988-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4715
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4715
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Sam Levine, Toronto.
Name Access
Levine, Sam
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
1988-11-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 443
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
443
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on board ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The item is an original photograph of Carl and Rose (Rosen) Strauss and (L-R) (Dr.) Samuel, (Dr.) Harry, and Nathan. Mr. Strauss was a plasterer and one of the founders of the Workmen's Circle in Toronto.
Notes
A negative is available. .
Name Access
Strauss, Carl
Strauss, Rose
Strauss, Samuel
Strauss, Harry
Strauss, Nathan
Workmen's Circle
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
Acquired April 7, 1975
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 444
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
444
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a photograph of Ida Strauss, aged 1.5 years.
Name Access
Strauss, Ida
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
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 447
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
447
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Strauss (Rogers) as a young girl standing in front of 137 Bellwoods Ave., Toronto
Name Access
Strauss, Ida
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 488
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
488
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Toronto. Second from left in front row is Harry Shaberman who had a tailor shop at 518 Queen Street West and lived above the store.
Notes
A 4 x 5 negative is also available.
Name Access
Odd Fellows Lodge
Shaberman, Harry
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
Acquired July 8, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 490
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
490
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Willaim Samuel in the uniform of the Queen'sOwn Rifles.
Name Access
Samuel, William
Queen's Own Rifles
Accession Number
Acquired Nov. 6, 1974.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 491
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
491
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of William Samuel (seated) and friend, in the uniforms of the Queen's Own Rifles, Toronto.
Notes
A 4 x 5 negative is available.
Name Access
Samuel, William
Queen's Own Rifles
Accession Number
Acquired Nov. 6, 1974.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Edward E. Gelber fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Edward E. Gelber fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1914]-1974
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Edward Elisha Gelber (1903-1970), known as Eddie, was a lawyer who practiced in both Toronto and Jerusalem. He was born in Toronto in 1903 to Moses and Sophie Gelber. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto in 1925, his Master of Arts at Columbia University in 1929, his Master of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar at Osgoode Hall in 1934, and the Palestine Bar in 1937. He married Anna David, a doctor, and they had three children named Edna, Lynn and David.
Edward was very active within the Jewish community, both here and in Israel. He held positions in several Jewish organizations, including president of the Zionist Council of Canada, president of the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund, honourary vice-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and many others. His wife, Anna, was a member of the National Executive Board of Canadian Hadassah.
Edward and his family alternated between residences in Canada and Israel for many years. He died in Jerusalem in 1970.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Edward Gelber. The records pertain to his personal life, his professional work as a lawyer, and finally, his involvement with several Jewish organizations, including the Zionist Organization of Canada, Hebrew Schools of Toronto, Canadian Jewish Congress, and Hadassah. These records include correspondence, professional notes, newsletters, memoranda, meeting minutes, bulletins, invitations and financial records.
Creator
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Accession Number
See MG6 E3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 539
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
539
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Feivel Turek (seated) and Zelig Turek (standing), 14 St. Andrews Street, Toronto.
Notes
Photo by H. E. Poole, 91 Queen Street West, Toronto.
Name Access
Turek, Feivel
Turek, Zelig
St. Andrews Street
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired Jan. 12, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 540
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
540
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm and 4 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Morris Smith at High Park, Toronto, ca. 1918.
Name Access
Smith, Morris
High Park
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
Acquired Jan. 12, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 542
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
542
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 4 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Harry Smith (R) and Charlie Schatz (L) in soldier uniforms, First World War. Both Charlie and Harry were tailors. They were both drafted in 1917 and both survived the war.
Name Access
Smith, Harry
Charlie Schatz
Subjects
War and military
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
Acquired Jan. 12, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Albert Fine and family, duplex at 57 Augusta Avenue, Toronto.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6073
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6073
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm on mat 25 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1914, a building was bought on Fifth Street in Crowland and converted into a synagogue, dedicated in 1917. A shochet was retained when available, a mikvah was erected adjacent to the Shul, and a plot of land for a cemetery was obtained. By 1942, there were only a handful of Jews still living in Crowland so the old synagogue was sold and the Italian-Canadian Club on Garner Avenue in Welland was purchased.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the interior of the Anshei Yosher Congregation in Welland, Ontario. The photograph features the bimah and the ark.
Name Access
Anshe Yosher Congregation
Welland
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
1992-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6080
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6080
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910s-1920s]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Graner, son of Leizer and Chaya Graner, was born in the Ukraine, Russia, in 1879. He was educated in cheders and emigrated to England in the early twentieth century, where he remained for two and a half years. He settled in Toronto in 1907. He was the founder and first president of the Hebrew National Association and one of the founders of the Kehillah of Toronto. He was on the Board of the United Orthodox Synagogues of Canada, the Hebrew Free School, the Old Folks Home and the Goel Zedeck Synagogue. He was president of the Ukraine Verband of Toronto and Ontario in 1919, and directed the relief campaigns for the distressed. He was also chairman of the Ukraine Orphans' Campaign and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 1919. He had three children: Harry, Irwin, and Ida.
Scope and Content
Photograph of exterior of Graner & Company Bankers and steamship agents, Queen St. W., Toronto, n.d. Probably 1920s (perhaps 1910s). Standing in doorway is Joseph Graner.
Name Access
Graner & Company Bankers
Graner, Joseph
Subjects
Business and commerce
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
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6090
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6090
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Enoch (Henry) Grunier (left) and Joseph Graner, probably Toronto, 1910s. Grunier was a furrier.
Name Access
Grunier, Enoch (Henry)
Graner, Joseph
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
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6091
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6091
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph from a carte de visite of Joseph and Temma Graner, probably Toronto, 1910s.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Graner, Temma
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
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6099
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6099
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, postcard ; 14 x 9 cm
Name Access
Bialystok, Chia Rochel Zucker
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
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6100
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1911?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, postcard ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of Miriam Zucker (Marie Cuker) Bialystok, Chia Rochel Zucker Bialystok's daughter. There is an inscription on back.
Name Access
Bialystok, Miriam Zucker
Cuker, Marie
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
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1918 or 1919]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 15 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original photographic card and copy negative of "Bobby's house" located at the corner of Elias Street and King Street in Peterborough, Ontario. The house was built by L. Florence.
Notes
Title taken from writing on photograph.
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
1978-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1641
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1641
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w, cabinet card (1 negative) ; 9 x 6 cm
Notes
Physical description note: Photographer's studio name printed on verso in Russian.
Name Access
Florence, Jennie
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
1978-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1642
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1642
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w, cabinet card (1 negative) ; 11 x 7 cm
Notes
Physical description note: Inscription and printed name of photographer's studio on verso. Written in Russian, "for eternal memory to my dear sister Janna [Jennie Florence] from Betty".
Name Access
Florence, Betty
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
1978-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
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