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Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
59
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Norman Cowan was the eighth of the nine Cowan siblings and the fifth boy. He worked as an estate planner with Imperial Life.
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspondence and photographs of Norman Cowan and his wife Bertha from the 1940s to the 1980s in locations such as Wapaska Lodge, Gravenhurst, and Heritage Park, Calgary, as well as a photo of their son Phil as a young man. There are three greeting cards decorated with photographs of Norman's photography and Bertha's paintings, a speech delivered by Norman to the Toronto Jewish Historical Society on Ward 4 (Kensington) in Toronto during the depression years, and an article from the Canadian Jewish News about the presentation, as well as newspaper clippings about the couple's retirement activities, and an advertisement for an exhibit of their art at the Koffler Gallery in Toronto. Finally, there is a sympathy acknowledgement card for a donation to Baycrest written by Saul Cowan following the passing of his brother Norman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
61
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1923-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : colour and sepia ; 14 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Miriam Cowan Rose was the youngest of the nine Cowan siblings and the fourth girl.
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspondence, two copies of a single page memoir about her parents written by Miriam, and photographs of Miriam as a toddler and in her 40s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
1
File
32
Material Format
object
Date
[194-], 1983
Physical Description
3 medals
1 felt badge
Scope and Content
File consists of two envelopes containing three achievement awards from 1983, along with a one felt badge.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to the Central Yiddish Cultural Organization (CYCO). The majority of records, written in Yiddish, are from the CYCO, based in New York, USA. There is also a letter from the chairman of the Jewish Book Month Committee of Toronto to the chairman of the CYCO discussing sponsorship. A pledge card belonging to Lipa Green is also in the folder.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of six program books, a seder invitation, donation receipts, a sympathy card and a form in Yiddish. The program books are for the 23rd to 28th (with the exception of the 25th) annual theatrical events presented by B. Borochov Branch 124 of the Farband Labor Zionist Order. There is also a 50th anniversary program book (1917-1967) commemorating the Branch's golden jubilee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records related to the Farband Labour Zionist Order including invitations to meetings and dinners, pledges, newsletters, minutes of a committee meeting, a musical revue program and an almanac directory of committee members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to the Israel Histadrut Campaign of Toronto of which Lipa Green was a member and canvasser. Records include pledge cards, canvassers' instructions, list of names of prospects to canvass, a Histadrut news bulletin, a Third Seder Haggadah, and a program book commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Public Library, a receipt of membership, a letter about the Library's membership campaign and an invitation to a panel presentaiton at the Library.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various records pertaining to JVS of which Lipa Green was a Board Director. Documents include notifications of meetings, an agenda, a newsletter, an information bulletin, a press cliping, a Vocational Rehabilitation Centre information book, budget data spreadsheet, and a speech written by Lipa Green while president of the board.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to Canadian Women's ORT Toronto Region. They include information bulletins, the Constitution, President's Reports, greetings from the Convection Commitee, an ORT centennial programme (1867-1967) and a book of raffle tickets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of three ORT Toronto Region year books for 1964, 1969 and 1973.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 3; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
3
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two newsletters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-], 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two biographies, one written by Ben Kayfetz on the occasion of Ida Siegel's 90th birthday.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1904-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence written and received by Ida Lewis Siegel. Included are letters and postcards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspndence including letters, cards, postcards and 2 newspaper articles featuring Sair Lee. The correspondence is between Ida Lewis Siegel and family members between the years 1924 and 1980.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967, 1975-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Community Centre, YM-YWHA. Included are meeting minutes of the Human Affairs Committee, a memo to Wilfred Posluns regarding the the direction of the YM-YWHA for the next decade, an evaluation report of the JCC volunteer department, programming and educational material prepared by the Centre for Human Affairs, Women's Resource Centre. Also included is a program guide for a one-day symposium presented by the New York Cultural Showcase Foundation in 1967 and a newspaper clipping recounting the story of a Toronto career woman who quits city life for life in the Yukon.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of written reminiscences by Ida Siegel reflecting on various Jewish and secular organizations, people and personal memories.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a variety of personal writings and autobiographical material. Much of the content is written as diary entries.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
9
Material Format
textual record
text
Date
1926-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one book, "The Story of the Women Teachers' Association of Toronto", written correspondence to and from Ida Siegel on a variety of topics concerning education, women's issues, her service as a school trustee,a newspaper clipping, 2 programmes listing Ida Siegel as serving on the Board of Education for Ward 4, Ida's membership card with and bylaws for the Workers' Educational Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
63
