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Accession Number
1990-12-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 photographs
Date
1908-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by the Danson family. The records include a family history written by Bertram Danson, newspaper clippings, family portraits, a marriage certificate, an obiturary, correspondence and a brochure for Camp Winnebagoe, which was run by the Danson family.
The photographs are housed in scrapbook sheets with some notations. They depict members of the Danson family
Administrative History
Barnett Danson emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1874. He returned to Russia in 1878 or 1879, divorced his wife and remarried to a Bertha Brase. Together they returned to Canada and had their first child, Rose, in 1885. The Dansons also had two sons, Joseph and Leo, who helped with their clothing and men's wear store in the west end of Toronto. There was another daughter named Flo.
The Danson family belonged to the Toronto Hebrew Congregation--later to be know as Holy Blosson Synagogue. Barnett Danson was a charter member of the Bond Street Congregation.
Bertha Danson died in 1914 and Barnett Danson died in 1919.
Joseph B. Danson, along with his wife Sadie, was the founding director of Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoska, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes.
Joseph and Sadie had a son named Bertram Wolfe Danson in 1916 and two younger children named Marilyn and Barney.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
1 audio disc
12 photographs (6 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1922]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Marc Bernstein. Included are the following records: audio cassettes, a Sacred Service record by Ernest Bloch with Leonard Bernstein conducting, some individual scrapbook pages, photographs, and textual files from Canor Bernstein's Summer Hotel at Lake Shore House and Cabins in Orillia.
The audio cassettes contain recordings of Cantors Akiba Bernstein, Pinchos Borenstein and Haynach Borenstein; a recording of Mary Simmons in early broadcasts, plus Cantors Akiva, Haynach, Hershal and Archie Borenstein.
Photographs include some portraits of family members and several group portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1978-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Ohalei Yosef Yitzchak, also referred to as the North East Hebrew Congregation. The records consist of a history of the Congregation, high holiday service schedules, a membership list, a list of projected plans and activities, and financial statements
Administrative History
The North East Hebrew Congregation was a small and informal entity that was established during the mid-to-late 1970s. Bernard Isaacs was the vice-president of this Congregation. They met for High Holidays and special events and rented facilities to accomodate their members.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm on matte 21 x 25 cm or smaller
8 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and records relating to the Fox, Goldberg, and Dennis families, with the bulk of the materials relating to Joseph H. Fox, a storekeeper in Orillia and Toronto. Accession includes a photograph of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society picnic at Port Dalhousie Park on July 23, 1939. Documents include translations in English of birth registrations for Chaim Fuchs and Rose Bleich, an affadavit by a police magistrate in Orillia, Ontario for Joseph Fox, deed of sale for a seat in the University Avenue Synagogue (Goel Tzedec) by Z. Shore to Joseph Fox, and a biography of Joseph Fox by his grandson Melville Goldberg. In addition there is a military passport in German for Chaim Frichs.
Name Access
Fox, Joseph H.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-11-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1925]-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one black and white photograph taken of a group of campers at Camp Kindervelt in Rouge Hill. Identified in the photograph is Rae Watson (standing at the far left).
Also included were several newspaper clippings from 1976-1986, which have been integrated into the clipping files.
Administrative History
Camp Kindervelt was a Labour Zionist League camp in Rough Hill, in the east end of Toronto in the Rouge Valley.
Subjects
Camps
Labor Zionism
Name Access
Camp Kindervelt
Shiner, Sol
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w
Date
1934-1984
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 18 black and white photographs that document Sol and Esther Shiner. They include early photographs of Sol Shiner and his friends and family as well as photographs of Esther Shiner during her political campaign.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Sol Shiner.
Administrative History
Esther Shiner was born in Toronto during the early 1930s. She graduated from Harbord Collegiate and completed a B.S.C. at the University of Toronto. She married Sol Sheiner in 1947 and together they had four children. Sol operated a fur cleaning and storage business and Esther worked as a housewife during the early years.
