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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Youth Division series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Youth Division series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1949
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The youth division was composed of adults who determined how Congress in the Region could best serve the needs of youth.
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files of the Youth Division.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG267.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Settlement of Refugees in Canada series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Settlement of Refugees in Canada series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1950
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1939, The Canadian Jewish Congress Committee for Refugees was established in response to the persecution of Jews in Europe. It facilitated the entry into Canada of as many refugees as possible and provided assistance to those admitted. At the outbreak of World War II, it merged with other national and international organizations to form the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies, providing assistance to Jewish refugees in Canada and abroad. Following the war, the name of the organization was changed to United Jewish Relief Agencies (UJRA).
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files relating to the Settlement of Refugees in Canada.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG286.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
War Efforts Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
War Efforts Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1942
Physical Description
1.7 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
This committee was in charge of supplying recreational furniture and equipment for the Armed Services. It also was responsible for providing for the welfare of Jewish soldiers on bases in Canada.
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files of the War Efforts Committee.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG297.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Financial series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Financial series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
49
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1960
Physical Description
4.5 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files regarding financial records of the Canadian Jewish Congress and United Jewish Relief Agencies.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG298.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3546
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3546
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 June, 1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Toba Bochner seated in a carriage on the sidewalk.
Notes
Title taken from inscription on verso of the photograph, which reads in full: "This one isn't so good - The reason being it was my first attempt at sitting up and I was a little frightened - Love Toba. June 24/33."
Subjects
Infants
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
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1176
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1176
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a display in the window of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Small business
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.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1177
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1177
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a display in the window of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bookstores
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.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3541
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3541
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mollie Bochner (b. 1908?) is the daughter of a Myer Bochner (1878-1968?) who immigrated from Austria in 1900. He and his wife Mollie (or Malka) (b. 1881) lived at 90 Gordon Street in Guelph. They had five children: Thomas (b. 1900); Rosie (1904-1978); Henry (b. 1906); Minnie (or Mollie?) (b. 1908), and Bella (b.1910).
Name Access
Bochner, Meyer
Bochner, Molly
Bochner, Rose
Subjects
Sisters
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
Image is quite faded and yellow-toned.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3658
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3658
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. Weizmann receiving flowers on her visit to Varsity Arena. Lenore Kert is identified as the girl on the left presenting the flowers.
Name Access
Weizmann, Mrs. Chaim
Varsity Arena
Kert, Lenore
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
1984-4-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6105
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6106
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6106
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6107
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6107
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6108
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6108
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6109
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6109
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6110
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6111
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6111
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6112
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6112
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6113
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6113
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6114
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6114
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6115
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6115
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6116
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6116
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6117
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6117
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6118
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6118
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6119
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6119
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6120
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6120
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6121
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6121
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6122
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6122
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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 6123
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6123
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Name Access
Reubenson family
Robinson family
Europe
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
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917-1935
Physical Description
9 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of clubs and organizations that had a Jewish membership or mandate. Included in this sub-series are group portraits of the Girl Guides, 69th Toronto Company; Judeans; Rokeah, the Jewish Druggist's Club; the U.of T. Menorah Society; the YMHA; and the Jewish Legion.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926-1995
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Saul Cowan. Included are images of Saul on Maria Street in Toronto, at Humber River, Saul's University of Toronto Honours of Philosophy graduation portrait (1931), Saul at a cottage in Jackson's Point, in Mexico and at other locations. Identified in the photograph from Cancun, Mexico is Trudy Cowan and Nancy [Wargny?].
Name Access
University of Toronto
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Ontario--Toronto.
Places
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
West Toronto Junction (Toronto, Ont.)
Humber (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1902-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certified copy of the 1894 marraige certificate of Harris Cohen and Annie Gollom in London, England, a Canadian passport issued to Harris and his wife Annie, a rent book (1902-1904) for an apartment in London England, Harris' "Withdrawal Card" from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and a Nonresident Alien's Border Crossing Identification Card USA issued to Harris. In addition there is a Canadian National Registration voter card for Annie, and a yahrzeit reminder regarding Annie from The Jewish Home for the Aged, Baycrest Hospital sent to a Mr. Cowan, one of her sons.
