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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
1990-12-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
24 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Date
[ca. 1892]-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 24 black and white photographs with negatives. The photographs are of three generations of the Danson family. Some of the photographs depict family members at home, on holiday, and in group shots with friends.
Included in the accession are photocopies of the original prints with notes indicating the names of the people, location and dates
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1903]-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two black and white photographs depicting Joseph Danson. One photograph depicts a group of young men with Joseph Danson in the front row. It was taken in approximately 1903 at Red Feather Camp in Munro Park, Scarborough. The second photograph is of Joseph Danson canoeing at Camp Winnebagoe and is dated 1946.
Included are negatives for both photographs
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
1976-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph
Date
[ca. 1935]-[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of Cantor B. Charloff, including a photograph of Cantor B. Charloff and choir, a book of music entitled "Tfilas N'yiloh", a composition for Psalm 30, and music for Chanukah.
Subjects
Religion
Occupations
Name Access
Charloff, Boris
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual materials
2 photographs
Date
[ca. 1915]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Lawrence Cherniak. They include photographs, an American passport, naturalization papers for David Korinfelt, a marriage return form for Isaac Raefsky and Mollie Cornfield, and death certificates for both Isaac and Mollie Ray.
The photographs are of a group of boys standing outside on Baldwin Street in 1915 and of the Jewish Boys' Club, Central Branch Senior Council for the years 1935-1936
Administrative History
Accession includes the records of the Raefsky family. Isaac Raefsky was born in Poland in 1896 and immigrated to Canada where he met Mollie Cornfeld, who was also from Poland. They were married in Toronto, Ontario in 1916 and had a son.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records
15 photographs: b&w
Date
1887-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the following records: photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, invitations, postcards, marriage records, immigration documents, receipts, correspondence and a 1841 edition of The Jewish Chronicle.
The photographs depict members of the Fine family, and in particular Albert Fine's dry goods store; Alpha Sigma - Phi Delta Epsilon fraternity, University of Toronto in 1934; members of the Gardstein family, including a class picture with Pearl and David Gardstein, and several photographs taken at the Gardstein farm.
Also here are several Jewish New Year greeting cards that are three dimensional pop-up cards and some birthday cards. This style of three dimensional card was painted by the Hebrew Publishing Company of New York between 1903 and 1912 and then sent to Germany to be printed.
Accession also Includes marriage certificates for Albert Fine and Jennie Brinn and for Rosie Black and Max Gardstein. There are naturalization papers, death records and early correspondence dating from 1887
Administrative History
The Gardsteins and Fines were related with the marriage of Pearl Gardstein and Irving Fine.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Date
1930-1955
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scrapbook created by Morris Lofsky. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of zionist and labour materials. Of particular note is a stop-work broadside featuring information about the march and demonstration at Queen's Park from 1933 in protest the pogroms of German Jews leading up to the Second World War. There are also several strike notices from the furrier, dressmakers and other unions.
Administrative History
Morris Lofsky lived with his family in the downtown Kengsington market area of Toronto. He worked as a fur worker and was an active member of the Jewish community.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs: b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1916]-1920
Scope and Content
Accession consists of black and white photographs of the Papernick family. One photograph is of Henry Papernick graduating from the University of Toronto Law School in 1920. There is a photograph of the Papernick house on Henry St. in Toronto with Henry Papernick, Jack Engel and David Papernick sitting on the front porch. The last photograph is of food stand at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1919
Descriptive Notes
There are corresponding negatives for the photographs.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 book
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the memoir of Moshe Yaakov Kay. The memoirs are written in Yiddish.
Administrative History
Moshe Yaakov Kay lived in Kitchener Ontario. He had a daughter named Shirley Gossack who donated his memoirs to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-10-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-10-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1964]-[ca. 1977]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of B. Borochov Branch 124 of Farband Labor Zionist Order's programs. Programs are for annual theatrical events, annual concerts , the 50th Golden Jubilee Celebrations, and the 60th Festive Jubilee Celebrations
Administrative History
In 1917 a group of young people founded a club and decided to join the Toronto Farband. They were officially inaugurated as Farband Branch No. 124 on July 14, 1918 and took the name of the late labour zionist Ber Borochov.