In 1971, she became a driving force in the Go Spadina Committee, which fought to extend the Spadina Expressway. In 1972, she decided to run for office for City Council and won. She remained in office from 1972 until her death in 1987. During that time, she was responsible for having the Spadina Expressway re-named the William R. Allen Expressway. She also re-launched her Go Spadina Committee in 1986. In turn, she also campaigned to reduce the legal age of drinking in Ontario, for safer bumpers on Toronto street cars, as well as to include photographs of drivers on Ontario licenses. By the end of her career, she had attained the position of North York Senior Controller and Deputy Mayor
Descriptive Notes
Associated material note: Detailed documentation of Esther Shiner’s life and political career may be found at the City of Toronto Archives within Fonds 36, the Esther Shiner fonds, which contains over 10 m of textual and other records and includes several hundred photographs
Name Access
Mandolin Orchestra.
Ronald Propas.
Cantor Kirshblum.
Rabbi Schild.
Adath Israel.
Spadina.
Baycrest Hospital
Streetcar.
Allen Road.
Paul Anka.
Jerry Grafstein.
Mel Lastman.
Marilyn Lastman.
Engelbert Humperdink.
Huck Shiner.
King Edward School.
Roches Point.
Hyman Shiner.
Places
Bell Ewart, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-7-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-7-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
13 m of textual records and graphic material
Date
1936-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the operations of the Hamilton Jewish Federation, the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Hamilton, the Hamilton Talmud Torah, the Jewish Board of Education of Hamilton and the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre. Included are meeting minutes, subject files, correspondence files, newsletters, student files and photographs related to all areas of Jewish life in the city.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
MG_RG
MG2 O2A
MG2 O2B
MG2 M2A
MG2 N2A
MG2 G2A
MG2 G2B
Name Access
Hamilton Jewish Federation
Hamilton Jewish Community Centre
Council of Jewish Organizations (Hamilton, Ont.)
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jewish Board of Education (Hamilton, Ont.)
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.3 m of textual records
Date
1979-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of the USDS Board of Directors, Membership, Executive Committee, working committees, programs and office files. The records document budgeting, teachers' welfare, membership appointments, synagogue affiliation, the 25th anniversary of USDS and transportation. The records include minutes, notices, agendas, correspondence, memos to parents, memos to teachers and lists. The following committees and groups are documented: Scholarships and Bursaries; Personnel; Ways and Means; Growth; House; Building; Fiscal; Special Tuition Committee, Board of Jewish Education; Parents' Association; CHAT; Junior High School committee; Education committee; Special Education sub-committee; Mainstreaming committee; and Pre-school sub-committee. As well, special programs are highlighted. These include: the Cultural Enrichment program; Keren Ami; Avraham Nachum Memorial (1976-1980); and French Language Grants. Finally, there are files pertaining to interaction with the Ontario Jewish Association for Equity in Education and the Ontario Association of Alternative and Independent Schools.
Administrative History
In 1957, the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, a Conservative congregation, opened a congregational day school, the Foundation day school, consisting of a kindergarten and grades one to four. In 1961, eight other synagogues joined with Beth Tzedec to form the United Synagogue Day School. Beginning in 1965, the school offered instruction from Nursery to grade nine. From 1971 to 1973, the United Synagogue Day School also included a high school.
The school was founded in order to provide students with a complete general and Judaic education. The language of instruction in the Judaic studies was Hebrew. The Judaic curriculum was presented within the framework of Conservative Judaism. However, the students were taught the traditional customs and observances. Within the confines of the school, students were expected to conform to traditional, religious behavior. Emphasis was placed on the diversity of Judaism and the importance of the re-establishment of the state of Israel.
Each day included instruction in both Judaic and general studies, which were sometimes integrated together. Wherever possible, the general studies were approached from a Jewish perspective.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: see related records in accession 1986-11/5, MG 3 A4 (Beth Tzedec) and 1980-12/12 (Beth Tzedec).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-6
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm
Artifacts
Date
1929-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several artifacts including: Life member for Baycrest plaque awarded to Allan Grossman, 1981; American Israel Numismatic Association plaque awarded to Allan Grossman, November 1972; Minister of Revenue framed golden seal, ca. 1970s; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada Award of Service plaque presented to Allan Grossman; Quinte Regional Detention Center plaque presented to Allan Grossman, 1971; B'nai Brith Convention guest badge, 1-4 June 1969; Grey Cup badge,1980; Jigsaw puzzles from the Allan Grossman Campaign; Federal-Provincial Conference of First Ministers delegate badge, 15-17 November 1991; Yellow and blue Davis sign; Yellow and blue Davis hats; Yellow and blue Davis jackets; plaque commemorating the new bridge in Toronto opened December 23, 1953; plaque commemorating 1956 visit with the Pope, 25 April 1956; Framed certificate given to Allan Grossman on his 70th Birthday from the Premier of Ontario, 4 March 1974; Harold King Farm plaque given to Allan Grossman; shovel from the Ground Breaking ceremony of the new Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 30 June 1983; B'nai Brith Distinguished Citizen Award plaque given to Allan Grossman, 3 March 1974; Small plaque from Premier William Davis honouring Allan Grossman, 1972; Memorial Groves plaque.