Physical Condition
The marriage certificate is torn at the top and the body of the rent book has separtated from its cover.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1911-[197-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
25 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Lillian Rosenthal from infancy, through childhood, young adulthood, motherhood and as a teacher and grandmother. She is shown with her husband, children, other members of her family, and students. As well, there is a draft copy and three printed copies of a booklet entitled "The Story of Purim" written by Lillian Cowan, and a programme for a joint graduation ceremony for three elementary schools at which Lillian presented school pins to graduates.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]-1992
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm and 8 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Libbie Aiken's family. Included is a photo of her brother Dr. Sidney Aiken in the 1930s, a photograph of Libbie Aiken as a physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital in the 1950s, and a group photo of Libbie and Saul with Libbie's children and grandchildren at a formal event in 1992.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an Independent Order of Foresters dues notice issued by Financial Secretary, Henry Harris of 279 College Street, Toronto, and sent by Recording Secretary, Harry R. Lewis of 252 Augusta Avenue, Toronto to Mr. H. Sobel at 29 Draper Street, Toronto. There are two items in the file: a dues notice and a stamped addressed envelope.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a pamphlet advertising Jascha Heifetz's concert on January 15, 1931 at Massey Hall, Toronto. Concert Management is by Arthur Judson, Inc. 113W 57th Street New York City. On the back page is an advertisment for Steinway pianos.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter and stamped addressed envelope written in Hebrew/Yiddish to H. Sobel, Toronto, from Y. Spiegel, New York, written on November 3, 1936.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a C.O.D. receipt belonging to Harry Sobel of 29 Draper Street, Toronto from the T. Eaton Co. Limited.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a stock certificate for the Sons of Jacob Co-operative Credit Society Ltd. The certificate is for 3 shares owned by E. Becker.
Physical Condition
Document is torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918, 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M., Mount Sinai Chapter 212 membership cards for Richard Axworthy (honourary member, life member and 50 year button), and a 'one penny" medallion, dated 1918.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916-[ca.1997]
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the nine Cowan (Cohen) siblings from childhood to senior adulthood. Their spouses are included in many of the images, and the children and grandchildren of Norman Cowan in one group picture. Highlights include studio portraits of five of the siblings in 1916, a family seder on Henry Street in the 1930s, and Saul Cowan and his sisters Rivka and Jean in Florida in the late 1990s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
52
Material Format
text
graphic material
Date
[ca.1920]-[ca.193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 6 cm
1 text
Admin History/Bio
Woolf Colvin was the Chairman, Department of Economics, Eastern District High School, Brooklyn, New York and the eldest of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Woolf Colvin (Cohen) and a 1934 textbook "Economic Problems of Today" by Jacob Klein A.M. and Woolf Colvin Ph.D.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-[ca.198-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 14 x 9 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Kate Cowan was the second child (and first daughter) of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Kate Cowan and her husband Joe Wener, and their oldest daughter Ruth and her husband Mickey Bush.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-11-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff)
11 photographs (jpg)
1 cm of textual records (jpg)
Date
1933-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and textual records that document Liya's experience in the Soviet Union's military during the Second World War. Included are photographs of Liya with her battalion, the military portraits of her husband, Vladimir Liberova, and portraits of other relatives. Also included are scans of her military identification card, her certificate of injury, credentials for medals that she earned, her discharge certificate, and a document certifying that she was a member of the defense of Leningrad.
Administrative History
Liya was born in 1923 in Novozybkov, and later moved to Leningrad. She was drafted in 1942 to serve in the Soviet Union's anti-aircraft battalion. She was in the administration platoon where she was responsible for enforcing (?) blackouts, and searching the ruins for survivors to provide medical assistance. She was demobilized in 1945 and participated in the Victory Parade in Leningrad.
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
Soviet Union--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Places
Soviet Union
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-18
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w and col.
Date
1936-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records and photographs that document the military career and education of Anne Baker Pritzker. Included are photographs of Anne in her military uniform and with her husband on special family occasssions, news clippings of Anne's physiotherapy graduating class, military certificates and certificates of registration with the Ontario government for practicing physiotherapy.
Administrative History
Anne Baker Pritzker (1916-2010) graduated from the University of Toronto's physiotherapy program in 1936. She enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. during the Second World War and served as Lieutenant Physiotherapy Aide in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. After the war, Anne initially worked at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. In 1960 she began working at Baycrest as Assistant Supervisor of Physiotherapy, a role she held for 22 years. In October 1961 she married Louis Pritzker. She passed away at age 93 on September 20, 2010.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-19
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-19
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-1997
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the activities of the Pacanow Hilf Farein Society. Included is a meeting minute book (1938-1960), donation books (1982-1997),and correspondence with and donation receipts for the Association for the Welfare of Soldiers in Israel and the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers Overseas Department.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: some records are in Yiddish
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-1
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
graphic material
Physical Description
2 textual records
2 textual records (digital)
24 photographs: b&w ; 19 x 24 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1913]-1967
Scope and Content
Accession includes two passports that belonged to Mina and Abraham Sprachman. It also consists of a scanned images of the wedding invitation for the Fanny Sprachman and Jacob Caller nuptuals and 24 photographs documenting the Sprachman family. Finally, it incliudes a letter written by Chester Sprachman, the son of Lena and Jake Sprachman, to his cousin in Chicago.