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1944-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous Cowan family correspondence including a copy of a handwritten letter from the patriarch Harris Cohen to his children and grandchildren, and correspondence to and from the extended family in Canada, United States, and Britain. There is also a note to Trudy Cowan and her husband Leonid from Shelley Wolkin, the daughter of Saul's second wife Libbie, with a photo of Shelley's baby son Jay.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings dealing with Ida Lewis Siegel's interests and personal causes (including but not limited to women's issues, peace movement, Jewish issues) and 1 book with newspaper clippings comprised primarily of education-related topics. Some of the education-related clippings mention Ida Lewis Siegel and her contributions as a School Trustee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1916-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of 3 letters - 1 letter written to A.P. Lewis (brother of Ida Lewis Siegel) from C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee with The Board of Education Toronto, offering support in 1916 and 2 letters of condolence following the death of A.P. Lewis in 1963, 1 from Henry A. Cohen from the State of New York Department of Works and 1 from Leon Klein representing the Board of Directors of the Albany Jewish Community Center.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca.1961-1975]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of handwritten writings and notes from speeches plus a typed script from a play titled "Yomtov in Shule of Yesteryear".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 books, "A History of the Home and School Movement in Ontario" by Lola M. Burgoyne and "The Story of the Toronto Home and School Council - Through the years 1916-1936", an article highlighting Ida Siegel as a pioneer of The Home and School Association, a programme from The Ontario Federation of Home and School Association banquet in 1967 and a copy of a speech honouring Ida Siegel with a life membership at the 1967 banquet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
66
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]-1961
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm on matte 27 x 20 cm and 9 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ruth Bush was the daughter of Kate Cowan Wener, the eldest sister of Saul Cowan. Trudy Cowan was a bridesmaid at the Firestone-Weintraub wedding.
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of an unidentified elderly couple, a photograph of Ruth Bush in London, England, and a 1961 wedding portrait of Phyllis Firestone and Allan Weintraub.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied typed and handwritten genealogical information about the extended Rosenthal family. There are no dates for births, marriages, or deaths.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
70
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]-1995
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 14 x 8 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photo postcard with an image of two young men addressed to one of the men's sister Miss S. Rosenthal, 16 Baldwin Street, Toronto; a photograph of Roy and Temi Rosenthal and their children Maidee and Paul; and two photographs of Bob and Ethel Coffin (Lillian Cowan's cousins) at Ethel's 80th birthday celebration in Vancouver.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two identical magazines produced by the NCJW of Canada describing who they are, what they do, how they do it and details of the council programming.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a president's guide giving a brief history and the functions of the national organization and the duties of the president, her officers and the committees.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter for Council leaders describing some of the current programming of various NCJW Canadian chapters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[196-?]-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of members packing boxes, a pamphlet about NCJW's overseas program, a newspaper article about a family life conference in Israel, brochures and a booklet about Israel Family Counselling Services, sponsored by NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1940, 1979-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of by-laws, policies and procedures of the Canadian division of the NCJW for the years 1937-40, 1979-81, 1985-87, and 1987-89.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a guide for parliamentary procedure.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of several "The Canadian Council Woman" newsletters published by the NCJW between 1957 and 1973.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960, 1975-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of information and suggested guidelines for section councillors and presidents on leadership training for 1960 and 1975-76.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a book about the history of the NCJW of Canada by Ethel Vineberg and two copies of the book, "Faith and Humanity: One Hundred Years of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles giving a history of the NCJWC, a fact sheet about what they have accomplished over the last 85 years, and articles and documents about services and programs they offer.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of High Holiday Services tickets from Goel Tzedec and Beth Tzedec ranging from 1947 to 1971, pledge cards for Israel Bonds ranging from 1957 to 1973, 4 Beth Tzedec bulletins from 1960, 1965 and 1974, a copy of a sermon delivered December 23, 1967 and some correspondence between Ida Lewis Siegel and synagogue staff (e.g. a letter to Rabbi Rosenberg in September, 1966 opposing a sermon, a request to the board to register husband and wife as rightful members written in May 1967).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter of thanks from the Canadian Jewish Congress dated August 8, 1967 for a speaking engagement given by Ida Lewis Siegel, minutes from meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress Executive Committee from February 26 and March25, 1976; memos to the TJC Executive Committee re: U.J.W.F. Gift Annuity Plan dated January 28, 1976, re: Supplementary Allocations to Jewish Schools dated March 25, 1976 and re: Moess Chittin Fund dated March 25, 1976; Announcements from the TJC March 25, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Toronto Section Board Meeting minutes February 1, 1968 containing Ida Lewis Siegel's hand-written notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
73
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1905-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Morris Rosenthal was the husband of Nessie (Celia) Soren Rosenthal, and the father of Liilian Rosenthal Cowan.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Morris Rosenthal as a young man, with his wife in middle age, and in his later years. A colour photograph is mounted in a hardcover notebook with two of his poems translated from Yiddish by his daughter Lillian Cowan. Documents include "Memories of Bell Ewart" (Belle Ewart) by Al Sherman, which mentions Celia and Morris Rosenthal leasing and running a hotel in that area, letters in Yiddish which may be Morris' poems, and a letter to Saul and Libbie Cowan from Rivka Lieberman with translations of the same two poems mentioned above, which Rivka found among her papers.