The Branch paid the bills for members who joined the Jewish Legion and also elected a committee to the Jewish Congress. They continued to raise funds for several other Jewish organizations and, as well, they purchased a house to accomodate the cultural programs they hosted. They hosted annual theatre events, concerts, lecture series and opened a library within their house where they could also conduct readings.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
ca. 100 photographs
Date
[ca. 1898]-1965
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records that document the Greisman, Brenzel and Mehr families. As well, the photographs record significant members and associations within the Toronto Jewish community. The following types of records are included: photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, a Bishop Strachan exercise book, and a Holy Blossom certificate of confirmation for Ethel H. Mehr in 1916.
Custodial History
Sally Greisman Brenzel collected and stored these records until the time of donation to the Ontario Jewish Archives in 1988
Administrative History
Sally Greisman married Larry Brenzel on June 25, 1950 at Goel Tzedec Synagogue. She and her husband are active members of the Jewish and arts communities in Toronto.
Sally Brenzel was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council in 1998. She is an active volunteer and fundraiser for a variety of arts organizations including the Royal Ontario Museum, where she has held several senior volunteer positions and where she is an Honorary Trustee. Ms. Brenzel’s volunteer service also includes working on fund raising campaigns of the Canadian Cancer Society, United Jewish Appeal, and the Ontario Heart Fund
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: Ethel Mehr fonds 68.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-3-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-3-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Date
1932
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the minutes taken by the Mizrachi youth group.
Administrative History
Mizrachi Toronto is a religious Zionist group that also had a youth group component. Mizrachi's main objectives were the establishment and rebuiding of Israel and the promotion of traditional religious values.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-4-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Date
1926
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of the Chestnut Street Synagogue. One photograph is of the exterior of the synagogue with Yankel Jessel and Shlomo Dov Jessel standing in front. The other photograph is of the interior and shows the front arch
Administrative History
The Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue, also known as the Chestnut Street Synagogue, was located at 109 Chestnut Street in Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-4-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10 cm of predominantly textual material
Date
1957-1972
Scope and Content
The accession consists of material documenting Sonia Siegal and her activities with the Lady Reading Club as well as a photograph taken at Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
The records are in the form of correspondence, newsletters, some minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, university calendars and awards/certificates issued to them by university faculties that they supported
Administrative History
The Lady Reading Club was established during the 1950s and included the wives of Toronto Jewish lawyers or female members of the Ontario Bar.
The Club had a formal constitution and held regular meetings. The purpose of the Club was to provide a forum for discussion and debate on subjects relating to the law. It also was responsible for raising funds that were used to provide scholarships, bursuries and prizes. Two universities who received a great deal of support from this club included the University of Toronto School of Law as well as Hebrew University's law school.
Sonia Siegel was an active member of the Lady Reading Club and held important positions on the executive, such as Secretary and Awards Chair, during the course of her involvement
Descriptive Notes
Associated Material Note: the Law Society of Upper Canada has 5 issues of the Lady Reading Club newsletter from 1968 and 1969. They also some records relating to the Lord Reading Club in the Donald Carr fonds.
Name Access
Lady Reading Club
Beth Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs
Date
1920-1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by Freda Charles. Included are three photographs taken at the banquet in honour of Joshua Singer held at the Chudleigh House on October 12, 1941. Mayor of Toronto Nathan Phillips attended along with Dave Sussman, Samuel Bayefsky, the Bennetts, the Singers, the Shapiros, Adolph Wantroff and possibly Mr. Feigleman.
There is also a hebrew satirical magazine called The Jester, a history of the Jewish Mutual Benefit & Friendly Societies in Toronto, an issue of the Daily Hebrew Journal, and agreements between Kehilla and Shochetim and between Kehilla and Charles Wagman
Administrative History
Freda Charles' maiden name was Shapiro. Mr. S. M. Shapiro was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Hebrew Journal.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-1-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
19 photographs
Date
1919-1959
Scope and Content
Acession consists of school records, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and a postcard for the Canadian Jewish Congress Service Men's Club.