Administrative History
Hyman (Chaim) Sprachman (b. 1856) arrived in Toronto at the end of the nineteenth century with his eldest son Benjamin (b. 1877), who was twenty at the time. They both worked as peddlars and resided in a boarding home for a while. Hyman sent for his family in Austria and they arrived in 1904. His family included his wife Sheindel and children Rebecca (b. 1887), Lena (b. 1891), Fanny (b. 1892) and Abraham (b. 1894). The family originally lived at 30 Gerrard and then relocated to 123 Baldwin around 1914. Abraham became a prominent architect and married his cousin Mina Sprachman (b. 1900) in 1921. They had two children: Mendel and Sheila. Mandel followed in his father's footsteps and also became a nationally recognized and acclaimed architect. Both specialized in theatre design and renovations.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: See see accession 1979-4/2 for an early photograph of the Sprachman family.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-8
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
ca. 11 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1905] - 1989
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and audio-visual material documenting Sharon Abron Drache's family and career. Family records document both sides of her family: the Abramowitz/Abron and Levinters. Family records include correspondence, invitations, photographs, five beta tapes of home movies, certificates, newsclippings, family genealogy trees and one scrapbook. Professional records include Sharon's curriculum vitae, newsclippings and a manuscript of Sharon's unpublished novel entitled, Weekend Commute.
Custodial History
The records were in the custody of Sharon Abron Drache. She has interherited the family photos and documents from both sides of her family.
Administrative History
Murray Abramowitz was born in 1912 in Toronto. His parents were David (1884-1963) and Sarah (nee Winfield) (1885-1955). David arrived in Toronto in 1906. Sarah and her parents, Jacob and Anna, settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania around 1880. Jacob worked as a grocer and relocated his family to Toronto around 1894. Sarah and David were married at the McCaul Street Synagogue in Toronto on 6 March 1906. They resided at 159 York Street after their nuptials. The couple had three children: Rose (1907-2001); Oscar (1910-1986); Murray (1912-2005). David's father, Shevach, served as the lay cantor at the First Roumanian Hebrew Congregation (now Adath Israel). David owned the Men’s shop in the Union Station and his sister, Sophie Abramowitz, ran the Ladies shop. The shops were located on the east end of the Great Hall beneath the composite glass windows. Rose Abron Lahman became a physician, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Initially she practised in Toronto and then in Atlanta, Georgia. Rose graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto when there were quotas for both women and Jews.
Murray married Edythe (née Levinter) on 8 June, 1941. The event took place at the bride's family's home above their furniture store, J. Levinter Ltd, at 1169 Bloor Street West. The couple had one child, Sharon Abron Drache. Murray began using the Abron surname during the 1940s, changing it legally in the 1950s.
During his life, Murray worked as an hotelier and ran several businesses. They included the Rex Hotel in Toronto and Tent City at Lake Simcoe (ca. 1935-1945) and the St. Lawrence Hotel in Port Hope (1949-1955). When Murray managed the Rex Hotel he was a 50/50 partner with his mother's brother-in-law, Leo Hertzman. Leo owned and managed the store, United Clothing, which fronted the Rex hotel on Queen Street at the south side of the beverage room. When Leo’s son Harold Hertzman returned from military service in 1945, Leo bought out Murray’s share in the business for Harold. Jack Ross and Morris Meyers purchased the hotel from the Hertzmans in 1951. Murray was also a co-owner of the Tent City business with his father, David Abramowitz, coinciding with his Rex hotel years. During the late 1950s he worked as a real estate broker in Toronto and Florida. From the 1960s to the early 1970s he worked in his mother-in-law’s furniture business, J. Levinter Ltd. After Murray retired from the furniture business he became a stock broker. His hobbies included fishing, photography and storytelling. He died on 10 October 2005.
The Levinter family was headed by Samuel and Rebecca (née Godfried). They were both born in Austria (Galicia) and came to Canada in their teens. After their marriage in 1890, they resided in St. John's Ward. The couple had seven children: Jacob (b. 1892); Etta (b. 1894); Manny (b. 1895); Isadore (b. 1898); Molly (b. 1900); Rose and Dolly. Isadore became a prominent Toronto lawyer and was the first Jew appointed as a bencher at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Samuel established Levinter Furniture in 1890. The business was initially located at 401-405 Queen Street. By 1925 Samuel had relocated his store to 287 Queen Street West and his son Jacob had opened a second location at 1169 Bloor Street West. Jacob later expanded his location to 1171 Bloor Street West. Samuel died on April 30, 1942; Rebecca died in 1952. Jacob married Sara Kamin (b. 1894, Lodz, Poland) on 25 June 1916. They had six children: Edythe (1918 -2011); Alfred (1919-1919); Evelyn (1922-2006); Murray (1925-); Molly (1926 -); Florence (b. 1930-). Jacob died of a heart attack in 1944. After his death, Sara took his place as owner and manager of the family business grooming her son Murray to succeed her. Sara’s daughter Molly had an early career as a concert pianist in Toronto and New York. Sara died in Toronto in 1990.