Physical Condition
Two of the older photographs are torn in half, one taped together on the back
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
33
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
7 audio reels : ca. 300 min.
Scope and Content
File includes 7 audio reels documenting: the reception for Ida's 80th birthday; memoirs on Zionism; synagogue affairs; board of education; and family history.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1896-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal letters written by Ida to her daughter, Rivka. Also included is the Bar Mitzvah speech written by Ida Lewis to her father's dictation in 1896 for Charles S. Siegel.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 74
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Roy Rosenthal was the brother of Lillian Rosenthal Cowan, Saul Cowan's first wife.
Scope and Content
File consists of an original and several photocopies of a press clipping concerning Roy Rosenthal's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force in India during the Second World War, photocopies of two of his letters written during the war years, a fifty page memoir, and a 2005 copy of a story in the Canadian Jewish News about Roy's replication of the Chagall windows, which were donated to Baycrest.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948, 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ticket to League of Nations Society Annual Spring Luncheon on April 13, 1945,a flyer requesting donations from Jewish women following the declaration of the state of Israel dated May 19, 1948 and a letter written by Ida Lewis Siegel to Mr. & Mrs. Victor Sefton dated December 9, 1974.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program for the dedication of The Martin Steinberg Cultural Center on June 22, 1976 in New York City, a list of the suggested programs at the Martin Steinberg Cultural Center, a newspaper clipping from the Toronto Daily Star February 9, 1960 containing a quote from Ida Lewis Siegel and 3 letters - one written June 27, 1914 following attending the 17th American Zionist Convention; one written by C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee of the Toronto Board of Education dated June 19, 1917; a letter written by Ida Lewis Siegel to Rabbi Plaut from Holy Blossom Temple.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Temi Rosenthal was the wife of Roy Rosenthal, Lillian Rosenthal Cowan's brother.
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to Nessie (Celia) Rosenthal's 80th birthday celebraton hosted by her children Roy and Temi Rosenthal and Saul and Lillian Cowan, Temi's correspondence with Trudy Cowan and her husband Leonid, and a newspaper clipping about three Jewish cooking professionals (including Temi) and their Passover menus.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Fonds
Fonds
103
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1993
Physical Description
45.9 m of textual records
35 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Nachman Shemen, a rabbinic scholar, author and Jewish civil servant, was born Nachman Boimoil in Chodel, Poland on March 15, 1912. His great-grandfather was a disciple of the founder of Hasidism in Poland, known as the “Seer of Lublin,” and both of his parents were descendants of Hasids and scholars. Shemen was ordained in Warsaw in 1929 at age seventeen by the chief rabbi of Warsaw, Rabbi Eliezer Ezra Kershenbaum of Lublin, and the famous scholar Rabbi Pinchas Eliezer Grosfershtand. In 1930, he settled in Toronto with his family, becoming a teacher at the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah until 1965. He was also a disciple of Rabbi Yehuda Lieb Graubart, spiritual leader of the city’s Polish Jewish community and an internationally respected rabbinic authority and author. In 1936, he married Toby Rosenberg and they had a son and three daughters.
From 1940 until his death in 1993, Shemen was a secretary of the Canadian Federation of Polish Jews, later known as the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, serving as secretary of the Toronto branch and executive secretary of the national executive. From 1954 to 1993, he was Director of the Orthodox Division of the Canadian Jewish Congress, now known as the Kashruth Council of Canada.