Photographs include a collage of portraits of members (including Allan Grossman) of the Toronto Boy Municipal Council 1929, and a photo of William McIntyre, acting clerk of the Executive Council, administering the oath of office to Allan Grossman, Minister Without Portfolio, at the Ontario Parliament on November 21, 1960. Also picured are Leslie Frost and Keiller McKay. A third photograph was taken at a visit in 1965 to the Ontario Legislature with ohn Robarts, Premier of Ontario, and Menachem Begin of Israel.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-6-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 70 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
[ca.1930]-1982
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records relating to the life and career of journalist and news editor, Ralph Hyman. The records include newspaper articles and books written by Ralph Hyman, correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera
Administrative History
Ralph Hyman (1906-1989) was a Toronto journalist who also played an active role in Jewish community organizations. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1906, the son of Lithuanian parents, Sarah and Hyman Hyman. Several years after his birth, the family immigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, where they spent almost twenty years. In 1924, they moved again, to Los Angeles. There, Hyman began his journalism career with the Glendale Times. In 1925, the family moved to Toronto, where Ralph got a job as a reporter by the Toronto Star. In 1928, he moved to the Mail and Empire, and when in 1936, the Mail and Empire merged with the Globe to form the Globe and Mail, he became a reporter and a political and feature writer. Hyman remained at the Globe and Mail unitl his retirement in 1971. A few months after his retirement, he returned to work as editorial consultant to the Canadian Jewish News. In 1972, he was appointed editor of that publication, a position he filled until his final retirement in 1980.
Ralph Hyman was active in the Joint Community Relations Committee, the Toronto Newspaper Guild and the Toronto Men's Press Club. He was married to Edith Etigson and they had two children: Gerald David and Roger Leslie.
MG_RG
MG6 D
Subjects
Editors
Journalists
Name Access
Hyman, Ralph, 1906-1989
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Date
[1930-?]-[198-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of the B'nai Brith Lord Melchett Lodge in St. Catharines, Ontario. Included is correspondence, booklets, ledgers, financial records, and lists.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and some graphic material
Date
[196-]-1994
Scope and Content
This accession consists of meeting minutes and correspondence relating to the Ajalon Chapter of Hadassah and the Ajalon Lodge Auxilary from the 1960s to 1994. There are many thank-you notes and letters to and from Ajalon Chapter members.
Administrative History
Ajalon was a Chapter of Toronto Hadassah-Wizo. Maita Newton was President of the Ajalon Chapter for a term which ended in 1982. The Ajalon Lodge was a men's club for members of the Zionist Orgainization of Canada and its affiliates.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
12 cm of photographs and negatives
Date
1990-1992
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs taken by Allan Anshan for the Canadian Jewish News.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-5-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Date
1990-1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Operation Exodus (for Soviet Jewery) materials pertaining to Freedom Sunday/Week fund raising telethons and Women's Campaign telethons. Documents include meeting agendas and memos, registration forms, planning logistics, training session information, lists of campaign division heads, and post-event evaluation forms and a newspaper clipping There is also a book entitled "Operation Exodus:a pictorial report" which includes a historical overview with photographs.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-1-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-1-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
15 photographs : b&w and col.; 26 x 21 or smaller
Date
1954-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Labour League's 10th anniversary [ca.1944] and the League's successor organization - United Jewish People's Order, including material from it's Fourth National Convention in 1954. There is memorabilia documenting asociated camps Kinderland and Naivelt. Included are newsletters, flyers, and newspaper clippings, and sketches. The photographs feature UJPO schools with children in classrooms.