The school records include report cards, diplomas, commencement programmes, and public school certificates of honour. There are also certificates of service for the Ladies Auxiliary Canadian Legion, Cadets, Sigma XI, and first aid and home nursing certificates.
In addition, there are appointment papers for the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps in 1945 addressed to Michael Sandler.
The photographs are of the school classes at Grace Street School, Clinton Street School, Mr. Robinson's Hebrew School, Huron Street School, Brunswick Talmud Torah, Harbord Collegiate and a panoramic photograph of the graduating class in 1931 from Osgoode Hall Law School.
There are photographs of the Canadian military organizations of which Michael Sandler was a member, including the Jarvis Collegiate cadets, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Army.
Administrative History
Phyllis Esther Platnick was born in Toronto on February 21, 1932 to Michael and Clara Toby Sandler. She was educated at Harbord Collegiate; University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts; and Syracuse University, Master of Library Sciences. She married David Platnick on June 22, 1952 and had three children: Deborah, Howard and Brian.
Name Access
Platnick, Phyllis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 ledger; 40 x 26 x 4 cm
Date
1914-1919
Scope and Content
The accession consists of one large bound ledger that documents S. Simonsky's business as a pawnbroker from 1914 to 1919. The ledger contains entries for each item that was pawned and includes information for each transaction such as the date, the name of the client, a description of the item as well as the amount of money the client received for the pawned object. In addition, the ledger also includes entries for items that were seized by police detectives during this period
Administrative History
S. Simonsky owned a pawn store located at 107 Queen Street West.
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
Jewish camps
Labor Zionism
Name Access
Camp Kindervelt
Shiner, Sol
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1959-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by the Moses family. The types of records include cemetery papers, such as correspondence, account receipts and the original constitution for Hasiatyner Klaus Beth Israel.
Also included are the original cemetery plans with the official stamp and seal and a copy of the blueprints for the Eitz Chiam School
Administrative History
Isadore Moses moved his family to Canada in 1928. He became president of Toronto’s Husiatiner Klaus Shul, volunteered to co-design Bathurst Lawn Cemetery’s floor plan, and was committed to Jewish education.
His son Lewis Moses, the youngest of seven children, was also deeply committed to the Jewish community. Despite running a busy chartered accountancy practice, the former air force officer devoted much of his energy to Jewish causes. He worked diligently for the Zionist Revisionist Organization, United Jewish Appeal, United Israel Appeal, State of Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund, Canadian Zionist Federation, the Board of Jewish Education, Eitz Chaim Schools, and many other organizations. He was co-founder of Torath Emeth Congregation and a Board Member of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. Lewis Moses was honoured at the Negev dinner in 1992
Subjects
Jewish cemeteries
Name Access
Husiatiner Klaus Beth Israel.
Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Zionist Revisionist Organization.
United Jewish Appeal.
United Israel Appeal.
State of Israel Bonds.
Jewish National Fund.
Canadian Zionist Federation.
Board of Jewish Education.
Eitz Chaim.
Torath Emeth Congregation.
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
4 photographs
Date
[ca. 1960]-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Rabbi Mordechai Oppenheim. There are several music books with Oppenheim's compositions, as well as loose sheet music and other composers song sheets. There is a concert program and correspondence from the Cantor's Assembly of America and the Jewish Ministers Cantors' Association.
Included is a record of Canto Eliazar Zaslavsky's Prayers and Songs.
Photographs depict Mordechai Oppenheim, as well as an unidentified individual and group portrait
Administrative History
Rabbi Mordechai Oppenheim was a cantor who lived in Toronto
Subjects
cantors.
music.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-12-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
40 photographs; b&w; 12.5x17.5 cm
Date
1928-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of black and white photographs depicting unidentified people at Port Carling, Bala, Lake Couchiching, and Clear Lake.