Sharon Abron Drache attended Forest Hill Collegiate (g. 1962) and then completed an undergraduate degree and post-graduate diploma in Psychology at the University of Toronto, the latter from the Institute of Child Study. She was enrolled as a special student in the Department of Religion at Carleton University from 1974-78. She has published four books of adult fiction, The Mikveh Man, Ritual Slaughter, The Golden Ghetto, Barbara Klein Muskrat – then and now, and two children's books, The Magic Pot and The Lubavitchers are coming to Second Avenue. She has also worked as a literary journalist and book reviewer for several newspapers and journals including, The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Books in Canada, the Glebe Report and the Ottawa and Western Jewish Bulletins.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1 scrapbook, ca. 8 photographs, 5 beta-tapes, and 4 DVDs.
Associated Material Note: please see Sharon Drache's fonds at Library and Archives Canada and at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto for material related to her literary career. Please see Sharon Drache's fonds at the Ottawa Jewish Archives for material related to her journalism career. Finally, for additional material related to Sharon's family please see her fonds at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.
Related Material Note: see accessions #2010-3/1 and #2013-7/15 for addtional records donated to the OJA by Sharon Abron Drache.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
8 photographs (jpg and tiff) : b&w
Date
1925-2005
Scope and Content
This accession consists of eight digital scans of original photographs belonging to Russian war vet Arkady Novokolsky.The photographs include a portait of Novokolsky in military dress, several photos taken during the Second World War and a family photograph from the 1920s.
Custodial History
The original records were loaned to the Archives for copying as part of the Russian Jewish War Veterans oral history program. They were returned to the donor.
Administrative History
Arkady Novokolsky was born in 1921 in Voznesensk, Ukraine. He was eighteeen years of age when the Second World War began and when he enlisted in the Military Aviation Navigation school in Krasnodar. He was later diagnosed with colour blindness, a condition which marked him as unfit for military service. However, he was later sent to a military technical school in Moscow and graduated with the rank of Lieutenant. He served in West Belarus as part of the Baranovichi Reconnaissance Party, assigned to process and decipher air photography. In 1944 he was sent to study at the Zhukovsky Military Academy and was then sent to Vilnius, Lithuania where he lived for 37 years until immigrating to Canada in 1981.
Use Conditions
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 Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-4
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
6 photographs (jpg and tiff) : b&w and col.
4 textual records (jpg)
Date
1937-2009
Scope and Content
This accession consists of digital copies of several photograhps and documents related to the military career and the famiy of Eugene Katz. Included are two photos of Katz in military dress, one family photo, two photos and an accompanying letter about a memorial to his brother Ephraim, a portrait of Katz and his wife Mara and a few scanned copies of commemorative and Russian war medal booklets, which originally accompanied the medals bestowed on Katz.
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. They were loaned to the Archives for copying as part of the Russian Jewish War Vet oral history program and were returned to the donor.
Administrative History
Eugene (Zalman) Katz was born in Vilnius, Latvia in 1925. He was fifteen years old at the onset of the Second World War and witnessed the destruction of his village, Disna, and the murder of his entire family by the Nazis. Katz was one of only twelve people to escape. He later became a partisan and then enlisted in the Soviet army, participating in battles near Konigsberg and Belarus. He was a machine-gunner in the infantry and artillery and helped halt a number of German attacks, including shooting down two tanks. For his heroism, he was decorated with eighteen medals, including the prestigious medal for Courage.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: See vertical file under "Katz, Eugene"
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-12-11
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
sound recording
Physical Description
1 box of textual records
1 audio cassette
1 CD
Date
1932-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the personal and professional activities of Ben Kayfetz. Personal records include correspondence with family and friends, Kayfetz's high school examination reports, and speeches, invitations and other material relating to a tribute dinner for Kayfetz. Personal records also include correspondence about the Ben Kayfetz Scholarship Fund at the University of Toronto.
Professional records include articles, book reviews and newspaper clippings written by Kayfetz, correspondence, lecture notes, speeches and transcripts for Kayfetz's CHIN Radio broadcasts. Professional records also include notes from Kayfetz's interview of Arthur Gelber, obituaries written by Kayfetz for Frank Shuster and Ben Lappin, and early teaching contracts with the Huntsville Board of Education. Finally, professional records include a CD that contains records transferred over from Kayfetz's old computer floppy disks and one audio recording of a CBC Radio broadcast featuring the Yiddish Luncheon Club.
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
Language note: some records are in Yiddish.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
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