This accession consists of electronic copies of original textual records, documenting the Jewish community of Owen Sound, Ontario. The records include a community draw ticket (1959); the Canadian Jewish Congress Educational Department code of practice, for discussion at the sixth regional conference on Jewish education (1957); a page from a donation ledger for the United Palestine Appeal (1948); the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue historic plaquing program book (1991); and an employment contract between the Synagogue and Rabbi H. Lasher (1962).
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the documents in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-11.
Jeff Elie is the current president of Beth Ezekiel Synagogue in Owen Sound. For a history of the Synagogue and the Owen Sound Jewish community, see the OJA's Small Communities Exhbit: http://ontariojewisharchives.org/exhibits/osjc/communities/owensound/index.html
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession consists of two scanned photographs documenting Ruth Gorbet in two Little Theatre productions. The first photograph is of Ruth playing Sherry in a local production of Bus Stop in 1965. The second image is of Ruth playing Yenta in Fiddler on the Ruth in 1980.
These photographs were donated as part of the Small Jewish Ontario Communities initiative. The donor kept the originals and provided the OJA with the scans.
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
This accession consists of electronic photographs of the Levison family from Owen Sound, Ontario. Included in the photos are Rabbi Manfred Levison and his wife Rega, their daughters Miriam and Lottie and their son Benny. Also pictured are Miriam's husband Mike Rabovsky and daughter Goldie, as well as Lottie's husband Ralph Glass and daughters Rochelle and Janice. The photographs depict the family at Harrison Park in Owen Sound, at Sauble Beach, and in Toronto after the family moved to Palmerston Avenue.
The textual records consist of a German birth certificate for Rabbi Levison, a marriage certificate for Rabbi Levison and Rega Wolf and a marriage certificate for his parents Leib Levisohn and Josefine (née Kaufmann) Levisohn.
Lottie Glass is the daughter of Rabbi Manfred Levison and Rega (née Wolf) Levison. She had a sister name Miriam (m. Rabovsky) and a brother Benny. The family moved to Canada in 1947, after living in China from 1939 on. The family first settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta and in 1949, moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. They then came to Ontario in 1950 and lived in Welland and then Owen Sound from 1950 to 1952. In the summer of 1952, the family moved to Toronto and lived on Palmerston Avenue. However, Miriam and her husband Mike Rabovsky stayed behind in Owen Sound. After the death of his wife in 1954, Rabbi Levison travelled to the United States in search of work, finally settling in Brooklyn, New York.
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