Name Access
Graner, Ronald
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-11-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
69 photographs
3 cm of textual records
Date
1910-1959
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs, a marriage certificate, a notebook and several pocket books. The photographs are of Rose Freidman's family and friends, including the Solomon family. Some of the photographs are pasted into a scrapbook that has been annotated to include the names of the photograph subjects and some additional commentary. The notebook contains goodwill messages from Rose's friends prior to her wedding. There is a marriage ceritificate for Harry Solomon and Dora Rogowitch dated August 23, 1907.
In addition, there several small pocket size books including a Jewish calendar from the Jewish National Fund of Canada, six annual hebrew calendars from the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, and an abridged five year calendar from the Hebrew National Kosher Sausage Company. Finally, there is a booklet entitled "Afikim: The Story of a Kibbutz" by Lionel Feitelberg.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Name Access
Freidman, Rose
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 cm of mainly textual material
Date
1923-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials created by Anshel Wise which document his family and travel business. It consists of genealogical information on his family, two ledgers from his business which document transactions and shipping dates, one scribbler which includes information on steamship sailings, one blank letterhead with his company's logo, and a photograph of his 50th wedding anniversary.
Administrative History
Anshel Wise emigrated from Poland in 1910 and established his home in Toronto. He opened up a cigar store on Dundas street, which later turned into a travel agency called A. Wise Travel Bureau.
During the course of his career, Anshel helped bring in hundreds of Jews from Europe, primarily Poland using the shipping lines. He spoke many languages and was able to assist the community by providing advice and services in this area. Later in his career after the establishment of the welfare state, he began helping residents of the St. John's Ward by providing advice, finding the required documents that they needed and helping them apply for retirement benefits.
Descriptive Notes
Immigration.
Travel Business.
A. Wise Travel Bureau.
Subjects
Business
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Wise, Anshel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w
Date
1943-1947
Scope and Content
This accession consists of four photographs that document YMHA basketball teams. Ben Atkin was the coach of both the bantam and senior teams. The 1947 team became the Ontario champions
Administrative History
Ben Atkin as a young man was very involved in the YMHA. During the late 1930s, he was involved in handball. Then during the 1940s, he acted as coach of the batam and senior boys basketball teams
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Basketball.
Handball.
Name Access
YMHA.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Date
[1921?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph in the form of a postcard. This item documents a streetcar with Peter Kozinetz the motorman at the side along with the conductor, Bob Mercer. The photograph was taken in Toronto in 1921.
Administrative History
Peter Kozinetz was born in Crimea, Russia in 1879. He spent his early life on his parents farm in Russia. At the age of 21 he joined the Imperial Russian Army and served for four years. In 1905 he came to Canada and operated a cheese factory near Dorchester for several years. He was naturalized in 1911 and joined the Toronto Transit Company in 1916 as part of the Dundas Division. He continued working there until 1931. He passed away in 1968.
Subjects
Transportation
Name Access
Toronto Transit Company
TTC
Peter Kozinetz
Bob Mercer
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-5-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-5-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
36 photographs (1 vol., 10 negatives) : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[192-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photo album that belonged to Yankel Jessel. This album was presented to him in 1927 by his friends as a going away gift before he left for Palestine. The album consists of 16 photographs depicting synagogues from Toronto including: Shomrei Shabbos, Goel Tzedec, the Shaw Street Synagogue, Holy Blossom, the McCaul Street Synagogue, Beth Jacob, the Ostrovtzer Synagogue, the Russian Synagogue on Centre Avenue, and the Hebrew Men of England Congregation. Also included in the album are photographs of the auditorium of the Hebrew Free School Temple Emanuel and Shearith Israel Synagogues in New York City, a synagogue in Brooklyn, NY, and the Englewood Synagogue in New Jersey. There are copy prints and negatives of the photos depicting Toronto institutions as well as an additional print and copy negative of staff standing in front of United Bakers on Spadina Avenue.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto, Ont.
New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-9-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Textual material
26 photographs : b&w (13 negatives)
Date
[193-?] - 1979
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual and graphic material donated by Ben Himel. The textual material documents family events as well as information pertaining to the Borochov School, Poalei Zion, B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge, the Independent Workers' Circle and B'nai Zion Association of Toronto. Identified in one copy photograph of the officers of the Canadian Headgear Workers Central are J.B. Salsberg, Motel Bergstein, Henry Sigel, and Sam Chaikofsky.
