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Part Of
Dr. Isadore M. Cass fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Isadore M. Cass fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1909-1995
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
14 photographs : b&w (8 negatives) ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Isadore M. Cass (1916-1996), a well-known pathologist and practicing mohel--Jewish ritual circumcisor--for the Toronto Jewish community, was born and educated in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto's medical school. After serving with the army during the Second World War, Dr. Cass returned to Toronto to private practice. He began studying pathology in 1953, and performed research at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Connaught Labs and the Ontario Department of Health throughout his career. He was chief of pathology at Ajax and Pickering hospitals for twenty-three years, until his retirement in 1986.
In 1945, Dr. Cass began doing ritual circumcisions and was the first medical doctor in Toronto to do so. He performed over 40,000 circumcisions throughout Canada and the eastern United States and trained many physicians to perform them as well.
Dr. Cass was a member of the following organizations: New York Academy of Sciences; the Academy of Medicine, Toronto; the Israel Medical Association; General Wingate Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; and many other associations and societies.
Dr. Cass studied Torah under Rabbi Jacob Gordon and was a Torah reader at Goel Tzedec Synagogue and later, Beth Tzedec. He also studied and taught Torah throughout his life, chairing the Canadian Jewish Congress' Tanach study group for many years, and leading weekly Gemara classes at Beth Tzedec. He belonged to Shaarei Shomayim and Beth Lida synagogues, as well as Lubavitch. In 1987, Dr. and Mrs. Cass were honoured as "Couple of the Year" by Machanaim, The Network of Educational Institutions in Kiryat Gat, Israel, for their great contributions to this charity over the years.
Dr. Cass was married to Miriam Cass and they had four daughters: Sharon, Hylah, Judy, and Elaine. He had four brothers: the late Rabbi Samuel Cass, Harry, Al, and Elie (who was a Reform mohel), and two sisters: Miriam Cass and Zelda Fink. He also had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dr. Cass died on January 24, 1996 of cancer.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of Dr. Isadore Cass. These records include appointment books documenting circumcisions he performed, correspondence, writings, Tanach study group notes, a Machanaim invitation and programme, prayer books, certificates, memorial cards, and photographs.
Name Access
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Subjects
Physicians
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
The prayer book is in poor condition and some of the early daytimers are in fair condition.
Related Material
See also the Ontario Jewish Archives' reference news clipping file under "Cass, Dr. Isadore".
Creator
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Accession Number
1997-5-1
1997-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-6-22
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-6-22
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1947, 1972-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials assembled by Stanley Emerson and donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives. Included are: one hardbound book commemorating the Toronto Hebrew Free School's liquidation of its capital debt on May 8, 1947; one spiral-bound book assembled on the occassion of Shomrai Shaboth Congregation's twentieth anniversary testimonial dinner honouring Rabbi Gedalia Felder to be held on Sunday, June 18, 1972; one Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto programme for its annual dinner to be held on Thursday, June 22, 1978; one programme for a Machanaim Testimonial Dinner honouring Dr. Isadore Cass on Wednesday, May 2, 1979; one Associated Hebrew Schools graduation programme for Wednesday, June 27, 1979; one newspaper clipping from the Thursday, June 6, 1985 edition of the Canadian Jewish News relating to Rabbi Gedalia Felder, former spiritual leader of Shomrai Shaboth-Chevra Mishnayoth Congregation; one newspaper clipping from the Thursday, June 13, 1985 edition of the Canadian Jewish News relating to Harold Dessen, former president of Associated Hebrew Schools; and one paperbound book assembled on the occassion of a Sol Edell tribute dinner commoemorating the fiftieth yahrzeit (death anniversary) of HaRav Yosef Weinreb and the establishment of the Saol Edell Family Endowment Fund to be held on Saturday, October 31, 1992.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Schools
Synagogues
Name Access
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto
Cass, Isadore M., 1916-1996
Dessen, Harold
Felder, Gedalia, 1922-
Shomrai Shabbos Chevrah Mishnayos (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-18
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
1964-2015
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the life and careers of Morley Torgov. Subjects include his literary career (including drafts of novels), legal career, early years in Sault Ste. Marie, cartoons, poems, and his investiture into the Order of Canada.