Administrative History
In 1936 the Labour League (later the United Jewish People's Order) bought Eldorado Park near Brampton, Ontario from the Canadian National Railway to establish Camp Naivelt. It functioned as a camp for children and families and ran a teacher training facility.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-16
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a booklet in Yiddish consisting of reprints of articles from the Canadian Zionist, The Judean, and the Canadian Jewish Eagle (1946); a Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Honour Roll Book (1968); a booklet in Yiddish "The Halacha and the Posek in Israel" by Rabbi Gedalia Felder [ca.1972]; and a program "An Evening of Music and Comedy" starring Jackie Mason and Paul Zim, presented by the Mizrachi Men's Organization of Toronto (1982). In addition there are lists in Yiddish and English of donations to an unidentified organization.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-24
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1902-1984
Scope and Content
Accession consists of personal documents and correspondence pertaining to the lives of Claire and Paul Wertheimer.The documents are in German, Latin and French as well as English. Included are Austrian birth and marriage certificates for both, Paul's school transcript (Wein, Austria 1920-23), letters confirming his attendance at the University of Wein (1931-33), as well as employment references (France 1938, 1945). In addition there are United States Naturalization certificates for Paul and Claire (1957) and correspondence from relatives concerning the Hebrew and English inscriptions on the Wertheimers' headstones in Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.
Administrative History
Claire was born in 1903 in Czernovicz, Austria. Paul was born in 1903 in Wein, Austria. They were married in 1926 in Wein. Documents indicate that they lived in France in the late 1930s and were in the United States by the early 1950s.They died within a day of each other in 1983 and are buried north of Toronto, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Name Access
Wertheimer, Claire, 1903-1983
Wertheimer, Paul, 1903-1983
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-1-9
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 button : metal ; 3 cm in diam.
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a button featuring a religious scene. A bearded man is standing with his arms outstretched and an individual is kneeling before him. This is possibly a scene from the Book of Esther (Purim). Surrounding the image is either Hebrew or Yiddish text.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Artifacts
Photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
1884-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs, textual records, and artifacts documenting the Sadowski family from Massey, Ontario. Records include family photographs, family correspondence, geneological information, and business records. Of note are photographs of the Sadowski General Store in Massey, a meal token from the store, a notebook documenting animal fur transactions (1920-1922), and a land survey of the Sadowski family property (1893).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
26 photographs : b&w and col ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
1996-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a souvenir program of the opening of Chabad Lubavitch of Markham (1997), programs for a Bais Yaakov High School Play (1997), a Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association Yom Hashoah event (1997), and a flyer for a lecture at the Mizrachi Bayit (1997). As well there is an invitation to the First Annual Dinner and Auction of the Carrie and Adam Dream Fund (1997), a Firefly Books catalogue (1997) and a letter and photos regarding the opening of the caylefilm office.
The photographs document a variety of community events and oganizations including Camp Ramah in Canada, Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT), Leo Baeck Day School, Temple Har Zion, Netivot Hatorah, Mizrachi, Israel Bonds, and Chabad Lubavitch.
001: Leo Baeck Day School in Thornhill celebrated Children’s Book Week this year with a week of visits by authors, book donations to Plaut Manor, and a Dress-up Day. Among the visitors were illustrator Heather Collins, and authors Sheryl McFarlane and Bernice Thurman Hunter. Enjoying Dress-up Day are [front row] Alana Bobet and [second row from left] Jamie Bregman, Matthew Sherman, Jamie Weksberg, Lisa Mark, Adina Mann, Mindy Perlmutter and Robbie Faibish. Photo by Barry Shainbaum. 009: Gertner family reception, [ca. 2000]. Back Row (L to R): Marlene (née Gertner) Brickman, Eric Gertner, Michael Brickman, Michael Brown, Director of York’s Centre for Jewish Studies, Henry Gertner, Berek Gertner, Elinor Gerner, Reginal Gertner and Cheryle Gertner. Front Row (L to R): Visual arts student Samara Enchin, history and education major Adam Segal, visual arts student Carolyne Novak and political science and Judaic studies major Jonathan Lasky.