Shemen was a prolific writer, contributing articles to periodicals not only in Canada, but also in the United States, Europe, South America, and Israel. Shortly after his arrival to Canada, Shemen began a journalistic career with the Toronto Hebrew Journal. Writing under seven pen names, his works appeared in numerous Yiddish dailies, weeklies, and periodicals around the world. From the mid-1950s, he served as the editor of Yidishe Nayes for a decade, a monthly bulletin published jointly by Canadian Jewish Congress and the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto. He edited commemorative volumes for many Toronto Jewish organizations and wrote more than twenty books ranging from biographies of rabbis to fascism, from Chasidism to labour issues. He was also a founder and volunteer rabbi for the Torah V’Avodah Congregation.
Custodial History
The records of this fonds were housed in the basement study of Rabbi Shemen's home on Lonsmount Drive in Toronto until 1987, when a flood prompted an emergency effort by his family to rescue the collection. Material was not packed carefully, and was transferred to dry boxes without regard to size or subject. The flood also encouraged Shemen to offer the collection to the Archives.
It was Shemen's intention to donate the material piecemeal as he reordered it, and to assist in its processing at the Archives following his retirement, however illness prevented him from doing so. The collection was instead transferred to the Ontario Jewish Archives in a state of disarray in several accessions between 1987 and 1991. Processing began in May of 1996 when funds were made available from the Canadian Council of Archives and other sources.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records that provide insight into the career and thought of Rabbi Nachman Shemen, an influential figure in Canadian orthodox Jewry. It consists primarily of textual records, both in English and Yiddish, and includes minutes and correspondence related to Canadian Jewish Congress, the Kashruth Council of Toronto, the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel and the Kehilla of Toronto, as well as Shemen's own articles and monographs together with research material for his writings. Also included are Shemen's private correspondence with scholars and literary figures throughout the Jewish world. Of special interest is the plethora of ephemera collected over a half-century.
Notes
Associated material: For related material, refer to records at the Archives of Religious Zionism at Bar Ilan University in Israel.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For related material at the OJA, refer to the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah fonds, Canadian Jewish Congress fonds, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds, United Jewish Refugee and War Relief series and the Rabbi David Kirshenbaum accession.
Arrangement
Attempts were made to restore the collection as much as possible to its original order, which required educated guesswork. Duplicate and irrelevant material were culled, and the remainder cleaned as required. Records were arranged into a preliminary series. Further rearrangement of the series and rehousing of material have been carried out by archivists to improve accessibility and address conservation needs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Level
Series
Fonds
103
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1993
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
35 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, originally called the Canadian Federation of Polish Jews (CFPJ), was established in 1933 to assist Jews in Poland who were victims of anti-Semitism as expressed in economic boycotts and political discrimination. The CFPJ provided political action and advocacy on behalf of Polish Jews, as well as social help, moral strength and material support. It was a constituent member of the World Federation of Polish Jews, established in 1935, which provided relief and economic assistance to Jews in Poland, and coordinated the assistance given to Jewish communal organizations in Poland. In addition, the CFPJ assisted Canadian landsmanshaften (mutual benefit societies) which were giving support to those communities from which their members had emigrated.
In 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War, the CFPJ was among those Canadian Jewish organizations which founded the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies, the purpose of which was to assist in the war effort and to aid war victims. At the conclusion of the war, the UJRWR was renamed the United Jewish Relief Agencies, with an aim to assist refugees in their effort to settle in Canada.
The scope and mandate of the CFPJ has changed over time as new challenges and projects have emerged. In January 1950, its activities expanded to include building homes in Israel for Polish Jewish immigrants, providing local relief to newly arrived Polish Jewish immigrants in Canada, locating relatives and providing legal advice on matters related to passports and visas, contributing to and participating in memorials honouring lost Jewish communities, and maintaining contact with its sister Farbands across the world.
In December 1951, the name of the organization was officially changed to Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, and as of March 1953, its priorities had shifted to focus increasingly on providing support to Israel.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel. Many records provide insight into the relief efforts carried out to assist Jews in Poland and Israel. Included are meeting minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, speeches, newspaper articles, financial records, conference material, a ledger book, posters and invitations, membership and donation lists, scrapbooks, leaflets, photographs of important events, letters of appeal, visa and identification applications, property claims applications, and letters from individuals requesting aid.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1892-[197-]
Physical Description
31 photographs : b&w and col. (2 neg) ; 17 x 21 cm on matte 33 x 24 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Ida Lewis Siegel or her association with: summer camps (Winnebagoe and Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home), school related groups (e.g. Home and School Council, Toronto Board of Education), Jewish organizations (e.g. Daughters of Zion, Canadian Jewish Farm School) and family members. Of note are 3 early tintypes.
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Archival Descriptions
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