Administrative History
Morley Torgov (b. 1927-) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer and former commercial lawyer.
Torgov was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Allan (b. Russia, 8 July 1895-1964?) and Janey (nee Colish) Torgov (b. England, 1901-d. Sault Ste. Marie, July 1926). Allan Torgov owned and operated a clothing store in Sault Ste. Marie named Allan's. Morley married Anna Pearl (nee Cohen) in 1952 and had two children, Sarah Jane Steinberg and Alexander Torgov (b. 1959-d. 2009), and four grandchildren.
Torgov was educated at the University of Toronto, receiving his LLB from Osgoode Hall and was called to the bar in 1954. He became a partner in the law firm, Olch, Torgov, Cohen and specialized in commerical law. While practicing law in Toronto during the 1960s, he turned to writing. Torgov's first book, "A Good Place to Come From" (1974), a comic memoir of growing up Jewish in Sault Ste. Marie, was made into a CBC mini-series and won the Stephen Leacock Award for humor. Torgov continued to write other books including "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick" (1982) winning him his second Stephen Leacock award. The CBC produced a television series based on this work and the book was published in several languages. This success was followed by St. Farb's Day (1990) which won The City of Toronto Book Award and the Jewish Award for fiction. Other published works include "The Abramsky Variations" (1977), "The War to End All Wars" (1998), "Stickler and Me" (2002), "Murder in A-major" (2008), and "The Mastersinger from Minsk" (2012).
Torgov's writings also include several screenplays for television and film, numerous essays and articles for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Canadian Lawyer and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Torgov has been honored by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, naming their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first receipient of that award in 1984. In 2005, he received the Order of Mariposa, a lifetime recognition award from the Leacock Society and in 2015 received the Order of Canada as an acknowledgement of his contributions to Canadian Society.
Subjects
Authors
Lawyers
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-12-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1974-2000
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary drafts and working papers, speeches, presentations and public addresses, memorabilia, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
60 cm of textual material
Date
1938-2002
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary working papers, memorabilia, manuscripts, correspondence, speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual material
Date
1983-1990
Scope and Content
This accession consists of working papers, reviews, correspondence and memorabilia related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the material are several literary drafts, press material and speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
33 cm of textual records
Date
1974-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the career and related activities of Mr. Morley Torgov. The materials include literary manuscripts for Torgov's works "Murder in a Major" and "An Hour to Kill", speeches, correspondence, public readings, and newspaper articles
Custodial History
This material was in the possession of Morley Torgov
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
"An Hour to Kill".
"Murder in a Major".
Leacock, Stephen.
CBC.
Cartoons.
Schumann, Robert.
CNIB.
American Bar Association.
Fanshawe College.
Sault Ste. Marie.
Ramsay, Russell.
Osgoode Hall.
"Stickler and Me II".
Law Society of Upper Canada.
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1945-1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of writings, memorabilia, reviews and working papers belonging to Morley Torgov. Included are highschool and college essays, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine columns and other literary writings.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he was also the first recipient of the Canadian Institute for the Blind's TORGI award in 1984, which was named in his honour.
Descriptive Notes
Torgov, Morley.
B'nai Brith.
Writers.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
MG_RG
MG 6 D
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1977-1992
Scope and Content
This accession consists of working papers, memorabilia and reviews related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary drafts, speeches and public addresses, newspaper clippings, invitations and book reviews.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1981-1998
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the material are working papers and literary drafts, memorabila, articles and essays, and speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records
Date
1942-2006
Scope and Content
The accession consists of short stories and articles written by Morley Torgov, a manuscript of his book "Murder in A-Major," speaches, his high school year book "The Argus" from 1942 to 1946, notes for his novels and arrticles and miscellaneous correspondence.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1945-2008
Scope and Content
The accession includes manuscripts for Morley Torgov's recent works Murder-in-A-Major and Sickler and Me, the latter of which he decided not to publish. It also consists of business and personal correspondence, working notes and original sketches.
Administrative History
Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. He has won many awards during his career and is viewed as the Jewish equivalent to Stephen Leacock in Canada, due to the sociological and historical relevance of his works.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
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