Custodial History
These records were donated by Leila Speisman, a former employee of the Canadian Jewish News. The CJN would regulalry receive materials from institutions and organizations when writing about their events.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
Mizrachi Bayit (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-2-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
4 photographs : col. (2 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
1976-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Jewish community of Sarnia and Ahavas Isaac Synagogue. Included is a 25th anniversary commemorative book, newsletters, bulletins, flyers, programs for religious events, information for synagogue visitors, correspondence, and press clippings documenting shule and community events. There are 2 photos of children at an Israel dance festival (Rikudiyah) in a gymnasium.
Administrative History
The Sarnia Jewish community worshiped at the old Davis Street Synagogue which was established in 1922. In 1950 ground was broken and the cornerstone laid for the Ahavas Isaac Synagogue and Community Centre. The new building opened in 1951.
Alvin Fox was president of the congregation in the early 1980s and his wife Valerie was active in the Sisterhood.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-11-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group portrait of the University of Toronto Medical School class of 1939 taken at their sixtieth reunion in June 1999. Identified in the top row from the left are Dr. Harold Linton, Dr. Cam Gray, Dr Bernard Laski, and Dr. Dave Rogers. In the middle row from the left are Dr. Jack Birrell, Dr. C. McCulloch, Dr. Roger Barron, Dr. Harold Fine, and Dr. Alan Basset. In the front row from the left are Dr. J. Walmseley, Dr. Sydney Wise, Dr. Charles Sheard, Dr. McQuaid, and Dr. Phil Ryan.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Wise, Sydney, 1915-2013
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-6-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a book "Nana's Memoirs" by Mina Sprachman (1900-1991) transcribed from audio tape recordings made between approximately 1978 and 1986 and a Sprachman family tree compiled by Carol Bleiwas.
Use Conditions
See donation record
Name Access
Sprachman, Mina
Bliewas, Carol
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-[ca.1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Goel Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto, including a script of a Sisterhood play, and religious school newsletters "Keren Ami". There is a program for the Beth Tzedec's First Congregational Dinner (1955), a certificate for charter members of the North Toronto YMHA awarded to the law firm of Singer and Kert, and a Young Judea publication "The Leader" (1938) which includes a prize winning address by Sheldon Kert. As well there is a menu from "Old Ed's", one of Ed Mirvish's restaurants.
Administrative History
The Singer and Kert law partnership lasted from 1920-1965. Joseph Singer was a gold metalist at Osgoode Hall in 1911. He was the first Jewish Controller in Toronto, and legal adviser to the Primrose Club. At the time of his death in 1967 he had practiced law for 56 years.
Lawrence Kert helped organize the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was on the board of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. When he passed away in 1976 he had been a lawyer for 56 years.
Name Access
Kert, Sheldon
Kert, Lawrence
Singer, Joseph
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-11-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 19 cm and 20 x 26 cm
2 scrapbooks
Date
1966-2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a certificate of honour awarded by the Israel Histadrut Campaign of Canada to Henry Wolfson of the Shedlower Young Men (1966) and two photographs mounted on cardboard of the Shedlover Society yearly outings at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery in Toronto. In addition there are two scrapbooks with photos, certificates, and memorabilia documenting the society's involvement with Baycrest Centre, Pioneer Women Na'amat, United Jewish Appeal, and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1941-1990
Scope and Content
The accession consists of 1 photograph of the 1941-42 officers of Viceroy Reading Lodge, B'nai Brith, Hamilton; correspondence between Joseph Alexandroff and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Lincoln M. Alexander, 1985; a bencher for the bar mitzvah of Joseph Alexandroff's great nephew, Brandon Alexandroff, May 19, 1990 at Congregation Knesseth Israel; and photocopies of letters written to, and newspaper clippings from, the Hamilton Spectator.
Administrative History
Joseph Alexandroff was born on October 19, 1907, the first-born son of Boris and Rebecca Alexandroff and one of the first Jewish children born in the Junction. He was a long-time member and supporter of Congregation Knesseth Israel.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
10 photographs : col. ; 13 x 9 cm
Date
1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of ten colour photographs of the Shaareh Haim Congregation procession in Richmond Hill on Weldrick Road and neighbouring streets in 1990. Procession participants include Jackie Levine who is holding up the canopy over the Torah.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-12-5
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
8 audio microcassettes
1 folder of textual records
Date
1991
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 8 microcassettes of taped interviews, conducted by Marvin Ross in 1991 for research on his book about Toronto and the Jewish community. Interviewees include: Rabbi Schild; J.L. Burke - Associated Hebrew Schools; Harry Shore - Apter Centre; Joe Packman - UJPO; Irv Chapley; Milton Berger; S. Englander - ACWU; Allan Lamport; Stanley Grizzle; ILGW retirees; Allan Grossman; Ed Mirvish; Joe Goldwasser - Eitz Chaim; and Bill Bolton - St. Albans.