Descriptive Notes
Borochov School.
Poal Zion.
B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge.
Independent Workers' Circle.
B'nai Zion Association.
Mrs. Menachovsky.
Zerabouaun.
Kreitzer.
Arbeiter Ring.
King Edward School.
Picnic.
Subjects
Clubs
Labor unions
Zionism
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Chaikofsky, Sam
Bergstein, Motel
Sigel, Henry
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
1986-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1900-1967
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 6 photographs that document the Bossin Family. They include photographs of Hye Bossin, Sally, Bessie, Zossman and a friend, Mike Morrison. Other documents in this accession include publications such as: "If You Will It, It is No Fairy Tale: Theodore Herzl Fifty Years after his death," "A Saint in Street Clothes: Willie Frankel his Life and Loyalties," written by Hye Bossin, as well as three newsletters published by United Jewish People's Order (UJPO), Canadian Film Weekly and The Barker, and two editions of The Jewish Standard. There is a Judean Glee Club programme for their third annual Kibitz under the direction of Hye Bossin. Finally, there is a copy of a certificate from the Jewish Colonial Trust made out to Sussi Bossin in 1900, Jewish Community Senior Softball League, Toronto Programme and Scorecard, 1932
Administrative History
The Bossin family lived in Toronto. Hye Bossin (1906-1964) was editor, publisher, and columnist with the Canadian Film Weekly. He received many commendations and awards for his contribution to the motion picture industry and the promotion of the Canadian Film Archive.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
Date
1927-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials relating to the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne and personal materials relating to the Rudolph family.
Specific documents relating to the synagogue include ledger and cash books, property asessment and insurance documents, executive correspondence, financial documents, congregant lists, various certificates and hand painted posters and signs.
Documents relating to the Rudolph family include various high school and vocational school diplomas from St. Catharines, kettubahs, in memoriam posters and the Rudolph family tree.
Custodial History
Records were under the care of Sam Rudolph and the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne
Administrative History
Agudath Achim Congregation was located at 104 Catherine Street in Port Colborne and served the small but vibrant jewish community for many years. The synagogue was affiliated with the United Synagogues of America and the United Synagogue Education Commission.
Sam Rudolph was born in 1927 and was an active member of the Agudath Achim Synagogue in Port Colborne. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the synagogue during the 1960s and early 1970s. His family owned a furntiure shop named Rudolph Furniture Ltd., opened the year of his birth, which he subsequently took over in his later years.
Name Access
Rudolph, Sam
Agudath Achim Congregation (Port Colborne, Ont.)
Places
Port Colborne, 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
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
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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
2002-10-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the Amalgamated Dawes Road Trustees, responsible for the maintenance and operations of the Dawes Road Cemetery. The Trustees reported to the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region.
Subjects
Jewish cemeteries
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Amalgamated Dawes Road Trustees (Toronto, Ont.)
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
2000-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-7-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
31 audio cassettes
18 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Date
[192-?]-1976
Scope and Content
This accession consists primarily of materials created during an oral history project with seniors from the Hamilton Jewish community. This project was coordinated by Sylvia Klein initially through funding from a government Local Initiative Programme and then on a volunteer basis. Klein conducted this work under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Speisman, then Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region Archives. The records include oral histories on audio cassettes, transcripts, notes, reports, programmes, handbooks, and photographs.
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.
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MG6 D
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-6-7
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records
2 artifacts
Date
1938-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the life and communal service of Dr. Hyman O. Singer. Included are records related to B'nai Brith District No. 22, Eastern Canadian Council, and the Jacob Goldblatt Lodge; Canadian Jewish Congress, the Welland Hebrew Congregation; and other organizations such as the Canadian Council fo Christians and Jews and the National Council of Jewish Women. In addition, there are two objects: a B'nai B'rith badge and a plastic portfolio for the B'nai Brith Triennial Convention in 1965.
Administrative History
Born in Montreal, Dr. Hyman O. Singer (1908-1981) graduated with an M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1937. In 1940 he settled in Welland, Ontario. He was the first member of the Lord Melchett Lodge in St. Catharines and later became a member of the Jacob Goldblatt Lodge and served as its president, from 1949-1950. He served on the national executive of B'nai Brith, and as their vocational service commissioner. During his term as president of the Anshe Yosher Congregation (Welland Hebrew Congregation), a new synagogue and centre was built. He was a member of the National Executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and served as vice-chairman of the Educational and Cultural Committee. He was also the president of the medical staff of the Welland County General Hospital and Chief of the Department of General Practice. He died in St. Catharines in 1981.
Name Access
Singer, Hyman 1908-1981
Places
Welland, Ont.
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 30 cm or smaller
Date
1917-1929
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 3 photographs and copies of two of the photographs:
1. Farband Shula (Harry Steiner is the man in the centre of the top row), and a copy photograph.
2. Yehoash Club, 1929, Paale Zion Labour Zionists, and a copy photograph.
3. Photograph of Jack Mitchell and Estelle Young as children [no date]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records
1 photograph
Artifacts
Date
1918, 1940-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the B'nai Zion Association. Included are the pinkus, financial records, photographs, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, membership records, inviations and programs. Also included is a 1918 photograph of a manual training class at either the King Edward School or the Manning Ave. School.
Administrative History
In the years following the 1st Zionist Congress held in Basle, Switzerland in 1897, Zionist organizations were established around the world.
In Toronto one of the first Zionist societies to be founded was the B'nai Zion Association. This organization was established as a mutual benefit society in 1903. It provided sick, funeral and unemployment benefits to its members.
However, its main purpose was the promotion of Zionism. It was involved in the dissemination of Zionist material, and sponsored lectures and meetings, in addition to raising funds to suppo~t the establishment of Jewish settlements in Palestine. It continued to perform these same activities following the establishment of the state of Israel.
B'nai Zion has also been involved in local activities. It was active in anti-missionary efforts and also provided educational and cultural programming for children.
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MG20 J1F
Subjects
Zionism
Name Access
B'nai Zion Association (Toronto, Ont.)
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
1993-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-7-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
75 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created and collected by Rabbi Nachum Shemen. Included are correspondence, newsclippings, writings, and organizational records.
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Shemen, Nachman
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
3.9 m of textual records
1 painting : oil on canvas
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Borochov School and Kindergarten, as well as one oil portrait of an unknown individual.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Borochov School and Kindergarten (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-1-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-1-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 album
16 posters
Date
1945-1946
Scope and Content
Accession includes a scrapbook entitled "Polish Jews in the time of the German occupation, 1939-1945", presented to Sam Lipshitz and H.M. Caiserman by the Central Committee of Polish Jews during their tour of Poland in 1946 as delegates for the Canadian Jewish Congress and United Radomer Relief.
The accession also includes 16 posters created for an exhibition to document their trip and the Holocaust in Poland.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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
1985-10-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-10-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
1907-[ca. 1957]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a wedding invitation for Esther Litmanovitch to Joseph Becker, Toronto, 1907 and copies of photographs of Joseph and Esther Becker's wedding portrait; Samuel Weber and family; Nathan Phillips and Joseph Becker; and The Toronto Section, National Council of Jewish Women.
Name Access
Becker, Larry, 1939-1998
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the Jewish National Fund. Included are Negev dinner books.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs
artifacts
Date
1908-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artifacts documenting the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in Fort William (Thunder Bay) and the Jewish community of Thunder Bay. The records include a brass menorah and shivisi from the Synagogue, along with a wooden tablet of the ten commandments (1920s); a marriage register (1908-1951); a minute book of the Chevra Kadisha (1913-1986); B'nai Brith Lodge membership registration books, minute books, a dues book, and a framed citation (1911-1970); and several photographs including the Jewish community's float for the coronation of King George VI, the turning of the sod for the new synagogue, the B'nai Brith Lodge annual picnic in Port Arthur and a meeting honouring Jewish servicemen of the Second World War, and three portraits of the Synagogue's honourary presidents.
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MG 2 B 1ii
MG 3 B 23
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
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