The accession also contains a copy of Ross's personal essay featuring remembrances of Toronto in the post-Second World War years.
Name Access
Ross, Marvin
Schild, Irwin
Burke, J. L.
Packman, Joe
Shore, Harry
Chapley, Irving
Berger, Milton S.
Lamport, Allan
Grizzle, Stanley
Grossman, Allan
Goldwasser, Joe
Bolton, Bill
Mirvish, Ed
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1972-1984
Scope and Content
This accession consists of meeting minutes and correspondence relating to Congregation B'nai Israel and the Cambridge Jewish community, as well as a plan for a synagogue to be built in Moshav Bar-Giora in the Jerusalem corridor.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Cambridge, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Date
1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a colour photograph of Hanna Schusheim, Emunah Toronto Council co-president (centre) with bazaar co-chairman Agnes Deutsch (left) and Malka Deutsch; a photograph of the entrance to Pardes Shalom cemetery with (L-R) Rabbi Sheldon Steinberg, Jewish community chaplain; Sidney Freedman, founding president of Toronto Hebrew Memorial Park; Bill Draimin, current president; and Lorna Jackson, mayor of the city of Vaughan; a photograph of Rabbi Yitzchak Witty (right) and Mr and Mrs. Yitz Feldman; and a photograph of Anna Cohen and family.
Custodial History
Thes pohtographs came to the OJA from the Canadian Jewish News through Leila Speismanm, a former journalist with the paper.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Newspapers
Name Access
Canadian Jewish News
Pardes Shalom Cemetery (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-2-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
8 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
1993
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a series of photographs of the monuments in the Jewish cemetery at Massey, Ontario. The gravestones of Judith Rosenthal, Gay Selene, Rosie and Aaron Silverman, Itzhak Bar Yosef, Rose Iena Nellisks, Charles Rothenberg, Izik Aharon Ben Bezalel, and Etta Mozes are depicted. The majority of these individuals did not live to adulthood.
Descriptive Notes
Hebrew and English identifying information with dates is written on the back of each photo.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Name Access
Rosenthal, Judith
Selene, Gay
Silverman, Rosie
Silverman, Aaron
Bar Yosef, Itzhak
Nellisks, Rose Iena
Rothenberg, Charles
Ben Bezalel, Izik Aharon
Mozes, Etta
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-6-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 21 cm
Date
1961-1989
Scope and Content
This accession consists of newspaper and magazine clippings, flyers, a theatre program, and a photograph, relating to Canadian theatre director, Leon Major.
Administrative History
Canadian theatre Director, Leon Major, did his undergraduate at the University of Toronto and worked with producer-professor Robert Gill in about 15 productions before he graduated. He directed plays in London but felt strongly about developing native-produced theater in Canada. In 1963, he opened the Neptune Theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia which ran until 1968. He also taught theatre classes at U of T and became involved in opera production. He was Artistic Director of Toronto Arts Productions for the St. Lawrence Centre for a decade. He was also opera program director, professor, and acting music department chair at the University of Maryland.
Name Access
Major, Leon
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-14
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 29 cm
Date
1996
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a colour photograph of the Sadowski family reunion held on August 24th, 1996. A letter dated Sept. 12th, 1996 from Dianne and Richard Isaacson addressed to their cousins, pertaining to the photograph and the reunion, is also included in this accession.
Administrative History
The Sadowski family reunion was held at the Isaacson's in Kettleby, Ontario. 103 family members were present at the reunion.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1980]-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from the Canadian Jewish News documenting the activities of a number of organizations including United Synagogue Day School, Associated Hebrew Schools, Maccabi World Union, Lubavitch Women's Organization, Jewish Community Centre (JCC), Yeshiva University, and Bar Ilan University.
Descriptive Notes
There are handwritten and taped pieces of paper on the backs of the photographs with descriptive and identifying information.
Subjects
Newspapers
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
173 photographs : b&w (136 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from the Canadian Jewish News documenting activities of a number of organizations and activities including United Synagogue Day Schools, Associated Hebrew Schools, Jewish War Veterans, Baycrest Terrace, Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, Cummer House, the Rabbi Sheldon Steinberg Memorial at the Lipa Green Building, and the Ontario Jewish Archives staff and volunteers. There are two photographs of the Hudson's Bay store at Lawrence and Bathurst Streets in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1928-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the reissued marriage certificate for Abraham and Jenny Fidler's 1913 wedding, Abraham's Certficate of Naturalization, Jenny's death certificate, and a Polish document.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-3-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Second Encounter, an organization sponsored by Canadian Jewish Congress which held seminars on topics such as Judaism, religion and identity, antisemitism, and the Holocaust at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Included are registration forms, correspondence, publicity material, programme schedules and a newsletter entitled "Second Encounter".
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-8-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 6 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca.1920]-1988
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a copy photograph of a small boy and an anecdote submitted by Berko Devor for the 100th anniversary of the Clinton Street School in Toronto (1988).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
56 photographs : b&w and col. (27 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 postcard
Date
1909-[ca. 1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a collection of copy and original photographs documenting the life of the Dime family and their relatives in locations including Belleville, Oshawa, Toronto, the Muskoka Sanitorium, and Goose Bay, Labrador.
Administrative History
The donor Sam Dime served in the Second World War and subsequently worked as a pharmacist at Dime's Drug Store at 568 Jarvis Street in Toronto.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the Archivist prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-27
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-27
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w and col. (3 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs taken during the move and at the opening ceremonies for the Lipa Green building. Identified individuals include Albert Latner, Al Green, Harold Green, Wilfred Posluns, Larry Grossman, Rabbi Gunther Plaut, Mel Lastman, and Robert Kaplan (?).
Custodial History
Esther Mehr worked in the Communications Department for UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Administrative History
The United Jewish Appeal and the Canadian Jewish Congress left 150 Beverley Street, Toronto in 1983 and moved into the new Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services at 4600 Bathurst Street.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
Latner, Albert
Green, Al
Green, Harold
Posluns, Wilfred
Plaut, Gunther
Grossman, Larry
Lastman, Mel
Kaplan, Robert
Mehr, Esther
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
4 cm textual records
29 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Date
[196-?]-[1989]
Scope and Content
Accession includes 29 photographs, most from the 1984 and 1985 Toronto Region Annual Meetings. Many are images of awards being given to outgoing and incoming presidents, and of speakers, with some group table shots.
Textual records include Toronto JIAS information and brochures, a history of the organization, meeting programs and invitations, a list of the 1969 board of directors, and a 1974 report "JIAS Background Information" by Joseph Kage. In addition there is a publicity brochure for Montreal and minutes of a JIAS-UJRA meeting in Montreal in 1975.
Custodial History
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1974-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Sephardic community in Toronto including a "Final Report - Integration - North African Jewish Community in Metro Toronto" (1974), two reports by Joseph Kage, a presentation by Leon Oziel (1984), listings of Sephardic congregations and Chevra Kadisha and their officers, and letterheads for organizations and schools. In addition there is a paper titled "A History of the Sephardim in Toronto" written by a student William Myers for a university course in history. The course director was Professor Irving Abella.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 11 x 16 cm
Date
1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a concert programme and photographs of the choir in performance.
Administrative History
Beit Shalom (Japan Christian Friends of Israel) is a Protestant Christian group which defines itself in large measure through its prayers for the peace of Jerusalem as well as its unselfish friendship for Israel and the Jewish people.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1957-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Mollie Posen's typewritten autobiography and textual documents including material from a conference "The Refugee Problem - Today and Tomorrow" held in Geneva in 1957, speeches given by Mollie Posen, and and a letter written by Mollie Posen in her position as Coordinator of the Canadian Panel of Women (sponsored by the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews) regarding her participation in the UNESCO Conference on Racisim in 1971.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records and graphic materials
Date
[ca. 1940]-[ca.1995]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created and/or accumulated by Nechemiah Knobel. They relate to the work of the Labour Zionist Alliance and the Borochov movement. Of note are a series of photographs documenting the unveiling of the Holocaust monument at Mount Sinai Cemetery in 1968. Identified individuals include Mayor Phil Givens, Allan Grossman, Ben Himel and Max Federman.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Holocaust memorials
Cemeteries
Labor unions
Labor Zionism
Name Access
Knobel, Nechemiah
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1926-1995
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the lives of Lillian and Israel Marder. Included are Polish passports used for entry to Canada by Lillian (1926) and Israel (1928), Canadian Naturalization Certificates for Lillian and Israel (1935), and a 1946 English translation by JIAS of a Polish application for a birth certificate by Skul Merder (Israel Marder) in 1928. In addition, there is a certificate honouring Israel for fifty years of participation in the Workman's Circle (1990), a testament to the Marder family for a "Sacred Bridge" concert by Toby Marder Cyglen (1992), and documents concerning the 1995 deaths of Israel and Lillian. These include information from Mount Sinai Cemetery, a eulogy delivered by their son-in-law Gordon Ciglen, and a faxed copy of their tombstone inscription.
Administrative History
Israel and Lillian Marder died on the same day in the same hospital.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1974-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of Congregation B'Nai Israel in Galt, Ontario. Included are minutes of general and executive meetings, letters to the congregation from the executive, a list of congregation members and non- members in the community, a list of the executive, sisterhood,and committee chairs, and information about religious services and cultural activities.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 v. of textual records (80 p.)
Date
1947-1981
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Dr. David's personal records including a biography and curriculum vitai and a paper he authored for a conference on "The Evolving Jewish Family". As well there is material documenting his involvement with the Orthodox Jewish Community Council and Jewish Family and Child Service, and a Maimonides College (Toronto) Calendar. Finally there is Jewish Community Directory of Greater New York (1947).
Administrative History
Dr. Leo Davids is an ordained rabbi and a professor of sociology at York University, Toronto.
Name Access
Davids, Leo
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-4
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
7 audio cassettes (ca. 7 hrs.)
Date
1990-1991
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a talk by Salsberg to the "Brotherhood" (1 Apr. 1990), 2 interviews with Salsberg by Carol Rosenthall (13 Mar. 1990 and 16 Apr. 1991), and interviews with Rabbi Shemen (July 1991) and S. Lipshitz (1991?) about Salsberg by an unknown interviewer.
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
ca. 20 cm of textual and graphic material
1 notary stamp
1 plaque
Date
[189-?]-[1989?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of clippings, correspondence, invitatations and photographs reflecting the personal life and community contributions of H. Max Swartz. The records include honours, photocopied documents, newsletters, family snapshots and portraits, Swartz's notary public stamp and a small plaque from JIAS in appreciation of Swartz's contribution as president. There are also three scrapbooks containing letters, clippings and photographs.
Custodial History
The records were donated by H. Max Swartz's son Paul.
Administrative History
H. Max Swartz (1900-1989) was born and raised in Toronto, where he worked for decades as a lawyer and was a well-known leader in the community. Swartz studied law at Osgoode Hall and subsequently worked in the law firm of Nathan Phillips for six years and also helped plan Phillips's mayoral campaigns. Swartz was in his early twenties when both his parents died, and he supported his eight younger siblings, an aunt and his grandmother. Eventually he established his own law firm. He was also elected president of the Reading Law Club of the Upper Canada Law Societ (a Jewish law club). Swartz was made a member of the King's Counsel in 1948. He married Seraphine (Serry) Marshack in 1931 and together they had two sons, Paul and Myron.
Swartz's community work started early and never flagged. In 1919, he was one of the founders of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and he served on its Board of Directors as president, chairman and then Honourary Vice President. He was a board member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund and Toronto Jewish Congress, a national executive member of Canadian Jewish Congress, and president of Toronto JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) in 1951-1952. In the 1980s, the Jewish Community Centre set up the H. Max Swartz Leadership Development Fund in his honour, and Swartz received a commendation from the mayor of Toronto for his dedication to the preservation of historic buildings, including the Gooderham flatiron building and others in the St. Lawrence Market area of the city. H. Max Swartz died at the age of 88 in 1989.
Source
Archival Accessions
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